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


Pacific Northwest Site Office Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determinations

Categorical Exclusion Determination Documents (CX Determinations): *

Determination Date Name of Action: Description Categorical Exclusion NumberExternal link
11/28/2011 Site Wide CX minor road and utility alterations.pdf file (387KB) B1.3; B1.7; B1.13; B1.32; B4.7
11/28/2011 Site Wide CX outdoor tests on materials and components.pdf file (330KB) B3.11
11/28/2011 Site Wide CX training programs, exercises, and drills.pdf file (360KB) B1.2
11/28/2011 Site Wide CX site characterization and environmental monitoring.pdf file (429KB) B3.1
11/28/2011 Site Wide CX siting, constructing modifying, and operating small-scale structures.pdf file (322KB) B1.15
11/28/2011 Site Wide CX microbiological and biomedical research projects.pdf file (490KB) B3.12
11/28/2011 Site Wide CX small-scale research and development, laboratory operations, and pilot projects.pdf file (384KB) B3.6
08/30/2011 Establishment of an easement for enhanced electrical service to the computational sciences facility.pdf file (269KB) B1.7
06/30/2011 Install EMSL super-computer power infrastructure.pdf file (2.1MB) B1.7
07/02/2010 Construction of The EMSL Quiet Wing.pdf file (531KB) B1.15
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