Offshore Renewable Energy; Public Meeting on Information Needs for Resource Assessment and Design Conditions, 34684-34685 [2011-14659]

Download as PDF 34684 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 114 / Tuesday, June 14, 2011 / Notices Notice of Virtual Public Forum for EAC Standards Board. ACTION: Monday, July 11, 2011, 9 a.m. EDT through Friday, July 22, 2011, 5 p.m. EDT. DATE AND TIME: EAC Standards Board Virtual Public Forum at http://www.eac.gov/ virtual_public_forum.aspx. Once at the main page of EAC’s Web site, viewers should click the link to the Virtual Public Forum. The virtual public forum will open on Monday, July 11, 2011, at 9 a.m. EDT and will close on Friday, July 22, 2011, at 5 p.m. EDT. The site will be available 24 hours per day during that 12-day period. PLACE: The EAC Standards Board will review and provide feedback on the EAC’s Status Resolutions Update, which is an update on actions taken regarding Standards Board resolutions. 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Data on EAC’S Web site is accessible to visitors with disabilities and meets the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. PURPOSE: PERSON TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Bryan Whitener, Telephone: (202) 566– 3100. Gineen M. Bresso, Commissioner, U.S. Election Assistance Commission. [FR Doc. 2011–14847 Filed 6–10–11; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6820–KF–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:27 Jun 13, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 1. Forecasting Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Offshore Renewable Energy; Public Meeting on Information Needs for Resource Assessment and Design Conditions Initialize, constrain, and improve appropriate forecast models addressing periods of hours to days ahead for winds, waves, and currents. 2. Energy Projections/Performance Monitoring Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy (DOE). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of public meeting. This notice announces a public meeting for interested parties to provide DOE information on existing needs for acquiring meteorological and oceanographic information to support cost-effective deployment of offshore renewable energy plants, particularly wind and marine hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held Thursday, June 23, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday, June 24, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. DATES: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA 22202. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stan Calvert at stan.calvert@ee.doe.gov. The purpose of the meeting is for DOE to obtain input regarding the development of accurate meteorological and oceanographic information for evaluating the energy potential, economic viability, and engineering requirements of offshore project sites. The meeting is an opportunity for participants to provide, based on their individual experience, individual information and facts regarding this topic. It is not the object of this session to obtain any group position or consensus. Rather, the Department is seeking as many recommendations as possible from all individuals at this meeting. The public meeting will consist of an initial plenary session in which invited speakers will survey information availability and needs for various applications related to offshore renewable energy. For the remainder of the meeting, breakout groups will be used to provide participants an opportunity to present to DOE information on the specified areas regarding existing gaps in observations and computational products. These groups will be an opportunity to provide comment on information needs for the following applications: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimate energy to be produced by an offshore renewable energy plant. Once plants are in place, information would also be required to evaluate the plants actual production and determine causes for changes in its performance. 3. Technology Design and Validation Design and validate energy devices for the marine environment that would predictably withstand physical loads on energy devices in the marine environment while operating at optimum efficiency. 4. Facility Design Effectively design offshore energy plants as a whole, including designs that would account for interactions among individual devices and for siting issues. 5. Operations Planning/Site Safety Effectively schedule and execute O&M activities, including safe facility access and response to extreme events. The meeting is intended to hear from experts involved in planning, deployment, operation, and regulation of offshore wind and marine hydrokinetic energy, experts involved in meteorological and oceanic disciplines relevant to offshore energy, as well as the interested public. However, the meeting will not focus on environmental impact or management issues, which are being addressed by separate efforts. While participation is open to all interested parties, the breakout structure of the meeting will limit its overall size to about 100 participants. When the meeting is fully subscribed, registration will be closed. To register, please visit http:// www.sentech.org/ Offshore_RADC_Meeting/. Tentative Agenda (Subject To Change) Day 1 7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast 8:30 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Welcome and plenary session 10:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. First breakout sessions 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 114 / Tuesday, June 14, 2011 / Notices Second breakout sessions 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Break 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Plenary session—breakout reports Day 2 8 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast 8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Third breakout sessions 10:30 a.m. –11 a.m. Break 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Closing plenary: breakout reports and closing comments Registration and Accommodations A room-block for meeting participants has been established at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. The room block is limited and is not guaranteed after Friday, June 10. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dr. Michael G. Raymond, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE–2J, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In accordance with Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 431.401(f)(4), DOE provides notice of the issuance of the Decision and Order set forth below. In this Decision and Issued in Washington, DC, on June 7, 2011. Order, DOE grants Daikin a waiver from the existing DOE commercial package Mark A. Higgins, air conditioner and heat pump test Acting Program Manager, Wind and procedures for its VRV III–PB multiHydropower Technologies, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. split products. DOE also requires the use of an alternate test procedure for [FR Doc. 2011–14659 Filed 6–13–11; 8:45 am] this equipment. The cooling capacities BILLING CODE 6450–01–P of Daikin’s VRV III–PB multi-split heat pumps in its waiver petition range from DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 72,000 Btu/h to 360,000 Btu/h. Daikin must use American National Standards Office of Energy Efficiency and Institute/Air-Conditioning, Heating and Renewable Energy Refrigeration Institute (ANSI/AHRI) Standard 1230–2010, ‘‘Performance [Case No. CAC–029] Rating of Variable Refrigerant Flow Energy Conservation Program for (VRF) Multi-Split Air-Conditioning and Certain Commercial and Industrial Heat Pump Equipment’’ to test and rate Equipment: Decision and Order the specified models of VRV III–PB Granting a Waiver to Daikin AC variable refrigerant flow (VRF) multi(Americas) Inc. From the Department split commercial heat pumps, identified of Energy Commercial Package Air below, with cooling capacities less than Conditioner and Heat Pump Test or equal to 300,000 Btu/hr. Daikin must Procedures use the alternate test procedure specified in its interim waiver to test AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and and rate the specified models of VRV Renewable Energy, Department of III–PB variable refrigerant flow (VRF) Energy. multi-split commercial heat pumps, ACTION: Decision and Order. identified below, with cooling SUMMARY: This notice publishes the U.S. capacities above 300,000, except that for consistency with the testing required by Department of Energy’s (DOE) Decision and Order in Case No. CAC–029, which ANSI/AHRI 1230–2010, tests of both ducted and non-ducted indoor units grants Daikin AC (Americas) Inc. (Daikin) a waiver from the existing DOE must now be conducted. 76 FR 19069 (April 6, 2011). test procedures applicable to commercial package air-source central Today’s decision prohibits Daikin air conditioners and heat pumps. The from making any representations waiver is specific to the Daikin VRV III– concerning the energy efficiency of PB variable refrigerant flow (VRF) multi- these products unless the product has split commercial heat pumps. As a been tested consistent with the condition of this waiver, Daikin must provisions and restrictions in the use the alternate test procedure set forth alternate test procedure set forth in the in this notice to test and rate its VRV III– Decision and Order below, and the PB variable refrigerant flow (VRF) multi- representations fairly disclose the test split commercial heat pumps. results. (42 U.S.C. 6314(d)) Distributors, retailers, and private labelers are held to DATES: This Decision and Order is the same standard when making effective June 14, 2011. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:27 Jun 13, 2011 Jkt 223001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34685 representations regarding the energy efficiency of these products. Id. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 7, 2011. Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Office of Technology Development, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Decision and Order In the Matter of: Daikin AC (Americas) Inc. (Daikin) (Case No. CAC– 029). Background Title III, Part C of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), Public Law 94–163 (42 U.S.C. 6311– 6317, as codified) established the Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment, a program covering certain industrial equipment, which includes the VRV III–PB variable refrigerant flow (VRF) commercial multi-split heat pumps (‘‘VRV III–PB multi-split heat pumps’’) that are the focus of this notice.1 Part C specifically includes definitions (42 U.S.C. 6311), test procedures (42 U.S.C. 6314), labeling provisions (42 U.S.C. 6315), energy conservation standards (42 U.S.C 6313), and the authority to require information and reports from manufacturers. 42 U.S.C. 6316. With respect to test procedures, Part C authorizes the Secretary of Energy (the Secretary) to prescribe test procedures that are reasonably designed to produce results that measure energy efficiency, energy use, and estimated annual operating costs, and that are not unduly burdensome to conduct. (42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(2)) For commercial package airconditioning and heating equipment, EPCA provides that ‘‘the test procedures shall be those generally accepted industry testing procedures or rating procedures developed or recognized by the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute [ARI] or by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers [ASHRAE], as referenced in ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 and in effect on June 30, 1992.’’ (42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(4)(A)) Under 42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(4)(B), the statute further directs the Secretary to amend the test procedure for a covered commercial product if the industry test procedure is amended, unless the Secretary determines, by rule and based on clear and convincing evidence, that such a modified test procedure does not meet the statutory criteria set forth in 42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(2) and (3). 1 For editorial reasons, upon codification in the U.S. Code, Part C was re-designated Part A–1. E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 114 (Tuesday, June 14, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34684-34685]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-14659]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Offshore Renewable Energy; Public Meeting on Information Needs 
for Resource Assessment and Design Conditions

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of 
Energy (DOE).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting for interested parties 
to provide DOE information on existing needs for acquiring 
meteorological and oceanographic information to support cost-effective 
deployment of offshore renewable energy plants, particularly wind and 
marine hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies.

DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday, June 23, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. 
to 5:30 p.m., and Friday, June 24, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy., 
Arlington, VA 22202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stan Calvert at 
stan.calvert@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is for DOE to 
obtain input regarding the development of accurate meteorological and 
oceanographic information for evaluating the energy potential, economic 
viability, and engineering requirements of offshore project sites. The 
meeting is an opportunity for participants to provide, based on their 
individual experience, individual information and facts regarding this 
topic. It is not the object of this session to obtain any group 
position or consensus. Rather, the Department is seeking as many 
recommendations as possible from all individuals at this meeting.
    The public meeting will consist of an initial plenary session in 
which invited speakers will survey information availability and needs 
for various applications related to offshore renewable energy. For the 
remainder of the meeting, breakout groups will be used to provide 
participants an opportunity to present to DOE information on the 
specified areas regarding existing gaps in observations and 
computational products. These groups will be an opportunity to provide 
comment on information needs for the following applications:

1. Forecasting

    Initialize, constrain, and improve appropriate forecast models 
addressing periods of hours to days ahead for winds, waves, and 
currents.

2. Energy Projections/Performance Monitoring

    Estimate energy to be produced by an offshore renewable energy 
plant. Once plants are in place, information would also be required to 
evaluate the plants actual production and determine causes for changes 
in its performance.

3. Technology Design and Validation

    Design and validate energy devices for the marine environment that 
would predictably withstand physical loads on energy devices in the 
marine environment while operating at optimum efficiency.

4. Facility Design

    Effectively design offshore energy plants as a whole, including 
designs that would account for interactions among individual devices 
and for siting issues.

5. Operations Planning/Site Safety

    Effectively schedule and execute O&M activities, including safe 
facility access and response to extreme events.
    The meeting is intended to hear from experts involved in planning, 
deployment, operation, and regulation of offshore wind and marine 
hydrokinetic energy, experts involved in meteorological and oceanic 
disciplines relevant to offshore energy, as well as the interested 
public. However, the meeting will not focus on environmental impact or 
management issues, which are being addressed by separate efforts. While 
participation is open to all interested parties, the breakout structure 
of the meeting will limit its overall size to about 100 participants. 
When the meeting is fully subscribed, registration will be closed.
    To register, please visit http://www.sentech.org/Offshore_RADC_Meeting/.

Tentative Agenda (Subject To Change)

Day 1

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
    Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
    Welcome and plenary session
10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
    Break
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    First breakout sessions
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Lunch
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

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    Second breakout sessions
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Break
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
    Plenary session--breakout reports

Day 2

8 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
    Continental breakfast
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
    Third breakout sessions
10:30 a.m. -11 a.m.
    Break
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Closing plenary: breakout reports and closing comments

Registration and Accommodations

    A room-block for meeting participants has been established at the 
Hyatt Regency Crystal City. The room block is limited and is not 
guaranteed after Friday, June 10.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 7, 2011.
Mark A. Higgins,
Acting Program Manager, Wind and Hydropower Technologies, Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2011-14659 Filed 6-13-11; 8:45 am]
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