Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC), 14008-14009 [2012-5661]

Download as PDF wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 14008 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 46 / Thursday, March 8, 2012 / Notices the Schenectady County Public Library (Niskayuna Branch) in Niskayuna, NY, or online at https://www.NNPP-NEPA.us/ environmental_assessments/kesselring_ site/rwsb_ea. DATES: Interested parties are invited to provide comments regarding the Draft EA, on or before April 9, 2012, to ensure full consideration during the decision making process. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by mail to: David Delwiche, Naval Reactors Laboratory Field Office, P.O. Box 1069, Schenectady, NY 12301. Comments provided by email should be submitted to Kesselring _radbuilding2012@unnpp.gov. Comments provided by phone should use 518–395–6366. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about this project, contact Mr. David Delwiche, as described above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NNPP is responsible for all aspects of U.S. Navy nuclear power and propulsion, pursuant to 50 U.S.C. 2406, 2511. These responsibilities include design, maintenance, and safe operation of nuclear propulsion systems throughout their operational life cycles. A crucial component of this mission is to provide prospective Naval nuclear propulsion plant operators and officers with training and certification in the actual hands-on operation of a nuclear propulsion plant. Two land-based training platforms are located at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory Kesselring Site near West Milton, Saratoga County, New York. The developed portion of the Kesselring Site consists of approximately 65 acres of land on an approximately 3900-acre reservation. Facilities on the site include three pressurized water naval nuclear propulsion plants, one of which has been permanently shut down, defueled, and is in the process of being dismantled. The site also contains administrative offices, machine shops, waste storage facilities, oil storage facilities, training facilities, chemistry laboratories, cooling towers and a boiler house. The EA evaluates the potential environmental impacts of constructing and operating a new radiological work and storage building at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory Kesselring Site. A modernized radiological work and storage building would streamline radioactive material handling and storage operations, permit demolition of aging facilities, and accommodate efficient maintenance of existing operating nuclear reactors. No spent VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Mar 07, 2012 Jkt 226001 nuclear fuel would be handled or stored in any of the alternatives being considered. The potential environmental impacts associated with operations in the new facility or the alternatives is consistent with those already addressed in a previous Environmental Impact Statement associated with operations at the Kesselring Site, which concluded that impacts upon the environment would be small. Public comments to this draft EA must be received by April 9, 2012, to ensure their consideration in the preparation of the final EA and determination of whether a Finding of No Significant Impact or Environmental Impact Statement is appropriate. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 2, 2012. Alan R. Denko, Deputy Director, Regulatory Affairs, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. [FR Doc. 2012–5659 Filed 3–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of Establishment of the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) and Solicitation of Nominations for Membership. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), and in accordance with Title 41, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 102–3.65, and following consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration, and in accordance with the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1996 (NRA), and the Administrative Procedure Act, notice is hereby given that the ASRAC will be established for a two-year period. The Committee will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy on matters concerning the DOE’s Appliances and Commercial Equipment Standards Program’s (Program) test procedures and rulemaking process. Formation of this committee allows the Program to further improve the rulemaking process. The Committee provides advice and makes recommendations on the: (1) Development of minimum efficiency SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 standards for residential appliances and commercial equipment, (2) development of product test procedures, (3) certification and enforcement of standards, (4) labeling for various residential products and commercial equipment, and (5) specific issues of concern to DOE, as requested by the Secretary of Energy, the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), and the Buildings Technologies Program Manager. Additionally, the establishment of the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee has been determined to be essential to the conduct of the Department’s mission and to be in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Department of Energy by law and agreement. The Committee will operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and rules and regulations issued in implementation of that Act, the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1996 (NRA), and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). This notice also requests nominations for members on the Committee, to ensure a wide range of member candidates and a balanced committee. DATES: The deadline for nominations for members must be received on or before April 2, 2012. ADDRESSES: The nominee’s name, resume, biography, and any letters of support must be submitted in electronic format via email to asrac@ee.doe.gov. Any requests for further information should also be sent via email to asrac@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Energy is hereby soliciting nominations for members of the Committee. The Secretary of Energy will appoint approximately 25 Committee members. Members will be selected with a view toward achieving a balanced committee of experts in fields relevant to energy efficiency, appliance and commercial equipment standards, to include DOE, as well as representatives of industry (including manufacturers and trade associations representing manufacturers, component manufacturers and related suppliers, and retailers), utilities, energy efficiency/environmental advocacy groups and consumers. Committee members will serve for a term of three years or less and may be reappointed for successive terms, with no more than two successive terms. Appointments may be made in a manner that allows the terms of the members serving at any time to expire at spaced intervals, so as E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 46 / Thursday, March 8, 2012 / Notices to ensure continuity in the functioning of the Committee. The Chair and Vice Chair of the Committee will be appointed by the Assistant Secretary for EERE, from among the selected members, and the Committee is expected to meet approximately twice per year, or as necessary. Subcommittees may be formed to address appliance standards. Some Committee members may be appointed as special Government employees, experts in fields relevant to energy efficiency and appliance and commercial equipment standards; or as representatives of industry (including manufacturers and trade associations representing manufacturers, component manufacturers and related suppliers, and retailers), utilities, energy efficiency/environmental advocacy groups and consumers. Special Government employees will be subject to certain ethical restrictions and such members will be required to submit certain information in connection with the appointment process. Process and Deadline for Submitting Nominations: Qualified individuals can self-nominate or be nominated by any individual or organization. Nominators should submit (via email to asrac@ee.doe.gov) on or before April 2, 2012, a description of the nominee’s qualifications, including matters enabling the Department to make an informed decision, not limited to, the nominee’s education and professional experience. Should more information be needed, DOE staff will contact the nominee, obtain information from the nominee’s past affiliations or obtain information from publicly available sources, such as the internet. A selection team will review the nomination packages. This team will be comprised of representatives from several DOE Offices. The selection team will seek balanced viewpoints and consider many criteria, including: (a) Scientific or technical expertise, knowledge, and experience; (b) stakeholder representation; (c) availability and willingness to serve; and (d) skills working in committees, subcommittees and advisory panels. The selection team will make recommendations regarding membership to the Assistant Secretary for EERE. The Assistant Secretary for EERE will submit a list of recommended candidates to the Secretary of Energy for review and selection of Committee members. Nominations are open to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical handicap, marital status, or sexual orientation. To ensure VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Mar 07, 2012 Jkt 226001 that recommendations to the Committee take into account the needs of the diverse groups served by DOE, membership shall include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Please note, however, that Federally-registered lobbyists and individuals already serving on another Federal advisory committee are ineligible for nomination. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Cymbalsky, Designated Federal Officer, by telephone at (202) 287–1692. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 1, 2012. Carol A. Matthews, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–5661 Filed 3–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14308–001] Carbon Zero, LLC.; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission, Intent To Waive Solicitation of Additional Study Requests, and Intent To Approve of the Use of the Traditonal Licensing Process Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Original Minor License. b. Project No.: 14308–001. c. Date filed: February 17, 2012. d. Applicant: Carbon Zero, LLC. e. Name of Project: Vermont Tissue Mill Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Walloomsac River, in the Town of Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont. The project would not occupy lands of the United States. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: William F. Scully, Carbon Zero, LLC., P.O. Box 338, North Bennington, VT 05257; (802) 442– 0311; wfscully@gmail.com. i. FERC Contact: Amy K. Chang, (202) 502–2850, or email at amy.chang@ferc.gov. j. Cooperating Agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document should follow the PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14009 instructions for filing such requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission’s policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC ¶ 61,076 (2001). k. The Commission previously solicited additional study requests on November 7, 2011. No studies were requested; therefore, the Commission is providing notice that it intends to waive solicitation of additional study requests on the application filed on February 17, 2012. l. Deadline for filing comments on the use of the Traditional Licensing Process and requests for cooperating agency status: 30 days from the issuance of this notice. All documents may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at https:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. m. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. Project Description: Vermont Tissue Mill Hydroelectric Project would consist of two existing dams separated by a 400-foot-wide island and include: (1) An existing 15-foot-high, 85-footlong primary dam with a spillway crest elevation of 555.0 feet above mean sea level (msl) topped with reinstalled 4inch-high flashboards; (2) an existing 6foot-high, 80-foot-long emergency spillway dam with a crest elevation of 555.5 feet above msl and a proposed 2.5foot-high, 2.5-foot-wide minimum flow weir equipped with stop logs; (3) an existing 6-foot-high, 8-foot-wide flood gate located on the south abutment of the primary dam; (4) an existing 2,400foot-long, 6.4-acre impoundment with a normal water surface elevation of 550 feet above msl; (5) an existing intake structure equipped with two 12-foothigh, 16-foot-wide flume openings equipped with stop log slots and new E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 46 (Thursday, March 8, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14008-14009]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-5661]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee 
(ASRAC)

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

ACTION: Notice of Establishment of the Appliance Standards and 
Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) and Solicitation of 
Nominations for Membership.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA), and in accordance with Title 41, Code of Federal 
Regulations, Section 102-3.65, and following consultation with the 
Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration, and 
in accordance with the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1996 (NRA), and the 
Administrative Procedure Act, notice is hereby given that the ASRAC 
will be established for a two-year period.
    The Committee will provide advice and recommendations to the 
Secretary of Energy on matters concerning the DOE's Appliances and 
Commercial Equipment Standards Program's (Program) test procedures and 
rulemaking process. Formation of this committee allows the Program to 
further improve the rulemaking process. The Committee provides advice 
and makes recommendations on the: (1) Development of minimum efficiency 
standards for residential appliances and commercial equipment, (2) 
development of product test procedures, (3) certification and 
enforcement of standards, (4) labeling for various residential products 
and commercial equipment, and (5) specific issues of concern to DOE, as 
requested by the Secretary of Energy, the Assistant Secretary for 
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), and the Buildings 
Technologies Program Manager.
    Additionally, the establishment of the Appliance Standards and 
Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee has been determined to be 
essential to the conduct of the Department's mission and to be in the 
public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed 
upon the Department of Energy by law and agreement. The Committee will 
operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, and rules and regulations issued in implementation of 
that Act, the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1996 (NRA), and the 
Administrative Procedure Act (APA).
    This notice also requests nominations for members on the Committee, 
to ensure a wide range of member candidates and a balanced committee.

DATES: The deadline for nominations for members must be received on or 
before April 2, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The nominee's name, resume, biography, and any letters of 
support must be submitted in electronic format via email to 
asrac@ee.doe.gov. Any requests for further information should also be 
sent via email to asrac@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Energy is hereby 
soliciting nominations for members of the Committee. The Secretary of 
Energy will appoint approximately 25 Committee members. Members will be 
selected with a view toward achieving a balanced committee of experts 
in fields relevant to energy efficiency, appliance and commercial 
equipment standards, to include DOE, as well as representatives of 
industry (including manufacturers and trade associations representing 
manufacturers, component manufacturers and related suppliers, and 
retailers), utilities, energy efficiency/environmental advocacy groups 
and consumers. Committee members will serve for a term of three years 
or less and may be reappointed for successive terms, with no more than 
two successive terms. Appointments may be made in a manner that allows 
the terms of the members serving at any time to expire at spaced 
intervals, so as

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to ensure continuity in the functioning of the Committee. The Chair and 
Vice Chair of the Committee will be appointed by the Assistant 
Secretary for EERE, from among the selected members, and the Committee 
is expected to meet approximately twice per year, or as necessary. 
Subcommittees may be formed to address appliance standards. Some 
Committee members may be appointed as special Government employees, 
experts in fields relevant to energy efficiency and appliance and 
commercial equipment standards; or as representatives of industry 
(including manufacturers and trade associations representing 
manufacturers, component manufacturers and related suppliers, and 
retailers), utilities, energy efficiency/environmental advocacy groups 
and consumers. Special Government employees will be subject to certain 
ethical restrictions and such members will be required to submit 
certain information in connection with the appointment process.
    Process and Deadline for Submitting Nominations: Qualified 
individuals can self-nominate or be nominated by any individual or 
organization. Nominators should submit (via email to asrac@ee.doe.gov) 
on or before April 2, 2012, a description of the nominee's 
qualifications, including matters enabling the Department to make an 
informed decision, not limited to, the nominee's education and 
professional experience. Should more information be needed, DOE staff 
will contact the nominee, obtain information from the nominee's past 
affiliations or obtain information from publicly available sources, 
such as the internet. A selection team will review the nomination 
packages. This team will be comprised of representatives from several 
DOE Offices. The selection team will seek balanced viewpoints and 
consider many criteria, including: (a) Scientific or technical 
expertise, knowledge, and experience; (b) stakeholder representation; 
(c) availability and willingness to serve; and (d) skills working in 
committees, subcommittees and advisory panels. The selection team will 
make recommendations regarding membership to the Assistant Secretary 
for EERE. The Assistant Secretary for EERE will submit a list of 
recommended candidates to the Secretary of Energy for review and 
selection of Committee members.
    Nominations are open to all individuals without regard to race, 
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical 
handicap, marital status, or sexual orientation. To ensure that 
recommendations to the Committee take into account the needs of the 
diverse groups served by DOE, membership shall include, to the extent 
practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent 
minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Please note, however, 
that Federally-registered lobbyists and individuals already serving on 
another Federal advisory committee are ineligible for nomination.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Cymbalsky, Designated Federal 
Officer, by telephone at (202) 287-1692.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 1, 2012.
Carol A. Matthews,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-5661 Filed 3-7-12; 8:45 am]
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