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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B3.15

Existing Regulations

B3.15: Small-scale indoor research and development projects using nanoscale materials
Siting, construction, modification, operation, and decommissioning of facilities for indoor small-scale research and development projects and small-scale pilot projects using nanoscale materials in accordance with applicable requirements (such as engineering, worker safety, procedural, and administrative regulations) necessary to ensure the containment of any hazardous materials. Construction and modification activities would be within or contiguous to a previously disturbed or developed area (where active utilities and currently used roads are readily accessible).

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  • September 9, 2016

    High Performance PEFC Electrode Structures
    Award Number: DE-EE0007652
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.15
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 8/11/2016
    Location(s): CT
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 9, 2016

    GaAsP/Si Tandem Solar Cells: Pathway to Low-Cost, High-Efficiency Photovoltaics
    Award Number: DE-EE0007539
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.15
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 8/11/2016
    Location(s): OH
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 26, 2016

    Fundamental Studies of Surface-Functionalized Mesoporous Carbons for Thermodynamic Stabilizationand Reversibility of Metal Hydrides
    Award Number: DE-EE0007656
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.15
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 8/15/2016
    Location(s): MO
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • June 11, 2016

    Low‐Cost Nanostructured Substrates for Efficient Epitaxial Lift‐Off of III‐V Solar Cells
    Award Number: DE-EE0007369
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.15
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 4/8/2016
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • February 26, 2016

    Real Property Lease at Sustainable, Energy, and Environment Complex (SEEC) – NREL Tracking No. 13-015
    Award Number: DE-AC36-08GO28308
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.15
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
    Date: 03/20/14
    Location(s): CO
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • February 25, 2016

    High-Temperature Thermochemical Storage with Redox-Stable Perovskites for Concentrating Solar Power
    Award Number: DE-EE0006537
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.15
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 03/13/2014
    Location(s): CO
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • May 15, 2015

    Design and Synthesis of Materials with High Capacities for Hydrogen Physisorption
    Award Number: DE-EE0007048
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B3.15, B1.31
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 05/15/2015
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • April 2, 2015

    Innovative Non PGM Catalysts for CHP Relevant Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells
    Award Number: DE-EE0006965
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B3.15
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 04/02/2015
    Location(s): MA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 20, 2015

    PVMI Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium
    Award Number: DE-EE0004946
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.15, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technology Program
    Date: 03/20/2015
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 10, 2014

    Sacrificial Protective Coating Materials that can be Regenerated In-Situ to Enable High Performance Membranes
    Award Number: DE-EE0005759
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.15
    Date: 12/10/2014
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 2, 2014

    Novel Membranes and Systems for Industrial and Municipal Water Purification and Reuse
    Award Number: DE-EE0005771
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.15
    Date: 12/2/2014
    Location(s): NY
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 24, 2014

    Building 440 CNM Clean Room Expansion
    CX(s) Applied: B3.15
    Date: 41906
    Location(s): Illinois
    Offices(s): Argonne Site Office

  • September 9, 2014

    Rapid Development of Hybrid Perovskites and Novel Tandem Architectures
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.15
    Date: 09/09/2014
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office
    Technology Office: Solar Energy Technologies
    Award Number: DE-EE0006710

  • August 13, 2014

    Nanostructured Bulk Thermoelectric Generator for Efficient Power Harvesting for Self-powered Sensor Networks – Boise State University
    CX(s) Applied: B3.15
    Date: 41864
    Location(s): Idaho
    Offices(s): Nuclear Energy

  • August 13, 2014

    Perovskite Solar Cells for High-Efficiency Tandems
    CX(s) Applied: B3.15
    Date: 08/13/2014
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office
    Technology Office: Solar Energy Technologies
    Award Number: DE-EE0006707

  • May 21, 2014

    Small-Scale Research and Development Projects Using Nanoscale Materials, 300 Area
    CX(s) Applied: B3.15
    Date: 05/21/2014
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): River Protection-Richland Operations Office

  • February 18, 2014

    Materials Characterization Laboratory & Radiological/Environment, Safety and Health Training Facility Construction Project
    CX(s) Applied: B1.15, B1.16, B1.17, B1.23, B1.33, B3.15
    Date: 02/18/2014
    Location(s): New York
    Offices(s): Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program

  • November 19, 2013

    Multiphase Nanocrystalline Ceramic Concept for Nuclear Fuel
    CX(s) Applied: B3.15
    Date: 11/19/2013
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

  • October 31, 2013

    Development of a Nano-modified Concrete for Next Generation of Storage Systems - Vanderbilt University
    CX(s) Applied: B3.15
    Date: 10/31/2013
    Location(s): Idaho
    Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

  • August 5, 2013

    Categorical Exclusion Determination for Indoor, Small- and Pilot-Scale Research and Development
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B1.7, B3.6, B3.10, B3.12, B3.15, B5.1, B5.15
    Date: 08/05/2013
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): Berkeley Site Office

  • July 3, 2013

    Outdoor, Small-and Pilot-Scale Research and Development
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B1.24, B3.4, B3.6, B3.8, B3.10, B3.12, B3.13, B3.15
    Date: 07/03/2013
    Location(s): Tennessee
    Offices(s): Oak Ridge Office

  • June 24, 2013

    Small-Scale Research and Development Projects Using Nanoscale Materials, 300 Area, Richland, Washington
    CX(s) Applied: B3.15
    Date: 06/24/2013
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): River Protection-Richland Operations Office

  • December 4, 2012

    PMVI Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.15, B3.6
    Date: 12/04/2012
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 25, 2012

    Development of Light Water Reactor Fuels with Enhanced Accident Tolerance - AREVA Federal Services LLC
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B3.15
    Date: 09/25/2012
    Location(s): Florida, Wisconsin
    Offices(s): Nuclear Energy

  • July 19, 2012

    Departmental Benchscale Research Conducted at Brookhaven National Laboratory
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B3.15
    Date: 07/19/2012
    Location(s): New York
    Offices(s): Brookhaven Site Office