NEPA Categorical Exclusion Determinations
To further transparency and openness in its implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Energy (DOE) has established a policy with regard to the online posting of certain categorical exclusion determinations. Under the policy, each Program and Field Office (including the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Power Marketing Administrations) will document and post online all categorical exclusion (CX) determinations involving classes of actions listed in Appendix B to Subpart D of the Department's NEPA regulations, 10 CFR Part 1021. Below is a list of the CXs in the Office of Health Safety and Security (HSS).
Also, as directed by Deputy Secretary Daniel B. Poneman in his October 2, 2009, memorandum, "NEPA Process Transparency and Openness," the Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance (NEPA Office), in consultation with the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Environment, has prepared implementation guidance to facilitate Departmental compliance with the policy: