Federal Energy Management Program; Standard for Premium Energy Efficient Electric Motors for Federal Acquisition, 7749-7750 [06-1363]

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E6–2058 Filed 2–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Federal Energy Management Program; Standard for Premium Energy Efficient Electric Motors for Federal Acquisition Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy (DOE). AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:46 Feb 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) requires that in the case of electric motors of 1 to 500 horsepower, Federal agencies shall select only premium efficient motors that meet a standard designated by the Secretary of Energy (Secretary). DOE today designates the energy efficient motor specifications, developed under Executive Order 13123, as the temporary standard for premium efficient motors for purposes of Federal purchasing. Consistent with public comment requirements for ‘‘procurement policies’’ in 41 U.S.C. 418b, DOE invites public comment on the temporary standard. DOE intends to finalize a standard after considering any public comments that are submitted. The temporary specifications are consistent with standards recommended by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) and other energy efficiency groups. DATES: The effective date of this notice is February 14, 2006. Comments on this notice are due March 16, 2006. ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this standard to Joan Glickman, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, EE–2L, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121, (202) 586– 0371, e-mail: joan.glickman@ee.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joan Glickman, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), EE–2L, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121, (202) 586– 0371, e-mail: joan.glickman@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 104 of EPAct 2005 requires that Federal agencies procure only ENERGY STAR qualified products or FEMP-designated products unless the agency finds in writing that no qualifying product is lifecycle cost-effective or is reasonably available that meets the applicable functional requirements. Prior to enactment of EPAct 2005, similar provisions for energy-efficient Federal purchasing were established under Executive Order 13123. With respect to motors, in response to Executive Order 13123, FEMP worked with NEMA and CEE to establish efficiency criteria for low-voltage electric motors as a voluntary standard for Federal procurements. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7749 Part 3 of Title V of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8251 et seq.), as amended by section 104 of EPAct 2005, requires that in the case of electric motors of 1 to 500 horsepower, Federal agencies shall purchase only premium efficient motors that meet a standard designated by the Secretary no later than 120 days after the date of enactment; EPAct 2005 was enacted on August 8, 2005. After consultation with NEMA and representatives of energy efficiency organizations participating in the CEE Motors Committee, and subject to evaluation of public comments, DOE today designates as a temporary standard for premium energy efficient motors rated from 1 to 500 HP, the efficiency levels as set forth in Tables 1 and 2 attached to this notice. The efficiency levels in these tables are consistent with the NEMA PremiumTM and Premium Efficiency Motors efficiency criteria. They can also be found on the DOE FEMP procurement Web site at http://www.eere.energy.gov/ femp/technologies/eep_emotors.cfm, the NEMA Web site at http:// www.nema.org/gov/energy/efficiency/ premium/, and the CEE Web site at http://www.cee1.org/ind/motrs/motrsmain.php3. By using common specifications for premium energy efficient motors, NEMA, CEE, and DOE have helped focus market demand by Federal buyers and utility company customers on a single standard for energy efficiency, thus providing a clear market signal in support of energy efficiency to manufacturers, suppliers, specifiers, and installers of electric motors. FEMP will periodically review the DOE’s motor efficiency standard and revise it as necessary, in consultation with industry and energy efficiency organizations, to reflect technology advances and/or changing market conditions. DOE finds that the statutory deadline in section 104 is an urgent and compelling circumstance warranting designation of the standard set forth in this notice on a temporary basis pending receipt and evaluation of public comments. DOE intends to make a final designation after considering any relevant comments that DOE receives. Issued in Washington, DC, on February 3, 2006. Douglas L. Faulkner, Acting Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 7750 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 30 / Tuesday, February 14, 2006 / Notices TABLE 1.—NOMINAL EFFICIENCIES FOR ‘‘NEMA PREMIUMTM’’ INDUCTION MOTORS RATED 600 VOLTS OR LESS [Random wound] Open drip-proof Totally enclosed fan-cooled HP 6-pole 1 ............................................................................................................... 1.5 ............................................................................................................ 2 ............................................................................................................... 3 ............................................................................................................... 5 ............................................................................................................... 7.5 ............................................................................................................ 10 ............................................................................................................. 15 ............................................................................................................. 