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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B5.15

Existing Regulations

B5.15: Small-scale renewable energy research and development and pilot projects
Small-scale renewable energy research and development projects and small-scale pilot projects, provided that the projects are located within a previously disturbed or developed area. Covered actions would be in accordance with applicable requirements (such as local land use and zoning requirements) in the proposed project area and would incorporate appropriate control technologies and best management practices.

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  • October 21, 2014

    Laufer Wind Group NWTC Structure Lighting Tests; NREL Tracking No. 13-014
    Award Number: DE-AC36-08GO28308
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B1.31, B5.15, B3.3
    Date: 10/21/2014
    Location(s): Colorado
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • October 7, 2014

    Harnessing the Hydro-Electric Potential of Engineered Drops
    Award Number: DE-EE0005428
    CX(s) Applied: B5.15
    Water Power Program
    Date: 10/07/2014
    Location(s): Washington
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 7, 2014

    SLH-100 demonstration project at Monroe Drop
    Award Number: DE-EE0005420
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B4.12, B5.15
    Date: 8/7/2014
    Location(s): Oregon
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 24, 2014

    Southeast Pump and Treat Upgrades
    CX(s) Applied: B5.15
    Date: 03/24/2014
    Location(s): Texas, Texas
    Offices(s): Pantex Site Office

  • March 24, 2014

    Microgrid Demonstration Project
    CX(s) Applied: B5.15
    Date: 03/24/2014
    Location(s): Idaho
    Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office

  • December 16, 2013

    Build and Test of a Novel, Commercial-Scale Wave Energy Direct0Drive Rotary Power Take-Off Under Realistic Open-Ocean Conditions
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.15
    Date: 12/16/2013
    Location(s): Oregon, Virginia, Colorado
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • December 2, 2013

    Independent Energy Community Renewable Power System
    CX(s) Applied: B5.15
    Date: 12/02/2013
    Location(s): Utah
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • October 17, 2013

    Transforming Photovoltaic Installations Toward Dispatchable, Schedulable Energy Solutions
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.15
    Date: 10/17/2013
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 19, 2013

    The Mid-America Regional Microgrid Education and Training Consortium
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.15
    Date: 09/19/2013
    Location(s): Missouri
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 13, 2013

    High Temperature DC-Bus Capacitors Cost Reduction and Performance Improvements
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.15
    Date: 09/13/2013
    Location(s): Indiana
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 13, 2013

    High Temperature DC-Bus Capacitors Cost Reduction and Performance Improvements
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.15
    Date: 09/13/2013
    Location(s): Arizona
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 13, 2013

    High Performance DC-Bus Capacitors
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.15
    Date: 09/13/2013
    Location(s): New York, Indiana
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • September 11, 2013

    Algal-Based Renewable Energy for Nevada
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.15
    Date: 09/11/2013
    Location(s): Nevada
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 29, 2013

    Fractional Multistage Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Biomass and Catalytic Conversion into Hydrocarbons
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.15
    Date: 08/29/2013
    Location(s): Wisconsin
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 26, 2013

    Advanced Biomass Feedstock Supply Chain for Lower Cost, Higher Quality Feedstock Delivery
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.15
    Date: 08/26/2013
    Location(s): Ohio, Iowa, Iowa, Kansas, Tennessee
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 26, 2013

    Novel Electro-Deoxygenation Process for Bio-oil Upgrading
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.15
    Date: 08/26/2013
    Location(s): Utah
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 19, 2013

    Energy Technologies Research and Education Initiative (Congressionally Directed Project 6.10)
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.15
    Date: 08/19/2013
    Location(s): New Mexico
    Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • August 15, 2013

    Pilot-Scale Mixotrophic Algae Integrated Biorefinery
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.15
    Date: 08/15/2013
    Location(s): Illinois
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 5, 2013

    Categorical Exclusion Determination for Indoor, Small- and Pilot-Scale Research and Development
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B1.7, B3.6, B3.10, B3.12, B3.15, B5.1, B5.15
    Date: 08/05/2013
    Location(s): California
    Offices(s): Berkeley Site Office

  • June 4, 2013

    Recovery Act: Rural Electric Cooperative Geothermal Development
    CX(s) Applied: B4.12, B5.15
    Date: 06/04/2013
    Location(s): Oregon
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • May 30, 2013

    Laufer Wind Group National Wind Technology Center Structure Lighting Tests
    CX(s) Applied: B1.31, B5.15
    Date: 05/30/2013
    Location(s): Colorado
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • April 1, 2013

    General Electric Company - Tensioned Wind Fabric Blades
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.15
    Date: 04/01/2013
    Location(s): New York, South Carolina, Virginia, Colorado
    Offices(s): Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

  • March 27, 2013

    Alpena Biorefinery Lignin Separation
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.15
    Date: 03/27/2013
    Location(s): Michigan
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office

  • March 11, 2013

    Georgia Institute of Technology- Electric Power Generation by a Vertical-Axis Turbine Driven by an Anchored Vortex and Sustained by the Air Layer over Solar-Heated Ground
    CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.15
    Date: 03/11/2013
    Location(s): Georgia, Texas, Illinois, Connecticut, Colorado
    Offices(s): Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

  • February 7, 2013

    Cleanable and Hardcoat Coatings for Increased Durability of Silvered Polymeric Mirrors
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.15, B5.17
    Date: 02/07/2013
    Location(s): Minnesota
    Offices(s): Golden Field Office