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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B3.6

Existing Regulations

B3.6: Small-scale research and development, laboratory operations, and pilot projects
Siting, construction, modification, operation, and decommissioning of facilities for small-scale research and development projects; conventional laboratory operations (such as preparation of chemical standards and sample analysis); and small-scale pilot projects (generally less than 2 years) frequently conducted to verify a concept before demonstration actions, provided that construction or modification would be within or contiguous to a previously disturbed or developed area (where active utilities and currently used roads are readily accessible). Not included in this category are demonstration actions, meaning actions that are undertaken at a scale to show whether a technology would be viable on a larger scale and suitable for commercial deployment.

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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  • August 25, 2015

    Gas Analysis Services
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 41876
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 20, 2015

    Compressor-less Hydrogen Refueling Station
    Award Number: DE-EE0006966
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 04/20/15
    Location(s): IL
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • April 20, 2015

    Production of High Performance Lubricants from Cellulosic Sugar
    Award Number: DE-EE0007007
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 04/20/15
    Location(s): CO
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • 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 15, 2015

    Advanced Catalysts and MEAs for Reversible Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells
    Award Number: DE-EE0006960
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 04/15/15
    Location(s): MA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • April 15, 2015

    High Performance Platinum Group Metal Free Membrane Electrode Assemblies Through Control of Interfacial Processes
    Award Number: DE-EE0006958
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 04/15/15
    Location(s): CT
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • April 14, 2015

    Rapidly Deployable Advanced Integrated Low Head Hydropower Turbine Prototype
    Award Number: DE-EE0006928
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Water Power Program
    Date: 04/14/15
    Location(s): PA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • April 2, 2015

    Reducing BOS costs, improving reliability, and enabling safety shutdown of solar installations through module-integrated electronics
    Award Number: DE-EE0006682
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 04/02/2015
    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 24, 2015

    Facilitated Direct Liquid Fuel Cells with High Temperature Membrane Electrode Assemblies
    Award Number: DE-EE0006959
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 03/24/2015
    Location(s): CT
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 20, 2015

    Highly Stable Anion-Exchange Membranes for High-Voltage Redox-Flow Batteries
    Award Number: DE-EE0006964
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 03/20/2015
    Location(s): DE
    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

  • March 16, 2015

    One Step Hydrogen Reforming through Sorption Enhanced Reforming
    Award Number: DE-EE0005770
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Advancing Manufacturing Office
    Date: 03/16/2015
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 16, 2015

    Automated Manufacturing of Innovative CPV/PV Supercells
    Award Number: DE-EE0006812
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Solar Energy Technology Program
    Date: 03/16/2015
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 4, 2015

    Cost-Optimized Modular Helical Rotors Turbine-Generator System for Small Hydro Power Plants
    Award Number: DE-EE0006927
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Water Power Program
    Date: 03/04/2015
    Location(s): WI
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • January 28, 2015

    Continuous Membrane Assisted IBE fermentation from AVAP(R) Sugars
    Award Number: DE-EE0006879
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 01/28/2015
    Location(s): GA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • January 15, 2015

    High Thermal Conductivity Polymer Composites for Low Cost Plastic Heat Exchangers
    Award Number: DE-EE0005775
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 01/15/2015
    Location(s): CT
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • January 14, 2015

    Catalytic Processes for Production of alpha, omega-diols from Lignocellulosic Biomass
    Award Number: DE-EE0006878
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.15
    Date: 01/14/2015
    Location(s): WI
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • January 14, 2015

    Biomass Conversion to Acrylonitrile Monomer-Precursor for Production of Carbon Fibers
    Award Number: DE-EE0006781
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.15
    Date: 01/14/2015
    Location(s): NC
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • January 6, 2015

    Lactic Acid Producing Methanotrophic Bacteria (LPMB) for Biological Upgrading of Biomethane
    Award Number: DE-EE0006876
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.15
    Date: 01/06/2015
    Location(s): MN
    Office(s): Golden Field 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

    Bio-Oxo Technology
    Award Number: DE-EE0005773
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 12/18/2014
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 17, 2014

    Advanced Laboratory and Field Arrays (ALFA) for Marine Energy
    Award Number: DE-EE0006816
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 12/17/2014
    Location(s): OR
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 17, 2014

    Low-Cost Bio-Based Carbon Fiber for High-Temperature Processing
    Award Number: DE-EE0005779
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 12/17/2014
    Location(s): OH
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 11, 2014

    Current Energy Harnessing using Synergistic Kinematics of Schools of Fish-Shaped Bodies
    Award Number: DE-EE0006780
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 12/11/2014
    Location(s): MI
    Office(s): Golden Field Office