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CX-002216: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Tuolumne Band of MeWuk Indians Propose to Reduce Fossil Fuel Emissions
CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.1
Date: 05/11/2010
Location(s): California
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. The Tuolumne Band of MeWuk Indians proposes to reduce their fossil fuel emissions through increased energy efficiency and the implementation of renewable energy where applicable. Currently, the Tribe has contracted with the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) of the University of California, Berkeley, to identify the most cost-effective opportunities for increased energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. The Tribe proposes to use a portion of the funding to allocate funds to RAEL for technical consultant services to assist the Tribe in identifying, prioritizing, and coordinating site specific energy audits for tribal housing. RAEL will also provide training classes on energy generation technology, policy, and economics, as well as life-cycle assessment and integrated approaches to environmental stewardship in the energy industry.