Technology Evaluation Process, 37344-37345 [2011-16012]

Download as PDF 37344 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 123 / Monday, June 27, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy [Docket Number EERE–2011–BT–NOA– 0039] Technology Evaluation Process Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of request for information (RFI) comment period extension. AGENCY: This is an extension of a prior RFI seeking comment on a proposed commercial buildings technology evaluation process. The stakeholder comment period is being extended an additional 30 days to give potential participants additional time to provide responses and comments on the information contained within the RFI. DOE seeks comments and information related to a commercial buildings technology evaluation process. DOE is seeking to create a process for evaluating emerging and underutilized energy efficient technologies for commercial buildings based on the voluntary submittal of product test data. The program would be centered on a publicly accessible listing of products that meet minimum energy efficiency criteria specified for the applicable technology type. Evaluation under the criteria would be based on product test data submitted by manufacturers, then analyzed by DOE to generate information related to the energy savings of the products. For those products that met the specified minimum energy efficiency criteria, the results of such analyses would be made publicly available. The program would provide centralized information on the analysis factors in a manner that would make results directly comparable between products within the same technology type or area. DATES: Written comments and information are requested on or before July 27, 2011. ADDRESSES: Interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket number EERE–2011–BT–NOA–0039, by any of the following methods. Your response should be limited to 3 pages. Questions relative to responding to this RFI may be sent to the same mailbox in advance of your response, and will be answered via e-mail. • E-mail: to TechID-RFI-2011-NOA0039@ee.doe.gov. Include EERE–2011– BT– NOA–0039 in the subject line of the message. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Jun 24, 2011 Jkt 223001 • Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE–2J, Revisions to Energy Efficiency Enforcement Regulations, EERE–2011– BT– NOA–0039, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585– 0121. Phone: (202) 586–2945. Please submit one signed paper original. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, 6th Floor, 950 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20024. Phone: (202) 586–2945. Please submit one signed paper original. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information may be sent to Mr. Alan Schroeder, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, EE–2J, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: 202–586–0158. E-mail: Alan.Schroeder@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comment On May 26, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued an RFI regarding a process for evaluating emerging and underutilized energy efficient technologies for commercial buildings based on the voluntary submittal of product test data. 76 FR 30696. As explained in the RFI, the program would be centered on a publicly accessible listing of products that meet minimum energy efficiency criteria specified for the applicable technology type. Evaluation under the criteria would be based on product test data submitted by manufacturers, then analyzed by DOE to generate information related to the energy savings of the products. For those products that met the specified minimum energy efficiency criteria, the results of such analyses would be made publicly available. The program would provide centralized information on the analysis factors in a manner that would make results directly comparable between products within the same technology type or area. The RFI originally provided June 27, 2011, as the date by which comments were to be submitted. DOE is extending the comment period until July 27, 2011. The May 26, 2011 RFI provides additional detail on the program under consideration as well as the specific PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 questions on which DOE is seeking comment. Disclaimer and Important Notes The RFI has been issued solely for information and program planning purposes; the RFI does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or abstracts. Responses to the RFI will be treated as information only. DOE will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred in responding to the RFI. Respondents are advised that DOE is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted under the RFI. Responses to the RFI do not bind DOE to any further actions related to this topic. Confidential Business Information According to 10 CFR 1004.11, any person submitting information he or she believes to be confidential and exempt by law from public disclosure should submit via e-mail, postal mail, or hand delivery/courier two well-marked copies: One copy of the document marked confidential including all the information believed to be confidential, and one copy of the document marked non-confidential with the information believed to be confidential deleted. Submit these documents via e-mail or on a CD, if feasible. 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) when such information might lose its confidential character due to the passage of time; and (7) why disclosure of the information would be contrary to the public interest. It is DOE’s policy that all comments may be included in the public docket, without change and as received, including any personal information provided in the comments (except information deemed to be exempt from public disclosure). E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 123 / Monday, June 27, 2011 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on June 21, 2011. Kathleen B. Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Office of Technology Development, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2011–16012 Filed 6–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2010–0368; FRL–9324–7] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Polymeric Coating of Supporting Substrates Facilities (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. DATES: Additional comments may be submitted on or before July 27, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing docket ID number EPA–HQ– OECA–2010–0368, to: (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by e-mail to docket.oeca@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Environmental Protection Agency, Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center, mail code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; and (2) OMB at: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Learia A. Williams, Office of Compliance and Enforcement, Mail Code 2227A, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564–4113; fax number: (202) 564–0050; e-mail address: williams.learia@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Jun 24, 2011 Jkt 223001 review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On June 2, 2010 (75 FR 30812), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any additional comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice. EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under docket ID number EPA–HQ–OECA–2010–0368 which is available for public viewing online at http://www.regulations.gov, in person viewing at the Enforcement and Compliance Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the Enforcement and Compliance Docket is (202) 566–1752. Use EPA’s electronic docket and comment system at http:// www.regulations.gov, to either submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘docket search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified above. Please note that EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing at http://www.regulations.gov as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, Confidential Business Information (CBI), or other information whose public disclosure is restricted by statute. For further information about the electronic docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Title: NSPS for Polymeric Coating of Supporting Substrates Facilities (Renewal). ICR Numbers: EPA ICR Number 1284.09 OMB Control Number 2060– 0181. ICR Status: This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2011. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in title 40 of the CFR, after appearing in the Federal Register when approved, are listed in 40 CFR part 9, and displayed either by publication in PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37345 the Federal Register or by other appropriate means, such as on the related collection instrument or form, if applicable. The display of OMB control numbers in certain EPA regulations is consolidated in 40 CFR part 9. Abstract: NSPS for Polymeric Coating of Supporting Substrates Facilities are subject to the General Provisions at 40 CFR part 60, subpart A, and any changes, or additions to these Provisions specified at 40 CFR part 60, subpart VVV. Owners or operators of the affected facilities must submit a one-time-only report of any physical or operational changes, initial performance tests, and periodic reports and results. Owners or operators are also required to maintain records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction in the operation of an affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. Reports, at a minimum, are required semiannually. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 82 hours per response. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Respondents/Affected Entities: Owners or operators of polymeric coating of supporting substrates facilities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 56. Frequency of Response: Initially, quarterly, and semiannually. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 13,108. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $1,866,424, which includes $1,229,924 in labor costs, $48,500 in capital/startup costs, and $588,000 in operation and maintenance (O&M) costs. Changes in the Estimates: The small increase in burden and cost to the Respondents and the Agency from the E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 123 (Monday, June 27, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

[Docket Number EERE-2011-BT-NOA-0039]


Technology Evaluation Process

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

ACTION: Notice of request for information (RFI) comment period 
extension.

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SUMMARY: This is an extension of a prior RFI seeking comment on a 
proposed commercial buildings technology evaluation process. The 
stakeholder comment period is being extended an additional 30 days to 
give potential participants additional time to provide responses and 
comments on the information contained within the RFI.
    DOE seeks comments and information related to a commercial 
buildings technology evaluation process. DOE is seeking to create a 
process for evaluating emerging and underutilized energy efficient 
technologies for commercial buildings based on the voluntary submittal 
of product test data. The program would be centered on a publicly 
accessible listing of products that meet minimum energy efficiency 
criteria specified for the applicable technology type. Evaluation under 
the criteria would be based on product test data submitted by 
manufacturers, then analyzed by DOE to generate information related to 
the energy savings of the products. For those products that met the 
specified minimum energy efficiency criteria, the results of such 
analyses would be made publicly available. The program would provide 
centralized information on the analysis factors in a manner that would 
make results directly comparable between products within the same 
technology type or area.

DATES: Written comments and information are requested on or before July 
27, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket 
number EERE-2011-BT-NOA-0039, by any of the following methods. Your 
response should be limited to 3 pages. Questions relative to responding 
to this RFI may be sent to the same mailbox in advance of your 
response, and will be answered via e-mail.
     E-mail: to TechID-RFI-2011-NOA-0039@ee.doe.gov. Include 
EERE-2011-BT- NOA-0039 in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE-2J, Revisions to Energy 
Efficiency Enforcement Regulations, EERE-2011-BT- NOA-0039, 1000 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585- 0121. Phone: (202) 586-
2945. Please submit one signed paper original.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department 
of Energy, Building Technologies Program, 6th Floor, 950 L'Enfant 
Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20024. Phone: (202) 586-2945. Please submit 
one signed paper original.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket number.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information may be sent to Mr. Alan Schroeder, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building 
Technologies Program, EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, 
DC 20585-0121. Telephone: 202-586-0158. E-mail: 
Alan.Schroeder@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Request for Comment

    On May 26, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued an RFI 
regarding a process for evaluating emerging and underutilized energy 
efficient technologies for commercial buildings based on the voluntary 
submittal of product test data. 76 FR 30696. As explained in the RFI, 
the program would be centered on a publicly accessible listing of 
products that meet minimum energy efficiency criteria specified for the 
applicable technology type. Evaluation under the criteria would be 
based on product test data submitted by manufacturers, then analyzed by 
DOE to generate information related to the energy savings of the 
products. For those products that met the specified minimum energy 
efficiency criteria, the results of such analyses would be made 
publicly available. The program would provide centralized information 
on the analysis factors in a manner that would make results directly 
comparable between products within the same technology type or area.
    The RFI originally provided June 27, 2011, as the date by which 
comments were to be submitted. DOE is extending the comment period 
until July 27, 2011. The May 26, 2011 RFI provides additional detail on 
the program under consideration as well as the specific questions on 
which DOE is seeking comment.

Disclaimer and Important Notes

    The RFI has been issued solely for information and program planning 
purposes; the RFI does not constitute a formal solicitation for 
proposals or abstracts. Responses to the RFI will be treated as 
information only. DOE will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred 
in responding to the RFI. Respondents are advised that DOE is under no 
obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or 
provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information 
submitted under the RFI. Responses to the RFI do not bind DOE to any 
further actions related to this topic.

Confidential Business Information

    According to 10 CFR 1004.11, any person submitting information he 
or she believes to be confidential and exempt by law from public 
disclosure should submit via e-mail, postal mail, or hand delivery/
courier two well-marked copies: One copy of the document marked 
confidential including all the information believed to be confidential, 
and one copy of the document marked non-confidential with the 
information believed to be confidential deleted. Submit these documents 
via e-mail or on a CD, if feasible. 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) when such information might lose its 
confidential character due to the passage of time; and (7) why 
disclosure of the information would be contrary to the public interest.
    It is DOE's policy that all comments may be included in the public 
docket, without change and as received, including any personal 
information provided in the comments (except information deemed to be 
exempt from public disclosure).


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    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 21, 2011.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Office of Technology 
Development, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2011-16012 Filed 6-24-11; 8:45 am]
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