Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces, 64517-64518 [2014-25814]

Download as PDF 64517 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 210 Thursday, October 30, 2014 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Part 430 [Docket Number EERE–2014–BT–STD– 0031] RIN 1904–AD20 Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Department of Energy (DOE) is planning to hold a public meeting to demonstrate the analytical tools developed by the agency in support of a proposed rule to consider amended energy conservation standards for residential non-weatherized gas furnaces and mobile home gas furnaces. DATES: Meeting: DOE will hold a public meeting on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Washington, DC. In addition, DOE plans to broadcast the public meeting via webinar. You may attend the public meeting either in person or via webinar. Registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants will be published in advance on DOE’s Web site at: http:// www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/ appliance_standards/product.aspx/ productid/72. Webinar participants are responsible for ensuring their systems are compatible with the webinar software. SUMMARY: The public meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 4A–104, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. To attend, please notify Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586–2945. Please note that foreign nationals visiting DOE Headquarters are subject to advance security screening procedures. Any foreign national tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Oct 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 wishing to participate in the meeting should advise DOE as soon as possible by contacting Ms. Edwards to initiate the necessary procedures. Please also note that any person wishing to bring a laptop into the Forrestal Building will be required to obtain a property pass. Visitors should avoid bringing laptops, or allow an extra 45 minutes. Persons may also attend the public meeting via webinar. Due to the REAL ID Act implemented by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), there have been recent changes regarding identification (ID) requirements for individuals wishing to enter Federal buildings from specific States and U.S. territories. As a result, driver’s licenses from the following States or territory will not be accepted for building entry, and instead, one of the alternate forms of ID listed below will be required. DHS has determined that regular driver’s licenses (and ID cards) from the following jurisdictions are not acceptable for entry into DOE facilities: Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma, and Washington. Acceptable alternate forms of Photo-ID include: U.S. Passport or Passport Card; an Enhanced Driver’s License or Enhanced ID-Card issued by the States of Minnesota, New York or Washington (Enhanced licenses issued by these States are clearly marked Enhanced or Enhanced Driver’s License); a military ID or other Federal government-issued Photo-ID card. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Cymbalsky, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, EE–5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW.,Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 287– 1692. Email: John.Cymbalsky@ ee.doe.gov. Mr. Eric Stas, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC–33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. Telephone: (202) 586–9507, Email: Eric.Stas@ hq.doe.gov. For information on how to attend the public meeting, contact Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 586–2945. Email: Brenda.Edwards@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Energy (DOE) is holding a public meeting to demonstrate the analytical tools developed by the agency in support of a notice of proposed rule (NOPR) to consider amended energy conservation standards for residential non-weatherized gas furnaces and mobile home gas furnaces. On April 24, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an order adopting a settlement agreement in litigation that, among other things, vacated DOE’s minimum energy conservation standards for residential nonweatherized gas furnaces and mobile home gas furnaces and remanded the proceeding back to DOE for further rulemaking regarding those products. The settlement agreement included a provision that, ‘‘In the rulemaking on remand, DOE will make available to the public the data gathered and analyzed by the agency prior to publication of a proposed rule. DOE will endeavor to post such data as they become available during the agency’s development of a proposed rule. At a minimum, the agency will make such data available to the public within 30 days after the Office of Management and Budget receives a draft proposed rule from DOE.’’ In fulfillment of that obligation, DOE released the following documents on DOE’s Web site at: http://www. regulations.gov/#!docket Browser;rpp=25;po=0;dct=SR% 252BO;D=EERE-2014-BT-STD-0031. • Preliminary draft NOPR life-cycle cost spreadsheet; • Preliminary NOPR national impact analysis spreadsheet; and • Preliminary NOPR Government Regulatory Impact Model. The scheduled meeting is intended to demonstrate to interested parties DOE’s analytical tools and to provide them with an opportunity to ask questions and offer feedback for DOE to consider in its use of the analytical tools, as applied in each energy conservation standards rulemaking. While DOE will demonstrate these analytical tools with the content provided in the residential non-weatherized gas furnace and mobile home gas furnace rulemaking, and will entertain questions related to that E:\FR\FM\30OCP1.SGM 30OCP1 64518 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 2014 / Proposed Rules content, the public meeting will not address any deliberative issues related to that specific rulemaking docket. DOE will hold a public meeting to solicit comment on any proposal to amend standards for residential nonweatherized gas furnaces and mobile home gas furnaces after a proposed rule concerning those furnaces has been issued. A court reporter will be present at the meeting to record the proceedings and to prepare a transcript. A transcript of the public meeting will be posted on the DOE Web site and will be included in the docket for this rulemaking. In addition, any person may buy a copy of the transcript from the transcribing reporter. