Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Representative Average Unit Costs of Energy, 9806-9807 [E6-2741]

Download as PDF 9806 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 38 / Monday, February 27, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Representative Average Unit Costs of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice. 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 2006 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 March 29, 2006 and will remain in effect until further notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Berringer, 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) 586–0371, bryan.berringer@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 March 11, 2005. (70 FR 12209) Effective March 29, 2006, the cost figures published on March 11, 2005, will be superseded by the cost figures set forth in this notice. The Department’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) has developed the 2006 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 January, 2006, 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 2000–2004 averages for these two fuels. The source for these price data is the December 2005, Monthly Energy Review DOE/EIA– 0035(2005/12). 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 Web site at http://www.eia.doe.gov. The 2006 representative average unit costs under section 323(b)(4) of the Act are set forth in Table 1, and will become effective March 29, 2006. They will remain in effect until further notice. Issued in Washington, DC, on February 17, 2006. Douglas L. Faulkner, Acting Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. TABLE 1.—REPRESENTATIVE AVERAGE UNIT COSTS OF ENERGY FOR FIVE RESIDENTIAL ENERGY SOURCES [2006] Type of energy Electricity .................................. Natural Gas .............................. No. 2 Heating Oil ..................... Propane .................................... Kerosene .................................. Per million Btu 1 $28.75 14.15 16.37 21.35 20.30 As required by test procedure (in dollars) In commonly used terms 9.81¢/kWh 2,3 .............................................................................. $1.415/therm 4 or $14.57/MCF 5,6 .............................................. $2.27/gallon 7 .............................................................................. $1.95/gallon 8 .............................................................................. $2.74/gallon 9 .............................................................................. 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 1,031 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. hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 2 kWh VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:15 Feb 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 .0981/kWh. .00001415/Btu .00001637/Btu. .00002135/Btu. .00002030/Btu. Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 38 / Monday, February 27, 2006 / Notices Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on March 6, 2006. [FR Doc. E6–2741 Filed 2–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–2707 Filed 2–24–06; 8:45 am] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission BILLING CODE 6717–01–P [Docket No. CP06–31–001] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ANR Pipeline Company; Notice of Compliance Filing Federal Energy Regulatory Commission February 17, 2006. [Docket Nos. CP06–54–000, CP06–55–000, CP06–56–000] Take notice that on February 13, 2006, ANR Pipeline Company (ANR), tendered for filing as part of its FERC Gas Tariff, Original Volume No. 2, and Second Revised Volume No. 1. ANR requests that the tariff sheets be made effective February 1, 2006: hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Original Volume No. 2 Twelfth Revised Sheet No. 5, First Revised Sheet No. 1060. Second Revised Volume No. 1 First Revised Sheet No. 2F. ANR states that the tariff sheets are submitted in compliance with the Commission’s Order Approving Abandonment issued February 1, 2006, in Docket No. CP06–31–000. Any person desiring to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rule 211 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211). Protests to this filing will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Such protests must be filed on or before the date as indicated below. Anyone filing a protest must serve a copy of that document on all the parties to the proceeding. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible online at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:15 Feb 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 Broadwater Energy LLC, Broadwater Pipeline LLC; Notice of Applications February 17, 2006. Take notice that on January 30, 2006, Broadwater Energy LLC (Broadwater Energy) filed an application under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Part 153 of the Commission’s Rules and Regulations seeking authorization to site, construct and operate an offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal and associated facilities (Floating Storage and Regasification Unit) in Long Island Sound, approximately nine miles from the shore of Long Island in New York State waters, as a place of entry for the importation of LNG. Broadwater Energy’s proposed terminal is intended to facilitate the importation of LNG from foreign nations into the United States. Also, take notice that on January 30, 2006, Broadwater Pipeline LLC (Broadwater Pipeline) concurrently filed an application requesting: (i) In Docket No. CP06–55–000 a certificate