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DATES: Effective Date: The representative average unit costs of energy contained in this notice will become effective April 20, 2007 and will remain in effect until further notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan D. 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. DOE last published representative average unit costs of residential energy for use in the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles on February 27, 2006 (71 FR 9806). Effective April 20, 2007, the cost figures published on February 27, 2006, will be superseded by the cost figures set forth in this notice. DOE’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) has developed the 2007 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 February, 2007, EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook. (EIA release the Outlook monthly.) The representative average unit after-tax costs for kerosene are derived from their prices relative to that of heating oil, based on 2001–2005 averages for these two fuels. The source for these price data is the January, 2007, Monthly Energy Review DOE/EIA– 0035(2007/01). The Short-Term Energy Outlook and the Monthly Energy Review are available on the EIA Web site at http://www.eia.doe.gov. For more information on the two sources, contact the National Energy Information Center, Forrestal Building, Room 1F–048, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586–8800. E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 13269 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 21, 2007 / Notices The 2007 representative average unit costs under section 323(b)(4) of the Act are set forth in Table 1, and will become effective April 20, 2007. They will remain in effect until further notice. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 14, 2007. Alexander A. Karsner, Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. TABLE 1.—REPRESENTATIVE AVERAGE UNIT COSTS OF ENERGY FOR FIVE RESIDENTIAL ENERGY SOURCES [2007] Per million Btu 1 Type of energy Electricity ................................................................ Natural Gas ............................................................ No. 2 Heating Oil .................................................... Propane .................................................................. Kerosene ................................................................ $31.21 12.18 16.01 20.47 19.48 As required by test procedure In commonly used terms 10.65¢/kWh 2 3 ....................................................... $1.218/therm 4 or $12.53/MCF 5 6 .......................... $2.22/gallon 7 ......................................................... $1.87/gallon 8 ......................................................... $2.63/gallon 9 ......................................................... $.1065/kWh .00001218/Btu .00001601/Btu .00002047/Btu .00001948/Btu Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook (February 2007) and Monthly Energy Review (January 2007). 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 54 (Wednesday, March 21, 2007)]
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[FR Doc No: E7-5141]


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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) is forecasting 
the representative average unit costs of five residential energy 
sources for the year 2007 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 20, 2007 and will 
remain in effect until further notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Bryan D. 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.

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.
    DOE last published representative average unit costs of residential 
energy for use in the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products 
Other Than Automobiles on February 27, 2006 (71 FR 9806). Effective 
April 20, 2007, the cost figures published on February 27, 2006, will 
be superseded by the cost figures set forth in this notice.
    DOE's Energy Information Administration (EIA) has developed the 
2007 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 February, 2007, EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook. (EIA 
release the Outlook monthly.) The representative average unit after-tax 
costs for kerosene are derived from their prices relative to that of 
heating oil, based on 2001-2005 averages for these two fuels. The 
source for these price data is the January, 2007, Monthly Energy Review 
DOE/EIA-0035(2007/01). The Short-Term Energy Outlook and the Monthly 
Energy Review are available on the EIA Web site at http://
www.eia.doe.gov. For more information on the two sources, contact the 
National Energy Information Center, Forrestal Building, Room 1F-048, 
1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-8800.

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    The 2007 representative average unit costs under section 323(b)(4) 
of the Act are set forth in Table 1, and will become effective April 
20, 2007. They will remain in effect until further notice.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 14, 2007.
Alexander A. Karsner,
Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

            Table 1.--Representative Average Unit Costs of Energy for Five Residential Energy Sources
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                                        Per million Btu
           Type of energy                     \1\          In commonly used terms  As required by test procedure
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Electricity.........................              $31.21  10.65[cent]/kWh \2 3\..  $.1065/kWh
Natural Gas.........................               12.18  $1.218/therm \4\ or      .00001218/Btu
                                                           $12.53/MCF \5 6\.
No. 2 Heating Oil...................               16.01  $2.22/gallon \7\.......  .00001601/Btu
Propane.............................               20.47  $1.87/gallon \8\.......  .00002047/Btu
Kerosene............................               19.48  $2.63/gallon \9\.......  .00001948/Btu
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 Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook (February 2007) and Monthly Energy
  Review (January 2007).
 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 1,029 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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