Request for Information on Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems, 49291-49292 [2014-19767]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 161 / Wednesday, August 20, 2014 / Notices The Defense Acquisition Regulations System has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by September 19, 2014. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Small Business Programs; OMB Control Number 0704–0386. Type of Request: Extension. Number of Respondents: 41. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 41. Average Burden per Response: Approximately 1 hour. Annual Burden Hours: 41. Needs and Uses: DoD needs this information to improve administration under the small business subcontracting program and to evaluate a contractor’s past performance in complying with its subcontracting plan. 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[FR Doc. 2014–19743 Filed 8–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Portsmouth Department of Energy (DOE). Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Portsmouth. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Ohio State University, Endeavor Center, 1862 Shyville Road, Piketon, Ohio 45661. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Simonton, Alternate Deputy Designated Federal Officer, Department of Energy Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office, Post Office Box 700, Piketon, Ohio 45661, (740) 897–3737, Greg.Simonton@ lex.doe.gov. SUMMARY: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE–EM and site management in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management and related activities. Tentative Agenda • Call to Order, Introductions, Review of Agenda • Approval of June Minutes • Deputy Designated Federal Officer’s Comments • Federal Coordinator’s Comments • Liaison’s Comments • Presentations • Administrative Issues Æ Annual Executive Planning and Leadership Training Session Update • Subcommittee Updates • Election of Chair and Vice Chair • Adoption of Fiscal Year 2015 Work Plan • Public Comments • Final Comments from the Board • Adjourn Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The EM SSAB, Portsmouth, welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Greg Simonton at least seven days in advance of the meeting at the phone number listed above. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Greg Simonton at the address or telephone number listed above. Requests must be received five days prior to the meeting and reasonable provision will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comments will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing or calling Greg Simonton at the address and phone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following Web site: http://www.portsssab.energy.gov/. Issued at Washington, DC, on August 13, 2014. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–19769 Filed 8–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 49291 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Request for Information on Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Request for Information. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) regarding Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from bioenergy stakeholders on landscape design approaches that integrate cellulosic bioenergy feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems while maintaining or enhancing environmental and socio- SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 49292 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 161 / Wednesday, August 20, 2014 / Notices economic sustainability including ecosystem services and food, feed, and fiber production. DATES: Comments regarding the RFI must be received on or before September 2, 2014. ADDRESSES: The RFI is available at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Responses to the RFI and questions should be sent via email or email attachments to BETOLandscapeDesignRFI@ee.doe.gov. Further instructions can be found in the RFI document posted on EERE exchange. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office plans to support the continued increase of sustainably produced domestic bioenergy from renewable feedstocks. This Request for Information (RFI) is directed at landscape design approaches for integrating cellulosic bioenergy feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems in a way that maintains or improves environmental sustainability— specifically, greenhouse gas mitigation, water quality, water quantity, soil quality, air quality, and biodiversity. ‘‘Landscape design’’ refers to a spatially explicit plan for resource allocation and management that meets multiple desired objectives including environmental (maintains or enhances ecosystem services), social (is acceptable to relevant stakeholders), and economic (maintains or improves livelihoods and landowner profitability). DOE is seeking information on cost-effective, feasible approaches for testing the landscape design approach for increasing bioenergy feedstock production at a watershed, multi-landowner, or comparable spatial scale through a combination of modeling, data collection, field research, and engagement with landowners and other relevant stakeholders. DOE is specifically interested in information on appropriate experimental designs for assessing comprehensive environmental sustainability indicators, potential barriers to implementing landscape design, approaches for assessing needed feedstock logistic systems, and possible projects to test landscape design approaches for bioenergy systems on the landscape. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications for funding project proposals. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Aug 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 Issued in Golden, CO, on August 14, 2014. Jonathan Male, Director, Bioenergy Technologies Office, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2014–19767 Filed 8–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy [Case No. RF–038] Decision and Order Denying a Waiver to Felix Storch, Inc. (FSI) From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedures Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Decision and Order. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of its decision and order (Case No. RF–038) denying Felix Storch, Inc. a waiver from the DOE electric refrigerator and refrigeratorfreezer test procedures used for determining the energy consumption of residential refrigerator-freezers for the basic models set forth in its petition for waiver. The decision and order continues to require that the currently applicable DOE test procedure be used when testing the company’s Keg Beer Coolers, Assisted Living Refrigeratorfreezers and Ultra-Compact Hotel Refrigerators. SUMMARY: This Decision and Order is effective August 20, 2014. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bryan Berringer, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE–2J, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 586–0371, Email: Bryan.Berringer@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: In accordance with Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR 430.27(l)), DOE gives notice of the issuance of its decision and order as set forth below. The decision and order denies Felix Storch, Inc. (FSI) a waiver from the applicable residential refrigerator and refrigerator-freezer test procedures found in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 appendix A1 and appendix A for certain basic models of its Keg Beer Coolers, Assisted Living Refrigerator-freezers and Hotel Refrigerators and Ultra-Compact Hotel Refrigerators, as applicable. Under today’s decision and order, FSI must continue to use the applicable DOE test procedure found in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix A1 and appendix A. Distributors, retailers, and private labelers are held to the same standard when making representations regarding the energy efficiency of these products. 42 U.S.C. 6293(c). Issued in Washington, DC, on August 13, 2014. Kathleen B. Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Decision and Order In the Matter of: Felix Storch, Inc. (FSI) (Case No. RF–038) I. Background and Authority Title III, Part B of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), Pub. L. 94–163 (42 U.S.C. 6291–6309, as codified) established the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles, a program covering most major household appliances, which includes the residential electric refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers that are the focus of this notice.1 Part B includes definitions, test procedures, labeling provisions, energy conservation standards, and the authority to require information and reports from manufacturers. Further, Part B authorizes the Secretary of Energy to prescribe test procedures that are reasonably designed to produce results that measure energy efficiency, energy use, or estimated operating costs and not be unduly burdensome to conduct. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3)) The test procedure for residential electric refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers is currently set forth in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix A1. That procedure will be superseded by a new Appendix A contained in the same part and subpart. Manufacturers are required to use Appendix A starting in September 2014. The regulations set forth in 10 CFR 430.27, which were recently amended, contain provisions that enable a person to petition DOE to obtain a waiver from the test procedure requirements for covered products. See 79 FR 26591 (May 9, 2014) (revising 10 CFR 430.27, effective June 9, 2014). (DOE notes that 1 For editorial reasons, upon codification in the U.S. Code, Part B was re-designated Part A. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 161 (Wednesday, August 20, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19767]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Request for Information on Landscape Design for Sustainable 
Bioenergy Systems

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of 
Energy (DOE).

ACTION: Request for Information.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on 
its Request for Information (RFI) regarding Landscape Design for 
Sustainable Bioenergy Systems. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit 
feedback from bioenergy stakeholders on landscape design approaches 
that integrate cellulosic bioenergy feedstock production into existing 
agricultural and forestry systems while maintaining or enhancing 
environmental and socio-

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economic sustainability including ecosystem services and food, feed, 
and fiber production.

DATES: Comments regarding the RFI must be received on or before 
September 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The RFI is available at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Responses to the RFI and questions 
should be sent via email or email attachments to 
BETOLandscapeDesignRFI@ee.doe.gov. Further instructions can be found in 
the RFI document posted on EERE exchange.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 
Bioenergy Technologies Office plans to support the continued increase 
of sustainably produced domestic bioenergy from renewable feedstocks. 
This Request for Information (RFI) is directed at landscape design 
approaches for integrating cellulosic bioenergy feedstock production 
into existing agricultural and forestry systems in a way that maintains 
or improves environmental sustainability--specifically, greenhouse gas 
mitigation, water quality, water quantity, soil quality, air quality, 
and biodiversity. ``Landscape design'' refers to a spatially explicit 
plan for resource allocation and management that meets multiple desired 
objectives including environmental (maintains or enhances ecosystem 
services), social (is acceptable to relevant stakeholders), and 
economic (maintains or improves livelihoods and landowner 
profitability). DOE is seeking information on cost-effective, feasible 
approaches for testing the landscape design approach for increasing 
bioenergy feedstock production at a watershed, multi-landowner, or 
comparable spatial scale through a combination of modeling, data 
collection, field research, and engagement with landowners and other 
relevant stakeholders. DOE is specifically interested in information on 
appropriate experimental designs for assessing comprehensive 
environmental sustainability indicators, potential barriers to 
implementing landscape design, approaches for assessing needed 
feedstock logistic systems, and possible projects to test landscape 
design approaches for bioenergy systems on the landscape.
    This is solely a request for information and not a Funding 
Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications for 
funding project proposals.

    Issued in Golden, CO, on August 14, 2014.
Jonathan Male,
Director, Bioenergy Technologies Office, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2014-19767 Filed 8-19-14; 8:45 am]
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