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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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  • May 30, 2014

    Distributed Fiber Sensing Systems for 3D Combustion Temperature Field Monitoring in Coal-Fired Boilers
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 05/30/2014
    Location(s): Massachusetts
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 28, 2014

    Distributed Fiber Sensing Systems for 3D Combustion Temperature Field Monitoring in Coal-Fired Boilers
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 05/28/2014
    Location(s): Connecticut
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 28, 2014

    Distributed Fiber Sensing Systems for 3D Combustion Temperature Field Monitoring in Coal-Fired Boilers
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 05/28/2014
    Location(s): Connecticut
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 29, 2014

    Connectivity Between Fractures and Pores in Hydrocarbon-Rich Mudrocks
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 04/29/2014
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 28, 2014

    Recovery Act: Slipstream Testing of a Membrane Carbon Dioxide Capture Process for Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants
    CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6
    Date: 04/28/2014
    Location(s): CX: none
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 28, 2014

    Reducing the Impacts of Deterioration of Well Cement Technology
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 04/28/2014
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 28, 2014

    Reducing the Impacts of Deterioration of Well Cement Technology
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 04/28/2014
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 28, 2014

    Non-Newtonian Multiphase Laboratory
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 04/28/2014
    Location(s): West Virginia
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 28, 2014

    A Portable, Two-Stage, Antifouling Hollow Fiber Membrane Nanofiltration Process
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6
    Date: 04/28/2014
    Location(s): New Mexico
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 28, 2014

    A Portable, Two-Stage, Antifouling Hollow Fiber Membrane Nanofiltration Process
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6
    Date: 04/28/2014
    Location(s): New Mexico
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 28, 2014

    High Pressure Immersion and Reactive Transport Laboratory
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 04/28/2014
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 28, 2014

    Oxy-Fired Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustion - Phase II
    CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6
    Date: 04/28/2014
    Location(s): CX: none
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 28, 2014

    Recovery Act: Slipstream Testing of a Membrane Carbon Dioxide Capture Process for Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants
    CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6
    Date: 04/28/2014
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 21, 2014

    Deepwater Reverse-Circulation Primary Cementing
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6
    Date: 04/21/2014
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 21, 2014

    High Temperature Laboratory
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 04/21/2014
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 18, 2014

    Recovery Act: Development of Ion-Transport Membrane Oxygen Technology for Integration in Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 04/18/2014
    Location(s): Utah
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 17, 2014

    Measurement of Hydrocarbon and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Uncharacterized Area Sources
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.1, B3.6
    Date: 04/17/2014
    Location(s): Utah, Utah, Utah, Colorado, Colorado
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 17, 2014

    Measurement of Hydrocarbon and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Uncharacterized Area Sources
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.1, B3.6
    Date: 04/17/2014
    Location(s): Utah, Utah
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 17, 2014

    Deployable Commercial Rooftop Solar Electric System
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.16
    Date: 04/17/2014
    Location(s): New York
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • April 15, 2014

    Field Demonstration of a Novel Eco-Friendly Production Enhancement Process
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6
    Date: 04/15/2014
    Location(s): CX: none
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 15, 2014

    Jordan School District and Utah Transit Authority Compressed Natural Gas Buses
    CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6
    Date: 04/15/2014
    Location(s): Utah, Utah
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 15, 2014

    Smart Cementing Materials and Drilling Muds for Real-Time Monitoring of Deepwater Wellbore Enhancement
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6, B3.7
    Date: 04/15/2014
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 11, 2014

    High Resolution 3-Dimensional Laser Imaging for Inspection, Maintenance, Repair, and Operations - Phase II
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 04/11/2014
    Location(s): Colorado
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 9, 2014

    Subtask 2.20: Energy and Environmental Research Center Evaluation of Tight Oil Formations
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 04/09/2014
    Location(s): North Dakota
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 8, 2014

    Recovery Act: Development of Ion-Transport Membrane Oxygen Technology for Integration in Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle
    CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6
    Date: 04/08/2014
    Location(s): Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory