Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Notice of Correction of Petition for Waiver and Interim Waiver of Mitsubishi Electric From the DOE Residential and Commercial Package Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Test Procedures, and Modification of Interim Waiver, 45047-45049 [E6-12851]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 152 / Tuesday, August 8, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY National Electric Transmission Congestion Study Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the National Electric Transmission Congestion Study and Request for Comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (the ‘‘Department’’) gives notice that it has issued a National Electric Transmission Congestion Study (the ‘‘Congestion Study’’) and is seeking comments on the study and on the possible designation of national interest electric transmission corridors (National Corridors). The Congestion Study, including request for comments, is available at http://www.oe.energy.gov. DATES: Written comments may be filed electronically in MS Word and PDF formats. Comments regarding the Congestion Study should be e-mailed to congestionstudy.comments@hq.doe.gov. Comments regarding the designations should be e-mailed to EPACT1221@hq.doe.gov. Comments should be received no later than 5 p.m. EDT October 10, 2006. Also, comments can be filed by mail at the address listed below. ADDRESSES: Written comments via mail should be submitted to: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, OE–10, Attention: 1221 Comments, U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 6H050, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585. Note: U.S. Postal Service mail sent to the Department continues to be delayed by several weeks due to security screening. Electronic submission is therefore encouraged. Copies of written comments received and other relevant documents and information may be reviewed at http:// www.oe.energy.gov. Ms. Poonum Agrawal, Office Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, OE–10, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586–1411, poonum.agrawal@hq.doe.gov, or Lot Cooke, Office of General Counsel, GC– 76, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586–0503, lot.cooke@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1221(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 directed the Secretary of Energy to conduct a nationwide study of electric transmission congestion. The jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:06 Aug 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 Congestion Study was to be completed within one year of enactment of the Energy Policy Act and subsequently updated every three years. Based upon the Congestion Study, the Secretary may designate any geographic area experiencing electric energy transmission capacity constraints or congestion that adversely affects consumers as a National Corridor. The first Congestion Study has been completed and issued by the Secretary of Energy. The study is available for review at the website listed above. Based on the study, the Department found three classes of congestion areas that merit further federal attention: Critical Congestion Areas, Congestion Areas of Concern, and Conditional Congestion Areas. These areas are identified and discussed in Section 5 of the study. The Department is considering designating National Corridors in the areas identified as Critical Congestion Areas. The Department is seeking comments from interested persons on the National Electric Transmission Congestion Study, on future steps for identifying and addressing electric transmission congestion, and on the possible designation of National Corridors in Critical Congestion Areas. Section 6 of the study details the comments the Department is seeking. Issued in Washington, DC on August 2, 2006. Kevin Kolevar, Director, Office of Electricity Delivery, and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. E6–12852 Filed 8–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy [Case No. CAC–012] Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Notice of Correction of Petition for Waiver and Interim Waiver of Mitsubishi Electric From the DOE Residential and Commercial Package Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Test Procedures, and Modification of Interim Waiver Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of correction of interim waiver. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Today’s notice corrects five minor errors in the list of model numbers for which Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc. (‘‘MEUS’’) PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45047 requested a waiver and interim waiver of the test procedures applicable to residential and commercial package air conditioners and heat pumps. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael G. Raymond, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mail Stop EE–2J, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585– 0121, (202) 586–9611; e-mail: Michael.Raymond.ee.doe.gov; or Francine Pinto, Esq., U.S. Department of Energy, Office of General Counsel, Mail Stop GC–72, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121, (202) 586– 9507; e-mail: Francine.Pinto@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background and Authority II. Corrected Petition for Waiver of Test Procedure and Application for Interim Waiver III. Discussion I. Background and Authority Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) sets forth a variety of provisions concerning energy efficiency. Part B of Title III (42 U.S.C. 6291–6309) provides for the ’’Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products other than Automobiles.’’ Part C of Title III (42 U.S.C. 6311–6317) provides for an energy efficiency program entitled ’’Certain Industrial Equipment,’’ which is similar to the program in part B, and which includes commercial air-conditioning equipment, packaged boilers, water heaters, and other types of commercial equipment. Both parts specifically provide for definitions, test procedures, labeling provisions, energy conservation standards, and the authority to require information and reports from manufacturers. With respect to test procedures, both parts generally authorize the Secretary of Energy to prescribe test procedures that are reasonably designed to produce results which reflect energy efficiency, energy use and estimated operating costs, and that are not unduly burdensome to conduct. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3), 6314(a)(2)) EPCA provides that the Secretary of Energy may amend test procedures for consumer products if the Secretary determines that amended test procedures would more accurately reflect energy efficiency, energy use and estimated operating costs, and are not unduly burdensome to conduct. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)) The Department’s regulations contain provisions allowing a person to seek a E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 45048 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 152 / Tuesday, August 8, 2006 / Notices waiver from the test procedure requirements for covered consumer products (10 CFR 430.27). The waiver provisions allow the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (hereafter ‘‘Assistant Secretary’’) to temporarily waive test procedures for a particular basic model when a petitioner shows that the basic model contains one or more design characteristics that prevent testing according to the prescribed test procedures, or when the prescribed test procedures may evaluate the basic model in a manner so unrepresentative of its true energy consumption as to provide materially inaccurate comparative data. (10 CFR 430.27 (a)(1)) The Assistant Secretary may grant the waiver subject to conditions, including adherence to alternate test procedures. Petitioners are to include in their petition any alternate test procedures known to evaluate the basic model in a manner representative of its energy consumption. (10 CFR 430.27(b)(1)(iii)) Waivers generally remain in effect until final test procedure amendments become effective, thereby resolving the problem that is the subject of the waiver. The waiver process also allows the Assistant Secretary to grant an Interim Waiver from test procedure requirements to manufacturers that have petitioned the Department for a waiver of such prescribed test procedures. (10 CFR 430.27(a)(2)) An Interim Waiver remains in effect for a period of 180 days or until the Department issues its determination on the Petition for Waiver, whichever is sooner, and may be extended for an additional 180 days, if necessary. (10 CFR 430.27(h)) On November 7, 2005, MEUS filed an Application for Interim Waiver and Petition for Waiver (‘‘Initial Petition’’) from the test procedures applicable to its R410A models of the CITY MULTI Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning (‘‘VRFZ’’) line of residential and commercial package air conditioning and heating equipment. The applicable test procedures for residential airconditioning and heating equipment are found in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, Appendix M; EPCA requires DOE to base its test procedures for similar commercial equipment on industry test standards. See 42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(4)(A). In particular, MEUS requested a waiver from the residential test procedures contained in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, Appendix M, and a waiver from the commercial test procedures contained in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) Standard 210/240–2003 and in ARI Standard 340/360–2000. MEUS seeks a waiver from the VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:06 Aug 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 applicable test procedures because, MEUS asserts, the design characteristics of the R410A systems prevent testing according to the currently prescribed test procedures. On March 24, 2006, the Department of Energy (hereafter ‘‘Department’’ or ‘‘DOE’’) published MEUS’s Petition for Waiver and granted the Application for Interim Waiver.1 On April 11, 2006, MEUS submitted a Corrected Petition for Waiver of Test Procedure and Application for Interim Waiver (‘‘Corrected Petition’’) to DOE. The Corrected Petition noted five minor errors in the list of model numbers for which the waiver and the interim waiver had been requested. MEUS requested that the interim waiver granted apply to the corrected list of model numbers, and that DOE use the corrected list of model numbers in any future actions regarding the Petition for Test Procedure Waiver. II. Corrected Petition for Waiver of Test Procedure and Application for Interim Waiver In the Corrected Petition, MEUS states that four of the corrections relate to typographical errors in the initial filing. In the list of models provided in MEUS’s Initial Petition, MEUS inadvertently listed the PFFY Series Floor Standing model numbers as ‘‘PEFY’’ instead of ‘‘PFFY,’’ and inadvertently listed the PLFY and PMFY series model numbers as ‘‘PEFY ‘‘ instead of ‘‘PLFY’’ and ‘‘PMFY.’’ MEUS requests that on page 4 of the Initial Petition, four model numbers should be revised as follows: • The ‘‘PFFY Series—Floor Standing (Concealed)—PEFY–P06/08/12/15/18/ 24***–*’’ listing should be revised to read, ‘‘PFFY Series—Floor Standing (Concealed)—PFFY–P06/08/12/15/18/ 24***–*’’; • The ‘‘PFFY Series—Floor Standing (Exposed)—PEFY–P06/08/12/15/18/ 24***–*’’ listing should be revised to read, ‘‘PFFY Series—Floor Standing (Exposed)—PFFY–P06/08/12/15/18/ 24***–*’’; • The ‘‘PLFY Series—4-Way Airflow Ceiling Cassette—PEFY–P12/18/24/30/ 36***–*’’ listing should be revised to read, ‘‘PLFY Series—4-Way Airflow Ceiling Cassette—PLFY–P12/18/24/30/ 36***–*,’’ and • The ‘‘PMFY Series—1-Way Airflow Ceiling Cassette—PEFY–P06/08/12/ 1 Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Publication of the Petition for Waiver and Granting of the Application for Interim Waiver of Mitsubishi Electric From the DOE Residential and Commercial Package Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Test Procedures (Case No. CAC–012), 71 Fed. Reg. 14858 (Mar. 24, 2006) (hereinafter, Publication). PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15***–*’’ listing should be revised to read, ‘‘PMFY Series—1-Way Airflow Ceiling Cassette—PMFY–P06/08/12/ 15***–*.’’ According to MEUS, the fifth correction reflects an updated model number designation. At the time MEUS submitted its Initial Petition, MEUS anticipated that the model number for the CITY MULTI Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning System S-Series Outdoor Equipment would be PUMY– P48TGMU–*. The actual model number designation for its S-Series products was, however, PUMY–P48NHMU–*. MEUS states that this change in designation does not reflect any physical or technical changes in the SSeries; the update is purely notational. Thus, MEUS requests that the model number for the S-Series on page 4 of the Initial Petition be changed from ‘‘PUMY–P48TGMU–*, 48,000 Btu/h, 208/230–1–60 split-system variablespeed heat pump’’ to ‘‘PUMY– P48NHMU–*, 48,000 Btu/h, 208/230–1– 60 split-system variable-speed heat pump.’’ MEUS asserts that the corrections do not reflect any physical or technical changes in the models listed in MEUS’s Initial Petition. The corrections simply address four typographical errors and update a notation in model designation. Therefore, MEUS requests that the interim waiver granted on March 24, 2006, should be interpreted to apply to the models listed in the Corrected Petition. In addition, MEUS requests that DOE use the corrected list of model numbers in any future action on the Petition for Test Procedure Waiver. III. Discussion The Department has reviewed MEUS’s Initial Petition and its request to correct five minor errors in the list of model numbers for which MEUS requested the waiver and interim waiver. The requested corrections do not reflect any physical or technical changes in the models listed in MEUS’s Initial Petition. The corrections simply address four typographical errors and update a notation in model designation. Given that the corrections do not represent a request for coverage of additional or different products, and do not change in any way the basis for granting the interim waiver, DOE finds that it is appropriate that the interim waiver granted on March 24, 2006, apply to the models listed in the Corrected Petition. DOE thus clarifies that the March 24, 2006, interim waiver applies to the models listed in the Corrected Petition, and DOE will use the corrected list of model numbers in any E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 152 / Tuesday, August 8, 2006 / Notices future action on the pending Petition for Test Procedure Waiver. FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Issued in Washington, DC, on July 31, 2006. Alexander A. Karsner, Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. E6–12851 Filed 8–7–06; 8:45 am] Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies BILLING CODE 6450–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the office of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than August 23, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (A. Linwood Gill, III, Vice President) 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23261-4528: 1. Robert Milam, Jr., to individually retain voting shares of, and Robert Milam, Jr.; Robert Milam; Melissa Milam; Jada Milam; Kevin Milam; Lloyd Jarrell; and other members of the Milam family, as a group acting in concert, to retain voting shares of Big Coal River Bancorp, Inc., Whitesville, West Virginia, and thereby indirectly retain voting shares of Whitesville State Bank, Whitesville, West Virginia. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Patrick M. Wilder, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414: 1. Ida R. Noll, Springfield, Illinois; to acquire additional voting shares of Midland Bancshares, Inc., Kincaid, Illinois, and thereby indirectly acquire additional voting shares of Midland Community Bank, Kincaid, Illinois. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 3, 2006. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–12874 Filed 8–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:06 Aug 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The application also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center Web site at www.ffiec.gov/nic/. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than September 1, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034: 1. Exchange Bancshares, Inc., Mayfield, Kentucky; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Purchase Area Bancorp, Inc., Bardwell, Kentucky, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Bardwell Deposit Bank, Bardwell, Kentucky. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 752012272: 1. VB Texas, Inc., Houston, Texas; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Community State Bank, Boling, Texas. PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45049 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 3, 2006. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–12875 Filed 8–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Notice of Proposals to Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or to Acquire Companies that are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities The companies listed in this notice have given notice under section 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 1843) (BHC Act) and Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225) to engage de novo, or to acquire or control voting securities or assets of a company, including the companies listed below, that engages either directly or through a subsidiary or other company, in a nonbanking activity that is listed in § 225.28 of Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.28) or that the Board has determined by Order to be closely related to banking and permissible for bank holding companies. Unless otherwise noted, these activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Each notice is available for inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notice also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the question whether the proposal complies with the standards of section 4 of the BHC Act. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center Web site at www.ffiec.gov/nic/. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding the applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than August 23, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Anne McEwen, Financial Specialist) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045-0001: 1. Westpac Banking Corporation, Sydney, Australia; to engage de novo through its subsidiary, Hastings Funds Management (US), Inc., New York, New York, in providing investment and financial advice, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(6) of Regulation Y. B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105-1579: 1. Belvedere Capital Fund II L.P. and Belvedere Capital Partners II LLC, both of San Francisco, California; to acquire E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

[Case No. CAC-012]


Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Notice of 
Correction of Petition for Waiver and Interim Waiver of Mitsubishi 
Electric From the DOE Residential and Commercial Package Air 
Conditioner and Heat Pump Test Procedures, and Modification of Interim 
Waiver

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

ACTION: Notice of correction of interim waiver.

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SUMMARY: Today's notice corrects five minor errors in the list of model 
numbers for which Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc. 
(``MEUS'') requested a waiver and interim waiver of the test procedures 
applicable to residential and commercial package air conditioners and 
heat pumps.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael G. Raymond, U.S. 
Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 
Building Technologies Program, Mail Stop EE-2J, Forrestal Building, 
1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121, (202) 586-
9611; e-mail: Michael.Raymond.ee.doe.gov; or Francine Pinto, Esq., U.S. 
Department of Energy, Office of General Counsel, Mail Stop GC-72, 
Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 
20585-0121, (202) 586-9507; e-mail: Francine.Pinto@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background and Authority
II. Corrected Petition for Waiver of Test Procedure and Application 
for Interim Waiver
III. Discussion

I. Background and Authority

    Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) sets 
forth a variety of provisions concerning energy efficiency. Part B of 
Title III (42 U.S.C. 6291-6309) provides for the ''Energy Conservation 
Program for Consumer Products other than Automobiles.'' Part C of Title 
III (42 U.S.C. 6311-6317) provides for an energy efficiency program 
entitled ''Certain Industrial Equipment,'' which is similar to the 
program in part B, and which includes commercial air-conditioning 
equipment, packaged boilers, water heaters, and other types of 
commercial equipment.
    Both parts specifically provide for definitions, test procedures, 
labeling provisions, energy conservation standards, and the authority 
to require information and reports from manufacturers. With respect to 
test procedures, both parts generally authorize the Secretary of Energy 
to prescribe test procedures that are reasonably designed to produce 
results which reflect energy efficiency, energy use and estimated 
operating costs, and that are not unduly burdensome to conduct. (42 
U.S.C. 6293(b)(3), 6314(a)(2)) EPCA provides that the Secretary of 
Energy may amend test procedures for consumer products if the Secretary 
determines that amended test procedures would more accurately reflect 
energy efficiency, energy use and estimated operating costs, and are 
not unduly burdensome to conduct. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b))
    The Department's regulations contain provisions allowing a person 
to seek a

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waiver from the test procedure requirements for covered consumer 
products (10 CFR 430.27). The waiver provisions allow the Assistant 
Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (hereafter 
``Assistant Secretary'') to temporarily waive test procedures for a 
particular basic model when a petitioner shows that the basic model 
contains one or more design characteristics that prevent testing 
according to the prescribed test procedures, or when the prescribed 
test procedures may evaluate the basic model in a manner so 
unrepresentative of its true energy consumption as to provide 
materially inaccurate comparative data. (10 CFR 430.27 (a)(1)) The 
Assistant Secretary may grant the waiver subject to conditions, 
including adherence to alternate test procedures. Petitioners are to 
include in their petition any alternate test procedures known to 
evaluate the basic model in a manner representative of its energy 
consumption. (10 CFR 430.27(b)(1)(iii)) Waivers generally remain in 
effect until final test procedure amendments become effective, thereby 
resolving the problem that is the subject of the waiver.
    The waiver process also allows the Assistant Secretary to grant an 
Interim Waiver from test procedure requirements to manufacturers that 
have petitioned the Department for a waiver of such prescribed test 
procedures. (10 CFR 430.27(a)(2)) An Interim Waiver remains in effect 
for a period of 180 days or until the Department issues its 
determination on the Petition for Waiver, whichever is sooner, and may 
be extended for an additional 180 days, if necessary. (10 CFR 
430.27(h))
    On November 7, 2005, MEUS filed an Application for Interim Waiver 
and Petition for Waiver (``Initial Petition'') from the test procedures 
applicable to its R410A models of the CITY MULTI Variable Refrigerant 
Flow Zoning (``VRFZ'') line of residential and commercial package air 
conditioning and heating equipment. The applicable test procedures for 
residential air-conditioning and heating equipment are found in 10 CFR 
part 430, subpart B, Appendix M; EPCA requires DOE to base its test 
procedures for similar commercial equipment on industry test standards. 
See 42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(4)(A). In particular, MEUS requested a waiver 
from the residential test procedures contained in 10 CFR part 430, 
subpart B, Appendix M, and a waiver from the commercial test procedures 
contained in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) 
Standard 210/240-2003 and in ARI Standard 340/360-2000. MEUS seeks a 
waiver from the applicable test procedures because, MEUS asserts, the 
design characteristics of the R410A systems prevent testing according 
to the currently prescribed test procedures.
    On March 24, 2006, the Department of Energy (hereafter 
``Department'' or ``DOE'') published MEUS's Petition for Waiver and 
granted the Application for Interim Waiver.\1\ On April 11, 2006, MEUS 
submitted a Corrected Petition for Waiver of Test Procedure and 
Application for Interim Waiver (``Corrected Petition'') to DOE. The 
Corrected Petition noted five minor errors in the list of model numbers 
for which the waiver and the interim waiver had been requested. MEUS 
requested that the interim waiver granted apply to the corrected list 
of model numbers, and that DOE use the corrected list of model numbers 
in any future actions regarding the Petition for Test Procedure Waiver.
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    \1\ Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: 
Publication of the Petition for Waiver and Granting of the 
Application for Interim Waiver of Mitsubishi Electric From the DOE 
Residential and Commercial Package Air Conditioner and Heat Pump 
Test Procedures (Case No. CAC-012), 71 Fed. Reg. 14858 (Mar. 24, 
2006) (hereinafter, Publication).
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II. Corrected Petition for Waiver of Test Procedure and Application for 
Interim Waiver

