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CX-001187: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Recovery Act: Blaine School District Geothermal Project
CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.1
Date: 03/23/2010
Location(s): Blaine County, Idaho
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

Blaine County School District #61 proposes to install a series of ground source heat pumps which will service Carey High School, Bellevue Elementary School, Woodside Elementary School, and Wood River Elementary School. However this project is in the process of conducting their feasibility study and has yet to select neither a ground source heat pump system nor the exact project locations for installation. Therefore Department of Energy (DOE or Department) will issue a determination for Phase 1 "Feasibility Study and Engineering Design" of the project. Phase 2 "Installation and Commissioning of Equipment will require further National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review immediately following site selection and conceptual system design. DOE will require all information collected during Phase 1 to be submitted to the Department for further NEPA review before project implementation can occur.