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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B1.3

Existing Regulations

B1.3: Routine maintenance
Routine maintenance activities and custodial services for buildings, structures, rights-of-way, infrastructures (including, but not limited to, pathways, roads, and railroads), vehicles and equipment, and localized vegetation and pest control, during which operations may be suspended and resumed, provided that the activities would be conducted in a manner in accordance with applicable requirements. Custodial services are activities to preserve facility appearance, working conditions, and sanitation (such as cleaning, window washing, lawn mowing, trash collection, painting, and snow removal). Routine maintenance activities, corrective (that is, repair), preventive, and predictive, are required to maintain and preserve buildings, structures, infrastructures, and equipment in a condition suitable for a facility to be used for its designated purpose. Such maintenance may occur as a result of severe weather (such as hurricanes, floods, and tornados), wildfires, and other such events. Routine maintenance may result in replacement to the extent that replacement is in-kind and is not a substantial upgrade or improvement. In-kind replacement includes installation of new components to replace outmoded components, provided that the replacement does not result in a significant change in the expected useful life, design capacity, or function of the facility. Routine maintenance does not include replacement of a major component that significantly extends the originally intended useful life of a facility (for example, it does not include the replacement of a reactor vessel near the end of its useful life). Routine maintenance activities include, but are not limited to: (a) Repair or replacement of facility equipment, such as lathes, mills, pumps, and presses; (b) Door and window repair or replacement; (c) Wall, ceiling, or floor repair or replacement; (d) Reroofing; (e) Plumbing, electrical utility, lighting, and telephone service repair or replacement; (f) Routine replacement of high-efficiency particulate air filters; (g) Inspection and/or treatment of currently installed utility poles; (h) Repair of road embankments; (i) Repair or replacement of fire protection sprinkler systems; (j) Road and parking area resurfacing, including construction of temporary access to facilitate resurfacing, and scraping and grading of unpaved surfaces; (k) Erosion control and soil stabilization measures (such as reseeding, gabions, grading, and revegetation); (l) Surveillance and maintenance of surplus facilities in accordance with DOE Order 435.1, “Radioactive Waste Management,” or its successor; (m) Repair and maintenance of transmission facilities, such as replacement of conductors of the same nominal voltage, poles, circuit breakers, transformers, capacitors, crossarms, insulators, and downed powerlines, in accordance, where appropriate, with 40 CFR part 761 (Polychlorinated Biphenyls Manufacturing, Processing, Distribution in Commerce, and Use Prohibitions) or its successor; (n) Routine testing and calibration of facility components, subsystems, or portable equipment (such as control valves, in-core monitoring devices, transformers, capacitors, monitoring wells, lysimeters, weather stations, and flumes); (o) Routine decontamination of the surfaces of equipment, rooms, hot cells, or other interior surfaces of buildings (by such activities as wiping with rags, using strippable latex, and minor vacuuming), and removal of contaminated intact equipment and other material (not including spent nuclear fuel or special nuclear material in nuclear reactors); and (p) Removal of debris.

Previous Regulations

Categorical Exclusion Determinations dated before November 14th, 2011 were issued under previous DOE NEPA regulations. See the Notice of Final Rulemaking (76 FR 63763, 10/13/2011) for information changes to this categorical exclusion.

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  • October 27, 2014

    Subcontractor Repair of Roof Leaks 108-1K
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 05/13/2014
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • September 11, 2014

    Henderson-Mead Number 2 230-Kilovolt Transmission Line, Erosion Repair at Structure 2/4
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 09/11/2013
    Location(s): Nevada, Nevada
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region

  • September 2, 2014

    B-33 Roof Replacement and Fall Protection System Installation
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B2.2, B2.3
    Date: 41884
    Location(s): West Virginia
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • August 21, 2014

    Roof repairs at 773-A, E-004
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 41872
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • August 21, 2014

    Seal Access Plugs at 105-C
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 41872
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • August 20, 2014

    Weld Actuator Crankarm to Input Shaft for RREX Fan Discharge Dampers
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 41871
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • August 19, 2014

    782-2A A-Area Domestic Water Storage Tank Coating Repairs
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 41870
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • August 19, 2014

    Roof repairs at 735-A
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 41870
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • August 14, 2014

    Z-Area Fire Tank Painting
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 41865
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • August 7, 2014

    SRNL C-041 Control Room Alarms (CHEX, OGE, CE) Upgrade (Wireless)
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 41858
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • August 4, 2014

    Building 6 Stack Replacement
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 41855
    Location(s): West Virginia
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • August 1, 2014

    Subcontractor Will Provide Roof Repairs at 225-9H
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 41852
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • August 1, 2014

    Floor Repair in Select Reactor Offices and Admin. Trailer 704-27L
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B1.16
    Date: 41852
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • August 1, 2014

    Spray Herbicide on 105-P & 105-R Roofs
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 41852
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • July 29, 2014

    Potable Water and Fire Water Supply Line Replacement
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B2.5
    Date: 41849
    Location(s): West Virginia
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • July 3, 2014

    PNNL Projects Involving Routine Maintenance in the 300 Area
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 07/03/2014
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): River Protection-Richland Operations Office

  • July 2, 2014

    Danger Tree Management on Curecanti to Poncha 230-kilovolt Transmission Line, Gunnison County, Colorado
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 07/02/2014
    Location(s): Colorado
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • July 2, 2014

    Green Mountain-Kremmling 69-kilovolt Transmission Line Maintenance, Grand and Summit Counties, Colorado
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 07/02/2014
    Location(s): Colorado, Colorado
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • July 1, 2014

    Danger Tree Management on Gore Pass-Kremmling 138-kilovolt Transmission Line (Amended), Grand County, Colorado
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 07/01/2014
    Location(s): Colorado
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • July 1, 2014

    Lovell-Yellowtail No. 1 115-kilovolt Transmission Line Culvert Replacement Project, Big Horn County, Wyoming
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 07/01/2014
    Location(s): Wyoming
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • June 24, 2014

    Offsite Inspection and Repair of DOE Workover Rig #155 (PR 10090916)
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 06/24/2014
    Location(s): CX: none
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • June 23, 2014

    Danger Tree Management on Green Mountain-Blue Ridge Repeater 2.4-kilovolt Distribution Line (Amended), Grand County, Colorado
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 06/23/2014
    Location(s): Colorado
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • June 19, 2014

    Tacoma Communication Site Engine Generator Replacement
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 06/19/2014
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • June 17, 2014

    Hayden-Vernal 138-kilovolt Transmission Line Road Maintenance and Structure Replacements, Uintah County, Utah
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 06/17/2014
    Location(s): Utah
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  • June 16, 2014

    Install Condensate Release Valves on 108-1K Compressed Air System
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 04/16/2014
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office