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CX-001834: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Massachusetts-City-New Bedford
CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, A11, B1.32, B2.5, B3.6, B5.1
Date: 04/22/2010
Location(s): New Bedford, Massachusetts
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant for: 1) Acquisition of services to support development of an energy efficiency and conservation strategy and a comprehensive strategic energy plan (ongoing); 2) establishment of a weatherization program for homes including support of start-up of weatherization contractors; financial incentives for homeowners; community outreach and promotion; and monitoring, verification, and reporting; 3) implementation of a small business energy efficiency initiative to provide low-cost energy efficiency retrofits to targeted businesses in the city including outreach and promotion; a rebate program; and monitoring, verification and reporting; 4) creation of a municipal energy office; 5) conduct feasibility study for installation of up to 12 solar photovoltaic systems on city-owned sites to provide a renewable energy generation capacity of up to 1 megawatt (activity 5 excludes installation from National Environmental Policy Act approval); 6) initiation and implementation of a comprehensive energy conservation and efficiency strategy for city-owned buildings including benchmarking, re-commissioning, and acquisition of a contractor to execute an energy savings performance contract for a number of city-owned buildings; and 7) retrofit of a number of municipal buildings to improve energy efficiency (activity 7 is excluded from National Environmental Policy Act approval)