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CX-005181: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Los Indios Meteorological Tower; National Renewable Energy Laboratory Tracking Number 11-008
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1
Date: 01/28/2011
Location(s): Los Indios, Texas
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

This proposed project is for the installation and operation of a meteorological (met) tower at the Los Indios, Texas land Port of Entry (LPOE) operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and owned by the General Services Administration (GSA). The Los Indios LPOE is located approximately 20 miles west of Brownsville, Cameron County. State of Texas. The West Texas A&M's Alternative Energy Institute (AEI) would install a 50-meter tall meteorological (met) tower and supporting guy wires. Data collected from the met tower's anemometers, vanes and temperature sensors would be used to provide a feasibility study for wind potential at the site for a subsequent commercial-scale wind turbine installation.