of public convenience and necessity, pursuant to subpart A of part 157 of the Commission’s regulations, authorizing Broadwater Pipeline to construct, own, operate and maintain a 30-inch, 22 mile subsea lateral (and related facilities) as a single-use pipeline; and (ii) in Docket No. CP06–56–000, Broadwater Pipeline requests a blanket certificate under section 7(c) of the NGA and part 157, subpart F of the Commission’s regulations to perform routine activities in connection with the future construction, operation and maintenance of the proposed 22-mile pipeline. Broadwater Pipeline seeks authorization to permit its proposed pipeline to be operated as a single-use pipeline. That is, it would be used for just one purpose—to transport natural gas approximately 22 miles from the Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU), to a subsea interconnection with an existing interstate pipeline. Broadwater Energy and Broadwater Pipeline respectfully request that the PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9807 Commission issue a final order granting them all necessary authorizations for the Broadwater LNG project by March 31, 2007. We note that certain information regarding design standards for the FSRU that was requested by the FERC and U.S. Coast Guard during the Pre-Filing Process was not provided in the application. FERC staff and the U.S. Coast Guard are unable to initiate the design/engineering review of the FSRU or complete the Waterway Suitability Assessment process without this information. Consequently, at this time we are unable to project a schedule for our review or issuance of the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS). Once this information is received, we will issue a notice establishing the schedule for the completion of the DEIS and the issuance of all Federal authorizations. These applications are on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. These filings are available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Any questions regarding these applications should be directed to Brian D. O’Neill or Bruce W. Neely, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP, 1875 Connecticut Ave., NW., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20009 by telephone at (202) 986–8000 or by fax (202) 986– 8102. On November 29, 2004, the Commission staff granted Broadwater Energy’s and Broadwater Pipeline’s request to utilize the Pre-Filing Process and assigned Docket No. PF05–4–000 to staff activities involving the Broadwater LNG project. Now, as of the filing of Broadwater Energy’s and Broadwater Pipeline’s applications on January 30, 2006, the Pre-Filing Process for this project has ended. From this time forward, Broadwater Energy’s and Broadwater Pipeline’s proceeding will be conducted in Docket Nos. CP06–54– 000, CP06–55–000, and CP06–56–000, as noted in the caption of this Notice. There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the below listed comment date, file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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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 2006 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 March 29, 2006 and will 
remain in effect until further notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Bryan Berringer, 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) 586-0371, 
bryan.berringer@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 March 11, 2005. (70 FR 
12209) Effective March 29, 2006, the cost figures published on March 
11, 2005, will be superseded by the cost figures set forth in this 
notice.
    The Department's Energy Information Administration (EIA) has 
developed the 2006 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 January, 2006, 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 2000-2004 averages for these 
two fuels. The source for these price data is the December 2005, 
Monthly Energy Review DOE/EIA-0035(2005/12). 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 Web site at http://
www.eia.doe.gov.
    The 2006 representative average unit costs under section 323(b)(4) 
of the Act are set forth in Table 1, and will become effective March 
29, 2006. They will remain in effect until further notice.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 17, 2006.
Douglas L. Faulkner,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

            Table 1.--Representative Average Unit Costs of Energy for Five Residential Energy Sources
                                                     [2006]
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                                           Per million                                   As required by test
              Type of energy                 Btu \1\       In commonly used terms       procedure (in dollars)
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Electricity..............................       $28.75  9.81[cent]/kWh \2,3\.......  .0981/kWh.
Natural Gas..............................        14.15  $1.415/therm \4\ or $14.57/  .00001415/Btu
                                                         MCF \5,6\.
No. 2 Heating Oil........................        16.37  $2.27/gallon \7\...........  .00001637/Btu.
Propane..................................        21.35  $1.95/gallon \8\...........  .00002135/Btu.
Kerosene.................................        20.30  $2.74/gallon \9\...........  .00002030/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 1,031 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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