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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B6.1

Existing Regulations

B6.1: Cleanup actions
Small-scale, short-term cleanup actions, under RCRA, Atomic Energy Act, or other authorities, less than approximately 10 million dollars in cost (in 2011 dollars), to reduce risk to human health or the environment from the release or threat of release of a hazardous substance other than high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, including treatment (such as incineration, encapsulation, physical or chemical separation, and compaction), recovery, storage, or disposal of wastes at existing facilities currently handling the type of waste involved in the action. These actions include, but are not limited to: (a) Excavation or consolidation of contaminated soils or materials from drainage channels, retention basins, ponds, and spill areas that are not receiving contaminated surface water or wastewater, if surface water or groundwater would not collect and if such actions would reduce the spread of, or direct contact with, the contamination; (b) Removal of bulk containers (such as drums and barrels) that contain or may contain hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, CERCLA-excluded petroleum or natural gas products, or hazardous wastes (designated in 40 CFR part 261 or applicable state requirements), if such actions would reduce the likelihood of spillage, leakage, fire, explosion, or exposure to humans, animals, or the food chain; (c) Removal of an underground storage tank including its associated piping and underlying containment systems in accordance with applicable requirements (such as RCRA, subtitle I; 40 CFR part 265, subpart J; and 40 CFR part 280, subparts F and G) if such action would reduce the likelihood of spillage, leakage, or the spread of, or direct contact with, contamination; (d) Repair or replacement of leaking containers; (e) Capping or other containment of contaminated soils or sludges if the capping or containment would not unduly limit future groundwater remediation and if needed to reduce migration of hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, or CERCLA-excluded petroleum and natural gas products into soil, groundwater, surface water, or air; (f) Drainage or closing of man-made surface impoundments if needed to maintain the integrity of the structures; (g) Confinement or perimeter protection using dikes, trenches, ditches, or diversions, or installing underground barriers, if needed to reduce the spread of, or direct contact with, the contamination; (h) Stabilization, but not expansion, of berms, dikes, impoundments, or caps if needed to maintain integrity of the structures; (i) Drainage controls (such as run-off or run-on diversion) if needed to reduce offsite migration of hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, or CERCLA-excluded petroleum or natural gas products or to prevent precipitation or run-off from other sources from entering the release area from other areas; (j) Segregation of wastes that may react with one another or form a mixture that could result in adverse environmental impacts; (k) Use of chemicals and other materials to neutralize the pH of wastes; (l) Use of chemicals and other materials to retard the spread of the release or to mitigate its effects if the use of such chemicals would reduce the spread of, or direct contact with, the contamination; (m) Installation and operation of gas ventilation systems in soil to remove methane or petroleum vapors without any toxic or radioactive co-contaminants if appropriate filtration or gas treatment is in place; (n) Installation of fences, warning signs, or other security or site control precautions if humans or animals have access to the release; and (o) Provision of an alternative water supply that would not create new water sources if necessary immediately to reduce exposure to contaminated household or industrial use water and continuing until such time as local authorities can satisfy the need for a permanent remedy.

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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  • November 7, 2013

    Obtain soil samples for potential D-Area borrow sources
    CX(s) Applied: B6.1
    Date: 11/07/2013
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • October 29, 2013

    D-Area Ash Basins Closure (488-1D, 488-2D, 488-4D, 489-D)
    CX(s) Applied: B6.1
    Date: 10/29/2013
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • September 10, 2013

    484-17D Coal Yard Remediation
    CX(s) Applied: B6.1
    Date: 06/07/2013
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • August 27, 2013

    Closure Turf Installation
    CX(s) Applied: B6.1
    Date: 08/27/2013
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): Pantex Site Office

  • August 14, 2013

    Fire Loop Soil Excavation
    CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B6.1
    Date: 08/14/2013
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 28, 2013

    Bioremediation Injection and Related Activities at the Pinellas Site, Largo, Florida
    CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B6.1
    Date: 05/28/2013
    Location(s): Florida
    Offices(s): Legacy Management

  • May 28, 2013

    Road Maintenance on roads Used to Access Groundwater Monitoring Wells South of the Tuba City, Arizona, Uranium Mill Tailing Remedial Action Title I Site
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B3.3, B6.1
    Date: 05/28/2013
    Location(s): Arizona
    Offices(s): Legacy Management

  • March 7, 2013

    Well #ASH-06 Tie-In to A-Area Burning Rubble Pit (ABRP) Soil Vapor Extraction Unit (SVEU)
    CX(s) Applied: B6.1
    Date: 03/07/2013
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • December 18, 2012

    288-F Ash Basin Landfill Closure
    CX(s) Applied: B6.1
    Date: 12/18/2012
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • December 14, 2012

    Washington River Protection Solutions LLC - Cleanup Actions
    CX(s) Applied: B6.1
    Date: 12/14/2012
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): River Protection-Richland Operations Office

  • December 14, 2012

    CH2MHill Plateau Remediation Company - Cleanup Actions, December 2012 to December 2013
    CX(s) Applied: B6.1
    Date: 12/14/2012
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): River Protection-Richland Operations Office

  • December 5, 2012

    Washington River Protection Solutions LLC - Small-Scale Mercury Spill Cleanup
    CX(s) Applied: B6.1
    Date: 12/05/2012
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): River Protection-Richland Operations Office

  • November 19, 2012

    Replacement, Removal, and Closure of Underground Storage Tanks
    CX(s) Applied: B2.5, B6.1
    Date: 11/19/2012
    Location(s): Tennessee, California, California, Virginia
    Offices(s): Oak Ridge Office

  • November 14, 2012

    Storm Water Control Measures at Individual Permit Site, TA-72
    CX(s) Applied: B1.33, B6.1
    Date: 11/14/2012
    Location(s): New Mexico
    Offices(s): Los Alamos Site Office

  • November 14, 2012

    Storm Water Control Measures at Individual Permit Site, TA-72
    CX(s) Applied: B1.33, B6.1
    Date: 11/14/2012
    Location(s): New Mexico
    Offices(s): Los Alamos Site Office

  • October 30, 2012

    Closure of Above ground Hazardous Waste Storage Tank
    CX(s) Applied: B6.1
    Date: 10/30/2012
    Location(s): Missouri
    Offices(s): Kansas City Site Office

  • September 21, 2012

    Routine and Non-Routine Activities at the Grand Junction, Colorado, Office Site
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B1.4, B1.7, B1.13, B1.15, B1.16, B1.23, B1.24, B1.28, B2.1, B2.2, B2.4, B2.5, B3.1, B5.16, B6.1
    Date: 09/21/2012
    Location(s): Grand Junction
    Offices(s): Legacy Management

  • July 20, 2012

    Remove and Dispose of 107 A & B Tanks and Support Structure
    CX(s) Applied: B6.1
    Date: 07/20/2012
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • June 27, 2012

    Materials and Fuel Complex – Sodium Processing Facility Tank System Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Closure
    CX(s) Applied: B6.1
    Date: 06/27/2012
    Location(s): Idaho
    Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

  • June 19, 2012

    L Area Waste Water Drum Deformation - Vent Drums
    CX(s) Applied: B6.1
    Date: 06/19/2012
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • May 21, 2012

    Film Processing Project at Test Reactor Area (TRA)-678
    CX(s) Applied: B6.1
    Date: 05/21/2012
    Location(s): Idaho
    Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

  • May 7, 2012

    Excavate New Storm Drainage Ditch to Divert Storm Water from A-Area Coal Yard to Outfall A-11 Catch Basin
    CX(s) Applied: B6.1
    Date: 05/07/2012
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • May 2, 2012

    288-F Ash Basin Landfill Fiscal Year 2012 Operating Plan
    CX(s) Applied: B6.1
    Date: 05/02/2012
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • November 7, 2011

    Heat Exchanger Removal and Disposition
    CX(s) Applied: B6.1
    Date: 11/07/2011
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • September 27, 2011

    KAPL-Hillside, Area of Concern-001 (G2/H2 Portion), Remediation Project
    CX(s) Applied: B6.1
    Date: 09/27/2011
    Location(s): New York
    Offices(s): Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program