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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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  • October 16, 2014

    Automated Manufacturing of Innovative CPV/PV Modules
    Award Number: DE-EE0006812
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 10/16/2014
    Location(s): California
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 23, 2014

    Unobtrusive Multi-static Serial LiDAR Imager (UMSLI) for Wide-area Surveillance and Identificaiton of Marine Life at MHK Installations
    Award: DE-EE0006787
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Water Power Program
    Date: 09/23/2014
    Location(s): Florida
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 22, 2014

    Bench-Scale Development of a Non-Aqueous Solvent Carbon Dioxide Capture Process
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 09/11/2014
    Location(s): Norway
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 9, 2014

    Subsea High Voltage Direct Current Connectors for Environmentally Safe and Reliable Powering of UDW…
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6
    Date: 05/09/2014
    Location(s): New York
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • July 9, 2014

    Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) - B25 205/206
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 07/09/2014
    Location(s): West Virginia
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • July 9, 2014

    Advanced High Energy Li-ion Cell for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle and Electric Vehicle Application
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 07/09/2014
    Location(s): Maryland
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • July 9, 2014

    300-296 Waste Site Retrieval Pilot Project
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 07/09/2014
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): River Protection-Richland Operations Office

  • July 3, 2014

    PNNL Projects Involving Small-Scale Research and Development, Laboratory Operations, and Pilot Projects in the 300 Area
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 07/03/2014
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): River Protection-Richland Operations Office

  • July 2, 2014

    Achieving Hydrogen Storage Goals through High-Strength Fiber Glass
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 07/02/2014
    Location(s): North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Washington
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • July 2, 2014

    Geomechanics Investigation of Carbon Dioxide Reservoir Seals
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 07/02/2014
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • July 2, 2014

    Geomechanics investigation of Carbon Dioxide Reservoir Seals
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 07/02/2014
    Location(s): Utah
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • June 26, 2014

    Integrated Characterization of Carbon Dioxide Storage Reservoirs on the Rock Springs Uplift Combining Geomechanical…
    CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6
    Date: 06/26/2014
    Location(s): Wyoming
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • June 25, 2014

    Quantitative Characterization of Impacts of Couple Geomechanics and Flow - Lab Experiments/Modeling
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 06/25/2014
    Location(s): Colorado
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • June 25, 2014

    Development of Geomechanical Screening Tools to Identify Risk: An Experimental & Modeling Approach for...
    CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6
    Date: 06/25/2014
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • June 25, 2014

    Quantitative Characterization of Impacts of Couple Geomechanics and Flow - Lab Experiments/Modeling
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 06/25/2014
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • June 23, 2014

    Nanostructured Silica Sorbent for Carbon Capture
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 06/23/2014
    Location(s): Delaware
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • June 23, 2014

    Vertically Aligned Carbon-Nanotubes Embedded in Ceramic Matrices for Hot Electrode Applications
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 06/23/2014
    Location(s): Nebraska
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • June 14, 2014

    Carbon Absorber Retrofit Equipment (CARE) - Site Relocation
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 06/23/2014
    Location(s): Colorado
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • June 14, 2014

    USC Autoclave
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 06/14/2014
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • June 12, 2014

    Evaluation of Deep Subsurface Resistivity Imaging for Hydrofracture Monitoring
    CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B3.6
    Date: 06/12/2014
    Location(s): Colorado
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • June 11, 2014

    Advanced Manufacturing for Thermal and Environmental Control Systems: Achieving National Energy Goals
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 06/11/2014
    Location(s): New York
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • June 5, 2014

    Precursor-Derived Nanostructured Si-C-X Materials for MHD Electrode Applications
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 06/05/2014
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • June 5, 2014

    Precursor-Derived Nanostructured Si-C-X Materials for MHD Electrode Applications
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 06/05/2014
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • June 3, 2014

    Hydro Research Foundation University Research Awards - MIT
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 06/03/2014
    Location(s): Massachusetts
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • June 3, 2014

    Water Treatment System for Effective Acid Mine Drainage Water Use in Hydraulic Fracturing
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 06/03/2014
    Location(s): Indiana, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory