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Compliance With Floodplain and Wetland Environmental Review Requirements (10 CFR Parts 1021 and 1022)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Department of Energy (DOE) revised its floodplain and wetland environmental review requirements to add flexibility and remove unnecessary procedural burdens by simplifying DOE public...

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Compliance With Floodplain and Wetland Environmental Review Requirements (10 CFR Parts 1021 and 1022) - FR Notice, August 27, 2003  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

51429 51429 Vol. 68, No. 166 Wednesday, August 27, 2003 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Parts 1021 and 1022 RIN 1901-AA94 Compliance With Floodplain and Wetland Environmental Review Requirements AGENCY: Department of Energy. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) is revising its floodplain and wetland environmental review requirements to add flexibility and remove unnecessary procedural burdens by simplifying DOE public notification procedures for proposed floodplain and wetland actions, exempting additional actions from the floodplain and wetland assessment provisions of these regulations, providing for immediate action in an emergency, expanding the existing list of sources that may be used in determining the location of floodplains and wetlands, and allowing

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Compliance With Floodplain and Wetland Environmental Review Requiremen...  

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requirements to add flexibility and remove unnecessary procedural burdens by simplifying DOE public notification procedures for proposed floodplain and wetland actions, exempting...

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The Deepwater Horizon disaster and wetlands Statement from the Environmental Concerns Committee Society of Wetland Scientists  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Coastal wetlands are essential components of healthy and productive coastal fisheries, and nowhere within the lower 48 states has the critical linkage between wetlands and fisheries resources been more clearly demonstrated than in the Gulf Mexico (e.g., Chesney et al. 2000, Crain et al. 1979). Louisiana alone, for example, generates 30 % of the nation’s seafood production (Day et. al., 2005) and accounts for 40 % of the total wetlands in the conterminous United States (Richardson and Pahl 2006). The ongoing loss of wetland resources in the Gulf of Mexico and the potential economic and environmental costs, especially in Louisiana and Florida, is an issue of international concern. The impacts of the current oil spill are unknown but the potential for direct and indirect environmental damage to coastal ecosystem services are extraordinary. Both the oil and the activities used in the cleanup have the potential to adversely affect wetland flora and fauna. Thus far, most of the oil has remained offshore but reports of oil reaching the coast have been geographically extensive ranging from Florida to Louisiana. The potential geographic extent of the spill could result in the exposure of many types of coastal wetlands to oil, ranging from mangroves in Florida, Texas, Mexico and islands in the Caribbean basin to tidal freshwater wetlands along the Gulf Coast. Most wetlands that will potentially be exposed to oil are saline and brackish tidal wetlands, which are nursery

Dennis F. Whigham; Stephen W. Broome; Curtis J. Richardson; Robert L. Simpson; Loren M. Smith

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental concerns and future oil and gas developments in Coastal Wetlands of Louisiana  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent studies have confirmed that much oil and natural gas have been overlooked and increases in future recoverable reserves will come from drilling in these areas. Increased production will result from identifying unexploited compartmentalized reservoirs, new infield reservoirs, and bypassed reservoirs, and by using enhanced recovery technologies for hydrocarbon recovery in incompletely drained reservoirs previously left unproduced for economic reasons. Most of southern Louisiana's hydrocarbon reserves underlie coastal wetland areas of the state. Major environmental concerns associated with the future development of existing reserves are canal dredging and destruction of wildlife habitat, use and disposal of oil-based muds, mitigation for wetland damage, and the recent emerging issue of surface contamination by naturally occurring radioactive materials with potential liabilities and future remedial regulation. To reduce wetland environmental damage caused by access canals to drilling sites, the Coastal Management Division of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources instituted a geologic reviews program to review drilling permit application in the coastal wetlands. This process provides a mechanism for state and federal agencies to comment on the requested drilling permit. As a result of this process, the total average wetland disturbed area has been reduced from 767 ac per year in 1982 to approximately 76 ac per year in 1991. Average lengths of access canals also have been reduced by approximately 78% during the period. Oil and gas companies are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental consequences of drilling in wetlands and are considering them in planning for development activities. In the current climate of increasing public consciousness about the environment, addressing environmental concerns in the planning state will go a long way in helping alleviate future environmental problems.

John, C.J.; Harder, B.J.; Groat, C.G. (Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States))

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wetlands  

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Wetlands Wetlands Nature Bulletin No. 670 March 10, 1962 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation WETLANDS This bulletin is addressed to the young people who will determine and must share the future of our country. As citizens you will have responsibilities. Among them will be the conservation of its natural resources. You have learned a lot about why and how we are endeavoring to conserve and use wisely the forests, soils, waters, minerals and wildlife. You may not know much about still another resource, nor that it is being destroyed -- largely by drainage for agricultural purposes but also by flood control projects, industrial and residential developments, dumps and pollution. That resource is what remains of our precious natural WETLANDS.

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RM Environmental Review (NEPA)  

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Environmental Review-NEPA Environmental Review-NEPA Categorical exclusions are posted here to promote transparency and openness. Some actions may have environmental impacts that require an environmental assessment and a detailed analysis to determine the extent and severity of the impacts. For actions that have significant impacts or consequences to the environment or human health, RM prepares environmental impact statements. Environmental Impact Statements-EIS Estes-Flatiron Transmission Line Rebuild Project Granby Pumping Plant-Windy Gap Transmission Line Rebuild Project Hermosa West Wind Energy Project Maintenance and Vegetation Management along Existing Western TransmissionLine Rights of Way on National Forest System Lands in Colorado, Utah, Nebraska Platte River Cooperative Agreement PEIS, NE, CO and WY, DOE/EIS-0295 (Cooperating Agency)

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UGP Environmental Review (NEPA)  

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Environmental Review-NEPA Environmental Review-NEPA Categorical exclusions are posted here to promote transparency and openness. Some actions may have environmental impacts that require an environmental assessment and a detailed analysis to determine the extent and severity of the impacts. For actions that have significant impacts or consequences to the environment or human health, UGP prepares environmental impact statements. Environmental Impact Statement-EIS Groton Generation Projects Draft EIS, Deer Creek Station Energy Facility Project, Brookings County, South Dakota (12.7mb pdf) Deer Creek Station Energy Facility Project Record of Decision (900kb pdf) Grande Praire Wind Farm, O'Neill, NE Wilton IV Wind Energy Center EIS (DOE/EIS-0469) Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic EIS (DOE/EIS-0408)

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Lower Yakima Valley Wetlands and Riparian Restoration Project. Final Environmental Assessment.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) proposes to fund that portion of the Washington Wildlife Mitigation Agreement pertaining to the Lower Yakima Valley Wetlands and Riparian Restoration Project (Project) in a cooperative effort with the Yakama Indian Nation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). The proposed action would allow the sponsors to secure property and conduct wildlife management activities for the Project within the boundaries of the Yakama Indian Reservation. This Environmental Assessment examines the potential environmental effects of acquiring and managing property for wildlife and wildlife habitat within a large 20, 340 hectare (50, 308 acre) project area. As individual properties are secured for the Project, three site-specific activities (habitat enhancement, operation and maintenance, and monitoring and evaluation) may be subject to further site-specific environmental review. All required Federal/Tribal coordination, permits and/or approvals would be obtained prior to ground disturbing activities.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SN Environmental Review (NEPA)  

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Rates Rates You are here: SN Home page > Environment Environmental Review-NEPA Major Initiatives are the large projects that SNR is currently involved in. As new projects are added, and existing ones completed, you will find current information and updates in this area. Environmental Impact Statement-EIS Sacramento Area Voltage Support Trinity PUD Interconnection Projects Alternative Intake Project Transmission Line and Interconnection Delta-Mendota Canal / California Aqueduct Intertie (PDF - 17MB) Sutter Power Project San Luis Transmission Project Environmental Assessment-EA San Joaquin Valley Right-of-Way Maintenance Project North Area Right-of-Way Maintenance Project Sacramento Valley Right-of-Way Maintenance Project Categorical Exclusions-CX Cottonwood - Roseville OPGW Project CX (PDF - 6787KB)

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Analysis of environmental constraints on expanding reserves in current and future reservoirs in wetlands. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Louisiana wetlands require careful management to allow exploitation of non-renewable resources without destroying renewable resources. Current regulatory requirements have been moderately successful in meeting this goal by restricting development in wetland habitats. Continuing public emphasis on reducing environmental impacts of resource development is causing regulators to reassess their regulations and operators to rethink their compliance strategies. We examined the regulatory system and found that reducing the number of applications required by going to a single application process and having a coherent map of the steps required for operations in wetland areas would reduce regulatory burdens. Incremental changes can be made to regulations to allow one agency to be the lead for wetland permitting at minimal cost to operators. Operators need cost effective means of access that will reduce environmental impacts, decrease permitting time, and limit future liability. Regulators and industry must partner to develop incentive based regulations that can provide significant environmental impact reduction for minimal economic cost. In addition regulators need forecasts of future E&P trends to estimate the impact of future regulations. To determine future activity we attempted to survey potential operators when this approach was unsuccessful we created two econometric models of north and south Louisiana relating drilling activity, success ratio, and price to predict future wetland activity. Results of the econometric models indicate that environmental regulations have a small but statistically significant effect on drilling operations in wetland areas of Louisiana. We examined current wetland practices and evaluated those practices comparing environmental versus economic costs and created a method for ranking the practices.

Harder, B.J.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Review Branch  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

GE-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment (GLE) submitted its Environmental Report on January 31, 2009 to construct and operate a laser enrichment facility. Since the original ER was finalized, the location of the entrance and roadway into the Wilmington Site has been revise. GLE hereby submits the GLE Environmental Report Supplement 2- Revised Entrance and Roadway to describe the environmental impacts of the change. If you have any questions, or require additional information, please contact Julie Olivier of my staff at 910-819-4799, or at Julie.Olivier@qe.com; or myself at 910-819-1925 or at Alberte.Kennedy @ pe.com.

Albert Kennedy; Andrea Kock Chief

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0120: Wetland Assessment | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EIS-0120: Wetland Assessment EIS-0120: Wetland Assessment EIS-0120: Wetland Assessment F- and H-Area Groundwater Remediation Project at the Savannah River Site, Savannah River Operations Office, Aiken, South Carolina The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared this wetland assessment in compliance with DOE requirements (10 CFR Part 1022) for the floodplain and wetland environmental review of the proposed F- and H-Area Groundwater Remediation Project at the Savannah River Site (SRS), located near Aiken, South Carolina (Figure 1-1). DOE is proposing to install underground barrier wall/base injection systems to replace the pump/treat/reinjection systems previously used to remediate the contaminated groundwater associated with the closed F- and H-Area Seepage Basins at SRS. EIS-0120; Final Environmental Impact Statement, Wetland Assessment for the

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EIS-0120: Wetland Assessment | Department of Energy  

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120: Wetland Assessment 120: Wetland Assessment EIS-0120: Wetland Assessment F- and H-Area Groundwater Remediation Project at the Savannah River Site, Savannah River Operations Office, Aiken, South Carolina The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared this wetland assessment in compliance with DOE requirements (10 CFR Part 1022) for the floodplain and wetland environmental review of the proposed F- and H-Area Groundwater Remediation Project at the Savannah River Site (SRS), located near Aiken, South Carolina (Figure 1-1). DOE is proposing to install underground barrier wall/base injection systems to replace the pump/treat/reinjection systems previously used to remediate the contaminated groundwater associated with the closed F- and H-Area Seepage Basins at SRS. EIS-0120; Final Environmental Impact Statement, Wetland Assessment for the

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Environmental Review Form f  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

f f o r Argonne National Laboratory Click on the blue question marks (?) for instructions, contacts, and additional information on specific line items. f?)ProiectlActivitv Title: 200 Area Chilled Water plant m - L i c - ?a3 [?)AS0 NEPA Tracking No. JiBH#M (?)Twe of Funding: IGPP B&R Code &CF- o d d 4 6 J?)Identifvin~ number: WFO proposal # CRADA proposal # Work Project # 08 109 ANL accounting # (item 3a in Field Work Proposal) Other (explain) J?)Proiect Manager: Jason Budd Date: /- / / - / o J?)NEPA Owner: Phil Rash Date: %/-//-/a ANL NEPA Reviewer: M A. Kamiw s i g n a t u p s , & Date: \ /lb 1 'Wio I. J?)Description of Proposed Action: This proposed action will construct a new centrally located chilled water plant in the North West corner of the 200 Area of Argonne National Laboratory. Refer to the attached site map showing

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The use of hydrologically altered wetlands to treat wastewater in coastal Louisiana  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two major environmental problems currently affecting Louisiana are a high rate of coastal wetland loss and high levels of surface water pollution. The application of secondarily treated wastewater to wetlands is proposed to dealing with these problems. The benefits of wetland wastewater treatment include improved surface water quality, increased accretion rates to balance subsidence, improved plant productivity, and decreased capital outlays for conventional engineering treatment systems. Wetland treatment systems can be designed and operated to restore deteriorating wetlands to previous levels of productivity. Hydrologically altered wetlands in the Louisiana coastal zone are appropriate for receiving municipal and some industrial effluent. While the US EPA has determined that wetland wastewater treatment is effective in treating municipal effluent, it has discouraged the use of natural wetlands for this purpose. As a result, hydrologically altered wetlands in the Louisiana coastal zone are being neglected and ultimately lost, while scarce funds are used to construct artificial wetlands to treat municipal effluent. Effluent discharge to existing wetlands can be incorporated into a comprehensive management plan designed to increase sediment and nutrient input into subsiding wetlands in the Louisiana coastal zone. Secondarily treated effluent discharged from industrial and municipal facilities in the Louisiana coastal zone were reviewed for suitability for wetland wastewater treatment. Selection criteria for wetland treatment systems were developed for both dischargers and receiving wetlands. Designs for two potential case studies based on established selection criteria for wetland wastewater treatment systems are presented. An economic analysis of the four case studies indicates a high potential for financial savings when wetlands replace conventional engineering methods for tertiary treatment.

Breaux, A.M.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wetland model in an earth systems modeling framework for regional environmental policy analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The objective of this research is to investigate incorporating a wetland component into a land energy and water fluxes model, the Community Land Model (CLM). CLM is the land fluxes component of the Integrated Global Systems ...

Awadalla, Sirein Salah

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrating State and Federal Environmental Reviews  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

NEPA and CEQA: Integrating State and Federal Environmental Reviews Draft for Public Review and Comment March 2013 2 Table of Contents: I. Introduction ...................................................................................................................................... 3 II. Questions and Answers .................................................................................................................... 5 A. Stage 1: Preliminary Questions ................................................................................................. 5 1. How Does NEPA and CEQA Terminology Differ? .................................................... 5 a. "Action" (NEPA) versus "Project" (CEQA) ................................................ 5

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EIS-0385: Notice of Proposed Floodplain and Wetland Actions | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

385: Notice of Proposed Floodplain and Wetland Actions 385: Notice of Proposed Floodplain and Wetland Actions EIS-0385: Notice of Proposed Floodplain and Wetland Actions Site Selection for the Expansion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Announcement The Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) for site selection for expansion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, as required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. DOE hereby gives early notice that it will include in the Draft EIS a floodplain and wetland assessment prepared in accordance with the DOE Regulations for Compliance with Floodplain and Wetland Environmental Review Requirements (10 CFR Part 1022) and provides for early public input. DOE/EIS-0385, Department of Energy, Notice of Proposed Floodplain and Wetland Actions for the Site Selection for the Expansion of the Strategic

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EIS-0385: Notice of Proposed Floodplain and Wetland Actions | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Proposed Floodplain and Wetland Actions Proposed Floodplain and Wetland Actions EIS-0385: Notice of Proposed Floodplain and Wetland Actions Site Selection for the Expansion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Announcement The Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) for site selection for expansion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, as required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. DOE hereby gives early notice that it will include in the Draft EIS a floodplain and wetland assessment prepared in accordance with the DOE Regulations for Compliance with Floodplain and Wetland Environmental Review Requirements (10 CFR Part 1022) and provides for early public input. DOE/EIS-0385, Department of Energy, Notice of Proposed Floodplain and Wetland Actions for the Site Selection for the Expansion of the Strategic

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Environmental Chemistry of Arsenic: A Literature Review  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Arsenic is an element of significant interest to energy companies because of its occurrence in coal ash and its potential for release and migration in groundwater. This report summarizes technical information on the environmental chemistry of arsenic assembled from an extensive literature review. In particular, the report provides an in-depth look at the three most important sets of geochemical reactions relevant to understanding the environmental chemistry of arsenic -- precipitation-dissolution, reduct...

2000-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management - February 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management - February 2012 February 2012 Review of the Implementation Verification Review Processes at the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management for Building 3019 This report documents the independent review of implementation verification review (IVR) processes at the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (ORO-EM) conducted by the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight) within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The review involved evaluation of established IVR processes and implementation of the newly revised documented safety analysis (DSA) and technical safety

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America's Wetland  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Wetlands Loss in Louisiana By Michael Gillis 11-23-11 c-3? Why are the wetlands disappearing from the coast of Louisiana at a startling rate? There ...

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Review: International Handbook of Research on Environmental Education  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Review: International Handbook of Research on Environmentaleditors. International Handbook of Research on Environmentalenormous International Handbook of Research on Environmental

Laberge, Yves

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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book review: Past environmental change in Latin America  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

offer) a review of the same book to another journal, and disclosures may be published.  Book reviews will usually go Evolution,  17,  book review  Past environmental change in 

Gosling, William D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Review Form for Argonne National Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

u--L)c u--L)c - 26 I Environmental Review Form for Argonne National Laboratory Click on the blue question marks (?) for instructions, contacts, and additional information on specific line items. (?)Proiect/Activity Title: Installation of a 138kV Substation at Building 202 and Modification of Substation 549A (?)AS0 NEPA Tracking No. - L X - t C I (?)Type of Funding: ARRA B&R Code [?)Identifying; number: ERF-0956R4 WFO proposal # CRADA proposal # Work Project # 0 1223 ANL accounting # (item 3a in Field Work Proposal) Other (explain) ESQ Log #799 h (?)Project Manager: J. Uppal Signature: ate: 3/24/10 (?)NEPA Owner: Phil Rash Signature: Date: 312411 0 q ,,ate:31-2-5/23\0 ANL NEPA Reviewer: M A. Karniya Signature.' I. [?)Description of Proposed Action:

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Wetland survey of the X-10 Bethel Valley and Melton Valley groundwater operable units at Oak Ridge National Labortory Oak Ridge, Tennessee  

SciTech Connect

Executive Order 11990, Protection of Wetlands, (May 24, 1977) requires that federal agencies avoid, to the extent possible, adverse impacts associated with the destruction and modification of wetlands and that they avoid direct and indirect support of wetlands development when there is a practicable alternative. In accordance with Department of Energy (DOE) Regulations for Compliance with Floodplains and Wetlands Environmental Review Requirements (Subpart B, 10 CFR 1022.11), surveys for wetland presence or absence were conducted in both the Melton Valley and the Bethel Valley Groundwater Operable Units (GWOU) on the DOE Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) from October 1994 through September 1995. As required by the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 1992, wetlands were identified using the criteria and methods set forth in the Wetlands Delineation Manual (Army Corps of Engineers, 1987). Wetlands were identified during field surveys that examined and documented vegetation, soils, and hydrologic evidence. Most of the wetland boundary locations and wetland sizes are approximate. Boundaries of wetlands in Waste Area Grouping (WAG) 2 and on the former proposed site of the Advanced Neutron Source in the upper Melton Branch watershed were located by civil survey during previous wetland surveys; thus, the boundary locations and areal sizes in these areas are accurate. The wetlands were classified according to the system developed by Cowardin et al. (1979) for wetland and deepwater habitats of the United States. A total of 215 individual wetland areas ranging in size from 0.002 ha to 9.97 ha were identified in the Bethel Valley and Melton Valley GWOUs. The wetlands are classified as palustrine forested broad-leaved deciduous (PFO1), palustrine scrub-shrub broad-leaved deciduous (PSS1), and palustrine persistent emergent (PEM1).

Rosensteel, B.A.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Review, Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Oversight Review, Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Independent Oversight Review, Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site - March 2000 Independent Oversight Review, Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site - March 2000 March 2000 Review of the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site Transportation Emergency Management Program The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Emergency Management Oversight, within the Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance, conducted a transportation emergency management review and a follow-up review of the emergency management program at Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) in February 2000. The primary purpose of this review was to assess the effectiveness of the Department's emergency management programs for transportation events involving hazardous materials (not related to transuranic waste or nuclear

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NEPA and CEQA: Integrating State and Federal Environmental Reviews...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Governor's Office of Planning and Research, issued on March 5, 2013, a draft handbook on integrating NEPA and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review processes....

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America's WETLAND Newsletter - June 2006 | America's Wetland  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

America's WETLAND Newsletter - June 2006. By: America's WETLAND Campaign Staff, America's WETLAND: Campaign to Save Coastal Louisiana | 7.1.2006

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Independent Oversight Review, Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site - March 2000 Independent Oversight Review, Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site - March 2000 March 2000 Review of the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site Transportation Emergency Management Program The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Emergency Management Oversight, within the Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance, conducted a transportation emergency management review and a follow-up review of the emergency management program at Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) in February 2000. The primary purpose of this review was to assess the effectiveness of the Department's emergency management programs for transportation events involving hazardous materials (not related to transuranic waste or nuclear

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Oil and Gas Environmental Review and Approval Processes (New Brunswick,  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Oil and Gas Environmental Review and Approval Processes (New Oil and Gas Environmental Review and Approval Processes (New Brunswick, Canada) Oil and Gas Environmental Review and Approval Processes (New Brunswick, Canada) < Back Eligibility Commercial Developer Fuel Distributor Industrial Investor-Owned Utility Municipal/Public Utility Utility Program Info State New Jersey Program Type Environmental Regulations Provider New Brunswick Natural Resources Oil and natural gas companies engaged in exploration, development and production in New Brunswick will be required by the Department of Environment to undergo a Phased Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process. The process will identify potential environmental impacts at the early stages before a project is implemented so that negative environmental impacts can be avoided.

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America's Wetland  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

“Save Our Coast!” Every fifteen minutes, Louisiana loses a football field worth of wetlands. Eighty percent of coastal land loss in the United States ...

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DOE Issues Environmental Assessment on Road Project for Public Review  

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Brad Bugger (208) 526-0833 DOE Issues Environmental Assessment on Road Project for Public Review Brad Bugger (208) 526-0833 DOE Issues Environmental Assessment on Road Project for Public Review The U.S. Department of Energy has issued for public review and comment a draft environmental assessment of the potential environmental impacts of building an internal road to safely ship radioactive material within the Idaho National Laboratory. DOE�s preferred alternative under the environmental assessment is to develop a new, internal road that would connect the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center with the Materials and Fuels Complex, a distance of about 20 miles. It would allow the INL to safely ship nuclear materials from the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center and the Materials and Fuels Complex without having to utilize public roads, like Highway 20, which adds additional cost and security considerations to each shipment.

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Draft Environmental Impact Statement Available for Public Review |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Available for Public Review Draft Environmental Impact Statement Available for Public Review Draft Environmental Impact Statement Available for Public Review November 25, 2008 - 4:58pm Addthis Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the issuance of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Valley Demonstration Project in western New York, naming Phased Decisionmaking as the Preferred Alternative. Issuance of this Draft EIS is a significant step forward in cleaning up the site. The document, entitled "Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Decommissioning and/or Long-Term Stewardship at the West Valley Demonstration Project and Western New York Nuclear Service Center (DOE/EIS-0226-D (Revised)), is a revision of the 1996 Cleanup and Closure

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Direct use of hydrothermal energy: a review of environmental aspects  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The potential environmental impacts of the exploration, development, and production of hydrothermal geothermal energy for direct use applications are reviewed and evaluated. Mitigation strategies and research and development needs are included. (MHR)

O'Banion, K.; Layton, D.

1981-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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HVDC power transmission environmental issues review  

SciTech Connect

This report strives to define the various environmental effects associated with HVDC lines, discusses the current knowledge of their potential effects on biological and non-biological systems, and compares these effects associated with ac lines where appropriate.

Bailey, W.H.; Weil, D.E. [Bailey Research Associates, Inc., New York, NY (United States); Stewart, J.R. [Power Technologies, Inc., Schenectady, NY (United States)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vermont Wetland Rules (Vermont) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Wetland Rules (Vermont) Wetland Rules (Vermont) Vermont Wetland Rules (Vermont) < Back Eligibility Utility Fed. Government Commercial Agricultural Investor-Owned Utility State/Provincial Govt Industrial Construction Municipal/Public Utility Local Government Residential Installer/Contractor Rural Electric Cooperative Tribal Government Low-Income Residential Schools Retail Supplier Institutional Multi-Family Residential Systems Integrator Fuel Distributor Nonprofit General Public/Consumer Transportation Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Vermont Program Type Environmental Regulations Provider Department of Environmental Conservation A permit is required for any activity within a Class I or Class II wetland

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DOE Launches New Dataset on its Environmental Reviews | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Dataset on its Environmental Reviews Dataset on its Environmental Reviews DOE Launches New Dataset on its Environmental Reviews January 28, 2010 - 1:44pm Addthis Washington, DC - To further transparency and openness in its implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Energy (DOE) has created a comprehensive database of categorical exclusion (CX) determinations. The information is available at Data.gov and the DOE NEPA Website. This initiative supports the Obama Administration's Open Government Directive and provides easy access to useful information regarding DOE's compliance with NEPA. "This sets a new standard of transparency for the Federal government's implementation of NEPA," said Scott Blake Harris, DOE General Counsel, "and shines a light on an important part of our

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EA-1617: Draft Environmental Assessment for Public Review  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Environmental Assessment for Public Review Environmental Assessment for Public Review DOE/EA-1617 Lovell-Yellowtail and Basin-Lovell Transmission Line Rebuild Project Big Horn County, Wyoming and Big Horn and Carbon Counties, Montana U.S. Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration Rocky Mountain Region Loveland, Colorado Cooperating Agencies: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service July 2011 Montana Department of Environmental Quality Environmental Assessment for Public Review DOE/EA-1617 Lovell-Yellowtail and Basin-Lovell Transmission Line Rebuild Project Big Horn and Carbon Counties, Montana and Big Horn County, Wyoming U.S. Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration Rocky Mountain Region Loveland, Colorado Cooperating Agencies:

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DOE Launches New Dataset on its Environmental Reviews | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Launches New Dataset on its Environmental Reviews Launches New Dataset on its Environmental Reviews DOE Launches New Dataset on its Environmental Reviews January 28, 2010 - 1:44pm Addthis Washington, DC - To further transparency and openness in its implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Energy (DOE) has created a comprehensive database of categorical exclusion (CX) determinations. The information is available at Data.gov and the DOE NEPA Website. This initiative supports the Obama Administration's Open Government Directive and provides easy access to useful information regarding DOE's compliance with NEPA. "This sets a new standard of transparency for the Federal government's implementation of NEPA," said Scott Blake Harris, DOE General Counsel, "and shines a light on an important part of our

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Review: Bayesian networks in environmental modelling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bayesian networks (BNs), also known as Bayesian belief networks or Bayes nets, are a kind of probabilistic graphical model that has become very popular to practitioners mainly due to the powerful probability theory involved, which makes them able to ... Keywords: Bayesian networks, Environment, Model implementation, Review, Software

P. A. Aguilera; A. Fernández; R. Fernández; R. Rumí; A. Salmerón

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Review Form for Argonne National Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Title.: Operation of 3 MeV electron Van de Graaff Accelerator (CSE059) Title.: Operation of 3 MeV electron Van de Graaff Accelerator (CSE059) (?)AS0 NEPA Tracking No. ,450 - C X - d ( ? ) M e of Punding: 0-peration funds B&R Code {?)Identil9inp number: WFO proposal # CRADA proposal # Work Project # ANL accounting # (item 3a in Field Work Proposal) Other (explain) / ate: /Reviewer: M A. Kmiva s i g n a t u p - s ate:' 4 .ld ~~9 U L ' (?)Description of Proposed Action: This review covers the operation and maintenance of 3- MeV Van De Graaf electron accelerator as needed to meet program needs. The accelerator will be operated and maintained within approved and authorized limits.

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Environmental Review Form for Argonne National Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

f?)Proiect/Activitv Title: Oueration of the 20 MeV Electron Linac Accelerator. including, u f?)Proiect/Activitv Title: Oueration of the 20 MeV Electron Linac Accelerator. including, u o g J . a d e d MeV (CSE060) /?)AS0 NEPA Trackinp No. A.4 d - L-ic - X7 (?)Tv~e of Funding: Overation funds - I B&R Code f?)IdentiMn~ number: WFO proposal # CRADA proposal # Work Project # ANL accounting # (item 3a in Field Work Proposal) Other (explain) f ? ~ ~ r o i e c t ' ~ * n a p e r : George Vandegrifi Sign ate: / < / ? / * '-d- w J?)NEPA Owner: Roberta Riel Signature: Date: I J 9 h 9 ANL NEPA Reviewer: i U A. h i w signatu1.6rhq - ' \ * Q - Date:'%/ 7 1x01 L I?Nk?scri~tion of Prowsed Action: This review covers the operation and maintenance of the 20-MeV linac electron accelerator as it is currently authorized. In addition, the review will cover a planned upgrade program to increase the power to 50 MeV. The accelerator will be opertt

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Wetland Importance Matthew J. Gray  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Stabilization ·Sediment and Nutrient Retention & Export ·Wetland-dependent Wildlife Habitat ·Aquatic Billion in Damage in U.S. 2004 Hurricanes ·Charley (22) ·Frances (15) ·Ivan (60) ·Jeanne (6) Environmental Environmental Values Sediment & Nutrient Retention & Export Climate Control Water Quality Chemical & Nutrient

Gray, Matthew

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Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Western Greenbrier Co-Production Demonstration Project, Rainelle, WV and Notice of Floodplain/Wetlands Involvement (6/3/03)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

11 11 Federal Register / Vol. 68, No. 106 / Tuesday, June 3, 2003 / Notices Dated: May 27, 2003. Judge Eric Andell, Deputy Under Secretary for Safe and Drug- Free Schools. [FR Doc. 03-13836 Filed 6-2-03; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000-01-P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Western Greenbrier Co-Production Demonstration Project, Rainelle, WV and Notice of Floodplain/Wetlands Involvement AGENCY: Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Floodplain/Wetlands Involvement. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the

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Environmental Review Form for Argonne National Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

(?)Proiect/Activitv Title: Building 2 12 Electron Microscopv Improvements. (?)Proiect/Activitv Title: Building 2 12 Electron Microscopv Improvements. (?)AS0 NEPA track in^ No. A ~u ' LX - 2 L (?)Type of Funding: GPP B&R Code rnf 6q&& fii (?)Identifving number: WFO proposal # CRADA proposal # Work Project # ("/I& #& ANL accounting # (item 3a in Field Work Proposal) Other (explain) A (?)Proiect Manager: J. Freno Date: c/h/~ 5) (?)NEPA Owner: Philip C. Rash Date: 4hb 9 ANL-E NEPA Reviewer: M. A. Kamiva Signatur Date: \ \ I \ 3 1 w 4 (?)Description of Proposed Action:. This project will demolish the existing HVAC systems within the D Wing of Building 212 (Electron 1s d p & t w v ~ i l , u n i t s and associated duct work, and Microscopy Area). Inclp&d& ductwork missing boxes.,,These items would be repface by a new low-sound and specifically designed

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Environmental Review Form for Argonne National Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ProiectlActivitv Title: Removal of the Building 370 Felix Magnet ProiectlActivitv Title: Removal of the Building 370 Felix Magnet [?)AS0 NEPA Tracking No. BJd - &< - ~7 (?)Type of Funding;: MR B&R Code [?)Identifying number: EFR- 1058 WFO proposal # CRADA proposal # Work Project # 15509-FM-155 ANL accounting # (item 3a in Field Work Proposal) Other (explain) ESO Lon # l?)Proiect Manager: Jesse Adams Signature: Date: 53- J?)NEPA Owner: Phil Rash Signature: Date: f h T ~ ' ~ - ANL NEPA Reviewer: M A. Kamiya Signature: Date: 5 1251213(" I. (?)Description of Proposed Action: This action will demolish an existing magnet that was relocated from inside of Building 370 and placed in the 376 parking lot adjacent to Building 370. This action will demolish in place the FELIX magnet and associated equipment. The work includes the dismantlement and recycling or

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Environmental Review Form for Argonne National Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Proiect/Activitv Title: Application of Wastewater Treatment Filter Bed Sand Proiect/Activitv Title: Application of Wastewater Treatment Filter Bed Sand [?)AS0 NEPA Trackinp No. ASu - Lx - t L (?)Tv~e of Funding: NA B&R Code J?)Identifvin~ number: ERF-0 10 1 5 WFO proposal # CRADA:proposal # Work Project # NA ANL accounting # (item 3a in Fielwork Proposal) Other (explain) (?)Proiect Mana~er: P. Rash J?INEPA Owner: P. Rash m.d\ ANL NEPA Reviewer: M. A. Kamiva Signature'. a : 1 1 9 1 10 la u I. [?)Description of Proposed Action: This project will recycle spent sanitary wastewater treatment plant trickling filter sand that has collected at Argonne's wastewater treatment plant. The sand will be recycled at the Laboratory per the requirements of the attached permit. The attached map shows the permit approved locations to apply the sand.

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Environmental Review Form for Argonne National Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

items: items: (?)Proiect/Activitv Title: Demolition and R e c v c l i n ~ of the SIX Tesla super conduct in^ Dipole Magnet System l?)ASO NEPA Tracking No. Akt -Cx - 7 , 7 / (?)Type of Funding: B&R Code (?)Identifying number: ERF-0 106 1 WFO proposal # CRADA proposal # Work Project # ANL accounting # (item 3a in Field Work Proposal) Other (explain) J?)Proiect Manager: Jesse Adams Signature: Date: 8 - 25 - L D J?)NEPA Owner: Phil Rash Signature: Date: &d& ANL NEPA Reviewer: M A. Kamiya signatu- Date: B I LS 1- \o I. (?)Description of Proposed Action: The project consists of moving the magnet out of building 370 into the parking lot adjacent to buildings 370, 371, and 376. The magnet will then be cut into pieces to meet DOT shipping requirements and sent off-site for metal recycling.

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Environmental Review Form for Argonne National Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Pwiect/Activitv Title: Generic Categorical Exclusion: Miscellaneous Installations and Maintenance Pwiect/Activitv Title: Generic Categorical Exclusion: Miscellaneous Installations and Maintenance Activities (?)AS0 NEPA track in^ No. ASO-CX-262 ( ) T v D e n ~ : ? NA B&R Code /?)Identifvine number: ERF-0973R1 WFO proposal # CRADA proposal # (?IProiect Manager: Philip C. Rash Signature: (?WEPA Owner: Phili~ C. Rash - ANL NEPA Reviewer: Y A. Kamiva s i g n a h & ? ' 3:- I. [?IDescri~tion of Proposed Action: SCOPE: GENERAL: This Categorical Exclusion covers action of a general and repetitive nature. The types of activities included are the removal, installation, replacement, and preparation of a wide variety of activities that occur on a regular and routine basis. These activities would apply to all of Argonne National Laboratov (ANL) projects executed by ANL and on previously disturbed

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EO 11990: Protection Of Wetlands  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

90-Protection Of Wetlands 90-Protection Of Wetlands SOURCE: The provisions of Executive Order 11990 of May 24, 1977, appear at 42 FR 26961, 3 CFR, 1977 Comp., p. 121, unless otherwise noted. By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the United States of America, and as President of the United States of America, in furtherance of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et s eq.), in order to avoid to the extent possible the long and short term adverse impacts associated with the destruction or modification of wetlands and to avoid direct or indirect support of new construction in wetlands wherever there is a practicable alternative, it is hereby ordered as follows: SECTION 1. (a) Each agency shall provide leadership and shall take action to minimize the

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Guidance: Incorporating EPA's Pollution Prevention Strategy into Environmental Reviews  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

$'1 $'1 f%'1OIR A N Iv { JM ............................................... EiW'KRO>31ENTAL PROTECTIOX AGENCY OFF~E C)F FEI)ERAL ACTIVITIES Guidance on Incorporating EPA's Pollution Prevention Strategy ,' into EPA's Environmental Revielv Process The Office of Federal Activities (OFA) is issuing guidance which incorporates the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pollution Prevention Strategy into the Agency's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 309 of the Clean Air Act review processes. Prevention To implement thePollution Act of 1990, this guidance focuses primarily upon influencing federal agencies' policies, practices, and regulatory functions to incorporate pollution prevention into their planning and decision-making. IMckzround

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Environmental Review Form for Argonne National Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Title: Indoor Bench-Scale Research Projects and Conventional Laboratory Operations Title: Indoor Bench-Scale Research Projects and Conventional Laboratory Operations (?)AS0 NEPA track in^ No. ASO-CX-265 (?)Tv~e of Funding: DOE, WFO. or CRADA Replaces AAO-CX- 160 B&R Code J?IIdentifvin~ number: NIA WFO proposal # CRADA proposal # Work Project # ANL accounting # (item 3a in Field Work Proposal) Other (explain) f?)Proiect Manager: n/a Signature: Date: J?)NEPA Owner: D. Haugen Signature: Date: < / $ b / ! & h 7 J?)NEPA Owner: G. Dyrkacz Signature: Date: :/3@?0/0 J?)NEPA Owner: R. Riel Signature: ,ate: 3/30/d0/6 ANL NEPA Reviewer: M A. Kaniva signatu&:',^ .Q - Date:3 1 3 r, 1 t s I. (?)Description of Proposed Action: All proposed actions will be indoor bench-scale research projects and conventional laboratory operations conducted in existing buildings at Argonne. Specifically, bench-scale chemical,

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Environmental Review Form for Argonne National Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7) for instructions, contacts, and additional information on specific line items. 7) for instructions, contacts, and additional information on specific line items. I?)Proiect/Activitv Title: -Biomass production and nitrogen recovery in 21n century riparian buffers I?).4SO NEPA Tracking No. A 56 - L X - d3 I ? ) b of Funding: B&R Code .,. . . . . . .: UIIdentiMw number: WFO proposal # CRADA proposal # Work Project # ANL accou~~ting # (item 3a in Field Work Proposal) 49147-NE-155 Other (explain) flIPniect Meager: M. Cristina Newi S i p a t u ~ : k& Date: 618 110 J?)NEPA Owner: R . R/,J Signature: a : c/'?//o ANL NEPA Reviewer: M A. Km&a signam?- 5 . S v - . . . -.. . + Date: d 1 ? l -L . : 17. rl I. [?Nbcri~tion of Pro& Action: Collect soil samples, and place small soil moisture samplers approximately 4 feet below grouncl s u b near and away from Argonne-planted phytoremediation trees.

