Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Representative Average Unit Costs of Energy, 12209-12210 [05-4768]

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AGENCY: SUMMARY: In this notice, the Department of Energy (DOE or Department) is forecasting the representative average unit costs of five residential energy sources for the year 2005 pursuant to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. The five sources are electricity, natural gas, No. 2 heating oil, propane, and kerosene. DATES: Effective Date: The representative average unit costs of energy contained in this notice will become effective April 11, 2005 and will remain in effect until further notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samuel Johnson, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Forrestal Building, Mail Station EE–2J, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585– 0121, (202) 586–0854, sam.johnson@ee.doe.gov. Francine Pinto, Esq., U.S. Department of Energy, Office of General Counsel, Forrestal Building, Mail Station GC–72, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0103, (202) 586– 7432, Francine.pinto@hq.doe.gov. Thomas DePriest, Esq., U.S. Department of Energy, Office of General Counsel, Forrestal Building, Mail Station GC–72, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585– 0103, (202) 586–2946, thomas.depriest@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 323 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (Act) (42 U.S.C. 6291– 6309) requires that DOE prescribe test procedures for the determination of the estimated annual operating costs or other measures of energy consumption for certain consumer products specified in the Act. (42 U.S.C. 6293) These test procedures are found in Title 10 of the PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12209 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 430, subpart B. Section 323(b) of the Act requires that the estimated annual operating costs of a covered product be calculated from measurements of energy use in a representative average use cycle or period of use and from representative average unit costs of the energy needed to operate such product during such cycle. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)) The section further requires that DOE provide information to manufacturers regarding the representative average unit costs of energy. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(4)) This cost information should be used by manufacturers to meet their obligations under section 323(c) of the Act. Most notably, these costs are used to comply with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requirements for labeling. Manufacturers are required to use the revised DOE representative average unit costs when the FTC publishes new ranges of comparability for specific covered products, 16 CFR part 305. Interested parties can also find information covering the FTC labeling requirements at http://www.ftc.gov/ appliances. The Department last published representative average unit costs of residential energy for use in the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles on January 27, 2004 (69 FR 3907). Effective April 11, 2005, the cost figures published on January 27, 2004, will be superseded by the cost figures set forth in this notice. The Department’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) has developed the 2004 representative average unit aftertax costs found in this notice. The representative average unit after-tax costs for electricity, natural gas, No. 2 heating oil, and propane are based on simulations used to produce the October 2004, EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook, and reflect the mid-price scenario. The representative average unit after-tax costs for kerosene are derived from their prices relative to that of heating oil, based on 1999–2003 averages for these two fuels. The source for these price data is the October 2004, Monthly Energy Review DOE/EIA–0035(2004/10). The Short-Term Energy Outlook and the Monthly Energy Review are available at the National Energy Information Center, Forrestal Building, Room 1F–048, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586–8800. These publications can also be found on the EIA website at http:// www.eia.doe.gov. The 2005 representative average unit costs under section 323(b)(4) of the Act are set forth in Table 1, and will become E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 12210 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 47 / Friday, March 11, 2005 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2005. David K. Garman, Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. effective April 11, 2005. They will remain in effect until further notice. TABLE 1.—REPRESENTATIVE AVERAGE UNIT COSTS OF ENERGY FOR FIVE RESIDENTIAL ENERGY SOURCES (2005) Per million Btu 1 Type of energy Electricity ................................................................... Natural Gas ............................................................... No. 2 Heating Oil ...................................................... Propane ..................................................................... Kerosene ................................................................... $26.55 10.92 12.68 16.94 16.32 In commonly used terms 9.06¢/kWh 2 3 ............................................................. $1.092/therm 4 or $11.23/MCF 5 6 ............................. $1.76/gallon 7 ............................................................ $1.55/gallon 8 ............................................................ $2.20/gallon 9 ............................................................ As required by test procedure $.0906/kWh. .00001092/Btu. .00001268/Btu. .00001694/Btu. .00001632/Btu. 1 Btu stands for British thermal units. stands for kilowatt hour. 3 1 kWh = 3,412 Btu. 4 1 therm = 100,000 Btu. Natural gas prices include taxes. 5 MCF stands for 1,000 cubic feet. 6 For the purposes of this table, one cubic foot of natural gas has an energy equivalence of 1,028 Btu. 7 For the purposes of this table, one gallon of No. 2 heating oil has an energy equivalence of 138,690 Btu. 8 For the purposes of this table, one gallon of liquid propane has an energy equivalence of 91,333 Btu. 9 For the purposes of this table, one gallon of kerosene has an energy equivalence of 135,000 Btu. 2 kWh [FR Doc. 05–4768 Filed 3–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–6661–4] Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Availability of EPA comments prepared pursuant to the Environmental Review Process (ERP), under Section 309 of the Clean Air Act and Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act as amended. Requests for copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at (202) 564–7167. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 47 (Friday, March 11, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Representative 
Average Unit Costs of Energy

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, the Department of Energy (DOE or Department) 
is forecasting the representative average unit costs of five 
residential energy sources for the year 2005 pursuant to the Energy 
Policy and Conservation Act. The five sources are electricity, natural 
gas, No. 2 heating oil, propane, and kerosene.

