Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment: Energy Conservation Standards for Small, Large, and Very Large Air-Cooled Commercial Package Air-Conditioning and Heating Equipment and Commercial Warm Air Furnaces; Correction, 53907-53908 [2016-19358]

Download as PDF 53907 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 157 Monday, August 15, 2016 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Part 431 [Docket Numbers EERE–2013–BT–STD– 0007 and EERE–2013–BT–STD–0021] RIN 1904–AC95 and 1904–AD11 Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment: Energy Conservation Standards for Small, Large, and Very Large Air-Cooled Commercial Package Air-Conditioning and Heating Equipment and Commercial Warm Air Furnaces; Correction Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Final rule; technical correction. AGENCY: On January 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a direct final rule in the Federal Register that amended the energy conservation standards for small, large, and very large air-cooled commercial package air conditioning and heating equipment and commercial warm air furnaces. This document corrects multiple editorial errors in that final rule. DATES: Effective: August 15, 2016. 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) 286–1692. Email: John.Cymbalsky@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: I. Background On January 15, 2016, DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy published an energy conservation standards direct final rule (DFR) in the Federal Register titled, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Aug 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 ‘‘Energy Conservation Standards for Small, Large, and Very Large Air-Cooled Commercial Package Air-Conditioning and Heating Equipment and Commercial Warm Air Furnaces’’ (‘‘January 2016 DFR’’). 81 FR 2420. Since the publication of that DFR, it has come to DOE’s attention that, due to a technical oversight, certain portions of the regulatory text adopted in the January 2016 DFR for 10 CFR part 431 contained editorial errors. As part of that DFR, DOE amended 10 CFR 431.97, which addresses energy conservation standards for commercial air conditioners and heat pumps. This correction addresses editorial errors in § 431.97(b) through (d). When DOE renumbered the tables in § 431.97(b), subsequent tables in that section were correctly renumbered, but all crossreferences to those tables were not properly amended. In addition, when amending paragraph (c) in regards to table numbering, DOE inadvertently reverted to the introductory text from an earlier version of the CFR, prior to the effective dates of the July 21, 2015 and September 21, 2015 final rule and correction for energy conservation standards for packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps. 80 FR 43162; 80 FR 56894. In amending paragraph (b), DOE inadvertently removed a footnote to Table 2 that was established in the July 17, 2015, final rule regarding energy conservation standards and test procedures for commercial heating, air-conditioning, and water heating equipment. 80 FR 42614. Finally, in amending paragraph (b) to establish separate equipment classes for double-duct equipment (in Tables 5 and 6), DOE inadvertently omitted references to this equipment in one table heading (Table 1) and in one table (Table 6). In order to remedy these errors, DOE is issuing this technical correction. In some cases, DOE has removed the incorrect cross-references entirely, as the text is sufficiently clear without them. II. Need for Correction As published, the adopted energy conservation standards text may potentially result in confusion regarding which standards apply to which equipment. Because this technical correction document would simply correct errors in the regulatory text without making PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 substantive changes to the energy conservation standards, the changes addressed in this document are technical in nature. Accordingly, DOE finds that there is good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) to not issue a separate notice to solicit public comment on the changes contained in this document. Issuing a separate notice to solicit public comment would be impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to the public interest. III. Procedural Requirements DOE has concluded that the determinations made pursuant to the various procedural requirements applicable to the January 2016 DFR remain unchanged for this technical correction. These determinations are set forth in the January 15, 2016 final rule. 81 FR 2420. List of Subjects in 10 CFR Part 431 Administrative practice and procedure, Confidential business information, Energy conservation, Household appliances, Imports, Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Small businesses. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 5, 2016. Kathleen B. Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. For the reasons stated in the preamble, DOE amends part 431 of chapter II of title 10, Code of Federal Regulations as set forth below: PART 431—ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT 1. The authority citation for part 431 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6291–6317. 2. Section 431.97 is amended: a. In paragraph (b): i. By revising the undesignated text after the Table 1 heading; ■ ii. In Table 2, the fourth column, last row remove ‘‘October 29, 2003.’’ and add in its place ‘‘October 29, 2003.3’’; ■ iii. By adding note 3 to Table 2; ■ iv. In Table 6, in the first column, by adding ‘‘, Double-Duct’’ after each instance of ‘‘(Air-Cooled’’; ■ ■ ■ E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1 53908 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 157 / Monday, August 15, 2016 / Rules and Regulations b. In paragraph (c), in note 2 to Table 7, by removing ‘‘Table 6’’ and adding in its place ‘‘Table 8’’; ■ c. By revising paragraph (c) introductory text, excluding Tables 7 and 8; ■ d. In paragraph (d)(1) by removing ‘‘Table 7 of’’; ■ e. In paragraph (d)(2) by removing ‘‘Table 8 of’’; and ■ f. In paragraph (d)(3) by removing ‘‘Table 9 of’’. The revisions read as follows: ■ § 431.97 Energy efficiency standards and their compliance dates. * * * (b) * * * * * TABLE 1 TO § 431.97—MINIMUM COOLING EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING EQUIPMENT [Not including single package vertical air conditioners and single package vertical heat pumps, packaged terminal air conditioners and packaged terminal heat pumps, computer room air conditioners, variable refrigerant flow multi-split air conditioners and heat pumps, and double-duct air-cooled commercial package air conditioning and heating equipment] * * * * * * * TABLE 2 TO § 431.97—MINIMUM HEATING EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING EQUIPMENT * * Equipment type * 3 And Cooling capacity * * * * Compliance date: Equipment manufactured starting on . . . Efficiency level * * * * * * * * * manufactured before October 9, 2015. See Table 4 of this section for updated heating efficiency standards. * * * * * * (c) Each non-standard size packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) and packaged terminal heat pump (PTHP) manufactured on or after October 7, 2010 must meet the applicable minimum energy efficiency standard level(s) set forth in Table 7 of this section. Each standard size PTAC manufactured on or after October 8, 2012, and before January 1, 2017 must meet the applicable minimum energy efficiency standard level(s) set forth in Table 7 of this section. Each standard size PTHP manufactured on or after October 8, 2012 must meet the applicable minimum energy efficiency standard level(s) set forth in Table 7 of this section. Each standard size PTAC manufactured on or after January 1, 2017 must meet the applicable minimum energy efficiency standard level(s) set forth in Table 8 of this section. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2016–19358 Filed 8–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES [Heat Pumps] * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Aug 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 * * DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2016–8841; Directorate Identifier 2016–NM–115–AD; Amendment 39–18611; AD 2016–16–13] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016–13– 10, for certain The Boeing Company Model 737–300, –400, and –500 series airplanes. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 431

[Docket Numbers EERE-2013-BT-STD-0007 and EERE-2013-BT-STD-0021]
RIN 1904-AC95 and 1904-AD11


Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment: 
Energy Conservation Standards for Small, Large, and Very Large Air-
Cooled Commercial Package Air-Conditioning and Heating Equipment and 
Commercial Warm Air Furnaces; Correction

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

ACTION: Final rule; technical correction.

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SUMMARY: On January 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 
published a direct final rule in the Federal Register that amended the 
energy conservation standards for small, large, and very large air-
cooled commercial package air conditioning and heating equipment and 
commercial warm air furnaces. This document corrects multiple editorial 
errors in that final rule.

DATES: Effective: August 15, 2016.

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) 286-1692. Email: 
John.Cymbalsky@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    On January 15, 2016, DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy published an energy conservation standards direct 
final rule (DFR) in the Federal Register titled, ``Energy Conservation 
Standards for Small, Large, and Very Large Air-Cooled Commercial 
Package Air-Conditioning and Heating Equipment and Commercial Warm Air 
Furnaces'' (``January 2016 DFR''). 81 FR 2420. Since the publication of 
that DFR, it has come to DOE's attention that, due to a technical 
oversight, certain portions of the regulatory text adopted in the 
January 2016 DFR for 10 CFR part 431 contained editorial errors.
    As part of that DFR, DOE amended 10 CFR 431.97, which addresses 
energy conservation standards for commercial air conditioners and heat 
pumps. This correction addresses editorial errors in Sec.  431.97(b) 
through (d). When DOE renumbered the tables in Sec.  431.97(b), 
subsequent tables in that section were correctly renumbered, but all 
cross-references to those tables were not properly amended. In 
addition, when amending paragraph (c) in regards to table numbering, 
DOE inadvertently reverted to the introductory text from an earlier 
version of the CFR, prior to the effective dates of the July 21, 2015 
and September 21, 2015 final rule and correction for energy 
conservation standards for packaged terminal air conditioners and heat 
pumps. 80 FR 43162; 80 FR 56894. In amending paragraph (b), DOE 
inadvertently removed a footnote to Table 2 that was established in the 
July 17, 2015, final rule regarding energy conservation standards and 
test procedures for commercial heating, air-conditioning, and water 
heating equipment. 80 FR 42614. Finally, in amending paragraph (b) to 
establish separate equipment classes for double-duct equipment (in 
Tables 5 and 6), DOE inadvertently omitted references to this equipment 
in one table heading (Table 1) and in one table (Table 6). In order to 
remedy these errors, DOE is issuing this technical correction. In some 
cases, DOE has removed the incorrect cross-references entirely, as the 
text is sufficiently clear without them.

II. Need for Correction

    As published, the adopted energy conservation standards text may 
potentially result in confusion regarding which standards apply to 
which equipment.
    Because this technical correction document would simply correct 
errors in the regulatory text without making substantive changes to the 
energy conservation standards, the changes addressed in this document 
are technical in nature. Accordingly, DOE finds that there is good 
cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) to not issue a separate notice to 
solicit public comment on the changes contained in this document. 
Issuing a separate notice to solicit public comment would be 
impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to the public interest.

III. Procedural Requirements

    DOE has concluded that the determinations made pursuant to the 
various procedural requirements applicable to the January 2016 DFR 
remain unchanged for this technical correction. These determinations 
are set forth in the January 15, 2016 final rule. 81 FR 2420.

List of Subjects in 10 CFR Part 431

    Administrative practice and procedure, Confidential business 
information, Energy conservation, Household appliances, Imports, 
Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, 
Small businesses.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 5, 2016.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.

    For the reasons stated in the preamble, DOE amends part 431 of 
chapter II of title 10, Code of Federal Regulations as set forth below:

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 431.97 is amended:
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a. In paragraph (b):
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i. By revising the undesignated text after the Table 1 heading;
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ii. In Table 2, the fourth column, last row remove ``October 29, 
2003.'' and add in its place ``October 29, 2003.\3\'';
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iii. By adding note 3 to Table 2;
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iv. In Table 6, in the first column, by adding ``, Double-Duct'' after 
each instance of ``(Air-Cooled'';

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b. In paragraph (c), in note 2 to Table 7, by removing ``Table 6'' and 
adding in its place ``Table 8'';
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c. By revising paragraph (c) introductory text, excluding Tables 7 and 
8;
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d. In paragraph (d)(1) by removing ``Table 7 of'';
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e. In paragraph (d)(2) by removing ``Table 8 of''; and
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f. In paragraph (d)(3) by removing ``Table 9 of''.
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  431.97  Energy efficiency standards and their compliance dates.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *

                        Table 1 to Sec.   431.97--Minimum Cooling Efficiency Standards for Air Conditioning and Heating Equipment
[Not including single package vertical air conditioners and single package vertical heat pumps, packaged terminal air conditioners and packaged terminal
heat pumps, computer room air conditioners, variable refrigerant flow multi-split air conditioners and heat pumps, and double-duct air-cooled commercial
                                                     package air conditioning and heating equipment]
 
 
 
 
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    Table 2 to Sec.   431.97--Minimum Heating Efficiency Standards for Air Conditioning and Heating Equipment
                                                  [Heat Pumps]
                                                  * * * * * * *
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                                                                                  Compliance date: Equipment
          Equipment type             Cooling capacity      Efficiency level     manufactured  starting on . . .
 
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                                                  * * * * * * *
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
 
\3\ And manufactured before October 9, 2015. See Table 4 of this section for updated heating efficiency
  standards.

* * * * *
    (c) Each non-standard size packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) 
and packaged terminal heat pump (PTHP) manufactured on or after October 
7, 2010 must meet the applicable minimum energy efficiency standard 
level(s) set forth in Table 7 of this section. Each standard size PTAC 
manufactured on or after October 8, 2012, and before January 1, 2017 
must meet the applicable minimum energy efficiency standard level(s) 
set forth in Table 7 of this section. Each standard size PTHP 
manufactured on or after October 8, 2012 must meet the applicable 
minimum energy efficiency standard level(s) set forth in Table 7 of 
this section. Each standard size PTAC manufactured on or after January 
1, 2017 must meet the applicable minimum energy efficiency standard 
level(s) set forth in Table 8 of this section.
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