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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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  • May 19, 2016

    One-Step Super Emitters for High Efficiency Solar Cells
    Award Number: DE-EE0007191
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 05/2/2016
    Location(s): AR
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • May 19, 2016

    Microfluidic Light Steering Collector
    Award Number: DE-EE0007340
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 05/2/2016
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • May 2, 2016

    Comprehensive analysis of Hawaii's geothermal potential through Play Fairway integration of geophysical, geochemical, and geological data
    Award Number: DE-EE0006729
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B3.6
    Geothermal Technologies Office
    Date: 04/25/2016
    Location(s): HI
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • May 2, 2016

    Unique Single-Axis Tracking Planar Waveguide Optical Collector for CSP Modules
    Award Number: DE-EE0007338
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 04/13/2016
    Location(s): MA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • April 29, 2016

    Epitaxial-Silicon Wafer Integrated Process Line
    Award Number: DE-EE0007203
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 04/29/2016
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • April 6, 2016

    Development of a Planar Focusing Collector for CSP
    Award Number: DE-EE0007339
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technology Office
    Date: 04/06/2016
    Location(s): IL
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • April 4, 2016

    Medium Voltage Integrated Drive and Motor
    Award Number: DE-EE0007251
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Advanced Manufacturing Offices
    Date: 04/04/2016
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 21, 2016

    Survivability and Lower Cost in a Submerged Wave Energy Device
    Award Number: DE-EE0007345
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Wind and Water Power Technologies Office
    Date: 03/21/2016
    Location(s): OR
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 18, 2016

    Structurally Controlled Geothermal Systems in the Eastern Great Basin Extensional Regime, Utah
    Award Number: DE-EE0006732
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B3.6
    Geothermal Technologies Office
    Date: 03/18/2016
    Location(s): UT
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 18, 2016

    Integrated 10kV SiC VSD and High-Speed MW Motor for Gas Compression Systems
    Award Number: DE-EE0007253
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Advanced Manufacturing Office
    Date: 03/18/2016
    Location(s): NC
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 18, 2016

    Numerical Modeling and Experimental Validation of Extreme Conditions Response for the Centipod WEC
    Award Number: DE-EE0007344
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Water Power Technologies Office
    Date: 03/18/2016
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 18, 2016

    Marine AlGae Industrialization Consortium (MAGIC): Combining biofuel and high-value bioproducts to meet the RFS
    Award Number: DE-EE0007091
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.15
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 03/18/2016
    Location(s): NC
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 11, 2016

    Survivability Enhancement of a Multi-Mode Point Absorber
    Award Number: DE-EE0007346
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Water Power Program
    Date: 03/10/2016
    Location(s): WA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 11, 2016

    Atmospheric CO2 Capture and Membrane Delivery
    Award Number: DE-EE0007093
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.11
    Bioenergy Technology Office
    Date: 03/10/2016
    Location(s): AZ
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 7, 2016

    Renewable Acid-hydrolysis Condensation Hydrotreating (REACH) Pilot Plant
    Award Number: DE-EE0006244
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technology Office
    Date: 07/31/2014
    Location(s): IN
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 7, 2016

    Low Cost Hydrogen Storage at 875 bar by using steel liner and steel wire wrap
    Award Number: DE-EE0006668
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Fuel Cells Technology Office
    Date: 07/29/2014
    Location(s): VA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 7, 2016

    Linear Motor Reciprocating Compressor (LMRC) for Forecourt Hydrogen Compression
    Award Number: DE-EE0006666
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Fuel Cells technology Office
    Date: 07/24/2014
    Location(s): TX
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 4, 2016

    Innovative Advanced Hydrogen Mobile Fueler
    Award Number: DE-EE0007275
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 03/04/2016
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 4, 2016

    Advanced Hydrogen Fueling Station Supply
    Award Number: DE-EE0006524
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 07/14/2014
    Location(s): PA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 4, 2016

    Development of Algal Biomass Yield Improvements in an Integrated Process
    Award Number: DE-EE0006314
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.15
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 07/17/2014
    Location(s): HI
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 4, 2016

    Development of Algal Biomass Yield Improvements in an Integrated Process
    Award Number: DE-EE0006314
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.15
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 07/17/2014
    Location(s): HI
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 4, 2016

    Boron-based hydrogen storage: ternary borides and beyond
    Award Number: DE-EE0006630
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Fuel Cells Technology Office
    Date: 07/30/2014
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 4, 2016

    Low Cost Alpha Alane for Hydrogen Storage
    Award Number: DE-EE0006629
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Fuel Cells Technology Office
    Date: 07/23/2014
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 4, 2016

    Waste to Wisdom: Utilizing forest residues for the production of bioenergy and biobased products
    Award Number: DE-EE0006297
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technology Office
    Date: 07/07/2014
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 3, 2016

    SiC enabled High-Frequency Medium Voltage Drive for High-Speed Motors
    Award Number: DE-EE0007252
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Advanced Manufacturing Offices
    Date: 03/03/2016
    Location(s): NY
    Office(s): Golden Field Office