Energy Efficiency Program for Industrial Equipment: Petition of CSA Group for Classification as a Nationally Recognized Certification Program for Small Electric Motors, 79423-79427 [2013-31268]

Download as PDF 79423 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices TABLE 6—SUMMARY OF NATIONAL ECONOMIC BENEFITS AND COSTS OF PROPOSED FURNACE FAN ENERGY CONSERVATION STANDARDS 7 Present value (billion 2012$) Category Discount rate (percent) Benefits Operating Cost Savings ............................................................................................................................. 11.58 32.00 7 3 2.22 11.44 18.60 35.42 0.11 0.31 23.13 43.76 5 3 2.5 3 7 3 7 3 2.25 11.52 18.81 35.56 0.11 0.31 23.21 43.84 5 3 2.5 3 7 3 7 3 Using Revised November 2013 Social Cost of Carbon Values CO2 Reduction Monetized Value ($11.8/t case) * ..................................................................................... CO2 Reduction Monetized Value ($39.7/t case) * ..................................................................................... CO2 Reduction Monetized Value ($61.2/t case) * ..................................................................................... CO2 Reduction Monetized Value ($117/t case) * ...................................................................................... NOX Reduction Monetized Value (at $2,639/ton) * ................................................................................... Total Benefits† ........................................................................................................................................... Using Original May 2013 Social Cost of Carbon Values CO2 Reduction Monetized Value ($12.9/t case) * ..................................................................................... CO2 Reduction Monetized Value ($40.8/t case) * ..................................................................................... CO2 Reduction Monetized Value ($62.2/t case) * ..................................................................................... CO2 Reduction Monetized Value ($117/t case) * ...................................................................................... NOX Reduction Monetized Value (at $2,639/ton) * ................................................................................... Total Benefits† ........................................................................................................................................... Costs Incremental Installed Costs ....................................................................................................................... 3.07 5.85 7 3 20.06 37.91 7 3 20.14 38.99 7 3 Net Benefits (Using Revised November 2013 SCC Values) Including CO2 and NOX Reduction Monetized Value ............................................................................... Net Benefits (Using Original May 2013 SCC Values) Including CO2 and NOX Reduction Monetized Value ............................................................................... * The CO2 values represent global values of the social cost of CO2 emissions (in 2012$) in 2015 under several scenarios. The first three values are averages of SCC distributions calculated using 5, 3, and 2.5 discount rates, respectively. The fourth value represents the 95th percentile of the SCC distribution calculated using a 3 discount rate. The value for NOX is the mid-range value used in DOE’s analysis. † Total Benefits for both the 3 and 7 cases are derived using the series corresponding to SCC value of $39.7/t or $40.8/t in 2015 (derived from the 3 discount rate value for SCC). Notice of petition and request for public comments. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Issued in Washington, DC, on December 24, 2013. Kathleen B. Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2013–31270 Filed 12–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ACTION: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy SUMMARY: [Docket No. EERE–2013–BT–DET–0053] Energy Efficiency Program for Industrial Equipment: Petition of CSA Group for Classification as a Nationally Recognized Certification Program for Small Electric Motors Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. AGENCY: 6 See Table I–3 at 78 FR 55781, 55786–87 (September 11, 2013). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 This notice announces receipt of a petition from CSA Group (CSA) seeking classification as a nationally recognized certification program under 10 CFR 431.447 and 431.448. In its petition, which appears at the end of this notice, CSA provides documentation to help substantiate its position that its certification program for small electric motors satisfies the evaluation criteria for classification as a nationally recognized certification 7 See Table 1.3 at 78 FR 64067, 64071 (October 25, 2013). PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 79424 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES program that are specified in 10 CFR 431.447(b). This notice summarizes the substantive aspects of these documents and requests public comments on the merits of CSA’s petition. DATES: DOE will accept comments, data, and information with respect to the CSA Petition until January 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number ‘‘EERE– 2013–BT–DET–0053,’’ by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: CSACertPrgSmElecMotors 2013DET0053@ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number EERE–2013–BT–DET– 0053 in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building 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., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20024. Please submit one signed original paper copy. Docket: For access to the docket to review the background documents relevant to this matter, you may visit the U.S. Department of Energy, 950 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20024; (202) 586–2945, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Please call Ms. Brenda Edwards at the above telephone number for additional information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Lucas Adin, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mail Stop EE–2J, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 287–1317. Email: Lucas.Adin@ee.doe.gov. Mr. Michael Kido, 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) 586–8145. Email: Michael.Kido@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background and Authority Part C of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act contains energy conservation requirements for, among other things, electric motors and small electric motors, including test procedures, energy efficiency standards, and compliance certification VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 requirements. 42 U.S.C. 6311–6316.1 Section 345(c) of EPCA directs the Secretary of Energy to require manufacturers of electric motors ‘‘to certify through an independent testing or certification program nationally recognized in the United States, that [each electric motor subject to EPCA efficiency standards] meets the applicable standard.’’ 42 U.S.C. 6316(c). Regulations to implement this statutory directive are codified in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 431 (10 CFR part 431) at § 431.36, Compliance Certification, § 431.20, Department of Energy recognition of nationally recognized certification programs, and § 431.21, Procedures for recognition and withdrawal of recognition of accreditation bodies and certification programs. Sections 431.20 and 431.21 set forth the criteria and procedures for national recognition of an energy efficiency certification program for electric motors by the U.S. Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’ or in context, ‘‘the Department’’). With the support of a variety of interests, including industry and energy efficiency advocacy groups, DOE published a final rule on May 4, 2012, that established requirements for small electric motors that are essentially identical to the criteria and procedures for national recognition of an energy efficiency certification program for electric motors. See 77 FR 26608, 26629 (discussing DOE’s reasoning for codifying parallel provisions for small electric motors at 10 CFR 431.447 and 431.448). For a certification program to be classified by DOE as being nationally recognized in the United States for the testing and certification of small electric motors, the organization operating the program must submit a petition to the Department requesting such classification, in accordance with §§ 431.447 and 431.448. In sum, for the Department to grant such a petition, the certification program must: (1) Have satisfactory standards and procedures for conducting and administering a certification system, and for granting a certificate of conformity; (2) be independent of small electric motor manufacturers, importers, distributors, private labelers or vendors; (3) be qualified to operate a certification system in a highly competent manner; and (4) be expert in the test procedures and methodologies in IEEE Standard 112–2004 Test Methods A and B, IEEE Standard 114–2010, CSA Standard C390–10, and CSA C747 or similar 1 For editorial reasons, upon codification in the U.S. Code, Part C was re-designated Part A–1. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 procedures and methodologies for determining the energy efficiency of small electric motors, and have satisfactory criteria and procedures for selecting and sampling small electric motors for energy efficiency testing. 10 CFR 431.447(b). Each petition requesting classification as a nationally recognized certification program must contain a narrative statement explaining why the organization meets the above criteria, include documentation that supports the narrative statement, and be signed by an authorized representative. 10 CFR 431.447(c). II. Discussion Pursuant to §§ 431.447 and 431.448, on November 1, 2013, CSA submitted to the Department a ‘‘Petition for Recognition as a Nationally Recognized Certification Program for small electric motors’’ (‘‘Petition’’ or ‘‘CSA Petition’’). The Petition was accompanied by a cover letter from CSA to the Department, and the petition itself includes five separate sections—(1) Scope and Application, (2) Overview of CSA Group, (3) Certification and Testing—Quality Management System, (4) CSA Group’s Motor Energy Efficiency Verification Program— Product Directory, and (5) Examples of Other CSA Group Accreditations. The petition included supporting documentation on these subjects. Copies of the above documents have been placed in the docket. Consistent with its regulations, the Department is soliciting comments, data and information on whether it should grant the CSA Petition. 10 CFR 431.448(b). Any person submitting written comments to DOE with respect to the CSA Petition must also, at the same time, send a copy of such comments to CSA. As provided under section 431.448(c), CSA may submit to the Department a written response to any such comments. After receiving any such comments and responses, the Department will issue an interim and then a final determination on the CSA Petition, in accordance with § 431.448(d) and (e) of 10 CFR part 431. In particular, the Department is interested in obtaining comments, data, and information respecting the following evaluation criteria: (1) Whether CSA has satisfactory standards and procedures for conducting and administering a certification system, including periodic follow up activities to assure that basic models of small electric motors continue to conform to the efficiency levels for which they were certified, and for granting a certificate of conformity. E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 79425 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices 4. Samples of CSA Group accreditations. CSA Group has been offering a motor Energy Efficiency Verification service program since 1992 in support of Canadian Federal and Provincial Regulations and since 2002 for evaluation of electric motor efficiencies to US DOE requirements. Key elements of our program for confirming continued compliance of a motor with a standard are (1) a detailed construction report for a motor on its initial submission; (2) follow-up inspections to confirm consistency of construction and markings; (3) annual re-testing; and (4) challenge testing service. CSA Group is confident that our organization and staff have proven experience in operation a certification program in this area, and our certification system procedures fully meet the evaluation criteria for us to be classified by DOE as a nationally recognized certification program. We, therefore, believe that this petition is in order and that it can be processed without delay. Please let me know if you require any further information. Thank you very much for your consideration, Rick Morrison P.Eng., Technical Manager, Energy Efficiency Verification, CSA Group. CSA Group, 178 Rexdale Boulevard, Toronto, ON, M9W 1R3, Canada T: 416 747 4090 (d) Test method of IEEE 114–2001, Test procedure for single-phase induction motors. (e) NEMA MG1–2009, Motors and Generators Facilities Issued in Washington, DC, on December 23, 2013. Kathleen B. Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DOE is also interested in obtaining comments as to how rigorously CSA operates its certification system under the guidelines contained in ISO/IEC Guide 65, General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems. (2) Whether CSA is independent of small electric motor manufacturers, importers, distributors, private labelers or vendors. To meet this requirement it cannot be affiliated with, have financial ties with, be controlled by, or be under common control with any such entity. (3) Whether CSA is expert in the content and application of the test procedures and methodologies in IEEE Std 112–2004 Test Methods A and B, IEEE Std 114–2010, CSA C390–10, and CSA C747 (incorporated by reference, see 10 CFR 431.443) or similar procedures and methodologies for determining the energy efficiency of small electric motors. DOE is also interested in receiving comments on whether CSA’s criteria and procedures for the selection and sampling of electric motors tested for energy efficiency are technically appropriate and statistically rigorous. Petition for Recognition Designated Testing Facilities As part of CSA Group’s motor energy efficiency verification program we are using our Toronto test facility and the Laboratoire des Technologies de l’Energie of HydroQuebec, (LTE) for such purposes as product qualification testing, re-testing, and challenge testing. The facilities of Toronto are used for testing the full range of motors from 0.25 up to 50 horsepower and the LTE facilities are used for motors ranging 50 to 500 horsepower. November 1, 2013 Mr. Lucas Adin, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20585–0121. Subject: Petition for Recognition as a Nationally Recognized Certification Program for small electric motors. Dear Mr. Adin, Please accept this letter and accompanying supporting material as CSA Group’s petition for recognition of our small motor energy efficiency verification program to be classified as a nationally recognized certification program in the United States, in accordance with 10 CFR Part 431. Enclosed please find three (3) binders, each containing the required information for the Department of Energy (DOE) recognition of nationally recognized certification programs described in Sections 431.447 and 431.448 of 10 CFR Part 431, dated May 4, 2012. Among the topics, this documentation package includes: 1. A guide describing our small motor energy efficiency verification service program; 2. A general description of our quality management system covering the essential elements of our standards and procedures for operating a certification system; 3. CSA Group By-Laws and assurance of our independence and influence from manufacturers, suppliers and vendors; and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 Energy Efficiency Evaluation of Electric Motors to United States Department of Energy Requirements Documented in 10 CFR 431—Subpart B and Subpart X Table of Contents Section 1. Scope and Application Section 2. Overview of CSA Group —Letters of Patent —Statement of Independence —CSA By-Laws —Annual Report —Corporate Organization Chart Section 3. Certification and Testing—Quality Management System Section 4. CSA Group’s Motor Energy Efficiency Verification Program —Product Directory Section 5—Examples of Other CSA Group Accreditations Section 1—Scope and Application Since 2002, CSA Group’s electric motor (1 hp–500 hp) energy efficiency verification program has been DOE listed as a nationally recognized certification program. CSA Group is seeking scope expansion to be classified as a nationally recognized certification program in the United States under EPCA with respect to verifying Small Electric Motor (1/4 hp–3 hp) efficiencies when applying the following test procedures and standards: (a) Test method B of ANSI/IEEE 112–2004, Test Procedure for Polyphase Induction Motors and Generators; (b) Test method of CSA C390–10, Test method, marking requirements and energy efficiency levels for three-phase induction motors; (c) Test method of CSA C747–09. Energy efficiency test methods for small motors. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CSA Group Certification Facilities CSA Group has facilities in Canada, in the United States, in Europe and in the Far East. For your reference they are as follows: Area Address Montreal ......... 865 Ellingham Street, Pointe Claire, PQ H9R 5E8 178 Rexdale Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M9W 1R3 1707–94 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6N 1E6 13799 Commerce Parkway, Richmond, BC V6V 2N9 8501 East Pleasant Valley Road, Cleveland, OH 44131–5575 2805 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92606–5114 ¨ Weismullerstrasse 45, 60314 Frankfurt am Main, Germany 1st Floor, Building 4, Qilai Industrial City, 889 Yishan Road, Shanghai, 200233 China Toronto ........... Edmonton ....... Vancouver ...... Cleveland ....... Irvine .............. Frankfurt ......... Shanghai ........ Summary of Section 1 Supporting Documentation Section 1 of the CSA petition contained no supporting documents. Section 2—Overview of CSA Group Name and Address CSA Group, 178 Rexdale Blvd., Toronto, Ontario, M9W 1R3 (Headquarters) Background CSA Group is an independent organization providing services in the fields of Standards Development and Conformity Assessment. The Standards Division of CSA Group is responsible for the administration of the development of voluntary consensus based standards, while the Certification and Testing Division provides conformity assessment programs including laboratory testing certification and inspection. The Consumer Product Evaluation Division provides services for consumer product evaluation. Canadian Standards Association, operating as CSA Group, was established in 1919 as an independent, not-for-profit corporation under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act. CSA Group is a membership association whose E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 79426 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices Ownership CSA Group is an independent, not-forprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors selected by the membership. The Association has no affiliation with manufacturers or suppliers of the products submitted for certification. Attachment 1 provides information regarding: (a) CSA’s Letters of Patent; (b) Statement of Independence; and (c) By-Laws. Board of Directors and Principal Officers See CSA Group’s Annual Report for the individuals serving on our Board of Directors and Executive Management Team. See Attachment 2. Major components of the Association are shown on the ‘‘Corporate Organization Chart.’’ See Attachment 3. maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Summary of Section 2 Supporting Documentation Section 2, Attachment 1, contains copies of: the Canadian Engineering Standards Association Charter, dated January 21, 1919; the Canadian Standards Association Supplementary Letters Patent, dated April 26, 1944; Section 2, Attachment 2, a sworn Statement of Independence, dated October 16, 2013; Section 2, Attachment 3, is a copy of the CSA Group 2012 Annual Report. Section 2, Attachment 4, is a copy of the CSA Group senior management organization chart. Section 3—CSA Group Certification Services Quality Management System CSA Group’s Certification Division maintains the quality assurance system for the Association’s worldwide operations. The objective of this system is to ensure, (a) technical excellence; (b) consistency of interpretation, application of standards, programs and procedures; (c) integrity of our Mark; and (d) continuous improvement. The Quality Assurance system for the Division is based on national and international accreditation requirements and specific contractual customer requirements. The accreditation requirements are found in the applicable editions of the following standards. ISO/IEC Guide 65/General Requirements for Bodies Operating Product Certification Systems VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 SCC/CAN–P3 SCC/CAN–P–1500 Additional Requirements for Accreditation of Certification Bodies ISO/IEC 17025/ General Requirements for the Competence of Calibration and Testing Laboratories SCC/CAN P–4 ANSI Z34.1 American National Standard for Certification—third party certification program CSA Group has implemented the requirements specified in ISO/IEC Guide 65, General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems. CSA Group facilities are accredited by accreditation bodies such as Standard Council of Canada and ANSI to these requirements. Divisional Quality Documents (DQDs) are operating procedures and guidelines used by staff in support of the quality assurance system. program depends upon the satisfactory evaluation and testing to determine that the requirements of the applicable standard (CSA Standard C390–10, C747–09) are met on a continuing basis. The following is a description of the major elements of our program used for qualifying manufacturers’ motors or group of motors. Summary of CSA Group Section 3 Supporting Documentation Section 3 of the CSA petition contained no supporting documents. purpose is to make standards work for people and business. CSA Group is the largest standards developer in Canada, certifies and tests various products to standards which may be destined for retail markets in Canada, the US and internationally, and tests consumer products to retailer protocols. CSA Group has staff which includes approximately 1100 employees in 14 offices across North America, as well as over 7,000 members who volunteer their time and knowledge to develop standards and programs that benefit business, industry and society. CSA Group has sales of approximately $250M, is involved in 52 technologies, and has over 2,000 standards and over 88,000 customers. Evaluation and Testing CSA Group with the manufacturer’s assistance prepares a motor control list, identifying the critical features and the controls for these features for maintaining consistent performance with respect to energy efficiency. Representative motor samples are tested by an acceptable facility such as CSA Group or LTE to verify manufacturers rated efficiency values. Attachment 1 provides a description of the procedures used for the initial motor qualification testing and the follow-up retesting service to ensure continued compliance. A findings letter is then issued giving the results of our evaluation and actions needed, if applicable, to meet the standard. Modified samples may be required for further examination and testing. Section 4—CSA Group’s Motor Energy Efficiency Verification Program Overview of the CSA Verification Program: Application Evaluation and Testing Certification Service Agreement Accompanying Services Follow-up Inspections Product Re-testing Challenge Testing Corrective Action Sampling Process Expertise in Motor Test Procedures As Canada’s premier Standards Development Organization, CSA Group publishes consensus standards to improve products and enhance trade—all the time ensuring the needs of our various Stakeholders are met. By establishing consensus among the different interest groups, with a balanced committee process, CSA Group creates effective standards that are frequently referenced in Canadian Energy Efficiency Regulations. In addition, US DOE electric motor and small electric motor Regulations reference CSA Standards such as C390–10 and C747–09. CSA Standard C390–10, Test method, marking requirements and, energy efficiency levels for three-phase induction methods, is widely used in Canada as an integral part of Federal and Provincial Regulations. Electrical utility programs also make use of this standard to promote the use of higher levels of energy performance on a voluntary basis. Our intimate knowledge of the standard coupled with CSA Group’s recognition as an accredited Certification Organization in Canada for motor efficiency and electrical safety supports the needs of manufacturers, consumers and regulators. We provide the necessary independent assurance that motors covered by government regulations meet and continue to comply with the established energy efficiency requirements. Verification Program The acceptance of motors under the CSA Group’s energy efficiency verification PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Application The customer makes an application requesting energy efficiency verification for his motor and submits all required documentation such as a list of all motors being submitted by model designation, type, and applicable performance ratings. The application is given a specific file to track and record all activities to the project. A qualified person (e.g., professional engineer) is then assigned responsibility for handling the project. Certification After the resolution of all the action items and all the conditions of the standard are met, the applicant is formally authorized to apply the CSA Group Energy Efficiency Verification Mark. A report is prepared describing the product and giving the related test results. A directory listing all products verified for energy efficiency is published and available to the general public. See Attachment 2. Service Agreement The applicant authorized to represent its motor as verified with our Energy Efficiency Marking must enter a signed agreement with CSA Group. This agreement addresses the conditions for maintaining certification such as access to facilities and records, follow-up inspection, product re-testing and challenge testing. Manufacturers are also required to notify CSA Group when changes are made to the motor, which may affect their performance rating. These terms and conditions are designed to protect the integrity of our Energy Efficiency Marking. Accompanying Services After the motor has been initially evaluated and found to comply with the standard, our program includes additional services to ensure that motors bearing the CSA Group verification marking continue to meet the applicable requirements. These services are: (a) Follow-up inspections; E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices (b) Product re-testing; and (c) Challenge testing. Follow-up Inspections Follow-up inspections are conducted at the point of manufacturing each year to ensure that, (a) our mark is only applied to motors that have been verified for energy efficiency; (b) the manufacturers’ product control measures are continuing to produce marked products that are in compliance with our report and the standard; (c) samples required for re-testing are selected and sealed by CSA Group staff during these visits. Product Re-testing Although a report is generated for motors detailing the critical construction features needed for maintaining consistent performance with respect to energy efficiency, our program is supplemented with unannounced motor re-testing to the specified requirement. This facilitates continued compliance with the standard and maintains the integrity of our mark. Challenge Testing Another service—challenge testing—is offered to any manufacturer or other party wishing to confirm the motor efficiency rating of a verified motor. This feature assists in ensuring the integrity of our verification program and can lead to the motor efficiency de-rating or a delisting of a series of motors represented by the sample motor. maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Corrective Action When a motor fails to comply with the standards, we take the following steps: (a) remove the verification mark from the affected motor or motors; (b) delist the motor(s); (c) notify the applicable regulatory authorities and government departments of noncompliant motors (i.e., serial number, date code, or equivalent); (d) re-test and verify the motor efficiency rating after the manufacturer modifies the product. Sampling Process The objective of our sampling process is to minimize manufacturers’ tests, costs and time to market, while providing sufficient confidence that the series of motors verified meet the applicable energy efficiency standard. The added features of our program such as unannounced follow-up inspections, random motor re-testing and challenge testing are critical components for demonstrating continued compliance to the standard. As a consequence of our CSA Group’s continual surveillance, the following sampling process guideline has emerged. Samples Required For Motor Model Qualification Testing Test 5 units of each 5 basic motor model type (total of 25 motors). The efficiency of the sample lot must equal or exceed the required nominal full load efficiency rating. The individual sample efficiencies must comply with the nominal efficiency tolerance required by the Standard. Manufacturer’s information indicating efficiency ratings VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 79427 must be in agreement with CSA Group’s records. Selection of Basic Model Types To Represent a Series of Motors A minimum of five (5) basic model types are required to be tested to verify the efficiency ratings of a series of motors. The basic model types are to be selected such that they represent the complete range of motors within the series. This may require that more than 5 basic model types are selected. High volume production motors are to be represented in the basic model types selected. Samples Required For Scheduled Motor Retesting A goal for verifying continued compliance with the standard is to re-test high volume motors at least once every 2 years. Other motors of different frame series are to be retested as needed to ensure continued compliance. The initial sample lot shall consist of one motor. If the result equals or exceeds the minimum result from the qualification tests, then no further samples are required. If the result is less than the minimum result from the qualifying tests, then select motor samples per the qualifying test procedure. Notice dated 27 December 2002 (67 FR 79480). Expertise in Motor Test Procedures CSA Group has been active in the certification for safety of electric motors since before 1940 and has more than 450 certification listings active at this time. CSA Group has been offering the Energy Efficiency Verification Service for Electric Motors since 1992 with motor size from 1 to 500 hp. The motor efficiency is tested to Standards CSA C390–10, IEEE 112–2004, IEEE 114 and CSA 747–09. CSA has obtained accreditation from DOE in 2002 for motor efficiency US Department of Energy as a nationally recognized certification program in 2002 (Federal Register/Vol 67, No 249/ Friday December 27, 2002/Notices). [Project No. 1267–100] Summary of CSA Group Section 4 Supporting Documentation Section 4, Attachment 1, contains a copy of an information letter to ‘‘All Manufacturers of AC Three Phase Induction Motors Rated 1 hp to 500 hp,’’ which is entitled ‘‘Announcing CSA Standard C390– 10 Test methods, marking requirements and energy efficiency levels for three-phase induction motors, 4th edition.’’ Section 5—Examples of Other CSA Group Accreditations The certification system and technical capabilities of the Association have enabled CSA Group to be accredited nationally and internationally for a wide product spectrum such as electrical safety, energy efficiency, plumbing and gas. See Attachment 1 for examples of accreditations CSA Group has received. Qualification of CSA Group To Operate as a Certification System The U.S. Department of Energy recognized the Energy Efficiency Verification Service of CSA Group as a Nationally Recognized certification Program in a Federal Register PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Summary of CSA Group Section 5 Supporting Documentation Section 5, Attachment 1, contains copies of the following documents CSA Group has received in recognition of its certification system and technical capabilities: 1. Certificate of Accreditation under the Certification Body Accreditation Program, from the Standard Council of Canada, June 27, 2013; 2. Certificate of Accreditation in recognition of being an Accredited Testing organization, from the International Accreditation Service, November 1, 2012. 3. Certificate of Recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, effective through December 31, 2014. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

[Docket No. EERE-2013-BT-DET-0053]


Energy Efficiency Program for Industrial Equipment: Petition of 
CSA Group for Classification as a Nationally Recognized Certification 
Program for Small Electric Motors

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

ACTION: Notice of petition and request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces receipt of a petition from CSA Group 
(CSA) seeking classification as a nationally recognized certification 
program under 10 CFR 431.447 and 431.448. In its petition, which 
appears at the end of this notice, CSA provides documentation to help 
substantiate its position that its certification program for small 
electric motors satisfies the evaluation criteria for classification as 
a nationally recognized certification

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program that are specified in 10 CFR 431.447(b). This notice summarizes 
the substantive aspects of these documents and requests public comments 
on the merits of CSA's petition.

DATES: DOE will accept comments, data, and information with respect to 
the CSA Petition until January 29, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number ``EERE-
2013-BT-DET-0053,'' by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: CSACertPrgSmElecMotors2013DET0053@ee.doe.gov. 
Include the docket number EERE-2013-BT-DET-0053 in the subject line of 
the message.
     Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Building 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., Suite 
600, Washington, DC 20024. Please submit one signed original paper 
copy.
    Docket: For access to the docket to review the background documents 
relevant to this matter, you may visit the U.S. Department of Energy, 
950 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20024; (202) 586-2945, between 
9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. Please call Ms. Brenda Edwards at the above telephone number 
for additional information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Lucas Adin, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mail Stop EE-2J, Forrestal 
Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. 
Telephone: (202) 287-1317. Email: Lucas.Adin@ee.doe.gov.
    Mr. Michael Kido, 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) 586-8145. Email: 
Michael.Kido@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background and Authority

    Part C of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act 
contains energy conservation requirements for, among other things, 
electric motors and small electric motors, including test procedures, 
energy efficiency standards, and compliance certification requirements. 
42 U.S.C. 6311-6316.\1\ Section 345(c) of EPCA directs the Secretary of 
Energy to require manufacturers of electric motors ``to certify through 
an independent testing or certification program nationally recognized 
in the United States, that [each electric motor subject to EPCA 
efficiency standards] meets the applicable standard.'' 42 U.S.C. 
6316(c).
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    \1\ For editorial reasons, upon codification in the U.S. Code, 
Part C was re-designated Part A-1.
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    Regulations to implement this statutory directive are codified in 
Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 431 (10 CFR part 431) 
at Sec.  431.36, Compliance Certification, Sec.  431.20, Department of 
Energy recognition of nationally recognized certification programs, and 
Sec.  431.21, Procedures for recognition and withdrawal of recognition 
of accreditation bodies and certification programs. Sections 431.20 and 
431.21 set forth the criteria and procedures for national recognition 
of an energy efficiency certification program for electric motors by 
the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'' or in context, ``the 
Department''). With the support of a variety of interests, including 
industry and energy efficiency advocacy groups, DOE published a final 
rule on May 4, 2012, that established requirements for small electric 
motors that are essentially identical to the criteria and procedures 
for national recognition of an energy efficiency certification program 
for electric motors. See 77 FR 26608, 26629 (discussing DOE's reasoning 
for codifying parallel provisions for small electric motors at 10 CFR 
431.447 and 431.448).
    For a certification program to be classified by DOE as being 
nationally recognized in the United States for the testing and 
certification of small electric motors, the organization operating the 
program must submit a petition to the Department requesting such 
classification, in accordance with Sec. Sec.  431.447 and 431.448. In 
sum, for the Department to grant such a petition, the certification 
program must: (1) Have satisfactory standards and procedures for 
conducting and administering a certification system, and for granting a 
certificate of conformity; (2) be independent of small electric motor 
manufacturers, importers, distributors, private labelers or vendors; 
(3) be qualified to operate a certification system in a highly 
competent manner; and (4) be expert in the test procedures and 
methodologies in IEEE Standard 112-2004 Test Methods A and B, IEEE 
Standard 114-2010, CSA Standard C390-10, and CSA C747 or similar 
procedures and methodologies for determining the energy efficiency of 
small electric motors, and have satisfactory criteria and procedures 
for selecting and sampling small electric motors for energy efficiency 
testing. 10 CFR 431.447(b).
    Each petition requesting classification as a nationally recognized 
certification program must contain a narrative statement explaining why 
the organization meets the above criteria, include documentation that 
supports the narrative statement, and be signed by an authorized 
representative. 10 CFR 431.447(c).

II. Discussion

    Pursuant to Sec. Sec.  431.447 and 431.448, on November 1, 2013, 
CSA submitted to the Department a ``Petition for Recognition as a 
Nationally Recognized Certification Program for small electric motors'' 
(``Petition'' or ``CSA Petition''). The Petition was accompanied by a 
cover letter from CSA to the Department, and the petition itself 
includes five separate sections--(1) Scope and Application, (2) 
Overview of CSA Group, (3) Certification and Testing--Quality 
Management System, (4) CSA Group's Motor Energy Efficiency Verification 
Program--Product Directory, and (5) Examples of Other CSA Group 
Accreditations. The petition included supporting documentation on these 
subjects. Copies of the above documents have been placed in the docket.
    Consistent with its regulations, the Department is soliciting 
comments, data and information on whether it should grant the CSA 
Petition. 10 CFR 431.448(b). Any person submitting written comments to 
DOE with respect to the CSA Petition must also, at the same time, send 
a copy of such comments to CSA. As provided under section 431.448(c), 
CSA may submit to the Department a written response to any such 
comments. After receiving any such comments and responses, the 
Department will issue an interim and then a final determination on the 
CSA Petition, in accordance with Sec.  431.448(d) and (e) of 10 CFR 
part 431.
    In particular, the Department is interested in obtaining comments, 
data, and information respecting the following evaluation criteria:
    (1) Whether CSA has satisfactory standards and procedures for 
conducting and administering a certification system, including periodic 
follow up activities to assure that basic models of small electric 
motors continue to conform to the efficiency levels for which they were 
certified, and for granting a certificate of conformity.

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DOE is also interested in obtaining comments as to how rigorously CSA 
operates its certification system under the guidelines contained in 
ISO/IEC Guide 65, General requirements for bodies operating product 
certification systems.
    (2) Whether CSA is independent of small electric motor 
manufacturers, importers, distributors, private labelers or vendors. To 
meet this requirement it cannot be affiliated with, have financial ties 
with, be controlled by, or be under common control with any such 
entity.
    (3) Whether CSA is expert in the content and application of the 
test procedures and methodologies in IEEE Std 112-2004 Test Methods A 
and B, IEEE Std 114-2010, CSA C390-10, and CSA C747 (incorporated by 
reference, see 10 CFR 431.443) or similar procedures and methodologies 
for determining the energy efficiency of small electric motors. DOE is 
also interested in receiving comments on whether CSA's criteria and 
procedures for the selection and sampling of electric motors tested for 
energy efficiency are technically appropriate and statistically 
rigorous.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 23, 2013.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.

November 1, 2013
Mr. Lucas Adin, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy
U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Ave 
SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121.

Subject: Petition for Recognition as a Nationally Recognized 
Certification Program for small electric motors.

    Dear Mr. Adin,
    Please accept this letter and accompanying supporting material 
as CSA Group's petition for recognition of our small motor energy 
efficiency verification program to be classified as a nationally 
recognized certification program in the United States, in accordance 
with 10 CFR Part 431.
    Enclosed please find three (3) binders, each containing the 
required information for the Department of Energy (DOE) recognition 
of nationally recognized certification programs described in 
Sections 431.447 and 431.448 of 10 CFR Part 431, dated May 4, 2012.
    Among the topics, this documentation package includes:
    1. A guide describing our small motor energy efficiency 
verification service program;
    2. A general description of our quality management system 
covering the essential elements of our standards and procedures for 
operating a certification system;
    3. CSA Group By-Laws and assurance of our independence and 
influence from manufacturers, suppliers and vendors; and
    4. Samples of CSA Group accreditations.
    CSA Group has been offering a motor Energy Efficiency 
Verification service program since 1992 in support of Canadian 
Federal and Provincial Regulations and since 2002 for evaluation of 
electric motor efficiencies to US DOE requirements. Key elements of 
our program for confirming continued compliance of a motor with a 
standard are (1) a detailed construction report for a motor on its 
initial submission; (2) follow-up inspections to confirm consistency 
of construction and markings; (3) annual re-testing; and (4) 
challenge testing service. CSA Group is confident that our 
organization and staff have proven experience in operation a 
certification program in this area, and our certification system 
procedures fully meet the evaluation criteria for us to be 
classified by DOE as a nationally recognized certification program. 
We, therefore, believe that this petition is in order and that it 
can be processed without delay. Please let me know if you require 
any further information.

    Thank you very much for your consideration,

Rick Morrison P.Eng., Technical Manager, Energy Efficiency 
Verification, CSA Group.

CSA Group, 178 Rexdale Boulevard, Toronto, ON, M9W 1R3, Canada
T: 416 747 4090

Petition for Recognition

Energy Efficiency Evaluation of Electric Motors to United States 
Department of Energy Requirements Documented in 10 CFR 431--Subpart B 
and Subpart X

Table of Contents

Section 1. Scope and Application
Section 2. Overview of CSA Group
    --Letters of Patent
    --Statement of Independence
    --CSA By-Laws
    --Annual Report
    --Corporate Organization Chart
Section 3. Certification and Testing--Quality Management System
Section 4. CSA Group's Motor Energy Efficiency Verification Program
    --Product Directory
Section 5--Examples of Other CSA Group Accreditations

Section 1--Scope and Application

    Since 2002, CSA Group's electric motor (1 hp-500 hp) energy 
efficiency verification program has been DOE listed as a nationally 
recognized certification program. CSA Group is seeking scope 
expansion to be classified as a nationally recognized certification 
program in the United States under EPCA with respect to verifying 
Small Electric Motor (1/4 hp-3 hp) efficiencies when applying the 
following test procedures and standards:
    (a) Test method B of ANSI/IEEE 112-2004, Test Procedure for 
Polyphase Induction Motors and Generators;
    (b) Test method of CSA C390-10, Test method, marking 
requirements and energy efficiency levels for three-phase induction 
motors;
    (c) Test method of CSA C747-09. Energy efficiency test methods 
for small motors.
    (d) Test method of IEEE 114-2001, Test procedure for single-
phase induction motors.
    (e) NEMA MG1-2009, Motors and Generators

Facilities

CSA Group Certification Facilities

    CSA Group has facilities in Canada, in the United States, in 
Europe and in the Far East. For your reference they are as follows:

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                  Area                               Address
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Montreal...............................  865 Ellingham Street, Pointe
                                          Claire, PQ H9R 5E8
Toronto................................  178 Rexdale Boulevard, Toronto,
                                          Ontario M9W 1R3
Edmonton...............................  1707-94 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
                                          T6N 1E6
Vancouver..............................  13799 Commerce Parkway,
                                          Richmond, BC V6V 2N9
Cleveland..............................  8501 East Pleasant Valley Road,
                                          Cleveland, OH 44131-5575
Irvine.................................  2805 Barranca Parkway, Irvine,
                                          CA 92606-5114
Frankfurt..............................  Weism[uuml]llerstrasse 45,
                                          60314 Frankfurt am Main,
                                          Germany
Shanghai...............................  1st Floor, Building 4, Qilai
                                          Industrial City, 889 Yishan
                                          Road, Shanghai, 200233 China
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Designated Testing Facilities

    As part of CSA Group's motor energy efficiency verification 
program we are using our Toronto test facility and the Laboratoire 
des Technologies de l'Energie of Hydro-Quebec, (LTE) for such 
purposes as product qualification testing, re-testing, and challenge 
testing. The facilities of Toronto are used for testing the full 
range of motors from 0.25 up to 50 horsepower and the LTE facilities 
are used for motors ranging 50 to 500 horsepower.

Summary of Section 1 Supporting Documentation

    Section 1 of the CSA petition contained no supporting documents.

Section 2--Overview of CSA Group

Name and Address

CSA Group, 178 Rexdale Blvd., Toronto, Ontario, M9W 1R3 
(Headquarters)

Background

    CSA Group is an independent organization providing services in 
the fields of Standards Development and Conformity Assessment. The 
Standards Division of CSA Group is responsible for the 
administration of the development of voluntary consensus based 
standards, while the Certification and Testing Division provides 
conformity assessment programs including laboratory testing 
certification and inspection. The Consumer Product Evaluation 
Division provides services for consumer product evaluation.
    Canadian Standards Association, operating as CSA Group, was 
established in 1919 as an independent, not-for-profit corporation 
under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act. CSA Group is a 
membership association whose

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purpose is to make standards work for people and business. CSA Group 
is the largest standards developer in Canada, certifies and tests 
various products to standards which may be destined for retail 
markets in Canada, the US and internationally, and tests consumer 
products to retailer protocols. CSA Group has staff which includes 
approximately 1100 employees in 14 offices across North America, as 
well as over 7,000 members who volunteer their time and knowledge to 
develop standards and programs that benefit business, industry and 
society. CSA Group has sales of approximately $250M, is involved in 
52 technologies, and has over 2,000 standards and over 88,000 
customers.

Ownership

    CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit organization 
governed by a Board of Directors selected by the membership. The 
Association has no affiliation with manufacturers or suppliers of 
the products submitted for certification. Attachment 1 provides 
information regarding: (a) CSA's Letters of Patent; (b) Statement of 
Independence; and (c) By-Laws.

Board of Directors and Principal Officers

    See CSA Group's Annual Report for the individuals serving on our 
Board of Directors and Executive Management Team. See Attachment 2.
    Major components of the Association are shown on the ``Corporate 
Organization Chart.'' See Attachment 3.

Summary of Section 2 Supporting Documentation

    Section 2, Attachment 1, contains copies of: the Canadian 
Engineering Standards Association Charter, dated January 21, 1919; 
the Canadian Standards Association Supplementary Letters Patent, 
dated April 26, 1944;
    Section 2, Attachment 2, a sworn Statement of Independence, 
dated October 16, 2013;
    Section 2, Attachment 3, is a copy of the CSA Group 2012 Annual 
Report.
    Section 2, Attachment 4, is a copy of the CSA Group senior 
management organization chart.

Section 3--CSA Group Certification Services Quality Management System

    CSA Group's Certification Division maintains the quality 
assurance system for the Association's worldwide operations. The 
objective of this system is to ensure,
    (a) technical excellence;
    (b) consistency of interpretation, application of standards, 
programs and procedures;
    (c) integrity of our Mark; and
    (d) continuous improvement.
    The Quality Assurance system for the Division is based on 
national and international accreditation requirements and specific 
contractual customer requirements. The accreditation requirements 
are found in the applicable editions of the following standards.
ISO/IEC Guide 65/General Requirements for Bodies Operating Product 
Certification Systems
SCC/CAN-P3
SCC/CAN-P-1500 Additional Requirements for Accreditation of 
Certification Bodies
ISO/IEC 17025/ General Requirements for the Competence of 
Calibration and Testing Laboratories
SCC/CAN P-4
ANSI Z34.1 American National Standard for Certification--third party 
certification program

    CSA Group has implemented the requirements specified in ISO/IEC 
Guide 65, General requirements for bodies operating product 
certification systems. CSA Group facilities are accredited by 
accreditation bodies such as Standard Council of Canada and ANSI to 
these requirements.
    Divisional Quality Documents (DQDs) are operating procedures and 
guidelines used by staff in support of the quality assurance system.

Summary of CSA Group Section 3 Supporting Documentation

    Section 3 of the CSA petition contained no supporting documents.

Section 4--CSA Group's Motor Energy Efficiency Verification Program

Overview of the CSA Verification Program:
Application
Evaluation and Testing
Certification
Service Agreement
Accompanying Services
Follow-up Inspections
Product Re-testing
Challenge Testing
Corrective Action
Sampling Process
Expertise in Motor Test Procedures
    As Canada's premier Standards Development Organization, CSA 
Group publishes consensus standards to improve products and enhance 
trade--all the time ensuring the needs of our various Stakeholders 
are met. By establishing consensus among the different interest 
groups, with a balanced committee process, CSA Group creates 
effective standards that are frequently referenced in Canadian 
Energy Efficiency Regulations. In addition, US DOE electric motor 
and small electric motor Regulations reference CSA Standards such as 
C390-10 and C747-09.
    CSA Standard C390-10, Test method, marking requirements and, 
energy efficiency levels for three-phase induction methods, is 
widely used in Canada as an integral part of Federal and Provincial 
Regulations. Electrical utility programs also make use of this 
standard to promote the use of higher levels of energy performance 
on a voluntary basis.
    Our intimate knowledge of the standard coupled with CSA Group's 
recognition as an accredited Certification Organization in Canada 
for motor efficiency and electrical safety supports the needs of 
manufacturers, consumers and regulators. We provide the necessary 
independent assurance that motors covered by government regulations 
meet and continue to comply with the established energy efficiency 
requirements.

Verification Program

    The acceptance of motors under the CSA Group's energy efficiency 
verification program depends upon the satisfactory evaluation and 
testing to determine that the requirements of the applicable 
standard (CSA Standard C390-10, C747-09) are met on a continuing 
basis. The following is a description of the major elements of our 
program used for qualifying manufacturers' motors or group of 
motors.

Application

    The customer makes an application requesting energy efficiency 
verification for his motor and submits all required documentation 
such as a list of all motors being submitted by model designation, 
type, and applicable performance ratings. The application is given a 
specific file to track and record all activities to the project. A 
qualified person (e.g., professional engineer) is then assigned 
responsibility for handling the project.

Evaluation and Testing

    CSA Group with the manufacturer's assistance prepares a motor 
control list, identifying the critical features and the controls for 
these features for maintaining consistent performance with respect 
to energy efficiency. Representative motor samples are tested by an 
acceptable facility such as CSA Group or LTE to verify manufacturers 
rated efficiency values.
    Attachment 1 provides a description of the procedures used for 
the initial motor qualification testing and the follow-up re-testing 
service to ensure continued compliance. A findings letter is then 
issued giving the results of our evaluation and actions needed, if 
applicable, to meet the standard. Modified samples may be required 
for further examination and testing.

Certification

    After the resolution of all the action items and all the 
conditions of the standard are met, the applicant is formally 
authorized to apply the CSA Group Energy Efficiency Verification 
Mark. A report is prepared describing the product and giving the 
related test results. A directory listing all products verified for 
energy efficiency is published and available to the general public. 
See Attachment 2.

Service Agreement

    The applicant authorized to represent its motor as verified with 
our Energy Efficiency Marking must enter a signed agreement with CSA 
Group. This agreement addresses the conditions for maintaining 
certification such as access to facilities and records, follow-up 
inspection, product re-testing and challenge testing. Manufacturers 
are also required to notify CSA Group when changes are made to the 
motor, which may affect their performance rating. These terms and 
conditions are designed to protect the integrity of our Energy 
Efficiency Marking.

Accompanying Services

    After the motor has been initially evaluated and found to comply 
with the standard, our program includes additional services to 
ensure that motors bearing the CSA Group verification marking 
continue to meet the applicable requirements. These services are:
    (a) Follow-up inspections;

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    (b) Product re-testing; and
    (c) Challenge testing.

Follow-up Inspections

    Follow-up inspections are conducted at the point of 
manufacturing each year to ensure that,
    (a) our mark is only applied to motors that have been verified 
for energy efficiency;
    (b) the manufacturers' product control measures are continuing 
to produce marked products that are in compliance with our report 
and the standard;
    (c) samples required for re-testing are selected and sealed by 
CSA Group staff during these visits.

Product Re-testing

    Although a report is generated for motors detailing the critical 
construction features needed for maintaining consistent performance 
with respect to energy efficiency, our program is supplemented with 
unannounced motor re-testing to the specified requirement. This 
facilitates continued compliance with the standard and maintains the 
integrity of our mark.

Challenge Testing

    Another service--challenge testing--is offered to any 
manufacturer or other party wishing to confirm the motor efficiency 
rating of a verified motor. This feature assists in ensuring the 
integrity of our verification program and can lead to the motor 
efficiency de-rating or a delisting of a series of motors 
represented by the sample motor.

Corrective Action

    When a motor fails to comply with the standards, we take the 
following steps:
    (a) remove the verification mark from the affected motor or 
motors;
    (b) delist the motor(s);
    (c) notify the applicable regulatory authorities and government 
departments of noncompliant motors (i.e., serial number, date code, 
or equivalent);
    (d) re-test and verify the motor efficiency rating after the 
manufacturer modifies the product.

Sampling Process

    The objective of our sampling process is to minimize 
manufacturers' tests, costs and time to market, while providing 
sufficient confidence that the series of motors verified meet the 
applicable energy efficiency standard. The added features of our 
program such as unannounced follow-up inspections, random motor re-
testing and challenge testing are critical components for 
demonstrating continued compliance to the standard. As a consequence 
of our CSA Group's continual surveillance, the following sampling 
process guideline has emerged.

Samples Required For Motor Model Qualification Testing

    Test 5 units of each 5 basic motor model type (total of 25 
motors). The efficiency of the sample lot must equal or exceed the 
required nominal full load efficiency rating. The individual sample 
efficiencies must comply with the nominal efficiency tolerance 
required by the Standard. Manufacturer's information indicating 
efficiency ratings must be in agreement with CSA Group's records.

Selection of Basic Model Types To Represent a Series of Motors

    A minimum of five (5) basic model types are required to be 
tested to verify the efficiency ratings of a series of motors. The 
basic model types are to be selected such that they represent the 
complete range of motors within the series. This may require that 
more than 5 basic model types are selected. High volume production 
motors are to be represented in the basic model types selected.

Samples Required For Scheduled Motor Re-testing

    A goal for verifying continued compliance with the standard is 
to re-test high volume motors at least once every 2 years. Other 
motors of different frame series are to be retested as needed to 
ensure continued compliance.
    The initial sample lot shall consist of one motor. If the result 
equals or exceeds the minimum result from the qualification tests, 
then no further samples are required. If the result is less than the 
minimum result from the qualifying tests, then select motor samples 
per the qualifying test procedure.

Expertise in Motor Test Procedures

    CSA Group has been active in the certification for safety of 
electric motors since before 1940 and has more than 450 
certification listings active at this time.
    CSA Group has been offering the Energy Efficiency Verification 
Service for Electric Motors since 1992 with motor size from 1 to 500 
hp. The motor efficiency is tested to Standards CSA C390-10, IEEE 
112-2004, IEEE 114 and CSA 747-09. CSA has obtained accreditation 
from DOE in 2002 for motor efficiency US Department of Energy as a 
nationally recognized certification program in 2002 (Federal 
Register/Vol 67, No 249/Friday December 27, 2002/Notices).

Summary of CSA Group Section 4 Supporting Documentation

    Section 4, Attachment 1, contains a copy of an information 
letter to ``All Manufacturers of AC Three Phase Induction Motors 
Rated 1 hp to 500 hp,'' which is entitled ``Announcing CSA Standard 
C390-10 Test methods, marking requirements and energy efficiency 
levels for three-phase induction motors, 4th edition.''

Section 5--Examples of Other CSA Group Accreditations

    The certification system and technical capabilities of the 
Association have enabled CSA Group to be accredited nationally and 
internationally for a wide product spectrum such as electrical 
safety, energy efficiency, plumbing and gas. See Attachment 1 for 
examples of accreditations CSA Group has received.

Qualification of CSA Group To Operate as a Certification System

    The U.S. Department of Energy recognized the Energy Efficiency 
Verification Service of CSA Group as a Nationally Recognized 
certification Program in a Federal Register Notice dated 27 December 
2002 (67 FR 79480).

Summary of CSA Group Section 5 Supporting Documentation

    Section 5, Attachment 1, contains copies of the following 
documents CSA Group has received in recognition of its certification 
system and technical capabilities:
    1. Certificate of Accreditation under the Certification Body 
Accreditation Program, from the Standard Council of Canada, June 27, 
2013;
    2. Certificate of Accreditation in recognition of being an 
Accredited Testing organization, from the International 
Accreditation Service, November 1, 2012.
    3. Certificate of Recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing 
Laboratory, from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 
effective through December 31, 2014.
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