20 ............................................................................................................. 25 ............................................................................................................. 30 ............................................................................................................. 40 ............................................................................................................. 50 ............................................................................................................. 60 ............................................................................................................. 75 ............................................................................................................. 100 ........................................................................................................... 125 ........................................................................................................... 150 ........................................................................................................... 200 ........................................................................................................... 250 ........................................................................................................... 300 ........................................................................................................... 350 ........................................................................................................... 400 ........................................................................................................... 450 ........................................................................................................... 500 ........................................................................................................... 82.5 86.5 87.5 88.5 89.5 90.2 91.7 91.7 92.4 93.0 93.6 94.1 94.1 94.5 94.5 95.0 95.0 95.4 95.4 95.4 95.4 95.4 95.8 96.2 96.2 4-pole 85.5 86.5 86.5 89.5 89.5 91.0 91.7 93.0 93.0 93.6 94.1 94.1 94.5 95.0 95.0 95.4 95.4 95.8 95.8 95.8 95.8 95.8 95.8 96.2 96.2 2-pole 6-pole *77.0 84.0 85.5 85.5 85.5 88.5 89.5 90.2 91.0 91.7 91.7 92.4 93.0 93.6 93.6 93.6 94.1 94.1 95.0 95.0 95.4 95.4 95.8 95.8 95.8 82.5 87.5 88.5 89.5 89.5 91.0 91.0 91.7 91.7 93.0 93.0 94.1 94.1 94.5 94.5 95.0 95.0 95.0 95.8 95.8 95.8 95.8 95.8 95.8 95.8 4-pole 85.5 86.5 86.5 89.5 89.5 91.7 91.7 92.4 93.0 93.6 93.6 94.1 94.5 95.0 95.4 95.4 95.4 95.8 96.2 96.2 96.2 96.2 96.2 96.2 96.2 2-pole 77.0 84.0 85.5 86.5 88.5 89.5 90.2 91.0 91.0 91.7 91.7 92.4 93.0 93.6 93.6 94.1 95.0 95.0 95.4 95.8 95.8 95.8 95.8 95.8 95.8 TABLE 2.—NOMINAL EFFICIENCIES FOR ‘‘NEMA PREMIUMTM’’ INDUCTION MOTORS RATED 5 KV OR LESS [Form wound] Open drip-proof Totally enclosed fan-cooled HP 250 300 350 400 450 500 6-pole ........................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................... 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 30 (Tuesday, February 14, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7749-7750]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-1363]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Federal Energy Management Program; Standard for Premium Energy 
Efficient Electric Motors for Federal Acquisition

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) requires that in 
the case of electric motors of 1 to 500 horsepower, Federal agencies 
shall select only premium efficient motors that meet a standard 
designated by the Secretary of Energy (Secretary). DOE today designates 
the energy efficient motor specifications, developed under Executive 
Order 13123, as the temporary standard for premium efficient motors for 
purposes of Federal purchasing. Consistent with public comment 
requirements for ``procurement policies'' in 41 U.S.C. 418b, DOE 
invites public comment on the temporary standard. DOE intends to 
finalize a standard after considering any public comments that are 
submitted. The temporary specifications are consistent with standards 
recommended by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association 
(NEMA), the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) and other energy 
efficiency groups.

DATES: The effective date of this notice is February 14, 2006. Comments 
on this notice are due March 16, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this standard to Joan 
Glickman, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy, EE-2L, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 
20585-0121, (202) 586-0371, e-mail: joan.glickman@ee.doe.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joan Glickman, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Federal 
Energy Management Program (FEMP), EE-2L, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20585-0121, (202) 586-0371, e-mail: 
joan.glickman@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 104 of EPAct 2005 requires that 
Federal agencies procure only ENERGY STAR qualified products or FEMP-
designated products unless the agency finds in writing that no 
qualifying product is lifecycle cost-effective or is reasonably 
available that meets the applicable functional requirements. Prior to 
enactment of EPAct 2005, similar provisions for energy-efficient 
Federal purchasing were established under Executive Order 13123. With 
respect to motors, in response to Executive Order 13123, FEMP worked 
with NEMA and CEE to establish efficiency criteria for low-voltage 
electric motors as a voluntary standard for Federal procurements.
    Part 3 of Title V of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act 
(42 U.S.C. 8251 et seq.), as amended by section 104 of EPAct 2005, 
requires that in the case of electric motors of 1 to 500 horsepower, 
Federal agencies shall purchase only premium efficient motors that meet 
a standard designated by the Secretary no later than 120 days after the 
date of enactment; EPAct 2005 was enacted on August 8, 2005.
