[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 114 (Wednesday, June 13, 2018)]
[Pages 27591-27592]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12699]



Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Identifying Priorities 
for Reducing Barriers to Deployment of Hydrogen Infrastructure

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of 
Energy (DOE).

ACTION: Request for information (RFI).


SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Request for 
Information (RFI) on Identifying Priorities for Reducing Barriers to 
Deployment of Hydrogen Infrastructure on EERE Exchange to gather 
information on priority areas for reducing barriers to deployment of 
hydrogen technologies, with a particular focus on hydrogen 

DATES: Responses to the RFI must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. 
(ET) on August 10, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are to submit comments electronically to 
[email protected]. Responses must be provided as 
attachments to an email. Include ``Deployment Barriers RFI'' as the 
subject of the email. It is recommended that attachments with file 
sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message 
delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) 
attachment to the email, and 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only 
electronic responses will be accepted. The complete RFI document is 
located at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be addressed to 
[email protected]. Further instruction can be found in the 
RFI document posted on EERE Exchange.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOE posted on its website an RFI to solicit 
feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government 
agencies, and other stakeholders on critical barriers to deployment of 
hydrogen infrastructure. The goal of the RFI is to identify these 
barriers and potential courses-of-action to address them to reduce 
deployment time and cost in implementing hydrogen technologies and to 
support the implementation of large-scale applications. Deployment of 

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station regulatory compliance costs and time for regulatory processing 
have been shown to be substantial. Courses-of-action may include areas 
such as: Identifying gaps in existing regulations, codes and standards; 
streamlining regulatory, permitting, and certification processes; 
reducing unneeded compliance actions; or consolidating regulatory 
requirements. The RFI [DE-FOA-0001948] is available at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/.

Confidential Business Information

    Because information received in response to this RFI may be used to 
structure future programs, funding and/or otherwise be made available 
to the public, respondents are strongly advised to not include any 
information in their responses that might be considered business 
sensitive, proprietary, or otherwise confidential. If, however, a 
respondent chooses to submit business sensitive, proprietary, or 
otherwise confidential information, it must be clearly and 
conspicuously marked as such in the response as detailed in the RFI 
[DE-FOA-0001948] at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 7, 2018.
Sunita Satyapal,
Director, Fuel Cell Technologies Office.
[FR Doc. 2018-12699 Filed 6-12-18; 8:45 am]