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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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  • August 30, 2011

    California-City-Baldwin Park
    CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B1.32, B2.5, B5.1
    Date: 08/30/2011
    Location(s): Baldwin Park, California
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

  • August 29, 2011

    Vermont Biofuels Initiative: State Line Biofuels 09
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 08/29/2011
    Location(s): North Bennington, Vermont
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • August 29, 2011

    Vermont Biofuels Initiative: Renewable Energy Resources CDP-09
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 08/29/2011
    Location(s): Bennington, Vermont
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • August 29, 2011

    Vermont Biofuels Initiative: Ekolott Farm
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 08/29/2011
    Location(s): Newbury, Vermont
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • August 29, 2011

    Vermont Biofuels Initiative: Borderview Farm CDP-09
    CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B5.1
    Date: 08/29/2011
    Location(s): Alburgh, Vermont
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • August 29, 2011

    Vermont Biofuels Initiative: Rainbow Valley Biodiesel
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 08/29/2011
    Location(s): Brandon County, Vermont
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • August 26, 2011

    Water Treatment Plant Motors: Elkton Water Treatment Plan
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 08/26/2011
    Location(s): Elkton, Maryland
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • August 26, 2011

    Delaware State Energy Office Sub Grantee/Bridgeville Well Pump Replacement
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 08/26/2011
    Location(s): Bridgeville, Delaware
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • August 25, 2011

    Rhode Island-City-Pawtucket
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B1.32, B2.5, B5.1
    Date: 08/25/2011
    Location(s): Pawtucket, Rhode Island
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

  • August 25, 2011

    Florida-City-West Palm Beach
    CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B1.32, B2.5, B5.1
    Date: 08/25/2011
    Location(s): West Palm Beach, Florida
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

  • August 25, 2011

    La Puente City Hall Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning System

    Date: 08/25/2011
    Location(s): LaPuente, California
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

  • August 25, 2011

    Installation of Retail Biofuel Fueling Infrastructure
    CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1
    Date: 08/25/2011
    Location(s): Byron, Georgia
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • August 25, 2011

    Carolina Blue Skies Initiative
    CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1
    Date: 08/25/2011
    Location(s): Durham, North Carolina
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • August 24, 2011

    North Dakota-Tribe-Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1
    Date: 08/24/2011
    Location(s): Fort Yates, North Dakota
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

  • August 24, 2011

    Michigan-County-Macomb
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B5.1
    Date: 08/24/2011
    Location(s): Macomb County, Michigan
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

  • August 24, 2011

    Georgia State Energy Program Recovery - Clean Energy Property Rebate - J.H. Holdings Solar Rooftop
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 08/24/2011
    Location(s): Norcross, Georgia
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • August 23, 2011

    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant - State of Louisiana Saint James Parish
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 08/23/2011
    Location(s): Saint James Parish, Louisiana
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • August 23, 2011

    Recovery Act ? Clean Energy Coalition Michigan Green Fleets
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 08/23/2011
    Location(s): Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • August 23, 2011

    Interstate 75 Green Corridor Project
    CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1
    Date: 08/23/2011
    Location(s): North Miami, Florida
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • August 23, 2011

    Carolina Blue Skies Initiative
    CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1
    Date: 08/23/2011
    Location(s): Greenwood County, South Carolina
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • August 23, 2011

    Compressed Natural Gas /Infrastructure Development (New Station)
    CX(s) Applied: B5.1
    Date: 08/23/2011
    Location(s): Kaysville, Utah
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • August 22, 2011

    Flood Middle School Lighting Upgrade
    CX(s) Applied: B2.5, B5.1
    Date: 08/22/2011
    Location(s): Stratford, Connecticut
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • August 22, 2011

    Dedham Municipal Solar Project
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.1
    Date: 08/22/2011
    Location(s): Dedham, Massachusetts
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • August 22, 2011

    Carolina Blue Skies Initiative
    CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1
    Date: 08/22/2011
    Location(s): Greenville, South Carolina
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • August 22, 2011

    Carolina Blue Skies Initiative
    CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1
    Date: 08/22/2011
    Location(s): Piedmont, South Carolina
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory