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AGENCY: In this notice, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is forecasting the representative average unit costs of five residential energy sources for the year 2014 pursuant to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. The five sources are electricity, natural gas, No. 2 heating oil, propane, and kerosene. SUMMARY: The representative average unit costs of energy contained in this notice will become effective April 17, 2014 and will remain in effect until further notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mohammed Khan, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy, Efficiency and Renewable Energy Forrestal Building, Mail Station EE–5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585– 0121, (202) 586–7892, Rep_Average_ Unit_Costs@ee.doe.gov. Francine Pinto, Esq., U.S. Department of Energy, Office of General Counsel, Forrestal Building, Mail Station GC–72, DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15111 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0103, (202) 586– 7432, Francine.Pinto@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 323 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (Act) requires that DOE prescribe test procedures for the measurement of the estimated annual operating costs or other measures of energy consumption for certain consumer products specified in the Act. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3)) These test procedures are found in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 430, subpart B. Section 323(b)(3) of the Act requires that the estimated annual operating costs of a covered product be calculated from measurements of energy use in a representative average use cycle or period of use and from representative average unit costs of the energy needed to operate such product during such cycle. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3)) The section further requires that DOE provide information to manufacturers regarding the representative average unit costs of energy. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(4)) This cost information should be used by manufacturers to meet their obligations under section 323(c) of the Act. Most notably, these costs are used to comply with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requirements for labeling. Manufacturers are required to use the revised DOE representative average unit costs when the FTC publishes new ranges of comparability for specific covered products, 16 CFR part 305. Interested parties can also find information covering the FTC labeling requirements at http://www.ftc.gov/ appliances. DOE last published representative average unit costs of residential energy in a Federal Register notice entitled, ‘‘Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Representative Average Unit Costs of Energy’’, dated March 22, 2013, 78 FR 17648. On April 17, 2014, the cost figures published in today’s notice will become effective and supersede those cost figures published on March 22, 2013. The cost figures set forth in today’s notice will be effective until further notice. DOE’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) has developed the 2014 representative average unit aftertax residential costs found in this notice. These costs for electricity, natural gas, No. 2 heating oil, and propane are based on simulations used to produce the February 2014, EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook (EIA releases the Outlook monthly). The representative average unit after-tax cost for kerosene is derived from its price E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 15112 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 52 / Tuesday, March 18, 2014 / Notices relative to that of heating oil, based on the 2009-to 2013 averages of the U.S. refiner price to end users, which include all the major energy-consuming sectors in the U.S. for these fuels. 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TABLE 1—REPRESENTATIVE AVERAGE UNIT COSTS OF ENERGY FOR FIVE RESIDENTIAL ENERGY SOURCES (2014) Per million Btu 1 Type of energy Electricity ................................................................... Natural Gas ............................................................... $36.34 11.28 No. 2 Heating Oil ...................................................... Propane ..................................................................... Kerosene ................................................................... 27.04 29.89 31.70 In commonly used terms 12.4¢/kWh2 thnsp;3 ................................................ $1.128/therm4 ........................................................... or $11.56/MCF 5 thnsp;6 ........................................ 3.75/gallon 7 .............................................................. 2.73/gallon 8 .............................................................. 4.28/gallon 9 .............................................................. As required by test procedure $0.124/kWh 0.00001128/Btu 0.00002704/Btu 0.00002989/Btu 0.00003170/Btu Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook (February 11, 2014) and Monthly Energy Review (January 30, 2014). Notes: Prices include taxes. 1. Btu stands for British thermal units. 2. kWh stands for kilowatt hour. 3. 1 kWh = 3,412 Btu. 4. 1 therm = 100,000 Btu. 5. MCF stands for 1,000 cubic feet. 6. For the purposes of this table, one cubic foot of natural gas has an energy equivalence of 1,025 Btu. 7. For the purposes of this table, one gallon of No. 2 heating oil has an energy equivalence of 138,690 Btu. 8. For the purposes of this table, one gallon of liquid propane has an energy equivalence of 91,333 Btu. 9. For the purposes of this table, one gallon of kerosene has an energy equivalence of 135,000 Btu. Forrestal Building, Mailstop GC–71, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585, Telephone: (202) 586–9523, Email: daniel.cohen@ hq.doe.gov. [FR Doc. 2014–05949 Filed 3–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Guidance Surrounding Department of Energy Support of Building Energy Code Compliance Software Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of availability. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 52 (Tuesday, March 18, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05949]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Representative 
Average Unit Costs of Energy

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is 
forecasting the representative average unit costs of five residential 
energy sources for the year 2014 pursuant to the Energy Policy and 
Conservation Act. The five sources are electricity, natural gas, No. 2 
heating oil, propane, and kerosene.

DATES: The representative average unit costs of energy contained in 
this notice will become effective April 17, 2014 and will remain in 
effect until further notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mohammed Khan, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Energy, Efficiency and Renewable Energy Forrestal 
Building, Mail Station EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, 
DC 20585-0121, (202) 586-7892, Rep_Average_Unit_Costs@ee.doe.gov.
    Francine Pinto, Esq., U.S. Department of Energy, Office of General 
Counsel, Forrestal Building, Mail Station GC-72, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0103, (202) 586-7432, 
Francine.Pinto@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 323 of the Energy Policy and 
Conservation Act (Act) requires that DOE prescribe test procedures for 
the measurement of the estimated annual operating costs or other 
measures of energy consumption for certain consumer products specified 
in the Act. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3)) These test procedures are found in 
Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 430, subpart B.
    Section 323(b)(3) of the Act requires that the estimated annual 
operating costs of a covered product be calculated from measurements of 
energy use in a representative average use cycle or period of use and 
from representative average unit costs of the energy needed to operate 
such product during such cycle. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3)) The section 
further requires that DOE provide information to manufacturers 
regarding the representative average unit costs of energy. (42 U.S.C. 
6293(b)(4)) This cost information should be used by manufacturers to 
meet their obligations under section 323(c) of the Act. Most notably, 
these costs are used to comply with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 
requirements for labeling. Manufacturers are required to use the 
revised DOE representative average unit costs when the FTC publishes 
new ranges of comparability for specific covered products, 16 CFR part 
305. Interested parties can also find information covering the FTC 
labeling requirements at http://www.ftc.gov/appliances.
    DOE last published representative average unit costs of residential 
energy in a Federal Register notice entitled, ``Energy Conservation 
Program for Consumer Products: Representative Average Unit Costs of 
Energy'', dated March 22, 2013, 78 FR 17648. On April 17, 2014, the 
cost figures published in today's notice will become effective and 
supersede those cost figures published on March 22, 2013. The cost 
figures set forth in today's notice will be effective until further 
notice.
    DOE's Energy Information Administration (EIA) has developed the 
2014 representative average unit after-tax residential costs found in 
this notice. These costs for electricity, natural gas, No. 2 heating 
oil, and propane are based on simulations used to produce the February 
2014, EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook (EIA releases the Outlook monthly). 
The representative average unit after-tax cost for kerosene is derived 
from its price

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relative to that of heating oil, based on the 2009-to 2013 averages of 
the U.S. refiner price to end users, which include all the major 
energy-consuming sectors in the U.S. for these fuels. The source for 
these price data is the January 2014, Monthly Energy Review DOE/EIA-
0035(2014/01). The Short-Term Energy Outlook and the Monthly Energy 
Review are available on the EIA Web site at http://www.eia.doe.gov. 
Propane prices are econometric modeling projections based on historical 
Weekly Petroleum Status Report winter prices and Mont Belvieu (Texas) 
spot and futures prices. For more information on the data sources used 
in this Notice, contact the National Energy Information Center, 
Forrestal Building, EI-30, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585, (202) 586-8800, email: infoctr@eia.doe.gov.
    The 2014 representative average unit costs under section 323(b)(4) 
of the Act are set forth in Table 1, and will become effective April 
17, 2014. They will remain in effect until further notice.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 11, 2014.
David T. Danielson,
Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

         Table 1--Representative Average Unit Costs of Energy for Five Residential Energy Sources (2014)
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                                         Per million
            Type of energy                 Btu \1\      In commonly used terms    As required by test procedure
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Electricity..........................          $36.34  12.4[cent]/kWh\2 3\.....  $0.124/kWh
Natural Gas..........................           11.28  $1.128/therm\4\.........  0.00001128/Btu
                                                       or $11.56/MCF \5 6\.....
No. 2 Heating Oil....................           27.04  3.75/gallon \7\.........  0.00002704/Btu
Propane..............................           29.89  2.73/gallon \8\.........  0.00002989/Btu
Kerosene.............................           31.70  4.28/gallon \9\.........  0.00003170/Btu
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Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook (February 11, 2014) and Monthly
  Energy Review (January 30, 2014).
Notes: Prices include taxes.
1. Btu stands for British thermal units.
2. kWh stands for kilowatt hour.
3. 1 kWh = 3,412 Btu.
4. 1 therm = 100,000 Btu.
5. MCF stands for 1,000 cubic feet.
6. For the purposes of this table, one cubic foot of natural gas has an energy equivalence of 1,025 Btu.
7. For the purposes of this table, one gallon of No. 2 heating oil has an energy equivalence of 138,690 Btu.
8. For the purposes of this table, one gallon of liquid propane has an energy equivalence of 91,333 Btu.
9. For the purposes of this table, one gallon of kerosene has an energy equivalence of 135,000 Btu.

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