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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B3.11

Existing Regulations

B3.11: Outdoor tests and experiments on materials and equipment components
Outdoor tests and experiments for the development, quality assurance, or reliability of materials and equipment (including, but not limited to, weapon system components) under controlled conditions. Covered actions include, but are not limited to, burn tests (such as tests of electric cable fire resistance or the combustion characteristics of fuels), impact tests (such as pneumatic ejector tests using earthen embankments or concrete slabs designated and routinely used for that purpose), or drop, puncture, water-immersion, or thermal tests. Covered actions would not involve source, special nuclear, or byproduct materials, except encapsulated sources manufactured to applicable standards that contain source, special nuclear, or byproduct materials may be used for nondestructive actions such as detector/sensor development and testing and first responder field training.

Previous Regulations

Categorical Exclusion Determinations dated before November 14th, 2011 were issued under previous DOE NEPA regulations. See the Notice of Final Rulemaking (76 FR 63763, 10/13/2011) for information changes to this categorical exclusion.

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  • June 11, 2016

    A new class of tandems: Optically coupled III-V/silicon module with outdoor efficiency exceeding 30%
    Award Number: DE-EE0007368
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.11
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 4/14/2016
    Location(s): AZ
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 11, 2016

    Atmospheric CO2 Capture and Membrane Delivery
    Award Number: DE-EE0007093
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.11
    Bioenergy Technology Office
    Date: 03/10/2016
    Location(s): AZ
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 3, 2016

    Waste Heat-to-Power Using Scroll Expander for Organic Rankine Bottoming Cycle
    Award Number: DE-EE0005767
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.11
    Advanced Manufacturing Offices
    Date: 03/03/2016
    Location(s): MA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • January 7, 2016

    U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (USPVMC) - Enabling America's Solar Revolution
    Award Number: DE-EE0004947
    CX(s) Applied: A9,B3.11
    Solar Energy Technology Office
    Date: 01/07/2016
    Location(s): NY
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • November 9, 2015

    Deepwater Methane Hydrate Characterization and Scientific Assessment
    CX(s) Applied: B3.11
    Date: 11/09/2015
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 18, 2015

    Enhancement of Optical Efficiency of CSP Mirrors and Receivers with Reduced O&M Cost via Near-Continuous Operation of Self-Cleaning Electrodynamic Screens
    Award Number: DE-EE0007119
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.11
    Solar Energy Technology Office
    Date: 09/18/2015
    Location(s): Massachusetts
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 10, 2015

    Novel Accelerated Aging Protocols for Photovoltaic Modules
    Award Number: DE-EE0007137
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.11
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 09/10/2015
    Location(s): AL
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • June 24, 2015

    Advanced, Energy-Efficient Hybrid Membrane System for Industrial Water Reuse
    Award Number: DE-EE0005758
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.11, B3.6
    Advanced Manufacturing Office
    Date: 06/24/2015
    Location(s): NC
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • June 2, 2015

    Prevention and Remediation of Sustained Casing Pressure (Phase 2) (Project# 11122-42) #1
    CX(s) Applied: B3.11
    Date: 06/02/2015
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 16, 2015

    Rotation-Enabled 7-DOF Seismometer for Geothermal Resource Development
    Award Number: DE-EE0005511
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.11
    Geothermal Technologies Office
    Date: 04/16/15
    Location(s): NM
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • April 16, 2015

    Ground-Based Laser Field Experiments
    CX(s) Applied: B3.11
    Date: 04/16/2015
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): Lawrence Livermore Site Office

  • February 9, 2015

    Vessel Burst Test, Site 300, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    CX(s) Applied: B3.11
    Date: 02/09/2015
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): Lawrence Livermore Site Office

  • December 22, 2014

    Directional Measurement-While-Drilling System for Geothermal Applications
    Award Number: DE-EE0005505
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.11
    Date: 12/22/2014
    Location(s): TX
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 18, 2014

    Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC)-776 (Zero Power Physics Reactor [ZPPR]) Roof Repairs/Replacement
    CX(s) Applied: B3.11
    Date: 12/18/2014
    Location(s): Idaho
    Offices(s): Nuclear Energy

  • December 1, 2014

    High Power Laser Tool and System for Unique Geothermal Well Completions
    Award Number: DE-EE0006270
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.11
    Date: 12/1 /2014
    Location(s): CO
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • June 12, 2014

    Marine Vibrator Prototype Demonstration Test
    CX(s) Applied: A1, A8, A9, A11, B3.11
    Date: 06/12/2014
    Location(s): CX: none
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • June 3, 2014

    Vessel Burst Test Site, Site 300, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    CX(s) Applied: B3.11
    Date: 06/03/2014
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): Lawrence Livermore Site Office

  • May 27, 2014

    Distributed Fiber Optic Arrays: Integrated Temperature and Seismic Sensing for Detection of Carbon Dioxide Flow..
    CX(s) Applied: B3.11
    Date: 05/27/2014
    Location(s): Alabama
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 27, 2014

    Development of Advanced CFD Tools for Enhanced Prediction of Explosion Pressure Development and …
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6, B3.11
    Date: 05/27/2014
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 27, 2014

    Zonal Isolation Improvements for Horizontal Wells Drilled in the Marcellus Shale
    CX(s) Applied: B3.11
    Date: 05/27/2014
    Location(s): Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 21, 2014

    MRCSP Phase III (Dennison Disp#1 (SWIW#11) Well Characterization) - Subtask 1.6
    CX(s) Applied: B3.11
    Date: 05/21/2014
    Location(s): Ohio
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 2, 2014

    Integrated Study Using Geology, Geophysics, Reservoir Models, and Rock Mechanics
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.11
    Date: 04/02/2014
    Location(s): Oklahoma
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • December 19, 2013

    Technology Integration Program
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6, B3.11
    Date: 12/19/2013
    Location(s): Oklahoma
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • December 19, 2013

    Technology Integration Program
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6, B3.11
    Date: 12/19/2013
    Location(s): Oklahoma
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • December 19, 2013

    Technology Integration Program
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6, B3.11
    Date: 12/19/2013
    Location(s): Oklahoma
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory