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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

  • August 17, 2015

    Advanced Energy Tower, High Efficiency Receiver (AETHER)
    Award Number: DE-EE0007115
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.17
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/17/2015
    Location(s): CO
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 13, 2015

    Demonstration of High-Temperature Calcium-Based Thermochemical Storage System for use with Concentrating Solar Power Facilities
    Award Number: DE-EE0007116
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.17
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/13/2015
    Location(s): NC
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 13, 2015

    Advanced Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Cycles
    Award Number: DE-EE0007120
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/13/2015
    Location(s): WI
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 13, 2015

    Standardized Drifting Noise Measurement Systems and Integrated Data Products
    Award Number: DE-EE0006786
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Water Power Program
    Date: 08/13/2015
    Location(s): NH
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 13, 2015

    THF Co-Solvent Biomass Fractionation to Catalytic Fuel Precursors with High Yields
    Award Number: DE-EE0007006
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/13/2015
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 12, 2015

    Engineering Thermophiles to Produce Drop-In Biofuels from Syngas
    Award Number: DE-EE0007008
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/12/2015
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 5, 2015

    Microchannel Solar Receiver Development
    Award Number: DE-EE0007108
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.15
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/05/2015
    Location(s): OR
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 5, 2015

    Building Efficiency Technologies by Tomorrow’s Engineers and Researchers (BETTER) Capstone
    Award Number: DE-EE0007133
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Building Technologies Office
    Date: 08/05/2015
    Location(s): GA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 3, 2015

    Regenerative Carbonate – and Silicate-Based Thermochemical Energy Storage System for Concentrating Solar Power
    Award Number: DE-EE0006535
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/03/2015
    Location(s): NC
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 3, 2015

    High Temperature Thermochemical Storage with Redox-Stable Perovskites for Concentrating Solar Power
    Award Number: DE-EE0006537
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/03/2015
    Location(s): CO
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 3, 2015

    Plug and Play Photovoltaics for American Homes
    Award Number: DE-EE0006035
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.15
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 08/03/2015
    Location(s): MA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • 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