Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Commercial Clothes Washers; Correction, 20528-20529 [2016-08120]

Download as PDF 20528 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 68 / Friday, April 8, 2016 / Rules and Regulations prepared for export in accordance with the requirements of § 319.56–75. (Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0579–0435) Done in Washington, DC, this 5th day of April 2016. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2016–08191 Filed 4–7–16; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P Lists of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 319 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Coffee, Cotton, Fruits, Imports, Logs, Nursery stock, Plant diseases and pests, Quarantine, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Rice, Vegetables. Accordingly, we are amending 7 CFR part 319 as follows: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 CFR Part 319 [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0086] RIN 0579–AE07 PART 319—FOREIGN QUARANTINE NOTICES Importation of Fresh Peppers From Ecuador Into the United States 1. The authority citation for part 319 continues to read as follows: ■ Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment. AGENCY: Authority: 7 U.S.C. 450, 7701–7772, and 7781–7786; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3. In a final rule published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2015, and effective on November 23, 2015, we amended the fruits and vegetables regulations to allow the importation of fresh peppers into the United States from Ecuador subject to a systems approach. However, the scope of the pest risk analysis supporting the rule was limited to the continental United States. Therefore, we are amending the regulations to limit the importation of fresh peppers from Ecuador to the continental United States only. DATES: Effective April 8, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Claudia Ferguson, M.S., Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance, Imports, Regulations and Manuals, PPQ, APHIS, (301) 851–2352; email: Claudia.Ferguson@aphis.usda.gov. SUMMARY: In a final rule 1 that was published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2015 (80 FR 64307–64309, Docket No. APHIS–2014– 0086), and effective on November 23, 2015, we amended the fruits and vegetables regulations by adding 7 CFR 319.56–74 to allow the importation of fresh peppers from Ecuador into the United States under a systems approach. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 To view the final rule and supporting documents, go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0086. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Apr 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 However, the pest risk analysis we prepared for the rule examined the importation of fresh peppers from Ecuador to the continental United States only and did not examine the risks associated with the fruit entering Hawaii or the U.S. Territories. Therefore, in order for the regulations to be consistent with the scope of the pest risk analysis, we are amending § 319.56–74 to limit the importation of fresh peppers from Ecuador to the continental United States. § 319.56–74 [Amended] 2. Section 319.56–74 is amended by adding the word ‘‘continental’’ before the words ‘‘United States’’ each time they occur. ■ Done in Washington, DC, this 5th day of April 2015. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2016–08190 Filed 4–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Part 431 [Docket Number EERE–2013–BT–TP–0002] RIN 1904–AC93 Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Commercial Clothes Washers; Correction Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Final rule; correcting amendments. AGENCY: The Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule in the Federal Register on December 3, 2014 revising the test procedure provisions for commercial clothes washers. DOE published another final rule on SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 December 15, 2014 amending the energy conservation standards for commercial clothes washers. This final rule correction amends the test procedure provisions for commercial clothes washers to clarify the applicability of the revised test procedures to the amended energy conservation standards. The correction also removes obsolete regulatory provisions. DATES: This correction is effective April 8, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Berringer, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, EE–5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 586–0371. Email: commercial_clothes_washers@ ee.doe.gov. Jennifer Tiedeman, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC–33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 287–6111. Email: Jennifer.Tiedeman@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Energy conservation standards for commercial clothes washers (CCWs) are codified at 10 CFR 431.156. Pursuant to 10 CFR 431.154, the test procedures for clothes washers at 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix J1 must be used to test CCWs to determine compliance with the current energy conservation standards codified at 10 CFR 431.156(b). DOE published a final rule on March 7, 2012, establishing a new test procedure for clothes washers at 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix J2. 77 FR 13887. DOE published another final rule on December 3, 2014, revising the test procedure provisions for CCWs at 10 CFR 431.154 to specify that the test procedures for clothes washers at appendix J2 must be used to determine compliance with any amended standards for CCWs based on appendix J2 efficiency metrics published after December 3, 2014. 79 FR 71624. DOE then published a final rule on December 15, 2014, amending the energy conservation standards for CCWs, which are codified at 10 CFR 431.156(c). 79 FR 74492. These amended standards are based on appendix J2 efficiency metrics, and compliance with the amended standards is required beginning January 1, 2018. This final rule correction (1) removes obsolete CCW standards listed at 10 CFR 431.156(a), (2) redesignates paragraphs (b) and (c) of 10 CFR 431.156 as paragraphs (a) and (b), and (3) amends the CCW test procedure provisions at 10 E:\FR\FM\08APR1.SGM 08APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 68 / Friday, April 8, 2016 / Rules and Regulations CFR 431.154 to clarify that the test procedures at appendixes J1 and J2 must be used to determine compliance with the CCW energy conservation standards at redesignated 10 CFR 431.156(a) and (b), respectively. conservation standards at § 431.156(a). The test procedures for clothes washers in appendix J2 to subpart B of part 430 of this chapter must be used to determine compliance with the energy conservation standards at § 431.156(b). Procedural Issues and Regulatory Review The regulatory reviews conducted for this rulemaking are those set forth in the December 3, 2014 final rule that originally codified amendments to DOE’s test procedures for commercial clothes washers. 79 FR 71624. The amendments from that final rule became effective January 2, 2015. Id. Pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 553(b), DOE has determined that notice and prior opportunity for comment on this rule are unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. The amended CCW standards codified at 10 CFR 431.156(c) correspond to the ‘‘amended standards based on appendix J2 efficiency metrics published after December 3, 2014’’ referenced in 10 CFR 431.154. This correction is needed to ensure clarity regarding the amended CCW standards for which the appendix J2 test procedure must be used. This final rule also removes obsolete regulatory provisions. § 431.156 List of Subjects in 10 CFR Part 431 Administrative practice and procedure, Energy conservation, Household appliances. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 28, 2016. Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. For the reasons stated in the preamble, DOE amends part 431 of chapter II, subchapter D, of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, by making the following correcting amendments: PART 431—ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT 1. The authority citation for part 431 continues to read as follows: ■ asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6291–6317. 2. Section 431.154 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 431.154 Test procedures. The test procedures for clothes washers in appendix J1 to subpart B of part 430 of this chapter must be used to test commercial clothes washers to determine compliance with the energy VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Apr 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 [Amended] 3. Section 431.156 is amended by removing paragraph (a) and redesignating paragraphs (b) and (c) as paragraphs (a) and (b), respectively. ■ [FR Doc. 2016–08120 Filed 4–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0275] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, Gloucester, MA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Blynman (SR127) Bridge across the Annisquam River and Blynman Canal at mile 0.0 at Gloucester, MA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety during a public event, the annual Saint Peter’s Fiesta 5K Road Race. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed for thirty minutes to facilitate public safety. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on June 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0275] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH’’. Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Mr. Jim Rousseau, First Coast Guard District Bridge Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 617–223–8619, email James.L.Rousseau2@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Blynman (SR 127) Bridge across the Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, mile 0.0, at Gloucester, Massachusetts, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 8.2 feet at mean high water and 16 feet at mean low water. The SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 20529 existing bridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.586. The owner of the bridge, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation from the normal operating schedule to facilitate a public event, the Annual Saint Peter’s Fiesta 5K Road Race. Under this temporary deviation, the Blynman (SR 127) Bridge may remain in the closed position for thirty minutes between 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. on Thursday June 23, 2016. The waterways are transited by commercial and seasonal recreational vessels of various sizes. There is an alternate route for vessel traffic around Cape Ann. Also, vessels that can pass under the closed draws during this closure may do so at all times. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notice to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: April 5, 2016. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–08126 Filed 4–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0181] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; North Landing River, Chesapeake, VA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from drawbridge regulations; modification. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the S165 (North Landing Road) Bridge across the North Landing River, mile 20.2, at Chesapeake, VA. This modified deviation is necessary to perform emergency bridge repairs and provide for safe navigation. This modified SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08APR1.SGM 08APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 68 (Friday, April 8, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 20528-20529]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-08120]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 431

[Docket Number EERE-2013-BT-TP-0002]
RIN 1904-AC93


Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Commercial 
Clothes Washers; Correction

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

ACTION: Final rule; correcting amendments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule in the 
Federal Register on December 3, 2014 revising the test procedure 
provisions for commercial clothes washers. DOE published another final 
rule on December 15, 2014 amending the energy conservation standards 
for commercial clothes washers. This final rule correction amends the 
test procedure provisions for commercial clothes washers to clarify the 
applicability of the revised test procedures to the amended energy 
conservation standards. The correction also removes obsolete regulatory 
provisions.

DATES: This correction is effective April 8, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Berringer, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building 
Technologies Program, EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, 
DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-0371. Email: 
commercial_clothes_washers@ee.doe.gov.
    Jennifer Tiedeman, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General 
Counsel, GC-33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-
0121. Telephone: (202) 287-6111. Email: Jennifer.Tiedeman@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Energy conservation standards for commercial 
clothes washers (CCWs) are codified at 10 CFR 431.156. Pursuant to 10 
CFR 431.154, the test procedures for clothes washers at 10 CFR part 
430, subpart B, appendix J1 must be used to test CCWs to determine 
compliance with the current energy conservation standards codified at 
10 CFR 431.156(b).
    DOE published a final rule on March 7, 2012, establishing a new 
test procedure for clothes washers at 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, 
appendix J2. 77 FR 13887.
    DOE published another final rule on December 3, 2014, revising the 
test procedure provisions for CCWs at 10 CFR 431.154 to specify that 
the test procedures for clothes washers at appendix J2 must be used to 
determine compliance with any amended standards for CCWs based on 
appendix J2 efficiency metrics published after December 3, 2014. 79 FR 
71624.
    DOE then published a final rule on December 15, 2014, amending the 
energy conservation standards for CCWs, which are codified at 10 CFR 
431.156(c). 79 FR 74492. These amended standards are based on appendix 
J2 efficiency metrics, and compliance with the amended standards is 
required beginning January 1, 2018.
    This final rule correction (1) removes obsolete CCW standards 
listed at 10 CFR 431.156(a), (2) redesignates paragraphs (b) and (c) of 
10 CFR 431.156 as paragraphs (a) and (b), and (3) amends the CCW test 
procedure provisions at 10

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CFR 431.154 to clarify that the test procedures at appendixes J1 and J2 
must be used to determine compliance with the CCW energy conservation 
standards at redesignated 10 CFR 431.156(a) and (b), respectively.

Procedural Issues and Regulatory Review

    The regulatory reviews conducted for this rulemaking are those set 
forth in the December 3, 2014 final rule that originally codified 
amendments to DOE's test procedures for commercial clothes washers. 79 
FR 71624. The amendments from that final rule became effective January 
2, 2015. Id.
    Pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 553(b), DOE 
has determined that notice and prior opportunity for comment on this 
rule are unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. The amended 
CCW standards codified at 10 CFR 431.156(c) correspond to the ``amended 
standards based on appendix J2 efficiency metrics published after 
December 3, 2014'' referenced in 10 CFR 431.154. This correction is 
needed to ensure clarity regarding the amended CCW standards for which 
the appendix J2 test procedure must be used. This final rule also 
removes obsolete regulatory provisions.

List of Subjects in 10 CFR Part 431

    Administrative practice and procedure, Energy conservation, 
Household appliances.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 28, 2016.
Kathleen Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

    For the reasons stated in the preamble, DOE amends part 431 of 
chapter II, subchapter D, of title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations, by making the following correcting amendments:

PART 431--ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN COMMERCIAL AND 
INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT

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1. The authority citation for part 431 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  42 U.S.C. 6291-6317.


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2. Section 431.154 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  431.154  Test procedures.

    The test procedures for clothes washers in appendix J1 to subpart B 
of part 430 of this chapter must be used to test commercial clothes 
washers to determine compliance with the energy conservation standards 
at Sec.  431.156(a). The test procedures for clothes washers in 
appendix J2 to subpart B of part 430 of this chapter must be used to 
determine compliance with the energy conservation standards at Sec.  
431.156(b).


Sec.  431.156  [Amended]

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3. Section 431.156 is amended by removing paragraph (a) and 
redesignating paragraphs (b) and (c) as paragraphs (a) and (b), 
respectively.

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