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CX-002706: Categorical Exclusion Determination

California-Tribe-Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians
CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.1
Date: 06/11/2010
Location(s): California
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians proposes to 1) perform energy audits and 2) establish a well-trained workforce to conduct audits on buildings located on tribal lands. A contract would be initiated with the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) of the University of California, Berkeley, to assist the tribe in conducting energy audits, analyzing data, and providing technical assistance. Equipment and supplies would also be purchased to assist staff members performing the audits. Staff members would receive Solar Energy International (SEI) Grid, Pacific Energy Center, and Home Energy Rating Services (HERS) training (including tuition, certification, and travel costs associated with attending the training) conducted by the California Building Performance Contractors Association. RAEL staff would assist the tribe in conducting energy audits, training of staff, and assisting employees inputting data, preparing analysis, and compiling reports. Training would also be provided by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) to community members in the appropriate manner to conduct energy efficient assessments.