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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B6.5

Existing Regulations

B6.5: Facilities for characterizing and sorting packaged waste and overpacking waste
Siting, construction, modification, expansion, operation, and decommissioning of an onsite facility for characterizing and sorting previously packaged waste or for overpacking waste, other than high-level radioactive waste, provided that operations do not involve unpacking waste. These actions do not include waste storage (covered under B6.4, B6.6, B6.10 of this appendix, and C16 of appendix C) or the handling of spent nuclear fuel.

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.


  • February 19, 2016

    INTEC - Macroencapsulation/Overpack Operations in CCP-659 and CPP-1617, Rev. 1
    CX(s) Applied: B6.5
    Date: 02/19/2016
    Location(s): Idaho
    Offices(s): Nuclear Energy

  • January 6, 2016

    INTEC - Macroencapsulation/Overpack Operations in CPP-659 and CPP-1617
    CX(s) Applied: B6.5
    Date: 01/06/2016
    Location(s): Idaho
    Offices(s): Nuclear Energy

  • December 15, 2011

    Sort and Segregation Facility
    CX(s) Applied: B6.5, B6.6
    Date: 12/15/2011
    Location(s): Tennessee
    Offices(s): Y-12 Site Office

  • July 5, 2011

    Inventory Legacy Weapon Hardware
    CX(s) Applied: B6.5
    Date: 07/05/2011
    Location(s): California, New Mexico
    Office(s): NNSA-Headquarters, Savannah River Operations Office

  • November 16, 2010

    Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center - Light Water Breeder Reactor Fuel Rods Loading for Disposal
    CX(s) Applied: B6.5
    Date: 11/16/2010
    Location(s): Idaho
    Office(s): Nuclear Energy, Idaho Operations Office

  • February 1, 2010

    Conducting Macroencapsulation Treatment in the Parking Lot of the Contact Handled Marshalling Building at the Transuranic Waste Processing Center on the Oak Ridge Reservation, Tennessee
    CX(s) Applied: B6.5
    Date: 02/01/2010
    Location(s): Tennessee
    Office(s): Environmental Management, Oak Ridge Office

  • January 21, 2010

    Removal of Legacy Material and Operation of Auxiliary Hot Cell Facility as an HC-3 Nuclear Facility
    CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B1.30, B6.5
    Date: 01/21/2010
    Location(s): New Mexico
    Office(s): Sandia Site Office