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NEPA Categorical Exclusion Determinations

Categorical exclusions are classes of departmental actions that the Department of Energy has, by regulation, determined do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the environment and for which, therefore, neither an environmental impact statement nor an environmental assessment is required. In accordance with DOE’s policy to further transparency and openness in DOE’s implementation of NEPA, Southwestern will, effective November 2, 2009, post classes of departmental actions which Southwestern’s NEPA Compliance Officer has determined are classified as categorical exclusions pursuant to the parameters set forth in Appendix B of DOE’s NEPA regulations (10 C.F.R. Part 1021).

Categorical Exclusion Determinations


Allen Radio Tower Construction Project (Part B1.10)
Witts Springs Radio Station Erosion Control Project (Part B1.3k)
Doniphan Substation Backup Station Service Project (Part B4.6)
Doniphan Substation Grounding and Drainage Project (Part B4.6)


Electrical Transmission Line Reconductoring Project (Part B2.5) Transmission Line 3005, Structure 290 Replacement (Part B4.6)
Transmission Line 3016 Access Road Acquisition Project (Part B1.24)
Short Mountain Access Road Easement Acquisition (Part B1.24)
Moodys Radio Tower Land Acquisition (Part B1.24)
Idalia Substation Grounding and Drainage Improvements (Part B4.6)
AHTD Highway 167 Widening and Structure Relocation (Part B4.9)
AECI Interconnection (Part B4.11)
Electrical Transmission Line Pole Structure Relocation and Addition Project (Part B2.5)


Relay and Switchboard Panel Replacements (Part B4.6)
Hydroelectric Power Rate Increase for the Robert Willis Hydropower Project (Part B4.3)
Line 3010 Structure Movement Project (Part B2.5)
Line Relocation Project for Farrell Cooper Mining Company (Part B4.13)


Erosion Control Project in Muskogee County, Oklahoma (Part B1.33)
AECI Springfield, MO Substation Upgrade Project (Part B4.6)
Electric Power Marketing Rate Changes (Part B4.3)
Idalia to Asherville Transmission Line Reconductoring Project (Part B4.6)
Gore Substation Safety Lighting (Part B2.3)
Jonesboro Maintenance Facility Additions (Part B1.15)
Grandview, AR Interconnection (Part B4.12)
Easement Acquisition, Carroll County, Arkansas (Part B1.24)
Spectrum Relocation Communication Tower Projects (Part B1.19)


Aerial Saw Fall 2010 (Part B1.3)
Aerial Saw Winter 2011 (Part B1.3)
Bennington Communication Tower Site (Part B1.19)
Emergency Levee, Bank, and Drainage Repairs (Part B2.5)
Fire Ant Treatments (Part B1.3)
Mining Equipment Transmission Line Crossing (Part B4.9)
Springfield Maintenance Garage (Part B1.15)
Switchboard and Protective Relaying Control Replacements (Part B4.6)


Access Road Re-clear (Part B4.6)
Aerial Saw Fall 2009 (Part B1.3)
Equipment Upgrades to Bull Shoals Dam Substation (Part B4.6)


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