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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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  • September 23, 2014

    Florida Atlantic University
    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 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 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 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

  • 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 29, 2014

    A Hybrid Catalytic Route to Fuels from Biomass Syngas
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 05/29/2014
    Location(s): Georgia, Illinois
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • 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

  • May 27, 2014

    Modular Carbon Dioxide Capture Facility Decommission - Building 84, Room 124
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 05/27/2014
    Location(s): Pennsylvania
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 27, 2014

    Development of Advanced CFD Tools for Enhanced Prediction of Explosion Pressure Development and …
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6, B3.11
    Date: 05/27/2014
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 13, 2014

    Reduced Mode Sapphire Waveguide and Distributed Sensing System
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 05/13/2014
    Location(s): Virginia
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 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): Connecticut
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 8, 2014

    ZERT II: Investigating the Fundamental Issues of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration
    CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6
    Date: 05/08/2014
    Location(s): Montana
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 8, 2014

    ZERT II: Investigating the Fundamental Issues of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 05/08/2014
    Location(s): Montana
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 8, 2014

    Subtask 2.20: EERC Evaluation of Tight Oil Formations
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 05/08/2014
    Location(s): North Dakota
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 5, 2014

    Design of SC Walls and Slabs for Impulsive Loading - Purdue University
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 05/05/2014
    Location(s): Idaho
    Offices(s): Nuclear Energy

  • 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