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Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, please call Ms. Brenda Edwards at the above telephone number for additional information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information may be sent to Ms. Kym Carey, 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: 202–287–1775. E-mail: Kym.Carey@ee.doe.gov. For legal issues contact Kavita Vaidyanathan, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, Forrestal Building, Mailstop GC–71, 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585, Telephone: (202) 586–0669, E-mail: kavita.vaidyanathan@hq.doe.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 202 (Wednesday, October 19, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64931-64932]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27049]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

 [Docket No. EERE-2011-BT-BC-0046]


Building Energy Codes Cost Analysis

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

ACTION: Notice of reopening the public comment period.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a reopening of the time period for 
submitting comments on the request for information on Building Energy 
Codes Cost Analysis published in the Federal Register on September 13, 
2011. 76 FR 56413. The original comment period closed on October 13, 
2011. The comment period is reopened for an additional 30 days.

DATES: Comments must be received no later that November 18, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Any comments submitted must identify the request for 
information on Building Energy Code Cost Analysis and provide docket 
number EERE-2011-BT-BC-0046. Comments may be submitted using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: Res-CEAM-2011-BC-0046@ee.doe.gov. Include EERE-
2011-BT-BC-0046 in the subject line of the message. Submit electronic 
comments in WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, PDF, or ASCII file format and 
avoid the use of special characters or any form of encryption.
     Postal Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Building

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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., 6th 
Floor, Washington, DC 20024. Please submit one signed original paper 
copy.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, please call Ms. Brenda Edwards at the above 
telephone number for additional information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
may be sent to Ms. Kym Carey, 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: 202-287-1775. E-mail: Kym.Carey@ee.doe.gov.
    For legal issues contact Kavita Vaidyanathan, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of the General Counsel, Forrestal Building, Mailstop GC-
71, 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585, Telephone: (202) 
586-0669, E-mail: kavita.vaidyanathan@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 13, 2011, the U.S. Department 
of Energy (DOE or the Department) published a request for information 
(RFI) in the Federal Register (76 FR 56413) to request information on 
how the Department may improve the methodology it intends to use for 
assessing cost effectiveness (which includes an energy savings 
assessment) of changes to residential building energy codes. The RFI 
provided for the submission of comments by October 13, 2011. Commenters 
requested an extension of the comment period given the extensive 
analysis required to complete a thorough response. DOE has determined 
that a reopening of the public comment period is appropriate based on 
the complexity of the issues to be considered in the analysis and the 
need for interested parties to submit a thorough response--and is 
hereby reopening the comment period. DOE will consider any comments 
received by the date presented in the DATES section of this notice.

Further Information on Submitting Comments

    Under 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: 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) 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.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 13, 2011.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2011-27049 Filed 10-18-11; 8:45 am]
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