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 site
Visit DOE's Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance site
Visit SC's Categorical Exclusions and NEPA Documents page
FSO is involved in numerous environment, safety, health and security-focused activities annually. These include comprehensive assessments, tripartite assessments, and participation in internal Fermilab Quality Assurance audits. FSO conducts over 100 walkthroughs of Fermilab facilities annually. FSO also performs regular weekly inspections of the major construction activities occurring on-site.
FSO conducts performance assessments in the areas of Industrial Hygiene (which included Chronic Beryllium Prevention Program), Radiation Safety, Hoisting and Rigging, Quality Assurance, and the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Program. These reviews ensure that Programs operate effectively and no significant program gaps exist.
Fermi Site Office Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determinations