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Wetlands and Riparian Rights (Maryland) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Wetlands and Riparian Rights (Maryland) Wetlands and Riparian Rights (Maryland) Wetlands and Riparian Rights (Maryland) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Developer Industrial Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Municipal/Public Utility Rural Electric Cooperative Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Maryland Program Type Environmental Regulations Provider Maryland Department of the Environment The Department of the Environment regulates dredging, dumping, filling, and similar activities in wetland areas to protect the environmental and public values of the wetlands and to sustain their ability to control floods. Regulations will be enacted with the consent of the Maryland Agricultural

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ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARD REVIEW PLAN OFFICE OF NUCLEAR REACTOR REGULATION  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This environmental standard review plan (ESRP) directs the staff’s identification and evaluation of impacts to terrestrial ecosystems induced by the operation of heat dissipation systems, especially cooling towers and cooling ponds. The scope of the review directed by this plan will be limited to consideration of the operational aspects of heat dissipation systems in sufficient detail to form a basis for assessing potential operational impacts. Review Interfaces The reviewer for this ESRP should obtain input from or provide input to reviewers for the following ESRPs, as indicated: ` ESRP 2.4.1. Obtain descriptive material on the terrestrial ecology of the site and vicinity to support the analyses made in ESRP 5.3.3.2. ` ESRP 3.4.2. Obtain specific information about the cooling system necessary to assess impacts to the terrestrial environment. ` ESRP 5.3.3.1. Obtain information about heat dissipation to the atmosphere necessary to determine impacts to the terrestrial environment.

unknown authors

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental illness. A clinical review of 50 cases  

SciTech Connect

A review of 50 patients with a clinical ecology diagnosis of environmentally induced illness is reported. Histories were extremely heterogeneous. Eight patients had no symptoms or disease, 11 had symptoms caused by preexisting nonenvironmental disease, and 31 had multiple subjective symptoms. No consistent physical findings or laboratory abnormalities were found. Serum levels of immunoglobulins and complement, and circulating lymphocyte, B-cell, T-cell, and T-cell subset counts were not significantly abnormal. The diagnostic provocation-neutralization procedure, environmental restrictions, and dietary advice of clinical ecology produced further symptoms and fear of environmental and food contaminants. The patients with chronic multisystem complaints had characteristic symptoms of psychosomatic illness, but this study does not support the clinical ecology theory that psychosomatic illness may be an expression of food and chemical sensitivities induced by the toxic effect of environmental chemicals on the immune system.

Terr, A.I.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GRR/Section 9-WA-b - State Environmental Review | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

GRR/Section 9-WA-b - State Environmental Review GRR/Section 9-WA-b - State Environmental Review < GRR Jump to: navigation, search GRR-logo.png GEOTHERMAL REGULATORY ROADMAP Roadmap Home Roadmap Help List of Sections Section 9-WA-b - State Environmental Review 9-WA-b - State Environmental Review.pdf Click to View Fullscreen Triggers None specified Once the lead agency is determined they are responsible for continuing forward with environmental review. In Washington, environmental review is effectuated through the developer completing an Environmental Checklist which assists the lead agency in determining whether the proposal will likely result in negative impacts on the environment. 9-WA-b - State Environmental Review.pdf 9-WA-b - State Environmental Review.pdf Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range.

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Wetland Importance Matthew J. Gray  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Stabilization ·Sediment and Nutrient Retention & Export ·Wetland-dependent Wildlife Habitat ·Aquatic in Damage in U.S. 2004 Hurricanes ·Charley (22) ·Frances (15) ·Ivan (60) ·Jeanne (6) Environmental Values Sediment & Nutrient Retention & Export Climate Control Water Quality Chemical & Nutrient Update by Plants

Gray, Matthew

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Hanford site tank waste remediation system programmatic environmental review report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The US Department of Energy (DOE) committed in the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Record of Decision (ROD) to perform future National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis at key points in the Program. Each review will address the potential impacts that new information may have on the environmental impacts presented in the TWRS EIS and support an assessment of whether DOE`s plans for remediating the tank waste are still pursuing the appropriate plan for remediation or whether adjustments to the program are needed. In response to this commitment, DOE prepared a Supplement Analysis (SA) to support the first of these reevaluations. Subsequent to the completion of the SA, the Phase IB negotiations process with private contractors resulted in several changes to the planned approach. These changes along with other new information regarding the TWRS Program have potential implications for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of tank waste retrieval and waste storage and/or disposal that may influence the environmental impacts of the Phased Implementation alternative. This report focuses on identifying those potential environmental impacts that may require NEPA analysis prior to authorization to begin facility construction and operations.

Haass, C.C.

1998-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of using cyclocranes to support drilling and production of oil and gas in Wetland Areas. Fourth quarterly report, [October--December 1992  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The planned program falls under wetlands area research related to drilling, production, and transportation of oil and gas resources. Specifically the planned program addresses an evaluation of using cyclocraft to transport drill rigs, mud, pipes and other materials and equipment in a cost effective and environmentally safe manner to support oil and gas drilling and production operations in wetland areas. During the.reporting period, a report that contained the results of each of the five subtasks that comprise Task 1, Environmental Considerations, was prepared and submitted to DOE. The subtasks were an overview of oil and gas activities in wetlands; a review of present wetland access practices; identification of past environmental impacts experienced; definition of marsh habitat considerations and discussion of forested wetland considerations. In Task 2, Transport Requirements, a report on the acquisition of data on the transport requirements to support oil and gas drilling and production operations in Wetland Areas was prepared and submitted to DOE. Task 3, Parametric Analysis, was completed during the reporting period. The analysis showed that a cyclocraft, having a payload capacity of 45 tons, was the most economic and would be able to transport all of the required equipment and materials. The final report on the parametric analysis was to be submitted in January, 1993.

Eggington, W.J.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental review of options for managing radioactively contaminated carbon steel  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to develop a strategy for the management of radioactively contaminated carbon steel (RCCS). Currently, most of this material either is placed in special containers and disposed of by shallow land burial in facilities designed for low-level radioactive waste (LLW) or is stored indefinitely pending sufficient funding to support alternative disposition. The growing amount of RCCS with which DOE will have to deal in the foreseeable future, coupled with the continued need to protect the human and natural environment, has led the Department to evaluate other approaches for managing this material. This environmental review (ER) describes the options that could be used for RCCS management and examines the potential environmental consequences of implementing each. Because much of the analysis underlying this document is available from previous studies, wherever possible the ER relies on incorporating the conclusions of those studies as summaries or by reference.

NONE

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relationship between the DOE loan guaranty and California Environmental Quality Act environmental review processes  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is involved in numerous geothermal research, development, demonstration, and loan guaranty projects in the State of California. These projects often require the preparation of both an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), as required by California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and an Environmental Assessment (EA) or Impact Statement (EIS) as required under NEPA. DOE adoption or utilization of information contained in EIR's to meet that agency's NEPA requirements and thereby reduce duplication of effort is dependent on four critical issues: (1) the scope of the proposed action analyzed, (2) the completeness of treatment of environmental issues, (3) the level of DOE involvement in EIR preparation, and (4) the timing of DOE involvement in EIR preparation. At this time, several constraints prevent the integration of the DOE Loan Guaranty and CEQA environmental review and documentation processes. First, the time required to complete an EIR (up to 2 years in some cases) is not compatible with DOE's goal of processing loan guaranty applications within a 4 month period. Second, the CEQA process is usually initiated and completed prior to DOE's involvement in the project. Therefore, DOE often has no role in document preparation and must verify the content of an EIR before adopting or using that document and often must prepare a separate DOE EA even though an EIR exists.

Mezga, L.J.; Brechbill, R.A.

1980-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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GRR/Section 9-HI-a - State Environmental Review | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

GRR/Section 9-HI-a - State Environmental Review GRR/Section 9-HI-a - State Environmental Review < GRR Jump to: navigation, search GRR-logo.png GEOTHERMAL REGULATORY ROADMAP Roadmap Home Roadmap Help List of Sections Section 9-HI-a - State Environmental Review 09HIAStateEnvironmentalReviewEAEIS (1).pdf Click to View Fullscreen Contact Agencies Hawaii Department of Health Office of Environmental Quality Control Regulations & Policies Hawaii Revised Statutes 343 Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 11, Chapter 200 Triggers None specified Click "Edit With Form" above to add content 09HIAStateEnvironmentalReviewEAEIS (1).pdf Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Flowchart Narrative The Hawaii State environmental review process Hawaii Revised Statutes

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Environmental impact of geopressure - geothermal cogeneration facility on wetland resources and socioeconomic characteristics in Louisiana Gulf Coast region. Final report, October 10, 1983-September 31, 1984  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Baseline data relevant to air quality are presented. The following are also included: geology and resource assessment, design well prospects in southwestern Louisiana, water quality monitoring, chemical analysis subsidence, microseismicity, geopressure-geothermal subsidence modeling, models of compaction and subsidence, sampling handling and preparation, brine chemistry, wetland resources, socioeconomic characteristics, impacts on wetlands, salinity, toxic metals, non-metal toxicants, temperature, subsidence, and socioeconomic impacts. (MHR)

Smalley, A.M.; Saleh, F.M.S.; Fontenot, M.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wetland assessment of the effects of construction and operation of a depleteduranium hexafluoride conversion facility at the Portsmouth, Ohio, site.  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF{sub 6}) Management Program evaluated alternatives for managing its inventory of DUF{sub 6} and issued the ''Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Alternative Strategies for the Long-Term Management and Use of Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride'' (DUF{sub 6} PEIS) in April 1999 (DOE 1999). The DUF{sub 6} inventory is stored in cylinders at three DOE sites: Paducah, Kentucky; Portsmouth, Ohio; and East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), near Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In the Record of Decision for the DUF{sub 6} PEIS, DOE stated its decision to promptly convert the DUF{sub 6} inventory to a more stable chemical form. Subsequently, the U.S. Congress passed, and the President signed, the ''2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act for Further Recovery from and Response to Terrorist Attacks on the United States'' (Public Law No. 107-206). This law stipulated in part that, within 30 days of enactment, DOE must award a contract for the design, construction, and operation of a DUF{sub 6} conversion plant at the Department's Paducah, Kentucky, and Portsmouth, Ohio, sites, and for the shipment of DUF{sub 6} cylinders stored at ETTP to the Portsmouth site for conversion. This wetland assessment has been prepared by DOE, pursuant to Executive Order 11990 (''Protection of Wetlands'') and DOE regulations for implementing this Executive Order as set forth in Title 10, Part 1022, of the ''Code of Federal Regulations'' (10 CFR Part 1022 [Compliance with Floodplain and Wetland Environmental Review Requirements]), to evaluate potential impacts to wetlands from the construction and operation of a conversion facility at the DOE Portsmouth site. Approximately 0.02 acre (0.009 ha) of a 0.08-acre (0.03-ha) palustrine emergent wetland would likely be eliminated by direct placement of fill material during facility construction at Location A. Portions of this wetland that are not filled may be indirectly affected by an altered hydrologic regime because of the proximity of construction, possibly resulting in a decreased frequency or duration of inundation or soil saturation, and potential loss of hydrology necessary to sustain wetland conditions. Construction at Locations B or C would not result in direct impacts to wetlands. However, the hydrologic characteristics of nearby wetlands could be indirectly affected by adjacent construction. Executive Order 11990, ''Protection of Wetlands'', requires federal agencies to minimize the destruction, loss, or degradation of wetlands, and to preserve and enhance the natural and beneficial uses of wetlands. DOE regulations for implementing Executive Order 11990 are set forth in 10 CFR Part 1022. The impacts at Location A may potentially be avoided by an alternative routing of the entrance road, or mitigation may be developed in coordination with the appropriate regulatory agencies. Unavoidable impacts to wetlands that are within the jurisdiction of the USACE may require a CWA Section 404 Permit, which would trigger the requirement for a CWA Section 401 Water Quality Certification from the State of Ohio. Unavoidable impacts to isolated wetlands may require an Isolated Wetlands Permit from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. A mitigation plan may be required prior to the initiation of construction. Cumulative impacts to wetlands are anticipated to be negligible to minor for the proposed action, in conjunction with the effects of existing conditions and other activities. Habitat disturbance would involve settings commonly found in this part of Ohio, which in many cases involve previously disturbed habitats.

Van Lonkhuyzen, R.

2005-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Threats to Wetland Ecosystems - Coastal Wetlands  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Wetland Loss Accroding to studies performed at Louisiana State University, the coastal zone of Louisiana lost an estimated 1,526 square miles of wetla ...

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Advancing the use of minirhizotrons in wetlands  

SciTech Connect

Background: Wetlands store a substantial amount of carbon (C) in deep soil organic matter deposits, and play an important role in global fluxes of carbon dioxide and methane. Fine roots (i.e., ephemeral roots that are active in water and nutrient uptake) are recognized as important components of biogeochemical cycles in nutrient-limited wetland ecosystems. However, quantification of fine-root dynamics in wetlands has generally been limited to destructive approaches, possibly because of methodological difficulties associated with the unique environmental, soil, and plant community characteristics of these systems. Non-destructive minirhizotron technology has rarely been used in wetland ecosystems. Scope: Our goal was to develop a consensus on, and a methodological framework for, the appropriate installation and use of minirhizotron technology in wetland ecosystems. Here, we discuss a number of potential solutions for the challenges associated with the deployment of minirhizotron technology in wetlands, including minirhizotron installation and anchorage, capture and analysis of minirhizotron images, and upscaling of minirhizotron data for analysis of biogeochemical pools and parameterization of land surface models. Conclusions: The appropriate use of minirhizotron technology to examine relatively understudied fine-root dynamics in wetlands will advance our knowledge of ecosystem C and nutrient cycling in these globally important ecosystems.

Iversen, Colleen M [ORNL; Murphy, Meaghan T. [McGill University, Montreal, Quebec; Allen, Michael F. [University of California, Riverside; Childs, Joanne [ORNL; Eissenstat, David M. [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Lilleskov, Erik A. [USDA Forest Service; Sarjala, Tytti M. [Finnish Forest Research Institute, Parkano, Finland; Sloan, Victoria L. [University of Sheffield; Sullivan, Patrick F. [University of Alaska

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Guidance for Consideration of Environmental Justice in Clean Air Act 309 Reviews  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This Environmental Protection Agency document provides guidance on reviewing and commenting on other federal agencies NEPA documents to help ensure that environmental effects on minority and low-income communities have been fully analyzed.

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Guidance on Incorporating EPA's Pollution Prevention Strategy into the Environmental Review Process  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The guidance discusses the Environmental Protection Agency's definition of pollution prevention; how to incorporate pollution prevention into the EPA environmental review process and interagency liaison function; and federal pollution prevention awards programs.

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Designation of the Southwest National Wildlife Refuge Complex as Wetlands of International Importance under Ramsar, Convention on Wetlands of International Importance.  

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?? The historical loss and continued threat of loss of Louisiana wetlands is a major environmental concern for the United States and the world. In… (more)

Coffman, Mitchell Ward

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal energy environmental problems and control methods: review of recent findings  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The findings of a literature review on the environmental concerns and associated control methods of geothermal energy utilization are presented. The document introduces the environmental problems associated with geothermal energy utilization; assesses the current status of control methods; references appropriate environmental documents; and identifies areas where additional environmental research is needed. The review attempts to consolidate current understanding of the environmental impact of geothermal energy development. Approximately 180 reports written by authors in industry, government and academia have been reviewed in the areas of air emissions, surface and subsurface liquid discharges, solid wastes, noise, subsidence, and induced seismicity.

Nguyen, V.T.; Caskey, J.F.; Pfundstein, R.T.; Rifkin, S.B.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regulatory and Wetlands Policy (Minnesota) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Regulatory and Wetlands Policy (Minnesota) Regulatory and Wetlands Policy (Minnesota) Regulatory and Wetlands Policy (Minnesota) < Back Eligibility Utility Fed. Government Commercial Agricultural Investor-Owned Utility State/Provincial Govt Industrial Construction Municipal/Public Utility Local Government Residential Installer/Contractor Rural Electric Cooperative Tribal Government Low-Income Residential Schools Retail Supplier Institutional Multi-Family Residential Systems Integrator Fuel Distributor Nonprofit General Public/Consumer Transportation Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Environmental Regulations These statutes establish wetlands as a natural resource of public value in

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Benefits of Site-wide NEPA National Environmental Policy Act Review (1994)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Benefits of Site-wide NEPA National Environmental Policy Act Review Benefits of Site-wide NEPA National Environmental Policy Act Review (1994) Benefits of Site-wide NEPA National Environmental Policy Act Review (1994) The purpose of this guidance memorandum is to describe potential benefits of conducting a site-wide NEPA review (environmental impact statement orenvironmental assessment). Site-wide reviews can aid the Department of Energy (DOE) in meeting its goals to streamline the NEPA process, to make that process more useful to decision makers and thepublic, and to reduce the time and cost required to prepare NEPA documents. Benefits of Site-wide National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Review More Documents & Publications Mini-Guidance Articles from Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports, Dec. 1994 to Sept. 2005 "Frequently Asked Questions" on the Department of Energy's NEPA Regulations

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Benefits of Site-wide NEPA National Environmental Policy Act Review (1994)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Benefits of Site-wide NEPA National Environmental Policy Act Review Benefits of Site-wide NEPA National Environmental Policy Act Review (1994) Benefits of Site-wide NEPA National Environmental Policy Act Review (1994) The purpose of this guidance memorandum is to describe potential benefits of conducting a site-wide NEPA review (environmental impact statement orenvironmental assessment). Site-wide reviews can aid the Department of Energy (DOE) in meeting its goals to streamline the NEPA process, to make that process more useful to decision makers and thepublic, and to reduce the time and cost required to prepare NEPA documents. Benefits of Site-wide National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Review More Documents & Publications Mini-Guidance Articles from Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports, Dec. 1994 to Sept. 2005 "Frequently Asked Questions" on the Department of Energy's NEPA Regulations

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Floodplain/wetland assessment of the effects of construction and operation ofa depleted uranium hexafluoride conversion facility at the Paducah, Kentucky,site.  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF{sub 6}) Management Program evaluated alternatives for managing its inventory of DUF{sub 6} and issued the ''Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Alternative Strategies for the Long-Term Management and Use of Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride'' (DUF{sub 6} PEIS) in April 1999 (DOE 1999). The DUF{sub 6} inventory is stored in cylinders at three DOE sites: Paducah, Kentucky; Portsmouth, Ohio; and East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), near Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In the Record of Decision for the DUF{sub 6} PEIS, DOE stated its decision to promptly convert the DUF{sub 6} inventory to a more stable chemical form. Subsequently, the U.S. Congress passed, and the President signed, the ''2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act for Further Recovery from and Response to Terrorist Attacks on the United States'' (Public Law No. 107-206). This law stipulated in part that, within 30 days of enactment, DOE must award a contract for the design, construction, and operation of a DUF{sub 6} conversion plant at the Department's Paducah, Kentucky, and Portsmouth, Ohio, sites, and for the shipment of DUF{sub 6} cylinders stored at ETTP to the Portsmouth site for conversion. This floodplain/wetland assessment has been prepared by DOE, pursuant to Executive Order 11988 (''Floodplain Management''), Executive Order 11990 (Protection of Wetlands), and DOE regulations for implementing these Executive Orders as set forth in Title 10, Part 1022, of the ''Code of Federal Regulations'' (10 CFR Part 1022 [''Compliance with Floodplain and Wetland Environmental Review Requirements'']), to evaluate potential impacts to floodplains and wetlands from the construction and operation of a conversion facility at the DOE Paducah site. Reconstruction of the bridge crossing Bayou Creek would occur within the Bayou Creek 100-year floodplain. Replacement of bridge components, including the bridge supports, however, would not be expected to result in measurable long-term changes to the floodplain. Approximately 0.16 acre (0.064 ha) of palustrine emergent wetlands would likely be eliminated by direct placement of fill material within Location A. Some wetlands that are not filled may be indirectly affected by an altered hydrologic regime, due to the proximity of construction, possibly resulting in a decreased frequency or duration of inundation or soil saturation and potential loss of hydrology necessary to sustain wetland conditions. Indirect impacts could be minimized by maintaining a buffer near adjacent wetlands. Wetlands would likely be impacted by construction at Location B; however, placement of a facility in the northern portion of this location would minimize wetland impacts. Construction at Location C could potentially result in impacts to wetlands, however placement of a facility in the southeastern portion of this location may best avoid direct impacts to wetlands. The hydrologic characteristics of nearby wetlands could be indirectly affected by adjacent construction. Executive Order 11990, ''Protection of Wetlands'', requires federal agencies to minimize the destruction, loss, or degradation of wetlands, and to preserve and enhance the natural and beneficial uses of wetlands. DOE regulations for implementing Executive Order 11990 as well as Executive Order 11988, ''Floodplain Management'', are set forth in 10 CFR Part 1022. Mitigation for unavoidable impacts may be developed in coordination with the appropriate regulatory agencies. Unavoidable impacts to wetlands that are within the jurisdiction of the USACE may require a CWA Section 404 Permit, which would trigger the requirement for a CWA Section 401 Water Quality Certification from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. A mitigation plan may be required prior to the initiation of construction. Cumulative impacts to floodplains and wetlands are anticipated to be negligible to minor under the proposed action, in conjunction with the effects of existing conditions and other activities. Habitat disturbance would involve settings commonly found i

Van Lonkhuyzen, R.

2005-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Professional Master's Degree in Wetlands Conservation This program is designed for students who want professional training in the  

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want professional training in the multidisciplinary field of wetlands science and management Management POLSCI 786 Policy Evaluation POLSCI 784 Environmental Policy POLSCI 787 Policy Analysis & ChoiceProfessional Master's Degree in Wetlands Conservation This program is designed for students who

Schweik, Charles M.

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Pipeline corridors through wetlands  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents preliminary findings from six vegetational surveys of gas pipeline rights-of-way (ROW) through wetlands and quantifies the impacts of a 20-year-old pipeline ROW through a boreal forest wetland. Six sites of various ages were surveyed in ecosystems ranging from coastal marsh to forested wetland. At all sites except one, both the number and the percentage of wetland species on the Row approximated or exceeded those in the adjacent natural area. The boreal forest study showed that (1) adjacent natural wetland areas were not altered in type; (2) water sheet flow restriction had been reversed by nature; (3) no nonnative plant species invaded the natural area; (4) three-quarters of the ROW area was a wetland, and (5) the ROW increased diversity.

Zimmerman, R.E.; Wilkey, P.L. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Isaacson, H.R. [Gas Research Institute (United States)

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pipeline corridors through wetlands  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents preliminary findings from six vegetational surveys of gas pipeline rights-of-way (ROW) through wetlands and quantifies the impacts of a 20-year-old pipeline ROW through a boreal forest wetland. Six sites of various ages were surveyed in ecosystems ranging from coastal marsh to forested wetland. At all sites except one, both the number and the percentage of wetland species on the Row approximated or exceeded those in the adjacent natural area. The boreal forest study showed that (1) adjacent natural wetland areas were not altered in type; (2) water sheet flow restriction had been reversed by nature; (3) no nonnative plant species invaded the natural area; (4) three-quarters of the ROW area was a wetland, and (5) the ROW increased diversity.

Zimmerman, R.E.; Wilkey, P.L. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Isaacson, H.R. (Gas Research Institute (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scarboro Creek Wetland  

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Plant Management: Scarboro Creek Wetland * Purple loosestrife was treated with foliar spray of Accord (glyphosphate) by ESD in 2007. Photos by Harry Quarles Invasive Non-native...

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Tidal Wetlands Regulations (Connecticut)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Most activities occurring in or near tidal wetlands are regulated, and this section contains information on such activities and required permit applications for proposed activities. Applications...

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Oil and Gas Environmental Review and Approval Processes (New...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Jersey Program Type Environmental Regulations Oil and natural gas companies engaged in exploration, development and production in New Brunswick will be required by the...

84

Electricity from biomass: An environmental review and strategy  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report presents an environmental assessment and strategy for the US Department of Energy Biomass Power Program. The regulatory context and the environmental impact of biomass power technologies are described, and an environmental plan for the program is suggested. The plan suggest a proactive, synergistic approach, involving multiple parties with a stake in the successful commercialization of a biomass power industry. These parties include feedstock growers, state regulators. Forest Service and agricultural agents, utilities and independent power producers, rural electric cooperatives, and environmental activists.

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1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Review of Oak Ridge Environmental Management...  

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System Engineer D&D Decontamination and Decommissioning DAC Derived Air Concentration DOE U.S. Department of Energy DSA Documented Safety Analysis EM DOE Office of Environmental...

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Wetlands proximity mapping of 86 waste sites on the Savannah River Plant  

SciTech Connect

This project developed wetlands proximity maps and provided wetlands information by means of a Geographic Environmental Data Base (GEDB) for each of 11 interaction zones identified in DPST-84-684. It includes an analysis of 86 hazardous waste sites at the Savannah River Plant (SRP). The map of each interaction zone is intended to indicate major wetland and land cover types, with emphasis on locations of hazardous waste sites with wetland areas identified within a 1000 meter radius. Statistics of aerial extent for wetland and land cover for each interaction zone are provided. 80 figs., 93 tabs.

Jensen, J.R. (South Carolina Univ., Columbia, SC (USA). Dept. of Geography)

1985-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Review: CO(2) Rising: The World's Greatest Environmental Challenge  

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Challenge By Tyler Volk Reviewed by Byron AndersonIllinois University, USA Volk, Tyler. CO 2 Rising: Theor 130 billion tons. Volk cleverly introduces carbon cycling

Anderson, Byron P.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NEPA and CEQA: Integrating State and Federal Environmental Reviews (Draft)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), in collaboration with the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, issued on March 5, 2013, a draft handbook on integrating NEPA and...

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This fact sheet describes wetlands in and around Monticello, Utah, and what the  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

wetlands in and around Monticello, Utah, and what the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is wetlands in and around Monticello, Utah, and what the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is doing to restore wetlands that are adversely affected by Monticello cleanup project activities. The purpose of the Monticello cleanup projects is to minimize risks to the public and the environment from exposure to uranium mill tailings and radon gas. The cleanup is being performed in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund. Wetlands Background A wetland is an area along a waterway, body of water, spring, or seep where soils are saturated by surface water or ground water often enough to support vegetation that has adapted to such conditions. While some wetlands are extensive, a wetland also can be an

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Report of the Review of the Hanford Solid Waste Environmental Impact  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

of the Review of the Hanford Solid Waste Environmental of the Review of the Hanford Solid Waste Environmental Impact Statement regarding Data Quality Control and Management Issues Report of the Review of the Hanford Solid Waste Environmental Impact Statement regarding Data Quality Control and Management Issues As part of the litigation involving receipt of offsite waste and the HSW EIS, the Court allowed the State of Washington a limited amount of discovery pertaining to iodine-129, technetium-99, and groundwater analyses. While compiling information to respond to the State discovery request, Battelle discovered three data quality issues within the data sets used for the cumulative groundwater impact analysis: As a result of these data quality issues, a team was commissioned to review the HSW EIS for additional data quality issues as well as any programmatic problems which

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Final Guidance for Consideration of Environmental Justice in CAA 309 Reviews  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Guidance for Consideration of Environmental Guidance for Consideration of Environmental Justice in Clean Air Act 309 Reviews US Environmental Protection Agency/Office of Federal Activities (2252A) July 1999 DISCLAIMER The mention of company or product names is not to be considered an endorsement by the U.S. Government or by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This document was prepared with the technical assistance of Science Applications International Corporation in partial fulfillment of EPA Contract 68-WE-0026, Work Assignment 72-IV. This policy guidance is intended only to improve the internal management of EPA's environmental justice programs as it relates to EPA reviews made under Section 309 of the Clean Air Act. It does not create any right, benefit or trust obligation either substantive or procedural, enforceable by any person, or

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Surface Water and Wetland Standards (North Carolina) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and Wetland Standards (North Carolina) and Wetland Standards (North Carolina) Surface Water and Wetland Standards (North Carolina) < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Construction Transportation Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State North Carolina Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider Department of Environment and Natural Resources These rules state the standards for classification of water supply. Each stream in North Carolina has a classification based upon its designated uses. These rules provide the Environmental Management Commission a method of setting standards. The rules also establish the physical, chemical, and biological standards required to protect each stream class. Each stream in

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Hot-dry-rock energy: review of environmental aspects  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of the production of energy contained in hot dry rock (HDR) is surveyed here. In general, careful siting and timing and routine control measures should be adequate to prevent significant environmental harm; sites of particular ecological or visual and recreational value, however, may require more extensive (and more expensive) precautions such as using multiwell pads to reduce land disturbance and dry or wet and dry cooling towers to reduce or eliminate the consumptive use of water. The most important uncertainty among the environmental concerns is the seismic response of HDR formations to short-duration fluid injections at pressures above fracture thresholds; continued monitoring at HDR development sites is necessary. The direct socioeconomic impacts of HDR development should be relatively minor, owing to its capital-intensive nature. Of greater potential importance are the indirect jobs resulting from such development, which could cause significant demographic (and thus fiscal and social) impacts in sparsely populated regions. However, such indirect growth is not expected to begin until a large, stable HDR industry is established in a region, and thus its impacts are expected to be permanent rather than transient.

O'Banion, K.

1981-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Report of the Review of the Hanford Solid Waste Environmental Impact Statement regarding Data Quality Control and Management Issues  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Review of the Hanford Review of the Hanford Solid Waste Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Data Quality, Control and Management Issues January 2006 Hanford Solid Waste Environment Impact Statement (EIS) Data Quality, Control and Management Issues Review Report ii Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .................................................................................. IV 1.0 BACKGROUND ................................................................................................................ 1 2.0 REVIEW APPROACH....................................................................................................... 1 3.0 SUMMARY........................................................................................................................ 2 4.0 REVIEW RESULTS........................................................................................................... 4

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Fiber optic sensors for environmental applications: A brief review  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Understanding the flow a groundwater quality. This understanding is achieved by measurement of the appropriate chemical and physical subsurface parameters. The ideal measurement would accurately assess a parameter without affecting the parameter or its environment. Fiber optic spectroscopy offers some of the most promising techniques for accurate, non-invasive measurements of environmental parameters. Fiber optic sensors for subsurface applications are currently being developed by several Department of Energy laboratories. Some of these sensors have been successfully deployed in the field and are attaining the goals of accurate, noninvasive, real time measurements in the subsurface.

Rossabi, J.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benefits of Site-wide National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Review  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

3258 3258 (08.93) United States Government Department of Energy - memorandum DATE: REPLY TO ATTN OF: SUBJECT: TO: December 15, 1994 Office of NEPA 0versight:Strickler:202-568-2410 Benefits of Site-wide National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Review Distribution The purpose of this guidance memorandum is to describe potential benefits of conducting a site-wide NEPA review (environmental impact statement or environmental assessment). I believe that this information will help program and field offices prepare their annual NEPA planning summaries and their overall NEPA compliance strategies. Site-wide reviews can aid the Department of Energy (DOE) in meeting its goals to streamline the NEPA process, to make that process more useful to decision makers and the public, and to reduce the time and cost required to prepare NEPA documents. Background on DOE's at)proachto site-wide

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NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT Management Review Team Conc~~rrence Sign-Off  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT Management Review Team Conc~~rrence Sign-Off April 24,2001 ACTION: DRAFT ENVIRONMENT ASSESSMENT OF GROUND WATER COMPLIANCE ACTIVITIES AT THE URANIUM MILL TAILINGS SITE, SHIPROCK, NEW MEXICO ISSUE: DraR Environmental Assessment of Ground Water Compliance at the Uranium Mill Tailings Site, Shiprock, New Mexico, to the Navajo Nation, federal and tribal regulatoly agencies, and other interested stakeholders for review and comment. RECOMMENDATION: The Management Review Team and the DOE-AL NEPA Compliance Off~cer have determined that this E A meets the requirements of 10 CFR 1021 and implementing g u i d a n p q d is adequate for transmittal to the external stakeholders. DOE-GJO ~ocumen&ana~er ' D. Metzler WE-& NCO J. Robbins

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Letter from Elizabeth Chimento and Poul Hertel, Sullivan Environmental Consultants Review of Mirant Unit 1 Plan  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sent: Monday, December 19, 2005 11:56 AM To: Mansueti, Lawrence Subject: Sullivan Environmental Consultants Review of Mirant Unit 1 Plan Mr. Mansueti, Would you please enter the attached review of the Mirant Unit One Plan in your records for DOE Docket #EO-05-01? Sullivan Environmental Consultants completed this review which Poul Hertel and I commissioned re: ENSR Corp. "Update 1 to: A Dispersion Modeling Analysis of Downwash from Mirant's Potomac River Plant; Modeling Unit 1 Emissions in a Cycling Mode" (9/20/05). As of this date, we have received no response to the questions in the Sullivan analysis. We ask the Department of Energy to consider the issues raised in the Sullivan Review in deciding the plant's future operation.

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Louisiana Wetland Loss at Askives  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Louisiana Wetland Loss? - Find Questions and Answers at Askives, the first startup that gives you an straight answer

100

Review of the Implementation Verification Rev iew Processes at the Savannah River Site Environmental Management Nuclear Facilities, September 2011  

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Implementation Verification Review Implementation Verification Review Processes at the Savannah River Site Environmental Management Nuclear Facilities May 2011 September 2011 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Independent Oversight Review of the Implementation Verification Review Processes at the Savannah River Site Environmental Management Nuclear Facilities Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Background ........................................................................................................................................... 1

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Review of the Implementation Verification Rev iew Processes at the Savannah River Site Environmental Management Nuclear Facilities, September 2011  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Implementation Verification Review Implementation Verification Review Processes at the Savannah River Site Environmental Management Nuclear Facilities May 2011 September 2011 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Independent Oversight Review of the Implementation Verification Review Processes at the Savannah River Site Environmental Management Nuclear Facilities Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Background ........................................................................................................................................... 1

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EA-0941: Lower Yakima Valley Wetlands and Riparian Restoration Project,  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

41: Lower Yakima Valley Wetlands and Riparian Restoration 41: Lower Yakima Valley Wetlands and Riparian Restoration Project, Washington EA-0941: Lower Yakima Valley Wetlands and Riparian Restoration Project, Washington SUMMARY This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of the proposal for the U.S. Department of Energy's Bonneville Power Administration to fund that portion of the Washington Wildlife Mitigation Agreement pertaining to the Lower Yakima Valley Wetlands and Riparian Restoration Project (Project) in a cooperative effort with the Yakama Indian Nation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The proposed action would allow the sponsors to ensure property and conduct wildlife management activities for the Project within the boundaries of the Yakama Indian Reservation. PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES None available at this time.

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Independent Oversight Review of Oak Ridge Environmental Management Radiological Controls Activity Level Implementation - June 2013  

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May 2011 May 2011 Independent Oversight Review of Oak Ridge Environmental Management Radiological Controls Activity Level Implementation June 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose................................................................................................................................................ 1 2.0 Scope................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background ......................................................................................................................................... 1

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Independent Oversight Review of Oak Ridge Environmental Management Radiological Controls Activity Level Implementation - June 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

May 2011 May 2011 Independent Oversight Review of Oak Ridge Environmental Management Radiological Controls Activity Level Implementation June 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose................................................................................................................................................ 1 2.0 Scope................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background ......................................................................................................................................... 1

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Independent Oversight Review of the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site Transportation Emergency Management Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rocky Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site Transportation Emergency Management Program Independent Oversight Review of the March 2000 OVERSIGHT Table of Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ................................................................... 1 1.0 INTRODUCTION ........................................................................... 4 2.0 RESULTS ......................................................................................... 6 Hazard Survey and Hazards Assessments .................................... 6 Program Plans and Procedures ..................................................... 7 Emergency Responder Performance and Preparation ............... 9 Offsite Interfaces ........................................................................... 10 Feedback and Continuous Improvement Process

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Wetlands Protection Act (Massachusetts) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Protection Act (Massachusetts) Protection Act (Massachusetts) Wetlands Protection Act (Massachusetts) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Massachusetts Program Type Environmental Regulations Provider Department of Environmental Protection This Act establishes regulations regarding the removal, dredging, filling,

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Environmentally Acceptable Transformer Fluids: Phase I State-of-the-Art Review; Phase II Laboratory Testing of Fluids  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objectives of this investigation were to identify, obtain, and test environmentally acceptable dielectric fluids for power transformers. In addition, the report provides a resource guide to the environmental qualities and performances of conventional transformer oils and environmentally acceptable alternatives. A literature review was conducted to identify appropriate candidates and, once identified, samples of the oil were obtained and tested. The findings of the literature review and the laboratory...

2000-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Habitat Evaluation: Guidance for the Review of Environmental Impact Assessment Documents  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

HABITAT EVALUATION: HABITAT EVALUATION: GUIDANCE FOR THE REVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT DOCUMENTS EPA Contract No. 68-C0-0070 work Assignments B-21, 1-12 January 1993 Submitted to: Jim Serfis U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Federal Activities 401 M Street, SW Washington, DC 20460 Submitted by: Mark Southerland Dynamac Corporation The Dynamac Building 2275 Research Boulevard Rockville, MD 20850 CONTENTS Page INTRODUCTION ... ...... .... ... ................................................. 1 Habitat Conservation .......................................... 2 Habitat Evaluation Methodology ................................... 2 Habitats of Concern ........................................... 3 Definition of Habitat ..................................... 4

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Innovative techniques cut costs in wetlands drilling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reports on an approach to drilling oil and gas wells in sensitive wetlands areas contributed to a savings of over $1.2 million on a three-well, $3 million drilling project in south Louisiana. ARCO Oil and Gas Co. drilled a three-well project in the Bayou Sale field with a truck-mounted workover rig and a modified solids-control system. This smaller equipment eliminated the need to build a large location in the marsh. Traditional drilling techniques require a large drillsite to accommodate all the equipment of a modern drilling complex. However, recently imposed environmental regulations substantially limit, and in some cases prohibit, the use of these conventional techniques for drilling wells in wetlands areas. Based on the potentially huge economic and operational impact on the drilling industry because of these stricter regulations, alternatives to these traditional practices are essential.

Navarro, A.R. (ARCO Oil and Gas Co., Lafayette, LA (US))

1991-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of environmental sensors and sensor networks to develop water and salinity budgets for seasonal wetland real-time water quality management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Management of river salt loads in a complex and highly regulated river basin such as the San Joaquin River Basin of California presents significant challenges for current Information Technology. Computer-based numerical models are used as a means of ... Keywords: Environmental decision support, Forecasting, Salt management, Sensor networks, Sensors, Water quality

Nigel W. T. Quinn; Ricardo Ortega; Patrick J. A. Rahilly; Caleb W. Royer

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Establishment of review groups on US Department of Energy Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Program  

SciTech Connect

A primary purpose of this grant was the establishment of expert research review groups to help facilitate expanded and improved communications and information among states, public, federal agencies, contractors, and DOE, relative to national environmental and waste management issues/problems. The general objectives of this grant were: Research on the further participation avenues of industry and academia and provide appropriate research documentation concerning the implementation of multi-party agreements; Analysis of the impediments that delay the accomplishment of agreements between states and the federal government for environmental compliance, as well as an assessment of the public need for research because of the above agreements; Analysis of the impact of environmental actions on states, industry, academia, public and other federal agencies; Provide research to help facilitate an interactive system that provides the various involved parties the capability and capacity to strengthen their commitment to national environmental and waste management goals and objectives; and Furthering research of public education in the environmental arena and research of needed national education resources in scientific and technical areas related to environmental restoration and waste management.

Eyman, L.D.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Status Review of Initiation of Environmentally Assisted Cracking and Short Crack Growth  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report reviews current knowledge of environmentally assisted cracking EAC initiation and short crack growth by stress corrosion cracking, strain-induced corrosion cracking, and, to a lesser extent, corrosion fatigue in nickel base alloys, austenitic stainless steels, and carbon and low-alloy steels exposed to typical pressurized water reactor PWR and boiling water reactor BWR aqueous environments. The document identifies key gaps in knowledge and recommends areas where additional experimental work i...

2005-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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File:09HIAStateEnvironmentalReviewEAEIS (1).pdf | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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Abating Louisiana Coastal Wetland Loss  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Number: 1982-10. WHEREAS, the coastal wetlands of the state of Louisiana are a nationally important resource, they support 25 percent of the total ...

115

Hurricane Katrina: Louisiana Coastal Wetlands  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

During the 75-year period between 1930 and 2005, more than 1.2 million acres of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands disappear. From 1932 to 1956, Louisiana ...

116

Interagency Review of the Department of Energy Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Program  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the findings of the Interagency Requirements Review of the Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (ERWM) Program. The review was requested by Admiral Watkins to help determine the FY 1993 funding levels necessary to meet all legal requirements. The review was undertaken by analysts from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Army Corps of Engineers, reporting to an Interagency Group (IAG) of senior Administration officials concerned with environmental cleanup issues. The purpose of the study was to determine the level of finding needed in FY 1993 for each ERWM Field Office to comply with all Federal, State, and local government legal requirements; all DOE Orders that establish standards for environment, safety and health (ES and H) management; and for prudent investments in other discretionary and management activities such as upgrading administrative buildings, information systems, etc. The study also reviewed the cost estimates supporting the ERWM proposed budget, including direct costs (labor, equipment) and indirect costs (administrative, landlord services, contractor overhead). The study did not analyze whether the Federal/State legal requirements and DOE Orders were necessary or whether the proposed clean-up remedies represent the most cost effective alternatives available.

1992-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

117

Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and To Conduct Public Scoping Meetings and Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement; Public Service Company of New Mexico  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

73 73 Federal Register / Vol. 64, No. 29 / Friday, February 12, 1999 / Notices Dated: February 8, 1999. William E. Burrow, Acting Leader, Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Office of Educational Research and Improvement Type of Review: New. Title: Research on Charter School Finances. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, local or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 693. Burden Hours: 671. Abstract: This two-year study explores how state and district policies, as well as charter school practices, affect charter schools' cost-effectiveness and quality. Funding equity and adequacy are assessed. This study proposes to inform policymakers at the federal, state, and local level of the precise

118

Review of the environmental effects and benefits of selected solar energy technologies  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Data are reviewed and summarized on the environmental effects of three solar energy technologies: photovoltaic cells, wind energy conversion (WEC), and the solar thermal central receiver. Potential effects are identified for each of the life cycle phases: resource extraction and component manufacture, plant construction, operation and decommission. The solar energy technologies are assumed to be deployed as centralized energy production facilities. The technologies examined are materials intensive compared to fossil fuel plants with the same power rating. As a result, the life-cycle phase of resource extraction and component production is the most environmentally hazardous. Impacts of plant construction will be somewhat site specific but should approximate impacts associated with any large construction activity. The operation phase is relatively environmentally benign. WEC operation does produce low-level noise pollution and presents minimal hazards to flying species. Solar thermal facilities equipped with wet cooling towers may affect local air quality via cooling tower drift. In addition, large installations of each option may alter local microclimate. Decommission of WEC, solar thermal, and Si-photovoltaic facilities should present no environmental hazards, although disposal of CdS or GaAs cells will require care.

Lawrence, K. A.

1979-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Coiled tubing flowline cuts wetlands disturbance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Operators in environmentally sensitive wetland areas of South Louisiana have used jointed, or stickpipe flowlines to transmit oil and gas to and from wellsites and production facilities. Recently, a new method featuring coiled tubing was introduced, using it as a recyclable gas flowline. The coiled tubing method eliminates potential environmental damage that could occur when stickpipe is used and it allows the tubing to be easily recovered and reused when the well is taken out of service. This article describes economic advantages of using coiled tubing and how its use simplified environmental constraints encountered in swamps. It is an expanded version of the authors` presentation to World Oil`s Coiled Tubing Conference, Houston, March, 1993.

Coats, E.A. [Halliburton Services, New Orleans, LA (United States); Marinello, S.A. [Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Columbia River System Operation Review : Final Environmental Impact Statement, Main Report Exhibits.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This Volume is a part of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Columbia River System. This volume contains technical exhibits of cultural resources and commentary on the (System Operation Review) SOR process. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation comment is the majority of the material in the volume, in the Consultation Plan, Identification of trust resources; Criteria for the selection of a System Operating Strategy; comment on rights protection and implementation of Federal Trust responsibility; analysis of the draft EIS. Comment by other Native American Tribes and groups is also included: Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; Kootenai Tribe of Idaho; Spokane Tribe of Indians; Coeur d` Alene tribe.

Columbia River System Operation Review (U.S.)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Environmental review for Site A/Plot M, Palos Forest Preserve, Cook County, Illinois  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is an environmental review of two sites known as Site A and Plot M, which are located in the Palos Forest Preserve of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, approximately 20 mi southwest of downtown Chicago and about 3 mi east of the current site of Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). An enlarged map of the area around the sites is shown in a figure. Site A covers about 19 acres, and Plot M covers about 1 acre. This document consists of the following sections: a review of the site history and environment, a description of the conceptual pathway models for both Site A and Plot M and a brief discussion of previous sampling events, a discussion of possible transport pathways, an evaluation of the Phase 2 Work Plan for Site A, a review of the applicable or relevant and appropriate regulations (ARARs), and recommendations for future study. The recommendations are based on an evaluation of previously collected data. Where data were sufficient, a geologic conceptual model was developed. If data were not sufficient to develop a model, recommendations for data collection are made. A new base map was developed for the site by using the base survey conducted in the 1940s, aerial photographs dating back to 1948, and site visits.

Biang, R.P.; Yuen, C.R.; Avci, H.I.; Haffenden, R.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Wading Into Wetlands .  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Fall 2011 Volume 8 Issue 4 Fall 2011 Volume 8 Issue 4 Wading Into Wetlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Of the Fungi and the Forests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Barking Beetle Sugar Fix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Schmutz Leading Plant Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 In the News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 The oceans capture significant amounts of carbon, but the processes involved in their contribution to managing the global carbon budget are still not fully understood. One of the questions that remains only partially answered is how marine microbes process carbon without the aid of the sun. Many marine organ- isms rely on sunlight to produce the food they need to survive, but the light does not penetrate all the way to the bottom of the ocean. In the September 2, 2011 issue of Science, DOE JGI scientists and longtime collaborators employed single cell sequencing techniques to identify a pathway by which microbes in the "twilight

123

Final Environmental Assessment and Notice of Wetland  

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as in the Lower 160. The West End is bifurcated by an overhead electrical transmission line (Figure 9) that is utilized by hunters (e.g., a hunter's "blind" was situated in the...

124

DOE/EA-1635: Environmental Assessment for Pre-approval Review Williston to Tioga Transmission Line Project (March 2010)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Environmental Assessment for Pre-approval Review DOE/EA - 1635 Williston to Tioga Transmission Line Project Environmental Assessment for Pre-approval Review DOE/EA - 1635 Williston to Tioga Transmission Line Project Environmental Assessment for Pre-approval Review DOE/EA - 1635 March 2010 Acronyms and Abbreviations °C degrees Celsius AAQS Ambient Air Quality Standards AIRFA American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978 amsl above mean sea level APLIC Avian Power Line Interaction Committee BEPC Basin Electric Power Cooperative BFE Base Flood Elevation BGEPA Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act BMP best management practice CFR Code of Federal Regulations CO 2 carbon dioxide Council Advisory Council on Historic Preservation CRP Conservation Reserve Program

125

Shoreline erosion and wetland loss in Mississippi  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Set within a geologic framework that includes Pleistocene and Holocene barrier complexes, estuarine bays, and fluvio-deltaic tidal wetlands, coastal Mississippi shares environmental problems of shoreline erosion and wetland loss with her neighboring Gulf Coast states. The mainland coast consists of several Pleistocene headlands and barrier complexes interspersed with the St. Louis Bay and Back Bay of Biloxi estuaries. Tidal wetlands are found in the protected bays and tributary streams, as well as in the Pleistocene/Holocene deltaic environments associated with the Escatawpa, Pascagoula, Pearl, and Mississippi fluvial systems. Four barrier islands, formed by erosion and modification of a late Pleistocene/Holocene beach ridge, lie 6 to 12 mi offshore. Historically, these islands with a combined length of 30 mi have both migrated westward in response to prevailing longshore currents and also transgressed across the shallow platform of Mississippi Sound. Wave erosion, both normal and storm-induced, has historically caused shoreline retreat on both the barrier islands and on the mainland. Erosion rates in excess of 30 ft/yr have been measured at the updrift ends of the barrier islands while accretion has characterized the downdrift ends. Net shoreline retreat rates of 6 ft/yr have been measured on the Gulf side of the islands, although the Sound side rates are nearly as high. Since the earliest accurate maps were made in 1848, Mississippi's barrier islands have experienced a 20% reduction in area, amounting to about 2,000 acres (800 ha). Mainland shoreline retreat rates are similarly high, except for along the more stable and now artificially nourished beaches of Harrison County. Erosion rates exceeding 10 ft/yr since 1940 have been noted at the Point aux Chenes headland and the Grand Batture Islands. These islands, which formerly sheltered valuable oyster grounds and protected fragile marshes, have been reduced to shoals over the last several decades.

Meyer-Arendt, K.J. (Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State (USA)); Gazzier, C.A.

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Turkey energy and environmental review - Task 7 energy sector modeling : executive summary.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Turkey's demand for energy and electricity is increasing rapidly. Since 1990, energy consumption has increased at an annual average rate of 4.3%. As would be expected, the rapid expansion of energy production and consumption has brought with it a wide range of environmental issues at the local, regional and global levels. With respect to global environmental issues, Turkey's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have grown along with its energy consumption. Emissions in 2000 reached 211 million metric tons. With GDP projected to grow at over 6% per year over the next 25 years, both the energy sector and the pollution associated with it are expected to increase substantially. This is expected to occur even if assuming stricter controls on lignite and hard coal-fired power generation. All energy consuming sectors, that is, power, industrial, residential, and transportation, will contribute to this increased emissions burden. Turkish Government authorities charged with managing the fundamental problem of carrying on economic development while protecting the environment include the Ministry of Environment (MOE), the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR), and the Ministry of Health, as well as the Turkish Electricity Generation & Transmission Company (TEAS). The World Bank, working with these agencies, is planning to assess the costs and benefits of various energy policy alternatives under an Energy and Environment Review (EER). Eight individual studies have been conducted under this activity to analyze certain key energy technology issues and use this analysis to fill in the gaps in data and technical information. This will allow the World Bank and Turkish authorities to better understand the trade-offs in costs and impacts associated with specific policy decisions. The purpose of Task 7-Energy Sector Modeling, is to integrate information obtained in other EER tasks and provide Turkey's policy makers with an integrated systems analysis of the various options for addressing the various energy and environmental concerns. The work presented in this report builds on earlier analyses presented at the COP 6 conference in Bonn.

Conzelmann, G.; Koritarov, V.; Decision and Information Sciences

2008-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

127

Environmental Management Construction Project Review of the Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Facility, July 19-22, 210  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Office of Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Office of Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations Activity Report for the Shadowing of the Environmental Management Construction Project Review of the Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Facility on July 19-22, 2010 A Department of Energy Construction Project Review (CPR) of the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) project was conducted on July 19-22, 2010, at the request of the Principal Deputy Secretary, Office of Environmental Management (EM-2). The purpose of the review was to assess the cost, schedule, and technical progress against the approved Performance Baseline. Specific review areas were Engineering; Commissioning; Environment, Safety, Health, and Quality Assurance; Cost, Schedule, and Risk; and Management and Acquisition.

128

Review of Cyclotron Production and Quality Control of High Specific Activity Radionuclides for Biomedical, Biological, Industrial and Environmental Applications at INFN-LASA  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Review of Cyclotron Production and Quality Control of High Specific Activity Radionuclides for Biomedical, Biological, Industrial and Environmental Applications at INFN-LASA

Birattari, C; Groppi, F; Gini, L

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Review  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

review of the Phase I DP for the West Valley Demonstration Project, Rev. I (Reference 1). DOE submitted responses to the other 38 of the 44 RAIs to NRC on August 13, 2009 (Reference 3). Enclosed are 20 paper copies of the RAI response package along with 20 compact disks. Each compact disk contains an electronic copy of the six RAI responses and two calculationQ t Dr. Keith 1. McConnell-3- September 16, 2009 For Further Information Please note that DOE's RAI responses and the proposed decommissioning approach are based on the preferred alternative in the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement for

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2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Wetlands of the Oak Ridge Reservation  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Wetlands of the Oak Ridge Reservation A "wetland" is a general term for vegetated habitat that contains water for some period of time each year. Marshes, bogs, swamps, flooded...

131

ERIC - Wetland Loss., Coast & Sea, 1994  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Examines what wetland conservation means to different groups of Louisiana's coastal residents. Describes coastal resources, reasons for their ...

132

Louisiana Wetland Loss Fact at Askives  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Louisiana Wetland Loss Fact? - Find Questions and Answers at Askives, the first startup that gives you an straight answer

133

Environmental Performance Measurement: Design, Implementation, and Review Guidance for the Utility Industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Developing and implementing a process for environmental performance measurement (EPM) is an essential component of an environmental management program. This report helps electric utility companies achieve environmental and business goals by presenting a continuous improvement framework for tracking and reporting their environmental performance.

1998-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

134

I Lower Yakima Valley Wetlands and Riparian  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

I I Lower Yakima Valley Wetlands and Riparian - Restoration Project \ , Final Environmental Assessment DOENo. 0941 c Bonneville Power kdmi.nistration, Yakama Indian Nation, Bureawof Indian Affairs % J e;r%mBlYTlON OF THIS DOCUMENT IS UNLIMITED DISCLAIMER This report was .prepared as a n account of work sponsored by an agency of t h e United States Government. Neither t h e United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, express or implied, or assumes a n y legal liability or responsibility for t h e accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial

135

Wetlands and mosquitoes: a review - Springer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

habitats as larval survey may miss some of these, ... Morris (1996) who used aerial photographs to ... by survey difficulty but there is potential to use novel.

136

A review of the environmental survivability of telerobotic control sensor systems for use in nuclear waste tanks  

SciTech Connect

This report was prepared by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Development (OTD) Robotics Technology Development Program (RTDP). During the next few years field deployment of remotely operated systems in nuclear waste cleanup operations will increase dramatically as DOE strives to efficiently and safely remediate the many waste storage sites. Typically, the most fragile components in remote systems are the sensors that provide feedback to the operators or to computer control algorithms. The purpose of this review is to determine the availability of environmentally hardened sensors to support control of a manipulator or vehicle system in a waste tank environment. The emphasis of the report is on the environmental ruggedness of currently available sensors. For the purpose of this review a set of nominal requirements for survivability were adopted conditions in the single-shell tanks at Hanford. This report is designed to be a practical guide to the state of the art in commercially available environmentally tolerant sensors for use with robotic systems. It is neither intended to be an exhaustive review of the technical literature on potential measurement techniques nor a complete physical review of the functioning of particular sensor systems. This report is intended to be a living document. As additional, corrected, or updated information is received from sensor manufacturers, it will be incorporated into the report database. The physical report will then be periodically revised and released in updated format. The authors wish to apologize to any sources of environmentally hardened sensors that were omitted during this review and encourage submission of new or updated data.

Holcomb, D.E.; Burks, B.L.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Environmental Energy Technologies Division Energy Analysis Department Meeting Expectations: A Review of  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Environmental Energy Technologies Division · Energy Analysis Department · Load Covered: Roughly 40% of U.S. loadEnvironmental Energy Technologies Division · Energy Analysis Department Meeting Expectations@lbl.gov (510.486.5474) March 2006 #12;Presentation Overview Environmental Energy Technologies Division · Energy

138

Wetlands Standard Dredge and Fill Permit (New Hampshire) | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Standard Dredge and Fill Permit (New Hampshire) Standard Dredge and Fill Permit (New Hampshire) Wetlands Standard Dredge and Fill Permit (New Hampshire) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State New Hampshire Program Type Environmental Regulations Provider Department of Environmental Services

139

Live Theater Wetland Kayak Trip  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Live Theater Wetland Kayak Trip Adapted from http://water.usgs.gov/outreach/poster2/grade footprints(squish squish) in the mud with every pass. The shore was lined with tall cattails, but we found doused in sun screen, with me in the front and Mrs. Findley doing all the work steering in the back

Texas at Austin, University of

140

Nevada Test Site Wetlands Assessment  

SciTech Connect

This report identifies 16 Nevada Test Site (NTS) natural water sources that may be classified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as jurisdictional wetlands and identifies eight water sources that may be classified as waters of the United States. These water sources are rare, localized habitats on the NTS that are important to regional wildlife and to isolated populations of water tolerant plants and aquatic organisms. No field investigations on the NTS have been conducted in the past to identify those natural water sources which would be protected as rare habitats and which may fall under regulatory authority of the Clean Water Act (CWA) of 1997. This report identifies and summarizes previous studies of NTS natural water sources, and identifies the current DOE management practices related to the protection of NTS wetlands. This report also presents management goals specific for NTS wetlands that incorporate the intent of existing wetlands legislation, the principles of ecosystem management, and the interests of regional land managers and other stakeholders.

D. J. Hansen

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

1yale environmental NEWS 1yale environmental NEWS vol. 10, no. 1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and Oil Pollution page 23 Rita Colwell Named First Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Environmental of the southeastern coastal plain from North Carolina to Alabama grows along edges of ponds and wetlands. The addition to working the natural features of the spring, wetland, and vernal pool into the rock garden. The rock garden

142

ENVIRONMENTAL  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

797 797 FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY LOAN GUARANTEE FOR THE AGUA CALIENTE SOLAR PROJECT IN YUMA COUNTY, ARIZONA U.S. Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Program Office Washington, DC 20585 November 2010 TABLE OF CONTENTS Section Page Executive Summary .................................................................................................................ES-1 Introduction ..........................................................................................................................ES-1 Purpose and Need ...............................................................................................................ES-1 Proposed Action and Alternatives........................................................................................ES-2

143

Innovative approach for restoring coastal wetlands using treated drill cuttings  

SciTech Connect

The leading environmental problem facing coastal Louisiana regions is the loss of wetlands. Oil and gas exploration and production activities have contributed to wetland damage through erosion at numerous sites where canals have been cut through the marsh to access drilling sites. An independent oil and gas producer, working with Southeastern Louisiana University and two oil field service companies, developed a process to stabilize drill cuttings so that they could be used as a substrate to grow wetlands vegetation. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded a project under which the process would be validated through laboratory studies and field demonstrations. The laboratory studies demonstrated that treated drill cuttings support the growth of wetlands vegetation. However, neither the Army Corps of Engineers (COE) nor the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would grant regulatory approval for afield trial of the process. Argonne National Laboratory was asked to join the project team to try to find alternative mechanisms for gaining regulatory approval. Argonne worked with EPA's Office of Reinvention and learned that EPA's Project XL would be the only regulatory program under which the proposed field trial could be done. One of the main criteria for an acceptable Project XL proposal is to have a formal project sponsor assume the responsibility and liability for the project. Because the proposed project involved access to private land areas, the team felt that an oil and gas company with coastal Louisiana land holdings would need to serve as sponsor. Despite extensive communication with oil and gas companies and industry associations, the project team was unable to find any organization willing to serve as sponsor. In September 1999, the Project XL proposal was withdrawn and the project was canceled.

Veil, J. A.; Hocking, E. K.

1999-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

144

Columbia River System Operation Review : Final Environmental Impact Statement, Appendix T (Second Continued Volume): Comments & Responses.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This is Appendix T (second continued volume) giving public comments and responses to the final environmental impact statement for the Columbia River System.

Columbia River System Operation Review (U.S.)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

An Hedonic Analysis of Southwestern Louisiana Wetland Prices Using GIS.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Louisiana is the beneficiary of more than 30% of the U.S. coastal wetlands, but the states wetland loss accounts for about 90% of the total… (more)

Xu, Baifu

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Inland Wetlands and Water Courses Regulations (Connecticut)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Regulated activities in or near inland wetlands and water courses include the removal or depositing of material, land or water obstruction or alteration, construction, pollution, or water diversion...

147

Wetland Conservation Act (Minnesota) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

& Permitting This chapter of the Minnesota Administrative Rules implements the Wetland Conservation Act of 1991, setting standards for water preservation, withdrawal, and...

148

Wetland loss dynamics in southwestern Barataria basin ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

ABSTRACT We determined spatial associations of wetland loss rates in a 950-km2 study area in the southwestern Barataria basin of Louisiana's ...

149

Coastal Wetlands | New Orleans CityBusiness  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Board to again consider ‘Big Oil’ lawsuit POSTED: 09:09 AM Thursday, November 21, 2013 BY: The Associated Press TAGS: coastal wetlands, John Barry, ...

150

Wetland biomass - suitable for biogas production?.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? Wetlands have long been used as natural waste water treatment systems to remove excess nutrients from agriculture or other waste waters. Common reed (Phragmites… (more)

Akula, Viswa Raj

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Vertical Flow Wetland Pilot Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is an interim report to present the preliminary results of a study conducted by Duke Energy to test the potential effectiveness of vertical flow wetlands (VFWs) for the removal of selenium, mercury, and other related compounds from a flue gas desulfurization (FGD) discharge. These compounds commonly are found in and regulated for coal-fired utility water discharges. There is a widespread need for a cost-effective alternative to physiochemical treatment to maintain compliance for these parameters, on...

2008-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

152

Wetland treatment of oil and gas well waste waters. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Constructed wetlands are small on-site systems that possess three of the most desirable components of an industrial waste water treatment scheme: low cost, low maintenance and upset resistance. The main objective of the present study is to extend the knowledge base of wetland treatment systems to include processes and substances of particular importance to small, on-site systems receiving oil and gas well wastewaters. A list of the most relevant and comprehensive publications on the design of wetlands for water quality improvement was compiled and critically reviewed. Based on our literature search and conversations with researchers in the private sector, toxic organics such as Phenolics and b-naphthoic acid, (NA), and metals such as CU(II) and CR(VI) were selected as target adsorbates. A total of 90 lysimeters equivalent to a laboratory-scale wetland were designed and built to monitor the uptake and transformation of toxic organics and the immobilization of metal ions. Studies on the uptake of toxic organics such as phenol and b-naphthoic acid (NA) and heavy metals such as Cu(II) and Cr(VI), the latter two singly or as non-stoichiometric mixtures by laboratory-type wetlands (LWs) were conducted. These LWs were designed and built during the first year of this study. A road map and guidelines for a field-scale implementation of a wetland system for the treatment of oil and gas wastewaters have been suggested. Two types of wetlands, surface flow (SF) and sub surface flow (SSF), have been considered, and the relative merits of each configuration have been reviewed.

Kadlec, R.; Srinivasan, K.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

A review of plutonium environmental data with a bibliography for use in risk assessments  

SciTech Connect

Plutonium fueled radioisotopic heat sources find space, terrestrial, and undersea applications to generate electrical power. Such systems under postulated accident conditions could release radioactivity into the environment resulting in risks to the general population in the form of radiological doses and associated health effects. The evaluation of the radiological impact of postulated scenarios involving releases of activity into the environment includes identification of postulated accident release modes, including the probability of release and the release location; source term definition, including the activity of each radionuclide released and the corresponding chemical form and particle size distribution; analysis of the environmental behavior of the released radioactivity to determine the concentrations in environmental media (air, soil, and water) as a function of time; and analysis of the interaction between the environmental concentrations and man, leading to ingestion, inhalation, and external doses through each environmental exposure pathway. 443 refs., 2 figs., 4 tabs.

Bartram, B.W.; Wilkinson, M.J.

1983-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

154

Chemical Emissions of Residential Materials and Products: Review of Available Information Environmental Energy Technologies Division  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Chemical Emissions of Residential Materials and Products: Review of Available Information Contract 500-08-06. Chemical Emissions of Residential Materials and Products: Review of Available Information Henry Willem and Brett C. Singer LBNL-3938E #12;Chemical Emissions of Residential Materials

155

Causes of wetland loss in the coastal central Gulf of Mexico. Volume 3. Appendices. Final report  

SciTech Connect

In 1985, the Minerals Management Service initiated an investigation to study the causes of wetland loss in the coastal Gulf of Mexico as part of its Outer Continental Shelf environmental-studies program. The purpose of the two-year study was to investigate the factors that contribute to wetland loss and to determine specifically what percentage of the loss is directly and indirectly related to Federal offshore oil and gas development. The primary goal of the Coastal Effects Program is to delineate the onshore impacts of offshore oil and gas development activities. Volume 3 contains five appendices providing methodological details and data listings.

Turner, R.E.; Cahoon, D.R.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

An evolutionary approach to wetlands design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wetlands are artificial basins that exploit the capabilities of some species of plants to purify water from pollutants. The design process is currently long and laborious: such vegetated areas are inserted within the basin by trial and error, since there ... Keywords: ecological modelling, evolutionary algorithms, wetlands design

Marco Gaudesi; Andrea Marion; Tommaso Musner; Giovanni Squillero; Alberto Tonda

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Microbial Characteristics of Native Aquatic Species of Savannah River Wetlands  

SciTech Connect

In 1974 the Savannah River Site (SRS) was established as a National Environmental Research Park (NERP) in the United States. NERP provided locations for long-term ecological research investigation. Many of the ecological studies that have been conducted in the past mainly focused on the macroscopic view. The Savannah River Site contains wetlands that are home to many diverse organisms. We conducted a preliminary survey of microbial habitats in order to explore the biodiversity of species-specific symbionts. Bacterial surveys included viable counts, direct counts, isolation, identification, and metabolic profiles.

McKinsey, P.C.

2000-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

158

REVIEW www.rsc.org/ees | Energy & Environmental Science Review of solutions to global warming, air pollution, and energy security†  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper reviews and ranks major proposed energy-related solutions to global warming, air pollution mortality, and energy security while considering other impacts of the proposed solutions, such as on water supply, land use, wildlife, resource availability, thermal pollution, water chemical pollution, nuclear proliferation, and undernutrition. Nine electric power sources and two liquid fuel options are considered. The electricity sources include solar-photovoltaics (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP), wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, wave, tidal, nuclear, and coal with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. The liquid fuel options include corn-ethanol (E85) and cellulosic-E85. To place the electric and liquid fuel sources on an equal footing, we examine their comparative abilities to address the problems mentioned by powering new-technology vehicles, including battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HFCVs), and flex-fuel vehicles run on E85. Twelve combinations of energy source-vehicle type are considered. Upon ranking and weighting each combination with respect to each of 11 impact categories, four clear divisions of ranking, or tiers, emerge. Tier 1 (highest-ranked) includes wind-BEVs and wind-HFCVs. Tier 2 includes CSP-BEVs, geothermal-BEVs, PV-BEVs, tidal-BEVs, and wave-BEVs. Tier 3 includes hydro-BEVs, nuclear-BEVs, and CCS-BEVs. Tier 4 includes corn- and cellulosic-E85. Wind-BEVs ranked first in seven out of 11 categories, including the two most

Mark Z. Jacobson

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wetland Preservation Areas (Minnesota) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Wetland Preservation Areas (Minnesota) Wetland Preservation Areas (Minnesota) Wetland Preservation Areas (Minnesota) < Back Eligibility Utility Fed. Government Commercial Agricultural Investor-Owned Utility State/Provincial Govt Industrial Construction Municipal/Public Utility Local Government Residential Installer/Contractor Rural Electric Cooperative Tribal Government Low-Income Residential Schools Retail Supplier Institutional Multi-Family Residential Systems Integrator Fuel Distributor Nonprofit General Public/Consumer Transportation Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Siting and Permitting A wetland owner can apply to the host county for designation of a wetland preservation area. Once designated, the area remains designated until the

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Literature review of environmental qualification of safety-related electric cables: Literature analysis and appendices. Volume 2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In support of the US NRC Environmental Qualification (EQ) Research Program, a literature review was performed to identify past relevant work that could be used to help fully or partially resolve issues of interest related to the qualification of low-voltage electric cable. A summary of the literature reviewed is documented in Volume 1 of this report. In this, Volume 2 of the report, dossiers are presented which document the issues selected for investigation in this program, along with recommendations for future work to resolve the issues, when necessary. The dossiers are based on an analysis of the literature reviewed, as well as expert opinions. This analysis includes a critical review of the information available from past and ongoing work in thirteen specific areas related to EQ. The analysis for each area focuses on one or more questions which must be answered to consider a particular issue resolved. Results of the analysis are presented, along with recommendations for future work. The analysis is documented in the form of a dossier for each of the areas analyzed.

Lofaro, R.; Bowerman, B.; Carbonaro, J. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)] [and others

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

An Economic Analysis of Private Market Wetland Values in Southwestern Coastal Louisiana.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Coastal Louisiana wetlands contain more than 30% of the U.S. coastal wetlands, but its wetland loss accounts for about 90% of the continental states. Although… (more)

Xu, Baifu

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0478: Notice of Intent and Notice of Floodplains and Wetland Action |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Notice of Intent and Notice of Floodplains and Wetland Notice of Intent and Notice of Floodplains and Wetland Action EIS-0478: Notice of Intent and Notice of Floodplains and Wetland Action Antelope Valley Station to Neset Transmission Project The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for Basin Electric Power Cooperative's (Basin Electric) proposed Antelope Valley Station (AVS) to Neset Transmission Project (Project) in North Dakota. The EIS will address the construction, operation, and maintenance of Basin Electric's proposed Project. The Project includes construction, operation and maintenance of approximately 190 miles of new 345-kV single pole transmission line and double circuit 345/115-kV transmission lines,

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Review of US Department of Energy health and environmental research and development program support to SRC-II technology development  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document outlines the technical framework of DOE's overall synthetic fuels health and environmental characterization program. Current project environmental activities directly associated with SRC-II technology development are summarized for the convenience of the Environmental Impact Statement reviewers. An extended, technically detailed statement of the SRC-II health and environmental program, activities, and plans was released in late 1980, as part of the final Environmental Impact Statement of the SRC-II Demonstration Project. Program development is necessarily iterative. Early screening results on a small scale equipment suggest the need for further screening studies on a larger-scale system. Results of screening studies set the priorities for more extensive and costly long-term baseline biological and ecological studies. Parametric studies establish the sensitivity of measured screening and baseline characteristics to changes in processing conditions and also provide a basis for correlating low- and high-tier biological and ecological test information. Monitoring system development is stimulated by findings in screening and baseline characterization efforts. Choice of monitoring systems is dependent upon screening and baseline biological and ecological test results and results of initial site analyses. As a result, the overall characterization program necessarily emerges in phases, each with a distribution of activities in the four component areas. Characterization efforts on PDU- and pilot-scale equipment focus on screening and baseline studies of steady state and non-steady state production. At the demonstration scale, these activities are expanded to include extensive monitoring and the investigation of large-scale steady state and non-steady state effluent production and control characteristics.

Massey, M.J.; Fillo, J.P.; Kreisher, J.H.; Sgro, G.A.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Jurisdictional waters of the United States Wetlands Assessment Analysis and Delineation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

To improve and develop my professional skills, a wetland assessment and delineation was performed for Lakewood Heights, a proposed residential subdivision consisting of 133 hectares, more or less, located in northeast Harris County, Texas. The subject property was evaluated for its content of jurisdictional wetlands, based on U.S. Army corps of Engineers criteria, using interpretation of historical aerial photography, topographic maps, hydrology indicators, and data gathered from site reconnaissance activities. The identified wetland areas were delineated as accurately as possible, based on available information, and were mapped on a survey plat of the property. These areas were contrasted with surrounding uplands, which were mapped as well. Broad scale mapping of soil types by the SCS appears to have been moderately accurate. Through site reconnaissance activities, I verified the scs soil mapping, identified previously unmapped hydric soils, and evaluated and documented vegetation communities that further delineated wetland/upland boundaries. By employing the methods outlined in the 1987 Corps of Engineers Delineation manual that call for evaluations of hydric soils, hydrology indicators, and hydrophytic vegetation, I concluded that approximately 14.68 hectares of the subject property were jurisdictional wetlands. The remaining 118.32 hectares were classified as upland (non-wetland). The wetland delineations made on the subject property were approached in a conservative manner, taking into account transitional or overflow areas which are sometimes hard to define. Those areas which appeared adjacent to a saturated or inundated wetland within the same hydrologic and hydrophytic vegetation regime were included in wetland boundaries. This method of delineation, in my opinion, provides the highest reliability for, even under varying seasonal circumstances, those areas that would appear as jurisdictional waters of the United states. upon completion of the field assessment, the data were assembled into a technical report and presented to the client for his use. we discussed my findings, reviewed the methodology used to determine that wetlands did, in fact, exist on the property and examined land management options, including u.s. Army Corps of Engineers permit procedures.

Siems-Alford, Susan

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Columbia River System Operation Review : Final Environmental Impact Statement, Appendix J: Recreation.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This Appendix J of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Columbia River System discusses impacts on the recreational activities in the region. Major sections include the following: scope and processes; recreation in the Columbia River Basin today - by type, location, participation, user characteristics, factors which affect usage, and managing agencies; recreation analysis procedures and methodology; and alternatives and their impacts.

Columbia River System Operation Review (U.S.)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Implementation Plan for the Hawaii Geothermal Project Environmental Impact Statement (DOE Review Draft:)  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that identifies and evaluates the environmental impacts associated with the proposed Hawaii Geothermal Project (HGP), as defined by the State of Hawaii in its 1990 proposal to Congress (DBED 1990). The location of the proposed project is shown in Figure 1.1. The EIS is being prepared pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as implemented by the President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508) and the DOE NEPA Implementing Procedures (10 CFR 1021), effective May 26, 1992. The State's proposal for the four-phase HGP consists of (1) exploration and testing of the geothermal resource beneath the slopes of the active Kilauea volcano on the Island of Hawaii (Big Island), (2) demonstration of deep-water power cable technology in the Alenuihaha Channel between the Big Island and Mau, (3) verification and characterization of the geothermal resource on the Big Island, and (4) construction and operation of commercial geothermal power production facilities on the Big Island, with overland and submarine transmission of electricity from the Big Island to Oahu and possibly other islands. DOE prepared appropriate NEPA documentation for separate federal actions related to Phase 1 and 2 research projects, which have been completed. This EIS will consider Phases 3 and 4, as well as reasonable alternatives to the HGP. Such alternatives include biomass coal, solar photovoltaic, wind energy, and construction and operation of commercial geothermal power production facilities on the Island of Hawaii (for exclusive use on the Big Island). In addition, the EIs will consider the reasonable alternatives among submarine cable technologies, geothermal extraction, production, and power generating technologies; pollution control technologies; overland and submarine power transmission routes; sites reasonably suited to support project facilities in a safe and environmentally acceptable manner; and non-power generating alternatives, such as conservation and demand-side management.

None

1992-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

167

Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analyses Plan. Draft for Peer Review: Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction (HEDR) Project staff are developing mathematical models to be used to estimate the radiation dose that individuals may have received as a result of emissions since 1944 from the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. An uncertainty and sensitivity analyses plan is essential to understand and interpret the predictions from these mathematical models. This is especially true in the case of the HEDR models where the values of many parameters are unknown. This plan gives a thorough documentation of the uncertainty and hierarchical sensitivity analysis methods recommended for use on all HEDR mathematical models. The documentation includes both technical definitions and examples. In addition, an extensive demonstration of the uncertainty and sensitivity analysis process is provided using actual results from the Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Integrated Codes (HEDRIC). This demonstration shows how the approaches used in the recommended plan can be adapted for all dose predictions in the HEDR Project.

Simpson, J.C.; Ramsdell, J.V. Jr.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

EIS-0390: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement;  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement; Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement; and Public Scoping Meetings EIS-0390: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement; Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement; and Public Scoping Meetings Eastern Plains Transmission Project, Colorado and Kansas Western Area Power Administration Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement; floodplain and wetlands involvement; and public scoping meetings for the Eastern Plains Transmission Project, Colorado and Kansas Western Area Power Administration Eastern Plains Transmission Project, Colorado and Kansas, EIS-0390 (August 2006) (71 FR 43733) More Documents & Publications EIS-0400: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement

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Wetland Flow and Salinity Budgets and Elements of a Decision Support System toward Implementation of Real-Time Seasonal Wetland Salinity Management  

SciTech Connect

The project has provided science-based tools for the long-term management of salinity in drainage discharges from wetlands to the San Joaquin River. The results of the project are being used to develop best management practices (BMP) and a decision support system to assist wetland managers adjust the timing of salt loads delivered to the San Joaquin River during spring drawdown. Adaptive drainage management scheduling has the potential to improve environmental compliance with salinity objectives in the Lower San Joaquin River by reducing the frequency of violation of Vernalis salinity standards, especially in dry and critically dry years. The paired approach to project implementation whereby adaptively managed and traditional practices were monitored in a side-by-side fashion has provided a quantitative measure of the impacts of the project on the timing of salt loading to the San Joaquin River. The most significant accomplishments of the project has been the technology transfer to wetland biologists, ditch tenders and water managers within the Grasslands Ecological Area. This “learning by doing” has build local community capacity within the Grassland Water District and California Department of Fish and Game providing these institutions with new capability to assess and effectively manage salinity within their wetlands while simultaneously providing benefits to salinity management of the San Joaquin River.

Quinn, N.W.T.; Ortega, R.; Rahilly, P.; Johnson, C.B.

2011-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

170

Feasibility of using geothermal effluents for waterfowl wetlands  

SciTech Connect

This project was conducted to evaluate the feasibility of using geothermal effluents for developing and maintaining waterfowl wetlands. Information in the document pertains to a seven State area the West where geothermal resources have development potential. Information is included on physiochemical characteristics of geothermal effluents; known effects of constituents in the water on a wetland ecosystem and water quality criteria for maintaining a viable wetland; potential of sites for wetland development and disposal of effluent water from geothermal facilities; methods of disposal of effluents, including advantages of each method and associated costs; legal and institutional constraints which could affect geothermal wetland development; potential problems associated with depletion of geothermal resources and subsidence of wetland areas; potential interference (adverse and beneficial) of wetlands with ground water; special considerations for wetlands requirements including size, flows, and potential water usage; and final conclusions and recommendations for suitable sites for developing demonstration wetlands.

None

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Coal Ash Contaminants in Wetlands | SREL Research  

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Tracey Tuberville, and Bill Hopkins The ash plume wetland (APW). The APW received coal combustion wastes from a breach in a receiving basin in the 1970s. Several trace metals...

172

Louisiana Wetland Loss : Image of the Day  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Large images November 18, 1999 (2.65 MB) April 9, 1976 (1.93 MB) Wetlands are one of the most productive ecosystems on Earth. In addition to providing ...

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Supplement Analysis of Site-Specific and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statements: Operational and Engineering Modifications, Regulatory Review, and Socioeconomic Variation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DISCLAIMER DISCLAIMER This document has been approved for distribution to the public. All information classified by the Department of Energy Strategic Petroleum Reserve as Sensitive Unclassified Information has been removed from this document. DOE/SPR/EIS-0075-SA01 SUPPLEMENT ANALYSIS OF SITE-SPECIFIC AND PROGRAMMATIC ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS: OPERATIONAL AND ENGINEERING MODIFICATIONS, REGULATORY REVIEW, AND SOCIOECONOMIC VARIATION U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Petroleum Reserve 900 Commerce Road East New Orleans, Louisiana 70123 March 2004 Prepared for the U. S. Department of Energy Strategic Petroleum Reserve Project Management Office under Contract No. DE-AC96-93PO92207 DynMcDermott Petroleum Operations Company 850 South Clearview Parkway

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Columbia River System Operation Review : Final Environmental Impact Statement, Appendix O: Economic and Social Impact.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This Appendix O of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Columbia River System measures the economic and social effects of the alternative system operation strategies and includes both geographic and methodology components. Areas discussed in detail include the following: purpose, scope and process; an economic history of the Columbia River Basin and its use today including the Columbia River and Socio-economic development in the Northwest and Major uses of the River System; Analysis procedures and methodologies including national economic evaluation, the concepts, analysis of assumptions, analysis for specific river uses, water quality, Regional evaluation, analysis, and social impacts; alternatives and impacts including implementation costs, andromous fish, resident fish and wildlife, flood control, irrigation and municipal and industrial water supply, navigation impacts, power, recreation, annual costs, regional economic analysis. Extensive comparison of alternatives is included.

Columbia River System Operation Review (U.S.)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Columbia River System Operation Review : Final Environmental Impact Statement, Appendix N: Wildlife.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Columbia River System is a vast and complex combination of Federal and non-Federal facilities used for many purposes including power production, irrigation, navigation, flood control, recreation, fish and wildlife habitat and municipal and industrial water supply. Each river use competes for the limited water resources in the Columbia River Basin. This technical appendix addresses only the effects of alternative system operating strategies for managing the Columbia River system. The environmental impact statement (EIS) itself and some of the other appendices present analyses of the alternative approaches to the other three decisions considered as part of the SOR. This document is the product of the Wildlife Work Group, focusing on wildlife impacts but not including fishes. Topics covered include the following: scope and process; existing and affected environment, including specific discussion of 18 projects in the Columbia river basin. Analysis, evaluation, and alternatives are presented for all projects. System wide impacts to wildlife are also included.

Columbia River System Operation Review (U.S.)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Columbia River System Operation Review : Final Environmental Impact Statement, Appendix D: Exhibits.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Columbia River and its tributaries are the primary water system in the Pacific Northwest, draining some 219,000 square miles in seven states and another 39,500 square miles in British Columbia. Beginning in the 1930`s, the Columbia River has been significantly modified by construction of 30 major dams on the river and its tributaries, along with dozens of non-Federal projects. Construction and subsequent operation of these water development projects have contributed to eight primary uses of the river system, including navigation, flood control, irrigation, electric power generation, fish migration, fish and wildlife habitat, recreation, and water supply and quality considerations. Increasing stress on the water development of the Columbia River and its tributaries has led primary Federal agencies to undertake intensive analysis and evaluation of the operation of these projects. These agencies are the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation, who operate the large Federal dams on the river, and the Bonneville Power Administration who sells the power generated at the dams. This review, termed the System Operation Review (SOR), has as its ultimate goal to define a strategy for future operation of the major Columbia River projects which effectively considers the needs of all river uses. This volume, Appendix D: Cultural resources appendix, Technical imput includes the following: Development of geomorphology based framework for cultural resources management, Dworshak Reservoir, Idaho; Impact profiles for SOR reservoirs; comments from the following Native American tribes: Burns Paiute Tribe; Coville Confederated Tribes; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation; Confederated Tribes and bands of the Yakama Indian Nation (comments); Nez Perce Tribe; Coeur D`Alene Tribe; Spokane Tribe of Indians; The confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Columbia River System Operation Review (U.S.)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Wetland treatment of oil and gas well wastewaters. Quarterly technical report, November 25, 1992--February 24, 1993  

SciTech Connect

During the first quarter of the above contract, all the elements of Task 1 were completed. The first quarterly report presented an overview of a wetland and its increasing use in industrial wastewater treatment. An idealized, reaction engineering description of wetlands was presented to demonstrate how the various processes that occur in a wetland can be modeled. Previous work on the use of wetlands to remove BOD, TSS, Phosphorus and Nitrogen was reviewed. Recent literature on the application of wetland technology to the treatment of petroleum-related wastewater was critically evaluated and an outline of the research plans for the first year was delineated. Further, our literature search (nominally completed under Task 1) unearthed more recent studies (some unpublished) and a summary was included in the second quarterly report. In the second quarterly report, results of our efforts on the construction of a laboratory-type wetland were also reported. Initial studies on the use of wetland amendments such as modified-clays and algae cells were presented and discussed. Adsorption of heavy metal ions, Cu{sup 2+} and Cr(VI) onto soils drawn from the laboratory-type wetland built as a part of this contract has been undertaken and these results are presented and discussed in this quarterly report. A number of studies on the design and preparation of modified-clays for the adsorption of Cr(VI) and {beta}-naphthoic acid (NA) has been carried out during this quarter and these are also described and discussed in this report. The choice of {beta}-naphthoic acid (NA) as an ionogenic organic compound was made on the basis of a recent personal communication to the Project Director that NA is a major contaminant in many oil and gas well wastewaters.

Kadlec, R.H.; Srinivasan, K.R.

1993-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

178

Columbia River System Operation Review : Final Environmental Impact Statement, Appendix D: Cultural Resources.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This study attempts to identify and analyze the impacts of the System Operating Strategy (SOS) alternatives on cultural resources. The impacts include effects on Native American traditional cultural values, properties and practices. They also include effects on archeological or historic properties meeting the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to responding to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), this analysis addresses the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), the Native American Religious Freedom Act (NARFA), and other relevant legislation. To meet their legally mandated cultural resources requirements, the SOR agencies will develop agreements and Implementation Plans with the appropriate State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPOs), Tribes, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) detailing the measures necessary to best manage the resource. The planning and implementation activities will be staged over a number of years in consultation with affected Tribes.

Columbia River System Operation Review (U.S.)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Columbia River System Operation Review : Final Environmental Impact Statement, Appendix R: Pacific Northwest Coordination agreement (PNCA).  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Currently, the Federal government coordinates the planning and operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) with projects owned and operated by the region`s non-Federal hydrogenerating utilities pursuant to the Pacific North-west Coordination Agreement (PNCA). The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), the Corps of Engineers (Corps), and the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) are parties to the PNCA on behalf of the government of the United States. The PNCA is a complex agreement that provides an opportunity for the region`s power producers to maximize the power system`s reliability and economy while meeting their multiple-use objectives. The PNCA does not dictate the operation of the resources it coordinates. It is essentially an accounting mechanism that exchanges the power produced among the parties in order to improve the reliability of the system and reduce regional power costs. Project owners retain complete autonomy to operate as needed to meet their multiple-use requirements. The PNCA was executed in 1964 as an important component of regional plans to maximize the Northwest`s hydro resource capability. Maximization also included the development of storage projects on the Columbia River in Canada pursuant to the terms of the 1964 Columbia River Treaty. Because of the link between power coordination and Treaty issues, the current parties to the PNCA, currently are contemplating entering into a replacement or renewed power coordination agreement. Because the power coordination agreement is a consensual arrangement, its ultimate provisions must be acceptable to all of its signatories. This Appendix R to the Final Environmental Impact Statement of the Columbia River System is a presentation of the Pacific North-west Coordination Agreement.

Columbia River System Operation Review (U.S.)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Review Of Potential Techniques To Reduce The Environmental Impact Of Demersal Trawls  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

CONTENTS SECTION 1. OVERVIEW OF THE PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF BOTTOM TRAWLING 1 1.1 Introduction 1 1.2 Physical effects of trawling gears on the seabed 2 1.2.1 Penetration depth 2 1.2.1.1 Otter trawl studies 3 1.2.1.2 Beam trawl studies 5 1.2.1.3 Otter and beam trawl comparisons 6 1.2.2 Sediment re-suspension 8 1.2.3 Habitat disturbance 8 1.3 Effects on non-target fish and benthic invertebrates 11 1.4 Discussion 14 1.4.1 Physical and biological impact of trawling 14 SECTION 2. REVIEW OF POTENTIAL GEAR MODIFICATIONS 17 2.1 Introduction 17 2.2Beamtrawls 19 2.2.1 Electrical stimulation 19 2.2.1.1 Consequences for commercial catch 20 2.2.1.2 Consequences for seabed 22 2.2.1.3 Consequences for non-target fish mortality 22 2.2.1.4 Consequences for invertebrate mortality 22 2.2.1.5 Other effects 22 2.2.1.6 Discussion 22 2.2.2. Chain configuration and net modification 23 2.2.2.1 Alternative techniques tested 23 2.2.2.2 Consequences

Adrian Linnane; Brendan Ball; Brian Munday; Bob Van Marlen; Magda Bergman; Bottom Trawling

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Geothermal wetlands: an annotated bibliography of pertinent literature  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This annotated bibliography covers the following topics: algae, wetland ecosystems; institutional aspects; macrophytes - general, production rates, and mineral absorption; trace metal absorption; wetland soils; water quality; and other aspects of marsh ecosystems. (MHR)

Stanley, N.E.; Thurow, T.L.; Russell, B.F.; Sullivan, J.F.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Columbia River System Operation Review : Final Environmental Impact Statement, Main Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The System Operation Review (SOR) Final EIS addresses four actions: (a) need to develop coordinated strategy for managing the multiple uses of the Federal Columbia River system (System Operating Strategy [SOS]); (b) need to provide interested parties other than management agencies with a long-term role in system planning (Forum); (c) need to renew or change current Canadian Entitlement Allocation Agreements (CEAA); and (d) need to renegotiate and renew the Pacific Northwest Coordination Agreement (PNCA). SOS alternatives analyzed are: (1) operation prior to Endangered Species Act listings of salmon stocks; (2) current operations (no action); (3) stable storage project operation; (4) natural river operation; (5) fixed drawdown; (6) operating strategies proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, State fisheries agencies, Native American tribes, and Federal operating agencies; and (7) Preferred Alternative. The seven Forum alternatives analyzed are: (1) decisionmaking by the SOR lead agencies (preferred alternative); (2) decisionmaking by SOR lead agencies and recommendations by an existing regional entity; (3) decisionmaking by SOR lead agencies and recommendations by a new regional entity; (4) decisionmaking by a Federal consultation forum; (5) decisionmaking by a new entity; (6) decisionmaking by one Federal operating agency; (7) decisionmaking by a Federal agency other than an operating agency. PNCA alternatives analyzed are: (1) no replacement contract; (2) contract to maximize regional power benefits; (3) roll over existing PNCA; (4) current PNCA with modified operating procedures (preferred alternative); (5) current PNCA with nonpower modifications. CEAA alternatives include: (1) no action (no replacement of current allocation agreements); (2) entitlement allocation: 55 percent Federal; 45 percent non-Federal; (3) entitlement allocation: 70 percent Federal, 30 percent non-Federal (preferred alternative); (4) no agreement.

Columbia River System Operation Review (U.S.); United States. Bonneville Power Administration; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. North Pacific Division; United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Pacific Northwest Region.

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Literature and data review for the surface-water pathway: Columbia River and adjacent coastal areas. Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project  

SciTech Connect

As part of the Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project, Pacific Northwest Laboratory reviewed literature and data on radionuclide concentrations and distribution in the water, sediment, and biota of the Columbia River and adjacent coastal areas. Over 600 documents were reviewed including Hanford reports, reports by offsite agencies, journal articles, and graduate theses. Certain radionuclide concentration data were used in preliminary estimates of individual dose for the 1964--1966 time period. This report summarizes the literature and database review and the results of the preliminary dose estimates.

Walters, W.H.; Dirkes, R.L.; Napier, B.A.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Literature and data review for the surface-water pathway: Columbia River and adjacent coastal areas. Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project  

SciTech Connect

As part of the Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction (HEDR) Project, Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratories reviewed literature and data on radionuclide concentrations and distribution in the water, sediment, and biota of the Columbia River and adjacent coastal areas. Over 600 documents were reviewed including Hanford reports, reports by offsite agencies, journal articles, and graduate theses. Radionuclide concentration data were used in preliminary estimates of individual dose for the period 1964 through 1966. This report summarizes the literature and database reviews and the results of the preliminary dose estimates.

Walters, W.H.; Dirkes, R.L.; Napier, B.A.

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Towards sustainable management of Louisiana’s coastal wetland forests: problems, constraints, and a new beginning  

SciTech Connect

Over 345,000 ha of forested swamps occur throughout the Mississippi River Deltaic Plain. Natural and anthropogenic changes in hydrology and geomorphology at local and landscape levels have reduced the productivity in many of these coastal wetland forests areas and have caused the complete loss of forest cover in some places. A summary and interpretation of the available science, suggestions for policy change, and a multidisciplinary (multi-responsibility) approach were needed to address these issues [in the context of private land]. In response, the Louisiana Governor's office formed a Coastal Wetland Forest Conservation and Use Science Working Group (SWG) and an associated Advisory Panel to provide the Governor with information and suggestions of strategies for environmental and economic utilization, conservation, and protection of Louisiana's coastal wetland forest ecosystem in the long-term. The process of engaging scientists, resource managers, and other stakeholders in this effort is described, and the recommendations of the SWG are presented relative to forestry practices and the potential for sustainable management of coastal wetland forests.

Chambers, J. L.; Keim, R. F.; Faulkner, S. P.; Day Jr., J. W.; Gardiner, E. S.; Hughes, M. S.; King, S. L.; McLeod, K. W.; Miller, C. A.; Nyman, J. A.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas Research Institute wetland research program  

SciTech Connect

As part of three ongoing research projects, the Gas Research Institute (GRI) is studying the natural gas industry`s impacts on wetlands and how to manage operations so that impacts can be minimized or eliminated. The objective of the first project is to gain a better understanding of the causes and processes of wetland loss in the Louisiana deltaic plain and what role gas pipeline canals play in wetland loss. On the basis of information gathered from the first projects, management and mitigation implications for pipeline construction and maintenance will be evaluated. The objective of the second project is to assess the floral and faunal communities on existing rights-of-way (ROWs) that pass through numerous types of wetlands across the United States. The emphasis of the project is on pipelines that were installed within the past five years. The objective of the third project is to evaluate the administrative, jurisdictional, technical, and economic issues of wetland mitigation banking. This paper discusses these projects, their backgrounds, some of the results to date, and the deliverables.

Wilkey, P.L.; Zimmerman, R.E. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Isaacson, H.R. [Gas Research Inst., Chicago, IL (United States)

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas Research Institute wetland research program  

SciTech Connect

As part of three ongoing research projects, the Gas Research Institute (GRI) is studying the natural gas industry's impacts on wetlands and how to manage operations so that impacts can be minimized or eliminated. The objective of the first project is to gain a better understanding of the causes and processes of wetland loss in the Louisiana deltaic plain and what role gas pipeline canals play in wetland loss. On the basis of information gathered from the first projects, management and mitigation implications for pipeline construction and maintenance will be evaluated. The objective of the second project is to assess the floral and faunal communities on existing rights-of-way (ROWs) that pass through numerous types of wetlands across the United States. The emphasis of the project is on pipelines that were installed within the past five years. The objective of the third project is to evaluate the administrative, jurisdictional, technical, and economic issues of wetland mitigation banking. This paper discusses these projects, their backgrounds, some of the results to date, and the deliverables.

Wilkey, P.L.; Zimmerman, R.E. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Isaacson, H.R. (Gas Research Inst., Chicago, IL (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands for the San Luis Rio Colorado Project (02/10/06) (DOE/EIS-0295)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

33 Federal Register 33 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 28 / Friday, February 10, 2006 / Notices groups; other interested parties; affected landowners; Native American tribes; libraries, and newspapers; and the Commission's official service list for this proceeding. A comment period will be allotted for review if the EA is published. We will consider all comments on the EA before we make our recommendations to the Commission. To ensure your comments are considered, please carefully follow the instructions in the public participation section. Public Participation You can make a difference by providing us with your specific comments or concerns about the proposal. By becoming a commentor, your concerns will be addressed in the EA and considered by the Commission. You should focus on the potential

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Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment and Wetland Involvement for the Transformation of Facilities and Infrastructure for the Non-Nuclear Production Activities Conducted at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Kansas City  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

690 Federal Register 690 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 236 / Monday, December 10, 2007 / Notices indicated. The application also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at www.ffiec.gov/nic/. Unless otherwise noted, comments

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Literature review of environmental qualification of safety-related electric cables: Summary of past work. Volume 1  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the findings from a review of published documents dealing with research on the environmental qualification of safety-related electric cables used in nuclear power plants. Simulations of accelerated aging and accident conditions are important considerations in qualifying the cables. Significant research in these two areas has been performed in the US and abroad. The results from studies in France, Germany, and Japan are described in this report. In recent years, the development of methods to monitor the condition of cables has received special attention. Tests involving chemical and physical examination of cable`s insulation and jacket materials, and electrical measurements of the insulation properties of cables are discussed. Although there have been significant advances in many areas, there is no single method which can provide the necessary information about the condition of a cable currently in service. However, it is possible that further research may identify a combination of several methods that can adequately characterize the cable`s condition.

Subudhi, M. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Environmental Review - NEPA  

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Vegetation Management Project within the Coconino National Forest: FINAL EA Townsite Solar Project Transmission Line Project, Final EA, DOE-EA-1960 Finding of No Significant...

192

CRSP Environmental Review (NEPA)  

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Categorical Exclusions Provo River Project Rate Order No. WAPA-149 Installation of Metering and a Circuit Breaker at Powell 69-kV Substation Purchase of Enserco Wind Power -...

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Evaluation of using cyclocranes to support drilling & production of oil & gas in wetland areas. Sixth quarterly technical progress report, incorporating milestone schedule/status, October 1993--December 1993  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is a progress report on a planned program falling under wetlands area research related to drilling, production, and transportation of oil and gas resources. Specifically the planned program addresses an evaluation of using cyclocraft to transport drill rigs, mud, pipes and other materials and equipment in a cost effective and environmentally safe manner to support oil and gas drilling and production operations in wetland areas. During this period, task 5, subscale tests, and task 7, environmental impacts, were completed. Work was continued on task 10, technology transfer, and the preparation of the final report as part of task 11.

Eggington, W.J.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wetlands Ecology and ISSN 0923-4861  

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carried by Landsat (Baker et al. 2006; Grenier et al. 2007; Poulin et al. 2002) and SPOT (Grenier et al used to map wetlands such as tropical mangrove swamps (Wang et al. 2004) and boreal peatlands (Grenier et al. 2007; Grenier et al. 2008). Within a Canadian context evaluating this approach is essential

McMaster University

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Phytoremediation of Trace Elements by Wetland Plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Some plants naturally absorb and hyperaccumulate trace elements in their tissues. In a process known as phytoremediation, scientists are harnessing this ability to remove toxic heavy metals and trace elements from contaminated soils and waters. This screening program quantified the capacity of various wetland plant species for removing trace elements from polluted water.

2001-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of air quality modeling techniques. Volume 8. [Assessment of environmental effects of nuclear, geothermal, and fossil-fuel power plants  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Air transport and diffusion models which are applicable to the assessment of the environmental effects of nuclear, geothermal, and fossil-fuel electric generation are reviewed. The general classification of models and model inputs are discussed. A detailed examination of the statistical, Gaussian plume, Gaussian puff, one-box and species-conservation-of-mass models is given. Representative models are discussed with attention given to the assumptions, input data requirement, advantages, disadvantages and applicability of each.

Rosen, L.C.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Final report on evaluation of cyclocraft support of oil and gas operations in wetland areas  

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The cyclocraft is a proven hybrid aircraft, capable of VTOL, lifting heavy and bulky loads, highly controllable, having high safety characteristics and low operating costs. Mission Research Corporation (MRC), under Department of Energy sponsorship, is evaluating the potential use of cyclocraft in the transport of drill rigs, mud, pipes and other materials and equipment, in a cost effective and environmentally safe manner, to support oil and gas drilling, production, and transportation operations in wetland areas. Based upon the results of an earlier parametric study, a cyclocraft design, having a payload capacity of 45 tons and designated H.1 Cyclocraft, was selected for further study, including the preparation of a preliminary design and a development plan, and the determination of operating costs. This report contains all of the results derived from the program to evaluate the use of cyclocraft in the support of oil and gas drilling and production operations in wetland areas.

Eggington, W.J.; Stevens, P.M.; John, C.J.; Harder, B.J.; Lindstedt, D.M.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Causes of wetland loss in the coastal Gulf of Mexico, Volume 1: executive summary. Final report  

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In 1985, the Minerals Management Service initiated an investigation to study the causes of wetland loss in the coastal Gulf of Mexico as part of its Outer Continental Shelf environmental-studies program. The purpose of the two-year study was to investigate the factors that contribute to wetland loss and to determine specifically what percentage of the loss is directly and indirectly related to Federal offshore oil and gas development. The primary goal of the Coastal Effects Program is to delineate the onshore impacts of offshore oil and gas development activities. The final report, prepared in three volumes, describes the extent of the contribution of OCS development to coastal land loss. Volume I is the Executive Summary. The report provides a detailed description of both direct and indirect impacts.

Turner, R.E.; Cahoon, D.R.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/EA-1833D  

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and Wetland assessment has been prepared in accordance with 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1022, "Compliance with FloodplainWetlands Environmental Review Requirements"...

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The cost of wetland creation and restoration. Final report  

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This report examines the economics of wetland creation, restoration, and enhancement projects, especially as they are used within the context of mitigation for unavoidable wetland losses. Complete engineering-cost-accounting profiles of over 90 wetland projects were developed in collaboration with leading wetland restoration and creation practitioners around the country to develop a primary source database. Data on the costs of over 1,000 wetland projects were gathered from published sources and other available databases to develop a secondary source database. Cases in both databases were carefully analyzed and a set of baseline cost per acre estimates were developed for wetland creation, restoration, and enhancement. Observations of costs varied widely, ranging from $5 per acre to $1.5 million per acre. Differences in cost were related to the target wetland type, and to site-specific and project-specific factors that affected the preconstruction, construction, and post-construction tasks necessary to carry out each particular project. Project-specific and site-specific factors had a much larger effect on project costs than wetland type for non-agricultural projects. Costs of wetland creation and restoration were also shown to differ by region, but not by as much as expected, and in response to the regulatory context. The costs of wetland creation, restoration, and enhancement were also analyzed in a broader economic context through examination of the market for wetland mitigation services, and through the development of a framework for estimating compensation ratios-the number of acres of created, restored, or enhanced wetland required to compensate for an acre of lost natural wetland. The combination of per acre creation, restoration, and enhancement costs and the compensation ratio determine the overall mitigation costs associated with alternative mitigation strategies.

King, D.; Bohlen, C.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Security and Restoration | Argonne National Laboratory  

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Environmental Security & Restoration Environmental Security & Restoration Argonne's work in environmental security and restoration addresses soil, surface water, sediment, and groundwater at contaminated sites. Argonne's work in environmental restoration addresses soil, surface water, sediment, and groundwater at contaminated sites, starting with environmental evaluations and planning projects. Assessments are also conducted of approaches for long-term stewardship of remediated sites with residual contamination. Remedies range from precise excavations to innovative combinations of engineered wetlands and phytoremediation. Argonne researchers conduct approaches for long-term stewardship of remediated sites with residual contamination. The objective of environmental security programs is to support efforts to reduce national

202

Pollution Prevention - Environmental Impact Reduction Checklists for  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Pollution Prevention - Environmental Impact Reduction Checklists Pollution Prevention - Environmental Impact Reduction Checklists for NEPA/309 Reviewers Pollution Prevention - Environmental Impact Reduction Checklists for NEPA/309 Reviewers The environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) provides a valuable opportunity for Federal agency NEPA/309 reviewers to incorporate pollution prevention and environmental impact reduction into actions (or projects). This Environmental Protection Agency guidance was prepared to assist NEPA/309 reviewers in incorporating pollution prevention into each step of the environmental review process, including scoping, mitigation, monitoring, and enforcement. POLLUTION PREVENTION - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REDUCTION CHECKLISTS FOR NEPA/309 REVIEWERS JANUARY 1995

203

Pollution Prevention - Environmental Impact Reduction Checklists for  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Pollution Prevention - Environmental Impact Reduction Checklists Pollution Prevention - Environmental Impact Reduction Checklists for NEPA/309 Reviewers Pollution Prevention - Environmental Impact Reduction Checklists for NEPA/309 Reviewers The environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) provides a valuable opportunity for Federal agency NEPA/309 reviewers to incorporate pollution prevention and environmental impact reduction into actions (or projects). This Environmental Protection Agency guidance was prepared to assist NEPA/309 reviewers in incorporating pollution prevention into each step of the environmental review process, including scoping, mitigation, monitoring, and enforcement. POLLUTION PREVENTION - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REDUCTION CHECKLISTS FOR NEPA/309 REVIEWERS JANUARY 1995

204

Selenium Removal by Constructed Wetlands: Role of Biological Volatilization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

P.J. Chevron's Richmond Refinery Water Enhancement Wetland;effluents from oil refineries are polluting San Franciscoselenite-contaminated oil refinery wastewater: 89% of the Se

Terry, Norman; Hansen, Drew; Duda, Peter J; Zayed, Adel

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Subsidence in coastal Louisiana: causes, rates, and effects on wetlands  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Coastal wetlands are being lost at a rapid and accelerating rate in Louisiana. Much of this loss is attributable to a relative lowering of the wetland surface below the level adequate to support vegetation. Such rapid subsidence is a natural phenomenon, related to the progradation and abandonment of distributary lobes of the Mississippi river Deltaic Plain. For a considerable period after abandonment of new sediment sources, wetlands are able to keep pace with subsidence by accreting sediments reworked by marine processes. But inundation of interior wetlands removed from such an active sediment supply, wave exposure, and saltwater intrusion eventually result in deterioration of the wetlands. Human activities may accelerate this process by disrupting sediment supplies for wetland accretion, raising global sea level, causing saltwater intrusion, and withdrawals of subsurface materials. Present subsidence rates from tide gauge records exceed 40 mm/yr at the modern Mississippi River delta and approximate 10 mm/yr in wetlands near the gulf coast. Subsidence rates over the last 1000 years appear to have been half the rates presently observed. This either results from natural variability, inaccuracy of tide gauge records, or human influences. The effect of the high rate of increase in locally apparent sea level on wetlands is difficult to quantitatively predict because of local variations in subsidence and accretion, uncertainty regarding future global sea level, and lack of knowledge of the accretionary limits of wetlands. 66 references, 10 figures, 2 tables.

Boesch, D.F.; Levin, D.; Nummedal, D.; Bowles, K.

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Scientific assessment of coastal wetland loss, restoration and ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Get this from a library! Scientific assessment of coastal wetland loss, restoration and management in Louisiana. [Donald F Boesch; Louisiana State ...

207

Modeling a Mississippi River Diversion into a Louisisana Wetland.  

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??Wetland loss has significant impacts. Numerous loss mechanisms have been hypothesized, and a greater number of solutions have been proposed. One proposed solution is to… (more)

Capps, Stephan Alexander

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Trends and causes of historical wetland loss in coastal ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Get this from a library! Trends and causes of historical wetland loss in coastal Louisiana. [Julie Christine Bernier; Geological Survey (U.S.),

209

Abatement of wetland loss in Louisiana through diversions of ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Get this from a library! Abatement of wetland loss in Louisiana through diversions of Mississippi River water using siphons. [David W Roberts; ...

210

Primary causes of wetland loss at Madison Bay, Terrebonne ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Get this from a library! Primary causes of wetland loss at Madison Bay, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. [Robert A Morton; Ginger Tiling; Nicholas F ...

211

Oil spill threatens already weakened wetlands Page 1 of 2 ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

SHELL BEACH, La. — Battered by hurricanes, weakened by erosion and flood-control projects, the sprawling wetlands that nurture Gulf of Mexico marine ...

212

PPT – Wetland Restoration in Coastal Louisiana PowerPoint ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Wetland Restoration in Coastal Louisiana – A free PowerPoint PPT presentation (displayed as a Flash slide show) on PowerShow.com

213

Final External Peer Review Report for Calcasieu River and Pass, Louisiana  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

: This reviewer was chosen primarily for his expertise in civil engineering (dredging, wetlands and coastal experience with flood management, wetland restoration, restoration design, marsh restoration, and coastal relative SLR in coastal Louisiana, and the EPA projections of accelerated SLR in the future, will have

US Army Corps of Engineers

214

Remediating while preserving wetland habitat at an LLR waste site in Canada  

SciTech Connect

The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Office was established in 1982 to carry out the federal government's responsibilities for low-level radioactive (LLR) waste management in Canada. The Office operates programs to characterize, delineate, decontaminate and consolidate historic LLR waste for interim and long-term storage. In this capacity, the Office is currently considering the remediation of 9,000 cubic metres of contaminated sediment in a coastal marsh in the context of a major remediation project involving multiple urban sites. The marsh is situated between the Lake Ontario shoreline and the urban fringe of the Town of Port Hope. The marsh is designated a Cattail Mineral Shallow Marsh under the Ecological Land Classification system for Southern Ontario and was recently named the A.K. Sculthorpe Marsh in memory of a local community member. The marsh remediation will therefore require trade off between the disruption of a sensitive wetland and the removal of contaminated sediment. This paper discusses the issues and trade-off relating to the waste characterization, environmental assessment and regulatory findings and thus the remediation objectives for the marsh. Considerations include the spatial distribution of contaminated sediment, the bioavailability of contaminants, the current condition of the wetland and the predicted effects of remediation. Also considered is the significance of the wetland from provincial and municipal regulatory perspectives and the resulting directives for marsh remediation. (authors)

Kleb, H.R.; Zelmer, R.L. [Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Office, Ontario (Canada)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetland Involvement: Federal Register Notice Volume 77, No. 246 - Dec. 21, 2012 Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetland Involvement: Federal Register Notice Volume 77, No. 246 - Dec. 21, 2012 FRN Notice of Intent To Prepare an EIS for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetland Involvement - December 21, 2012 More Documents & Publications EIS-0486: Notice of Intent and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetland

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Development near Wetlands and Waterways (Maryland) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

You are here You are here Home » Development near Wetlands and Waterways (Maryland) Development near Wetlands and Waterways (Maryland) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Developer Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Maryland Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider Maryland Department of the Environment The Wetlands and Waterways Program requires permits for commercial activity or development proposed on or near a wetland or waterway. For the purpose of the permitting process, major projects are defined as projects that will permanently impact 5,000 square feet or more of wetlands or waterways, including the 100-year floodplain and are located in an area identified as

217

Literature Review of Uncertainty of Analysis Methods (PV F-Chart Program), Report to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report reviews the reported uncertainty of the PV F-Chart analysis method by reviewing the published related accuracy of PV F-Chart analysis versus measured data, PV F-Chart predictions versus other methods, and PV F-Chart predictions versus TRNSYS simulations. This report begins with a review of the history of the PV F-Chart method, and includes an example PV F-Chart calculation. In summary, from the literature it was found that hourly PV F-Chart analysis versus measured data were shown to be within 4% of on-site measurement, PV F-Chart predictions versus TRNSYS simulations and another graphical method were also within 4% of annual values.

Haberl, J. S.; Cho, S.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Literature Review of Uncertainty of Analysis Methods, (DOE-2 Program), Report to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This literature review covers the DOE-2 simulation program, which is one of the legacy programs in the ESL’s Emissions Calculator (eCalc), a web-based emissions reductions calculator. The eCalc program is a tool for those who want to see how their energy savings have reduced NOx emissions, which are produced by on-site combustion of natural gas, or at fossil-fuel burning power plants that supply the electricity. This report includes a brief history of the development of the DOE-2 program, and includes an analysis of the reported accuracies of the DOE-2 program. For the validation of the DOE-2 program, peer-reviewed literature that presented case studies using one of three methodologies (empirical, comparative, or analytical) were reviewed and summarized.

Haberl, J. S.; Cho, S.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Burlington Bottoms Wildlife Mitigation Project. Final Environmental Assessment/Management Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) proposes to fund wildlife management and enhancement activities for the Burlington bottoms wetlands mitigation site. Acquired by BPA in 1991, wildlife habitat at Burlington bottoms would contribute toward the goal of mitigation for wildlife losses and inundation of wildlife habitat due to the construction of Federal dams in the lower Columbia and Willamette River Basins. Target wildlife species identified for mitigation purposes are yellow warbler, great blue heron, black-capped chickadee, red-tailed hawk, valley quail, spotted sandpiper, wood duck, and beaver. The Draft Management Plan/Environmental Assessment (EA) describes alternatives for managing the Burlington Bottoms area, and evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the alternatives. Included in the Draft Management Plan/EA is an implementation schedule, and a monitoring and evaluation program, both of which are subject to further review pending determination of final ownership of the Burlington Bottoms property.

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1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Literature Review of Uncertainty of Analysis Methods (Cool Roofs), Report to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this literature review, seventy two (72) articles were reviewed from various sources, including: the literature compiled by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); literature listed on the web sites of the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the National Renewal Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and the publications of Elsevier. Keywords searched were: cool roofs, radiant barrier, highalbedo, attic ventilation, duct, as well as the names of the most prolific authors in this area, Dr. Hashem Akbari (LBNL), and Mr. Danny Parker (FSEC).

Haberl, J. S.; Cho, S.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Environmental Assessment  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

9 9 Environmental Assessment Proposed Changes to the Sanitary Biosolids Land Application Program on the Oak Ridge Reservation, Oak Ridge, Tennessee June 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office This page intentionally left blank. DOE/EA-1779 Environmental Assessment Proposed Changes to the Sanitary Biosolids Land Application Program on the Oak Ridge Reservation, Oak Ridge, Tennessee Date Issued-June 2011 Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC and CDM Federal Services Inc. contributed to the preparation of this document and may not be considered for review of the document U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management This page intentionally left blank. iii CONTENTS FIGURES......................................................................................................................................................

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2012 CERTS R&M Peer Review - Summary: Dynamic Energy and Environmental Dispatch of Power Systems - Max Zhang  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Dispatch of Power Systems Dispatch of Power Systems Project Lead: Max Zhang, Dick Schuler 1. Project objective This project will develop a framework that allows power system operators to co-optimize power flows and environmental flows (air pollution transport). This framework has the potential to provide a cost-effective way for the power sector to meet the increasingly stringent environmental regulations and systems reliability. 2. Major technical accomplishments that will be completed this year We have developed a new mechanism to analyzer Continuous Emission Measurement (CEM) data of electric generation units (EGUs). We have came up with a methodology evaluating the effects of dynamic pricing on load profiles. We will soon finish evaluating the effects of dynamic pricing on reducing EGU emissions during high energy demand

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Columbia River System Operation Review : Final Environmental Impact Statement, Appendix F: Irrigation, Municipal and Industrial/Water Supply.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Since the 1930`s, the Columbia River has been harnessed for the benefit of the Northwest and the nation. Federal agencies have built 30 major dams on the river and its tributaries. Dozens of non-Federal projects have been developed as well. The dams provide flood control, irrigation, navigation, hydro-electric power generation, recreation, fish and wildlife, and streamflows for wildlife, anadromous fish, resident fish, and water quality. This is Appendix F of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Columbia River System, focusing on irrigation issues and concerns arrising from the Irrigation and Mitigation of impacts (M&I) working Group of the SOR process. Major subheadings include the following: Scope and process of irrigation/M&I studies; Irrigation/M&I in the Columbia Basin Today including overview, irrigated acreage and water rights, Irrigation and M&I issues basin-wide and at specific locations; and the analysis of impacts and alternative for the Environmental Impact Statement.

Columbia River System Operations Review (U.S.); United States. Bonneville Power Administration; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. North Pacific Division; United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Pacific Northwest Region.

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Columbia River System Operation Review : Final Environmental Impact Statement, Appendix C: Anadromous Fish and Juvenile Fish Transportation.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This Appendix C of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Columbia River System discusses impacts on andromous fish and juvenile fish transportation. The principal andromous fish in the Columbia basin include salmonid species (Chinook, coho, and sockeye salmon, and steelhead) and nonsalmoinid andromous species (sturgeon, lamprey, and shad). Major sections in this document include the following: background, scope and process; affected environment for salmon and steelhead, shaded, lamprey, sturgeon; study methods; description of alternatives: qualitative and quantitative findings.

Columbia River System Operation Review (U.S.)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Review and analysis of oil shale technologies. Volume I. Oil shale deposits, mining methods, and environmental concerns  

SciTech Connect

This volume describes and discusses oil shale deposits of the U.S., applicable methods for mining the shale, and the environmental concerns associated with oil shale technologies. Mining is required to supply shale to the retorts of aboveground processes. The majority of oil shale mining is expected to be by the underground room-and-pillar method. Surface mining (i.e., open pit mining) may also be used to supply material for surface retorts and may be appropriate for up to 15 to 20% of the oil shale resources. Principal environmental issues unique to true and modified in situ oil shale processing include disposal of retort water and drill cuttings, migration of fluids during and after in situ processing, surface thermal changes, and hazardous materials that may be leached from spent shale. Other site-specific problems of in situ processing include off-gas emissions, fugitive dust generation, land disturbance, and water usage. The environmental issues are similar for oil shale surface processes, except for surface thermal changes. The degree of impact, however, is expected greater than that for either the true or the modified in situ process.

Jee, C.K.; White, J.D.; Bhatia, S.K.; Nicholson, D.

1977-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs (FSME) Procedure Approval Reviewing the Non-Common Performance Indicator,  

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This procedure was first issued by the former Office of State and Tribal Programs. As of October 1, 2006, any changes to the procedure will be the responsibility of the FSME Procedure Contact. Copies of FSME procedures will be available through the NRC website. Procedure Title: Reviewing the Non-Common

Robert Lewis; A. Duncan White; Janine F. Katanic

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Literature Review of Uncertainty of Analysis Methods (Inverse Model Toolkit), Report to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report reviews the reported uncertainty of ASHRAE’s Inverse Model Toolkit (IMT) analysis method and the linear, and change-point linear algorithms that it uses by reviewing the published literature on the related accuracy of IMT and its algorithms versus other well-accepted statistical analysis tools, such as SAS. This report begins with a review of the history of the IMT, and the linear and change-point linear models. Then it reviews the published comparisons of the IMT and other analysis software, relying heavily on the accuracy testing that was performed as part of ASHRAE’s Research Project 1050-RP. It also includes a detailed description of the basic algorithms and an example of the IMT weather-normalization analysis. In summary, from the literature it was found that the algorithms in the IMT almost exactly reproduce the same regression analysis one would get by running any one of the programs that it was compared against (i.e., usually to several significant digits). Therefore, it can be concluded that the IMT is accurate, when it is called upon to perform weather normalized regressions for modeling building energy use.

Haberl, J. S.; Cho, S.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0389: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Scoping Meetings; Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement EIS-0389: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Scoping Meetings; Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement Construction and Operation of the Trinity Public Utility District Direct Interconnection Project, Trinity County, California The Western Area Power Administration (Western), Department of Energy (DOE), intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to construct and operate proposed power transmission facilities in Trinity County, California. Western Area Power Administration Construction and Operation of the Trinity Public Utility District Direct Interconnection Project, Trinity County,

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Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Public Scoping Meetings, and Notice of Floodplains and Wetlands Involvement: Federal Register Notice Volume 76, No. 29 - Feb. 11, 2011 Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Public Scoping Meetings, and Notice of Floodplains and Wetlands Involvement: Federal Register Notice Volume 76, No. 29 - Feb. 11, 2011 Northern Pass Transmission LLC Project Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Public Scoping Meetings, and Notice of Floodplains and Wetlands Involvement; Northern Pass Transmission LLC, EIS-0463 (February 2011) (76 FR 7828).pdf More Documents & Publications EIS-0463: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and

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Causes of wetland loss in the coastal central Gulf of Mexico. Volume 2. Technical narrative. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 1985, the Minerals Management Service initiated an investigation to study the causes of wetland loss in the coastal Gulf of Mexico as part of its Outer Continental Shelf environmental-studies program. The purpose of the two-year study was to investigate the factors that contribute to wetland loss and to determine specifically what percentage of the loss is directly and indirectly related to Federal offshore oil and gas development. The primary goal of the Coastal Effects Program is to delineate the onshore impacts of offshore oil and gas development activities. Volume II provides an introduction to the study, direct impacts of OCS activities, saltwater intrusion, subsidence and sedimentation, and landscape patterns and aerial imagery.

Turner, R.E.; Cahoon, D.R.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Justice | Department of Energy  

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Environmental Justice Environmental Justice Environmental Justice Selected documents on the topic of Environmental Justice under NEPA. May 1, 2008 Environmental Justice Strategy In response to Executive Order 12898, DOE prepared and issued its Environmental Justice Strategy in 1995. Since then, the agency has conducted a series of activities to implement the Strategy. Both the Executive Order and the Strategy require that DOE establish and maintain an integrated approach for identifying, tracking, and monitoring environmental justice across the Department. July 1, 1999 Final Guidance for Consideration of Environmental Justice in Clean Air Act 309 Reviews This Environmental Protection Agency document provides guidance on reviewing and commenting on other federal agencies NEPA documents to help

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Literature Review of Uncertainty of Analysis Methods (F-Chart Program), Report to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This literature review covers the F-Chart program, which is one of the legacy programs in the ESL’s Emissions Calculator (eCALC), a web-based emissions reductions calculator. The eCALC program is a tool for those who want to see how their energy savings has reduced NOx emissions, a by-product made during the burning of fossil fuels. This report includes a brief history of the F-Chart method, its applications, accuracies, basic equations, and an example calculation.

Haberl, J. S.; Cho, S.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/EIS-0075-SA-02: Operational and Engineering Modifications and Regulatory Review Supplemental Analysis of Site-Specific and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statements (September 2009)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SPR-EIS-0075-SA-02 SPR-EIS-0075-SA-02 SUPPLEMENT ANALYSIS OF SITE-SPECIFIC AND PROGRAMMATIC ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS: OPERATIONAL AND ENGINEERING MODIFICATIONS, AND REGULATORY REVIEW U.S. Department of Energy Strategic Petroleum Reserve 900 Commerce Road East New Orleans, Louisiana 70123 September 2009 DOE/SPR/EIS-0075-SA02 Page 3 of 51 Prepared for the U. S. Department of Energy Strategic Petroleum Reserve Project Management Office under Contract No. DE-AC96-03PO92207 DynMcDermott Petroleum Operations Company 850 South Clearview Parkway New Orleans, Louisiana 70123 Page 4 of 51 DOE/SPR/EIS-0075-SA02 Table of Contents I. Introduction .......................................................................................................... 6

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EA 1647: Supplemental Environmental Assessment | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EA 1647: Supplemental Environmental Assessment EA 1647: Supplemental Environmental Assessment EA 1647: Supplemental Environmental Assessment Construction and Operation of a Proposed Cellulosic Ethanol Plant, Range Fuels Soperton Plant, LLC (formerly Range Fuels Inc.) Treutlen County, Georgia The Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzes the potential impacts associated with the construction and operation of a proposed cellulosic ethanol plant in Treutlen County, Georgia. Supplemental Environmental Assessment and Notice of Wetlands Involvement Construction and Operation of a Proposed Cellulosic Ethanol Plant, Range Fuels Soperton Plant, LLC (formerly Range Fuels Inc.) Treutlen County, Georgia, DOE/EA 1647 (January 2009) More Documents & Publications EA-1597: Final Environmental Assessment EA-1647: Finding of No Significant Impact

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Microsoft Word - MRCSP Wetlands FactSheet 09.doc  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Wetlands Terrestrial 1 November 2009 Wetlands Terrestrial 1 November 2009 FACT SHEET FOR PARTNERSHIP FIELD VALIDATION TEST Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP) NETL Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-05NT42589 DOE/NETL Project Manager: Traci Rodosta, Traci.Rodosta@NETL.DOE.GOV Submitted by Battelle November 2009 Terrestrial Field Test: Wetlands-Blackwater Refuge Principal Investigator Brian Needelman University of Maryland bneed@umd.edu Field Test Name Wetlands: Carbon sequestration in restored tidal marshes at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Test Location Cambridge, MD Amount and Source of CO 2 Tons: N/A Source: Atmospheric Field Test Partners (Primary Sponsors) Maryland Department of Natural Resources Power Plant Research Program

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DOE-Supported Project Demonstrates Benefits of Constructed Wetlands to  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Project Demonstrates Benefits of Constructed Wetlands Project Demonstrates Benefits of Constructed Wetlands to Treat Non-Traditional Water Sources DOE-Supported Project Demonstrates Benefits of Constructed Wetlands to Treat Non-Traditional Water Sources March 10, 2009 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC -- In a pilot-scale test supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy, Clemson University researchers have shown that manmade or "constructed" wetlands can be used to treat non-traditional water sources which could then be used in power plants or for other purposes. The successful test, which was managed by DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), could help power plants economically meet criteria for water reuse or discharge established by the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System and the Clean Water Act.

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California Wetland and Riparian Protection Policy Technical Advisory Team  

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California Wetland and Riparian Protection Policy Technical Advisory Team Name Title Organization Department Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Aaron Allen Chief, North Coast Branch University Todd Keeler Wolf Senior Vegetation Ecologist Biogeographic Data Branch , California Department

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Microsoft Word - S08266_FER_WetlandMititgationMonitorReport  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

required the need for large amounts of soil amendments, in the form of yard waste compost. Wetland PREW6 is not within the footprint of FPA. However, it is included with the...

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Abatement of wetland loss in Louisiana through diversions of ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Abatement of wetland loss in Louisiana through diversions of Mississippi River water using siphons (SuDoc I 19.76:92-274) [U.S. Geological Survey] on ...

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EXAMINING PREFERENCES FOR PREVENTION OF LOUISIANAS WETLAND LOSS.  

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?? This study analyzed preferences for wetland-loss prevention in coastal Louisiana. Data were obtained through a contingent-valuation mail survey of a random sample of Louisiana… (more)

Moore, Ross Gordon

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Survey preliminary report  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the preliminary findings from the first phase of the Environmental Survey of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Sandia National Laboratories conducted August 17 through September 4, 1987. The objective of the Survey is to identify environmental problems and areas of environmental risk associated with Sandia National Laboratories-Albuquerque (SNLA). The Survey covers all environmental media and all areas of environmental regulation. It is being performed in accordance with the DOE Environmental Survey Manual. This phase of the Survey involves the review of existing site environmental data, observations of the operations carried on at SNLA, and interviews with site personnel. 85 refs., 49 figs., 48 tabs.

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EA-0941: Final Environmental Assessment | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

0941: Final Environmental Assessment 0941: Final Environmental Assessment EA-0941: Final Environmental Assessment Lower Yakima Valley Wetlands and Riparian Restoration Project This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of the proposal for the U.S. Department of Energy's Bonneville Power Administration to fund that portion of the Washington Wildlife Mitigation Agreement pertaining to the Lower Yakima Valley Wetlands and Riparian Restoration Project (Project) in a cooperative effort with the Yakama Indian Nation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The proposed action would allow the sponsors to ensure property and conduct wildlife management activities for the Project within the boundaries of the Yakama Indian Reservation. EA-0941-FEA-1994.pdf More Documents & Publications EA-1096: Final Environmental Assessment

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EIS-0301: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact 1: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement EIS-0301: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement NRG Energy, Inc.Transmission Line, Phoenix, Arizona Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement; NRG Energy, Inc. NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) has applied to the Department of Energy (DOE) for a Presidential permit to construct a 500,000-volt transmission line originating at the switchyard of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station near Phoenix, Arizona, and extending approximately 177 miles to the southwest, where it would cross the United States (U.S.) border with Mexico in the vicinity of

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EIS-0372: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and to Conduct Public Scoping Meetings and Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement EIS-0372: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and to Conduct Public Scoping Meetings and Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement Bangor Hydro-Electric Company Bangor Hydro-Electric Company (BHE) has applied to DOE to amend Presidential Permit PP-89, which authorizes BHE to construct a single-circuit 345,000-volt (345-kV) electric transmission line across the U.S. international border in the vicinity of Baileyville, Maine. Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and To Conduct Public Scoping Meetings and Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement; Bangor Hydro-Electric Company, DOE/EIS-0372 (November 2004 -

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Review of Recent Literature Relevant to the Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Devices Task 2.1.3: Effects on Aquatic Organisms – Fiscal Year 2011 Progress Report Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy  

SciTech Connect

A literature search was conducted by using the Web of Science® Databases component of the ISI Web of KnowledgeSM to identify recent articles that would be useful to help assess the potential environmental effects of renewable energy development in the ocean, with emphasis on marine mammals, seabirds, and fish. Several relatively recent general review articles that included possible effects of marine renewable energy devices on marine mammals and seabirds were examined to begin the search process (e.g., Boehlert et al. 2008; Thompson et al. 2008; Simas et al. 2009). From these articles, several general topics of potential environmental effects on marine mammals, seabirds, and fish were derived. These topics were used as the primary search factors. Searches were conducted with reference to the potential effects of offshore wind farms and MHK devices on marine mammals, seabirds, and fish. Additional sources were identified by cross-checking the Web of Science databases for articles that cited the review articles. It also became clear that often the potential effects were offered as hypotheses that often were not supported by the presentation of appropriate documentation. Therefore, the search was refined and focused on trying to obtain the necessary information to support or challenge a proposed potential effect to a specific concern. One of the expressed concerns regarding MHK devices is that placing wave parks in coastal waters could compromise the migration patterns of whales. Disruption of the annual migration of the gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus), which swims at least 30,000 km on its round trip from breeding grounds in Baja California to feeding areas in the Bering Sea, is of particular concern. Among the hypothesized effects on the migrating gray whales are increased predation risk by constricting migration corridor to between array and shore or by forcing the whales to swim into deeper waters, increased metabolic energy costs and delays in reaching the destinations, and interrupting feeding by blocking access to benthic areas under arrays. The literature search focused on identifying published studies that could provide information to evaluate these concerns. The results were developed into a case study that evaluated the potential effects of the placement of wave parks in coastal waters along the migration route of the gray whale. Wave parks and other MHK arrays may have additional effects on gray whales and other marine mammals, including entanglement in mooring lines and interference with communications among other effects, that were not included in this case study. The case study results were rewritten into a simpler form that would be suitable for placement on a web blog

Kropp, Roy K.

2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Twenty-Five Years of Ecological Recovery of East Fork Poplar Creek: Review of Environmental Problems and Remedial Actions  

SciTech Connect

In May 1985, a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit was issued for the Department of Energy s Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12 Complex) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA, allowing discharge of effluents to East Fork Poplar Creek (EFPC). The effluents ranged from large volumes of chlorinated oncethrough cooling water and cooling tower blow-down to smaller discharges of treated and untreated process wastewaters, which contained a mixture of heavy metals, organics, and nutrients, especially nitrates. As a condition of the permit, a Biological Monitoring and Abatement Program (BMAP) was developed to meet two major objectives: demonstrate that the established effluent limitations were protecting the classified uses of EFPC, and document the ecological effects resulting from implementing a Water Pollution Control Program at the Y-12 Complex. The second objective is the primary focus of the other papers in this special series. This paper provides a history of pollution and the remedial actions that were implemented; describes the geographic setting of the study area; and characterizes the physicochemical attributes of the sampling sites, including changes in stream flow and temperature that occurred during implementation of the BMAP. Most of the actions taken under the Water Pollution Control Program were completed between 1986 and 1998, with as many as four years elapsing between some of the most significant actions. The Water Pollution Control Program included constructing nine new wastewater treatment facilities and implementation of several other pollution-reducing measures, such as a best management practices plan; area-source pollution control management; and various spill-prevention projects. Many of the major actions had readily discernable effects on the chemical and physical conditions of EFPC. As controls on effluents entering the stream were implemented, pollutant concentrations generally declined and, at least initially, the volume of water discharged from the Y-12 Complex declined. This reduction in discharge was of ecological concern and led to implementation of a flow management program for EFPC. Implementing flow management, in turn, led to substantial changes in chemical and physical conditions of the stream: stream discharge nearly doubled and stream temperatures decreased, becoming more similar to those in reference streams. While water quality clearly improved, meeting water quality standards alone does not guarantee protection of a waterbody s biological integrity. Results from studies on the ecological changes stemming from pollution-reduction actions, such as those presented in this series, also are needed to understand how best to restore or protect biological integrity and enhance ecological recovery in stream ecosystems. With a better knowledge of the ecological consequences of their decisions, environmental managers can better evaluate alternative actions and more accurately predict their effects.

Smith, John G [ORNL; Loar, James M [ORNL; Stewart, Arthur J [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration of constructed wetlands for treatment of municipal wastewaters, monitoring report for the period, March 1988--October 1989  

SciTech Connect

To evaluate the constructed wetland technology, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) implemented a municipal wastewater demonstration project in western Kentucky. Using combined city, State, and TVA appropriated funds, three constructed wetland systems were built at Benton, Hardin, and Pembroke, Kentucky. Demonstration objectives include evaluating relative advantages and disadvantages of these types of systems; determining permit compliance ability; developing, evaluating, and improving basic design and operation criteria; evaluating cost effectiveness; and transferring technology to users and regulators. A demonstration monitoring project was implemented with a partnership of funds from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region IV, other EPA funds through the National Small Flows Clearinghouse (NSFC), and TVA appropriations. TVA is managing the project in cooperation with an interagency team consisting of EPA, Kentucky Division of Water and NSFC. This report, which supersedes the first monitoring report (Choate, et. al., 1989) of these demonstration projects, describes each constructed wetland system, its status, and summarizes monitoring data and plans for each system. 5 refs., 30 figs., 26 tabs.

Choate, K.D.; Watson, J.T.; Steiner, G.R.

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Modeling the Effects of Lakes and Wetlands on the Water Balance of Arctic Environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lakes, ponds, and wetlands are common features in many low-gradient arctic watersheds. Storage of snowmelt runoff in lakes and wetlands exerts a strong influence on both the interannual and interseasonal variability of northern rivers. This ...

Laura C. Bowling; Dennis P. Lettenmaier

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The physical role of transverse deep zones in improving constructed treatment wetland performance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Velocity heterogeneity is often present in wetland systems and results in some influent water remaining in the wetland for less than the expected residence time. This phenomenon, known as short-circuiting, alters the ...

Lightbody, Anne F. (Anne Fraser), 1977-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Thermal Mediation by Littoral Wetlands and Impact on Lake Intrusion Depth  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Lake inflow dynamics can be affected by the thermal mediation provided by shallow littoral regions such as wetlands. In this study, wetland thermal mediation is evaluated using a linearized dead-zone model. Its impact on ...

Andradottir, Hrund O.

251

Analysis on Distribution Characteristics of Soil Carbon Pool in Mining Subsidence Wetlands  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There are short cycle, intensity disturbance and other characteristics about formation of subsided wetlands in mining coal area with higher groundwater table, ?nthere are also differences to general wetlands about conversion of ¡§carbon sources, ... Keywords: Carbon Pool, Distribution, Mining Areas

Qu Junfeng, Zhang Shaoliang, Xu Zhanjun, Zhang Ying

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wetland Loss Is Not The Fault of Any One Company | America's ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Wetland Loss Is Not The Fault of Any One Company. By: Berwick Duvall II, Houma Courrier | 9.28.2007 September 28, 2007 Wetlands loss is not the fault ...

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Summary - Environmental Management Waste Management Facility...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ETR Report Date: February 2008 ETR-11 United States Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) External Technical Review of Environmental Management...

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EA-1705: Draft Environmental Assessment | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Draft Environmental Assessment Draft Environmental Assessment EA-1705: Draft Environmental Assessment Construction and Operation of a Proposed Cellulosic Biorefinery, Mascoma Corporation, Kinross Charter Township, Michigan The frontier Project consists of the design, construction and operation of a biorefinery producing ethanol and other co-products from cellulosic materials utilizing a proprietary pretreatment and fermentation process. Draft Environmental Assessment and Notice of Wetland Involvement for the Construction and Operation of a Proposed Cellulosic Biorefinery, Mascoma Corporation, Kinross Charter Township, Michigan, DOE/EA-1705 (February 2011) More Documents & Publications EA-1705: Final Environmental Assessment EA-1705: Finding of No Significant Impact Pacific Ethanol, Inc

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Chapter 16 -Conservation and Use of Coastal Wetland Forests in Louisiana*  

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Chapter 16 - Conservation and Use of Coastal Wetland Forests in Louisiana* Stephen P. Faulkner1 concerns regarding the long-term viability of Louisiana's coastal wetland forests (Brinson et al. 1985; De). The Louisiana Coastal Wetlands Conservation and Restora- tion Task Force (1998) concluded that up to 93,000 ha

Keim, Richard

256

ANNUAL WATER BUDGETS FOR A FORESTED SINKHOLE WETLAND  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Annual water budgets spanning two years, 2004 and 2005, are constructed for a sinkhole wetland in the Tennessee Highland Rim following conversion of 13 % of its watershed to impervious surfaces. The effect of watershed development on the hydrology of the study wetland was significant. Surface runoff was the dominant input, with a contribution of 61.4 % of the total. An average of 18.9 % of gross precipitation was intercepted by the canopy and evaporated. Seepage from the surface water body to the local groundwater system accounted for 83.1 % of the total outflow. Deep recharge varied from 43.2 % (2004) to 12.1 % (2005) of total outflow. Overall, evapotranspiration accounted for 72.4 % of the total losses, with an average of 65.7 % lost from soil profile storage. The annual water budgets indicate that deep recharge is a significant hydrologic function performed by isolated sinkhole wetlands, or karst pans, on the Tennessee Highland Rim. Continued hydrologic monitoring of sinkhole wetlands are needed to evaluate hydrologic function and response to anthropogenic impacts. The regression technique developed to estimate surface runoff entering the wetland is shown to provide reasonable annual runoff estimates, but further testing is needed.

Hill, Dr. Andrew Jason [University of Southern Indiana; Neary, Vincent S [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vision 2000: An environmental commitment  

SciTech Connect

This document contains the Proceedings of the American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation`s 14th Annual National Meeting held in Austin, Texas on May 10-15, 1997. Presentations and abstracts presented at this meeting covered a range of environmental topics related to surface mining and reclamation including watershed protection, wetlands issues, evaluation of mine soils, revegetation, bats habitats and mines, acid mine drainage, mine tailings and land reclamation strategies, combustion and mining by-products, and computerized models for use in reclamation. Other topics included regulatory issues, international and cultural resource issues, post-reclamation land use, structures and previously mined lands, applied technology, and educational opportunities.

Brandt, J.E.; Galevotic, J.R.; Kost, L.; Trouart, J. [eds.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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EA-1833: Final Environmental Assessment | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Final Environmental Assessment Final Environmental Assessment EA-1833: Final Environmental Assessment City of El Dorado Wind Energy Project, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas DOE has provided an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Development Block Grant (EECBG) award to the State of Kansas and proposes to authorize the State to expend $250,000 of this Federal grant to assist with financing of the design, permitting and construction of the City of El Dorado Wind Energy Project (the proposed project), a proposed 1.0-megawatt wind turbine to be located immediately west of the El Dorado Wetlands and Water Reclamation facility located at 105 Wetlands Drive in El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas. Final Environmental Assessment for the City of El Dorado Wind Energy Project, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, DOE/EA-1833 (February 2011)

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Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Impact Statement for Impact Statement for the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetland Involvement: Federal Register Notice Volume 77, No. 246 - Dec. 21, 2012 Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetland Involvement: Federal Register Notice Volume 77, No. 246 - Dec. 21, 2012 FRN Notice of Intent To Prepare an EIS for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetland Involvement - December 21, 2012 More Documents & Publications EIS-0486: Notice of Intent and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetland Involvement Plains & Eastern Clean Line Project Proposal for New or Upgraded

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EIS-0467: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

67: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact 67: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Floodplains and Wetlands Involvement EIS-0467: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Floodplains and Wetlands Involvement Acquisition of a Natural Gas Pipeline and Natural Gas Utility Service at the Hanford Site, Richland, WA, and Notice of Floodplains and Wetlands Involvement DOE announces its intent to prepare an EIS for the Acquisition of a Natural Gas Pipeline and Natural Gas Utility Service at the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (Natural Gas Pipeline or NGP EIS), and initiate a 30-day public scoping period. The proposed pipeline would begin from a new interconnect tap on the existing Williams Northwest Pipe transmission line in Franklin

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261

EIS-0467: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact 7: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Floodplains and Wetlands Involvement EIS-0467: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Floodplains and Wetlands Involvement Acquisition of a Natural Gas Pipeline and Natural Gas Utility Service at the Hanford Site, Richland, WA, and Notice of Floodplains and Wetlands Involvement DOE announces its intent to prepare an EIS for the Acquisition of a Natural Gas Pipeline and Natural Gas Utility Service at the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (Natural Gas Pipeline or NGP EIS), and initiate a 30-day public scoping period. The proposed pipeline would begin from a new interconnect tap on the existing Williams Northwest Pipe transmission line in Franklin

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Environmental Protection Agency | Department of Energy  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Protection Agency Selected documents prepared by the Environmental Protection Agency that provide guidance on the NEPA process August 24, 2012 EPA -- Amended Environmental Impact Statement Filing System Guidance Amended Environmental Impact Statement Filing System Guidance for Implementing 40 CFR 1506.9 and 1506.10 of the Council on Environmental Quality's Regulations Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act August 1, 2012 EPA -- Addressing Children's Health through Reviews Conducted Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and Section 309 of the Clean Air Act Addressing Children's Health through Reviews Conducted Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and Section 309 of the Clean Air Act

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Review: Knowledge and Environmental Policy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Peter C. Little, littlepe@onid.orst.edu, Department of Anthropology, Oregon State University, 2809 NW Lincoln

Little, Peter C.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review Reports | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

March 19, 2012 March 19, 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - March 2012 Review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear Facility Configuration Management Program February 29, 2012 Independent Oversight Targeted Review, Y-12 National Security Complex - February 2012 Targeted Review of Site Preparedness for Severe Natural Phenomena Events at the Y-12 National Security Complex February 29, 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Pantex Plant - February 2012 Review of the Pantex Plant Implementation Verification Review Processes February 28, 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management - February 2012 Review of the Implementation Verification Review Processes at the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management for Building 3019

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Coastal Tidelands and Wetlands (South Carolina)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This legislation enacts a state management program to oversee water and land use and development in South Carolina's coastal zone. Under the program, the Department of Health and Environmental...

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The Allegheny Power Service Constructed Wetland at Springdale: The Role of Plants in the Removal of Trace Elements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Constructed wetlands are proving an effective technology for the removal of many aqueous contaminants. The ability of wetlands to remove contaminants such as trace elements appears to be a function of both the physical trapping of suspended materials and the biological and chemical processes occurring within the wetlands. Thus, wetlands are commonly described as "biogeochemical reactors." This report details a study of trace element removal and sequestration within a highly engineered wetland designed to...

2001-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Pipeline corridors through wetlands - summary of seventeen plant-community studies at ten wetland crossings. Topical report, February 1990--August 1994  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As part of the Gas Research Institute Wetland Corridors Program, Argonne National Laboratory conducted field studies on 10 wetland crossings located in six states to document impacts of natural gas pipeline rights-of-way (ROWS) on 15 wetland plant communities. This study is unique in the number, range, ages, and variety of wetland crossings surveyed and compared. Vegetation data and recorded observations were analyzed to reveal patterns associated with age, installation technology, maintenance practices, and wetland type. This report summarizes the findings of this study. Results revealed that ROWs of pipelines installed according to recent wetland regulations rapidly revegetated with dense and diverse plant communities. The ROW plant communities were similar to those in the adjacent natural areas in species richness, wetland indicator values, and percentages of native species. The ROW plant communities developed from naturally available propagules without fertilization, liming, or artificial seeding. ROWs contributed to increased habitat and plant species diversity in the wetland. There was little evidence that they degrade the wetland by providing avenues for the spread of invasive and normative plant species. Most impacts are temporal in nature, decreasing rapidly during the first several years and more slowly thereafter to the extent permitted by maintenance and other ROW activities.

Van Dyke, G.D. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)]|[Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL (United States); Shem, L.M.; Wilkey, P.L.; Zimmerman, R.E.; Alsum, S.K. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Changes in the Vegetation Cover in a Constructed Wetland at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois  

SciTech Connect

Wetlands are valuable resources that are disappearing at an alarming rate. Land development has resulted in the destruction of wetlands for approximately 200 years. To combat this destruction, the federal government passed legislation that requires no net loss of wetlands. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is responsible for regulating wetland disturbances. In 1991, the USACE determined that the construction of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory would damage three wetlands that had a total area of one acre. Argonne was required to create a wetland of equal acreage to replace the damaged wetlands. For the first five years after this wetland was created (1992-1996), the frequency of plant species, relative cover, and water depth was closely monitored. The wetland was not monitored again until 2002. In 2003, the vegetation cover data were again collected with a similar methodology to previous years. The plant species were sampled using quadrats at randomly selected locations along transects throughout the wetland. The fifty sampling locations were monitored once in June and percent cover of each of the plant species was determined for each plot. Furthermore, the extent of standing water in the wetland was measured. In 2003, 21 species of plants were found and identified. Eleven species dominated the wetland, among which were reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea), crown vetch (Coronilla varia), and Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense). These species are all non-native, invasive species. In the previous year, 30 species were found in the same wetland. The common species varied from the 2002 study but still had these non-native species in common. Reed canary grass and Canada thistle both increased by more than 100% from 2002. Unfortunately, the non-native species may be contributing to the loss of biodiversity in the wetland. In the future, control measures should be taken to ensure the establishment of more desired native species.

Bergman, C.L.; LaGory, K.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

All Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) projects are reviewed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 – 42 U.S.C. Section 4321 et seq.

270

EIS-0349: Draft Environmental Impact Statement | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0349: Draft Environmental Impact Statement BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Project BP West Coast Products, LLC proposes to construct and operate a 720-megawatt, natural-gas-fired, combined-cycle cogeneration facility on land adjacent to its BP Cherry Point Refinery. Approximately 195 acres of undeveloped land would be converted for the cogeneration facility; gas, water, wastewater, and steam pipelines; construction laydown areas; access roads; and wetland mitigation areas.This Draft EIS assesses the existing natural and built environment, evaluates the potential environmental impacts and economic benefits of the proposed action, and identifies mitigation measures to compensate for the unavoidable impacts. Alternative

271

Review of Recent Literature Relevant to the Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Devices; Task 2.1.3: Effects on Aquatic Organisms - Fiscal Year 2012 Progress Report  

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A literature search was conducted by using the Web of Science® databases component of the ISI Web of KnowledgeSM to identify recent articles that would be useful to help assess the potential environmental effects of renewable energy development in the ocean, with emphasis on seabirds and fish. Several relatively recent general review articles that included possible effects on seabirds and fish were examined to begin the search process. From these articles, several general topics of potential environmental effects on seabirds and fish were derived. These topics were used as the primary search factors. Additional sources were identified by cross-checking the Web of Science databases for articles that cited the review articles. It also became clear that the potential effects frequently w

Kropp, Roy K.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

National Environmental Policy Act RM  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This NEPA Review Module (RM) is a tool to assist the Office of Environmental Management’s (EM) projects review teams, and managers in complying with the provisions of The Department of Energy’s ...

273

Evaluation of using cyclocranes to support drilling and production of oil and gas in wetland areas. Fourth quarterly technical progress report, Second quarter, 1993  

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The planned program falls under wetlands area research related to drilling, production, and transportation of oil and gas resources. Specifically the planned program addresses an evaluation of using cyclocraft to transport drill rigs, mud, pipes and other materials and equipment in a cost effective and environmentally safe manner to support oil and gas drilling and production operations in wetland areas. The cyclocraft is a proven hybrid aircraft that utilizes aerostatic and aerodynamic lift. This type of aircraft has considerable payload capacity, VTOL capability, high controllability, low operating cost, low downwash and high safety. The benefits of using a cyclocraft to transport drill rigs and materials over environmentally-sensitive surfaces would be significant. The cyclocraft has considerable cost and operational advantages over the helicopter. The major activity during the second quarter of 1993 was focussed on completion of Task 4, Preliminary Design. The selected design has been designated H.1 Cyclocraft by MRC. Also during the report period, Task 6, Ground Support, was completed and a report containing the results was submitted to DOE. This task addressed the complete H.1 Cyclocraft system, i.e. it included the need personnel, facilities and equipment to support cyclocraft operations in wetland areas.

Eggington, W.J.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Evaluation of using cyclocranes to support drilling and production of oil and gas in wetland areas. Third quarterly technical progress report, First quarter, 1993  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The planned program falls under wetlands area research related to drilling, production, and transportation of oil and gas resources. Specifically the planned program addresses an evaluation of using cyclocraft to transport drill rigs, mud, pipes and other materials and equipment in a cost effective and environmentally safe manner to support oil and gas drilling and production operations in wetland areas. The cyclocraft is a proven hybrid aircraft that utilizes aerostatic and aerodynamic lift. This type of aircraft has considerable payload capacity, VTOL capability, high controllability, low operating cost, low downwash and high safety. The benefits of using a cyclocraft to transport drill rigs and materials over environmentally-sensitive surfaces would be significant. The cyclocraft has considerable cost and operational advantages over the helicopter. The major activity during the report period was focussed on Task 4, Preliminary Design. The selected design has been designated H.1 Cyclocraft by MRC. The preliminary design work was based on the results of the three preceding tasks. A report was initiated that contains descriptions of the H.1 Cyclocraft and its subsystems; options available for the final aircraft design process; performance, geometry, weights and power data; logistics and considerations relating to cyclocraft operations in wetlands.

Eggington, W.J.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Simulation of hydrologic influences on wetland ecosystem succession. Master's thesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research focuses on the development of a simulation model to determine the affects of hydrological influences on a wetland ecosystem. The model allows perturbations to the inputs of various wetland data which in turn, influences the successional development of the ecosystem. This research consisted of converting a grassland ecosystem model to one which simulates wetland conditions. The critical factor in determining the success of wetland creation is the hydrology of the system. There are four of the areas of the original model which are affected by the hydrology. The model measures the health or success of the ecosystem through the measurement of the systems gross plant production, the respiration and the net primary production of biomass. Altering the auxiliary variables of water level and the rate of flow through the system explicitly details the affects hydrologic influences on those production rates. Ten case tests depicting exogenous perturbations of the hydrology were run to identify these affects. Although the tests dealt with the fluctuation of water through the system, any one of the auxiliary variables in the model could be changed to reflect site specific data. Productivity, Hazardous material management, Hazardous material pharmacy.

Pompilio, R.A.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

SIGNIFICANT PLANT, ANIMAL, AND WETLAND RESOURCES OF LARIMER COUNTY  

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Lighthawk for providing an aerial view of the County; other staff of the CNHP who contributed and concerned landowners of Larimer County who participated in this natural heritage survey. Funding. Funding for the Wetland and Riparian Area Survey was provided by a grant from the Colorado Department

277

SRS ECOLOGY ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION DOCUMENT  

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The SRS Ecology Environmental Information Document (EEID) provides a source of information on the ecology of Savannah River Site (SRS). The SRS is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)--owned property on the upper Atlantic Coastal Plain of South Carolina, centered approximately 40 kilometers (25 miles) southeast of Augusta, Georgia. The entire site was designated a National Environmental Research Park in 1972 by the Atomic Energy Commission, the predecessor of DOE. This document summarizes and synthesizes ecological research and monitoring conducted on the three main types of ecosystems found at SRS: terrestrial, wetland and aquatic. It also summarizes the available information on the threatened and endangered species found on the Savannah River Site. SRS is located along the Savannah River and encompasses an area of 80,267 hectares (310 square miles) in three South Carolina counties. It contains diverse habitats, flora, and fauna. Habitats include upland terrestrial areas, wetlands, streams, reservoirs, and the adjacent Savannah River. These diverse habitats support a variety of plants and animals, including many commercially or recreationally valuable species and several rare, threatened, or endangered species. Soils are the basic terrestrial resource, influencing the development of terrestrial biological communities. Many different soils exist on the SRS, from hydric to well-drained, and from sand to clay. In general, SRS soils are predominantly well-drained loamy sands.

Wike, L; Doug Martin, D; Eric Nelson, E; Nancy Halverson, N; John Mayer, J; Michael Paller, M; Rodney Riley, R; Michael Serrato, M

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

The cost of wetland creation and restoration. Final report, [February 12, 1992--April 30, 1994]- Draft  

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This report examines the economics of wetland creation, restoration, and enhancement projects, especially as they are used within the context of mitigation for unavoidable wetland losses. Complete engineering-cost-accounting profiles of over 90 wetland projects were developed in collaboration with leading wetland restoration and creation practitioners around the country to develop a primary source database. Data on the costs of over 1,000 wetland projects were gathered from published sources and other available databases to develop a secondary source database. Cases in both databases were carefully analyzed and a set of baseline cost per acre estimates were developed for wetland creation, restoration, and enhancement. Observations of costs varied widely, ranging from $5 per acre to $1.5 million per acre. Differences in cost were related to the target wetland type, and to site-specific and project-specific factors that affected the preconstruction, construction, and post-construction tasks necessary to carry out each particular project. Project-specific and site-specific factors had a much larger effect on project costs than wetland type for non-agricultural projects. Costs of wetland creation and restoration were also shown to differ by region, but not by as much as expected, and in response to the regulatory context. The costs of wetland creation, restoration, and enhancement were also analyzed in a broader economic context through examination of the market for wetland mitigation services, and through the development of a framework for estimating compensation ratios-the number of acres of created, restored, or enhanced wetland required to compensate for an acre of lost natural wetland. The combination of per acre creation, restoration, and enhancement costs and the compensation ratio determine the overall mitigation costs associated with alternative mitigation strategies.

King, D.; Costanza, R.

