Energy Efficiency Program for Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Availability of Provisional Analysis Tools and Notice of Data Availability, 91049 [2016-30299]

Download as PDF 91049 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 242 Friday, December 16, 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–0006] RIN 1904–AC55 Energy Efficiency Program for Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Availability of Provisional Analysis Tools and Notice of Data Availability Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Reopening of public comment period. AGENCY: On November 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published in the Federal Register a notice of data availability (NODA) pertaining to the provisional analysis of energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial fans and blowers. The notice provided an opportunity for submitting written comments, data, and information by December 1, 2016. This document announces a reopening of the public comment period for submitting comments and data on the NODA. The comment period is reopened until January 6, 2017. DATES: The comment period for the notice of data availability published on November 1, 2016 (81 FR 75742) is reopened. DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this rulemaking received no later than January 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: Instructions: Any comments submitted must identify the NODA for commercial and industrial fans and blowers and provide docket number EERE–2013–BT–STD–0006 and/or RIN number 1904–AC55. Comments may be submitted using any of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. (2) Email: CIFB2013STD0006@ ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number and/or RIN in the subject line of the asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Dec 15, 2016 Jkt 241001 message. Submit electronic comments in WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, PDF, or ASCII file format, and avoid the use of special characters or any form of encryption. (3) Postal Mail: Appliance and Equipment Standards Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE–5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. If possible, please submit all items on a compact disc (CD), in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies. (4) Hand Delivery/Courier: Appliance and Equipment Standards Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, 950 L’Enfant Plaza SW., 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 586–6636. If possible, please submit all items on a CD, in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies. Docket: The docket, which includes Federal Register notices, public meeting attendee lists and transcripts, comments, and other supporting documents/materials, is available for review at www.regulations.gov. All documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. However, some documents listed in the index may not be publicly available, such as those containing information that is exempt from public disclosure. The docket Web page can be found at: https://www.regulations.gov/ docket?D=EERE-2013-BT-STD-0006. The docket Web page contains simple instructions on how to access all documents, including public comments, in the docket. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ashley Armstrong, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies, EE–2J, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 586–6636. Email: ApplianceStandardsQuestions@ ee.doe.gov. Mr. Peter Cochran, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC–33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 586–9496. Email: peter.cochran@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 1, 2016, DOE published a notice of data availability (NODA) pertaining to energy conservation PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 standards for commercial and industrial blowers (81 FR 75742). The NODA announced the availability of provisional analysis tools and results that DOE may use to support energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial fans and blowers. The November 2016 NODA provided for the submission of public comments by December 1, 2016. The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and the Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) requested an extension of the public comment period to allow for additional time to review and evaluate the changes reflected in the provisional analysis tools and results associated with the November 2016 NODA compared to the revised provisional analysis tools and results associated with the previous NODA, which DOE published on May 1, 2015. 80 FR 24841. In view of the requests for an additional comment period extension for the November 2016 NODA, DOE has determined that a reopening of the comment period to allow additional time for interested parties to submit comments is appropriate. Therefore, DOE is reopening the comment period until January 6, 2017, to provide interested parties additional time to prepare and submit comments. DOE further notes that any submissions of comments or other information submitted between the original comment end date and January 6, 2017, will be deemed timely filed. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 30, 2016. Kathleen B. Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2016–30299 Filed 12–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 13 CFR Part 107 RIN 3245–AG65 Small Business Investment Companies—Administrative Fees U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\16DEP1.SGM 16DEP1

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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. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2016 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 430

[Docket No. EERE-2013-BT-STD-0006]
RIN 1904-AC55


Energy Efficiency Program for Commercial and Industrial 
Equipment: Availability of Provisional Analysis Tools and Notice of 
Data Availability

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

ACTION: Reopening of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On November 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 
published in the Federal Register a notice of data availability (NODA) 
pertaining to the provisional analysis of energy conservation standards 
for commercial and industrial fans and blowers. The notice provided an 
opportunity for submitting written comments, data, and information by 
December 1, 2016. This document announces a reopening of the public 
comment period for submitting comments and data on the NODA. The 
comment period is reopened until January 6, 2017.

DATES: The comment period for the notice of data availability published 
on November 1, 2016 (81 FR 75742) is reopened. DOE will accept 
comments, data, and information regarding this rulemaking received no 
later than January 6, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Instructions: Any comments submitted must identify the NODA 
for commercial and industrial fans and blowers and provide docket 
number EERE-2013-BT-STD-0006 and/or RIN number 1904-AC55. Comments may 
be submitted using any of the following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments.
    (2) Email: CIFB2013STD0006@ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number 
and/or RIN in the subject line of the message. Submit electronic 
comments in WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, PDF, or ASCII file format, and 
avoid the use of special characters or any form of encryption.
    (3) Postal Mail: Appliance and Equipment Standards Program, U.S. 
Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE-5B, 
1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. If possible, 
please submit all items on a compact disc (CD), in which case it is not 
necessary to include printed copies.
    (4) Hand Delivery/Courier: Appliance and Equipment Standards 
Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, 950 
L'Enfant Plaza SW., 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 
586-6636. If possible, please submit all items on a CD, in which case 
it is not necessary to include printed copies.
    Docket: The docket, which includes Federal Register notices, public 
meeting attendee lists and transcripts, comments, and other supporting 
documents/materials, is available for review at www.regulations.gov. 
All documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov 
index. However, some documents listed in the index may not be publicly 
available, such as those containing information that is exempt from 
public disclosure.
    The docket Web page can be found at: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EERE-2013-BT-STD-0006. The docket Web page contains simple 
instructions on how to access all documents, including public comments, 
in the docket.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
Ashley Armstrong, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies, EE-2J, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 
586-6636. Email: ApplianceStandardsQuestions@ee.doe.gov.
Mr. Peter Cochran, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General 
Counsel, GC-33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-
0121. Telephone: (202) 586-9496. Email: peter.cochran@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 1, 2016, DOE published a notice 
of data availability (NODA) pertaining to energy conservation standards 
for commercial and industrial blowers (81 FR 75742). The NODA announced 
the availability of provisional analysis tools and results that DOE may 
use to support energy conservation standards for commercial and 
industrial fans and blowers. The November 2016 NODA provided for the 
submission of public comments by December 1, 2016. The Air 
Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and the Air 
Movement and Control Association (AMCA) requested an extension of the 
public comment period to allow for additional time to review and 
evaluate the changes reflected in the provisional analysis tools and 
results associated with the November 2016 NODA compared to the revised 
provisional analysis tools and results associated with the previous 
NODA, which DOE published on May 1, 2015. 80 FR 24841.
    In view of the requests for an additional comment period extension 
for the November 2016 NODA, DOE has determined that a reopening of the 
comment period to allow additional time for interested parties to 
submit comments is appropriate. Therefore, DOE is reopening the comment 
period until January 6, 2017, to provide interested parties additional 
time to prepare and submit comments. DOE further notes that any 
submissions of comments or other information submitted between the 
original comment end date and January 6, 2017, will be deemed timely 
filed.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 30, 2016.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2016-30299 Filed 12-15-16; 8:45 am]
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