Finding of No Significant Impact: Energy Conservation Program for Commercial Equipment, Distribution Transformers, 63563-63564 [E7-22004]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 217 / Friday, November 9, 2007 / Notices to obtain all necessary permits for road construction. In 2040, the lease agreement expires and the developer is obligated to demolish the 300 housing units. During development of the EIS, the Navy will evaluate the no-action alternative and several alternative road alignments which will provide unimpeded access from the Laurelwood housing area to a State primary or secondary road without adversely impacting NWS Earle security or operational/mission capability. In addition to the natural and cultural environment located along the various road alignments, the Navy will evaluate the potential impacts to local school systems, base security, community services, and traffic impacts at proposed intersections to state roads. Since NWS Earle was acquired under exclusive federal jurisdiction, police, fire, and rescue services would continue to be provided by the Navy under the proposed action. 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Cruz, Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E7–22039 Filed 11–8–07; 8:45 am] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 23:48 Nov 08, 2007 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Finding of No Significant Impact: Energy Conservation Program for Commercial Equipment, Distribution Transformers Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Finding of No Significant Impact for Energy Conservation Standards for distribution transformers. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for certain consumer products and commercial equipment. Part C of Title III (42 U.S.C. 6311–6317) establishes a program for ‘‘Certain Industrial Equipment,’’ which includes distribution transformers. The Department of Energy (DOE) is directed to administer an energy conservation program for this product. Based on an Environmental Assessment (EA), DOE/ EA–1565, which is published as part of the Distribution Transformer Technical Support Document (TSD), DOE has determined that the adoption of energy efficiency for liquid-immersed distribution transformers and mediumvoltage dry-type distribution transformers, as adopted by the Final Rule entitled the ‘‘Energy Conservation Program for Commercial Equipment: Distribution Transformers Energy Conservation Standards; Final Rule,’’ published on October 12, 2007 (72 FR 58190), would not be a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Therefore, an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required, and the Department is issuing this Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). ADDRESSES: Copies of the EA and the TSD, as well as the complete docket for the distribution transformer rulemaking can be reviewed at the U.S. Department of Energy, Resource Room of the Building Technologies Program, 950 L’Enfant Plaza, 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. You may also obtain copies of certain previous rulemaking documents from this proceeding (i.e., Framework Document, advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANOPR), notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR or proposed rule)), draft analyses, public PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63563 meeting materials, and related test procedure documents from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Web site at http:// www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/ appliance_standards/commercial/ distribution_transformers.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Antonio Bouza, Project Manager, Energy Conservation Standards for Distribution Transformers, Docket No. EE–RM/STD– 00–550, U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, EE–2J, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121, (202) 586–4563, e-mail: Antonio.Bouza@ee.doe.gov. For further information regarding the DOE NEPA process contact: Ms. Othalene Lawrence, EERE NEPA Compliance Officer (EE–3C), U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585– 0119, (202) 586–8596. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description of the Final Rule: The final rule published on October 12, 2007 established an energy conservation standard for liquid-immersed distribution transformers and mediumvoltage dry-type distribution transformers. 72 FR 58190. Environmental Impacts: The EA and TSD evaluate the environmental impacts of a range of energy conservation standards for distribution transformers. The results are presented for each TSL that DOE considered in this rulemaking. Each TSL was considered as an alternative action, and the environmental impacts of each alternative are compared to what would be expected to happen if no new standard were adopted, i.e., the ‘‘no action’’ alternative. The main environmental impact is decreased emissions from fossil-fueled electricity generation. All of the minimum efficiency levels that were considered for this commercial product would result in decreased electricity use and, therefore, a reduction in power plant emissions. The adopted energy conservation standard will generally decrease air pollution by decreasing future energy demand. The environmental analysis considers carbon dioxide (CO2) nitrogen oxides (NOX), mercury (Hg) and sulfur dioxide (SO2). The results of the analysis show an estimated cumulative reduction of 250 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions for liquid-immersed and medium-voltage dry-type distribution transformers between 2010 and 2038. E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1 63564 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 217 / Friday, November 9, 2007 / Notices Because emissions of NOX, Hg and SO2 from power plants are capped by clean air legislation, physical emissions from electricity generation will be only minimally affected by distribution transformers energy conservation standards. The maximum NOX, Hg and SO2 allowed by law will most likely still be produced, but because these emissions are traded, and if emissions are lowered due to the reduction in power generation, then the cost of emission credits may decrease slightly. Therefore, the EA did not consider changes in power sector emissions because they will be negligible. Determination: Based upon the EA, DOE has determined that the adoption of the final rule energy conservation standard for distribution transformers would not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, within the meaning of NEPA. Therefore, an EIS is not required, and the Department is issuing this FONSI. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 1, 2007. Alexander A. Karsner, Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. E7–22004 Filed 11–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P 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 on-line 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. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time November 8, 2007. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–22020 Filed 11–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 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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. Protest Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time November 7, 2007. [Docket No. CP06–115–003] Nornew Energy Supply, Inc.; Notice of Compliance Filing mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES November 2, 2007. Take notice that on October 22, 2007, Nornew Energy Supply, Inc. (NES) tendered for filing as part of its FERC Gas Tariff, Original Volume No. 1, First Revised Original Sheet No. 1, effective October 26, 2007. NES tendered for filing its compliance filing consisting of a notice to cancel its FERC Gas Tariff. 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(Texas Eastern) tendered for filing as part of its FERC Gas Tariff, Seventh Revised Volume No. 1, the following tariff sheets, with an effective date of December 1, 2007: Wyoming Interstate Company, Ltd; Notice of Compliance Filing Original Sheet No. 35B Sixth Revised Sheet No. 211 Fourth Revised Sheet No. 213 Sixth Revised Sheet No. 501 Sixth Revised Sheet No. 529 Eighth Revised Sheet No. 627 Texas Eastern states that the filing is being made in compliance with the Commission’s order issued on June 8, 2007 in Docket No. CP06–115–000. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 November 2, 2007. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 217 (Friday, November 9, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63563-63564]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-22004]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Finding of No Significant Impact: Energy Conservation Program for 
Commercial Equipment, Distribution Transformers

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

ACTION: Finding of No Significant Impact for Energy Conservation 
Standards for distribution transformers.

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SUMMARY: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, prescribes 
energy conservation standards for certain consumer products and 
commercial equipment. Part C of Title III (42 U.S.C. 6311-6317) 
establishes a program for ``Certain Industrial Equipment,'' which 
includes distribution transformers. The Department of Energy (DOE) is 
directed to administer an energy conservation program for this product. 
Based on an Environmental Assessment (EA), DOE/EA-1565, which is 
published as part of the Distribution Transformer Technical Support 
Document (TSD), DOE has determined that the adoption of energy 
efficiency for liquid-immersed distribution transformers and medium-
voltage dry-type distribution transformers, as adopted by the Final 
Rule entitled the ``Energy Conservation Program for Commercial 
Equipment: Distribution Transformers Energy Conservation Standards; 
Final Rule,'' published on October 12, 2007 (72 FR 58190), would not be 
a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human 
environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act 
of 1969 (NEPA). Therefore, an environmental impact statement (EIS) is 
not required, and the Department is issuing this Finding of No 
Significant Impact (FONSI).

ADDRESSES: Copies of the EA and the TSD, as well as the complete docket 
for the distribution transformer rulemaking can be reviewed at the U.S. 
Department of Energy, Resource Room of the Building Technologies 
Program, 950 L'Enfant Plaza, 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. 
You may also obtain copies of certain previous rulemaking documents 
from this proceeding (i.e., Framework Document, advance notice of 
proposed rulemaking (ANOPR), notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR or 
proposed rule)), draft analyses, public meeting materials, and related 
test procedure documents from the Office of Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy's Web site at http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/
appliance_standards/commercial/distribution_transformers.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Antonio Bouza, Project Manager, 
Energy Conservation Standards for Distribution Transformers, Docket No. 
EE-RM/STD-00-550, U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, EE-2J, 1000 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121, (202) 586-4563, e-
mail: Antonio.Bouza@ee.doe.gov. For further information regarding the 
DOE NEPA process contact: Ms. Othalene Lawrence, EERE NEPA Compliance 
Officer (EE-3C), U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-
0119, (202) 586-8596.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Description of the Final Rule: The final rule published on October 
12, 2007 established an energy conservation standard for liquid-
immersed distribution transformers and medium-voltage dry-type 
distribution transformers. 72 FR 58190.
    Environmental Impacts: The EA and TSD evaluate the environmental 
impacts of a range of energy conservation standards for distribution 
transformers. The results are presented for each TSL that DOE 
considered in this rulemaking. Each TSL was considered as an 
alternative action, and the environmental impacts of each alternative 
are compared to what would be expected to happen if no new standard 
were adopted, i.e., the ``no action'' alternative.
    The main environmental impact is decreased emissions from fossil-
fueled electricity generation. All of the minimum efficiency levels 
that were considered for this commercial product would result in 
decreased electricity use and, therefore, a reduction in power plant 
emissions. The adopted energy conservation standard will generally 
decrease air pollution by decreasing future energy demand. The 
environmental analysis considers carbon dioxide (CO2) 
nitrogen oxides (NOX), mercury (Hg) and sulfur dioxide 
(SO2).
    The results of the analysis show an estimated cumulative reduction 
of 250 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions for liquid-immersed and 
medium-voltage dry-type distribution transformers between 2010 and 
2038.

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Because emissions of NOX, Hg and SO2 from power 
plants are capped by clean air legislation, physical emissions from 
electricity generation will be only minimally affected by distribution 
transformers energy conservation standards. The maximum NOX, 
Hg and SO2 allowed by law will most likely still be 
produced, but because these emissions are traded, and if emissions are 
lowered due to the reduction in power generation, then the cost of 
emission credits may decrease slightly. Therefore, the EA did not 
consider changes in power sector emissions because they will be 
negligible.
    Determination: Based upon the EA, DOE has determined that the 
adoption of the final rule energy conservation standard for 
distribution transformers would not constitute a major Federal action 
significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, within 
the meaning of NEPA. Therefore, an EIS is not required, and the 
Department is issuing this FONSI.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 1, 2007.
Alexander A. Karsner,
Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. E7-22004 Filed 11-8-07; 8:45 am]
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