[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 139 (Wednesday, July 20, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 43218]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-17995]


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Proposed Rules
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 139 / Wednesday, July 20, 2011 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 431

[Docket No. EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031]
RIN 1904-AC54


Commercial and Industrial Pumps

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

ACTION: Reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On June 13, 2011, DOE published a request for information 
(RFI) in the Federal Register requesting information from interested 
parties regarding product markets, energy use, test procedures, and 
energy efficient product designs for commercial and industrial pumps. 
The comment period closed on July 13, 2011. This document announces an 
extension of the time period for submitting comments on the RFI for 
commercial and industrial pumps. The comment period is extended to 
September 16, 2011.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published June 13, 2011 
(76 FR 34192), is reopened. The Department of Energy (DOE) will accept 
comments, data, and information regarding the RFI for commercial and 
industrial pumps received no later than 5 p.m. on September 16, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Any comments submitted must identify the RFI for commercial 
and industrial pumps and provide docket number EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031 
and/or RIN number 1904-AC54. 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-2011-BT-STD-0031 and/or RIN 1904-AC54 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. Please note: DOE's Freedom of 
Information Reading Room (Room 1E-190 at the Forrestal Building) no 
longer houses rulemaking materials.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Charles Llenza, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building 
Technologies Program, EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, 
DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-2192. E-mail: 
[email protected]. In the Office of General Counsel, contact 
Ms. Elizabeth Kohl, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General 
Counsel, GC-71, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585. 
Telephone: (202) 586-7796. E-mail: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 13, 2011, DOE published a request 
for information (RFI) in the Federal Register (76 FR 34192) requesting 
information from interested parties regarding product markets, energy 
use, test procedures, and energy efficient product designs for 
commercial and industrial pumps as prescribed by Title III of the 
Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended (EPCA, 42 U.S.C. 
6291 et seq.). The RFI provided for the submission of comments by July 
13, 2011. The Hydraulic Institute, which represents the pump 
manufacturing industry in North America, requested an extension of time 
to provide comments, stating that it is not possible to gather the 
requisite information and provide quality comments to DOE by July 13. 
DOE has determined that an extension of the public comment period is 
appropriate based on the foregoing reasons and is hereby extending the 
comment period. DOE will consider any comments received by 5 p.m. on 
September 16, 2011 and deems any comments received between July 13, 
2011 and 5 p.m. on September 16, 2011 to be timely submitted.

Further Information on Submitting Comments

    Under 10 CFR Part 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 July 12, 2011.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Office of Technology 
Development, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
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