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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B5.3

Existing Regulations

B5.3: Modification or abandonment of wells
Modification (but not expansion) or plugging and abandonment of wells, provided that site characterization has verified a low potential for seismicity, subsidence, and contamination of freshwater aquifers, and the actions are otherwise consistent with best practices and DOE protocols, including those that protect against uncontrolled releases of harmful materials. Such wells may include, but are not limited to, storage and injection wells for brine, carbon dioxide, coalbed methane, gas hydrate, geothermal, natural gas, and oil. Covered modifications would not be part of site closure.

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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  • September 9, 2013

    Injecting Carbon Dioxide into Unconventional Storage Reservoirs in the Central Appalachian Basin...
    CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B5.3, B5.5, B5.13
    Date: 09/09/2013
    Location(s): Tennessee
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 9, 2013

    Small-Scale Enhanced Coalbed Methane Test
    CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B5.3, B5.5, B5.13
    Date: 09/09/2013
    Location(s): Virginia
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • August 29, 2013

    Decommissioning of Shallow Injection Wells at the Advanced Test Reactor Complex
    CX(s) Applied: B5.3
    Date: 08/29/2013
    Location(s): Idaho
    Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

  • July 16, 2012

    Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase Three
    CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B5.3, B5.13
    Date: 07/16/2012
    Location(s): Michigan
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • July 16, 2012

    Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase Three
    CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B5.3
    Date: 07/16/2012
    Location(s): Michigan
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • July 16, 2012

    Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase Three
    CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B5.3
    Date: 07/16/2012
    Location(s): Michigan
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • July 16, 2012

    Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase Three
    CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B5.3, B1.3
    Date: 07/16/2012
    Location(s): Michigan
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • June 4, 2012

    Small Scale Field Test Demonstrating Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in the Arbuckle Saline Aquifer
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B5.3
    Date: 06/04/2012
    Location(s): Kansas
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • June 4, 2012

    Small Scale Field Test Demonstrating Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in the Arbuckle Saline Aquifer
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B3.7, B5.3, B5.13
    Date: 06/04/2012
    Location(s): Kansas
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • June 4, 2012

    Small Scale Field Test Demonstrating Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in the Arbuckle Saline Aquifer
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B1.15, B3.1, B3.7, B5.3, B5.13
    Date: 06/04/2012
    Location(s): Kansas
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • June 4, 2012

    Small Scale Field Test Demonstrating Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in the Arbuckle Saline Aquifer
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B3.7, B5.3
    Date: 06/04/2012
    Location(s): Kansas
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • January 12, 2011

    Facility Heating, Air Conditioning, and Ventilation System Conversion to Ground Source Heat Pump (Phase 2)
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.1, B5.3
    Date: 01/12/2011
    Location(s): Montana
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • October 20, 2009

    T-6-10 Abandonment and Storage Relocation
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B1.22, B5.3
    Date: 10/20/2009
    Location(s): Casper, Wyoming
    Office(s): RMOTC

  • October 14, 2009

    Move Contaminated Soil From North Water Flood to East Side Land Farm
    CX(s) Applied: B5.3, B5.6
    Date: 10/14/2009
    Location(s): Casper, Wyoming
    Office(s): RMOTC