[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 35 (Monday, February 23, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 9399-9400]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03599]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 430

[Docket No. EERE-2014-BT-STD-0021]
RIN 1904-AD24


Energy Efficiency Program for Residential Products: Energy 
Conservation Standards for Residential Dishwashers

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 notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NOPR) which is proposing energy conservation 
standards for residential dishwashers. The comment period for the NOPR 
pertaining to the energy conservation standards for residential 
dishwasher products ended February 17, 2015. DOE is reopening the 
comment period for comments related to the analysis that estimates the 
potential economic impacts and energy savings that could result from an 
energy conservation standard for residential dishwashers. Comments will 
be accepted until March 25, 2015.

DATES: The reopened comment period ends March 25, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket 
number EERE-2014-BT-STD-0021 and/or Regulation Identification Number 
(RIN) 1904-AD24, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: [email protected] . Include 
EERE-2014-BT-STD-0021 and/or RIN 1904-AD24 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/product.aspx/productid/67. 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. Bryan Berringer, 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) 586-0371. Email: [email protected]
    Ms. Johanna Hariharan, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the 
General Counsel, GC-33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 287-6307. 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].

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 19, 2014, DOE published in the 
Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to update the 
energy conservation standards for residential dishwashers. 79 FR 76142 
. In the NOPR, DOE invited written submission of public comments, to be 
received by February 17, 2015. On an email dated January 16, 2015, the 
Association for Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) requested an 
extension of the public comment period by 60 days. AHAM stated in its 
request that AHAM required additional time to review the published 
analysis in order to prepare and submit comments accordingly. DOE has 
determined that extending the comment period to allow additional time 
for interested parties to submit comments is appropriate based on the 
foregoing reason. DOE believes an additional 30-days, providing a total 
comment period of 90 days, allows sufficient time for submitting inputs 
regarding DOE's analysis. Accordingly, DOE will consider any comments 
received by midnight of March 25, 2015, and deems any comments received 
by that time to be timely submitted.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 12, 2015.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2015-03599 Filed 2-20-15; 8:45 am]
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