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

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

Categorical Exclusion Determination Documents (CX Determinations): *

Determination Date Name of Action: Description Categorical Exclusion NumberExternal link
04/12/2012 A 35 Ton Liquid Argon Prototype Detector will be built in building PC-4 as a prototype detector for the Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment.pdf file (546KB) B3.6
10/03/2011 Borings will be drilled adjacent to the NuMI Target Hall to a depth of 110 to 155 feet into bedrock to assess groundwater gradients in order to reduce groundwater levels about 10 feet..pdf file (1.0MB) B3.1
09/14/2011 Demolition and removal of Site 12 Barn.pdf file (628KB) B1.23
09/12/2011 IB-1 Mezzanine Renovation Project will replace the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system, repair the floor struction, and increase the number of offices from 6 to 8..pdf file (827KB) B1.15
07/22/2011 Demolition of Tagged Photon Lab Trailer T035.pdf file (675KB) B1.23
06/27/2011 Phase and Frequency Locked Magnetrons for Superconducting Radio Frequency Phase II project will custom-build an L-band magnetron for testing with a complete radiofrequency system..pdf file (778KB) B3.6
05/20/2011 Demolition and removal of Trailers T116, T124 and T134.pdf file (662KB) B1.23
03/08/2011 Industrial Area Site Upgrades will include changes to enlarge a new parking lot to be constructed between the Central Helium Liquefier facility and Industrial Building 1..pdf file (1.7MB) B1.15
03/08/2011 MicroBooNE project will extract physics discoveries from the first ever large Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) detector that will be exposed to a neutrino beam. The 175-ton LArTPC detector for the MicroBooNE project will be located in a below grade cylinder structure similar to the MiniBooNE detector enclosure along the Booster Neutrino Beam line, just upstream of the MiniBooNE detector enclosure..pdf file (3.4MB) B3.10; B1.15
07/21/2010 NEA/NEB/NS8 Deactivation and Decommissioning at the fixed target beamline will include the removal and storage of 770 cubic yards of rock from the roofs of NEB and NEA, the removal and reuse of 32 shielding blocks at other Accelerator Division sites, the removal and recycling of concrete cinder blocks, and the removal and reuse or storage of metals..pdf file (766KB) B1.23
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