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
03/28/2013 Geotechnical Investigation of the LBNE Detector Site in South Dakota.pdf file (590KB) B3.1
03/01/2013 Northern Illinois Center for Accelerator and Detector Development (NICAAD) Extrusion Line Facility.pdf file (544KB) B1.15
01/28/2013 Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) Second Site Investigation.pdf file (790KB) B3.1
01/17/2013 Hydrostatic Relief Action at the Neutrinos at the Main Injector (NuMI).pdf file (607KB) B2.5
12/20/2012 Project to "Establish a Muon Gyromagnetic Ratio Measurement (g-2) Experiment within the Muon Campus".pdf file (1.9MB) B1.30; B1.31; B3.10
11/15/2012 Cultural Resources Testing and Preservation Project.pdf file (601KB) B3.1; B3.3
09/10/2012 Sitewide Domestic Water Service Replacement Project.pdf file (593KB) B1.3; B1.15
06/12/2012 Fermilab Muon Campus, including Muon to Electron Conversion (Mu2e) Experiment and the MC-1 Building..pdf file (2.3MB) B1.15; B3.10
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
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