Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps: Public Meeting, 69009-69010 [2016-24063]

Download as PDF 69009 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 193 Wednesday, October 5, 2016 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 No. EERE–2013–BT–STD–0051] RIN 1904–AD09 Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps: Public Meeting Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and webinar. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will hold a public meeting to discuss and receive comments on a proposed definition for general service lamps (GSLs) to be published in a forthcoming notice of proposed definition and data availability (NOPDDA). The meeting will cover the proposed scope of the GSL definition; DOE’s approach to analyzing the 22 lamps exempted from the statutory definition of general service incandescent lamp, including available sales data; challenges manufacturers may have in meeting the statutory backstop requirement of 45 lumens per watt (lm/W) associated with the lamps meeting the GSL definition that will apply beginning in January, 2020; and options available to DOE and/or manufacturers to help manufacturers transition to the backstop requirement; and any other issues relevant to the scope of the GSL definition. DATES: DOE will hold a public meeting on October 21, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in Washington, DC. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 1E–245, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. In addition, you can attend the public meeting via webinar. Webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants will be published on DOE’s mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Oct 04, 2016 Jkt 241001 Web site at: https:// www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/ appliance_standards/ standards.aspx?productid=4. Participants are responsible for ensuring their systems are compatible with the webinar software. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lucy deButts, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, EE–2J, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 287–1604. Email: gsl@ ee.doe.gov. Ms. Celia Sher, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC–33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 287–6122. Email: celia.sher@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III, Part B of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA or the Act), Public Law 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 (collectively referred to as ‘‘covered products’’).1 Subsequent amendments expanded Title III of EPCA to include additional consumer products, including GSLs—the products that are the focus of this notice of public meeting (NOPM). In particular, amendments to EPCA in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) directed DOE to conduct two rulemaking cycles to evaluate energy conservation standards for GSLs. (42 U.S.C. 6295(i)(6)(A)–(B)) For the first rulemaking cycle, EPCA, as amended by EISA 2007, directs DOE to initiate a rulemaking no later than January 1, 2014, to evaluate standards for GSLs and determine whether exemptions for certain incandescent lamps should be maintained or discontinued. (42 U.S.C. 6295(i)(6)(A)(i)) The scope of the rulemaking is not limited to 1 Part B was re-designated Part A on codification in the U.S. Code for editorial reasons. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 incandescent lamp technologies. (42 U.S.C. 6295(i)(6)(A)(ii)) Further, for this first cycle of rulemaking, the EISA 2007 amendments provide that DOE must consider a minimum standard of 45 lm/ W. (42 U.S.C. 6295(i)(6)(A)(ii)) If DOE fails to meet the requirements of 42 U.S.C. 6295(i)(6)(A)(i)–(iv) or the final rule from the first rulemaking cycle does not produce savings greater than or equal to the savings from a minimum efficacy standard of 45 lm/W, sales of GSLs that do not meet the minimum 45 lm/W standard beginning on January 1, 2020, will be prohibited. (42 U.S.C. 6295(i)(6)(A)(v)) On March 17, 2016, DOE published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) for energy conservation standards for GSLs. 81 FR 14527. DOE held the related NOPR public meeting on April 20, 2016. During the public meeting and in written comments, interested parties provided additional data and raised concerns regarding the scope of the proposed GSL definition, DOE’s approach to analyzing the 22 incandescent lamps exempted from EPCA’s definition of general service incandescent lamps, and the 45 lm/W backstop requirement. In response to these comments, DOE conducted additional research and will publish a notice of proposed definition and data availability (NOPDDA) proposing a definition of GSL; presenting additional data collected by DOE; outlining options available to DOE and/or manufacturers to help manufacturers transition to the 2020 backstop requirement; and requesting public comment on the proposed definition of GSL and the compiled data. After publication of the NOPDDA, DOE will hold a public meeting to discuss: (1) The proposed scope of the GSL definition; (2) DOE’s approach to analyzing the 22 exemptions, including available sales data; (3) challenges manufacturers face with the 45 lm/W backstop requirement and options available to DOE and/or manufacturers to help manufacturers transition to the backstop requirement; and (4) any other issues relevant to the scope of the GSL definition. Public Participation Members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the meeting and, if time allows, may make oral statements during the specified period E:\FR\FM\05OCP1.SGM 05OCP1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with PROPOSALS 69010 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 193 / Wednesday, October 5, 2016 / Proposed Rules for public comment. To attend the meeting and/or to make oral statements, please notify the Appliance and Equipment Standards Staff at (202) 586– 6636 or Appliance_Standards_Public_ Meetings@ee.doe.gov. In the email, please indicate your name, organization (if appropriate), citizenship, and contact information. Please note that foreign nationals visiting DOE Headquarters are subject to advance security screening procedures which require advance notice prior to attendance at the public meeting. If a foreign national wishes to participate in the public meeting, please inform DOE of this fact as soon as possible by contacting Ms. Regina Washington at (202) 586–1214 or by email (Regina.Washington@ee.doe.gov) so that the necessary procedures can be completed. Anyone attending the meeting will be required to present a government photo identification, such as a passport, driver’s license, or government identification. Due to the required security screening upon entry, individuals attending should arrive early to allow for the extra time needed. 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 several 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 federalgovernment-issued photo ID-card. Docket: The docket is available for review at www.regulations.gov, including Federal Register notices, public meeting attendee lists and transcripts, comments, and other supporting documents/materials. All documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. However, not all documents listed in the index may be publicly available, such as information that is exempt from public disclosure. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Oct 04, 2016 Jkt 241001 Approval of the Office of the Secretary The Secretary of Energy has approved publication of this NOPM. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2016. Kathleen B. Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2016–24063 Filed 10–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 10 CFR Chapter I [NRC–2016–0185] Processing Fitness-for-Duty Drug and Alcohol Cases Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Policy revision; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting public comments on proposed revisions to its Enforcement Policy (the Policy). The NRC is proposing to revise Section 4.1, ‘‘Considerations in Determining Enforcement Actions Involving Individuals,’’ of the Policy to indicate that the NRC typically will not consider Fitness-for-Duty (FFD) Drug and Alcohol (D&A) related violations for enforcement unless the licensee’s FFD program has apparent deficiencies. DATES: Submit comments by November 4, 2016. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is able to assure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods (unless this document describes a different method for submitting comments on a specific subject): • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2016–0185. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–415–3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 193 (Wednesday, October 5, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-24063]