    In the Corrected Petition, MEUS states that four of the corrections 
relate to typographical errors in the initial filing. In the list of 
models provided in MEUS's Initial Petition, MEUS inadvertently listed 
the PFFY Series Floor Standing model numbers as ``PEFY'' instead of 
``PFFY,'' and inadvertently listed the PLFY and PMFY series model 
numbers as ``PEFY `` instead of ``PLFY'' and ``PMFY.'' MEUS requests 
that on page 4 of the Initial Petition, four model numbers should be 
revised as follows:
     The ``PFFY Series--Floor Standing (Concealed)--PEFY-P06/
08/12/15/18/24***-*'' listing should be revised to read, ``PFFY 
Series--Floor Standing (Concealed)--PFFY-P06/08/12/15/18/24***-*'';
     The ``PFFY Series--Floor Standing (Exposed)--PEFY-P06/08/
12/15/18/24***-*'' listing should be revised to read, ``PFFY Series--
Floor Standing (Exposed)--PFFY-P06/08/12/15/18/24***-*'';
     The ``PLFY Series--4-Way Airflow Ceiling Cassette--PEFY-
P12/18/24/30/36***-*'' listing should be revised to read, ``PLFY 
Series--4-Way Airflow Ceiling Cassette--PLFY-P12/18/24/30/36***-*,'' 
and
     The ``PMFY Series--1-Way Airflow Ceiling Cassette--PEFY-
P06/08/12/15***-*'' listing should be revised to read, ``PMFY Series--
1-Way Airflow Ceiling Cassette--PMFY-P06/08/12/15***-*.''
    According to MEUS, the fifth correction reflects an updated model 
number designation. At the time MEUS submitted its Initial Petition, 
MEUS anticipated that the model number for the CITY MULTI Variable 
Refrigerant Flow Zoning System S-Series Outdoor Equipment would be 
PUMY-P48TGMU-*. The actual model number designation for its S-Series 
products was, however, PUMY-P48NHMU-*. MEUS states that this change in 
designation does not reflect any physical or technical changes in the 
S-Series; the update is purely notational. Thus, MEUS requests that the 
model number for the S-Series on page 4 of the Initial Petition be 
changed from ``PUMY-P48TGMU-*, 48,000 Btu/h, 208/230-1-60 split-system 
variable-speed heat pump'' to ``PUMY-P48NHMU-*, 48,000 Btu/h, 208/230-
1-60 split-system variable-speed heat pump.''
    MEUS asserts that the corrections do not reflect any physical or 
technical changes in the models listed in MEUS's Initial Petition. The 
corrections simply address four typographical errors and update a 
notation in model designation. Therefore, MEUS requests that the 
interim waiver granted on March 24, 2006, should be interpreted to 
apply to the models listed in the Corrected Petition. In addition, MEUS 
requests that DOE use the corrected list of model numbers in any future 
action on the Petition for Test Procedure Waiver.

III. Discussion

    The Department has reviewed MEUS's Initial Petition and its request 
to correct five minor errors in the list of model numbers for which 
MEUS requested the waiver and interim waiver. The requested corrections 
do not reflect any physical or technical changes in the models listed 
in MEUS's Initial Petition. The corrections simply address four 
typographical errors and update a notation in model designation. Given 
that the corrections do not represent a request for coverage of 
additional or different products, and do not change in any way the 
basis for granting the interim waiver, DOE finds that it is appropriate 
that the interim waiver granted on March 24, 2006, apply to the models 
listed in the Corrected Petition. DOE thus clarifies that the March 24, 
2006, interim waiver applies to the models listed in the Corrected 
Petition, and DOE will use the corrected list of model numbers in any

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future action on the pending Petition for Test Procedure Waiver.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 31, 2006.
Alexander A. Karsner,
Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. E6-12851 Filed 8-7-06; 8:45 am]
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