DATES: Effective Date: The representative average unit costs of energy 
contained in this notice will become effective April 11, 2005 and will 
remain in effect until further notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
    Samuel Johnson, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Forrestal Building, Mail Station EE-
2J, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121, (202) 
586-0854, sam.johnson@ee.doe.gov.
    Francine Pinto, Esq., U.S. Department of Energy, Office of General 
Counsel, Forrestal Building, Mail Station GC-72, 1000 Independence 
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0103, (202) 586-7432, 
Francine.pinto@hq.doe.gov.
    Thomas DePriest, Esq., U.S. Department of Energy, Office of General 
Counsel, Forrestal Building, Mail Station GC-72, 1000 Independence 
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0103, (202) 586-2946, 
thomas.depriest@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 323 of the Energy Policy and 
Conservation Act (Act) (42 U.S.C. 6291-6309) requires that DOE 
prescribe test procedures for the determination of the estimated annual 
operating costs or other measures of energy consumption for certain 
consumer products specified in the Act. (42 U.S.C. 6293) These test 
procedures are found in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR) part 430, subpart B.
    Section 323(b) of the Act requires that the estimated annual 
operating costs of a covered product be calculated from measurements of 
energy use in a representative average use cycle or period of use and 
from representative average unit costs of the energy needed to operate 
such product during such cycle. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)) The section further 
requires that DOE provide information to manufacturers regarding the 
representative average unit costs of energy. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(4)) 
This cost information should be used by manufacturers to meet their 
obligations under section 323(c) of the Act. Most notably, these costs 
are used to comply with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requirements for 
labeling. Manufacturers are required to use the revised DOE 
representative average unit costs when the FTC publishes new ranges of 
comparability for specific covered products, 16 CFR part 305. 
Interested parties can also find information covering the FTC labeling 
requirements at http://www.ftc.gov/appliances.
    The Department last published representative average unit costs of 
residential energy for use in the Energy Conservation Program for 
Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles on January 27, 2004 (69 FR 
3907). Effective April 11, 2005, the cost figures published on January 
27, 2004, will be superseded by the cost figures set forth in this 
notice.
    The Department's Energy Information Administration (EIA) has 
developed the 2004 representative average unit after-tax costs found in 
this notice. The representative average unit after-tax costs for 
electricity, natural gas, No. 2 heating oil, and propane are based on 
simulations used to produce the October 2004, EIA Short-Term Energy 
Outlook, and reflect the mid-price scenario. The representative average 
unit after-tax costs for kerosene are derived from their prices 
relative to that of heating oil, based on 1999-2003 averages for these 
two fuels. The source for these price data is the October 2004, Monthly 
Energy Review DOE/EIA-0035(2004/10). The Short-Term Energy Outlook and 
the Monthly Energy Review are available at the National Energy 
Information Center, Forrestal Building, Room 1F-048, 1000 Independence 
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-8800. These publications 
can also be found on the EIA website at http://www.eia.doe.gov.
    The 2005 representative average unit costs under section 323(b)(4) 
of the Act are set forth in Table 1, and will become

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effective April 11, 2005. They will remain in effect until further 
notice.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2005.
David K. Garman,
Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

        Table 1.--Representative Average Unit Costs of Energy for Five Residential Energy Sources (2005)
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                                       Per million Btu                                   As required by test
           Type of energy                    \1\           In commonly used terms             procedure
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Electricity.........................            $26.55  9.06[cent]/kWh 2 3.........  $.0906/kWh.
Natural Gas.........................             10.92  $1.092/therm \4\ or $11.23/  .00001092/Btu.
                                                         MCF 5 6.
No. 2 Heating Oil...................             12.68  $1.76/gallon \7\...........  .00001268/Btu.
Propane.............................             16.94  $1.55/gallon \8\...........  .00001694/Btu.
Kerosene............................             16.32  $2.20/gallon \9\...........  .00001632/Btu.
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\1\ Btu stands for British thermal units.
\2\ kWh stands for kilowatt hour.
\3\ 1 kWh = 3,412 Btu.
\4\ 1 therm = 100,000 Btu. Natural gas prices include taxes.
\5\ MCF stands for 1,000 cubic feet.
\6\ For the purposes of this table, one cubic foot of natural gas has an energy equivalence of 1,028 Btu.
\7\ For the purposes of this table, one gallon of No. 2 heating oil has an energy equivalence of 138,690 Btu.
\8\ For the purposes of this table, one gallon of liquid propane has an energy equivalence of 91,333 Btu.
\9\ For the purposes of this table, one gallon of kerosene has an energy equivalence of 135,000 Btu.

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