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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 193 / Wednesday, October 5, 2016 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 430

[Docket No. EERE-2013-BT-STD-0051]
RIN 1904-AD09


Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps: Public 
Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting and webinar.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will hold a public meeting 
to discuss and receive comments on a proposed definition for general 
service lamps (GSLs) to be published in a forthcoming notice of 
proposed definition and data availability (NOPDDA). The meeting will 
cover the proposed scope of the GSL definition; DOE's approach to 
analyzing the 22 lamps exempted from the statutory definition of 
general service incandescent lamp, including available sales data; 
challenges manufacturers may have in meeting the statutory backstop 
requirement of 45 lumens per watt (lm/W) associated with the lamps 
meeting the GSL definition that will apply beginning in January, 2020; 
and options available to DOE and/or manufacturers to help manufacturers 
transition to the backstop requirement; and any other issues relevant 
to the scope of the GSL definition.

DATES: DOE will hold a public meeting on October 21, 2016, from 9:30 
a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in Washington, DC.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of 
Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 1E-245, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585-0121. In addition, you can attend the public 
meeting via webinar. Webinar registration information, participant 
instructions, and information about the capabilities available to 
webinar participants will be published on DOE's Web site at: https://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/standards.aspx?productid=4. Participants are responsible for ensuring 
their systems are compatible with the webinar software. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lucy deButts, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building 
Technologies Office, EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, 
DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 287-1604. Email: gsl@ee.doe.gov.
    Ms. Celia Sher, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General 
Counsel, GC-33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-
0121. Telephone: (202) 287-6122. Email: celia.sher@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III, Part B of the Energy Policy and 
Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA or the Act), Public Law 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 (collectively referred to as 
``covered products'').\1\ Subsequent amendments expanded Title III of 
EPCA to include additional consumer products, including GSLs--the 
products that are the focus of this notice of public meeting (NOPM).
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    \1\ Part B was re-designated Part A on codification in the U.S. 
Code for editorial reasons.
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    In particular, amendments to EPCA in the Energy Independence and 
Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) directed DOE to conduct two rulemaking 
cycles to evaluate energy conservation standards for GSLs. (42 U.S.C. 
6295(i)(6)(A)-(B)) For the first rulemaking cycle, EPCA, as amended by 
EISA 2007, directs DOE to initiate a rulemaking no later than January 
1, 2014, to evaluate standards for GSLs and determine whether 
exemptions for certain incandescent lamps should be maintained or 
discontinued. (42 U.S.C. 6295(i)(6)(A)(i)) The scope of the rulemaking 
is not limited to incandescent lamp technologies. (42 U.S.C. 
6295(i)(6)(A)(ii)) Further, for this first cycle of rulemaking, the 
EISA 2007 amendments provide that DOE must consider a minimum standard 
of 45 lm/W. (42 U.S.C. 6295(i)(6)(A)(ii)) If DOE fails to meet the 
requirements of 42 U.S.C. 6295(i)(6)(A)(i)-(iv) or the final rule from 
the first rulemaking cycle does not produce savings greater than or 
equal to the savings from a minimum efficacy standard of 45 lm/W, sales 
of GSLs that do not meet the minimum 45 lm/W standard beginning on 
January 1, 2020, will be prohibited. (42 U.S.C. 6295(i)(6)(A)(v))
    On March 17, 2016, DOE published a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NOPR) for energy conservation standards for GSLs. 81 FR 14527. DOE 
held the related NOPR public meeting on April 20, 2016. During the 
public meeting and in written comments, interested parties provided 
additional data and raised concerns regarding the scope of the proposed 
GSL definition, DOE's approach to analyzing the 22 incandescent lamps 
exempted from EPCA's definition of general service incandescent lamps, 
and the 45 lm/W backstop requirement. In response to these comments, 
DOE conducted additional research and will publish a notice of proposed 
definition and data availability (NOPDDA) proposing a definition of 
GSL; presenting additional data collected by DOE; outlining options 
available to DOE and/or manufacturers to help manufacturers transition 
to the 2020 backstop requirement; and requesting public comment on the 
proposed definition of GSL and the compiled data.
    After publication of the NOPDDA, DOE will hold a public meeting to 
discuss: (1) The proposed scope of the GSL definition; (2) DOE's 
approach to analyzing the 22 exemptions, including available sales 
data; (3) challenges manufacturers face with the 45 lm/W backstop 
requirement and options available to DOE and/or manufacturers to help 
manufacturers transition to the backstop requirement; and (4) any other 
issues relevant to the scope of the GSL definition.

Public Participation

    Members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the 
meeting and, if time allows, may make oral statements during the 
specified period

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for public comment. To attend the meeting and/or to make oral 
statements, please notify the Appliance and Equipment Standards Staff 
at (202) 586-6636 or Appliance_Standards_Public_Meetings@ee.doe.gov. In 
the email, please indicate your name, organization (if appropriate), 
citizenship, and contact information. Please note that foreign 
nationals visiting DOE Headquarters are subject to advance security 
screening procedures which require advance notice prior to attendance 
at the public meeting. If a foreign national wishes to participate in 
the public meeting, please inform DOE of this fact as soon as possible 
by contacting Ms. Regina Washington at (202) 586-1214 or by email 
(Regina.Washington@ee.doe.gov) so that the necessary procedures can be 
completed.
    Anyone attending the meeting will be required to present a 
government photo identification, such as a passport, driver's license, 
or government identification. Due to the required security screening 
upon entry, individuals attending should arrive early to allow for the 
extra time needed.
    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 several 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.
    Docket: The docket is available for review at www.regulations.gov, 
including Federal Register notices, public meeting attendee lists and 
transcripts, comments, and other supporting documents/materials. All 
documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. 
However, not all documents listed in the index may be publicly 
available, such as information that is exempt from public disclosure.

Approval of the Office of the Secretary

    The Secretary of Energy has approved publication of this NOPM.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2016.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2016-24063 Filed 10-4-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6450-01-P