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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.

DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

  • September 20, 2011

    Puget Sound Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Project - North Service Center
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 09/20/2011
    Location(s): Seattle, Washington
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 20, 2011

    Puget Sound Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Project - South Service Center
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 09/20/2011
    Location(s): Seattle, Washington
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 20, 2011

    North Carolina-City-Concord
    CX(s) Applied: B1.32, B2.5, B5.1
    Date: 09/20/2011
    Location(s): Concord, North Carolina
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 19, 2011

    Vermont Biofuels Initiative: Nava Bio-Energy
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 09/19/2011
    Location(s): Brookfield, Vermont
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • September 19, 2011

    Advanced Vehicle Testing and Evaluation
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.1
    Date: 09/19/2011
    Location(s): Stanfield, Arizona
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 19, 2011

    Advanced Vehicle Testing and Evaluation
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.1
    Date: 09/19/2011
    Location(s): Wittman, Arizona
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Savannah River Operations Office

  • September 19, 2011

    Advanced Vehicle Testing and Evaluation
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 09/19/2011
    Location(s): Phoenix, Arizona
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 19, 2011

    Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Program - Clan Alpine Ranch Hydro Generation Project
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 09/19/2011
    Location(s): Nevada
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • September 19, 2011

    Interstate Electrification Improvement
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 09/19/2011
    Location(s): California, Iowa, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Savannah River Operations Office

  • September 16, 2011

    Oklahoma-City-Moore
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B2.5, B5.1
    Date: 09/16/2011
    Location(s): Moore, Oklahoma
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Savannah River Operations Office

  • September 16, 2011

    gridSMART - Public Service Company of Oklahoma
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 09/16/2011
    Location(s): Tulsa; Burns Flat, Oklahoma
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • September 15, 2011

    Nooksack Indian Tribe
    CX(s) Applied: B2.5, B5.1
    Date: 09/15/2011
    Location(s): Nooksack Indian Tribe, Washington
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

  • September 15, 2011

    Tribal Energy Program-Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B2.5, B5.1
    Date: 09/15/2011
    Location(s): Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska, Alaska
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

  • September 15, 2011

    Tribal Energy Program-Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (Selawik)
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B2.5, B5.1
    Date: 09/15/2011
    Location(s): Alaska
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

  • September 15, 2011

    New York City Solar City - Remsen Avenue Yards
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 09/15/2011
    Location(s): New York City, New York
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • September 14, 2011

    Texas Propane Fleet Pilot Program
    CX(s) Applied: A1, A7, B5.1
    Date: 09/14/2011
    Location(s): Haltom City, Texas
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 14, 2011

    Texas Propane Fleet Pilot Program
    CX(s) Applied: A1, A7, B5.1
    Date: 09/14/2011
    Location(s): Friendswood, Texas
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 14, 2011

    Texas Propane Fleet Pilot Program
    CX(s) Applied: A1, A7, B5.1
    Date: 09/14/2011
    Location(s): Midland, Texas
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 13, 2011

    Oregon-City-Medford
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B5.1
    Date: 09/13/2011
    Location(s): Medford, Oregon
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

  • September 13, 2011

    Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program: Activity 4 - Government Building Demonstration Projects
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 09/13/2011
    Location(s): Louisville, Kentucky
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • September 13, 2011

    Coupled High Capacity Silicon Anode and Novel Cathode Cells for Automotive Applications
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 09/13/2011
    Location(s): Maplewood, Minnesota
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 13, 2011

    New York State Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Infrastructure Deployment
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 09/13/2011
    Location(s): Ballston Spa, New York
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 13, 2011

    Grant for State Sponsored Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects - Montclair University Combined Heat and Power
    CX(s) Applied: B1.15, B2.2, B5.1
    Date: 09/13/2011
    Location(s): New Jersey
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 13, 2011

    New York State Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Infrastructure Deployment
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 09/13/2011
    Location(s): Buffalo, New York
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 9, 2011

    Johnson Youth Center Renovation
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 09/09/2011
    Location(s): Juneau, Alaska
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office