[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 117 (Friday, June 18, 2010)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 34656-34657]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-14755]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 430

[Docket No. EERE-2010-BT-STD-0005]
RIN 1904-AC15


Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Energy 
Conservation Standards for Certain Small Diameter, Elliptical 
Reflector, and Bulged Reflector Incandescent Reflector Lamps

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of 
Energy.

ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On May 3, 2010 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a 
document in the Federal Register initiating a rulemaking to evaluate 
energy conservation standards for certain small diameter, elliptical 
reflector (ER), and bulged reflector (BR) incandescent reflector lamps. 
In that document, DOE announced the availability of a framework 
document and the date of a public meeting. This document announces an 
extension of the public comment period for submitting comments on the 
framework document or any other aspect of the rulemaking for certain 
small diameter, ER, and BR incandescent reflector lamps. The comment 
period is extended to July 9, 2010.

DATES: DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding the 
framework document received no later than July 9, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Any comments submitted must identify the framework document 
for energy conservation standards for certain small diameter, ER, and 
BR incandescent reflector lamps, and provide docket number EERE-2010-
BT-STD-0005 and/or RIN number 1904-AC15. Comments may be submitted 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: [email protected]. Include docket 
number EERE-2010-BT-STD-0005 and/or RIN: 1904-AC15 in the subject line 
of the message. Submit electronic comments in WordPerfect, Microsoft 
Word, PDF, or ASCII file format and avoid the use of special characters 
or any form of encryption.
     Postal Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE-2J, 1000 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 
586-2945. Please submit one signed original paper copy.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department 
of Energy, Building Technologies Program, 950 L'Enfant Plaza, SW., 6th 
Floor, Washington, DC 20024. Please submit one signed original paper 
copy.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, visit the U.S. Department of Energy, Resource Room 
of the Building Technologies Program, 950 L'Enfant Plaza, SW., 6th 
Floor, Washington, DC, 20024, (202) 586-2945, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Please call Ms. Brenda 
Edwards at the above telephone number for additional information 
regarding visiting the Resource Room.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Anthoney Perkins, U.S. Department 
of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building 
Technologies, EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 
20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 287-1846. E-mail: 
[email protected].
    Mr. Eric Stas, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General 
Counsel, GC-71, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-
0121. Telephone: (202) 586-9507. E-mail: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 3, 2010, DOE published a document in 
the Federal Register announcing a public meeting and the availability 
of a framework document as a first step in the rulemaking process to 
consider energy conservation standards for certain ER, BR, and small 
diameter incandescent reflector lamps. 75 FR 23191. The document 
provided for the submission of written comments by June 17, 2010 and 
oral comments were also accepted at a public meeting held on May 26, 
2010. Stakeholders have requested an extension of the comment

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period to allow additional time for the preparation of their comments. 
DOE has determined that a brief extension of the public comment period 
is appropriate to allow stakeholders additional time to submit comments 
to DOE for consideration as the proposed rule is developed. DOE will 
consider any comments received by July 9, 2010 and deems any comments 
received between publication of the Federal Register notice and July 9, 
2010 to be timely submitted.

Further Information on Submitting Comments

    Under 10 CFR 1004.11, any person submitting information that he or 
she believes to be confidential and exempt by law from public 
disclosure should submit two copies: one copy of the document including 
all the information believed to be confidential, and one copy of the 
document with the information believed to be confidential deleted. DOE 
will make its own determination about the confidential status of the 
information and treat it according to its determination.
    Factors of interest to DOE when evaluating requests to treat 
submitted information as confidential include (1) a description of the 
items, (2) whether and why such items are customarily treated as 
confidential within the industry, (3) whether the information is 
generally known by or available from other sources, (4) whether the 
information has previously been made available to others without 
obligation concerning its confidentiality, (5) an explanation of the 
competitive injury to the submitting person which would result from 
public disclosure, (6) when such information might lose its 
confidential character due to the passage of time, and (7) why 
disclosure of the information would be contrary to the public interest.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 11, 2010.
Cathy Zoi,
Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2010-14755 Filed 6-17-10; 8:45 am]
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