Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H)

The Office of Science (SC) has a NEPA Compliance Officer on staff to coordinate all NEPA compliance and support matters at its laboratories. Responsibilities include managing the review and approval of NEPA documentation of SC Headquarter programs, and working with Department of Energy (DOE) Science programs and other DOE Headquarters Program Offices conducting research at SC facilities. SC takes a proactive approach in meeting the environmental and decision-making goals of NEPA and associated Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations by developing and implementing:

  • Policy and management expectations
  • NEPA guidance and procedures
  • NEPA Quality Awards program to recognize achievements

Visit EPA's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance siteExternal link

Visit DOE's Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance site

Visit SC's Categorical Exclusions and NEPA Documents page

FSO is involved in numerous environment, safety, health and security-focused activities annually. These include comprehensive assessments, tripartite assessments, and participation in internal Fermilab Quality Assurance audits. FSO conducts over 100 walkthroughs of Fermilab facilities annually. FSO also performs regular weekly inspections of the major construction activities occurring on-site.

FSO conducts performance assessments in the areas of Industrial Hygiene (which included Chronic Beryllium Prevention Program), Radiation Safety, Hoisting and Rigging, Quality Assurance, and the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Program. These reviews ensure that Programs operate effectively and no significant program gaps exist.


Fermi Site Office Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determinations

Categorical Exclusion Determination Documents (CX Determinations): *

Determination Date Name of Action: Description Categorical Exclusion NumberExternal link
07/09/2010 A1 to CDF Paving Project will include paving Road D from the A1 Road intersection to the Collider Detector Facility. The roadside drainage will be regraded and new storm sewers and swales installed. The project will include the reconfiguration of the A1 Road/Road D intersection to include bike trails..pdf file (2.5MB) B1.3
07/01/2010 The Illinois Accelerator Research Center (IARC) will be a 40,000 square foot building and paved areas constructed adjacent to and north and west of the existing Fermilab Collider Detector Facility Building..pdf file (1.2MB) B1.15
06/23/2010 Industrial Area Site Upgrade will replace utilities currently under the Collider Detector Facility parking lot in a new alignment adjacent to Road D and construct a new parking lot between the Central Helium Liquefier facility and Industrial Building 1..pdf file (1.3MB) B1.15
05/27/2010 MINERvA Test Beam Detector Calibration Experiment will install a smaller version of the full scale MINERvA detector and expose it to a test beam. The experiment will calibrate the detector scintillator response to protons, pions, and electrons: measure detector resolution; and estimate the bias on the calorimetric energy reconstruction for the protons, pions, and electrons..pdf file (1.0MB) B3.6
05/19/2010 Drell-Yan SeaQuest Project will build & operate a new spectrometer (detector) in the New Muon 4 (NM4) Hall to measure quart & antiquark structure of the nucleon. The experiment will utilize unused NM4 space & existing shielding, magnetics, & gas chambers..pdf file (997KB) B3.6
04/01/2010 Installation of 50 cassettes into Digital Hadron Calorimeter located at Meson Test Beam area. The cassettes contain Resistive Plate Chamgers with a gas mixture used to detect subatomic particles..pdf file (1012KB) B3.6
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