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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

  • August 26, 2015

    Back-up Generator Replacements at Kenyon Mountain Communication Site and Scott Mountain Communication Site
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 08/26/2015
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • August 17, 2015

    Replace Critical Loop Transformers & Cables Damaged by Hurricane Ike
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 08/17/2015
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • August 12, 2015

    PXP-15-0005 Routine Administrative, Maintenance, and Operating Activities Planned at Pantex Plant for Fiscal year 2016 and 2017
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 08/12/2015
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): Pantex Site Office

  • August 12, 2015

    Replace Big Hill Critical Loop Transformers & Cables Damaged by Hurricane Ike
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 08/12/2015
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • August 10, 2015

    Big Hill Site Building Upgrades, Phase 2
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 08/10/2015
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • August 10, 2015

    Forest Grove-McMinnville Wood Pole Replacement Projects
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 08/10/2015
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • August 10, 2015

    Albany Substation Control House Floor Replacement
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 08/10/2015
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • August 7, 2015

    Timber Tap Wood Pole Replacement Project 2015
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 08/07/2015
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • August 3, 2015

    Replace Windows on Big Hill and Bryan Mound Entry Portal Buildings
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 08/03/2015
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • July 21, 2015

    Ross-Lexington 12/2 Tower Stabilization Project
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 07/21/2015
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • July 20, 2015

    Correction of Western Oregon Line Impairments
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 07/20/2015
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • July 17, 2015

    Replace Bayou Choctaw Brine Disposal/Recycle Piping in Pump/Pond Area
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 07/17/2015
    Location(s): None Provided
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • July 17, 2015

    Big Eddy-Troutdale No. 1 230 Kilovolt Transmission Line Mile 38 and 39 Priority Conductor Replacement Project
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 07/17/2015
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • July 15, 2015

    Building 200 Steam and Condensate Repairs, ASO-CX-318
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 07/15/2015
    Location(s): Illinois
    Offices(s): Argonne Site Office

  • July 8, 2015

    Wood Pole Replacements on Salem-Grand Ronde #1 & Grand Ronde-Boyer #1 Transmission Line Corridor
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 07/08/2015
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • July 7, 2015

    B-922 West Office Renovation: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Floors
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B1.15, B2.1
    Date: 07/07/2015
    Location(s): Pennsylvania
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • July 6, 2015

    Clean Bryan Mound Crude Oil Tank, BMT-4
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 07/06/2015
    Location(s): None Provided
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • July 6, 2015

    BH Anhydrite Pond Chlorides Wash - Pilot Test and Full Pond Chlorides Wash
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 07/06/2015
    Location(s): None Provided
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • July 6, 2015

    BH Anhydrite Pond Sample Collection and Analysis - Pilot Test and Full Pond Chlorides Wash
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 07/06/2015
    Location(s): None Provided
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • July 6, 2015

    Remove Oil from Bryan Mound Crude Oil Tank BMT-4 Sump
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 07/06/2015
    Location(s): None Provided
    Offices(s): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Field Office

  • July 6, 2015

    Kalispell-Kerr No. 1 Transmission Line Access Road Improvements
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 07/06/2015
    Location(s): Montana
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • July 2, 2015

    Chenoweth Substation Water and Sewer Connection
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 07/02/2015
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • July 2, 2015

    Longview Osmose 2015 Corrosion Mitigation and Repair Project
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 07/02/2015
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

  • June 30, 2015

    Bell Substation HVAC Replacement
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3
    Date: 06/30/2015
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration