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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B3.3

Existing Regulations

B3.3: Research related to conservation of fish, wildlife, and cultural resources
Field and laboratory research, inventory, and information collection activities that are directly related to the conservation of fish and wildlife resources or to the protection of cultural resources, provided that such activities would not have the potential to cause significant impacts on fish and wildlife habitat or populations or to cultural resources.

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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  • December 18, 2013

    Using Multiple In Situ Approaches to Assess Fish Communities and their Connectivity in the Vicinity of Natural Rocky Outcrops and an Adjacent Active Wave Energy Conversion Site in the Pacific Northwest
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.3
    Date: 12/18/2013
    Location(s): Oregon, Oregon
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 17, 2013

    Measuring Changes in Ambient Noise Levels from the Installation and Operation of a Wave Energy Converter in the Coastal Ocean
    CX(s) Applied: B3.3
    Date: 12/17/2013
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 17, 2013

    Interactions of Aquatic Animals with the Ocean Renewable Power Company TidGen(R) in Cobscook Bay, Maine: Monitoring Behavior Change and Assessing the Probability of Encounter with a Deployed Marine Hydrokinetic Device
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.3
    Date: 12/17/2013
    Location(s): Maine, Maine
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 17, 2013

    Assessment of Potential Impact of Electromagnetic Fields from Undersea Cable on Migratory Fish Behavior
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.3
    Date: 12/17/2013
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 16, 2013

    Effects of Electromagnetic Field Emissions from Cables and Junction Boxes on Marine Species
    CX(s) Applied: B3.2, B3.3
    Date: 12/16/2013
    Location(s): Florida
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 5, 2013

    Marine Mammal Behavioral Response to Tidal Turbine Sound
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.3
    Date: 12/05/2013
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 15, 2013

    Wind Generator Project
    CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B3.3
    Date: 08/15/2013
    Location(s): Michigan
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • May 28, 2013

    Road Maintenance on roads Used to Access Groundwater Monitoring Wells South of the Tuba City, Arizona, Uranium Mill Tailing Remedial Action Title I Site
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B3.3, B6.1
    Date: 05/28/2013
    Location(s): Arizona
    Offices(s): Legacy Management

  • February 6, 2013

    Gulf Offshore Wind Project
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B3.2, B3.3, B3.6, B3.16
    Date: 02/06/2013
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • November 15, 2012

    Cultural Resources Testing and Preservation Project
    CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B3.3
    Date: 11/15/2012
    Location(s): Illinois
    Offices(s): Fermi Site Office

  • November 5, 2012

    Partial Validation of Coupled Models and Optimization of Materials for Offshore Wind Structures
    CX(s) Applied: B3.3, B3.16, B5.18
    Date: 11/05/2012
    Location(s): Maine
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 24, 2012

    Underwater Active Acoustic Monitoring Network for Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Projects
    CX(s) Applied: B3.3
    Date: 09/24/2012
    Location(s): Maine
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • July 19, 2012

    Acoustic Monitoring of Beluga Whale Interactions with Cook Inlet Tidal Energy Project
    CX(s) Applied: B3.3
    Date: 07/19/2012
    Location(s): Alaska
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • May 17, 2012

    Port Graham Community Building Biomass Heating Design Project
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B3.3
    Date: 05/17/2012
    Location(s): Alaska
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 30, 2012

    Clinch River Environmental Studies Organization (CRESO) Partners Wetland Project
    CX(s) Applied: B3.3, B3.8
    Date: 03/30/2012
    Location(s): Tennessee
    Offices(s): Oak Ridge Office

  • March 5, 2012

    Clinch River Environmental Studies Organization (CRESO) 2012 Education/Research Program Activities
    CX(s) Applied: B3.3
    Date: 03/05/2012
    Location(s): Tennessee
    Offices(s): Oak Ridge Office

  • February 1, 2012

    Modeling Wildlife Densities and Habitat Across Temporal and Spatial Scales on the Mid-Atlantic Continental Shelf
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.2, B3.3, B3.16
    Date: 02/01/2012
    Location(s): Maine
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • January 30, 2012

    Response to Increasing Turbine Cut-ln Speed at the Sheffield Wind Farm, Vermont
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.3
    Date: 01/30/2012
    Location(s): Vermont
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • January 10, 2012

    Deepwater Offshore Bat and Avian Monitoring Program
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B3.3, B3.16
    Date: 01/10/2012
    Location(s): Maine
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 21, 2011

    The Potential lmpacts of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Intakes on Aquatic Organisms at an OTEC Site under Development on Kauai, Hawaii
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.3, B3.6
    Date: 12/21/2011
    Location(s): Hawaii
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • July 15, 2011

    Acoustic Effects of Hydrokinetic Tidal Turbines
    CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B3.3
    Date: 07/15/2011
    Location(s): Washington
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • July 15, 2011

    Development of Post-Installation Monitoring Capabilities
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B3.3
    Date: 07/15/2011
    Location(s): Washington
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • May 25, 2011

    Acoustic Effects of Hydrokinetic Tidal Turbines
    CX(s) Applied: B3.3, B3.6
    Date: 05/25/2011
    Location(s): Snohomish County, Washington
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • May 2, 2011

    The Potential Impacts of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Intakes on Aquatic Organisms at an OTEC Site under Development on Kauai, Hawaii
    CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B3.3, B3.6
    Date: 05/02/2011
    Location(s): Kauai, Hawaii
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • December 15, 2010

    Subtask 5.9 ? Finalizing American Society for Testing and Materials Method
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.3
    Date: 12/15/2010
    Location(s): Grand Forks, North Dakota
    Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory