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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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  • March 16, 2016

    Chesapeake Light Tower - Sale of Real Property NREL Tracking No. 16-010
    Award Number: DE-AC36-08GO28308
    CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B1.19, B1.24, B1.3
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
    Date: 03/16/2016
    Location(s): VA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 1, 2016

    Big Hill Remote Control for Pipeline Valve BH-3
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 03/01/2016
    Location(s): Multiple Locations
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • March 1, 2016

    API 653 Inspection of BMT-2 Prior to Conversion
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 03/01/2016
    Location(s): Multiple Locations
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • February 29, 2016

    Livermore Site Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Modernization
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B1.4, B1.11
    Date: 02/29/2016
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): Lawrence Livermore Site Office

  • February 29, 2016

    Subcontractor Will Provide Roof Repairs at 248-H
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 02/29/2016
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • February 29, 2016

    Subcontractor Will Provide Roof Replacement at 702-1C
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 02/29/2016
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • February 25, 2016

    Mead-Liberty and Mead-Perkins Vegetation Management, Route 66 to Interstate 40
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 02/25/2016
    Location(s): Arizona
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region

  • February 22, 2016

    Subcontractor Will Provide Roof Repairs at 704-60E
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 02/22/2016
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • February 18, 2016

    Subcontractor Will Provide Roof Repairs at 731-1N
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 02/18/2016
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • February 18, 2016

    Subcontractor Will Provide Roof Repairs at 701-3H
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 02/18/2016
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • February 17, 2016

    The Subcontractor Will Provide Roof Repairs to Stop Leaks on 702-S
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 02/17/2016
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • February 17, 2016

    Subcontractor Will Provide Roof Repairs at 702-2A
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 02/17/2016
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • February 10, 2016

    Repair Septic Tank Drain Field Located at the Jackson Barricade
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 02/10/2016
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • February 9, 2016

    Site-Wide Routine Maintenance Activities, 2016 Update
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 02/09/2016
    Location(s): New York
    Offices(s): West Valley Demonstration Project

  • February 4, 2016

    Glen Canyon Substation Emergency Waterline Repairs
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 02/04/2016
    Location(s): Arizona
    Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region

  • February 4, 2016

    Roof Repairs at 735-A, D-127
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 02/04/2016
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • February 4, 2016

    Roof Repairs at 735-A
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 02/04/2016
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • February 4, 2016

    Subcontractor Will Provide Roof Repairs at 731-4N
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 02/04/2016
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • February 4, 2016

    Subcontractor Will Provide Roof Repairs at 607-18K
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 02/04/2016
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • February 4, 2016

    Subcontractor Will Provide Roof Replacement at 681-1G
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 02/04/2016
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • February 4, 2016

    Subcontractor Will Provide Roof Repairs at 701-1H
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 02/04/2016
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • January 29, 2016

    West Hackberry Rework 42-inch Crude Oil Pipeline Mainline Valves
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 01/29/2016
    Location(s): Multiple Locations
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • January 27, 2016

    Replacing Carpet & Tile Associated with RPD Offices in KAC Personnel Wing
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 01/27/2016
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • January 27, 2016

    Subcontractor Will Provide Roof Repairs at 703-43A
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 01/27/2016
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • January 27, 2016

    Subcontractor Will Make Repairs to the Roof of the H-Canyon (221-H) Truckwell Airlock
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 01/27/2016
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office