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CX-005746: Categorical Exclusion Determination

The Potential Impacts of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Intakes on Aquatic Organisms at an OTEC Site under Development on Kauai, Hawaii
CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B3.3, B3.6
Date: 05/02/2011
Location(s): Kauai, Hawaii
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

Ocean Engineering and Energy Systems International, Inc. (OCEES) is proposing to use Department of Energy funding to evaluate the potential impact of an ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) facility on aquatic organisms. The purpose of this project is to determine the effectiveness of two pilot scale mesh screens in protecting larvae and eggs from entrainment in the intake system.