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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B3.8

Existing Regulations

B3.8: Outdoor terrestrial ecological and environmental research
Outdoor terrestrial ecological and environmental research in a small area (generally less than 5 acres), including, but not limited to, siting, construction, and operation of a small-scale laboratory building or renovation of a room in an existing building for associated analysis. Such activities would be designed in conformance with applicable requirements and use best management practices to limit the potential effects of any resultant ground disturbance.

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 26, 2013

    Site Characterization, Monitoring, and General Research Activities for Pantex Plant for FY 2014
    CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B3.3, B3.6, B3.8
    Date: 09/26/2013
    Location(s): Texas
    Offices(s): Pantex Site Office

  • July 3, 2013

    Outdoor, Small-and Pilot-Scale Research and Development
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B1.24, B3.4, B3.6, B3.8, B3.10, B3.12, B3.13, B3.15
    Date: 07/03/2013
    Location(s): Tennessee
    Offices(s): Oak Ridge Office

  • July 3, 2013

    Outdoor, Small-and Pilot-Scale Research and Development
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B1.24, B3.4, B3.6, B3.8, B3.11, B3.16
    Date: 07/03/2013
    Location(s): Tennessee
    Offices(s): Oak Ridge Office

  • February 20, 2013

    Liquefaction of Forest Biomass to "Drop-In" Hydrocarbon Biofuels
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B1.31, B3.6, B3.8
    Date: 02/20/2013
    Location(s): Iowa
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 22, 2012

    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Wind Erosion and Water Conservation Research Unit Wind Erosion Study
    CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B3.8
    Date: 08/22/2012
    Location(s): New Mexico
    Offices(s): Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

  • July 26, 2012

    Nesting Bird Deterrent Study at the 241-C Tank Farm
    CX(s) Applied: B3.8
    Date: 07/26/2012
    Location(s): Washington
    Offices(s): River Protection-Richland Operations Office

  • July 19, 2012

    Work for Others (WFO) Proposals and Cooperative/collaborative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA) at Brookhaven National Laboratory
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B3.8, B3.15
    Date: 07/19/2012
    Location(s): New York
    Offices(s): Brookhaven Site Office

  • July 17, 2012

    Oneida Nation Energy Optimization Model Development Project
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B3.8
    Date: 07/17/2012
    Location(s): Wisconsin
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 30, 2012

    Clinch River Environmental Studies Organization (CRESO) Partners Wetland Project
    CX(s) Applied: B3.3, B3.8
    Date: 03/30/2012
    Location(s): Tennessee
    Offices(s): Oak Ridge Office

  • December 2, 2011

    Donald Danforth Plant Science Center - Center for Enhanced Camelina Oil
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B3.8
    Date: 12/02/2011
    Location(s): Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico
    Offices(s): Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

  • October 17, 2011

    Improving Production, Resilience, and Biodiversity of Perennial Grass Mixtures and Monocultures as Biofuel Feedstocks across Environmentally Heterogeneous Landscapes
    CX(s) Applied: B3.8, B5.1
    Date: 10/17/2011
    Location(s): Colman, South Dakota
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • October 12, 2011

    Use of Inedible Energy Crops for Production of Advanced Biofuels with the Mcgyan Process
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.8
    Date: 10/12/2011
    Location(s): Anoka; Isanti, Minnesota
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • October 12, 2011

    Production and Economics of Perennial-Based Woody and Herbaceous Biomass Crops under Alley-Cropping Systems
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.8
    Date: 10/12/2011
    Location(s): Dakota County, Minnesota
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Sandia Site Office

  • October 12, 2011

    Montana BioDiesel Initiative
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B3.8
    Date: 10/12/2011
    Location(s): Sheridan, Wyoming; Soap Lake in Grant County, Washington, Montana
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • September 29, 2011

    Alternative and Unconventional Energy Research and Development
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B3.8
    Date: 09/29/2011
    Location(s): Utah
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • August 30, 2011

    Routine Monitoring and Maintenance, Naturita, Colorado, Disposal/Processing Site
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B1.11, B3.1, B3.8
    Date: 08/30/2011
    Location(s): Naturita, Colorado
    Office(s): Legacy Management

  • August 29, 2011

    Routine Monitoring and Maintenance, Slick Rock, Colorado, Disposal/Processing Site
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B1.11, B3.8
    Date: 08/29/2011
    Location(s): Slick Rock, Colorado
    Office(s): Legacy Management

  • August 23, 2011

    Site Characterization, Monitoring, and General Research Activities, Fiscal Year 2012-2013
    CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B3.6, B3.8
    Date: 08/23/2011
    Location(s): Amarillo, Texas
    Office(s): NNSA-Headquarters, Pantex Site Office

  • August 17, 2011

    Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) for Spatial Mapping of Carbon Dioxide
    CX(s) Applied: B3.8, B3.11
    Date: 08/17/2011
    Location(s): Toole County, Montana
    Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • June 4, 2011

    Characterization of Most Promising Sequestration Formations in the Rocky Mountain Region - Drilling/Coring Actions
    CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B3.8
    Date: 06/04/2011
    Location(s): Craig, Colorado
    Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • June 2, 2011

    Monitoring, Maintenance, Environmental and Biological Sampling, and Administrative Actions on Amchitka and Adak Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B1.28, B3.1, B3.8
    Date: 06/02/2011
    Location(s): Amchitka, Alaska
    Office(s): Legacy Management

  • May 26, 2011

    Regional Biomass Feedstock Partnership
    CX(s) Applied: B3.8, B5.1
    Date: 05/26/2011
    Location(s): Champaign County, South Dakota
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • May 26, 2011

    Renewable Energy Center
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B3.8
    Date: 05/26/2011
    Location(s): North Carolina
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • May 4, 2011

    State Energy Program- The Power Alternative- BioEnergy
    CX(s) Applied: B3.8, B5.1
    Date: 05/04/2011
    Location(s): Michigan
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

  • May 4, 2011

    State Energy Program - Michigan State University - BioEnergy
    CX(s) Applied: B3.8, B5.1
    Date: 05/04/2011
    Location(s): Michigan
    Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office