Agency Information Collection Extension: Energy Conservation Program: Compliance and Certification Information Collection for Electric Motors, 53236-53237 [E7-18275]

Download as PDF 53236 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 18, 2007 / Notices Dated: September 13, 2007. Lawrence A. Warder, Acting Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid. [FR Doc. E7–18376 Filed 9–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy [Docket No. EERE–2007–BT–CRT–0009] Agency Information Collection Extension: Energy Conservation Program: Compliance and Certification Information Collection for Electric Motors Department of Energy. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years, through the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the mandatory Compliance Certification information collection package for certain 1 through 200 horsepower electric motors covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, Public Law 94–163, as amended (EPCA); whereby, a manufacturer or private labeler reports on and certifies its compliance with energy efficiency standards for commercial and industrial electric motors covered under Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 431 (10 CFR Part 431)—Energy Efficiency Program for Certain Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Appendix C to Subpart B of Part 431: Certification of Compliance with Energy Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors. DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before November 19, 2007. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, please advise the OMB Desk Officer of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer may be telephoned at (202) 395–4650. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to: Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. Also, comments should also be addressed to: Mr. James D. Raba, Building Technologies Program, EE–2J, VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:28 Sep 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121, or by fax at (202) 586–4617, or by e-mail at jim.raba@ee.doe.gov. Any comments submitted must identify the information collection for electric motors, and provide the docket number EERE–2007–BT–CRT–0009. Comments may be submitted using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. E-mail: appliance.information@ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of your message. • Postal Mail: Ms. Brenda EdwardsJones, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE–2J, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585– 0121. Telephone: (202) 586–2945. Please submit one signed paper original. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards-Jones, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Room 1J–018, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585– 0121. Please submit one signed original paper copy. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 1J–018 (Resource Room of the Building Technologies Program), 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, (202) 586–2945, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Please call Ms. Brenda Edwards-Jones at the above telephone number for additional information regarding visiting the Resource Room. Please note: DOE’s Freedom of Information Reading Room (Room 1E–190 at the Forrestal Building) no longer houses rulemaking materials. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to James Raba , U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, EE–2J, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121, telephone (202) 586–8654. E-mail: jim.raba@ee.doe.gov. Authority and Background Part C of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6291 et seq., (EPCA) establishes energy efficiency standards and test PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 procedures for certain industrial equipment, including electric motors. Further, EPCA states that, ‘‘the Secretary [of Energy] shall require manufacturers to certify’’ that each electric motor meets the applicable efficiency standards. 42 U.S.C. 6316(c). EPCA authorizes the Secretary to carry out this requirement, in part, by issuing the necessary rules requiring each manufacturer or private labeler of covered electric motors to submit information and reports to ensure compliance. 42 U.S.C. 6316(a). This directive is carried out under 10 CFR 431.36, Compliance Certification, which requires a manufacturer or private labeler to submit a compliance statement, as well as a certification report that provides energy efficiency information for each basic model of electric motor that it distributes in commerce in the United States. The compliance certification information collection request, at appendix C to subpart B of 10 CFR Part 431, provides a format for a manufacturer or private labeler to certify compliance with the applicable energy efficiency standards prescribed under section 342(b)(1) of EPCA, 42 U.S.C. 6313(b)(1), through an independent testing or certification program nationally recognized in the United States (EPCA 345(c), 42 U.S.C. 6316(c)). Compliance Certification information is used by DOE and United States Customs Service officials and facilitates voluntary compliance with and enforcement of the energy efficiency standards established for electric motors under EPCA 342(b)(1), 42 U.S.C. 6313(b)(1). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Today’s notice and information collection request pertains: (1) OMB No.: 1910– 5104. (2) Collection Title: Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations Part 431—Energy Efficiency Program for Certain Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Subpart B—Electric Motors: Appendix C to Subpart B of Part 431—Compliance Certification. (3) Type of Review: Renewal. (4) Purpose: Regulations that, in part, (1) Require the manufacturer of private labeler of certain commercial or industrial electric motors subject to energy efficiency standards prescribed under section 342(b) of EPCA to establish, maintain, and retain records of its test data and subsequent verification of any alternative efficiency determination method used under Part 431, and (2) preclude distribution in commerce of any basic model of commercial or industrial electric motor which is subject to an energy efficiency standard set forth under subpart B of E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 18, 2007 / Notices Part 431, unless it has submitted a Compliance Certification to DOE according to the provisions under 10 CFR 431.36, that the basic model meets the requirements of the applicable standard. This collection of information ensures compliance with the energy efficiency for certain commercial and industrial electric motors. (5) Estimated Number of Respondents: 84. (6) Estimated Total Burden Hours: 25,200 total hours requested (approximately 300 hours per manufacturer or private labeler). (7) Number of Collections: The package contains one information and recordkeeping requirement. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the information collections are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the DOE, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the DOE’s estimate of the burden of the information collections, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collections on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB review and approval of these information collections. The comments will also become a matter of public record. Statutory Authority: Section 3507(h)(1) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Issued in Washington, DC on September 4, 2007. Alexander A. Karsner, Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. E7–18275 Filed 9–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES [Docket No. EERE–2007–BT–WAV–0006] Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Publication of the Petition for Waiver From Daikin U.S. Corporation and Granting of the Application for Interim Waiver From the Department of Energy Residential Central Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Test Procedure [Case No. CAC–016] Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:28 Sep 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 Notice of petition for waiver, granting of application for interim waiver, and request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces receipt of and publishes a Petition for Waiver from Daikin U.S. Corporation (Daikin). The Petition for Waiver (hereafter ‘‘Daikin Petition’’) requests a waiver of the Department of Energy (DOE) test procedures applicable to residential central air conditioners and heat pumps. The waiver request is specific to the Daikin Variable Refrigerant Volume VRV–II–S (residential) multi-split heat pumps and heat recovery systems. Through this document, DOE is: (1) Soliciting comments, data, and information with respect to the Daikin Petition; and (2) granting an Interim Waiver to Daikin from the DOE test procedure for residential central air conditioners and heat pumps. DATES: DOE will accept comments, data, and information with respect to the Daikin Petition until, but no later than October 18, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by case number [CAC–016], by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: Michael.Raymond@ee.doe.gov Include either the case number [CAC–016], and/ or ‘‘Daikin Petition’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards-Jones, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE–2J, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585– 0121. Telephone: (202) 586–2945. Please submit one signed original paper copy. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards-Jones, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Room 1J–018, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Please submit one signed original paper copy. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and case number for this proceeding. Submit electronic comments in WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Portable Document Format (PDF), or text (American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII)) file format, and avoid the use of special characters or any form of encryption. Wherever possible, include the electronic signature of the author. Absent an electronic signature, comments submitted electronically must be followed and authenticated by submitting the signed original paper PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53237 document. DOE does not accept telefacsimiles (faxes). Any person submitting written comments must also send a copy of such comments to the petitioner, pursuant to 10 CFR 430.27(d). The contact information for the petitioner is: Mr. Russell Tavolacci, Director of Product Marketing, Daikin U.S. Corporation, 1645 Wallace Drive, Suite 110, Carrollton, TX 75006. Telephone: (972) 245–1510. E-mail: Russell.Tavolacci@daikinac.com.1 According to 10 CFR 1004.11, any person submitting information that he or she believes to be confidential and exempt by law from public disclosure should submit two copies: one copy of the document including all the information believed to be confidential, and one copy of the document with the information believed to be confidential deleted. DOE will make its own determination about the confidential status of the information and treat it according to its determination. Docket: For access to the docket to review the documents relevant to this matter, you may visit the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 1J–018 (Resource Room of the Building Technologies Program), 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, (202) 586–2945, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Available documents include the following items: (1) This notice; (2) public comments received; (3) the Petition for Waiver and Application for Interim Waiver; and (4) prior DOE rulemakings regarding central air conditioners and heat pumps. Please call Ms. Brenda Edwards-Jones at the above telephone number for additional information regarding visiting the Resource Room. Please note that DOE’s Freedom of Information Reading Room (Room 1E–190 at the Forrestal Building) is no longer housing rulemaking materials. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael G. Raymond, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mail Stop EE–2J, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 586–9611. E-mail: Michael.Raymond@ee.doe.gov. Francine Pinto or Eric Stas, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the 1 DOE notes that Daikin has updated the contact information provided in its initial petition. Accordingly, the information provided in the ADDRESSES section above should be used in lieu of the Daikin contact information cited in the company’s original Petition for Waiver and Application for Interim Waiver (published following this notice). E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 180 (Tuesday, September 18, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53236-53237]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

[Docket No. EERE-2007-BT-CRT-0009]


Agency Information Collection Extension: Energy Conservation 
Program: Compliance and Certification Information Collection for 
Electric Motors

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years, through the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the mandatory Compliance 
Certification information collection package for certain 1 through 200 
horsepower electric motors covered under the Energy Policy and 
Conservation Act, Public Law 94-163, as amended (EPCA); whereby, a 
manufacturer or private labeler reports on and certifies its compliance 
with energy efficiency standards for commercial and industrial electric 
motors covered under Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 431 
(10 CFR Part 431)--Energy Efficiency Program for Certain Commercial and 
Industrial Equipment: Appendix C to Subpart B of Part 431: 
Certification of Compliance with Energy Efficiency Standards for 
Electric Motors.

DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before 
November 19, 2007. If you anticipate that you will be submitting 
comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time 
allowed by this notice, please advise the OMB Desk Officer of your 
intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer 
may be telephoned at (202) 395-4650.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to: Desk Officer, Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 725 17th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20503.
    Also, comments should also be addressed to: Mr. James D. Raba, 
Building Technologies Program, EE-2J, Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave, SW., 
Washington, DC 20585-0121, or by fax at (202) 586-4617, or by e-mail at 
jim.raba@ee.doe.gov.
    Any comments submitted must identify the information collection for 
electric motors, and provide the docket number EERE-2007-BT-CRT-0009. 
Comments may be submitted using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    E-mail: appliance.information@ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number 
in the subject line of your message.
     Postal Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards-Jones, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE-2J, 1000 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 
586-2945. Please submit one signed paper original.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards-Jones, U.S. 
Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Room 1J-018, 1000 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Please submit one 
signed original paper copy.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal 
Building, Room 1J-018 (Resource Room of the Building Technologies 
Program), 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, (202) 586-
2945, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. Please call Ms. Brenda Edwards-Jones at the above telephone 
number for additional information regarding visiting the Resource Room. 
Please note: DOE's Freedom of Information Reading Room (Room 1E-190 at 
the Forrestal Building) no longer houses rulemaking materials.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to James Raba , U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, EE-2J, 
1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121, telephone 
(202) 586-8654. E-mail: jim.raba@ee.doe.gov.

Authority and Background

    Part C of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as 
amended, 42 U.S.C. 6291 et seq., (EPCA) establishes energy efficiency 
standards and test procedures for certain industrial equipment, 
including electric motors. Further, EPCA states that, ``the Secretary 
[of Energy] shall require manufacturers to certify'' that each electric 
motor meets the applicable efficiency standards. 42 U.S.C. 6316(c). 
EPCA authorizes the Secretary to carry out this requirement, in part, 
by issuing the necessary rules requiring each manufacturer or private 
labeler of covered electric motors to submit information and reports to 
ensure compliance. 42 U.S.C. 6316(a). This directive is carried out 
under 10 CFR 431.36, Compliance Certification, which requires a 
manufacturer or private labeler to submit a compliance statement, as 
well as a certification report that provides energy efficiency 
information for each basic model of electric motor that it distributes 
in commerce in the United States.
    The compliance certification information collection request, at 
appendix C to subpart B of 10 CFR Part 431, provides a format for a 
manufacturer or private labeler to certify compliance with the 
applicable energy efficiency standards prescribed under section 
342(b)(1) of EPCA, 42 U.S.C. 6313(b)(1), through an independent testing 
or certification program nationally recognized in the United States 
(EPCA 345(c), 42 U.S.C. 6316(c)). Compliance Certification information 
is used by DOE and United States Customs Service officials and 
facilitates voluntary compliance with and enforcement of the energy 
efficiency standards established for electric motors under EPCA 
342(b)(1), 42 U.S.C. 6313(b)(1).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Today's notice and information collection 
request pertains: (1) OMB No.: 1910-5104. (2) Collection Title: Title 
10 Code of Federal Regulations Part 431--Energy Efficiency Program for 
Certain Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Subpart B--Electric 
Motors: Appendix C to Subpart B of Part 431--Compliance Certification. 
(3) Type of Review: Renewal. (4) Purpose: Regulations that, in part, 
(1) Require the manufacturer of private labeler of certain commercial 
or industrial electric motors subject to energy efficiency standards 
prescribed under section 342(b) of EPCA to establish, maintain, and 
retain records of its test data and subsequent verification of any 
alternative efficiency determination method used under Part 431, and 
(2) preclude distribution in commerce of any basic model of commercial 
or industrial electric motor which is subject to an energy efficiency 
standard set forth under subpart B of

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Part 431, unless it has submitted a Compliance Certification to DOE 
according to the provisions under 10 CFR 431.36, that the basic model 
meets the requirements of the applicable standard. This collection of 
information ensures compliance with the energy efficiency for certain 
commercial and industrial electric motors. (5) Estimated Number of 
Respondents: 84. (6) Estimated Total Burden Hours: 25,200 total hours 
requested (approximately 300 hours per manufacturer or private 
labeler). (7) Number of Collections: The package contains one 
information and recordkeeping requirement.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the information collections 
are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the DOE, 
including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the 
accuracy of the DOE's estimate of the burden of the information 
collections, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
information collections on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the request for OMB review and approval of these 
information collections. The comments will also become a matter of 
public record.

    Statutory Authority: Section 3507(h)(1) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).

     Issued in Washington, DC on September 4, 2007.
Alexander A. Karsner,
Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. E7-18275 Filed 9-17-07; 8:45 am]
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