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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

  • July 16, 2015

    Engineering Clostridia For N-Butanol Production From Lignocellulosic Biomass And CO2
    Award Number: DE-EE0007005
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 07/16/2015
    Location(s): OH
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • July 6, 2015

    Tandem Particle-Slurry Batch Reactors For Solar Water Splitting
    Award Number: DE-EE0006963
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 07/06/2015
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • June 26, 2015

    Ultrasonic Bat Deterrent Technology
    Award Number: DE-EE0007035
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.3, B3.6
    Wind Program
    Date: 06/26/2015
    Location(s): NY
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • June 24, 2015

    Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Constructions
    Award Number: DE-EE0007056
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B3.6
    Building Technologies Office
    Date: 06/24/2015
    Location(s): FL
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • June 17, 2015

    Hydro Research Foundation University Research Awards - HRF - Northern Arizona University
    Award Number: DE-EE0002668/EE0006506
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Water Power Program
    Date: 06/17/2015
    Location(s): AZ
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • June 17, 2015

    Hydro Research Foundation University Research Awards - HRF - Oregon State University 2
    Award Number: DE-EE0002668/EE0006506
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B3.6
    Water Power Program
    Date: 06/17/2015
    Location(s): OR
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • June 12, 2015

    High Performance Building Envelope Assemblies
    Award Number: DE-EE0007054, 7059, 7060
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6, B3.1
    Building Technologies Office
    Date: 06/12/2015
    Location(s): MD
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • June 4, 2015

    Hydro Research Foundation University Research Awards - HRF - Oregon State University Berkeley
    Award Number: DE-EE0002668/EE0006506
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Water Power Program
    Date: 06/04/2015
    Location(s): OR
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • June 4, 2015

    Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation
    Award Number: DE-EE0006926
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B1.31, B3.6
    Advanced Manufacturing Office
    Date: 06/04/2015
    Location(s): TN
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • June 4, 2015

    Hydro Research Foundation University Research Awards - HRF - University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Award Number: DE-EE0002668/EE0006506
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.16, B3.6
    Water Power Program
    Date: 06/04/2015
    Location(s): MA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • June 4, 2015

    Hydro Research Foundation University Research Awards - HRF - Colorado School of Mines 2
    Award Number: DE-EE0002668/EE0006506
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6
    Water Power Program
    Date: 06/04/2015
    Location(s): CO
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • June 4, 2015

    Hydro Research Foundation University Research Awards - HRF - Washington State University
    Award Number: DE-EE0002668/EE0006506
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Water Power Program
    Date: 06/04/2015
    Location(s): WA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • June 3, 2015

    Administration of the Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Prize
    Award Number: DE-EE0006738
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Water Power Program
    Date: 06/03/2015
    Location(s): MI
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • June 3, 2015

    Next Generation Logistics Systems for Delivering Optimal Biomass Feedstocks to Biorefining Industries in the Southeastern United States
    Award Number: DE-EE0006639
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.15
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 06/03/2015
    Location(s): TN
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • June 2, 2015

    High-Capacity and Low-Cost Hydrogen-Storage Sorbents for Automotive Applications
    Award Number: DE-EE0007049
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 06/02/2015
    Location(s): TX
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • May 29, 2015

    Renewable Acid-hydrolysis Condensation Hydrotreating (REACH) Pilot Plant
    Award Number: DE-EE0006244
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 05/29/2015
    Location(s): WA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • May 21, 2015

    Sweet Hydrogen: High-yield Production of Hydrogen from Biomass Sugars Catalyzed by in vitro Synthetic Biosystems
    Award Number: DE-EE0006968
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 05/21/2015
    Location(s): VA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • May 20, 2015

    Low-GWP HVAC System with Ultra-Small Centrifugal Compression
    Award Number: DE-EE0007042
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Building Technologies Office
    Date: 05/20/2015
    Location(s): NJ
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • May 20, 2015

    Membrane Based Air Conditioning
    Award Number: DE-EE0007041
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Building Technologies Office
    Date: 05/20/2015
    Location(s): FL
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • May 20, 2015

    Azura Demonstration at the Navy's Wave Energy Test Site
    Award Number: DE-EE0006923
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Water Power Program
    Date: 05/20/2015
    Location(s): OR
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • May 20, 2015

    Hydrogen Adsorbents with High Volumetric Density: New Materials and System Projections
    Award Number: DE-EE0007046
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 05/20/2015
    Location(s): MI
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • May 19, 2015

    Development of non-PGM Catalysts for Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction in Alkaline Media
    Award Number: DE-EE0006962
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 05/19/2015
    Location(s): NM
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • May 19, 2015

    Compact Thermoelastic Cooling System
    Award Number: DE-EE0007043
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Building Technologies Office
    Date: 05/19/2015
    Location(s): MD
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • May 19, 2015

    Low Cost Electrochemical Compressors Utilizing Green Refrigerants for HVAC Applications
    Award Number: DE-EE0007040
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Building Technologies Office
    Date: 05/19/2015
    Location(s): DE
    Office(s): Golden Field Office