[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 70 (Monday, April 13, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 19569-19570]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08154]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 430

[Docket Number EERE-2014-BT-STD-0036]
RIN 1904-AD35


Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Energy 
Conservation Standards for Hearth Products

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

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ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of public comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NOPR) and TSD (technical support document) that 
analyzes the potential economic impacts and energy savings that could 
result from potential energy conservation standards for hearth 
products. DOE published this NOPR and analysis so stakeholders can 
review the relevant outputs and the underlying assumptions and 
calculations. After receiving a request for additional time to comment, 
DOE has decided to extend the comment period for the NOPR pertaining to 
the energy conservation standards for hearth products until May 11, 
2015.

DATES: The comment period on the NOPR and TSD pertaining to the energy 
conservation standards for hearth products published in the Federal 
Register on February 9, 2015 (80 FR 7082) is extended, and comments 
must be postmarked by no later than May 11, 2015.

ADDRESSES: 
    Instructions: Any comments submitted must identify the NOPR for 
Energy Conservation Standards for Hearth Products, and provide docket 
number EERE-2014-BT-STD-0036 and/or regulatory information number (RIN) 
number 1904-AD35. Comments may be submitted using any of the following 
methods:
    1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    2. Email: [email protected]. Include the 
docket number and/or RIN in the subject line of the message. Submit 
electronic comments in Word Perfect, Microsoft Word, PDF, or ASCII file 
format, and avoid the use of special characters or any form on 
encryption.
    3. Postal Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Building Technologies Office, 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.
    4. Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Building Technologies Office, 950 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Suite 
600, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 586-2945. If possible, 
please submit all items on a CD, in which case it is not necessary to 
include printed copies.
    No telefacsimilies (faxes) will be accepted. For detailed 
instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the 
rulemaking process, see the Public Participation section of the 
February 9, 2015 NOPR.
    Docket: The docket, which will include all relevant Federal 
Register notices, public meeting attendee lists and transcripts, 
comments, and other supporting documents/materials, is available for 
review at www.regulations.gov. All documents in the docket are listed 
in the www.regulations.gov index. However, some documents listed in the 
index may not be publically available, such as those containing 
information that is exempt from public disclosure.
    A link to the docket Web page can be found at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/rulemaking.aspx?ruleid=84. This Web page contains a link to the docket 
for this notice on the www.regulations.gov site. The 
www.regulations.gov Web page contains simple instructions on how to 
access all documents, including public comments, in the docket. See 
section VII, ``Public Participation,'' of the NOPR for further 
information on how to submit comments through www.regulations.gov.
    For further information on how to submit a comment, review other 
public comments and the docket, or participate in the public meeting, 
contact Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586-2945 or by email: 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    Mr. John Cymbalsky, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, EE-5B, 
1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: 
(202) 287-1692. Email: [email protected].
    Mr. Eric Stas, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General 
Counsel, GC-33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-
0121. Telephone: (202) 586-9507. Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOE published a NOPR in the Federal Register 
to make available and invite public comments on its analysis regarding 
potential energy conservation standards for hearth products. 80 FR 7082 
(Feb. 9, 2015). The document set a deadline for the submission of 
written comments by April 10, 2015. RH Peterson Co. requested an 
extension of the public comment period, stating that additional time is 
necessary to review the published analysis in order to prepare and 
submit comments. 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 that extending 
the comment period by 30 days will provide the public with sufficient 
time to submit comments responding to DOE's analysis. Accordingly, DOE 
will consider any comments postmarked by May 11, 2015, and deems any 
comments received by that date to be timely submitted.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 1, 2015.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
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