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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B5.1

Existing Regulations

B5.1: Actions to conserve energy or water
(a) Actions to conserve energy or water, demonstrate potential energy or water conservation, and promote energy efficiency that would not have the potential to cause significant changes in the indoor or outdoor concentrations of potentially harmful substances. These actions may involve financial and technical assistance to individuals (such as builders, owners, consultants, manufacturers, and designers), organizations (such as utilities), and governments (such as state, local, and tribal). Covered actions include, but are not limited to weatherization (such as insulation and replacing windows and doors); programmed lowering of thermostat settings; placement of timers on hot water heaters; installation or replacement of energy efficient lighting, low-flow plumbing fixtures (such as faucets, toilets, and showerheads), heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, and appliances; installation of drip-irrigation systems; improvements in generator efficiency and appliance efficiency ratings; efficiency improvements for vehicles and transportation (such as fleet changeout); power storage (such as flywheels and batteries, generally less than 10 megawatt equivalent); transportation management systems (such as traffic signal control systems, car navigation, speed cameras, and automatic plate number recognition); development of energy-efficient manufacturing, industrial, or building practices; and small-scale energy efficiency and conservation research and development and small-scale pilot projects. Covered actions include building renovations or new structures, provided that they occur in a previously disturbed or developed area. Covered actions could involve commercial, residential, agricultural, academic, institutional, or industrial sectors. Covered actions do not include rulemakings, standard-settings, or proposed DOE legislation, except for those actions listed in B5.1(b) of this appendix.

(b) Covered actions include rulemakings that establish energy conservation standards for consumer products and industrial equipment, provided that the actions would not:
(1) have the potential to cause a significant change in manufacturing infrastructure (such as construction of new manufacturing plants with considerable associated ground disturbance);
(2) involve significant unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources (such as rare or limited raw materials);
(3) have the potential to result in a significant increase in the disposal of materials posing significant risks to human health and the environment (such as RCRA hazardous wastes); or
(4) have the potential to cause a significant increase in energy consumption in a state or region.

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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  • December 29, 2013

    Assisting the Tooling and Machining Industry to Become Energy Efficient
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.1
    Date: 12/19/2013
    Location(s): Arizona
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 2, 2013

    Mission Support Alliance Annual Categorical Exclusion for Actions to Conserve Energy or Water under 10 CFR 1021, Subpart D, Appendix B, B5.1 for Calendar Year 2014
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 12/02/2013
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): River Protection-Richland Operations Office

  • November 21, 2013

    Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Fluorescent Lamps and Incandescent Reflector Lamps
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 11/21/2013
    Location(s): Nationwide
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • November 19, 2013

    Minto Lodge Rehabilitation
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 11/19/2013
    Location(s): Alaska
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • November 6, 2013

    Green Campus Initiative
    CX(s) Applied: B1.23, B2.2, B5.1
    Date: 11/06/2013
    Location(s): Alabama
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • October 17, 2013

    Construction and Maintenance Activities at Existing Field Offices and Operation Centers
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B1.4, B1.11, B1.16, B1.17, B1.27, B1.31, B1.33, B1.34, B2.2, B2.3, B2.5, B4.7, B5.1, B5.16, B5.17, B5.23
    Date: 10/17/2013
    Location(s): CX: none
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • September 24, 2013

    Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program - Conversion of Vehicle to Operate on Compressed Natural Gas
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 09/24/2013
    Location(s): Wisconsin
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 23, 2013

    Kapin LLC - Mayes County Compressed Natural Gas Fueling
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 09/23/2013
    Location(s): Oklahoma
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 17, 2013

    Advanced Climate Control and Cabin Preconditioning using Zonal Distribution, Advanced Heat Pump...
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1
    Date: 09/17/2013
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 17, 2013

    Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 09/17/2013
    Location(s): North Carolina
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 16, 2013

    Advanced Climate Control and Cabin Preconditioning using Zonal Distribution, Advanced Heat Pump...
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1
    Date: 09/16/2013
    Location(s): Michigan
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 13, 2013

    Polyalkylene Glycol-Based Lubricant for Light and Medium Duty Vehicle Axles
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1
    Date: 09/13/2013
    Location(s): Michigan
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 13, 2013

    Improve Fuel Economy through Formulation Design and Modeling
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1
    Date: 09/13/2013
    Location(s): Kentucky
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 13, 2013

    Improve Fuel Economy through Formulation Design and Modeling
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1
    Date: 09/13/2013
    Location(s): Kentucky, Kentucky
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 13, 2013

    Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Amended Energy Conservation Standards for Small, Large, and Very large Air-Cooled Commercial Package Air Conditioning and Heating Equipment
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 09/13/2013
    Location(s): CX: none
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 13, 2013

    Improve Fuel Economy through Formulation Design and Modeling
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B3.11, B5.1
    Date: 09/13/2013
    Location(s): Ohio
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 12, 2013

    ePATHS - Electric Phase Change Material Assisted Thermal Heating System
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1
    Date: 09/12/2013
    Location(s): Michigan
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 12, 2013

    ePATHS - Electric Phase Change Material Assisted Thermal Heating System
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1
    Date: 09/12/2013
    Location(s): Alabama
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 12, 2013

    ePATHS - Electric Phase Change Material Assisted Thermal Heating System
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1
    Date: 09/12/2013
    Location(s): New York
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 5, 2013

    State Energy Program- Ivan Smith Furniture 2 - Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Fueling Stations
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1, B5.22
    Date: 09/05/2013
    Location(s): Louisiana
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 4, 2013

    Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant - City of Houston, Texas
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 09/04/2013
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 29, 2013

    Fiscal Year 2014 Technology Innovation Portfolio
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1, B3.6
    Date: 08/29/2013
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • August 29, 2013

    Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 08/29/2013
    Location(s): Kansas
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • August 21, 2013

    Faith-Based Institutional Demonstration and Crowdsource Funding
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B5.1
    Date: 08/21/2013
    Location(s): New York
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 20, 2013

    Isothermal Compressed Air Energy Storage (ICAES) to Support Renewable Energy Integration - Phase Three
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1
    Date: 08/20/2013
    Location(s): New Hampshire
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory