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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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  • November 14, 2014

    North Carolina State University
    Award Number: DE-EE0006521
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B1.31, B3.6
    Date: 11/14/2014
    Location(s): NC
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • November 14, 2014

    Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation
    Award Number: DE-EE0006714
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 11/14/2014
    Location(s): OH
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • November 13, 2014

    Brittmore Group LLC
    Award Number: DE-EE0006378
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.16
    Date: 11/13/2014
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • October 29, 2014

    Hydrothermal Liquefaction Pathways for Low-Nitrogen Biocrude from Wet Algae
    Award Number: DE-EE0006635
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.16, B3.6
    Date: 10/29/2014
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • October 16, 2014

    Automated Manufacturing of Innovative CPV/PV Modules
    Award Number: DE-EE0006812
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 10/16/2014
    Location(s): California
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 23, 2014

    Unobtrusive Multi-static Serial LiDAR Imager (UMSLI) for Wide-area Surveillance and Identificaiton of Marine Life at MHK Installations
    Award: DE-EE0006787
    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

    Single Silicon Integrated Circuit Photovoltaic Inverter
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 12/13/2011
    Location(s): North Carolina
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office
    Technology Office: Solar Energy Technologies
    Award Number: DE-EE0006692

  • September 9, 2014

    Printed Nano Cu and NiSi Contacts and Metallization for Solar Cell Modules
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 12/13/2011
    Location(s): New York
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office
    Technology Office: Solar Energy Technologies
    Award Number: DE-EE0006684

  • September 9, 2014

    Rapid Development of Hybrid Perovskites and Novel Tandem Architectures
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.15
    Date: 12/13/2011
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office
    Technology Office: Solar Energy Technologies
    Award Number: DE-EE0006710

  • 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

  • September 9, 2014

    Affordable, High-Performance, Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 12/13/2011
    Location(s): Maryland
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office
    Technology Office: Fuel Cell Technologies
    Award Number: DE-EE0006735

  • September 4, 2014

    Reducing Soft Costs Through Hardware Innovation
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 12/13/2011
    Location(s): Hawaii
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office
    Technology Office: Solar Energy Technologies
    Award Number: DE-EE0006689

  • September 4, 2014

    SMASH HIT 2
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 12/13/2011
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office
    Technology Office: Solar Energy Technologies
    Award Number: DE-EE0006693

  • September 3, 2014

    Improved Hydrogen Utilization and Carbon Recovery for Higher Efficiency Thermochemical Bio-oil Pathways
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 12/13/2011
    Location(s): North Carolina
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office
    Technology Office: Bioenergy Program
    Award Number: DE-EE0006636

  • September 3, 2014

    One-Step Super Emitters for High Efficiency Solar Cells
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 12/13/2011
    Location(s): Arizona
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office
    Technology Office: Solar Energy Technologies
    Award Number: DE-EE0006691

  • August 29, 2014

    Improved Hydrogen Utilization and Carbon Recovery for Higher Efficiency Thermochemical Bio-oil Pathways
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 12/13/2011
    Location(s): North Carolina
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office
    Technology Office: Bioenergy Program
    Award Number: DE-EE0006636

  • August 29, 2014

    One-Step Super Emitters for High Efficiency Solar Cells
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.16
    Date: 12/13/2011
    Location(s): Arkansas
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office
    Technology Office: Solar Energy Technologies
    Award Number: DE-EE0006691

  • August 27, 2014

    Geothermal Thermoelectric Generation (G-TEG) with integrated Temperature Driven Membrane Distillation and Novel Manganese Oxide for Lithium Extraction
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 12/13/2011
    Location(s): Georgia
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office
    Technology Office: Geothermal Technologies
    Award Number: DE-EE0006746

  • August 27, 2014

    Build and Test of a Novel, Commercial-Scale Wave Energy Direct0Drive Rotary Power Take-Off Under Realistic Open-Ocean Conditions
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 12/13/2011
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office
    Technology Office: Water Power Program
    Award Number: DE-EE0006610

  • August 25, 2014

    Higher Efficiency HVAC Motors
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 12/13/2011
    Location(s): Missouri
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office
    Technology Office: Building Technologies
    Award Number: DE-EE0006721

  • August 19, 2014

    Realization of Algae Potential
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.15
    Date: 12/13/2011
    Location(s): New Mexico
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office
    Technology Office: Bioenergy Program
    Award Number: DE-EE0006313

  • August 18, 2014

    Determination of Rare Earths in Geothermal Brines and Evaluation of Potential Extraction Techniques
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B3.6
    Date: 12/13/2011
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office
    Technology Office: Geothermal Technologies
    Award Number: DE-EE6750

  • August 18, 2014

    U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium - Enabling America's Solar Revolution
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.16
    Date: 12/13/2011
    Location(s): New York
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office
    Technology Office: Solar Energy Technologies
    Award Number: DE-EE0004947

  • August 18, 2014

    Transforming Ordinary Building into Smart Buildings via Low-Cost; Self-Powering Wireless Sensors & Sensor Networks
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 12/13/2011
    Location(s): Ohio
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office
    Technology Office: Building Technologies
    Award Number: DE-EE0006719