Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Notice of Petition for Waiver of LG Electronics USA, Inc. from the Department of Energy Residential Clothes Washer Test Procedure, and Grant of Interim Waiver, 71680-71685 [2010-29606]

Download as PDF 71680 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 24, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2232–585] Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES November 17, 2010. Take notice that the following application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Non-Project Use of Project Lands and Waters. b. Project No.: 2232–585. c. Date Filed: October 6, 2010. d. Applicant: Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC. e. Name of Project: Catawba-Wateree Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The project is located on Lake Norman in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Kelvin K. Reagan, Manager, Lake Services, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, P.O. 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All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate to project works PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 which are the subject of the amendment application. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. If an intervener files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in reference to this application and must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–29573 Filed 11–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy [Case No. CW–016] Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Notice of Petition for Waiver of LG Electronics USA, Inc. from the Department of Energy Residential Clothes Washer Test Procedure, and Grant of Interim Waiver Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of petition for waiver, notice of grant of interim waiver, and request for comments. AGENCY: This notice announces receipt of and publishes the LG Electronics USA, Inc. (LG) petition for waiver (hereafter, ‘‘petition’’) from specified portions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of clothes washers. Today’s notice also grants an interim waiver of the clothes washer test procedure. Through this notice, DOE also solicits comments with respect to the LG petition. DATES: DOE will accept comments, data, and information with respect to the LG petition until, but no later than December 27, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by case number CW–016, by any of the following methods: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 24, 2010 / Notices • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov Include ‘‘Case No. CW–016’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, 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 original paper copy. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, 950 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20024. Please submit one signed original paper copy. Instructions: All submissions received should 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. DOE does not accept telefacsimiles (faxes). Any person submitting written comments must also send a copy to the petitioner, pursuant to 10 CFR 430.27(d). The contact information for the petitioner is: John I. Taylor, Vice President, Government Relations and Communications, LG Electronics USA, Inc., 1776 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006; (202) 719–3490; E-mail: john.taylor@lge.com. 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 to DOE: 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. Factors of interest to DOE when evaluating requests to treat submitted information as confidential include: (1) A description of the items; (2) whether and why such items are customarily treated as confidential within the industry; (3) whether the information is generally known by or available from other sources; (4) whether the information has previously been made available to others without obligation concerning its confidentiality; (5) an explanation of the competitive injury to VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Nov 23, 2010 Jkt 223001 the submitting person which would result from public disclosure; (6) a date upon which such information might lose its confidential nature due to the passage of time; and (7) why disclosure of the information would be contrary to the public interest. Docket: For access to the docket to review the background documents relevant to this matter, you may visit the U.S. Department of Energy, 950 L’Enfant Plaza SW., (Resource Room of the Building Technologies Program), Washington, DC, 20024; (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 waivers and rulemakings regarding similar clothes washer products. Please call Ms. Brenda Edwards at the above telephone number for additional information regarding visiting the Resource Room. 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. Ms. Elizabeth Kohl, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, Mail Stop GC–71, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0103. Telephone: (202) 586–7796. E-mail: Elizabeth.Kohl@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background and Authority Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (‘‘EPCA’’) sets forth a variety of provisions concerning energy efficiency. Part A of Title III provides for the ‘‘Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles.’’ (42 U.S.C. 6291–6309). Part A includes definitions, test procedures, labeling provisions, energy conservation standards, and the authority to require information and reports from manufacturers. Further, Part A authorizes the Secretary of Energy to prescribe test procedures that are reasonably designed to produce results which measure energy efficiency, energy use, or estimated operating costs, and that are not unduly burdensome to conduct. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3)). The test procedure for automatic and semi-automatic clothes PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71681 washers is contained in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix J1. The regulations set forth in 10 CFR 430.27 contain provisions that enable a person to seek a waiver from the test procedure requirements for covered consumer products. A waiver will be granted by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (the Assistant Secretary) if it is determined that the basic model for which the petition for waiver was submitted contains one or more design characteristics that prevents testing of the basic model according to the prescribed test procedures, or if the prescribed test procedures may evaluate the basic model in a manner so unrepresentative of its true energy consumption characteristics as to provide materially inaccurate comparative data. 10 CFR 430.27(l). Petitioners must include in their petition any alternate test procedures known to the petitioner to evaluate the basic model in a manner representative of its energy consumption. 10 CFR 430.27(b)(1)(iii). The Assistant Secretary may grant the waiver subject to conditions, including adherence to alternate test procedures. 10 CFR 430.27(l). Waivers remain in effect pursuant to the provisions of 10 CFR 430.27(m). The waiver process also allows the Assistant Secretary to grant an interim waiver from test procedure requirements to manufacturers that have petitioned DOE for a waiver of such prescribed test procedures. 10 CFR 430.27(a)(2). An interim waiver remains in effect for 180 days or until DOE issues its determination on the petition for waiver, whichever is sooner. An interim waiver may be extended for an additional 180 days. 10 CFR 430.27(h). II. Application for Interim Waiver and Petition for Waiver On September 24, 2010, LG filed a petition for waiver and application for interim waiver from the test procedure applicable to automatic and semiautomatic clothes washers set forth in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix J1. In particular, LG requested a waiver to test its clothes washers with basket volumes greater than 3.8 cubic feet on the basis of the residential test procedures contained in 10 CFR part 430, Subpart B, Appendix J1, with a revised Table 5.1 which extends the range of container volumes beyond 3.8 cubic feet. LG’s petition seeks a waiver from the DOE test procedure because the mass of the test load used in the procedure, which is based on the basket volume of the test unit, is currently not defined for E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 71682 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 24, 2010 / Notices basket sizes greater than 3.8 cubic feet. LG manufactures basic models with capacities greater than 3.8 cubic feet, and it is for these basic models that LG seeks a waiver from DOE’s test procedure. Table 5.1 of Appendix J1 defines the test load sizes used in the test procedure as linear functions of the basket volume. LG has submitted a revised table to extend the maximum basket volume from 3.8 cubic feet to 6.0 cubic feet, a table is similar to one developed by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM). AHAM provided calculations to extrapolate Table 5.1 of the DOE test procedure to larger container volumes. DOE believes that this is a reasonable procedure because the DOE test procedure defines test load sizes as linear functions of the basket volume. AHAM’s extrapolation was performed on the load weight in pounds, and AHAM seems to have used the conversion formula of 1/2.2 (or 0.45454545) to convert pounds to kilograms. LG requests to use a table similar to the table proposed by Samsung in its petition, rounding the results in kilograms to two decimal places. 75 FR 57937 (September 23, 2010). However, this table does contain small rounding errors which were corrected in the table included in DOE’s clothes washer test procedure notice of proposed rulemaking. See discussion in the Alternate Test Procedure section, below. An interim waiver may be granted if it is determined that the applicant will experience economic hardship if the application for interim waiver is denied, if it appears likely that the petition for waiver will be granted, and/or the Assistant Secretary determines that it would be desirable for public policy reasons to grant immediate relief pending a determination of the petition for waiver. (10 CFR 430.27(g)). DOE determined that LG’s application for interim waiver does not provide sufficient market, equipment price, shipments, and other manufacturer impact information to permit DOE to evaluate the economic hardship LG might experience absent a favorable determination on its application for interim waiver. Previously, however, DOE granted an interim test procedure waiver to Whirlpool for three of Whirlpool’s clothes washer models with container capacities greater than 3.8 ft3. (71 FR 48913, August 22, 2006). This notice contained an alternate test procedure, which extended the linear relationship between maximum test load size and clothes washer container volume in Table 5.1 to include a maximum test load size of 15.4 pounds VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Nov 23, 2010 Jkt 223001 (lbs) for clothes washer container volumes of 3.8 to 3.9 ft3. On September 16, 2010, DOE granted interim waivers to General Electric (75 FR 57915, September 23, 2010) and Samsung (75 FR 57937, September 23, 2010) for similar products. The alternate test procedure in the GE petition was the same as that granted to Whirlpool in its interim waiver, while the alternate test procedure in the Samsung petition used the slightly different and more accurate conversion factor discussed above. There was one comment on the LG petition, from Whirlpool Corporation. Whirlpool urged that DOE process the LG waiver expeditiously, so that clothes washers with larger clothes containers can be tested and rated on a comparable basis. The current test procedure specifies test load sizes only for machines with capacities up to 3.8 cubic feet. In addition, testing a basic model with a capacity larger than 3.8 cubic feet using the current procedure could evaluate the basic model in a manner so unrepresentative of its true energy consumption as to provide materially inaccurate comparative data. Based on this, and the interim waivers granted to Whirlpool, Samsung and GE, it appears likely that the petition for waiver will be granted. As a result, the Department of Energy grants an interim waiver to LG for all of the basic models of clothes washers with container volumes greater than 3.8 cubic feet specified in its petition for waiver, pursuant to 10 CFR 430.27(g). DOE also provides for the use of an alternative test procedure extending the linear relationship between test load size and container capacity. Therefore, it is ordered that: The application for interim waiver filed by LG is hereby granted for the specified LG clothes washer basic models, subject to the specifications and conditions below. 1. LG shall not be required to test or rate the specified clothes washer products on the basis of the test procedure under 10 CFR part 430 subpart B, appendix J1. 2. LG shall be required to test and rate the specified clothes washer products according to the alternate test procedure as set forth in section IV, ‘‘Alternate test procedure.’’ The interim waiver applies to the following basic model groups: Model Brand WT5001C * ................................... WT5101H * ................................... LSWF388H ** ................................ WM3875H *** ................................ WM3885H *** ................................ PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 LG LG LG LG LG Model Brand WM2701H * ................................... WM2801H *** ................................ WM3001H *** ................................ 4219#90# ...................................... 4102#90# ...................................... 4051#90# ...................................... 4172#00# ...................................... 2927#00# ...................................... 2900#00# ...................................... LG LG LG Kenmore Kenmore Kenmore Kenmore Kenmore Kenmore DOE makes decisions on waivers and interim waivers for only those models specifically set out in the petition, not future models that may or may not be manufactured by the petitioner. LG may submit a new or amended petition for waiver and request for grant of interim waiver, as appropriate, for additional models of clothes washers for which it seeks a waiver from the DOE test procedure. In addition, DOE notes that grant of an interim waiver or waiver does not release a petitioner from the certification requirements set forth at 10 CFR 430.62. III. Alternate Test Procedure EPCA requires that manufacturers use DOE test procedures to make representations about the energy consumption and energy consumption costs of products covered by EPCA. (42 U.S.C. 6293(c)) Consistent representations are important for manufacturers to make representations about the energy efficiency of their products and to demonstrate compliance with applicable DOE energy conservation standards. Pursuant to its regulations for the grant of a waiver or interim waiver from an applicable test procedure at 10 CFR 430.27, DOE is considering setting an alternate test procedure for LG in a subsequent Decision and Order. This alternate procedure is intended to allow manufacturers of clothes washers with basket capacities larger than provided for in the current test procedure to make valid representations. This test procedure is based on the expanded Table 5.1 of Appendix J1 submitted by LG. This Table 5.1 is not identical to the Table 5.1 submitted by LG in its petition—it is the Table 5.1 from DOE’s clothes washer test procedure Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) (75 FR 57556, September 21, 1010). The NOPR Table 5.1 uses the accurate conversion factor 0.45359237 employed by LG and Samsung to convert from pounds to kilograms, and does not contain rounding errors. Furthermore, if DOE specifies an alternate test procedure for LG, DOE may consider applying the alternate test procedure to similar waivers for residential clothes washers. E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 71683 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 24, 2010 / Notices During the period of the interim waiver granted in this notice, LG shall test its clothes washer basic models according to the provisions of 10 CFR part 430 subpart B, appendix J1, except that the expanded Table 5.1 below shall be substituted for Table 5.1 of appendix J1. TABLE 5.1—TEST LOAD SIZES Container volume cu. ft. ≥ < liter ≥ < 0–0.8 .................................................... 0.80–0.90 ............................................. 0.90–1.00 ............................................. 1.00–1.10 ............................................. 1.10–1.20 ............................................. 1.20–1.30 ............................................. 1.30–1.40 ............................................. 1.40–1.50 ............................................. 1.50–1.60 ............................................. 1.60–1.70 ............................................. 1.70–1.80 ............................................. 1.80–1.90 ............................................. 1.90–2.00 ............................................. 2.00–2.10 ............................................. 2.10–2.20 ............................................. 2.20–2.30 ............................................. 2.30–2.40 ............................................. 2.40–2.50 ............................................. 2.50–2.60 ............................................. 2.60–2.70 ............................................. 2.70–2.80 ............................................. 2.80–2.90 ............................................. 2.90–3.00 ............................................. 3.00–3.10 ............................................. 3.10–3.20 ............................................. 3.20–3.30 ............................................. 3.30–3.40 ............................................. 3.40–3.50 ............................................. 3.50–3.60 ............................................. 3.60–3.70 ............................................. 3.70–3.80 ............................................. 3.80–3.90 ............................................. 3.90–4.00 ............................................. 4.00–4.10 ............................................. 4.10–4.20 ............................................. 4.20–4.30 ............................................. 4.30–4.40 ............................................. 4.40–4.50 ............................................. 4.50–4.60 ............................................. 4.60–4.70 ............................................. 4.70–4.80 ............................................. 4.80–4.90 ............................................. 4.90–5.00 ............................................. 5.00–5.10 ............................................. 5.10–5.20 ............................................. 5.20–5.30 ............................................. 5.30–5.40 ............................................. 5.40–5.50 ............................................. 5.50–5.60 ............................................. 5.60–5.70 ............................................. 5.70–5.80 ............................................. 5.80–5.90 ............................................. 5.90–6.00 ............................................. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Minimum load lb 0–22.7 22.7–25.5 25.5–28.3 28.3–31.1 31.1–34.0 34.0–36.8 36.8–39.6 39.6–42.5 42.5–45.3 45.3–48.1 48.1–51.0 51.0–53.8 53.8–56.6 56.6–59.5 59.5–62.3 62.3–65.1 65.1–68.0 68.0–70.8 70.8–73.6 73.6–76.5 76.5–79.3 79.3–82.1 82.1–85.0 85.0–87.8 87.8–90.6 90.6–93.4 93.4–96.3 96.3–99.1 99.1–101.9 101.9–104.8 104.8–107.6 107.6–110.4 110.4–113.3 113.3–116.1 116.1–118.9 118.9–121.8 121.8–124.6 124.6–127.4 127.4–130.3 130.3–133.1 133.1–135.9 135.9–138.8 138.8–141.6 141.6–144.4 144.4–147.2 147.2–150.1 150.1–152.9 152.9–155.7 155.7–158.6 158.6–161.4 161.4–164.2 164.2–167.1 167.1–169.9 Maximum load kg 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 lb 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 Average load kg 3.00 3.50 3.90 4.30 4.70 5.10 5.50 5.90 6.40 6.80 7.20 7.60 8.00 8.40 8.80 9.20 9.60 10.00 10.50 10.90 11.30 11.70 12.10 12.50 12.90 13.30 13.70 14.10 14.60 15.00 15.40 15.80 16.20 16.60 17.00 17.40 17.80 18.20 18.70 19.10 19.50 19.90 20.30 20.70 21.10 21.50 21.90 22.30 22.80 23.20 23.60 24.00 24.40 1.36 1.59 1.77 1.95 2.13 2.31 2.49 2.68 2.90 3.08 3.27 3.45 3.63 3.81 3.99 4.17 4.35 4.54 4.76 4.94 5.13 5.31 5.49 5.67 5.85 6.03 6.21 6.40 6.62 6.80 6.99 7.16 7.34 7.53 7.72 7.90 8.09 8.27 8.46 8.65 8.83 9.02 9.20 9.39 9.58 9.76 9.95 10.13 10.32 10.51 10.69 10.88 11.06 lb 3.00 3.25 3.45 3.65 3.85 4.05 4.25 4.45 4.70 4.90 5.10 5.30 5.50 5.70 5.90 6.10 6.30 6.50 6.75 6.95 7.15 7.35 7.55 7.75 7.95 8.15 8.35 8.55 8.80 9.00 9.20 9.40 9.60 9.80 10.00 10.20 10.40 10.60 10.80 11.00 11.20 11.40 11.60 11.90 12.10 12.30 12.50 12.70 12.90 13.10 13.30 13.50 13.70 kg 1.36 1.47 1.56 1.66 1.75 1.84 1.93 2.02 2.13 2.22 2.31 2.40 2.49 2.59 2.68 2.77 2.86 2.95 3.06 3.15 3.24 3.33 3.42 3.52 3.61 3.70 3.79 3.88 3.99 4.08 4.17 4.26 4.35 4.45 4.54 4.63 4.72 4.82 4.91 5.00 5.10 5.19 5.28 5.38 5.47 5.56 5.65 5.75 5.84 5.93 6.03 6.12 6.21 Notes: (1) All test load weights are bone dry weights. (2) Allowable tolerance on the test load weights are ± 0.10 lbs (0.05 kg). IV. Summary and Request for Comments Through today’s notice, DOE announces receipt of LG’s petition for waiver from certain parts of the test VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Nov 23, 2010 Jkt 223001 procedure that apply to clothes washers and grants an interim waiver to LG. DOE is publishing LG’s petition for waiver in its entirety pursuant to 10 CFR 430.27(b)(1)(iv). The petition contains PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 no confidential information. The petition includes a suggested alternate test procedure to measure the energy consumption of clothes washers with capacities larger than the 3.8 ft3 E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 71684 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 24, 2010 / Notices specified in the current DOE test procedure. DOE is interested in receiving comments from interested parties on all aspects of the petition, including the suggested alternate test procedure and any other alternate test procedure. Pursuant to 10 CFR 430.27(b)(1)(iv), any person submitting written comments to DOE must also send a copy to the petitioner, whose contact information is included in the ADDRESSES section above. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 18, 2010. Cathy Zoi Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. September 24, 2010 The Honorable Catherine Zoi, Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, United States Department of Energy, Mail Station EE–10, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585. Re: Petition for Waiver and Application for Interim Waiver, Test Procedure for Clothes Washers Dear Assistant Secretary Zoi: LG Electronics, Inc. (LG) respectfully submits this Petition for Waiver and Application for Interim Waiver, pursuant to 10 CFR 430.27, as related to DOE’s test procedure for clothes washers. LG is a manufacturer of clothes washers and other products sold worldwide, including in the United States. LG’s U.S. operations are LG Electronics USA, Inc., with headquarters at 1000 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 (tel. 201–816– 2000). Its worldwide headquarters are located at LG Twin Towers 20, Yoido-dong, Youngdungpo-gu Seoul, Korea 150–721; (tel. 011–82–2–3777–1114); URL: http.www.LGE.com. LG’s principal brands include LG® and OEM brands, including GE® and Kenmore®. The test procedure under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), 42 U.S.C. 6291 et seq., provides for clothes washers to be tested with specified allowable test load sizes. See 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix J1, Table 5.1. The largest average load under Table 5.1 is 9.20 lbs. LG believes that it is appropriate for DOE to grant a waiver that would allow for testing and rating of specified models (see Appendix 1 hereto) with larger test loads where the model has a container volume that is greater than the largest volume shown on Table 5.1. DOE has already granted interim waivers to Whirlpool, General Electric, and Samsung for testing with larger test loads for specified models in excess of 3.8 cubic feet. 71 FR 48913 (Aug. 22, 2006) (Whirlpool); 75 FR 57915 (Sept. 23, 2010) (GE); id. 57937 (Sept. 23, 2010) (Samsung). The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) has submitted comments to DOE suggesting that the DOE test procedure be amended to provide for testing with loads in excess of those shown in Table 5.1 when testing is done on clothes washers with volumes in excess of 3.8 cubic feet. See AHAM Comments on the Framework Document for Residential Clothes Washers; EERE–2008– BT–STD–0019; RIN 1904–AB90, at Appendix B—AHAM Proposed Changes to J1 Table 5.1 (Oct. 2, 2009). In addition, DOE has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to amend the DOE test procedure to adopt the AHAM proposed Table 5.1. 75 FR 57556 (Sept. 21, 2010). We note that Samsung applied for a waiver using a Table 5.1 that DOE has characterized as using ‘‘a slightly more accurate conversion factor to convert pounds to kilograms than was used by AHAM and GE.’’ 75 FR at 57917. DOE has granted Samsung’s request in this regard for the interim waiver and states that it ‘‘will consider adopting the more accurate Table 5.1 in the subsequent decision and order [for the GE waiver]’’ and may consider applying a test procedure using the more accurate conversion factor ‘‘to similar waivers for residential clothes washers.’’ Id. LG requests that DOE grant a waiver for testing and rating based on the revised Table 5.1 in Appendix 2 hereto (this is the Table 5.1 proposed by Samsung, which DOE believes uses a slightly more accurate conversion factor than used by AHAM and GE [see above]), and applied to its testing and rating of basic models specified in Appendix 1 hereto.1 The waiver should continue until DOE adopts an applicable amended test procedure. LG also requests an interim waiver for its testing and rating of the foregoing basic models manufactured after the grant of the interim waiver. The petition for waiver is likely to be granted, as evidenced not only by its merits, but also because DOE has granted interim waivers to other manufacturers (Whirlpool, GE, and Samsung) and has proposed a corresponding amendment to its test procedure. Hence, grant of an interim waiver for LG is appropriate. We would be pleased to discuss this request with DOE and provide further information as needed. We hereby certify that all manufacturers of domestically marketed units of the same product type have been notified by letter of this petition and application, copies of which letters are set forth in Appendix 3 hereto. Sincerely, John I. Taylor, Vice President, Government Relations and Communications, LG Electronics USA, Inc., 1776 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006, Phone: 202–719–3490, Fax: 847–941–8177, E-mail: john.taylor@lge.com. Of counsel: John A. Hodges, Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006, Phone: 202–719– 7000, Fax: 202–719–7049, E-mail: jhodges@wileyrein.com. Appendix 1 The waiver and interim waiver requested herein should apply to testing and rating of the following model series of LG-manufactured clothes washers. Please note that the actual model numbers will vary to account for such factors as year of manufacture, product color, or other features. Nonetheless, they will always have volumes in excess of 3.8 cubic feet. (In the chart below, ‘‘#’’ represents a number; ‘‘*’’ represents a letter.) Model Brand WT5001C* .................................... WT5101H* .................................... LSWF388H** ................................ WM3875H*** ................................ WM3885H*** ................................ WM2701H* ................................... WM2801H*** ................................ WM3001H*** ................................ 4219#90# ...................................... 4102#90# ...................................... 4051#90# ...................................... 4172#00# ...................................... 2927#00# ...................................... 2900#00# ...................................... LG LG LG LG LG LG LG LG Kenmore Kenmore Kenmore Kenmore Kenmore Kenmore Appendix 2 TABLE 5.1—TEST LOAD SIZES WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Container volume Minimum load cu. ft. ≥< (liter) ≥< 0–0.8 .................................................... 0.80–0.90 ............................................. 0.90–1.00 ............................................. 1.00–1.10 ............................................. 1.10–1.20 ............................................. 0–22.7 22.7–25.5 25.5–28.3 28.3–31.1 31.1–34.0 1 All LG models are measured in accordance with DOE’s final guidance for measuring clothes VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Nov 23, 2010 Jkt 223001 lb Maximum load kg 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 lb 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 Average load kg 3.00 3.50 3.90 4.30 4.70 lb 1.36 1.59 1.77 1.95 2.13 container capacity under the test procedure in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix J1. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 kg 3.00 3.25 3.45 3.65 3.85 1.36 1.47 1.56 1.66 1.75 71685 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 24, 2010 / Notices TABLE 5.1—TEST LOAD SIZES—Continued Container volume cu. ft. ≥< 1.20–1.30 1.30–1.40 1.40–1.50 1.50–1.60 1.60–1.70 1.70–1.80 1.80–1.90 1.90–2.00 2.00–2.10 2.10–2.20 2.20–2.30 2.30–2.40 2.40–2.50 2.50–2.60 2.60–2.70 2.70–2.80 2.80–2.90 2.90–3.00 3.00–3.10 3.10–3.20 3.20–3.30 3.30–3.40 3.40–3.50 3.50–3.60 3.60–3.70 3.70–3.80 3.80–3.90 3.90–4.00 4.00–4.10 4.10–4.20 4.20–4.30 4.30–4.40 4.40–4.50 4.50–4.60 4.60–4.70 4.70–4.80 4.80–4.90 4.90–5.00 5.00–5.10 5.10–5.20 5.20–5.30 5.30–5.40 5.40–5.50 5.50–5.60 5.60–5.70 5.70–5.80 5.80–5.90 5.90–6.00 Minimum load (liter) ≥< ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. 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............................................. lb 34.0–36.8 36.8–39.6 39.6–42.5 42.5–45.3 45.3–48.1 48.1–51.0 51.0–53.8 53.8–56.6 56.6–59.5 59.5–62.3 62.3–65.1 65.1–68.0 68.0–70.8 70.8–73.6 73.6–76.5 76.5–79.3 79.3–82.1 82.1–85.0 85.0–87.8 87.8–90.6 90.6–93.4 93.4–96.3 96.3–99.1 99.1–101.9 101.9–104.8 104.8–107.6 107.6–110.4 110.4–113.3 113.3–116.1 116.1–118.9 118.9–121.8 121.8–124.6 124.6–127.4 127.4–130.3 130.3–133.1 133.1–135.9 135.9–138.8 138.8–141.6 141.6–144.4 144.4–147.3 147.3–150.1 150.1–152.9 152.9–155.8 155.8–158.6 158.6–161.4 161.4–164.3 164.3–167.1 167.1–169.9 Maximum load kg 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 lb 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 1.36 Average load kg 5.10 5.50 5.90 6.40 6.80 7.20 7.60 8.00 8.40 8.80 9.20 9.60 10.00 10.50 10.90 11.30 11.70 12.10 12.50 12.90 13.30 13.70 14.10 14.60 15.00 15.40 15.80 16.20 16.60 17.00 17.40 17.80 18.20 18.70 19.1 19.5 19.9 20.3 20.7 21.1 21.5 21.9 22.3 22.7 23.2 23.6 24.0 24.4 2.31 2.49 2.68 2.90 3.08 3.27 3.45 3.63 3.81 3.99 4.17 4.35 4.54 4.76 4.94 5.13 5.31 5.49 5.67 5.85 6.03 6.21 6.40 6.62 6.80 6.99 7.18 7.36 7.55 7.73 7.91 8.09 8.27 8.50 8.65 8.83 9.02 9.21 9.39 9.58 9.76 9.95 10.13 10.32 10.51 10.69 10.88 11.06 lb 4.05 4.25 4.45 4.70 4.90 5.10 5.30 5.50 5.70 5.90 6.10 6.30 6.50 6.75 6.95 7.15 7.35 7.55 7.75 7.95 8.15 8.35 8.55 8.80 9.00 9.20 9.40 9.60 9.80 10.00 10.20 10.40 10.60 10.85 11.03 11.24 11.44 11.65 11.85 12.06 12.26 12.46 12.67 12.87 13.08 13.29 13.49 13.70 kg 1.84 1.93 2.02 2.13 2.22 2.31 2.40 2.49 2.59 2.68 2.77 2.86 2.95 3.06 3.15 3.24 3.33 3.42 3.52 3.61 3.70 3.79 3.88 3.99 4.08 4.17 4.27 4.36 4.45 4.55 4.64 4.73 4.82 4.93 5.00 5.10 5.19 5.28 5.38 5.47 5.56 5.65 5.75 5.84 5.93 6.03 6.12 6.21 Notes: (1) All test load weights are bone dry weights. (2) Allowable tolerance on the test load weights are +/¥0.10 lbs (0.05 kg). [FR Doc. 2010–29606 Filed 11–23–10; 8:45 am] WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ID–6427–000] Barfield, Jon E.; Notice of Filing November 17, 2010. Take notice that on November 15, 2010, Jon E. Barfield filed an Application for Authorization to Hold Interlocking Positions as Director of Consumers Energy Company and VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Nov 23, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Director of Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc., pursuant to Part 45 of Chapter 1 of Title 18 of the Code of Federal Regulations, 18 CFR part 45 and section 305(b) of the Federal Power Act. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

[Case No. CW-016]


Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Notice of 
Petition for Waiver of LG Electronics USA, Inc. from the Department of 
Energy Residential Clothes Washer Test Procedure, and Grant of Interim 
Waiver

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

ACTION: Notice of petition for waiver, notice of grant of interim 
waiver, and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces receipt of and publishes the LG 
Electronics USA, Inc. (LG) petition for waiver (hereafter, 
``petition'') from specified portions of the U.S. Department of Energy 
(DOE) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of clothes 
washers. Today's notice also grants an interim waiver of the clothes 
washer test procedure. Through this notice, DOE also solicits comments 
with respect to the LG petition.

DATES: DOE will accept comments, data, and information with respect to 
the LG petition until, but no later than December 27, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by case number CW-016, 
by any of the following methods:

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     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov Include ``Case No. 
CW-016'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, 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 original paper copy.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department 
of Energy, Building Technologies Program, 950 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Suite 
600, Washington, DC 20024. Please submit one signed original paper 
copy.
    Instructions: All submissions received should 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. DOE does not accept telefacsimiles (faxes).
    Any person submitting written comments must also send a copy to the 
petitioner, pursuant to 10 CFR 430.27(d). The contact information for 
the petitioner is: John I. Taylor, Vice President, Government Relations 
and Communications, LG Electronics USA, Inc., 1776 K Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20006; (202) 719-3490; E-mail: john.taylor@lge.com.
    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 to DOE: 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.
    Factors of interest to DOE when evaluating requests to treat 
submitted information as confidential include: (1) A description of the 
items; (2) whether and why such items are customarily treated as 
confidential within the industry; (3) whether the information is 
generally known by or available from other sources; (4) whether the 
information has previously been made available to others without 
obligation concerning its confidentiality; (5) an explanation of the 
competitive injury to the submitting person which would result from 
public disclosure; (6) a date upon which such information might lose 
its confidential nature due to the passage of time; and (7) why 
disclosure of the information would be contrary to the public interest.
    Docket: For access to the docket to review the background documents 
relevant to this matter, you may visit the U.S. Department of Energy, 
950 L'Enfant Plaza SW., (Resource Room of the Building Technologies 
Program), Washington, DC, 20024; (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 waivers and rulemakings regarding 
similar clothes washer products. Please call Ms. Brenda Edwards at the 
above telephone number for additional information regarding visiting 
the Resource Room.

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.
    Ms. Elizabeth Kohl, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the 
General Counsel, Mail Stop GC-71, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence 
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0103. Telephone: (202) 586-7796. E-
mail: Elizabeth.Kohl@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background and Authority

    Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (``EPCA'') sets 
forth a variety of provisions concerning energy efficiency. Part A of 
Title III provides for the ``Energy Conservation Program for Consumer 
Products Other Than Automobiles.'' (42 U.S.C. 6291-6309). Part A 
includes definitions, test procedures, labeling provisions, energy 
conservation standards, and the authority to require information and 
reports from manufacturers. Further, Part A authorizes the Secretary of 
Energy to prescribe test procedures that are reasonably designed to 
produce results which measure energy efficiency, energy use, or 
estimated operating costs, and that are not unduly burdensome to 
conduct. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3)). The test procedure for automatic and 
semi-automatic clothes washers is contained in 10 CFR part 430, subpart 
B, appendix J1.
    The regulations set forth in 10 CFR 430.27 contain provisions that 
enable a person to seek a waiver from the test procedure requirements 
for covered consumer products. A waiver will be granted by the 
Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (the 
Assistant Secretary) if it is determined that the basic model for which 
the petition for waiver was submitted contains one or more design 
characteristics that prevents testing of the basic model according to 
the prescribed test procedures, or if the prescribed test procedures 
may evaluate the basic model in a manner so unrepresentative of its 
true energy consumption characteristics as to provide materially 
inaccurate comparative data. 10 CFR 430.27(l). Petitioners must include 
in their petition any alternate test procedures known to the petitioner 
to evaluate the basic model in a manner representative of its energy 
consumption. 10 CFR 430.27(b)(1)(iii). The Assistant Secretary may 
grant the waiver subject to conditions, including adherence to 
alternate test procedures. 10 CFR 430.27(l). Waivers remain in effect 
pursuant to the provisions of 10 CFR 430.27(m).
    The waiver process also allows the Assistant Secretary to grant an 
interim waiver from test procedure requirements to manufacturers that 
have petitioned DOE for a waiver of such prescribed test procedures. 10 
CFR 430.27(a)(2). An interim waiver remains in effect for 180 days or 
until DOE issues its determination on the petition for waiver, 
whichever is sooner. An interim waiver may be extended for an 
additional 180 days. 10 CFR 430.27(h).

II. Application for Interim Waiver and Petition for Waiver

    On September 24, 2010, LG filed a petition for waiver and 
application for interim waiver from the test procedure applicable to 
automatic and semi-automatic clothes washers set forth in 10 CFR part 
430, subpart B, appendix J1. In particular, LG requested a waiver to 
test its clothes washers with basket volumes greater than 3.8 cubic 
feet on the basis of the residential test procedures contained in 10 
CFR part 430, Subpart B, Appendix J1, with a revised Table 5.1 which 
extends the range of container volumes beyond 3.8 cubic feet.
    LG's petition seeks a waiver from the DOE test procedure because 
the mass of the test load used in the procedure, which is based on the 
basket volume of the test unit, is currently not defined for

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basket sizes greater than 3.8 cubic feet. LG manufactures basic models 
with capacities greater than 3.8 cubic feet, and it is for these basic 
models that LG seeks a waiver from DOE's test procedure.
    Table 5.1 of Appendix J1 defines the test load sizes used in the 
test procedure as linear functions of the basket volume. LG has 
submitted a revised table to extend the maximum basket volume from 3.8 
cubic feet to 6.0 cubic feet, a table is similar to one developed by 
the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM). AHAM provided 
calculations to extrapolate Table 5.1 of the DOE test procedure to 
larger container volumes. DOE believes that this is a reasonable 
procedure because the DOE test procedure defines test load sizes as 
linear functions of the basket volume. AHAM's extrapolation was 
performed on the load weight in pounds, and AHAM seems to have used the 
conversion formula of 1/2.2 (or 0.45454545) to convert pounds to 
kilograms. LG requests to use a table similar to the table proposed by 
Samsung in its petition, rounding the results in kilograms to two 
decimal places. 75 FR 57937 (September 23, 2010). However, this table 
does contain small rounding errors which were corrected in the table 
included in DOE's clothes washer test procedure notice of proposed 
rulemaking. See discussion in the Alternate Test Procedure section, 
below.
    An interim waiver may be granted if it is determined that the 
applicant will experience economic hardship if the application for 
interim waiver is denied, if it appears likely that the petition for 
waiver will be granted, and/or the Assistant Secretary determines that 
it would be desirable for public policy reasons to grant immediate 
relief pending a determination of the petition for waiver. (10 CFR 
430.27(g)). DOE determined that LG's application for interim waiver 
does not provide sufficient market, equipment price, shipments, and 
other manufacturer impact information to permit DOE to evaluate the 
economic hardship LG might experience absent a favorable determination 
on its application for interim waiver. Previously, however, DOE granted 
an interim test procedure waiver to Whirlpool for three of Whirlpool's 
clothes washer models with container capacities greater than 3.8 ft\3\. 
(71 FR 48913, August 22, 2006). This notice contained an alternate test 
procedure, which extended the linear relationship between maximum test 
load size and clothes washer container volume in Table 5.1 to include a 
maximum test load size of 15.4 pounds (lbs) for clothes washer 
container volumes of 3.8 to 3.9 ft\3\. On September 16, 2010, DOE 
granted interim waivers to General Electric (75 FR 57915, September 23, 
2010) and Samsung (75 FR 57937, September 23, 2010) for similar 
products. The alternate test procedure in the GE petition was the same 
as that granted to Whirlpool in its interim waiver, while the alternate 
test procedure in the Samsung petition used the slightly different and 
more accurate conversion factor discussed above.
    There was one comment on the LG petition, from Whirlpool 
Corporation. Whirlpool urged that DOE process the LG waiver 
expeditiously, so that clothes washers with larger clothes containers 
can be tested and rated on a comparable basis.
    The current test procedure specifies test load sizes only for 
machines with capacities up to 3.8 cubic feet. In addition, testing a 
basic model with a capacity larger than 3.8 cubic feet using the 
current procedure could evaluate the basic model in a manner so 
unrepresentative of its true energy consumption as to provide 
materially inaccurate comparative data. Based on this, and the interim 
waivers granted to Whirlpool, Samsung and GE, it appears likely that 
the petition for waiver will be granted. As a result, the Department of 
Energy grants an interim waiver to LG for all of the basic models of 
clothes washers with container volumes greater than 3.8 cubic feet 
specified in its petition for waiver, pursuant to 10 CFR 430.27(g). DOE 
also provides for the use of an alternative test procedure extending 
the linear relationship between test load size and container capacity. 
Therefore, it is ordered that:
    The application for interim waiver filed by LG is hereby granted 
for the specified LG clothes washer basic models, subject to the 
specifications and conditions below.
    1. LG shall not be required to test or rate the specified clothes 
washer products on the basis of the test procedure under 10 CFR part 
430 subpart B, appendix J1.
    2. LG shall be required to test and rate the specified clothes 
washer products according to the alternate test procedure as set forth 
in section IV, ``Alternate test procedure.''
    The interim waiver applies to the following basic model groups:

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                   Model                                Brand
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WT5001C *..................................  LG
WT5101H *..................................  LG
LSWF388H **................................  LG
WM3875H ***................................  LG
WM3885H ***................................  LG
WM2701H *..................................  LG
WM2801H ***................................  LG
WM3001H ***................................  LG
421990...................  Kenmore
410290...................  Kenmore
405190...................  Kenmore
417200...................  Kenmore
292700...................  Kenmore
290000...................  Kenmore
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    DOE makes decisions on waivers and interim waivers for only those 
models specifically set out in the petition, not future models that may 
or may not be manufactured by the petitioner. LG may submit a new or 
amended petition for waiver and request for grant of interim waiver, as 
appropriate, for additional models of clothes washers for which it 
seeks a waiver from the DOE test procedure. In addition, DOE notes that 
grant of an interim waiver or waiver does not release a petitioner from 
the certification requirements set forth at 10 CFR 430.62.

III. Alternate Test Procedure

    EPCA requires that manufacturers use DOE test procedures to make 
representations about the energy consumption and energy consumption 
costs of products covered by EPCA. (42 U.S.C. 6293(c)) Consistent 
representations are important for manufacturers to make representations 
about the energy efficiency of their products and to demonstrate 
compliance with applicable DOE energy conservation standards. Pursuant 
to its regulations for the grant of a waiver or interim waiver from an 
applicable test procedure at 10 CFR 430.27, DOE is considering setting 
an alternate test procedure for LG in a subsequent Decision and Order. 
This alternate procedure is intended to allow manufacturers of clothes 
washers with basket capacities larger than provided for in the current 
test procedure to make valid representations. This test procedure is 
based on the expanded Table 5.1 of Appendix J1 submitted by LG. This 
Table 5.1 is not identical to the Table 5.1 submitted by LG in its 
petition--it is the Table 5.1 from DOE's clothes washer test procedure 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) (75 FR 57556, September 21, 1010). 
The NOPR Table 5.1 uses the accurate conversion factor 0.45359237 
employed by LG and Samsung to convert from pounds to kilograms, and 
does not contain rounding errors. Furthermore, if DOE specifies an 
alternate test procedure for LG, DOE may consider applying the 
alternate test procedure to similar waivers for residential clothes 
washers.

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    During the period of the interim waiver granted in this notice, LG 
shall test its clothes washer basic models according to the provisions 
of 10 CFR part 430 subpart B, appendix J1, except that the expanded 
Table 5.1 below shall be substituted for Table 5.1 of appendix J1.

                                                               Table 5.1--Test Load Sizes
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                             Container volume                                     Minimum load              Maximum load              Average load
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                       cu. ft.  >= <                          liter  >= <        lb           kg           lb           kg           lb           kg
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0-0.8.....................................................          0-22.7         3.00         1.36         3.00         1.36         3.00         1.36
0.80-0.90.................................................       22.7-25.5         3.00         1.36         3.50         1.59         3.25         1.47
0.90-1.00.................................................       25.5-28.3         3.00         1.36         3.90         1.77         3.45         1.56
1.00-1.10.................................................       28.3-31.1         3.00         1.36         4.30         1.95         3.65         1.66
1.10-1.20.................................................       31.1-34.0         3.00         1.36         4.70         2.13         3.85         1.75
1.20-1.30.................................................       34.0-36.8         3.00         1.36         5.10         2.31         4.05         1.84
1.30-1.40.................................................       36.8-39.6         3.00         1.36         5.50         2.49         4.25         1.93
1.40-1.50.................................................       39.6-42.5         3.00         1.36         5.90         2.68         4.45         2.02
1.50-1.60.................................................       42.5-45.3         3.00         1.36         6.40         2.90         4.70         2.13
1.60-1.70.................................................       45.3-48.1         3.00         1.36         6.80         3.08         4.90         2.22
1.70-1.80.................................................       48.1-51.0         3.00         1.36         7.20         3.27         5.10         2.31
1.80-1.90.................................................       51.0-53.8         3.00         1.36         7.60         3.45         5.30         2.40
1.90-2.00.................................................       53.8-56.6         3.00         1.36         8.00         3.63         5.50         2.49
2.00-2.10.................................................       56.6-59.5         3.00         1.36         8.40         3.81         5.70         2.59
2.10-2.20.................................................       59.5-62.3         3.00         1.36         8.80         3.99         5.90         2.68
2.20-2.30.................................................       62.3-65.1         3.00         1.36         9.20         4.17         6.10         2.77
2.30-2.40.................................................       65.1-68.0         3.00         1.36         9.60         4.35         6.30         2.86
2.40-2.50.................................................       68.0-70.8         3.00         1.36        10.00         4.54         6.50         2.95
2.50-2.60.................................................       70.8-73.6         3.00         1.36        10.50         4.76         6.75         3.06
2.60-2.70.................................................       73.6-76.5         3.00         1.36        10.90         4.94         6.95         3.15
2.70-2.80.................................................       76.5-79.3         3.00         1.36        11.30         5.13         7.15         3.24
2.80-2.90.................................................       79.3-82.1         3.00         1.36        11.70         5.31         7.35         3.33
2.90-3.00.................................................       82.1-85.0         3.00         1.36        12.10         5.49         7.55         3.42
3.00-3.10.................................................       85.0-87.8         3.00         1.36        12.50         5.67         7.75         3.52
3.10-3.20.................................................       87.8-90.6         3.00         1.36        12.90         5.85         7.95         3.61
3.20-3.30.................................................       90.6-93.4         3.00         1.36        13.30         6.03         8.15         3.70
3.30-3.40.................................................       93.4-96.3         3.00         1.36        13.70         6.21         8.35         3.79
3.40-3.50.................................................       96.3-99.1         3.00         1.36        14.10         6.40         8.55         3.88
3.50-3.60.................................................      99.1-101.9         3.00         1.36        14.60         6.62         8.80         3.99
3.60-3.70.................................................     101.9-104.8         3.00         1.36        15.00         6.80         9.00         4.08
3.70-3.80.................................................     104.8-107.6         3.00         1.36        15.40         6.99         9.20         4.17
3.80-3.90.................................................     107.6-110.4         3.00         1.36        15.80         7.16         9.40         4.26
3.90-4.00.................................................     110.4-113.3         3.00         1.36        16.20         7.34         9.60         4.35
4.00-4.10.................................................     113.3-116.1         3.00         1.36        16.60         7.53         9.80         4.45
4.10-4.20.................................................     116.1-118.9         3.00         1.36        17.00         7.72        10.00         4.54
4.20-4.30.................................................     118.9-121.8         3.00         1.36        17.40         7.90        10.20         4.63
4.30-4.40.................................................     121.8-124.6         3.00         1.36        17.80         8.09        10.40         4.72
4.40-4.50.................................................     124.6-127.4         3.00         1.36        18.20         8.27        10.60         4.82
4.50-4.60.................................................     127.4-130.3         3.00         1.36        18.70         8.46        10.80         4.91
4.60-4.70.................................................     130.3-133.1         3.00         1.36        19.10         8.65        11.00         5.00
4.70-4.80.................................................     133.1-135.9         3.00         1.36        19.50         8.83        11.20         5.10
4.80-4.90.................................................     135.9-138.8         3.00         1.36        19.90         9.02        11.40         5.19
4.90-5.00.................................................     138.8-141.6         3.00         1.36        20.30         9.20        11.60         5.28
5.00-5.10.................................................     141.6-144.4         3.00         1.36        20.70         9.39        11.90         5.38
5.10-5.20.................................................     144.4-147.2         3.00         1.36        21.10         9.58        12.10         5.47
5.20-5.30.................................................     147.2-150.1         3.00         1.36        21.50         9.76        12.30         5.56
5.30-5.40.................................................     150.1-152.9         3.00         1.36        21.90         9.95        12.50         5.65
5.40-5.50.................................................     152.9-155.7         3.00         1.36        22.30        10.13        12.70         5.75
5.50-5.60.................................................     155.7-158.6         3.00         1.36        22.80        10.32        12.90         5.84
5.60-5.70.................................................     158.6-161.4         3.00         1.36        23.20        10.51        13.10         5.93
5.70-5.80.................................................     161.4-164.2         3.00         1.36        23.60        10.69        13.30         6.03
5.80-5.90.................................................     164.2-167.1         3.00         1.36        24.00        10.88        13.50         6.12
5.90-6.00.................................................     167.1-169.9         3.00         1.36        24.40        11.06        13.70         6.21
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Notes:
(1) All test load weights are bone dry weights.
(2) Allowable tolerance on the test load weights are  0.10 lbs (0.05 kg).

IV. Summary and Request for Comments

    Through today's notice, DOE announces receipt of LG's petition for 
waiver from certain parts of the test procedure that apply to clothes 
washers and grants an interim waiver to LG. DOE is publishing LG's 
petition for waiver in its entirety pursuant to 10 CFR 
430.27(b)(1)(iv). The petition contains no confidential information. 
The petition includes a suggested alternate test procedure to measure 
the energy consumption of clothes washers with capacities larger than 
the 3.8 ft\3\

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specified in the current DOE test procedure. DOE is interested in 
receiving comments from interested parties on all aspects of the 
petition, including the suggested alternate test procedure and any 
other alternate test procedure.
    Pursuant to 10 CFR 430.27(b)(1)(iv), any person submitting written 
comments to DOE must also send a copy to the petitioner, whose contact 
information is included in the ADDRESSES section above.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 18, 2010.
Cathy Zoi
Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
September 24, 2010

The Honorable Catherine Zoi,
Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy,
United States Department of Energy,
Mail Station EE-10, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, 
SW., Washington, DC 20585.

Re: Petition for Waiver and Application for Interim Waiver, Test 
Procedure for Clothes Washers

Dear Assistant Secretary Zoi:

    LG Electronics, Inc. (LG) respectfully submits this Petition for 
Waiver and Application for Interim Waiver, pursuant to 10 CFR 
430.27, as related to DOE's test procedure for clothes washers.
    LG is a manufacturer of clothes washers and other products sold 
worldwide, including in the United States. LG's U.S. operations are 
LG Electronics USA, Inc., with headquarters at 1000 Sylvan Avenue, 
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 (tel. 201-816-2000). Its worldwide 
headquarters are located at LG Twin Towers 20, Yoido-dong, 
Youngdungpo-gu Seoul, Korea 150-721; (tel. 011-82-2-3777-1114); URL: 
http.www.LGE.com. LG's principal brands include LG[supreg] and OEM 
brands, including GE[supreg] and Kenmore[supreg].
    The test procedure under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act 
(EPCA), 42 U.S.C. 6291 et seq., provides for clothes washers to be 
tested with specified allowable test load sizes. See 10 CFR part 
430, subpart B, appendix J1, Table 5.1. The largest average load 
under Table 5.1 is 9.20 lbs. LG believes that it is appropriate for 
DOE to grant a waiver that would allow for testing and rating of 
specified models (see Appendix 1 hereto) with larger test loads 
where the model has a container volume that is greater than the 
largest volume shown on Table 5.1.
    DOE has already granted interim waivers to Whirlpool, General 
Electric, and Samsung for testing with larger test loads for 
specified models in excess of 3.8 cubic feet. 71 FR 48913 (Aug. 22, 
2006) (Whirlpool); 75 FR 57915 (Sept. 23, 2010) (GE); id. 57937 
(Sept. 23, 2010) (Samsung). The Association of Home Appliance 
Manufacturers (AHAM) has submitted comments to DOE suggesting that 
the DOE test procedure be amended to provide for testing with loads 
in excess of those shown in Table 5.1 when testing is done on 
clothes washers with volumes in excess of 3.8 cubic feet. See AHAM 
Comments on the Framework Document for Residential Clothes Washers; 
EERE-2008-BT-STD-0019; RIN 1904-AB90, at Appendix B--AHAM Proposed 
Changes to J1 Table 5.1 (Oct. 2, 2009). In addition, DOE has issued 
a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to amend the DOE test 
procedure to adopt the AHAM proposed Table 5.1. 75 FR 57556 (Sept. 
21, 2010).
    We note that Samsung applied for a waiver using a Table 5.1 that 
DOE has characterized as using ``a slightly more accurate conversion 
factor to convert pounds to kilograms than was used by AHAM and 
GE.'' 75 FR at 57917. DOE has granted Samsung's request in this 
regard for the interim waiver and states that it ``will consider 
adopting the more accurate Table 5.1 in the subsequent decision and 
order [for the GE waiver]'' and may consider applying a test 
procedure using the more accurate conversion factor ``to similar 
waivers for residential clothes washers.''
Id.
    LG requests that DOE grant a waiver for testing and rating based 
on the revised Table 5.1 in Appendix 2 hereto (this is the Table 5.1 
proposed by Samsung, which DOE believes uses a slightly more 
accurate conversion factor than used by AHAM and GE [see above]), 
and applied to its testing and rating of basic models specified in 
Appendix 1 hereto.\1\
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    \1\ All LG models are measured in accordance with DOE's final 
guidance for measuring clothes container capacity under the test 
procedure in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix J1.
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    The waiver should continue until DOE adopts an applicable 
amended test procedure.
    LG also requests an interim waiver for its testing and rating of 
the foregoing basic models manufactured after the grant of the 
interim waiver. The petition for waiver is likely to be granted, as 
evidenced not only by its merits, but also because DOE has granted 
interim waivers to other manufacturers (Whirlpool, GE, and Samsung) 
and has proposed a corresponding amendment to its test procedure. 
Hence, grant of an interim waiver for LG is appropriate.
    We would be pleased to discuss this request with DOE and provide 
further information as needed.
    We hereby certify that all manufacturers of domestically 
marketed units of the same product type have been notified by letter 
of this petition and application, copies of which letters are set 
forth in Appendix 3 hereto.

Sincerely,

John I. Taylor,
Vice President, Government Relations and Communications, LG 
Electronics USA, Inc., 1776 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006, 
Phone: 202-719-3490, Fax: 847-941-8177, E-mail: john.taylor@lge.com.

Of counsel:

John A. Hodges,

Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006, Phone: 
202-719-7000, Fax: 202-719-7049, E-mail: jhodges@wileyrein.com.

Appendix 1

    The waiver and interim waiver requested herein should apply to 
testing and rating of the following model series of LG-manufactured 
clothes washers. Please note that the actual model numbers will vary to 
account for such factors as year of manufacture, product color, or 
other features. Nonetheless, they will always have volumes in excess of 
3.8 cubic feet.
    (In the chart below, ``'' represents a number; ``*'' 
represents a letter.)

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                   Model                                Brand
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WT5001C*...................................  LG
WT5101H*...................................  LG
LSWF388H**.................................  LG
WM3875H***.................................  LG
WM3885H***.................................  LG
WM2701H*...................................  LG
WM2801H***.................................  LG
WM3001H***.................................  LG
421990...................  Kenmore
410290...................  Kenmore
405190...................  Kenmore
417200...................  Kenmore
292700...................  Kenmore
290000...................  Kenmore
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Appendix 2

                                                               Table 5.1--Test Load Sizes
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                             Container volume                                     Minimum load              Maximum load              Average load
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                       cu. ft.  >= <                         (liter)  >= <       lb           kg           lb           kg           lb           kg
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0-0.8.....................................................          0-22.7         3.00         1.36         3.00         1.36         3.00         1.36
0.80-0.90.................................................       22.7-25.5         3.00         1.36         3.50         1.59         3.25         1.47
0.90-1.00.................................................       25.5-28.3         3.00         1.36         3.90         1.77         3.45         1.56
1.00-1.10.................................................       28.3-31.1         3.00         1.36         4.30         1.95         3.65         1.66
1.10-1.20.................................................       31.1-34.0         3.00         1.36         4.70         2.13         3.85         1.75

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1.20-1.30.................................................       34.0-36.8         3.00         1.36         5.10         2.31         4.05         1.84
1.30-1.40.................................................       36.8-39.6         3.00         1.36         5.50         2.49         4.25         1.93
1.40-1.50.................................................       39.6-42.5         3.00         1.36         5.90         2.68         4.45         2.02
1.50-1.60.................................................       42.5-45.3         3.00         1.36         6.40         2.90         4.70         2.13
1.60-1.70.................................................       45.3-48.1         3.00         1.36         6.80         3.08         4.90         2.22
1.70-1.80.................................................       48.1-51.0         3.00         1.36         7.20         3.27         5.10         2.31
1.80-1.90.................................................       51.0-53.8         3.00         1.36         7.60         3.45         5.30         2.40
1.90-2.00.................................................       53.8-56.6         3.00         1.36         8.00         3.63         5.50         2.49
2.00-2.10.................................................       56.6-59.5         3.00         1.36         8.40         3.81         5.70         2.59
2.10-2.20.................................................       59.5-62.3         3.00         1.36         8.80         3.99         5.90         2.68
2.20-2.30.................................................       62.3-65.1         3.00         1.36         9.20         4.17         6.10         2.77
2.30-2.40.................................................       65.1-68.0         3.00         1.36         9.60         4.35         6.30         2.86
2.40-2.50.................................................       68.0-70.8         3.00         1.36        10.00         4.54         6.50         2.95
2.50-2.60.................................................       70.8-73.6         3.00         1.36        10.50         4.76         6.75         3.06
2.60-2.70.................................................       73.6-76.5         3.00         1.36        10.90         4.94         6.95         3.15
2.70-2.80.................................................       76.5-79.3         3.00         1.36        11.30         5.13         7.15         3.24
2.80-2.90.................................................       79.3-82.1         3.00         1.36        11.70         5.31         7.35         3.33
2.90-3.00.................................................       82.1-85.0         3.00         1.36        12.10         5.49         7.55         3.42
3.00-3.10.................................................       85.0-87.8         3.00         1.36        12.50         5.67         7.75         3.52
3.10-3.20.................................................       87.8-90.6         3.00         1.36        12.90         5.85         7.95         3.61
3.20-3.30.................................................       90.6-93.4         3.00         1.36        13.30         6.03         8.15         3.70
3.30-3.40.................................................       93.4-96.3         3.00         1.36        13.70         6.21         8.35         3.79
3.40-3.50.................................................       96.3-99.1         3.00         1.36        14.10         6.40         8.55         3.88
3.50-3.60.................................................      99.1-101.9         3.00         1.36        14.60         6.62         8.80         3.99
3.60-3.70.................................................     101.9-104.8         3.00         1.36        15.00         6.80         9.00         4.08
3.70-3.80.................................................     104.8-107.6         3.00         1.36        15.40         6.99         9.20         4.17
3.80-3.90.................................................     107.6-110.4         3.00         1.36        15.80         7.18         9.40         4.27
3.90-4.00.................................................     110.4-113.3         3.00         1.36        16.20         7.36         9.60         4.36
4.00-4.10.................................................     113.3-116.1         3.00         1.36        16.60         7.55         9.80         4.45
4.10-4.20.................................................     116.1-118.9         3.00         1.36        17.00         7.73        10.00         4.55
4.20-4.30.................................................     118.9-121.8         3.00         1.36        17.40         7.91        10.20         4.64
4.30-4.40.................................................     121.8-124.6         3.00         1.36        17.80         8.09        10.40         4.73
4.40-4.50.................................................     124.6-127.4         3.00         1.36        18.20         8.27        10.60         4.82
4.50-4.60.................................................     127.4-130.3         3.00         1.36        18.70         8.50        10.85         4.93
4.60-4.70.................................................     130.3-133.1         3.00         1.36         19.1         8.65        11.03         5.00
4.70-4.80.................................................     133.1-135.9         3.00         1.36         19.5         8.83        11.24         5.10
4.80-4.90.................................................     135.9-138.8         3.00         1.36         19.9         9.02        11.44         5.19
4.90-5.00.................................................     138.8-141.6         3.00         1.36         20.3         9.21        11.65         5.28
5.00-5.10.................................................     141.6-144.4         3.00         1.36         20.7         9.39        11.85         5.38
5.10-5.20.................................................     144.4-147.3         3.00         1.36         21.1         9.58        12.06         5.47
5.20-5.30.................................................     147.3-150.1         3.00         1.36         21.5         9.76        12.26         5.56
5.30-5.40.................................................     150.1-152.9         3.00         1.36         21.9         9.95        12.46         5.65
5.40-5.50.................................................     152.9-155.8         3.00         1.36         22.3        10.13        12.67         5.75
5.50-5.60.................................................     155.8-158.6         3.00         1.36         22.7        10.32        12.87         5.84
5.60-5.70.................................................     158.6-161.4         3.00         1.36         23.2        10.51        13.08         5.93
5.70-5.80.................................................     161.4-164.3         3.00         1.36         23.6        10.69        13.29         6.03
5.80-5.90.................................................     164.3-167.1         3.00         1.36         24.0        10.88        13.49         6.12
5.90-6.00.................................................     167.1-169.9         3.00         1.36         24.4        11.06        13.70         6.21
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Notes:
(1) All test load weights are bone dry weights.
(2) Allowable tolerance on the test load weights are +/-0.10 lbs (0.05 kg).

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