1994-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

279

Environmental Management System  

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Video Community, Environment Environmental Stewardship Environmental Protection Environmental Management System Environmental Management System An Environmental...

280

EIS-0463: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Public Scoping Meetings EIS-0463: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Public Scoping Meetings Presidential Permit Application for Northern Pass Transmission, New Hampshire Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Public Scoping Meetings, and Notice of Floodplains and Wetlands Involvement; Northern Pass Transmission LLC, EIS-0463, (February 2011) (76 FR 7828) More Documents & Publications Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Public Scoping Meetings, and Notice of Floodplains and Wetlands Involvement: Federal Register Notice Volume 76, No. 29 - Feb. 11, 2011 Amended Application for Presidential Permit OE Docket No: PP-371 Northern

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281

EIS-0355: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and to Conduct Public Scoping Meetings and Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement EIS-0355: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and to Conduct Public Scoping Meetings and Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement Remediation of the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Site in Grand County, UT DOE announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess the potential environmental impacts of actions that would remediate contaminated soils, tailings, and ground water at the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Site (Moab Project Site), Grand County, Utah, and contaminated soils in adjacent public and private properties (vicinity properties) near the Moab Project Site.

282

EIS-0361: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Floodplain/Wetlands Involvement EIS-0361: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Floodplain/Wetlands Involvement Western Greenbrier Co-Production Demonstration Project, Rainelle, West Virginia The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess the potential environmental impacts of a proposed project by Western Greenbrier Co-Gen LLC (WGC) to design, construct, and operate, in Rainelle, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, a demonstration facility that would use an innovative atmosphericpressure circulating fluidized-bed (ACFB) boiler as the source of heat for the co-production of electricity, steam and structural brick.

283

EIS-0409: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Proposed Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement EIS-0409: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Proposed Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement Kemper County IGCC Project, Kemper County, Mississippi The Department of Energy announces its intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed Kemper County Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Project in Kemper County, Mississippi to assess the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and operation of a project proposed by Southern Power Company, through its affiliate Mississippi Power Company, which has been selected by DOE for consideration under the Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI) program..

284

Cost-Efficacy of Wetland Preservation and Restoration in Coastal Louisiana.  

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??Louisiana faces a tremendous crisis of coastal wetland loss, where an estimated 1,900 square miles of coastal land has been lost in the past century.… (more)

Aust, Christiane

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Linking nitrogen biogeochemistry to different stages of wetland soil development in the Mississippi River delta, Louisiana.  

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??Extensive wetland loss and nutrient-enhanced eutrophication occur across the Mississippi River delta and include newly emergent landscapes, in the early stages of ecological succession, and… (more)

Henry, Kelly Marie

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Evaluation of using cyclocranes to support drilling and production of oil and gas in wetland areas. Fifth quarterly technical progress report, Third quarter, 1993  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The planned program falls under wetlands area research related to drilling, production, and transportation of oil and gas resources. Specifically the planned program addresses an evaluation of using cyclocraft to transport drill rigs, mud, pipes and other materials and equipment in a cost effective and environmentally safe manner to support oil and gas drilling and production operations in wetland areas. The cyclocraft is a proven hybrid aircraft that utilizes aerostatic and aerodynamic lift. This type of aircraft has considerable payload capacity, VTOL capability, high controllability, low operating cost, low downwash and high safety. The benefits of using a cyclocraft to transport drill rigs and materials over environmentally-sensitive surfaces would be significant. The cyclocraft has considerable cost and operational advantages over the helicopter. In 1992, Task 1, Environmental Considerations, and Task 2, Transport Requirements, were completed. In the first two quarters of 1993, Task 3, Parametric Analysis, Task 4, Preliminary Design, and Task 6, Ground Support, were completed. Individual reports containing results obtained from each of these tasks were submitted to DOE. In addition, through June 30, 1993, a Subscale Test Plan was prepared under Task 5, Subscale Tests, and work was initiated on Task 7, Environmental Impacts, Task 8, Development Plan, Task 9, Operating Costs, and Task 10, Technology Transfer.

Eggington, W.J.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

287

Gas-rich sediment and coastal wetland loss in Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

High rates of wetland loss in southern Louisiana provide the impetus for examining the role that trapped, biogenic gases play in regulating subsidence of coastal areas. A significant cause for wetland loss in this region is relative sea-level rise produced by sediment-volume reduction. Dewatering, grain reorientation and packing, and oxidation of organic-rich sediments are thought to be the main processes for volume loss. It is argued that natural and anthropogenic causes for sediment degasification play a critical role in sediment-volume reduction. Compressional wave velocities were measured at 34 sites in both the abandoned (Holocene) and modern parts of the Mssissippi Delta. A low-frequency source (<200 Hz) was used to maximize sound-wave dispersion caused by interstitial gas bubbles. Compressional wave velocities measured at low frequencies relative to the gas-bubble resonant-frequency undergo maximum change from the velocity for a gas-free sediment.

Thompson, M.D.; McGinnis, L.D.; Wilkey, P.L.; Miller, S.F.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Implementation of Executive Order 12114 Environmental Effects Abroad of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Implementation of Executive Order 12114 Environmental Effects Implementation of Executive Order 12114 Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions: Final Guideline Implementation of Executive Order 12114 Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions: Final Guideline The Department of Energy hereby adopts final Departmental guidelines implementing Executive Order 12114-Environmental Effecrs Abroad of Major Federal Actions, whic was issued on January 4, 1979. G-DOE-effects_abroad.pdf More Documents & Publications Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions EO 12114: Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions EIS-0386: Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Amend Relevant Agency Land Use Plans, and Conduct Public Scoping Meetings, and Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement

289

EO 11514: Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality | Department  

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1514: Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality 1514: Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality EO 11514: Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality The Federal Government shall provide leadership in protecting and enhancing the quality of the Nation's environment to sustain and enrich human life. Federal agencies shall initiate measures needed to direct their policies, plans and programs so as to meet national environmental goals. The Council on Environmental Quality, through the Chairman, shall advise and assist the President in leading this national effort. EO 11514: Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality More Documents & Publications Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 Executive Order 11990-Protection Of Wetlands

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Implementation of Executive Order 12114 Environmental Effects Abroad of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Implementation of Executive Order 12114 Environmental Effects Implementation of Executive Order 12114 Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions: Final Guideline Implementation of Executive Order 12114 Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions: Final Guideline The Department of Energy hereby adopts final Departmental guidelines implementing Executive Order 12114-Environmental Effecrs Abroad of Major Federal Actions, whic was issued on January 4, 1979. G-DOE-effects_abroad.pdf More Documents & Publications Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions EIS-0386: Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Amend Relevant Agency Land Use Plans, and Conduct Public Scoping Meetings, and Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement EIS-0481: Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact

291

Habitat Use and Spatial Relationships of American Alligator withHabitat Use and Spatial Relationships of American Alligator within Inland Wetlands of East Texasin Inland Wetlands of East Texas Introduction  

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Relationships of American Alligator within Inland Wetlands of East Texasin Inland Wetlands of East Texas rebounded to allow hunting throughout most of their range In Texas, management strategies are based upon

Hung, I-Kuai

292

Using participatory modelling to compensate for data scarcity in environmental planning: A case study from India  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Participatory modelling has provided a new approach to overcome the problem of data scarcity which formerly interfered with the environmental planning for the restoration of the Kolleru-Upputeru wetland ecosystem on the east coast of Andhra Pradesh in ... Keywords: Delta system, Duflow, Environment, Estuary, Integrated water resources management, Salt-water intrusion, Stakeholder participation

Henk Ritzema; Jochen Froebrich; Ramakrishna Raju; Ch. Sreenivas; Rob Kselik

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Improved cryogenic coring device for sampling wetland soils  

SciTech Connect

This paper is the third in a series on the design and construction (Knaus 1986) and improvements (Knaus and Cahoon 1990) of a cryogenic soil-coring device (cryocorer). Freezing wetland soils in place during sampling eliminates compaction, dewatering, and loss of flocculent material at the water-sediment interface. The cryocorer is suitable for sampling soils of emergent marsh and mangrove forests as well as shallow water bottoms, although it has been used primarily for the former. A small-diameter frozen soil core minimizes disruption of the surface, can be evaluated immediately for overall quality, and can be used to measure soil profiles and subsample for further analysis. The cryocorer continues to be used in studies of wetland accretion and soil bulk density throughout the US. Concomitant with the increased use of the device, improvements in cryocorer design and application have occurred. Reported here are improvements in design that have been made since 1992 with references to wetland research in which the cryocorer has been used extensively.

Cahoon, D.R.; Lynch, J.C. [National Biological Service, Lafayette, LA (United States); Knaus, R.M. [Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Review of the Implementation Verification Review Processes at...  

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Criteria, Review and Approach Document DNFSB Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board DOE U.S. Department of Energy DSA Documented Safety Analysis EM DOE Office of Environmental...

295

Statement from DOE Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

from DOE Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management James Rispoli on the National Academy of Public Administration's Management Review of DOE's Office of Environmental...

296

Earth & Environmental Science  

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Earth & Environmental Science Earth & Environmental Science Earth & Environmental Science1354608000000Earth & Environmental ScienceSome of these resources are LANL-only and will require Remote Access./No/Questions? 667-5809library@lanl.gov Earth & Environmental Science Some of these resources are LANL-only and will require Remote Access. Key Resources Reference Data Sources Organizations Journals Key Resources AGRICOLA The catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, as well as a primary public source for world-wide access to agricultural information. BioOne A global, not-for-profit collaboration bringing together scientific societies, publishers, and libraries to provide access to critical, peer-reviewed research in the biological, ecological, and environmental

297

National Environmental Policy Act RM  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

National Environmental Policy Act Review Module National Environmental Policy Act Review Module March 2010 CD- N -0 OFFICE O National E C CD-1 OF ENVIRO Standa Environm Rev Critical Deci CD-2 M ONMENTA ard Review mental P view Modul ision (CD) A C March 2010 AL MANAG Plan olicy Act le Applicability D-3 GEMENT t (NEPA) CD-4 ) Post Ope eration Standard Review Plan, 2 nd Edition, March 2010 i FOREWORD The Standard Review Plan (SRP) 1 provides a consistent, predictable corporate review framework to ensure that issues and risks that could challenge the success of Office of Environmental Management (EM) projects are identified early and addressed proactively. The internal EM project review process encompasses key milestones established by DOE O 413.3A, Change 1, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, DOE-STD-1189-2008,

298

Surface Environmental Surveillance Procedures Manual  

SciTech Connect

Environmental surveillance data are used in assessing the impact of current and past site operations on human health and the environment, demonstrating compliance with applicable local, state, and federal environmental regulations, and verifying the adequacy of containment and effluent controls. SESP sampling schedules are reviewed, revised, and published each calendar year in the Hanford Site Environmental Surveillance Master Sampling Schedule. Environmental samples are collected by SESP staff in accordance with the approved sample collection procedures documented in this manual.

RW Hanf; TM Poston

2000-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

299

CONSTRUCTED WETLAND TREATMENT SYSTEMS FOR WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT  

SciTech Connect

The Savannah River National Laboratory implemented a constructed wetland treatment system (CWTS) in 2000 to treat industrial discharge and stormwater from the Laboratory area. The industrial discharge volume is 3,030 m{sup 3} per day with elevated toxicity and metals (copper, zinc and mercury). The CWTS was identified as the best treatment option based on performance, capital and continuing cost, and schedule. A key factor for this natural system approach was the long-term binding capacity of heavy metals (especially copper, lead, and zinc) in the organic matter and sediments. The design required that the wetland treat the average daily discharge volume and be able to handle 83,280 m{sup 3} of stormwater runoff in a 24 hour period. The design allowed all water flow within the system to be driven entirely by gravity. The CWTS for A-01 outfall is composed of eight one-acre wetland cells connected in pairs and planted with giant bulrush to provide continuous organic matter input to the system. The retention basin was designed to hold stormwater flow and to allow controlled discharge to the wetland. The system became operational in October of 2000 and is the first wetland treatment system permitted by South Carolina DHEC for removal of metals. Because of the exceptional performance of the A-01 CWTS, the same strategy was used to improve water quality of the H-02 outfall that receives discharge and stormwater from the Tritium Area of SRS. The primary contaminants in this outfall were also copper and zinc. The design for this second system required that the wetland treat the average discharge volume of 415 m{sup 3} per day, and be able to handle 9,690 m{sup 3} of stormwater runoff in a 24 hour period. This allowed the building of a system much smaller than the A-01 CWTS. The system became operational in July 2007. Metal removal has been excellent since water flow through the treatment systems began, and performance improved with the maturation of the vegetation during the first season of growth of each system. Sediment samples after the first and third years of operation indicated that copper was being bound in the sediments very rapidly after entering the treatment system. The design of the system encourages low redox and sulfide production in the sediments. The objective is to stabilize metals, including mercury, as sulfide compounds in the sediments. Costs for maintenance and operation of the systems are minimal, consisting primarily of ensuring that the pipes are not clogged and that water is flowing through the system. The treatment cost per thousand gallons is many times less than conventional wastewater treatment facilities. Life expectancy and function of the biological system is based on the life of the engineering aspects and not the wetland ecology.

Nelson, E.

2010-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

300

Environmental assessment of remedial action at the Maybell uranium mill tailings site near Maybell, Colorado: Revision 2  

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The purpose of this environmental assessment (EA) is to evaluate the environmental impacts resulting from remedial action at the Maybell uranium mill tailings site near Maybell, Colorado. A biological assessment and a floodplain/wetlands assessment are included as part of this EA. This report and attachments describe the proposed action, affected environment, and environmental impacts associated with the proposed remedial action, including impacts to threatened and endangered species listed or proposed for listing by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).

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1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Environmental assessment of remedial action at the Maybell Uranium Mill Tailings Site near Maybell, Colorado. Revision 1  

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The purpose of this environmental assessment (EA) is to evaluate the environmental impacts resulting from remedial action at the Maybell uranium mill tailings site near Maybell, Colorado. A biological assessment (Attachment 1) and a floodplain/wetlands attachments describe the proposed action, affected environment, and environmental impacts associated with the proposed remedial action, including impacts to threatened and endangered species listed or proposed for listing by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).

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1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

United States Environmental Protection  

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,671 Use of Wetland Systems to Treat Nursery Runoff 10.RD 58-6618-7-216 58,449 Using Local Food Banks 31,212 Assessment of the Sublethal Response of Birds to Oil Exposure 15.RD G10AC00494 16,468 Cannon5430090058 2,484 Climate Change and Tidally Influenced Freshwater Forested Wetlands of the Southeast

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4.154 Architecture Design Option Studio --Wetlands Awareness Center Instructor: Trey Trahan, ttrahan@trahanarchitects.com  

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's wetlands and accounts for 90% of the total wetlands lost. Today, Louisiana is losing wetlands at a rate the public on the historic and contemporary relationships between infrastructure, industry, community and/or electricity). There should be some consideration of building in areas susceptible to high winds

Entekhabi, Dara

304

EA-1915: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Notice  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EA-1915: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment EA-1915: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetland Involvement EA-1915: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetland Involvement Proposed Conveyance of Land at the Hanford Site, Richland, WA DOE is announcing its intent to prepare an EA to assess the potential environmental effects of conveying approximately 1,641 acres of Hanford Site land to a local economic development organization. Conveyance of the land could include title transfer, lease, easement, license, or a combination of these realty actions. The Tri-City Development Council, a DOE designated Community Reuse Organization and 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation, submitted a proposal to DOE in May 2011 (amended October

305

EA-1915: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Notice  

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5: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment 5: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetland Involvement EA-1915: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetland Involvement Proposed Conveyance of Land at the Hanford Site, Richland, WA DOE is announcing its intent to prepare an EA to assess the potential environmental effects of conveying approximately 1,641 acres of Hanford Site land to a local economic development organization. Conveyance of the land could include title transfer, lease, easement, license, or a combination of these realty actions. The Tri-City Development Council, a DOE designated Community Reuse Organization and 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation, submitted a proposal to DOE in May 2011 (amended October

306

EIS-0429: Amended Notice of Intent To Prepare the Environmental Impact  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

9: Amended Notice of Intent To Prepare the Environmental 9: Amended Notice of Intent To Prepare the Environmental Impact Statement; Conduct Additional Public Scoping Meetings; and Issue a Notice of Floodplains and Wetlands Involvement EIS-0429: Amended Notice of Intent To Prepare the Environmental Impact Statement; Conduct Additional Public Scoping Meetings; and Issue a Notice of Floodplains and Wetlands Involvement Department of Energy Proposed Federal Loan Guarantee for the Indiana Gasification, LLC, Industrial Gasification Facility in Rockport, IN, and CO2 Pipeline DOE announces its intent to expand the scope of an EIS to analyze the environmental impacts for its proposed action of issuing a Federal loan guarantee to Indiana Gasification, LLC, for the construction and startup of both a proposed coal-to-substitute natural gas gasification facility in

307

EIS-0429: Amended Notice of Intent To Prepare the Environmental Impact  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

9: Amended Notice of Intent To Prepare the Environmental 9: Amended Notice of Intent To Prepare the Environmental Impact Statement; Conduct Additional Public Scoping Meetings; and Issue a Notice of Floodplains and Wetlands Involvement EIS-0429: Amended Notice of Intent To Prepare the Environmental Impact Statement; Conduct Additional Public Scoping Meetings; and Issue a Notice of Floodplains and Wetlands Involvement Department of Energy Proposed Federal Loan Guarantee for the Indiana Gasification, LLC, Industrial Gasification Facility in Rockport, IN, and CO2 Pipeline DOE announces its intent to expand the scope of an EIS to analyze the environmental impacts for its proposed action of issuing a Federal loan guarantee to Indiana Gasification, LLC, for the construction and startup of both a proposed coal-to-substitute natural gas gasification facility in

308

MINERALOGY AND GENESIS OF SMECTITES IN AN ALKALINE-SALINE ENVIRONMENT OF PANTANAL WETLAND, BRAZIL  

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MINERALOGY AND GENESIS OF SMECTITES IN AN ALKALINE-SALINE ENVIRONMENT OF PANTANAL WETLAND, BRAZIL, Universidade de Sa~o Paulo (USP), Av. Prof. Dr. Lineu Prestes, 338, 05508-900, Sa~o Paulo, Brazil 2 Soil-saline lake of Nhecola^ndia, a sub-region of the Pantanal wetland, Brazil, and then to identify the mechanisms

Ahmad, Sajjad

309

Hydrologic and Water-Quality Conditions During Restoration of the Wood River Wetland,  

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.S. Geological Survey #12;Front Cover: Aerial view of the lower Wood River Valley showing the Wood River Wetland.S. Geological Survey, January 2003. #12;Hydrologic and Water-Quality Conditions During Restoration of the Wood­5004 U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey #12;U.S. Department of the Interior KEN

310

FITOVERT: A dynamic numerical model of subsurface vertical flow constructed wetlands  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper introduces a mathematical model (FITOVERT) specifically developed to simulate the behaviour of vertical subsurface flow constructed wetlands (VSSF-CWs). One of the main goals of the development of FITOVERT was to keep the complexity of the ... Keywords: Constructed wetlands, Hydrodynamics, Modelling, Reactive transport, Unsaturated flow, Vertical subsurface flow

D. Giraldi; M. de Michieli Vitturi; R. Iannelli

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Analysis of Environmental Impacts | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Analysis of Environmental Impacts Analysis of Environmental Impacts Analysis of Environmental Impacts Selected documents on the Analysis of Environmental Impacts under NEPA. October 3, 1984 Policy and Procedures for the Review of Federal Actions Impacting the Environment This manual establishes policies and procedures for carrying out the Environmental Protection Agency's responsibilities to review and comment on Federal actions affecting the quality of the environment. January 5, 1981 Implementation of Executive Order 12114 Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions: Final Guideline The Department of Energy hereby adopts final Departmental guidelines implementing Executive Order 12114-Environmental Effecrs Abroad of Major Federal Actions, whic was issued on January 4, 1979. November 17, 1980

312

External Technical Review Report  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This document has been developed to guide individuals and teams who will be involved in External Technical Reviews (ETR) of U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM)...

313

Klickitat Cogeneration Project : Final Environmental Assessment.  

SciTech Connect

To meet BPA`s contractual obligation to supply electrical power to its customers, BPA proposes to acquire power generated by Klickitat Cogeneration Project. BPA has prepared an environmental assessment evaluating the proposed project. Based on the EA analysis, BPA`s proposed action is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 for the following reasons: (1)it will not have a significant impact land use, upland vegetation, wetlands, water quality, geology, soils, public health and safety, visual quality, historical and cultural resources, recreation and socioeconomics, and (2) impacts to fisheries, wildlife resources, air quality, and noise will be temporary, minor, or sufficiently offset by mitigation. Therefore, the preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required and BPA is issuing this FONSI (Finding of No Significant Impact).

United States. Bonneville Power Administration; Klickitat Energy Partners

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Total energy cycle assessment of electric and conventional vehicles: an energy and environmental analysis. Volume 4: peer review comments on technical report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report compares the energy use, oil use and emissions of electric vehicles (EVs) with those of conventional, gasoline-powered vehicles (CVs) over the total life cycle of the vehicles. The various stages included in the vehicles` life cycles include vehicle manufacture, fuel production, and vehicle operation. Disposal is not included. An inventory of the air emissions associated with each stage of the life cycle is estimated. Water pollutants and solid wastes are reported for individual processes, but no comprehensive inventory is developed. Volume IV includes copies of all the external peer review comments on the report distributed for review in July 1997.

NONE

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

The role of seasonal wetlands in the ecology of the American alligator  

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The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) has been frequently studied in large reservoirs and coastal marshes. Large ontogenetic shifts in their diet and morphology have been linked with changes in habitat use, with adult males using deep, open water and juveniles and nesting females relying on vegetated marsh. In certain regions of the inland portion of the alligator’s range, these different aquatic habitats are represented by seasonal wetlands and riverine systems that are separated by a terrestrial matrix. Ontogenetic habitat shifts, therefore, would require overland movements between systems, which has important implications for conservation of the species. I tested several commonly used methods of surveying alligator populations to determine the most effective method of studying alligators in seasonal wetlands. I then used systematic trapping, nest surveys and radio telemetry to determine habitat use and overland movement rates by different sex and size classes. I found that seasonal wetlands provided nesting and nursery sites for these inland alligator populations, but that both juveniles undergoing an ontogenetic shift and nesting females move between the wetlands and riverine systems. Overland movements by alligators between the wetland and riverine habitats establish a level of functional connectivity between these aquatic ecosystems. I constructed a habitat suitability index of both the wetlands and the surrounding landscape to determine which patch and landscape characteristics were important to wetland use by alligators. I found that both descriptive wetland characteristics and the spatial relationships between wetlands were important predictors of alligator use. Overland movement was related to upland landuse as well as distance between aquatic habitats. Conserving a variety of wetland sizes and types within an intact upland matrix is critical to maintaining connectivity across the landscape. Furthermore, understanding how species may act as mobile links between ecosystems, particularly those with ontogenetic niche shifts, illustrates the importance of approaching conservation from a landscape perspective.

Subalusky, Amanda Lee

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Specifically Designed Constructed Wetlands: A Novel Treatment Approach for Scrubber Wastewater  

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A pilot-scale wetland treatment system was specifically designed and constructed at Clemson University to evaluate removal of mercury, selenium, and other constituents from flue gas desulfurization (FGD) wastewater. Specific objectives of this research were: (1) to measure performance of a pilot-scale constructed wetland treatment system in terms of decreases in targeted constituents (Hg, Se and As) in the FGD wastewater from inflow to outflow; (2) to determine how the observed performance is achieved (both reactions and rates); and (3) to measure performance in terms of decreased bioavailability of these elements (i.e. toxicity of sediments in constructed wetlands and toxicity of outflow waters from the treatment system). Performance of the pilot-scale constructed wetland treatment systems was assessed using two criteria: anticipated NPDES permit levels and toxicity evaluations using two sentinel toxicity-testing organisms (Ceriodaphnia dubia and Pimephales promelas). These systems performed efficiently with varied inflow simulations of FGD wastewaters removing As, Hg, and Se concentrations below NPDES permit levels and reducing the toxicity of simulated FGD wastewater after treatment with the constructed wetland treatment systems. Sequential extraction procedures indicated that these elements (As, Hg, and Se) were bound to residual phases within sediments of these systems, which should limit their bioavailability to aquatic biota. Sediments collected from constructed wetland treatment systems were tested to observe toxicity to Hyalella azteca or Chironomus tetans. Complete survival (100%) was observed for H. azteca in all cells of the constructed wetland treatment system and C. tentans had an average of 91% survival over the three treatment cells containing sediments. Survival and growth of H. azteca and C. tentans did not differ significantly between sediments from the constructed wetland treatment system and controls. Since the sediments of the constructed wetland treatment system are repositories for As, Hg, and Se and the bioavailability of these elements decreased after deposition, the pilot-scale constructed wetland treatment system contributed significantly to mitigation of risks to aquatic life from these elements.

John H. Rodgers Jr; James W. Castle; Chris Arrington: Derek Eggert; Meg Iannacone

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Project, Draft Environmental Impact Statement  

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BP West Coast Products, LLC (BP or the Applicant) proposes to construct and operate a nominal 720-megawatt (MW), natural-gas-fired, combined-cycle cogeneration facility next to the existing BP Cherry Point Refinery in Whatcom County, Washington. The Applicant also owns and operates the refinery, but the cogeneration facility and the refinery would be operated as separate business units. The cogeneration facility and its ancillary infrastructure would provide steam and 85 MW of electricity to meet the operating needs of the refinery and 635 MW of electrical power for local and regional consumption. The proposed cogeneration facility would be located between Ferndale and Blaine in northwestern Whatcom County, Washington. The Canadian border is approximately 8 miles north of the proposed project site. The Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) has jurisdiction over the evaluation of major energy facilities including the proposed project. As such, EFSEC will recommend approval or denial of the proposed cogeneration facility to the governor of Washington after an environmental review. On June 3, 2002, the Applicant filed an Application for Site Certification (ASC No. 2002-01) with EFSEC in accordance with Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 463-42. On April 22, 2003, the Applicant submitted an amended ASC that included, among other things, a change from air to water cooling. With the submission of the ASC and in accordance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) (WAC 463-47), EFSEC is evaluating the siting of the proposed project and conducting an environmental review with this Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Because the proposed project requires federal agency approvals and permits, this EIS is intended to meet the requirements under both SEPA and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) also will use this EIS as part of their respective decision-making processes associated with the Applicant's request to interconnect to Bonneville's transmission system and proposed location of the project within wetland areas. Therefore, this Draft EIS serves as the environmental review document for SEPA and for NEPA as required by Bonneville for the interconnection and the Corps for its 404 individual permit. The EIS addresses direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of the proposed project, and potential mitigation measures proposed by the Applicant, as well as measures recommended by EFSEC. The information and resulting analysis presented in this Draft EIS are based primarily on information provided by the Applicant in the ASC No. 2002-01 (BP 2002). Where additional information was used to evaluate the potential impacts associated with the proposed action, that information has been referenced. EFSEC's environmental consultant, Shapiro and Associates, Inc., did not perform additional studies during the preparation of this Draft EIS.

N /A

2003-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

318

Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

94 Federal Register 94 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 209 / Friday, October 30, 2009 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER-FRL-8798-8] Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental Review Process (ERP), under section 309 of the Clean Air Act and Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act as amended. Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202-564-7146 or http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental impact statements (EISs) was published in FR dated July 17, 2009 (74 FR 34754). Draft EISs EIS No. 20090290, ERP No. D-FTA- F54014-WI, Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee

319

2009 Site Environmental Report  

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Each year, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) prepares an annual Site Environmental Report (SER) in accordance with DOE Order 231.1A, Environment, Safety and Health Reporting of the U.S. Department of Energy. The report is written to inform the public, regulators, employees, and other stakeholders of BNL's environmental performance during the calendar year in review. The SER summarizes environmental data; environmental management performance; compliance with applicable DOE, federal, state, and local regulations; and compliance, restoration, and surveillance monitoring program performance. BNL has prepared annual SERs since 1971 and has documented nearly all of its environmental history since the Laboratory's inception in 1947. The report is available in print and as a downloadable file on the BNL web page at http://www.bnl.gov/ewms/ser/. A summary of the SER is also prepared each year to provide a general overview of the report, and is distributed with a CD of the full report.

Ratel, K.M.; Brookhaven National Laboratory

2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

320

2005 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT  

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Each year, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) prepares an annual Site Environmental Report (SER) in accordance with DOE Order 231.1A, Environment, Safety and Health Reporting of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The report is written to inform the public, regulators, employees, and other stakeholders of BNL's environmental performance during the calendar year in review. The SER summarizes environmental data; environmental management performance; compliance with applicable DOE, federal, state, and local regulations; and compliance, restoration, and surveillance monitoring program performance. BNL has prepared annual SERs since 1971 and has documented nearly all of its environmental history since the Laboratory's inception in 1947. The report is available in print and as a downloadable file on the BNL web page at http://www.bnl.gov/ewms/ser/. A summary of the SER is also prepared each year to provide a general overview of the report, and is distributed with a CD of the full report.

BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY

2006-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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2006 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT  

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Each year, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) prepares an annual Site Environmental Report (SER) in accordance with DOE Order 231.1A, Environment, Safety and Health Reporting of the U.S. Department of Energy. The report is written to inform the public, regulators, employees, and other stakeholders of BNL's environmental performance during the calendar year in review. The SER summarizes environmental data; environmental management performance; compliance with applicable DOE, federal, state, and local regulations; and compliance, restoration, and surveillance monitoring program performance. BNL has prepared annual SERs since 1971 and has documented nearly all of its environmental history since the Laboratory's inception in 1947. The report is available in print and as a downloadable file on the BNL web page at http://www.bnl.gov/ewms/ser/. A summary of the SER is also prepared each year to provide a general overview of the report, and is distributed with a CD of the full report.

BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY; RATEL,K.

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Energy and Environmental Challenges in Aluminium Industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Energy and Environmental Challenges in Aluminium Industry - A Review ... A projection based on the present global Alumina and Aluminium ...

323

Recommendations for the Preparation of Environmental Assessments...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and Environmental Impact Statements Second Edition This second edition of the "Green Book" was issued by DOE to assist preparers and reviewers of NEPA documents, with the goal...

324

Environmental Energy Technologies Division Thermal Field Tests  

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Thermal Field Tests Joseph H. Klems, LBNL DOE PEER Review San Francisco, CA April 20, 1999 Environmental Energy Technologies Division Current Work l Skylight Thermal Performance *...

325

NSLS Committees | Environmental, Safety & Health Committee  

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Environmental, Safety & Health Committee Charge The NSLS ES&H Committee shall meet as needed to review: Proposed modifications to the accelerator facility, its operation, or...

326

Beneficial Use of Drilling Waste - A Wetland Restoration Technology  

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This project demonstrated that treated drill cuttings derived from oil and gas operations could be used as source material for rebuilding eroding wetlands in Louisiana. Planning to supply a restoration site, drill a source well, and provide part of the funding. Scientists from southeastern Louisiana University's (SLU) Wetland Biology Department were contracted to conduct the proposed field research and to perform mesocosm studies on the SLU campus. Plans were to use and abandoned open water drill slip as a restoration site. Dredged material was to be used to create berms to form an isolated cell that would then be filled with a blend of dredged material and drill cuttings. Three elevations were used to test the substrates ability to support various alternative types of marsh vegetation, i.e., submergent, emergent, and upland. The drill cuttings were not raw cuttings, but were treated by either a dewatering process (performed by Cameron, Inc.) or by a stabilization process to encapsulate undesirable constituents (performed by SWACO, Division of Smith International).

Pioneer Natural Resources

2000-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

327

Geochemical and physical properties of wetland soils at the Savannah River site  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Savannah River Site (SRS), located in Aiken, Allendale, and Barnwell Counties, South Carolina, is a nuclear production facility operated for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC). To facilitate future human health and ecological risk assessments, treatability studies, remedial investigations, and feasibility studies for its wetland areas, SRS needs a database of background geochemical and physical properties of wetland soils. These data are needed for comparison to data collected from wetland soils that may have been affected by SRS operations. SRS contains 36,000 acres of wetlands and an additional 5,000 acres of bottom land soils subject to flooding. Recent studies of wetland soils near various waste units at SRS show that some wetlands have been impacted by releases of contaminants resulting from SRS operations (WSRC, 1992). Waste waters originating from the operations facilities typically have been discharged into seepage basins located in upland soils, direct discharge of waste water to wetland areas has been minimal. This suggests that impacted wetland areas have been affected indirectly as a result of transport mechanisms such as surface runoff, groundwater seeps, fluvial or sediment transport, and leaching. Looney et al. (1990) conducted a study to characterize the geochemical and physical properties of upland soils and shallow sediments on the SRS. A primary objective of the upland study was to collect the data needed to assess the qualitative and quantitative impacts of SRS operations on the environment. By comparing the upland soils data to data collected from waste units located in similar soils, SRS impacts could be assessed. The data were also intended to aid in selection of remediation alternatives. Because waste units at SRS have historically been located in upland areas, wetland soils were not sampled. (Abstract Truncated)

Dixon, K.L; Rogers, V.A.; Conner, S.P.; Cummings, C.L.; Gladden, J.B.; Weber, J.M.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Incorporating Biodiversity Considerations Into Environmental Impact  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Incorporating Biodiversity Considerations Into Environmental Impact Incorporating Biodiversity Considerations Into Environmental Impact Analysis Under NEPA Incorporating Biodiversity Considerations Into Environmental Impact Analysis Under NEPA This Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) report is intended to provide background on the emerging, complex subject of biodiversity, outline some general concepts that underlie biological diversity analysis and management, describe how the issue is currently addressed in NEPA analyses, and provide options for agencies undertaking NEPA analyses that consider biodiversity. Council on Environmental Quality: Incorporating Biodiversity Considerations Into Environmental Impact Analysis Under the National Environmental Policy Act More Documents & Publications Habitat Evaluation: Guidance for the Review of Environmental Impact

329

Incorporating Biodiversity Considerations Into Environmental Impact  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Incorporating Biodiversity Considerations Into Environmental Impact Incorporating Biodiversity Considerations Into Environmental Impact Analysis Under NEPA Incorporating Biodiversity Considerations Into Environmental Impact Analysis Under NEPA This Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) report is intended to provide background on the emerging, complex subject of biodiversity, outline some general concepts that underlie biological diversity analysis and management, describe how the issue is currently addressed in NEPA analyses, and provide options for agencies undertaking NEPA analyses that consider biodiversity. Council on Environmental Quality: Incorporating Biodiversity Considerations Into Environmental Impact Analysis Under the National Environmental Policy Act More Documents & Publications Habitat Evaluation: Guidance for the Review of Environmental Impact

330

EIS-0307: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact 7: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and To Conduct Public Scoping Meetings and Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement EIS-0307: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and To Conduct Public Scoping Meetings and Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement Public Service Company of New Mexico Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) has applied to the Department of Energy (DOE) for a Presidential permit to construct two transmission lines originating at the switchyard of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (PVNGS) near Phoenix, Arizona, and extending approximately 160 miles to the south along one of three alternative routes, where they would cross the United States (U.S.) border with Mexico in the vicinity of Nogales,

331

EIS-0365: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and to Conduct Public Scoping Meetings and Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement EIS-0365: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and to Conduct Public Scoping Meetings and Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement Baja California Power, Inc., and Sempra Energy Resources Baja California Power, Inc. (BCP) and Sempra Energy Resources (SER) were issued Presidential permits by Department of Energy (DOE) to separately construct doublecircuit 230,000-volt (230-kV) electric transmission lines across the U.S. border with Mexico. In addition, right-of-way grants were issued to each company by the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for construction of the domestic portion of both

332

EIS-0365: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

65: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact 65: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and to Conduct Public Scoping Meetings and Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement EIS-0365: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and to Conduct Public Scoping Meetings and Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement Baja California Power, Inc., and Sempra Energy Resources Baja California Power, Inc. (BCP) and Sempra Energy Resources (SER) were issued Presidential permits by Department of Energy (DOE) to separately construct doublecircuit 230,000-volt (230-kV) electric transmission lines across the U.S. border with Mexico. In addition, right-of-way grants were issued to each company by the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for construction of the domestic portion of both

333

EIS-0386: Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Amend Relevant Agency Land Use Plans, and Conduct Public Scoping Meetings, and Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement EIS-0386: Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Amend Relevant Agency Land Use Plans, and Conduct Public Scoping Meetings, and Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement Section 368 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Section 368 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (the Act), Public Law 109-58 (H.R. 6), enacted August 8, 2005, directs the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, and the Interior (the Agencies) to designate under their respective authorities corridors on Federal land in the 11 Western States for oil, gas and hydrogen pipelines and electricity

334

EIS-0431: Amended Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact  

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Amended Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Amended Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetland Involvement EIS-0431: Amended Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetland Involvement Hydrogen Energy California's Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle and Carbon Capture and Sequestration Project, Kern County, CA DOE is publishing this Amended Notice of Intent (ANOI) to inform the public of changes in the scope of an ongoing EIS. This ANOI provides information about changes to the project's design, HECA's ownership, and DOE's plans for completing the NEPA process that occurred after publication of the original NOI in the Federal Register on April 6, 2010 (75 FR 17397-401).

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Council on Environmental Quality | Department of Energy  

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Council on Environmental Quality Council on Environmental Quality Council on Environmental Quality Selected documents prepared by the Council on Environmental Quality that provide guidance on the NEPA process. March 5, 2013 NEPA and CEQA: Integrating State and Federal Environmental Reviews (Draft) The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), in collaboration with the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research, issued on March 5, 2013, a draft handbook on integrating NEPA and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review processes. The guide provides practitioners with an overview of NEPA and CEQA as well as valuable suggestions for developing a single environmental review process that can meet the requirements of both statutes. March 5, 2013 NEPA and NHPA: A Handbook for Integrating NEPA and Section 106

336

Environmental Microbiology  

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Environmental Microbiology Environmental Microbiology Environmental Microbiology Los Alamos working to identify genetic regulatory systems in single microorganisms. Get Expertise Cheryl Kuske DOE BER Biological System Science Division Program Manager Email Srinivas Iyer Bioscience Group Leader Email Rebecca McDonald Bioscience Communications Email Examining the soil beneath our feet Environmental microbiology Read caption + Many environmental molecular biology studies begin with purified DNA and RNA extracted from the soil. Overview of Research and Highlights Learning about microorganisms-bacteria, algae, and fungi-is essential to understanding how living things interact with their environments. Exploration of environmental microbiology at Los Alamos crosses broad scales of investigation that span from identification of genetic regulatory

337

Draft Final Phase II Report: Review of Life Cycle and Technology Applications of the Office of Environmental Managements Tank  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

A1-1 A1-1 APPENDIX 1 Charge Summary Issue Suggested Activities Expected Output/ Work Product Notes Charge 1 Modeling for Life-Cycle Analysis This task entails reviewing the modeling approaches for determining tank waste remediation life-cycle costs at both SRS and Hanford. This includes evaluating assumptions in system plans for completing tank waste missions at Hanford and SRS, as well as the rigor of the models for identifying activities and costs through the end of each site's program. Recommendation(s) At Hanford, LAW vitrification capital and operating costs are potentially substantially greater than competing technologies. A second LAW vitrification plant is currently part of the baseline in order to treat the balance of the

338

Analysis of the efficacy of a constructed wetland in treating human fecal contamination  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The efficiency of a system of constructed wetlands in treating non-point source pollution, particularly, human fecal contamination, was evaluated by collecting and analyzing water samples using both conventional culture-based ...

Kondepudi, Kathyayani Shobhna

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Constructed Wetland Treatment Systems for the Remediation of Metal-Bearing Aqueous Discharges  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Constructed wetland treatment systems potentially offer utilities an effective, relatively low-cost option for treating aqueous discharges that contain metals. This report provides a ready source of information on these systems and their use within the electric utility industry.

1995-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

340

Division of Water, Parts 662-665: Freshwater Wetlands (New York)  

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No person may alter any freshwater wetland or adjacent area without having first submitted an application and obtained an interim permit for the alteration from the department. Some exemptions...

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341

Evaluation of CO2 Exchange Rates in a Wetland Ecosystem Using the Closed Geosphere Experiment Facility  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To evaluate annual CO2 exchange rates in a wetland ecosystem, ecosystem respiration rate (Re), net ecosystem productivity (NEP), and gross primary productivity (GPP) were investigated using the Closed Geosphere Experiment Facility (CGEF) located ...

Shizuo Suzuki; Masayuki Yokozawa; Kazuyuki Inubushi; Toshihiko Hara; Michitoshi Kimura; Shoichi Tsuga; Yasuhiro Tako; Yuji Nakamura

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Site environmental report for calendar year 1996  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Annual Site Environmental Report presents information pertaining to environmental activities conducted during calendar year 1996 at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Grand Junction Office (GJO) facility in Grand Junction, Colorado. WASTREN-Grand Junction, the Facility Operations and Support contractor for the GJO, prepared this report in accordance with the requirements of DOE Order 5400.1, General Environmental Protection Program, and supplemental guidance from DOE Headquarters. This report applies specifically to the GJO facility; the Monticello Mill Tailings Site Environmental Summary for Calendar Year 1996 was prepared as a separate document. Primary GJO activities involve laboratory analysis of environmental samples from GJO and other DOE sites and site remediation of contamination caused by previous uranium mill operations. Activities at the GJO are conducted in compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local regulations and requirements and as directed by applicable DOE orders. Environmental monitoring is performed on air emissions, sewer effluent, surface water and groundwater, and wetlands restoration. Wastes are generated from the Analytical Laboratory, site remediation, and facility operation.

NONE

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVES  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assessing the Ecotoxicologic Hazards of a Pandemic Influenza MedicalENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES National Institutes of Health U75012, France 4 Computational Epidemiology Laboratory, Institute for Scientific Interchange, Turin

Cattuto, Ciro

344

Wetland and Conservation Banking in Transmission Corridor Rights-of-Way: Feasibility Assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric power transmission corridor rights-of-way (ROWs) offer potential locations for wetland mitigation banks and conservation banks. Barriers to use of these ROWs for banking include whether the ROW operator has legal rights of access to lands for these uses and for long term management for conservation; the need to assure successful and reliable operation and maintenance of the ROW transmission facilities; the costs of establishing, permitting and managing wetland and conservation banks; and ecologi...

2008-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

345

Containerized Wetland Bioreactor Evaluated for Perchlorate and Nitrate Degradation  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLNL) designed and constructed an innovative containerized wetlands (bioreactor) system that began operation in November 2000 to biologically degrade perchlorate and nitrate under relatively low-flow conditions at a remote location at Site 300 known as Building 854. Since initial start-up, the system has processed over 3,463,000 liters of ground water and treated over 38 grams of perchlorate and 148 kilograms of nitrate. Site 300 is operated by the University of California as a high-explosives and materials testing facility supporting nuclear weapons research. The 11-square mile site located in northern California was added to the NPL in 1990 primarily due to the presence of elevated concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in ground water. At the urging of the regulatory agencies, perchlorate was looked for and detected in the ground water in 1999. VOCs, nitrate and perchlorate were released into the soil and ground water in the Building 854 area as the result of accidental leaks during stability testing of weapons or from waste discharge practices that are no longer permitted at Site 300. Design of the wetland bioreactors was based on earlier studies showing that indigenous chlorate-respiring bacteria could effectively degrade perchlorate into nontoxic concentrations of chlorate, chlorite, oxygen, and chloride. Studies also showed that the addition of organic carbon would enhance microbial denitrification. Early onsite testing showed acetic acid to be a more effective carbon source than dried leaf matter, dried algae, or milk replacement starter; a nutrient and carbon source used in a Department of Defense phytoremediation demonstration. No inocula were added to the system. Groundwater was allowed to circulate through the bioreactor for three weeks to acclimate the wetland plants and to build a biofilm from indigenous flora. Using solar energy, ground water is pumped into granular activated carbon canisters to remove VOCs (Figure x). Following solar treatment, ground water containing approximately 46 mg/L of nitrate and 13 {micro}g/L of perchlorate is gravity-fed continuously into two parallel series of two-1,900 liter tank bioreactors. Each bioreactor contains coarse, aquarium-grade gravel and locally-obtained plant species such as cattails (Typha spp.), sedges (Cyperus spp.), and indigenous denitrifying microorganisms. No inocula were added to the system. Groundwater was allowed to circulate through the bioreactor for three weeks to acclimate the wetland plants and to build a biofilm from indigenous flora. Sodium acetate is added to the first bioreactor in each of the two series to promote growth and metabolic activity of rhizome microorganisms. The split flow from each series is combined, and flows through two back-up ion exchange columns to assure complete perchlorate removal. Effluent from the ground water treatment system is monitored and discharged an infiltration trench in accordance with the Substantive Requirements for Waste Discharge issued by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Dibley, V R; Krauter, P W

2004-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

346

Floodplain and wetlands assessment of the White Oak Creek Embayment  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the proposed methods for dealing with contaminants that have accumulated in White Oak Creek, White Oak Lake, and the White Oak Creek Embayment as a result of process releases and discharges from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Alternative methods of cleaning up the area which were considered in accordance with regulatory guidelines are listed, and information supporting the selected methods is provided. Also included are results of a site survey conducted at the White Oak Creek Embayment and the expected effects of the proposed control structures on the floodplain and wetlands. The appendix contains figures showing the nine cross-sections of the stream channel surveyed during studies of the White Oak Creek area.

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Environmental Impact  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Environmental Impact - a single comprehensive bibliographic information resource on climate change & other impacts of humans on the biosphere.

348

2003 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT  

SciTech Connect

Each year, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multi-program national laboratory, prepares an annual Site Environmental Report (SER) in accordance with Order 231.1A, Environment, Safety and Health Reporting, of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The SER is written to inform outside regulators, the public, and Laboratory employees of BNL's environmental performance during the calendar year in review, and to summarize BNL's on-site environmental data; environmental management performance; compliance with applicable DOE, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state, and local regulations; and environmental, restoration, and surveillance monitoring programs. BNL has prepared annual SERs since 1971 and has documented nearly all of its environmental history since the Laboratory's inception in 1947. This report is intended to be a technical document. It is available in print and as a downloadable file on the BNL web page at http://www.bnl.ser.htm. A summary of the SER is also prepared each year to provide a general overview, and is distributed with a CD version of the full-length SER. The summary supports BNL's educational and community outreach program.

ENVIRONMENT AND WASTE MANAGMENT SERVICES DIVISION; ET AL.

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Biomass production and chemical cycling in a man-made geothermal wetland  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Biomass production and, to a lesser extent, chemical cycling have been evaluated in a man-made wetland created using geothermal water in southcentral Idaho. The wetland system consisted of a 0.25 ha area divided into two ponds. The upper pond contained submerged species (Egeria, pondweeds and coontail); the lower pond was planted with emergents (cattail, bulrush, and common reed). Biomass production from emergent plants in the two-year-old system was promising and compared favorably with production values reported in the literature for natural wetlands. Chemical cycling of potassium (K) was evaluated through the lower pond system. Uptake of several other constituents (F and Na) of the geothermal water by the emergent plants was observed. However, there was little difference in elemental concentrations of the system's influent and effluent, probably due to evapotranspiration of water which effectively concentrates elements in the remaining water. Twenty-one species of diatoms were identified in the geothermal wetland, and numerous species of insects were observed. The man-made wetland also created substantial habitat for wildlife. This type of system could be used as an alternative to injection of spent geothermal fluids from small-scale projects. Study results indicate that a wetland system can be developed to produce substantial quantities of biomass in a cold desert environment.

Breckenridge, R.P.; Wheeler, L.R.; Ginsburg, J.F.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Sensors for environmental monitoring and long-term environmental stewardship.  

SciTech Connect

This report surveys the needs associated with environmental monitoring and long-term environmental stewardship. Emerging sensor technologies are reviewed to identify compatible technologies for various environmental monitoring applications. The contaminants that are considered in this report are grouped into the following categories: (1) metals, (2) radioisotopes, (3) volatile organic compounds, and (4) biological contaminants. Regulatory drivers are evaluated for different applications (e.g., drinking water, storm water, pretreatment, and air emissions), and sensor requirements are derived from these regulatory metrics. Sensor capabilities are then summarized according to contaminant type, and the applicability of the different sensors to various environmental monitoring applications is discussed.

Miller, David Russell; Robinson, Alex Lockwood; Ho, Clifford Kuofei; Davis, Mary Jo (Science Applications International Corporation, Albuquerque, NM)

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

DOE Plans Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for New Petroleum  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Plans Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for New Plans Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for New Petroleum Reserve Site in Mississippi DOE Plans Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for New Petroleum Reserve Site in Mississippi March 5, 2008 - 10:52am Addthis Three Public Meetings Planned Next Month; Supplemental Study to Include Floodplain and Wetlands Assessments WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced plans to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) expansion site in Richton, MS. This supplemental study will consider whether to select a new location for new petroleum reserve's raw water intake structure from the Leaf River to an alternate location with greater water availability. The SEIS will also

352

Readiness Review RM  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Readiness Review Module Readiness Review Module March 2010 CD-0 O 0 OFFICE OF C CD-1 F ENVIRO Standard R Readin Rev Critical Decis CD-2 M ONMENTAL Review Plan ness Rev view Module sion (CD) Ap CD March 2010 L MANAGE n (SRP) view e pplicability D-3 EMENT CD-4 Post Ope eration Standard Review Plan, 2 nd Edition, March 2010 i FOREWORD The Standard Review Plan (SRP) 1 provides a consistent, predictable corporate review framework to ensure that issues and risks that could challenge the success of Office of Environmental Management (EM) projects are identified early and addressed proactively. The internal EM project review process encompasses key milestones established by DOE O 413.3A, Change 1, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, DOE-STD-

353

Why Is It Washing Away? Advocacy Groups and the Framing of Louisiana's Coastal Wetlands Loss in Local Newspapers.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Louisianas coastal wetlands provide a habitat for diverse wildlife, recreational opportunities for Louisiana residents and tourists, and an important natural buffer between communities and powerful… (more)

Harang, Paul

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Environmental assessment of remedial action at the Maybell uranium mill tailings site near Maybell, Colorado  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this environmental assessment (EA) is to evaluate the environmental impacts resulting from remedial action at the Maybell uranium mill tailings site near Maybell, Colorado. A biological assessment (Attachment 1) and a floodplain/wetlands assessment (Assessment 2) are included as part of this EA. The following sections and attachments describe the proposed action, affected environment, and environmental impacts associated with the proposed remedial action, including impacts to threatened and endangered species listed or proposed for listing by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

EIS-0460: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

0: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact 0: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0460: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement FutureGen 2.0 Project, Meredosia, Illinois DOE announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to assess the potential environmental impacts of DOE's proposed action: providing approximately $1 billion in Federal funding (most of it appropriated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or ''ARRA'') for the FutureGen 2.0 program. Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement for the FutureGen 2.0 Program, EIS-0460 (May 2011) (76 FR 29728) More Documents & Publications

356

Environmentally and Economically Beneficial Practices on Federal Landscaped  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Environmentally and Economically Beneficial Practices on Federal Environmentally and Economically Beneficial Practices on Federal Landscaped Grounds Environmentally and Economically Beneficial Practices on Federal Landscaped Grounds This Environmental Protection Agency report contains recommendations for a series of environmental actions, including those to increase environmental and economically beneficial landscaping practices at Federal facilities and federally funded projects. Environmentally and Economically Beneficial Practices on Federal Landscaped Grounds More Documents & Publications Pollution Prevention - Environmental Impact Reduction Checklists for NEPA/309 Reviewers Memorandum to Heads of Federal Departments and Agencies Regarding Pollution Prevention and the National Environmental Policy Act EIS-0488: EPA Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact

357

SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT 2000 (SEPTEMBER 2001).  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) strives for excellence in both its science research and its facility operations. BNL manages its world-class scientific research with particular sensitivity to environmental and community issues through its internationally recognized Environmental Management System (EMS) and award-winning community relations program. The Site Environmental Report 2000 (SER) summarizes the status of the Laboratory's environmental programs and performance, including the steady progress towards cleaning up the Laboratory site and fully integrating environmental stewardship into all facets of BNL's mission. BNL's motto, ''Exploring Earth's Mysteries... Protecting its Future,'' describes how the Laboratory approaches its work, with balance between science and the environment. One of the newest initiatives at the Laboratory, the Upton Ecological and Research Reserve, will permanently preserve 530 acres (212 hectares) of the Long Island Central Pine Barrens, a unique ecosystem of forests and wetlands. The Reserve sets aside 10% of BNL property for conservation and ecological research through a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Reserve provides habitat for approximately 27 endangered, threatened, or species of special concern, including the state-endangered eastern tiger salamander, state-threatened banded sunfish, and swamp darter, along with a number of other species found onsite, such as the wild turkey and red-tailed hawk.

BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORTORY; PROJECT MANAGER BARBARA COX

2001-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

358

MOUND Environmental Restoration Program  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

MOUND MOUND Environmental Restoration Program ._. I s ! I " ' Al /. i i : MOUND Environmental Restoration Program VlOUND I MOUND PLANT POTENTIAL RELEASE SITE PACKAGE Notice of Public Review Period hgram The following potential release site (PRS) packages will be available for public review ir he CERCLA Public Reading Room, 305 E. Central Ave., Miamisburg, Ohio beginning lune 17, 1997. Public comment will be accepted on these packages from June 17, 1997, .hrough July 18, 1997. PRS 30: Building 27 Propane Tank PRS 129/130: Former Solvent Storage Sites PRS 241: Soil Con@mination- - Main Hill Parking Lot Area PRS 307: Soil Contamination -.Buil.ding 29 PRS 318: PCB Tramformer and Capacitor Locations PRS 320-325: Former Sites -:Dayton Uqits 1-4/Dayton WarehousYScioto Facility

359

Environmental Microbiology  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Environmental Microbiology Environmental Microbiology Examining the soil beneath our feet Read caption + Many environmental molecular biology studies begin with purified DNA and RNA extracted from the soil. Overview of Research and Highlights Learning about microorganisms-bacteria, algae, and fungi-is essential to understanding how living things interact with their environments. Exploration of environmental microbiology at Los Alamos crosses broad scales of investigation that span from identification of genetic regulatory systems in single microorganisms to comprehensive studies of the complex microbial communities resident in soil, water and air. The long term goals of this research are to understand microbial processes and interactions, and the genomic traits underlying these activities, toward:

360

Environmental Effects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

"The Environmental Durability of Refractory Metals and Alloys" (Conference .... " Materials Issues in Nuclear-Waste Management" (Overview), M.-S. Yim and K.L.  ...

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361

Environmental Regulators  

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and Reports Brookhaven's Environmental Regulators When it comes to the environment, Brookhaven National Laboratory must comply with the regulations of many local, state and...

362

Environmental Outreach  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

and public involvement program that is inclusive and responsive to communities, tribes, agencies, and federal and state governments. May 30, 2012 An example of environmental...

363

Book Reviews Book Reviews*  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Book Reviews Book Reviews* J. Am. Chem. SOC.,Vol. 108, No. 17, 1986 5313 Handbook of Gaussian Basis + 556 pp. $85.00. This book is a collection of chapters authored by individuals or groups experienced. The present book, dealing with the latter topic, is one of the only extensive intro- ductions of which I am

Pines, Alexander

364

Statement of Work-National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Support Services  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Work-National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Support Work-National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Support Services Acquisition: Preparation and Review of Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Reports, and other Environmental Documentation (November 2007) Statement of Work-National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Support Services Acquisition: Preparation and Review of Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Reports, and other Environmental Documentation (November 2007) During the next five years, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Program and Field Offices nationwide, including the National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and their offices, will require Contractor support services for the preparation of

365

A multispectral scanner survey of the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site and surrounding area, Golden, Colorado  

SciTech Connect

Aerial multispectral scanner imagery was collected of the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site in Golden, Colorado, on June 3, 5, 6, and 7, 1994, using a Daedalus AADS1268 multispectral scanner and coincident aerial color and color infrared photography. Flight altitudes were 4,500 feet (1372 meters) above ground level to match prior 1989 survey data; 2,000 feet (609 meters) above ground level for sitewide vegetation mapping; and 1,000 feet (304 meters) above ground level for selected areas of special interest. A multispectral survey was initiated to improve the existing vegetation classification map, to identify seeps and springs, and to generate ARC/INFO Geographic Information System compatible coverages of the vegetation and wetlands for the entire site including the buffer zone. The multispectral scanner imagery and coincident aerial photography were analyzed for the detection, identification, and mapping of vegetation and wetlands. The multispectral scanner data were processed digitally while the color and color infrared photography were manually photo-interpreted to define vegetation and wetlands. Several standard image enhancement techniques were applied to the multispectral scanner data to assist image interpretation. A seep enhancement was applied and a color composite consisting of multispectral scanner channels 11, 7, and 5 (thermal infrared, mid-infrared, and red bands, respectively) proved most useful for detecting seeps, seep zones, and springs. The predawn thermal infrared data were also useful in identifying and locating seeps. The remote sensing data, mapped wetlands, and ancillary Geographic Information System compatible data sets were spatially analyzed for seeps.

Brewster, S.B. Jr.; Brickey, D.W.; Ross, S.L.; Shines, J.E.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Coastal Tidelands and Wetlands (South Carolina) | Open Energy...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

permitting program. Policy Contact Department South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Division Ocean & Coastal Resource Management Address 2600 Bull...

367

Environmental Review A Monthly Newsletter of Environmental Science and Policy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in the world. Greenland is the largest, and Papua New Guinea or Irian/Jaya is the second. The area where I work

Kammen, Daniel M.

368

Book reviews  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

If you are interested in reviewing books for intelligence, please contact book review editor Karen Sutherland at intelligence_book-reviews@acm.org.

Karen Sutherland

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Environmental Management Assessment of the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the results of the Environmental Management Assessment performed at the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP) in Fernald, Ohio. During this assessment, the activities conducted by the assessment team included review of internal documents and reports from previous audits and assessments; interviews with US Department of Energy (DOE) and FEMP contractor personnel; and inspection and observation of selected facilities and operations. The onsite portion of the assessment was conducted from March 15 through April 1, 1993, by DOE`s Office of Environmental Audit (EH-24) located within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health (EH-1). EH-24 carries out independent assessments of DOE facilities and activities as part of the EH-1 Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) Oversight Audit Program. The EH-24 program is designed to evaluate the status of DOE facilities and activities with respect to compliance with Federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations; compliance with DOE Orders, Guidance and Directives; conformance with accepted industry practices and standards of performance; and the status and adequacy of management systems developed to address environmental requirements. The Environmental Management Assessment of FEMP focused on the adequacy of environmental management systems. Further, in response to requests by the Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) and Fernald Field Office (FN), Quality Assurance and Environmental Radiation activities at FEMP were evaluated from a programmatic standpoint. The results of the evaluation of these areas are contained in the Environmental Protection Programs section in this report.

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1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Environmental assessment of the proposed 7-GeV Advanced Photon Source  

SciTech Connect

The potential environmental impacts of construction and operation of a 6- to 7-GeV synchrotron radiation source known as the 7-GeV Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory were evaluated. Key elements considered include on- and off-site radiological effects; socioeconomic effects; and impacts to aquatic and terrestrial flora and fauna, wetlands, water and air quality, cultural resources, and threatened or endangered species. Also incorporated are the effects of decisions made as a result of the preliminary design (Title I) being prepared. Mitigation plans to further reduce impacts are being developed. These plans include coordination with the US Army Corps of Engineers (COE) and other responsible agencies to mitigate potential impacts to wetlands. This mitigation includes providing habitat of comparable ecological value to assure no net loss of wetlands. These mitigation actions would be permitted and monitored by COE. A data recovery plan to protect cultural resources has been developed and approved, pursuant to a Programmatic Agreement among the US Department of Energy, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and the Illinois State Historic Preservation Office. Applications for National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and air emissions permits have been submitted to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), respectively. 71 refs., 10 figs., 11 tabs.

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1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

BPA/Puget Power Northwest Washington Transmission Project Final Environmental Impact Statement.  

SciTech Connect

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and Puget Sound Power & Light Company (Puget Power) propose to upgrade the existing high-voltage transmission system in the Whatcom and Skagit counties area between the towns of Custer and Sedro Woolley, including some areas within the City of Bellingham, starting in 1995. A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the project was issued in November 1993, followed by a 45-day public comment period. Public response to the DEIS included the identification of several new transmission route alternatives in the Lake Whatcom area. BPA issued a Supplemental DEIS in April 1995 to provide a second public review-and-comment period. Rebuilding an existing 230-kV line to a double-circuit 230-kV transmission line was identified in the Supplemental DEIS as the Proposed Action. The Supplemental DEIS also examined in detail a North Shore Road alternative which was proposed by some members of the public. Public comments on the EIS were listed and responded to in the Supplemental DEIS. In May 1995, a second set of open houses and public meetings was held to review the Supplemental DEIS. Electromagnetic field (EMF) effects raised as an issue in the DEIS continued to be an issue of public concern in the meetings. The EIS has identified impacts that would generally be classified as low to moderate and localized. Effects on soils and water resources in sensitive areas (e.g., near Lake Whatcom) would be low to moderate; there would be little change in magnetic fields; noise levels would remain at existing levels; and land use and property value impacts would be minimal. Threatened and endangered species would not be adversely affected, and all proposed actions in wetlands would be covered by a Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit. Visual and socioeconomic would be low to moderate. There would be no effect on cultural resources.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Site environmental report for 1996  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To help verify effective protection of public safety and preservation of the environment, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)/California maintains an extensive, ongoing environmental monitoring program. This program monitors all significant airborne and liquid effluents and the environment at the SNL/California site perimeter. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) performs off-site environmental monitoring for both sites. These monitoring efforts ensure that emission controls are effective in preventing contamination of the environment. As part of SNL/California`s Environmental Monitoring Program, an environmental surveillance system measures the possible presence of radioactive and hazardous materials in ambient air, surface water, groundwater, sewage, soil, vegetation, and locally produced food-stuffs. The program also includes an extensive environmental dosimetry program, which measures external radiation levels around the Livermore site and nearby vicinity. Each year, the results of the Environmental Monitoring Program are published in this report, the Site Environmental Report. This executive summary focuses on impacts to the environment and estimated radiation doses to the public from site emissions. Chapter 3, {open_quotes}Compliance Summary,{close_quotes} reviews the site`s various environmental protection activities and compliance status, with applicable environmental regulations. The effluent monitoring and environmental surveillance results for 1996 show that SNL/California operations had no harmful effects on the environment or the public. 37 figs., 12 tabs.

Holland, R.C.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

EIS-0429: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

9: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact 9: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0429: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement Construction and Startup of the Indiana Gasification, LLC, Industrial Gasification Facility in Rockport, Indiana Federal Loan Guarantee to Support Construction and Start-up of the Indiana Gasification, LLC, Industrial Gasification Facility in Rockport, Indiana, DOE/EIS-0429 (November 2009 - 74 FR 58265) More Documents & Publications EIS-0429: Amended Notice of Intent To Prepare the Environmental Impact Statement; Conduct Additional Public Scoping Meetings; and Issue a Notice of Floodplains and Wetlands Involvement EIS-0428: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement Schedules of Key Environmental Impact Statements

374

EIS-0447: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Public Scoping Meetings EIS-0447: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Public Scoping Meetings Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project, New York Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and To Conduct Public Scoping Meetings, and Notice of Floodplains and Wetlands Involvement; Champlain Hudson Power Express, Inc., EIS-0447 (June 2010) (75 FR 34720) More Documents & Publications Application for presidential permit OE Docket No. PP-362 Champlain Hudson - Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement: Federal Register Notice Volume 75, No. 117 - Jun. 18, 2010 EIS-0447: Amended Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact

375

EIS-0382: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0382: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement Mesaba Energy Project, Itasca, MN The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess the potential environmental impacts of a project proposed by Excelsior Energy Inc. (Excelsior), to design, construct, and operate (potentially under an agreement with an operating company) a coal-based, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) electric generating facility on the Iron Range of northern Minnesota termed the ''Mesaba Energy Project''. Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Proposed Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement for the Mesaba Energy Project

376

EIS-0428: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

8: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact 8: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0428: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement Construction and Startup of the Mississippi Gasification, LLC, Industrial Gasification Facility in Moss Point, Mississippi Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement to Support the Construction and Startup of the Mississippi Gasification, LLC, Industrial Gasification Facility in Moss Point, Mississippi, EIS-0428 (November 2009) (74 FR 58262) More Documents & Publications EIS-0429: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0429: Amended Notice of Intent To Prepare the Environmental Impact Statement; Conduct Additional Public Scoping Meetings; and Issue a Notice of Floodplains and Wetlands Involvement

377

Environmentally and Economically Beneficial Practices on Federal Landscaped  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Environmentally and Economically Beneficial Practices on Federal Environmentally and Economically Beneficial Practices on Federal Landscaped Grounds Environmentally and Economically Beneficial Practices on Federal Landscaped Grounds This Environmental Protection Agency report contains recommendations for a series of environmental actions, including those to increase environmental and economically beneficial landscaping practices at Federal facilities and federally funded projects. Environmentally and Economically Beneficial Practices on Federal Landscaped Grounds More Documents & Publications Pollution Prevention - Environmental Impact Reduction Checklists for NEPA/309 Reviewers Memorandum to Heads of Federal Departments and Agencies Regarding Pollution Prevention and the National Environmental Policy Act Executive Order 13148-Greening the Government Through Leadership in

378

EA-1759: Final Environmental Assessment | Department of Energy  

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EA-1759: Final Environmental Assessment EA-1759: Final Environmental Assessment EA-1759: Final Environmental Assessment Southwest Alaska Regional Geothermal Energy Project The purpose of this report is to identify and describe wetlands at a location approximately 5 miles northeast of King Salmon, Alaska. The general location of the site is in southwestern Alaska, near the northeastern end of Bristol Bay on the north side of the Naknek River, between King Salmon and Naknek Lake. Approximately 154 acres of Naknek Electrical Association (NEA) property is proposed for geothermal exploration. The site includes a proposed 100-foot-wide road corridor beginning at approximately 3 miles west along an unimproved road from Naknek II Recreation Camp (also known as Lake Camp) on Naknek Lake. The road corridor extends north and northeast approximately to the NEA

379

Environmental management need environmental indicators  

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OECD countries are collectively the biggest users of natural resources in the world and the environmental, economic and social consequences of the production and consumption of these resources and of related economic activities extend far beyond their ... Keywords: environment, environmental indicator, management, sustainable development

Davorin Kralj; Anita Trnav?evi?

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review  

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Alton Strategic Environmental Group Alton Strategic Environmental Group New Port Richey, FL charles.alton@earthlink.net April 4, 2011 Daniel Cohen, Assistant General Counsel Legislation, Regulation, and Energy Efficiency Office of the General Counsel U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 Dear Mr. Cohen: I have reviewed the Request For Information regarding Reducing Regulatory Reform issued

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381

2004 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT  

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Each year, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) prepares an annual Site Environmental Report (SER) in accordance with DOE Order 231.1A, Environment, Safety and Health Reporting of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The SER is written to inform the public, regulators, Laboratory employees, and other stakeholders of BNL's environmental performance during the calendar year in review. The report summarizes BNL's environmental data; environmental management performance; compliance with applicable DOE, federal, state, and local regulations; and restoration and surveillance monitoring programs. BNL has prepared annual SERs since 1971 and has documented nearly all of its environmental history since the Laboratory's inception in 1947. The SER is intended to be a technical document. It is available in print and as a downloadable file on the BNL web page at http://www.bnl.gov/esd/SER.htm. A summary of the SER is also prepared each year to provide a general overview of the report, and is distributed with a CD version of the full report. The summary supports BNL's educational and community outreach program.

BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY; SER TEAM; ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES GROUP; ENVIROMENTAL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES DIVISION FIELD SAMPLING TEAM; (MANY OTHER CONTRIBUTORS)

2005-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

382

2007 Site Environmental Report  

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Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) prepares an annual Site Environmental Report (SER) in accordance with DOE Order 231.1A, Environment, Safety and Health Reporting of the U.S. Department of Energy. The report is written to inform the public, regulators, employees, and other stakeholders of the Laboratory's environmental performance during the calendar year in review. Volume I of the SER summarizes environmental data; environmental management performance; compliance with applicable DOE, federal, state, and local regulations; and performance in restoration and surveillance monitoring programs. BNL has prepared annual SERs since 1971 and has documented nearly all of its environmental history since the Laboratory's inception in 1947. Volume II of the SER, the Groundwater Status Report, also is prepared annually to report on the status of and evaluate the performance of groundwater treatment systems at the Laboratory. Volume II includes detailed technical summaries of groundwater data and its interpretation, and is intended for internal BNL users, regulators, and other technically oriented stakeholders. A brief summary of the information contained in Volume II is included in this volume in Chapter 7, Groundwater Protection. Both reports are available in print and as downloadable files on the BNL web page at http://www.bnl.gov/ewms/ser/. An electronic version on compact disc is distributed with each printed report. In addition, a summary of Volume I is prepared each year to provide a general overview of the report, and is distributed with a compact disc containing the-length report.

Ratel,K.

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT  

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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT Construction and Operation of a Proposed Biogas Anaerobic Digestion Facility at an Ethanol Plant Western Plains Energy, LLC Grinnell Township (Oakley), Gove County, Kansas U. S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Cooperative Service 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250-3225 August 29, 2011 Environmental Assessment Western Plains Energy, LLC Gove County, Kansas ii TABLE OF CONTENTS Section Page I. PROPOSAL DESCRIPTION AND NEED .................................................................... 1 II. PRIMARY BENEFICIARIES AND RELATED ACTIVITIES .................................. 2 III. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSAL AREA .............................................................. 2

384

Environmental Assessment  

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1 1 FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA WIND ENERGY RESEARCH CONSORTIUM PROJECT ROSEMOUNT, MINNESOTA U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Golden Field Office MARCH 2011 DOE/EA-1791 FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE UNVIERSITY OF MINNESOTA WIND ENERGY RESEARCH CONSORTIUM PROJECT ROSEMOUNT, MINNESOTA U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Golden Field Office MARCH 2011 U.S. Department of Energy University of Minnesota Wind Energy Research Consortium Project Golden Field Office Environmental Assessment March 2011 Page i Table of Contents 1.0 Introduction .......................................................................................................................................... 1

385

Environmental Intelligence  

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Intelligence Intelligence Answering big questions about environmental change begins with many small measurements (continued on next page) NEWSLETTER OF Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate E nvironmental intelligence is the wealth of information on the physical, biological, and chemical processes that drive Earth's ecosystems (its organisms, soil, air, and water) and the impact humans have on these ecosystems through our practices and developments. Such intelligence is often gathered though small, precise efforts to monitor complex environmental processes with sensing and measurement systems. By collecting new or more detailed observational data from a greater number of locations across the globe, researchers can improve scientific

386

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FOR CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION  

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Chappell and Julesburg Taps in Deuel County, Nebraska Chappell and Julesburg Taps in Deuel County, Nebraska and Kersey Tap in Weld, Colot·ado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to replace the wood switch structures and 115-kilovolt (k V) line disconnect switches with new switches and steel box structures at the Chappell and Julesburg Taps in Deuel County, Nebraska, and the Kersey Tap in Weld County, Colorado. All line disconnect switches are mounted on four wood pole structures with similar configurations. Many of the switches and structures were installed in the early 1950's, are original, obsolete, and difficult to find replacement parts. The mounting wood stmctures are deteriorating and have been rejected and require replacement. Western's proposed

387

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Guernsey Rural, Worland, Refinery, Box Butte, and Morrill Taps Guernsey Rural, Worland, Refinery, Box Butte, and Morrill Taps Located in Wyoming and Nebraska A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to replace the wood switch mounting structures and I 15-kilovolt (kV) line discOimect switches with new switches and steel box mounting structures at the Guernsey Rural, Worland, Refinery, Box Butte, and Morrill County Taps located in Platte, Washakie, and Natrona Counties, Wyoming, and Box Butte and Morrill Counties, Nebraska. All line disconnect switches are mounted on four pole wood structures with similar configurations. Many of the switches and wood structures were installed in the early 1950's, are original, obsolete, and difficult to find replacement parts. The mounting wood structures are deteriorating and have

388

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Rifle and Craig Substation Modifications and Approach Spans Re-Conductoring Rifle and Craig Substation Modifications and Approach Spans Re-Conductoring Garfield County, Rifle, Colorado and Moffat County, Craig, Colorado Brief Description of Proposal: Westem Area Power Administration (Westem) proposes to modify Rifle and Craig Substations. The modifications would occur both within and outside the fenced perimeter at the Rifle substation (owned and operated by Westem), Garfield County, and the Craig substation (owned and operated by Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.), Moffat County, Colorado. Western would replace Disconnect Switches 380,381, 383,483, and 485 and Power Circuit Breakers 382 and 486 at the Rifle substation. The approach spans from the Rifle take off stmcture (TOS) through stmcture 80/7 A will be

389

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW for CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION  

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Westem Area Power Administration Westem Area Power Administration Danger Tree Management on North Fork to Rifle 230-kV Transmission Line Delta, Mesa and Garfield Counties, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to survey and inspect all areas along the North Fork to Rifle transmission line to conduct routine vegetation management inspection and danger tree removal on the transmission line. Trained crews will measure electrical clearance distances between the conductor and tree branches and cut down any trees that meet or exceed the allowable clearance distance. Any "danger" trees and vegetation that constitute an electrical hazard to the lines will be removed. Individual trees will be cut, lopped, and scattered within the existing right-of-way (ROW). Also proposed is routine maintenance to clear

390

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Bridgeport to Sydney 115-kV Transmission Line Bridgeport to Sydney 115-kV Transmission Line Cheyenne County, Nebraska A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to conduct routine vegetation maintenance and danger tree removal between Structures 96 through 1 01 on the Bridgeport to Sydney 115-kV transmission line. The project is located northwest of Gurley, Nebraska, near the intersection of County Road 48 and Ill. Trained crews will measure electrical clearance distances between the conductor and tree branches and cut down any vegetation that meet or exceed the allowable clearance distance. Individual trees will be hand cut and chipped on site within the existing transmission line right-of-way (75-feet; 37.5-feet either side of centerline). Equipment used will include pick-up and bucket trucks, ropes, and chainsaws. All travel will be

391

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Guernsey Rural, Worland, Refinery, Box Butte, and Morrill Taps Guernsey Rural, Worland, Refinery, Box Butte, and Morrill Taps Located in Wyoming and Nebraska A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to replace the wood switch mounting structures and 115-kilovolt (kV) line discmmect switches with new switches and steel box mounting structures at the Guernsey Rural, Worland, Refinery, Box Butte, and Morrill County Taps located in Platte, Washakie, and Natrona Counties, Wyoming, and Box Butte and Morrill Counties, Nebraska. All line disconnect switches are mounted on four pole wood structures with similar configurations. Many of the switches and wood structures were installed in the early 1950's, are original, obsolete, and difficult to find replacement parts. The mounting wood structures are deteriorating and have

392

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FOR CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION  

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Westel'll Area Power Administration Westel'll Area Power Administration Giant Track Commnnications Tower Removal, Larimer County, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to remove a communications tower owned by the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) using Interagency Cooperation Agreement Number 87-LAO-239, Amendment I, Exhibit X, Appendix 34 (Agreement). The BOR requested Western's assistance of specialized personnel and equipment in order to dismantle the approximately 6O-foot tall metal lattice communications tower from privately owned land and remove it to a BOR disposal yard in Loveland, Colorado. The tower is located within Western's right-of-way on the Granby Pumping Plant East Portal-Mary's Lake 69-kV transmission line at structure 3-7 on Giant Track Mountain at WGS84 Latitude 40 degrees, 20',

393

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FOR CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION  

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CrystalllS-kV Transmission Line Routine Maintenance of CrystalllS-kV Transmission Line Routine Maintenance of Existing Access Roads and Right-of-Ways Montrose County, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to perform routine maintenance of existing access roads and right-of-ways (ROW) along the Curecanti-Crystal (CCI-CRY) liS-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to safely access structures 112,1/6,4/1, 6IS-6, 7/1-9, and 8/1-4 (approximately 3 miles). The project is located on private and u.s. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in Montrose County, Colorado. Routine maintenance actions proposed for CCI-CRY IIS-kV transmission line include the following: I) Access road grading and improvements. A rubber-tired motor grader andlor a track dozer would

394

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FOR CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION  

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Routine Maintenance of Hesperus-Montrose 345-kV Transmission Line Access Roads Routine Maintenance of Hesperus-Montrose 345-kV Transmission Line Access Roads San Miguel, Ouray, Montrose, Montezuma, La Plata, and Dolores Counties, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to perform routine maintenance of existing access roads and right-of-way (ROW) along the Hesperus-Montrose (HSP-MTR) 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to safely access structures 64, 67, 81, 82, 93, 97, 99, 100, 122, 125, and 143 (approximately 20 miles). The project is located on private, U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) lands in San Miguel, Ouray, Montrose, Montezuma, La Plata, and Dolores Counties, Colorado. Routine maintenance actions proposed for HSP-MTR 345-kV transmission line include the

395

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FOR CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION  

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Poncha-Canon City West-Midway 230-kV Transmission Line Road Maintenance Poncha-Canon City West-Midway 230-kV Transmission Line Road Maintenance Gunnison, Chaffee, Fremont, Pueblo, and El Paso Counties, CO A. Bl'iefDescription of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to maintain sections of its access roads along the Curecanti (CCI)- Poncha (PON)- Canon City West (CCW)- Midway (MID) 230-k V transmission line segments. The work will occur intermittently along the transmission line access in Gunnison, Chaffee, Fremont, Pueblo, and El Paso Counties between the Curecanti Substation, Township 48 North, Range 6 West, Section 9 of the New Mexico Principle Meridian and the Midway Substation, Township I 7 South, Range 65 West, Section 20 of the Sixth Principal Meridian. Surveys have shown that maintenance is needed intermittently on approximately

396

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FOR CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION  

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Midway Substation 230-kV Upgrades Midway Substation 230-kV Upgrades El Paso County, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to modify components within the Midway Substation 230-kilovolt (kV) yard to accommodate upgrades being performed by Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Western's proposed modifications would occur entirely within the fenced perimeter of the substation located in Township 17S, Range 65W, Section 20 of El Paso County, Colorado. Western would re-conductor the main and transfer strain buses with I ,272 kcmil (thousands of circular mils) Aluminum Conductor Steel Supported (ACSS) at the Midway Substation. The duplex I ,590 kcmil All Aluminum Conductor (AAC) jumpers on each bay in the substation would be installed. The

397

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW for CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION  

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Hesperus- Hesperus- Montrose 345-kV Transmission Line Private Lands Herbicide Treatment for Vegetation Management San Miguel and Dolores Counties, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Westem Area Power Administration (Western) would survey for and treat noxious weeds along its right-of-way (ROW) on the Hesperus to Montrose (HS-MTR) transmission lines from structure numbers 126 to 254. The proposed action would occur along Western's ROW on private lands only. The activity includes use of backpack, A TV-mounted sprayer or both, to treat individual and groups of noxious weeds and oak brush. The spraying Contractor shall be licensed in the State of Colorado and shall follow all applicable Federal, State and local laws, regulations and guidelines. No ground disturbance will occur. All travel will be

398

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At·ea Power Administration At·ea Power Administration Estes Park to Mary's Lake West 115-kV Transmission Line Structure Replacement Larimer County, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to replace two existing wood H-frame structures along the Estes Park to Mary's Lake West 115-kV transmission line. The structures are located on private land near the community of Mary's Lake in Larimer County, Colorado. l. Strnctut·e No. 2/2- Approximately 375-feet southwest of the intersection of Peak View Drive and Curry Lane, 105° 31' 28.312" W; 40° 21' 10.850" N (NAD83) 2. Structure No. 2/3- Approximately 200-feet northwest of the intersection of Prospect Mountain Drive and Peak View Drive, 105° 31' 39.221" W; 40° 21' 8.972" N (NAD83)

399

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Curecanti to North Fork 230-kV Transmission Line Curecanti to North Fork 230-kV Transmission Line Montrose and Delta Counties, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to survey and inspect all areas along the Curecanti to North Fork transmission line to conduct routine vegetation management inspection and danger tree removal on the transmission line. Trained crews will measure electrical clearance distances between the conductor and tree branches and cut down any trees that meet or exceed the allowable clearance distance. Any "danger" trees and vegetation that constitute an electrical hazard to the lines will be removed. Individual trees will be cut, lopped, and scattered within the existing right-of-way (ROW). Also proposed is routine maintenance to

400

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to AuIt 230-kV Transmission Line Structnre Replacement, Weld Connty, Colorado to AuIt 230-kV Transmission Line Structnre Replacement, Weld Connty, Colorado A. Bl'ief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to replace an existing three pole wood structure along the Archer to Ault 230-kV transmission line. The structure is located on private land adjacent to County Road 27 northwest of the town of Nunn in Weld County, Colorado. The structure will be replaced in-kind with wood poles of the same height, hardware, configuration, and at the same location. All work will be confined to Western's right-of- way easement. Existing access would be used and no new roads are proposed. Equipment used in the work includes pick-ups, truck mounted augers and cranes, bucket trucks, and skid steer loaders.

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ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FOR CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION  

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Urban Transmission Line Danger Tree Management Urban Transmission Line Danger Tree Management Boulder, Larimer, Washington, and Weld Counties, Colorado and Laramie County, Wyoming A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Westem) proposes routine maintenance to remove woody vegetation that may grow to unacceptably close levels to a number of its transmission lines in its eastern Colorado maintenance area. Electrical safety and reliability standards require that this vegetation be removed to avoid hazardous situations and disruption of electrical service. Typically Westem would contract the services of a professional tree trimming service to remove portions of trees or whole trees that are identified as potential hazards within Westerns easements and right-of-ways (ROW). The services would be performed in primarily urban

402

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Yellowtail Dam Tie Lines, Bighorn County, Montana Yellowtail Dam Tie Lines, Bighorn County, Montana A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation require a permanent solution to the inherent hazards oflarge blocks of ice forming on the Yellowtail Dam on the Bighorn River. In recent years, ice blocks have fOlmed on the dam face and are falling on to the existing configuration of the Yellowtail 115kV, 230kV tie lines, and electrical equipment at the Power Plant, causing irreparable damage. In addition, the falling pieces of ice present a hazardous working environment for personnel working at the Power Plant and an undesirable exposure of the "Black Start" transfer switch and generator. The proposal is to reroute Western's existing YT 115 kV and 230 kV tie lines in a manner that

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Morrow Point 230-kV and 12.47-kV Transmission Lines Access Road Maintenance Morrow Point 230-kV and 12.47-kV Transmission Lines Access Road Maintenance Montrose County, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration's Montrose Maintenance Field Office (Western) proposes to grade and maintain 5.9 miles of existing access roads. The roads access structures along the Curecanti to Morrow Point 230-kV and 12.47-kV Transmission Lines in Montrose County, Colorado. Maintenance will include installing culverts in dry crossings, pulling ditches, maintaining waterbars, removal of vegetation, sloughed soil, and rock from the access roads. The road maintenance will remain within the existing right-of-ways for access roads and transmission lines. B. Number and Title of the Categorical Exclusion Being Applied: (See text in 10 CFR Part 1021,

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Administl'ation Administl'ation Granby Pumping Plant Switchyard - Transformer Protective Barrier Walls Grand County, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) will add two protective barrier walls between power transformers KYlA, KY2A, and KY3A to prevent damage to one another in the event of catastrophic failure by anyone of the three transformers. The principal components of work include constructing two barrier walls and supporting foundations in between each of the existing transformers. The Granby Pumping Plant Switchyard is located in Section 35 of Township 3 North and Range 76 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, in Grand County, Colorado, at longitude 105° 52' 13" West, latitude 40° 10' 56" North. The switchyard is a graveled

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License Outgrant to Owl Creek Water District License Outgrant to Owl Creek Water District Town of Thermopolis, Hot Springs County, Wyoming A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to issue a License Outgrant to the Owl Creek Water District (OCWD) for their pipeline project on Western owned property in the Town of Thennopolis, Wyoming. The OCWD is constructing an 8-mile potable water pipeline, a small portion of which crosses land owned by Western. The work on Western's property is along an existing road on the edge of Western's Thermopolis Service Station and Substation within the town limits. The License Outgrant would give the OCWD permission to construct a segment of the 8-inch diameter waterline, buried 10 feet deep, on Western's prope1iy

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Big Thompson to Flatiron 13.8-kV Transmission Line Structure Replacement Big Thompson to Flatiron 13.8-kV Transmission Line Structure Replacement Larimer County, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to replace four existing single wood pole structures along the Big Thompson to Flatiron 13.8-kV transmission line. The structures are located along a previously disturbed area adjacent to the Horsetooth Supply Canal in Larimer County, Colorado. The structures will be replaced in-kind with single wood poles of the same height, hardware, configuration, and in the same location. All work will be confined to Western's right-of-way easement. Existing access would be used and no new roads are proposed. Equipment used in the work includes pick-ups, truck mounted augers and cranes, bucket trucks, and

407

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Craig-Rifle 230-kV Transmission Line Craig-Rifle 230-kV Transmission Line Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Garfield Counties, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to survey and inspect all areas along the Craig-Rifle transmission line to conduct routine vegetation management inspection and danger tree removal on the transmission line. Trained crews will measure electrical clearance distances between the conductor and tree branches and cut down any trees that meet or exceed the allowable clearance distance. Any "danger" trees and vegetation that constitute an electrical hazard to the lines will be removed. Individual trees will be cut, lopped, and scattered within the existing right-of-way. Also proposed is routine maintenance to clear vegetation

408

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Boysen-Thermopolis 115-kV Transmission Line Structm·e 15/6 Pole Replacement Project Boysen-Thermopolis 115-kV Transmission Line Structm·e 15/6 Pole Replacement Project Fremont County, Wyoming A. Brief Description of Pt·ouosal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to replace the poles at Structure 15/6 on its existing Boysen-Thermopolis 115-kilovolt (k V) transmission line in Fremont County, Wyoming. This undertaking will involve the replacement of both of the poles, the wooden H-frame structure, and construction of a landing. A short portion of an existing access road will be improved to allow safe passage of rubber-tired auger truck and bucket truck to Structure 15/6. The pole replacement process involves minimal to moderate ground disturbance; the faulty pole is lifted out of the ground using a hydraulic jack and a rubber-tired truck-mounted auger is used to

409

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Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) will replace transformer KV1A at the Archer Substation. The substation is located in township 14 North,...

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Administration (Western) proposes the upgrade and replacement of the 23013813.8-kV transformer KZ2A, at Western's Hayden Substation located approximately 4 miles east of Hayden,...

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Administmtion Granby Pumping Plant Switchyard- Transformer Protective Barrier Walls Grand County, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration...

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5' 31" W, latitude 38 30' 34" N. Some additional components are: * A 230115-kV transformer will be installed by PSCO in the Poncha Junction Substation. * This transformer...

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to the communication buildings. The rebuild would replace the existing pole-mounted transformer and install new electric meters to allow better monitoring of electrical usage at...

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of the right-of-way or the way in which it is maintained. Spool trucks are used to pull, wind, and remove the old cable and then feed, tighten, and secure the new suspended cable....

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Routine Maintenance of Curecanti-Lost Canyon 230-kV Access Roads and Western Area Power Administration Right-of-Way in Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel, Dolores, and Montezuma Counties, Colorado 1 A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to perform routine maintenance of existing access roads and right-of-way (ROW) along the Curecanti-Lost Canyon (CCI-LCN) 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line at structures 0/2 to 1/3, 3/2, 8/1, 8/6, 9/6 to 9/7, 12/2 to 14/2, 15/5, 17/2, 17/3, 36/5, 37/1, 43/2, 47/2, 47/4, and 56/4 (approximately 60 miles). The project is located on private, U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), State of Colorado, and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) lands in Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel, Dolores, and Montezuma

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Region Region , Western Area Power Administralion Archer Co mmunications Building Laramie Co unty, Wyoming A. Brief Description of Prooosal: Western Area Po,"cr Administration (Western) \\ ill construct a new communications building on the Archer Microwave Site (ARW). The project is ajoint effon. by Western and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. (Tri·State), and will be occupied by bOlh entities at project completion. The site is located in township 14N, range 65W, section 27 of Laramie County, Wyomi ng. at longitude 104 0 39' )" W, latitude 41 0 8' 39" N. This project will have the following components: * Construct a new communications building * Rebuild the fence along the existing fence line * Conduct the site work necessary to improve the driveway

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Granby (Farr) Pumping Plant Nest Removal Project Granby (Farr) Pumping Plant Nest Removal Project Grand County, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Westem) proposes to remove an empty osprey (Pan dian haliaetus) nest in the Granby Pumping Plant Electrical Substation located on the nmih shore of Lake Granby in Grand County, Colorado. The nest is located on the substation bridge above the energized switches and poses an electrical hazard. Western crews will remove the nest and will install a nesting platform mounted on a 65-foot pole outside of the fenced substation perimeter. A rubber-tired auger huck will be used to dig and install the new pole. B. Number and Title of the Categorical Exclusion Being Applied: (See text in 10 CFR Pati 1021, SubpatiD.)

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Blue River-Gore Pass 230-kV Transmission Line Blue River-Gore Pass 230-kV Transmission Line Summit and Grand Counties, Colorado A. Bdef Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to survey and inspect all areas along the Blue River-Gore Pass transmission line to conduct routine vegetation management inspection and danger tree removal on the transmission line. Trained crews will measure electrical clearance distances between the conductor and tree branches and cut down any trees that meet or exceed the allowable clearance distance. Any "danger" trees and vegetation that constitute an electrical hazard to the lines will be removed. Individual trees will be cut, lopped, and scattered within the existing right-of-way. Also proposed is routine maintenance to clear vegetation

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Western Area Power Administration and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Western Area Power Administration and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Fiber Optic Installation Project From Beaver Creek to Big Sandy Substations Morgan, Washington, and Lincoln Counties, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. (Tri-State), propose to install fiber optic cable on an existing 66 mile 115-kV Transmission Line between Beaver Creek and Big Sandy Substations in Morgan, Washington, and Lincoln Counties, Colorado. This effmi is part of Western's ongoing program to update and improve its communication system. The new cable would replace overhead ground wire (OGW) with new fiber optic ground wire from structure 0-5 on the Beaver

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Blue Ridge Microwave Site Upgrade Project Blue Ridge Microwave Site Upgrade Project Grand and Summit Counties, Colorado A. Bl'ief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes three maintenance actions within previously disturbed or developed areas to upgrade electric service and improve system reliability for the Blue Ridge Microwave Site (Site) in Grand County, Colorado. Western's proposed actions are: installation of a new electric service distribution arrangement at the Site, replacement of three defective single pole wooden structures on the Green Mountain-Blue Ridge (GM-BLR) 2.4-kilovolt (kV) distribution line, and removal of trees to improve Western's microwave line-of-sight path. * Western's GM-BLR 2.4-kV distribution line provides electric service to several communication.

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Animas River Substation Site Drainage Remediation Animas River Substation Site Drainage Remediation La Plata County, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to correct surface-water runoff issues at the Animas River Substation (ANM). The project is necessary to ensure any surface mnoffis collected in ANM's containment basin. The facility's Spill Prevention, Control, and Countetmeasure (SPCC) plan shows that surface runoff would be directed to the containment basin, located at the north end of the facility. However, vehicle traffic at the substation has changed the slope of the terrain. Now, surface runoff tends to flow south, outside of the facilities containment system. The proposed work consists of the excavation and relocation of the

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Poncha 230-kV Transmission Line Poncha 230-kV Transmission Line Cross Bar Ranch Project A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to fund off right-of-way (ROW) vegetation restoration treatments immediately adjacent to Western's Curecanti-Poncha 230-kV Transmission Line (CCI-PON) in Gunnison County, Colorado. This project is a continuation of the larger Forest Service Calf Creek Project which focused on timber stand improvements, wildlife habitat improvements, and reduction in fuels build-up to improve plant vigor and reduce fire hazard in approximately 2,885 acres of adjacent Forest Service lands. The Cross Bar Ranch Project is the final segment required to secure the transmission line corridor crossing the Black Sage Pass area. The proposed action intends to reduce wildfire risk and enhance

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Powet· Administration Powet· Administration Danger Tree Management on Green Mountain to Kremmling 69-kV Transmission Line Summit and Grand Counties, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to survey and inspect all areas along the Green Mountain to Kremmling 69-kilovolt (k V) transmission line to conduct routine vegetation management inspection and danger tree removal. Trained crews will measure electrical clearance distances between the conductor a:nd tree branches and cut down any trees that meet or exceed the allowable clearance distance. Any "danger" trees and vegetation that constitute an electrical hazard to the lines will be removed. Individual trees will be cut, lopped, and scattered within the existing right-of-way (ROW). Also proposed is routine maintenance to clear

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Alliance Substation Communication Building Installation Alliance Substation Communication Building Installation Box Butte County, Nebraska A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western), an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy, plans to install a new communications building at the Alliance Substation in Box Butte, County, Nebraska. Western and Tri-State Generation and Transmission will share space in the new control building. The new control building will be a prefabricated building. TriState's old control building will be removed after their equipment is transferred to the new building. Removing the old building and placing the new building within the substation will require a temporary road around the building for vehicles and equipment. The temporary road will be located on Western's

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Rifle and Craig Substation Modifications and Approach Spans Re-Conductoring Rifle and Craig Substation Modifications and Approach Spans Re-Conductoring Garfield County, Rifle, Colorado and Moffat County, Craig, Colorado Brief Description of Proposal: Westem Area Power Administration (Westem) proposes to modify Rifle and Craig Substations. The modifications would occur both within and outside the fenced perimeter at the Rifle substation (owned and operated by Westem), Garfield County, and the Craig substation (owned and operated by Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.), Moffat County, Colorado. Western would replace Disconnect Switches 380,381, 383,483, and 485 and Power Circuit Breakers 382 and 486 at the Rifle substation. The approach spans from the Rifle take off stmcture (TOS) through stmcture 80/7 A will be

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1) ower Administration 1) ower Administration Casper Service Center Floor Drain A. Brief Description of Proposal: The Western Area Power Administration Casper Service Center requires floor drain hookup to the municipal sewer system. The existing floor drain in the Vehicle Storage Building is capped and creates a wet floor hazard inside the building. Western obtained permission to connect the floor system to the city sewer system. The new drain pipe will require trenching 4.5 feet deep for about 12 feet outside the building to connect to an existing sewer pipeline. A manhole will be installed along the pipe prior to connection with the sewer line. All work is in previously disturbed ground in a developed area. The existing drain system has an oil and grease separator already installed to prevent contamination.

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Westem Area Power Administration Westem Area Power Administration Combined Crew Vegetation Management on the Curecanti-Poncha 230-kV Transmission Line Gunnison County, CO A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to remove identified hazard trees and excess woody fuels along the Currecanti-Poncha 230-kV transmission line access roads and right-of-way from structures 53/6 to 54/2. The area treated covers approximately 7 acres found in Township 49 North, Range 4 East, Section 18, of the New Mexico Principle Meridian. Western conducted interagency coordination with the Gunnison National Forest (Forest Service) as the project occurs on National Forest Service system lands. The activity will be a chainsaw training exercise for Western personnel, while also implementing forest management tree

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Flaming Gorge Microwave Site Communications Building Access Road Repairs Flaming Gorge Microwave Site Communications Building Access Road Repairs Daggett County, Utah A. Brief Description of Proposal: Westem Area Power Administration (Westem) proposes to conduct routine maintenance and repair an access road right-of-way to its Flaming Gorge microwave site communications building. The building is located on a hill to the west of the Flaming Gorge Dam visitor center parking lot. Road improvements will be conducted on approximately 500 linear feet of existing road to improve drivability and access by Western crews to the communications building. Western crews will utilize rubber-tired vehicles including a motor grader, backhoe tractor, and bobcat skid steer loader to improve the access road and create a safe travel surface.

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Shiprock-Four Corners 345-kV Transmission Line Shiprock-Four Corners 345-kV Transmission Line San Juan County, New Mexico A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to survey and inspect all areas along the Shiprock-Four Corners transmission line to conduct routine vegetation management inspection and danger tree removal on the transmission line. Trained crews will measure electrical clearance distances between the conductor and tree branches and cut down any trees that meet or exceed the allowable clearance distance. Any "danger" trees and vegetation that constitute an electrical hazard to the lines will be removed. Individual trees will be cut, lopped, and scattered within the existing right-of-way. Also proposed is routine maintenance to clear

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Danger Tree Management on Green Mountain to Kremmling 69-kV Transmission Line Danger Tree Management on Green Mountain to Kremmling 69-kV Transmission Line Summit and Grand Counties, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to survey and inspect all areas along the Green Mountain to Kremmling 69-kilovolt (k V) transmission line to conduct routine vegetation management inspection and danger tree removal. Trained crews will measure electrical clearance distances between the conductor and tree branches and cut down any trees that meet or exceed the allowable clearance distance. Any "danger" trees and vegetation that constitute an electrical hazard to the lines will be removed. Individual trees will be cut, lopped, and scattered within the existing right-of-way (ROW). Also proposed is routine maintenance to clear

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Cheyenne Substation KV2A 115-kV Tie Line Installation Cheyenne Substation KV2A 115-kV Tie Line Installation Laramie County, Wyoming A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to implement Phase II of the construction of the Cheyenne Substation Expansion initiated in 2009. The work will be done under the Cheyenne Substation, Stage 04, Project which includes the addition of a 115-kV connecting tie line necessary to connect the 115-kV side of a new transformer in the 230-kV substation yard to the 115-kV yard. The substation yards are within 290 feet of each other and the line would require the installation of two new pole structures outside of each substation fence. The substations are surrounded by suburban residential areas. The unfenced area has been

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Boysen-Thermopolis 115-kV Transmission Line Structm·e 15/6 Pole Replacement Project Boysen-Thermopolis 115-kV Transmission Line Structm·e 15/6 Pole Replacement Project Fremont County, Wyoming A. Brief Description of Pt·ouosal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to replace the poles at Structure 15/6 on its existing Boysen-Thermopolis 115-kilovolt (k V) transmission line in Fremont County, Wyoming. This undertaking will involve the replacement of both of the poles, the wooden H-frame structure, and construction of a landing. A short portion of an existing access road will be improved to allow safe passage of rubber-tired auger truck and bucket truck to Structure 15/6. The pole replacement process involves minimal to moderate ground disturbance; the faulty pole is lifted out of the ground using a hydraulic jack and a rubber-tired truck-mounted auger is used to

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KV1A Replacement KV1A Replacement Laramie County, Wyoming A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) will replace transformer KV1A at the Archer Substation. The substation is located in township 14 North, range 65 West, Section 27 of Laramie County, Wyoming, at longitude 104° 38' 57" West, latitude 41 o 8' 43" North. The existing 220/115/13.8-kV, 166.7 MVA transformer KV1A is composed of three single phase 220/115-kV 55.5 MV A transformers. The A-phase (KV1A3) failed, but with the use of the mobile transformer KV1A still operates at a reduced capacity of 100 MV A. Western will replace this configuration with a single multi-phase unit. The new unit will be a 3-phase 230/115/13.8-kV 200 MV A transformer which will be installed in the same general location as the

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Glen Canyon-Shiprock 230-kV Transmission Line Glen Canyon-Shiprock 230-kV Transmission Line Coconino, Navajo, and Apache Counties, Arizona, and San Juan County, New Mexico A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to survey and inspect all areas along the Glen Canyon-Shiprock (Glen Canyon-Navajo, Kayenta-Navajo, and Kayenta-Shiprock) transmission line to conduct routine vegetation management inspection and danger tree removal on the transmission line. Trained crews will measure electrical clearance distances between the conductor and tree branches and cut down any trees that meet or exceed the allowable clearance distance. Any "danger" trees and vegetation that constitute an electrical hazard to the lines will be removed. Individual trees will be cut, lopped, and scattered within the existing

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Curecanti to Blue Mesa 115-kV Transmission Line Curecanti to Blue Mesa 115-kV Transmission Line Gunnison County, Colorado A. Brief Description of Prouosal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to survey and inspect all areas along the Curecanti to Blue Mesa transmission line from structure numbers 0/1 to 11/9 to conduct routine vegetation management inspection and danger tree removal on the transmission line. Trained crews will measure electrical clearance distances between the conductor and tree branches and cut down any trees that meet or exceed the allowable clearance distance. Any "danger" trees and vegetation that constitute an electrical hazard to the lines will be removed. Individual trees will be cut, lopped, and scattered within the existing right-of-way. Also proposed is

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Hesperus-Montrose (Project No.3) 345-kV Transmission Line and Hesperus-Montrose (Project No.3) 345-kV Transmission Line and Curecanti-Lost Canyon 230-kV Transmission Line Routine Maintenance of Right-of-Way Roads La Plata, Montezuma, Dolores, San Miguel, and Montrose Counties, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to perform routine maintenance of existing access road and right-of-way (ROW) roads along the Hesperus- Montrose (HSP-MTR) 345-kilovolt (leV) Transmission Line located between Montrose and Norwood, Colorado. The project will provide safe access to transmission line structures 0 to 194 (approximately 110 miles). Also, Westem proposes to perform routine maintenance between structures 40/1 to 59/5 of the Curecanti-Lost Canyon (CCI-LCN) 230-kV Transmission Line. The

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Casper Service Center Garage Door Insulation Casper Service Center Garage Door Insulation Natrona County, Wyoming A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) would replace the insulation in the garage door at the Casper Service Center (CSC), Natrona County, Wyoming. The vinyl-faced fiberglass insulation replacement would include all insulation batts damaged from roof leaks. The proposed work at CSC consists of the following: maintenance crews would remove the damaged insulation and replace and install new fiberglass insulation batts in the garage door. All work would be conducted within the existing service center yard and directly outside of the buildings. B. Number and Title of the Categorical Exclusion Being Applied: (See text in 10 CFR Part 1021, Subpart D.)

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Hesperus-Waterflow 345-kV Transmission Line Hesperus-Waterflow 345-kV Transmission Line San Juan County, New Mexico, and La Plata County, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to survey and inspect all areas along the Hesperus-Waterflow transmission line to conduct routine vegetation management inspection and danger tree removal on the transmission line. Trained crews will measure electrical clearance distances between the conductor and tree branches and cut down any trees that meet or exceed the allowable clearance distance. Any "danger" trees and vegetation that constitute an electrical hazard to the lines will be removed. Individual trees will be cut, lopped, and scattered within the existing right-of-way. Also proposed is routine maintenance to clear vegetation

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Routine Maintenance of Hesperus-Montrose 345-kV Transmission Line Access Roads San Miguel, Ouray, Montrose, Montezuma, La Plata, and Dolores Counties, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to perform routine maintenance of existing access roads and right-of-way (ROW) along the Hesperus-Montrose (HSP-MTR) 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to safely access structures 64, 67, 81, 82, 93, 97, 99, 100, 122, 125, and 143 (approximately 20 miles). The project is located on private, U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) lands in San Miguel, Ouray, Montrose, Montezuma, La Plata, and Dolores Counties, Colorado. Routine maintenance actions proposed for HSP-MTR 345-kV transmission line include the

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to Ault 230-kV Transmission Line Structure Replacement, Weld County, Colorado to Ault 230-kV Transmission Line Structure Replacement, Weld County, Colorado A. Bl'ief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to replace an existing three pole wood structure along the Archer to Ault 230-kV transmission line. The structure is located on private land adjacent to County Road 27 northwest of the town ofNunn in Weld County, Colorado. The structure will be replaced in-kind with wood poles of the same height, hardware, configuration, and at the same location. All work will be confined to Western's right-of- way easement. Existing access would be used and no new roads are proposed. Equipment used in the work includes pick-ups, truck mounted augers and cranes, bucket trucks, and skid steer loaders.

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Danger Tree Management on Curecanti to Blue Mesa 115-kV Transmission Line Danger Tree Management on Curecanti to Blue Mesa 115-kV Transmission Line Gunnison County, Colorado A. Brief Description of Prouosal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to survey and inspect all areas along the Curecanti to Blue Mesa transmission line from structure numbers 0/1 to 11/9 to conduct routine vegetation management inspection and danger tree removal on the transmission line. Trained crews will measure electrical clearance distances between the conductor and tree branches and cut down any trees that meet or exceed the allowable clearance distance. Any "danger" trees and vegetation that constitute an electrical hazard to the lines will be removed. Individual trees will be cut, lopped, and scattered within the existing right-of-way. Also proposed is

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Danger Tree Management on Lost Canyon-Shiprock 230-kV Transmission Line Danger Tree Management on Lost Canyon-Shiprock 230-kV Transmission Line Montezuma County, Colorado, and San Juan County, New Mexico A. Brief Description of Proposal: Westem Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to survey and inspect all areas along the Lost Canyon-Shiprock transmission line to conduct routine vegetation management inspection and danger tree removal on the transmission line. Trained crews will measure electrical clearance distances between the conductor and tree branches and cut down any trees that meet or exceed the allowable clearance distance. Any "danger" trees and vegetation that constitute an electrical hazard to the lines will be removed. Individual trees will be cut, lopped, and scattered within the existing right-of-way. Also proposed is routine maintenance to clear vegetation

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AI'ea Power Administration AI'ea Power Administration Estes Park to Mary's Lake West l1S-kV Transmission Line Structure Replacement Larimer County, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to replace two existing wood H-frame structures along the Estes Park to Mary's Lake West 115-kV transmission line. The structures are located on private land near the community of Mary's Lake in Larimer County, Colorado. l. StructUl'e No. 2/2 - Approximately 375-feet southwest of the intersection of Peak View Drive and Curry Lane, 105° 31' 28.312" W; 40° 21' 10.850" N (NAD83) 2. Structure No. 2/3 - Approximately 200-feet northwest of the intersection of Prospect Mountain Drive and Peak View Drive, 105° 31' 39.221" W; 40° 21' 8.972" N (NAD83)

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Lovell, Basin, and Buffalo Bill Substations, Control Building Rehabilitation P1·ojects Lovell, Basin, and Buffalo Bill Substations, Control Building Rehabilitation P1·ojects Big Horn and Park Counties, Wyoming A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) will conduct control building repairs and rehabilitation at its Lovell, Basin, and Buffalo Bill substations located in Big Horn and Park Counties, Wyoming. The repairs at each control building will vary. The proposed work at the Lovell control building consists of the following: replacing windows, installing a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, removing and filling in an existing floor drain, replacing damaged floor tiles, and installing a new threshold on the front entry door. Work at the Basin control building consists of replacing the air conditioning window unit, replacing the

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Curecanti-Crystal, 115-kV Transmission Line Curecanti-Crystal, 115-kV Transmission Line Montrose County, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to survey and inspect all areas along the Curecanti-Crystalll5-kV Transmission Line to conduct routine vegetation management inspection and danger tree removal on the transmission line. Trained crews will measure electrical clearance distances between the conductor and tree branches and cut down any trees that meet or exceed the allowable clearance distance. Any "danger" trees and vegetation that constitute an electrical hazard to the lines will be removed. Individual trees will be cut, lopped, and scattered within the existing right-of-way. Also proposed is routine maintenance to clear

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Curecanti- Curecanti- Lost Canyon 230-kV Transmission Line Private Lands Herbicide Treatment for Vegetation Management San Miguel, Dolores, and Montezuma Counties, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) would survey for and treat noxious weeds along its right-of-way (ROW) on the Curecanti to Lost Canyon (CCI-LCN) transmission lines from structure numbers 43/3 to 73/4 and 88/3 to 92/2. The proposed action would occur along Western's ROW on private lands only. The activity includes use of backpack, A TV- mounted sprayer or both, to treat individual and groups of noxious weeds and oak brush. The spraying Contractor shall be licensed in the State of Colorado and shall follow all applicable Federal, State and local laws, regulations and guidelines. No ground disturbance will occur. All travel will

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Alliance Substation Communication Building Installation Alliance Substation Communication Building Installation Box Butte County, Nebraska A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western), an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy, plans to install a new communications building at the Alliance Substation in Box Butte, County, Nebraska. Western and Tri-State Generation and Transmission will share space in the new control building. The new control building will be a prefabricated building. TriState's old control building will be removed after their equipment is transferred to the new building. Removing the old building and placing the new building within the substation will require a temporary road around the building for vehicles and equipment. The temporary road will be located on Western's

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Giant Track Communications Tower Removal, Larimer County, Colorado Giant Track Communications Tower Removal, Larimer County, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to remove a communications tower owned by the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) using Interagency Cooperation Agreement Number 87-LA0-239, Amendment l, Exhibit X, Appendix 34 (Agreement). The BOR requested Western's assistance of specialized personnel and equipment in order to dismantle the approximately 60-foot tall metal lattice communications tower from privately owned land and remove it to a BOR disposal yard in Loveland, Colorado. The tower is located within Western's right-of-way on the Granby Pumping Plant East Portal-Mary's Lake 69-kV transmission line at structure 3-7 on Giant Track Mountain at WGS84 Latitude 40 degrees, 20',

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Flaming Gorge to Vernal No. 1138-kV Transmission Line Structut·e Replacements Flaming Gorge to Vernal No. 1138-kV Transmission Line Structut·e Replacements Uintah County, Utah A. Brief Description of Pt·oposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to replace structure 36/5 along its Flaming Gorge to Vernal No. I 138-kV Transmission Line. The work will occur along the transmission line access road in Uintah County, Utah, Township 5 South, Range 22 East, Sectiot} 22 of the Salt Lake Principle Meridian. The structure is a wood pole H-frame design and is located along a well-defined access road approximately 200 meters south of the access road junction with the North Sunshine Ranch road. The work would be conducted within Western's existing right-of-way and easements on lands administered by the U.S. Department oflnterior

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Mouutain Region, Western Area Power Administration Mouutain Region, Western Area Power Administration Flaming Gorge - Vernal 138-kV Transmission Line Private Lands Herbicide Treatment for Vegetation Management Uintah, Utah A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to conduct vegetation management along the Flaming Gorge-Vernal #3 138-kV Transmission Line in Uintah County, Utah. A large number of Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) trees have been identified along line from stmcture number 29/10 to 39/3. The proposed action would occur along Western's right-of-way on private lands only. The activity includes cutting trees by hand and grinding and chipping on-site followed by stump treatment with herbicide to prevent re-sprouting. The cut and stump treatment method has been shown to be the most effective control for invasive Russian olive

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Road Maintenance and StructUI'e Replacement on the Road Maintenance and StructUI'e Replacement on the Artesia-Rangeley 138-kV Transmission Line Tap Uintah County, Utah, and Rio Blanco County, Colorado A. BriefDescl'iption of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to complete minor road maintenance and structure pole replacement on the Artesia-Rangely tap of the Hayden-Vernal transmission line. The road maintenance and dry wash culvert replacement will occur intermittently, as needed, along approximately 25 miles of existing access road between coordinates Longitude 108 degrees, 49', 18" West, Latitude 40 degrees, 4', 29" Notth; and Longitude 109 degrees, 7', 45.89" West, Latitude 40 degrees, 14', 57.09" North. Twelve existing structures 1/4, 5/8,5/9,6/3, 8/2, 12/2, 12/8, 14/5, 15/1, 16/2, 18/5, and 20/2 will be replaced along

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Stegall-Gering South Fiber Optic Installation Stegall-Gering South Fiber Optic Installation Scott's Bluff County, Nebraska A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western plans to install a fiber optic line on 15.4 miles of the Stegall-Gering South 115K v transmission line from the Stegall Substation to the Gering Substation. All work is on existing structures within the existing right of way and will require no road maintenance or reconstruction for access. Western will route the fiber optic line underground from pole 0/1 to the Stegall Substation a distance of approximately 35 feet. B. Number and Title of the Categorical Exclusion Being Applied: (See text in 10 eFR Part 1021, Subpart D.) B4.7 "Adding tiber optic cable to transmission structures or burying fiber optic cable in existing

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Danget· Tree Management on North Gunnison to Skito 115-kV Transmission Line Danget· Tree Management on North Gunnison to Skito 115-kV Transmission Line Gunnison County, Colorado A. Bl'ief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to survey and inspect all areas along the North Gunnison to Ski to transmission line from structure numbers 53/SA through 55/5 to conduct routine vegetation management inspection and danger tree removal on the transmission line. The transmission line is located immediately north and west of the city limits of Gunnison, Colorado. Trained crews will measure electrical clearance distances between the conductor and tree branches and cut down any trees that meet or exceed the allowable clearance distances. Any "danger" trees and vegetation that constitute an electrical hazard to the lines will be

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Beaver Creek- Beaver Creek- Big Sandy 115-kV Transmission Line Structure Replacements - Last Chance Fire Washington County, Colorado A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) replaced approximately 55 structures on an existing l 0 mile section of the 115-k V transmission line between Beaver Creek and Big Sandy Substations in Washington County, Colorado. The Last Chance fire which began on June 25, 2012, destroyed the existing structures beyond repair. Western crews responded to this emergency and rebuilt the downed powerlines to restore electrical service. The maintenance crews used existing access roads and no grading or construction of new access occurred. Ground disturbance was limited to that associated with utility trucks operating at the

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Danget· Tree Management on North Gunnison to Skito 115-kV Transmission Line Danget· Tree Management on North Gunnison to Skito 115-kV Transmission Line Gunnison County, Colorado A. Bl'ief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to survey and inspect all areas along the North Gunnison to Ski to transmission line from structure numbers 53/SA through 55/5 to conduct routine vegetation management inspection and danger tree removal on the transmission line. The transmission line is located immediately north and west of the city limits of Gunnison, Colorado. Trained crews will measure electrical clearance distances between the conductor and tree branches and cut down any trees that meet or exceed the allowable clearance distances. Any "danger" trees and vegetation that constitute an electrical hazard to the lines will be

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Casper Service Center Garage Door Insulation Casper Service Center Garage Door Insulation Natrona County, Wyoming A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) would replace the insulation in the garage door at the Casper Service Center (CSC), Natrona County, Wyoming. The vinyl-faced fiberglass insulation replacement would include all insulation batts damaged from roof leaks. The proposed work at CSC consists of the following: maintenance crews would remove the damaged insulation and replace and install new fiberglass insulation batts in the garage door. All work would be conducted within the existing service center yard and directly outside of the buildings. B. Number and Title of the Categorical Exclusion Being Applied: (See text in 10 CFR Part 1021, Subpart D.)

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KV1A Replacement KV1A Replacement Laramie County, Wyoming A. Brief Description of Proposal: Western Area Power Administration (Western) will replace transformer KV1A at the Archer Substation. The substation is located in township 14 North, ra