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CX-005300: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Alaska-Tribe-Chinik Eskimo Community
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Date: 02/22/2011
Location(s): Alaska
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

The Chinik Native Community of Alaska proposes to utilize energy efficiency and conservation block grant funding to purchase, transport, install, operate, and monitor a meteorological tower on the top of the hill (immediately to the northeast of the Kitchavik fish camps) for approximately one year. Funds would also be used to hire a technician to perform routine maintenance on the tower, download data from the tower, and serve as the grants manager to administer the project, as well as develop a wind data analysis and a wind generator feasibility study. Funding would not be utilized for any subsequent geotechnical, design, permitting, or construction work related to potential future wind farm installation.