Categorical exclusions are categories of actions that DOE has determined, by regulation, do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment and for which, therefore, neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement normally is required. DOE's categorical exclusions are listed in Appendices A and B to Subpart D of its NEPA regulations, 10 CFR Part 1021.
If you have any trouble finding a specific document, please contact AskNEPA@hq.doe.gov for assistance.
- DOE Policy on NEPA Process Transparency and Openness (10/02/2009)
- DOE Policy Statement (74 FR 52228, 10/09/2009)
- Implementation Guidance for the DOE Policy on Documentation and Online Posting of Categorical Exclusion Determinations: NEPA Process Transparency and Openness (Rev. 1 -- 5/25/2010)