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 23, 2014. Kathleen B. Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2014–25814 Filed 10–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 12 CFR Parts 22, 172 [Docket ID OCC–2014–0016] RIN 1557–AD84 FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM 12 CFR Part 208 [Regulation H, Docket No. R–1498] RIN 7100–AE22 FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION 12 CFR Part 339 RIN 3064–AE27 FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION 12 CFR Part 614 RIN 3052–AC93 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION 12 CFR Part 760 RIN 3133–AE40 Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury; Board of Governors AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Oct 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 of the Federal Reserve System; Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Farm Credit Administration; National Credit Union Administration. ACTION: Joint notice of proposed rulemaking. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Farm Credit Administration (FCA), and the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) (collectively, the Agencies) are proposing to amend their regulations regarding loans in areas having special flood hazards to implement certain provisions of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA), which amends some of the changes to the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 mandated by the BiggertWaters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Biggert-Waters). Specifically, the proposal would establish requirements with respect to the escrow of flood insurance payments, consistent with the changes set forth in HFIAA. The proposal also would incorporate an exemption in HFIAA for certain detached structures from the mandatory flood insurance purchase requirement. The Agencies plan to address in a separate rulemaking other provisions of Biggert-Waters over which the Agencies have jurisdiction that have not been affected by HFIAA. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are encouraged to submit written comments jointly to all of the Agencies. Commenters are encouraged to use the title ‘‘Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards’’ to facilitate the organization and distribution of comments among the Agencies. Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to: OCC: Because paper mail in the Washington, DC area and at the OCC is subject to delay, commenters are encouraged to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal or email, if possible. Please use the title ‘‘Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards’’ to facilitate the organization and distribution of the comments. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal— ‘‘Regulations.gov’’: Go to www.regulations.gov. Enter ‘‘Docket ID OCC–2014–0016’’ in the Search Box and click ‘‘Search.’’ Results can be filtered using the filtering tools on the left side of the screen. Click on ‘‘Comment Now’’ SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 to submit public comments. Click on the ‘‘Help’’ tab on the Regulations.gov home page to get information on using Regulations.gov, including instructions for submitting public comments. • Email: regs.comments@ occ.treas.gov. • Mail: Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Suite 3E–218, Mail Stop 9W–11, Washington, DC 20219. • Hand Delivery/Courier: 400 7th Street SW., Suite 3E–218, Mail Stop 9W–11, Washington, DC 20219. • Fax: (571) 465–4326. Instructions: You must include ‘‘OCC’’ as the agency name and ‘‘Docket ID OCC–2014–0016’’ in your comment. In general, OCC will enter all comments received into the docket and publish them on the Regulations.gov Web site without change, including any business or personal information that you provide such as name and address information, email addresses, or phone numbers. Comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Do not enclose any information in your comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure. You may review comments and other related materials that pertain to this rulemaking action by any of the following methods: • Viewing Comments Electronically: Go to www.regulations.gov. Enter ‘‘Docket ID OCC–2014–0016’’ in the Search box and click ‘‘Search.’’ Comments can be filtered by Agency using the filtering tools on the left side of the screen. Click on the ‘‘Help’’ tab on the Regulations.gov home page to get information on using Regulations.gov, including instructions for viewing public comments, viewing other supporting and related materials, and viewing the docket after the close of the comment period. • Viewing Comments Personally: You may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 649–6700. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and to submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments. • Docket: You may also view or request available background documents and project summaries using the methods described above. E:\FR\FM\30OCP1.SGM 30OCP1

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[FR Doc No: 2014-25814]


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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
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notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 430

[Docket Number EERE-2014-BT-STD-0031]
RIN 1904-AD20


Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Energy 
Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) is planning to hold a public 
meeting to demonstrate the analytical tools developed by the agency in 
support of a proposed rule to consider amended energy conservation 
standards for residential non-weatherized gas furnaces and mobile home 
gas furnaces.

DATES: Meeting: DOE will hold a public meeting on Friday, November 7, 
2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Washington, DC. In addition, DOE 
plans to broadcast the public meeting via webinar. You may attend the 
public meeting either in person or via webinar. Registration 
information, participant instructions, and information about the 
capabilities available to webinar participants will be published in 
advance on DOE's Web site at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/product.aspx/productid/72. Webinar participants are 
responsible for ensuring their systems are compatible with the webinar 
software.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of 
Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 4A-104, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585. To attend, please notify Ms. Brenda Edwards at 
(202) 586-2945. Please note that foreign nationals visiting DOE 
Headquarters are subject to advance security screening procedures. Any 
foreign national wishing to participate in the meeting should advise 
DOE as soon as possible by contacting Ms. Edwards to initiate the 
necessary procedures. Please also note that any person wishing to bring 
a laptop into the Forrestal Building will be required to obtain a 
property pass. Visitors should avoid bringing laptops, or allow an 
extra 45 minutes. Persons may also attend the public meeting via 
webinar.
    Due to the REAL ID Act implemented by the Department of Homeland 
Security (DHS), there have been recent changes regarding identification 
(ID) requirements for individuals wishing to enter Federal buildings 
from specific States and U.S. territories. As a result, driver's 
licenses from the following States or territory will not be accepted 
for building entry, and instead, one of the alternate forms of ID 
listed below will be required.
    DHS has determined that regular driver's licenses (and ID cards) 
from the following jurisdictions are not acceptable for entry into DOE 
facilities: Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Louisiana, Maine, 
Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma, and Washington. 
Acceptable alternate forms of Photo-ID include: U.S. Passport or 
Passport Card; an Enhanced Driver's License or Enhanced ID-Card issued 
by the States of Minnesota, New York or Washington (Enhanced licenses 
issued by these States are clearly marked Enhanced or Enhanced Driver's 
License); a military ID or other Federal government-issued Photo-ID 
card.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Cymbalsky, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building 
Technologies Office, EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW.,Washington, DC 
20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 287-1692. Email: 
John.Cymbalsky@ee.doe.gov.
    Mr. Eric Stas, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General 
Counsel, GC-33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. 
Telephone: (202) 586-9507, Email: Eric.Stas@hq.doe.gov.
    For information on how to attend the public meeting, contact Ms. 
Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency 
and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-2945. 
Email: Brenda.Edwards@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Energy (DOE) is holding a 
public meeting to demonstrate the analytical tools developed by the 
agency in support of a notice of proposed rule (NOPR) to consider 
amended energy conservation standards for residential non-weatherized 
gas furnaces and mobile home gas furnaces.
    On April 24, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of 
Columbia Circuit issued an order adopting a settlement agreement in 
litigation that, among other things, vacated DOE's minimum energy 
conservation standards for residential non-weatherized gas furnaces and 
mobile home gas furnaces and remanded the proceeding back to DOE for 
further rulemaking regarding those products. The settlement agreement 
included a provision that, ``In the rulemaking on remand, DOE will make 
available to the public the data gathered and analyzed by the agency 
prior to publication of a proposed rule. DOE will endeavor to post such 
data as they become available during the agency's development of a 
proposed rule. At a minimum, the agency will make such data available 
to the public within 30 days after the Office of Management and Budget 
receives a draft proposed rule from DOE.''
    In fulfillment of that obligation, DOE released the following 
documents on DOE's Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketBrowser;rpp=25;po=0;dct=SR% 252BO;D=EERE-2014-BT-STD-0031.
     Preliminary draft NOPR life-cycle cost spreadsheet;
     Preliminary NOPR national impact analysis spreadsheet; and
     Preliminary NOPR Government Regulatory Impact Model.
    The scheduled meeting is intended to demonstrate to interested 
parties DOE's analytical tools and to provide them with an opportunity 
to ask questions and offer feedback for DOE to consider in its use of 
the analytical tools, as applied in each energy conservation standards 
rulemaking. While DOE will demonstrate these analytical tools with the 
content provided in the residential non-weatherized gas furnace and 
mobile home gas furnace rulemaking, and will entertain questions 
related to that

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content, the public meeting will not address any deliberative issues 
related to that specific rulemaking docket. DOE will hold a public 
meeting to solicit comment on any proposal to amend standards for 
residential non-weatherized gas furnaces and mobile home gas furnaces 
after a proposed rule concerning those furnaces has been issued. A 
court reporter will be present at the meeting to record the proceedings 
and to prepare a transcript. A transcript of the public meeting will be 
posted on the DOE Web site and will be included in the docket for this 
rulemaking. In addition, any person may buy a copy of the transcript 
from the transcribing reporter.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 23, 2014.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2014-25814 Filed 10-29-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450-01-P