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CX-004133: Categorical Exclusion Determination

North Dakota-Tribe-Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B2.5, B5.1
Date: 10/01/2010
Location(s): North Dakota
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota proposes to 1) conduct a study of a tribal solar energy partnership with Federal Prison Industries (FPI) and Infinergy and provide photovoltaic training and education to tribal men and women; 2) conduct training programs for Tribes to become energy installers and auditors, conduct energy audits, and pay salaries of auditors; 3) examine the best approach for tapping wind energy to serve local buildings, conduct research to find a local wind company with expertise in 1-2 megawatt towers or mini turbines, contract with a law firm to study what legal barriers may exist; and 4) conduct a 12-week weatherization pilot project on homes built between 1969 and 1999 (includes retrofit of windows, doors, insulation, and siding), conduct energy audits, and prepare energy savings report.