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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B3.6

Existing Regulations

B3.6: Small-scale research and development, laboratory operations, and pilot projects
Siting, construction, modification, operation, and decommissioning of facilities for small-scale research and development projects; conventional laboratory operations (such as preparation of chemical standards and sample analysis); and small-scale pilot projects (generally less than 2 years) frequently conducted to verify a concept before demonstration actions, provided that construction or modification would be within or contiguous to a previously disturbed or developed area (where active utilities and currently used roads are readily accessible). Not included in this category are demonstration actions, meaning actions that are undertaken at a scale to show whether a technology would be viable on a larger scale and suitable for commercial deployment.

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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  • September 9, 2014

    Subsea High Voltage Direct Current Connectors for Environmentally Safe and Reliable Powering of UDW…
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6
    Date: 05/09/2014
    Location(s): New York
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 30, 2014

    Distributed Fiber Sensing Systems for 3D Combustion Temperature Field Monitoring in Coal-Fired Boilers
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 05/30/2014
    Location(s): Massachusetts
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 28, 2014

    Distributed Fiber Sensing Systems for 3D Combustion Temperature Field Monitoring in Coal-Fired Boilers
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 05/28/2014
    Location(s): Connecticut
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 28, 2014

    Distributed Fiber Sensing Systems for 3D Combustion Temperature Field Monitoring in Coal-Fired Boilers
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 05/28/2014
    Location(s): Connecticut
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 27, 2014

    Modular Carbon Dioxide Capture Facility Decommission - Building 84, Room 124
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 05/27/2014
    Location(s): Pennsylvania
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 27, 2014

    Development of Advanced CFD Tools for Enhanced Prediction of Explosion Pressure Development and …
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6, B3.11
    Date: 05/27/2014
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 13, 2014

    Reduced Mode Sapphire Waveguide and Distributed Sensing System
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 05/13/2014
    Location(s): Virginia
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 9, 2014

    Subsea High Voltage Direct Current Connectors for Environmentally Safe and Reliable Powering of UDW…
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6
    Date: 05/09/2014
    Location(s): Connecticut
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 8, 2014

    ZERT II: Investigating the Fundamental Issues of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration
    CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6
    Date: 05/08/2014
    Location(s): Montana
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 8, 2014

    ZERT II: Investigating the Fundamental Issues of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 05/08/2014
    Location(s): Montana
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 8, 2014

    Subtask 2.20: EERC Evaluation of Tight Oil Formations
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 05/08/2014
    Location(s): North Dakota
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • May 5, 2014

    Design of SC Walls and Slabs for Impulsive Loading - Purdue University
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 05/05/2014
    Location(s): Idaho
    Offices(s): Nuclear Energy

  • April 29, 2014

    Connectivity Between Fractures and Pores in Hydrocarbon-Rich Mudrocks
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 04/29/2014
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 29, 2014

    Vapor Space Corrosion Testing of Carbon Steel
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 04/29/2014
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

  • April 28, 2014

    Recovery Act: Slipstream Testing of a Membrane Carbon Dioxide Capture Process for Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants
    CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6
    Date: 04/28/2014
    Location(s): CX: none
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 28, 2014

    Reducing the Impacts of Deterioration of Well Cement Technology
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 04/28/2014
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 28, 2014

    Reducing the Impacts of Deterioration of Well Cement Technology
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 04/28/2014
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 28, 2014

    Non-Newtonian Multiphase Laboratory
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 04/28/2014
    Location(s): West Virginia
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 28, 2014

    A Portable, Two-Stage, Antifouling Hollow Fiber Membrane Nanofiltration Process
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6
    Date: 04/28/2014
    Location(s): New Mexico
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 28, 2014

    A Portable, Two-Stage, Antifouling Hollow Fiber Membrane Nanofiltration Process
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6
    Date: 04/28/2014
    Location(s): New Mexico
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 28, 2014

    High Pressure Immersion and Reactive Transport Laboratory
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 04/28/2014
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 28, 2014

    Oxy-Fired Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustion - Phase II
    CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6
    Date: 04/28/2014
    Location(s): CX: none
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 28, 2014

    Recovery Act: Slipstream Testing of a Membrane Carbon Dioxide Capture Process for Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants
    CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6
    Date: 04/28/2014
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 21, 2014

    Deepwater Reverse-Circulation Primary Cementing
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6
    Date: 04/21/2014
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • April 21, 2014

    High Temperature Laboratory
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 04/21/2014
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory