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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 15, 2010 / Notices Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339. [FR Doc. 2010–31503 Filed 12–14–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Management of Energy and Water Efficiency in Federal Buildings: Availability of Guidance Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: This notice of availability announces that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is soliciting public comments on a draft guidance document regarding Federal agency implementation of energy and water efficiency requirements. The draft Guidance for the Implementation and Follow-up of Identified Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Covered Facilities (per 42 U.S.C. 8253 Subsection (f), Use of Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Federal Buildings) is available at: http://www1.eere.energy. gov/femp/pdfs/draft_EISA_project_ guidance.pdf DATES: Comments, data, and information regarding this draft guidance must be received by December 29, 2010. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are encouraged to submit comments to Christopher Tremper, Federal Energy Management Program, via e-mail at EISA-432-Guidance@ee.doe.gov or via mail at: Christopher Tremper, Federal Energy Management Program, EE–2L, U.S. Department of Energy; 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585. DOE encourages respondents to submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Christopher Tremper, U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program, EE–2L, 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586–7632, e-mail: Chris.Tremper@ee. doe.gov.Ms. Ami Grace-Tardy, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC–71, 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586–5709, e-mail: Ami.Grace-Tardy@hq.doe.gov. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Management of Energy and Water Efficiency in Federal Buildings: 
Availability of Guidance

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

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: This notice of availability announces that the U.S. Department 
of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 
(EERE), Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is soliciting public 
comments on a draft guidance document regarding Federal agency 
implementation of energy and water efficiency requirements. The draft 
Guidance for the Implementation and Follow-up of Identified Energy and 
Water Efficiency Measures in Covered Facilities (per 42 U.S.C. 8253 
Subsection (f), Use of Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Federal 
Buildings) is available at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/draft_EISA_project_guidance.pdf

DATES: Comments, data, and information regarding this draft guidance 
must be received by December 29, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are encouraged to submit comments to 
Christopher Tremper, Federal Energy Management Program, via e-mail at 
EISA-432-Guidance@ee.doe.gov or via mail at: Christopher Tremper, 
Federal Energy Management Program, EE-2L, U.S. Department of Energy; 
1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585. DOE encourages 
respondents to submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Christopher Tremper, U.S. 
Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program, EE-2L, 1000 
Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-7632, e-mail: 
Chris.Tremper@ee.doe.gov.Ms. Ami Grace-Tardy, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC-71, 1000 Independence Ave., 
SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-5709, e-mail: Ami.Grace-Tardy@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 432 of the Energy Independence and 
Security Act of 2007 (EISA) amends section 543 of the National Energy 
Conservation Policy Act, by adding a new subsection that describes 
Federal agency facility energy and water project management and 
benchmarking requirements, including:
     Designate covered facilities and assign facility energy 
managers for ensuring compliance of covered facilities subject to the 
requirements;
     Conduct comprehensive energy and water evaluations;
     Implement identified efficiency measures;
     Follow-up on implemented efficiency measures;
     Deploy and use web-based tracking system for covered 
facilities' energy use, evaluations, projects, follow-up and analysis;
     Benchmark metered buildings that are, or part of, covered 
facilities; and
     Disclose Federal agency progress in evaluating covered 
facilities, project implementation, follow-up status, and benchmarked 
building performance implementation status. (42 U.S.C. 8253(f)(4))
    The draft Guidance for the Implementation and Follow-up of 
Identified Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Covered Facilities 
(per 42 U.S.C. 8253 Subsection (f), Use of Energy and Water Efficiency 
Measures in Federal Buildings) provides guidance to Federal agencies 
pertaining to the implementation of energy and water efficiency 
measures identified and undertaken per Section 432 of EISA (42 U.S.C. 
8253(f)(4) and (5)) and details how these activities fit into the 
comprehensive approach to Federal agency facility energy and water 
management.
    This draft guidance is available at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/draft_EISA_project_guidance.pdf. DOE will accept comments, 
data, and information regarding the draft guidance no later than the 
date specified in the DATES section.
    More information on DOE's FEMP is available at: http://
www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 10, 2010.
Dr. Timothy D. Unruh,
Program Manager, DOE-EERE Federal Energy Management Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-31467 Filed 12-14-10; 8:45 am]
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