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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B3.9

Existing Regulations

B3.9: Projects to reduce emissions and waste generation
Projects to reduce emissions and waste generation at existing fossil or alternative fuel combustion or utilization facilities, provided that these projects would not have the potential to cause a significant increase in the quantity or rate of air emissions. For this category of actions, “fuel” includes, but is not limited to, coal, oil, natural gas, hydrogen, syngas, and biomass; but “fuel” does not include nuclear fuel. Covered actions include, but are not limited to: (a) Test treatment of the throughput product (solid, liquid, or gas) generated at an existing and fully operational fuel combustion or utilization facility; (b) Addition or replacement of equipment for reduction or control of sulfur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, or other regulated substances that requires only minor modification to the existing structures at an existing fuel combustion or utilization facility, for which the existing use remains essentially unchanged; (c) Addition or replacement of equipment for reduction or control of sulfur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, or other regulated substances that involves no permanent change in the quantity or quality of fuel burned or used and involves no permanent change in the capacity factor of the fuel combustion or utilization facility; and (d) Addition or modification of equipment for capture and control of carbon dioxide or other regulated substances, provided that adequate infrastructure is in place to manage such substances.

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.

DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

  • January 24, 2012

    Sustainable Energy Solutions LLC - Cryogenic Carbon Capture (Phase 2)
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B3.9
    Date: 01/24/2012
    Location(s): Utah, Wyoming
    Offices(s): Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

  • December 7, 2011

    State Energy Program- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act · Washington State University Anaerobic Digester - Nutrient Recovery Technology - Vander Haak Dairy
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B1.7, B3.9
    Date: 12/07/2011
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • November 16, 2011

    CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION (CX) FOR REDUCTION AND CAPTURE OF METHANE AND GREENHOUSE GASES (CX-EECBG-010)
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B3.9, B5.12
    Date: 11/16/2011
    Location(s): Nationwide
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) / Oak Ridge Office (ORO)

  • November 16, 2011

    Reduction and Capture of Methane and Greenhouse Gases
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B3.9, B5.21
    Date: 11/16/2011
    Location(s): Nationwide
    Offices(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy