[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 28 (Wednesday, February 11, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 7550]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-02843]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 430

[Docket No. EERE-2011-BT-STD-0043]
RIN 1904-AC51


Energy Efficiency Program for Residential Products: Energy 
Conservation Standards for Miscellaneous Refrigeration Products

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

ACTION: Reopening of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a 
preliminary technical support document (TSD) that analyzes the 
potential economic impacts and energy savings that could result from 
potential energy conservation standards for miscellaneous refrigeration 
products. DOE published this analysis so stakeholders can review the 
relevant outputs and the underlining assumptions and calculations. 
After receiving a request for additional time to comment on the TSD, 
the comment period for the TSD pertaining to the energy conservation 
standards for miscellaneous refrigeration products is reopened until 
March 2, 2015.

DATES: The comment period for the TSD pertaining to energy conservation 
standards for miscellaneous refrigeration products is reopened until 
March 2, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket 
number EERE-2011-BT-STD-0043 and/or Regulation Identification Number 
(RIN) 1904-AC51, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: [email protected]. Include the 
docket number EERE-2011-BT-STD-0043 and/or RIN 1904-AC51 in the subject 
line of the message.
     Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue 
SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. If possible, please submit all items on 
a compact disc (CD), in which case it is not necessary to include 
printed copies. [Please note that comments and CDs sent by mail are 
often delayed and may be damaged by mail screening processes.]
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department 
of Energy, Building Technologies Program, 950 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Suite 
600, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone (202) 586-2945. If possible, 
please submit all items on CD, in which case it is not necessary to 
include printed copies.
    Docket: The docket is available for review at www.regulations.gov, 
including Federal Register notices, public meeting attendee lists and 
transcripts, comments, and other supporting documents/materials. All 
documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. 
However, not all documents listed in the index may be publicly 
available, such as information that is exempt from public disclosure. 
The rulemaking Web page can be found at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/rulemaking.aspx/ruleid/71. This Web page 
contains a link to the docket for this notice on the regulation.gov 
site. The www.regulations.gov Web page contains instructions on how to 
access all documents in the docket, including public comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Joseph Hagerman, U.S. Department 
of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE-5B, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Email: 
[email protected].
    In the Office of the General Counsel, contact Mr. Michael Kido, 
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC-33, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 
586-8145. Email: [email protected].
    For further information on how to submit a comment and review other 
public comments and the docket, contact Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 
586-2945 or by email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOE published a notice of public meeting and 
availability of the preliminary technical support document in the 
Federal Register to make available and invite comments on its 
preliminary analysis regarding energy conservation standards for 
miscellaneous refrigeration products. 79 FR 71705 (December 3, 2014) 
The notice provided for the written submission of comments by February 
2, 2015. Thereafter, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers 
(AHAM) requested an extension of the public comment period. AHAM stated 
that additional time is necessary to review the published analysis in 
order to prepare and submit comments. DOE has determined that reopening 
the comment period to allow additional time for interested parties to 
submit comments is appropriate based on the foregoing reason. DOE 
believes that re-opening the comment period will provide the public 
with sufficient time to submit comments responding to DOE's preliminary 
analysis. Accordingly, DOE will consider any comments received by 
midnight of March 2, 2015, and deems any comments received by that time 
to be timely submitted.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 3, 2015.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2015-02843 Filed 2-10-15; 8:45 am]
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