    After consultation with NEMA and representatives of energy 
efficiency organizations participating in the CEE Motors Committee, and 
subject to evaluation of public comments, DOE today designates as a 
temporary standard for premium energy efficient motors rated from 1 to 
500 HP, the efficiency levels as set forth in Tables 1 and 2 attached 
to this notice. The efficiency levels in these tables are consistent 
with the NEMA PremiumTM and Premium Efficiency Motors 
efficiency criteria. They can also be found on the DOE FEMP procurement 
Web site at http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/technologies/eep_
emotors.cfm, the NEMA Web site at http://www.nema.org/gov/energy/
efficiency/premium/, and the CEE Web site at http://www.cee1.org/ind/
motrs/motrs-main.php3.
    By using common specifications for premium energy efficient motors, 
NEMA, CEE, and DOE have helped focus market demand by Federal buyers 
and utility company customers on a single standard for energy 
efficiency, thus providing a clear market signal in support of energy 
efficiency to manufacturers, suppliers, specifiers, and installers of 
electric motors.
    FEMP will periodically review the DOE's motor efficiency standard 
and revise it as necessary, in consultation with industry and energy 
efficiency organizations, to reflect technology advances and/or 
changing market conditions.
    DOE finds that the statutory deadline in section 104 is an urgent 
and compelling circumstance warranting designation of the standard set 
forth in this notice on a temporary basis pending receipt and 
evaluation of public comments. DOE intends to make a final designation 
after considering any relevant comments that DOE receives.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 3, 2006.
Douglas L. Faulkner,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

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        Table 1.--Nominal Efficiencies for ``NEMA Premium\TM\'' Induction Motors Rated 600 Volts or Less
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                                Open drip-proof                                    Totally enclosed fan-cooled
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                      HP                          6-pole     4-pole     2-pole     6-pole     4-pole     2-pole
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1.............................................       82.5       85.5      *77.0       82.5       85.5       77.0
1.5...........................................       86.5       86.5       84.0       87.5       86.5       84.0
2.............................................       87.5       86.5       85.5       88.5       86.5       85.5
3.............................................       88.5       89.5       85.5       89.5       89.5       86.5
5.............................................       89.5       89.5       85.5       89.5       89.5       88.5
7.5...........................................       90.2       91.0       88.5       91.0       91.7       89.5
10............................................       91.7       91.7       89.5       91.0       91.7       90.2
15............................................       91.7       93.0       90.2       91.7       92.4       91.0
20............................................       92.4       93.0       91.0       91.7       93.0       91.0
25............................................       93.0       93.6       91.7       93.0       93.6       91.7
30............................................       93.6       94.1       91.7       93.0       93.6       91.7
40............................................       94.1       94.1       92.4       94.1       94.1       92.4
50............................................       94.1       94.5       93.0       94.1       94.5       93.0
60............................................       94.5       95.0       93.6       94.5       95.0       93.6
75............................................       94.5       95.0       93.6       94.5       95.4       93.6
100...........................................       95.0       95.4       93.6       95.0       95.4       94.1
125...........................................       95.0       95.4       94.1       95.0       95.4       95.0
150...........................................       95.4       95.8       94.1       95.0       95.8       95.0
200...........................................       95.4       95.8       95.0       95.8       96.2       95.4
250...........................................       95.4       95.8       95.0       95.8       96.2       95.8
300...........................................       95.4       95.8       95.4       95.8       96.2       95.8
350...........................................       95.4       95.8       95.4       95.8       96.2       95.8
400...........................................       95.8       95.8       95.8       95.8       96.2       95.8
450...........................................       96.2       96.2       95.8       95.8       96.2       95.8
500...........................................       96.2       96.2       95.8       95.8       96.2       95.8
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           Table 2.--Nominal Efficiencies For ``NEMA Premium\TM\'' Induction Motors Rated 5 kV or Less
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                                Open drip-proof                                    Totally enclosed fan-cooled
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                      HP                          6-pole     4-pole     2-pole     6-pole     4-pole     2-pole
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250...........................................       95.0       95.0       94.5       95.0       95.0       95.0
300...........................................       95.0       95.0       94.5       95.0       95.0       95.0
350...........................................       95.0       95.0       94.5       95.0       95.0       95.0
400...........................................       95.0       95.0       94.5       95.0       95.0       95.0
450...........................................       95.0       95.0       94.5       95.0       95.0       95.0
500...........................................       95.0       95.0       94.5       95.0       95.0       95.0
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