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Download as PDF 47180 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 150 / Thursday, August 4, 2011 / Notices systems may be based on existing industry rating systems and test procedures such as NEMA’s LE 6 rating system, (which covers 22 classes of interior and exterior luminaires) and EPA’s ENERGY STAR luminaire specifications (which covers a range of residential and commercial direction and non-directional products) and is based on IESNA test procedures (LM– 46, LM–41, LM–10–11, and LM–31–11). DOE is considering whether to define certain lighting systems and controls terminology to enable development of an appropriate national test procedure. D. Collection of Information on Luminaire/Lighting Systems Labeling. DOE is also collecting information on whether labels for luminaires/lighting systems may be based on industry rating systems such as those described in the previous section. E. Conclusion The Department recognizes that voluntary luminaire test procedures and labels exist and that the industry is increasingly using controls technologies to reduce lighting energy use. DOE therefore requests information on recent developments in luminaire testing and labeling programs and how energy savings from controls are addressed therein. III. Public Participation A. Submission of Information sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DOE will accept information and data in response to this Request for Information as provided in the DATES section above. Information submitted to the Department by e-mail should be provided in WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, PDF, or text file format. Those responding should avoid the use of special characters or any form of encryption, and wherever possible, comments should include the electronic signature of the author. Comments submitted to the Department by mail or hand delivery/courier should include one signed original paper copy. No telefacsimiles will be accepted. Comments submitted in response to this notice will become a matter of public record and will be made publicly available. Although comments are welcome on all issues discussed in this notice, DOE is particularly interested in the following information and substantiating data on existing test procedures and labels for luminaires. 17:29 Aug 03, 2011 Jkt 223001 Issued in Washington, DC, on July 29, 2011. Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Office of Technology Development, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2011–19780 Filed 8–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program— Eastern Division—2021 Power Marketing Initiative Proposal Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of re-opening of comment period. AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration (Western), Upper Great Plains Region, a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of Energy (DOE) published the proposed 2021 Power Marketing Initiative (2021 PMI) in the Federal Register on March 4, 2011. The proposed 2021 PMI provides the basis for marketing the SUMMARY: B. Issues on Which DOE Seeks Information VerDate Mar<15>2010 1. Definitions. DOE invites comments on the definition of lighting systems, luminaires and other relevant terms. 2. Lighting systems/luminaire test procedures and labeling. DOE is particularly interested in details on industry, state, and international test procedures and labels including, where feasible: Luminaire classes covered, fraction of current luminaire sales covered, percentage of products covered by the program currently being tested and reported on; the method used to inform purchasers of covered luminaires about the results of the testing and other energy and performance related information. 3. Inclusion of controls in lighting systems test procedures and labeling. DOE requests comments on means to include controls in test procedures and whether the inclusion of controls in labels would provide consumers with useful information. 4. The current status of labeling programs. DOE is particularly interested in what products are currently sold with luminaire efficiency labels, what fraction of the market represents, what the leading labels are and what information the labels contain. DOE is also interested in comments on other relevant issues that participants think would affect test procedures and labeling applicable to lighting systems or luminaires. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 long-term firm hydroelectric resources of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program—Eastern Division (P–SMBP— ED) beyond December 31, 2020, when Western’s Firm Electric Service contracts associated with the current marketing plan will expire. The proposed 2021 PMI extends the current P–SMBP—ED marketing plan, with amendments to the contract term and resource pools marketing plan principles. The comment period for the proposed 2021 PMI ended on May 4, 2011. Western received a comment requesting additional time to supplement comments on the proposed 2021 PMI. This Federal Register notice re-opens the written comment period for the proposed 2021 PMI until September 6, 2011. DATES: Entities interested in commenting on the proposed 2021 PMI must submit written comments to Western’s Upper Great Plains Regional Office. Western must receive written comments by 4 p.m., M.D.T., on September 6, 2011. Western reserves the right to not consider any comments that are received after the prescribed date and time. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments regarding the proposed 2021 PMI to Robert J. Harris, Regional Manager, Upper Great Plains Region, Western Area Power Administration, 2900 4th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101– 1266. Comments may also be faxed to (406) 255–2900 or e-mailed to UGP2021@wapa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John A. Pankratz, Public Utilities Specialist, Upper Great Plains Region, Western Area Power Administration, 2900 4th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101– 1266, telephone (406) 255–2932, e-mail UGP2021@wapa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Western initiated 2021 PMI discussions with P– SMBP—ED firm power customers in November 2010 by hosting meetings, including one conference call meeting, throughout the Upper Great Plains Region. The meetings provided all firm power customers the opportunity to review current marketing plan principles and provide informal input to Western for consideration in the 2021 PMI proposal. Western sent a letter to all firm power customers inviting them to attend these meetings. In addition, due to the special and unique relationship between the United States and tribal governments, Western initiated government-to-government consultation by sending a certified letter to each tribal firm power customer, inviting them to attend Native American-focused meetings. As part of, E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 150 / Thursday, August 4, 2011 / Notices and in order to facilitate ongoing consultation, Western hosted Native American-focused meetings, including one conference call meeting, throughout the Upper Great Plains Region. The proposed 2021 PMI (76 FR 12104) was published in the Federal Register on March 4, 2011. Western mailed the proposed 2021 PMI Federal Register notice to all firm power customers and other interested parties on March 7, 2011. As part of ongoing government-togovernment consultation, Western representatives also contacted tribal firm power customers directly to discuss the proposed 2021 PMI Federal Register notice, including the information and comment forum dates and times. Western held public information and comment forums on April 13, 14, and 20, 2011, to accept oral and written comments on the proposed 2021 PMI. The proposed 2021 PMI comment period ended on May 4, 2011. Western received a comment on May 4, 2011, from a Native American tribe requesting further government-togovernment consultation and additional time to provide supplemental comments on the proposed 2021 PMI. Western is granting the request for additional time for all entities to provide new and or supplemental comments and by this Federal Register notice is re-opening the comment period for the proposed 2021 PMI until 4 p.m. M.D.T., on September 6, 2011. Western deems any comments submitted between May 4, 2011, and September 6, 2011 to be timely submitted. Dated: July 27, 2011. Timothy J. Meeks, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2011–19777 Filed 8–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9448–2] Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) on August 29, 2011 to conduct a quality review of a draft CASAC report, Review of EPA’s Photochemical Assessment Monitoring SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:29 Aug 03, 2011 Jkt 223001 Stations (PAMS) Network Reengineering project. DATES: The public teleconference will be held on August 29, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). ADDRESSES: The public teleconference will be conducted by telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to obtain general information concerning the public teleconference may contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Dr. Stallworth may be contacted at the EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460; or by telephone/voice mail at (202) 564– 2073; fax at (202) 565–2098; or e-mail at stallworth.holly@epa.gov. General information concerning the EPA CASAC can be found on the EPA Web site at http://www.epa.gov/casac. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The CASAC was established pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1977, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7409D(d)(2), to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Administrator on the scientific and technical aspects of issues related to the criteria for air quality standards, research related to air quality, sources of air pollution, and the strategies to attain and maintain air quality standards and to prevent significant deterioration of air quality. The CASAC is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the CASAC will hold a public teleconference to conduct a quality review of a CASAC draft report entitled Review of EPA’s Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations (PAMS) Network Re-engineering project. The CASAC will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate SAB Staff Office procedural policies. EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) designed the PAMS network in the 1990’s to provide comprehensive monitoring data in areas not in attainment for ozone. The PAMS Network monitors for ozone and its precursors, such as oxides of nitrogen and volatile organic compounds and tracks progress for ozone control strategies. Since the promulgation of the PAMS network, there have been changes to the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). OAR requested CASAC advice on options and ideas being considered to potentially revise and improve the scientific and technical aspects of EPA’s PAMS PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47181 program in the context of the most recently revised ozone NAAQS. The CASAC Air Monitoring and Methods Subcommittee (AMMS) has considered OAR’s request and prepared an advisory report that will undergo quality review by the chartered CASAC. The AMMS held three public teleconference calls on May 16, May 17, and July 18, 2011 to review EPA’s draft plans for PAMS Network Re-engineering and discuss its draft peer review report. [Federal Register Notices dated April 15, 2011 (76 FR 21345–21346) and July 5, 2011 (76 FR 39103–39104)]. Materials from these teleconference calls are posted on the CASAC Web site at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/ sabproduct.nsf/bf498bd32 a1c7fdf85257242006dd6cb/6a62b0219 d19df358525785c0064e71b!Open Document&Date=2011-05-16, http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ bf498bd32a1c7fdf85257242006dd6cb/ 6abbc18d956a2b768525785c00663487! OpenDocument&Date=2011-05-17, and http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/ sabproduct.nsf/bf498bd32a1c7fdf85257 242006dd6cb/001ebec35a29e6d5852578 be005fc20f!OpenDocument&Date=201107-18. Background information about the CASAC advisory activity can be found on the CASAC Web site at http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ fedrgstr_activites/PAMS%20Reengineering?OpenDocument. Availability of Meeting Materials: The agenda and other materials in support of the teleconference will be placed on the CASAC Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ casac in advance of the teleconference. Procedures for Providing Public Input: Public comment for consideration by EPA’s Federal advisory committees and panels has a different purpose from public comment provided to EPA program offices. Therefore, the process for submitting comments to a Federal advisory committee is different from the process used to submit comments to an EPA program office. Federal advisory committees and panels, including scientific advisory committees, provide independent advice to EPA. Members of the public can submit comments for a Federal advisory committee to consider as it develops advice for EPA. Input from the public to the CASAC will have the most impact if it provides specific scientific or technical information or analysis for CASAC panels to consider or if it relates to the clarity or accuracy of the technical information. Members of the public wishing to provide comment should contact the Designated Federal Officer directly. Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an oral E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 150 (Thursday, August 4, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47180-47181]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-19777]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program--Eastern Division--2021 Power 
Marketing Initiative Proposal

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of re-opening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: Western Area Power Administration (Western), Upper Great 
Plains Region, a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of 
Energy (DOE) published the proposed 2021 Power Marketing Initiative 
(2021 PMI) in the Federal Register on March 4, 2011. The proposed 2021 
PMI provides the basis for marketing the long-term firm hydroelectric 
resources of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program--Eastern Division 
(P-SMBP--ED) beyond December 31, 2020, when Western's Firm Electric 
Service contracts associated with the current marketing plan will 
expire. The proposed 2021 PMI extends the current P-SMBP--ED marketing 
plan, with amendments to the contract term and resource pools marketing 
plan principles. The comment period for the proposed 2021 PMI ended on 
May 4, 2011. Western received a comment requesting additional time to 
supplement comments on the proposed 2021 PMI. This Federal Register 
notice re-opens the written comment period for the proposed 2021 PMI 
until September 6, 2011.

DATES: Entities interested in commenting on the proposed 2021 PMI must 
submit written comments to Western's Upper Great Plains Regional 
Office. Western must receive written comments by 4 p.m., M.D.T., on 
September 6, 2011. Western reserves the right to not consider any 
comments that are received after the prescribed date and time.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments regarding the proposed 2021 PMI to 
Robert J. Harris, Regional Manager, Upper Great Plains Region, Western 
Area Power Administration, 2900 4th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101-
1266. Comments may also be faxed to (406) 255-2900 or e-mailed to 
UGP2021@wapa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John A. Pankratz, Public Utilities 
Specialist, Upper Great Plains Region, Western Area Power 
Administration, 2900 4th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101-1266, 
telephone (406) 255-2932, e-mail UGP2021@wapa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Western initiated 2021 PMI discussions with 
P-SMBP--ED firm power customers in November 2010 by hosting meetings, 
including one conference call meeting, throughout the Upper Great 
Plains Region. The meetings provided all firm power customers the 
opportunity to review current marketing plan principles and provide 
informal input to Western for consideration in the 2021 PMI proposal. 
Western sent a letter to all firm power customers inviting them to 
attend these meetings. In addition, due to the special and unique 
relationship between the United States and tribal governments, Western 
initiated government-to-government consultation by sending a certified 
letter to each tribal firm power customer, inviting them to attend 
Native American-focused meetings. As part of,

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and in order to facilitate ongoing consultation, Western hosted Native 
American-focused meetings, including one conference call meeting, 
throughout the Upper Great Plains Region.
    The proposed 2021 PMI (76 FR 12104) was published in the Federal 
Register on March 4, 2011. Western mailed the proposed 2021 PMI Federal 
Register notice to all firm power customers and other interested 
parties on March 7, 2011. As part of ongoing government-to-government 
consultation, Western representatives also contacted tribal firm power 
customers directly to discuss the proposed 2021 PMI Federal Register 
notice, including the information and comment forum dates and times. 
Western held public information and comment forums on April 13, 14, and 
20, 2011, to accept oral and written comments on the proposed 2021 PMI. 
The proposed 2021 PMI comment period ended on May 4, 2011.
    Western received a comment on May 4, 2011, from a Native American 
tribe requesting further government-to-government consultation and 
additional time to provide supplemental comments on the proposed 2021 
PMI.
    Western is granting the request for additional time for all 
entities to provide new and or supplemental comments and by this 
Federal Register notice is re-opening the comment period for the 
proposed 2021 PMI until 4 p.m. M.D.T., on September 6, 2011. Western 
deems any comments submitted between May 4, 2011, and September 6, 2011 
to be timely submitted.

    Dated: July 27, 2011.
Timothy J. Meeks,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2011-19777 Filed 8-3-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450-01-P