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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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  • December 19, 2013

    Technology Integration Program
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6, B3.11
    Date: 12/19/2013
    Location(s): Oklahoma
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • December 19, 2013

    Technology Integration Program
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6, B3.11
    Date: 12/19/2013
    Location(s): Oklahoma
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • December 19, 2013

    Research and Technology Development for Genetic Improvement of Switchgrass
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 12/19/2013
    Location(s): Rhode Island
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 19, 2013

    Technology Integration Program
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6, B3.11
    Date: 12/19/2013
    Location(s): Oklahoma
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • December 18, 2013

    Zonal Isolation Improvements for Horizontal Wells Drilled in the Marcellus Shale
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6, B3.11
    Date: 12/18/2013
    Location(s): Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • December 16, 2013

    Module-Integrated Power Converters Based on Universal Dock
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.16
    Date: 12/16/2013
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 12, 2013

    Bench-Scale Process for Low-Cost Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture Using a Phase-Changing Absorbent
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 12/12/2013
    Location(s): New York
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • December 11, 2013

    Organic Speciation and Interactions in Actinide-Lanthanide Separation (ALSEP) – One Step Partitioning Process of Minor Actinides, Lanthanides, and Fission Products
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 12/11/2013
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

  • December 10, 2013

    Enhancement of the Extraction of Uranium from Seawater
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 12/10/2013
    Location(s): Maryland
    Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

  • December 9, 2013

    Long-Term Prediction of Emissivity of Structural Material for High Temperature Reactor Systems
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 12/09/2013
    Location(s): Missouri
    Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

  • December 6, 2013

    Research and Development (R&D) to Prepare and Characterize Coal/Biomass Mixtures for Direct Co-Feeding into Gasification Systems
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 12/06/2013
    Location(s): Alabama
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • December 6, 2013

    Research and Development (R&D) to Prepare and Characterize Coal/Biomass Mixtures for Direct Co-Feeding into Gasification Systems
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 12/06/2013
    Location(s): Nevada
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • December 5, 2013

    Staged, High-Pressure Oxy-Combustion Technology: Development and Scale-Up - Phase II
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 12/05/2013
    Location(s): Missouri
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • December 3, 2013

    High-Temperature Sapphire Pressure Sensors for Harsh Environments
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 12/03/2013
    Location(s): Florida
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • December 3, 2013

    High-Temperature Sapphire Pressure Sensors for Harsh Environments
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 12/03/2013
    Location(s): Florida
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • December 3, 2013

    Glass Composition and Solution Effects on Stage III Dissolution
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 12/03/2013
    Location(s): Pennsylvania
    Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

  • December 3, 2013

    Innovative Elution Processes for Recovering Uranium and Transition Metals from Amidoxime-based Sorbents
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 12/03/2013
    Location(s): Idaho
    Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

  • December 2, 2013

    Mission Support Alliance Annual Categorical Exclusion for Small-Scale Research and Development, Laboratory Operations, and Pilot Projects under 10 CFR 1021, Subpart D, Appendix B, B3.6 for Calendar Year 2014
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 12/02/2013
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): River Protection-Richland Operations Office

  • December 2, 2013

    Advanced Direct-Drive Generator for Improved Availability of Oscillating Wave Surge Converter Power Generation Systems
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Date: 12/02/2013
    Location(s): North Carolina, Texas, Massachusetts
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 1, 2013

    CX-011432: Categorical Exclusion Determination

  • November 27, 2013

    Tritium Migration/Control for Advanced Reactor Systems
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 11/27/2013
    Location(s): Ohio
    Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

  • November 27, 2013

    Optical Fiber A Pebble-Bed Breed and Burn Reactor Temperatures
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 11/27/2013
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

  • November 26, 2013

    Optical Fiber Based Laser System for Thermophysical Properties at Very High Temperatures
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 11/26/2013
    Location(s): Utah
    Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

  • November 26, 2013

    Lower Length Scale Characterization and Validation of Formation and Stability of Helium Bubbles in Nano-structured Ferritic Alloys under Irradiation
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 11/26/2013
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

  • November 26, 2013

    Digestion analysis of copper foil and silicon carbide samples
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6
    Date: 11/26/2013
    Location(s): South Carolina
    Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office