Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H)

The Office of Science (SC) has a NEPA Compliance Officer on staff to coordinate all NEPA compliance and support matters at its laboratories. Responsibilities include managing the review and approval of NEPA documentation of SC Headquarter programs, and working with Department of Energy (DOE) Science programs and other DOE Headquarters Program Offices conducting research at SC facilities. SC takes a proactive approach in meeting the environmental and decision-making goals of NEPA and associated Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations by developing and implementing:

  • Policy and management expectations
  • NEPA guidance and procedures
  • NEPA Quality Awards program to recognize achievements

Visit EPA's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance siteExternal link

Visit DOE's Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance site

Visit SC's Categorical Exclusions and NEPA Documents page


Ames Site Office Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determinations

Categorical Exclusion Determination Documents (CX Determinations): *

Determination Date Name of Action: Description Categorical Exclusion NumberExternal link
07/10/2013 Sensitive Instrument Facility.pdf file (792KB) B3.6
06/03/2013 Site-Wide Categorical Exclusion: Bench Scale Research Projects & Conventional Operations.pdf file (980KB) B.20; B.22; B.24; B.25; B.28; B.30; B.31; B.32; B.34;
06/03/2013 Site-Wide Categorical Exclusion: Renovations and maintenance activities for buildings and structures.pdf file (754KB) B.18; B.19; B.20; B.22; B.24; B.26; B.28; B.30; B.31; B.34
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