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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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  • February 2, 2016

    Blade Shipping Joint for Simple Assembly
    Award Number: DE-EE0007259
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Wind Power
    Date: 02/02/2016
    Location(s): NY
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • January 28, 2016

    Biomass Electrochemical Reactor for Upgrading Biorefinery Waste to Industrial Chemicals and Hydrogen
    Award Number: DE-EE0007105
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 01/28/2016
    Location(s): OH
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • January 26, 2016

    Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation
    Award Number: DE-EE0006926
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B1.31, B3.6
    Advanced Manufacturing Office
    Date: 01/26/2016
    Location(s): TN
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • January 26, 2016

    Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation
    Award Number: DE-EE0006926
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B1.31, B3.6
    Advanced Manufacturing Office
    Date: 01/26/2016
    Location(s): TN
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • January 19, 2016

    Integrated Electric Drive with HV2 Modular Electric Machine and SiC Based Power Converters
    Award Number: DE-EE0007255
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Advanced Manufacturing
    Date: 01/19/2016
    Location(s): OH
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • January 12, 2016

    Optimized Composite Prototype for Archimedes Turbine Manufacture
    Award Number: DE-EE0007427
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Water Power Technologies Office
    Date: 01/12/2016
    Location(s): IN
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • January 4, 2016

    The Design and Development of a Composite Hydropower Turbine Runner
    Award Number: DE-EE0007248
    CX(s) Applied: A9,B3.6
    Wind and Water Program
    Date: 01/04/2016
    Location(s): CO
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 23, 2015

    Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES)
    Award Number: DE-EE0007177
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 12/23/15
    Location(s): TX
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 22, 2015

    Highly-Accessible Catalysts for Durable High-Power Performance
    Award Number: DE-EE0007271
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 12/22/15
    Location(s): MI
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 22, 2015

    Microgrid-Integrated Solar-Storage Technology
    Award Number: DE-EE0007166
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 12/22/15
    Location(s): IL
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 22, 2015

    Beneficial Integration of Energy Storage and Load Management with PV
    Award Number: DE-EE0007163
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.16
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 12/22/15
    Location(s): TN
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 22, 2015

    Advancing Hydrogen Dispenser Technology by Using Innovative Intelligent Networks
    Award Number: DE-EE0007273
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.22
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 12/22/15
    Location(s): MA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 17, 2015

    A Cost-Disruptive, Low Impact, Modular Form Factor Low-Head Hydropower system
    Award Number: DE-EE0007243
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Wind and Water Power Technologies Office
    Date: 12/17/2015
    Location(s): MA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 10, 2015

    RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR LOW IMPACT HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT
    Award Number: DE-EE0007246
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Water Power Technologies Office
    Date: 12/10/2015
    Location(s): ND
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 3, 2015

    Highly Active, Durable, and Ultra-low PGM NSTF Thin Film ORR Catalysts and Supports
    Award Number: DE-FOA-0007270
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 12/03/2015
    Location(s): MN
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 3, 2015

    The French Modular Impoundment
    Award Number: DE-FOA-0007244
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Wind and Water Power Technologies Office
    Date: 12/03/2015
    Location(s): MA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 3, 2015

    Novel Hybrid Microbial Electrochemical System for Efficient Hydrogen Generation from Biomass
    Award Number: DE-FOA-0007269
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.15
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 12/03/2015
    Location(s): OR
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • November 13, 2015

    Corrosion-resistant non-carbon electrocatalyst supports for PEFCs
    Award Number: DE- EE-0007272
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6

  • November 5, 2015

    Administration of the Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Prize
    Award Number: DE- EE-0006738
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Water Power Program
    Date: 11/05/2015
    Location(s): MI
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • November 3, 2015

    Continuous Fiber Composite Electrofusion Couplers
    Award Number: DE- EE-0007274
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 11/03/2015
    Location(s): NY
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • November 2, 2015

    Regional Algal Feedstock Testbed Partnership
    Award Number: DE- EE-0006269
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 11/02/2015
    Location(s): AZ
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • October 26, 2015

    Upgrading Lignin-containing Biorefinery Residues for Bioplastics
    Award Number: DE- EE-0007104
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 10/26/2015
    Location(s): TX
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • October 20, 2015

    Production of High Performance Lubricants from Cellulosic Sugar
    Award Number: DE- EE-0007007
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 10/20/2015
    Location(s): MN
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • October 19, 2015

    Reducing Soft Costs through Hardware Innovation - Phase II
    Award Number: DE- EE-0007199
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 10/19/2015
    Location(s): HI
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • October 13, 2015

    NREL – Power to Gas Pilot Skid Project; NREL Tracking No. 15-017
    Award Number: DE-AC36-08GO28308
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, DOE/EA-1968
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
    Date: 10/13/2015
    Location(s): CO
    Office(s): Golden Field Office