Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Walk-in Coolers and Walk-in Freezers, 8805-8806 [2017-01956]

Download as PDF 8805 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 19 Tuesday, January 31, 2017 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. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 10 CFR Part 72 [NRC–2016–0155] RIN 3150–AJ80 List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI–STORM UMAX Canister Storage System; Certificate of Compliance No. 1040, Amendment No. 2 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date. 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Amendment No. 2 adds new fuel types to the HI–STORM UMAX Canister Storage System and updates an existing fuel type description. Additionally, Amendment No. 2 updates Table 3–4 of Appendix B of the CoC to reflect correct terminology and makes editorial changes to Appendix B of the CoC to clarify the description of the top surface pad. In the direct final rule, the NRC stated that if no significant adverse comments were received, the direct final rule would become effective on January 9, 2017. As described more fully in the direct final rule, a significant adverse comment is a comment where the commenter explains why the rule would be inappropriate, including challenges INFORMATION CONTACT PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 to the rule’s underlying premise or approach, or would be ineffective or unacceptable without a change. The NRC received one comment on the direct final rule (ADAMS Accession No. ML16305A134). 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[FR Doc. 2017–01178 Filed 1–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Parts 429 and 431 [Docket No. EERE–2016–BT–TP–0030] RIN 1904–AD72 Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Walk-in Coolers and Walk-in Freezers Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date. AGENCY: This document delays the effective date of a recently published final rule amending the test procedure for certain walk-in cooler and freezer components. SUMMARY: Effective January 26, 2017 the effective date of the rule amending 10 CFR parts 429 and 431 published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 95758 on December 28, 2016, is delayed until March 21, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DATES: E:\FR\FM\31JAR1.SGM 31JAR1 8806 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 31, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Ms. Ashley Armstrong, 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) 586–6590. Email: Ashey.Armstrong@ee.doe.gov. Michael Kido, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Phone: (202) 586–8145. Email: Michael.Kido@ hq.doe.gov. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 20, 2017, the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff (‘‘Chief of Staff’’) issued a memorandum, published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017 (82 FR 8346), outlining the President’s plan for managing the Federal regulatory process at the outset of the new Administration. In implementation of one of the measures directed by that memorandum, the United States Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) hereby temporarily postpones the effective date of its final rule amending the test procedure for walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers (collectively, ‘‘walk-ins’’) published in the Federal Register on December 28, 2016. See 81 FR 95758. The December 28 rule clarifies certain specific aspects related to the testing of walk-in refrigeration systems, updates certain related certification and enforcement provisions, and establishes labeling requirements to assist in determining compliance with relevant walk-in standards. Consistent with the memorandum, DOE is temporarily postponing the effective date of the final rule by 60 days, starting from January 20, 2017. The temporary 60-day delay in effective date is necessary to give DOE officials the opportunity for further review and consideration of new regulations, consistent with the Chief of Staff’s memorandum of January 20, 2017. To the extent that 5 U.S.C. 553 applies to this action, it is exempt from notice and comment because it constitutes a rule of procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A). Alternatively, DOE’s implementation of this action without opportunity for public comment, effective immediately upon publication in the Federal Register, is based on the good cause exceptions in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) and 553(d)(3). Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), DOE has determined that good cause exists to forego the requirement to provide prior notice and an opportunity for public comment thereon for this rule as such procedures would be impracticable, unnecessary VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:52 Jan 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 and contrary to the public interest. DOE is temporarily postponing for 60 days the effective date of this regulation pursuant to the previously-noted memorandum of the Chief of Staff and is exercising no discretion in implementing this specific provision of the memorandum. As a result, seeking public comment on this delay is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. It is also impracticable given that the memorandum was issued on January 20, 2017, and the previous effective date of the rule at issue was January 27, 2017. For these same reasons DOE finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in effective date provided for in 5 U.S.C. 553(d). Issued in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2017. John T. Lucas, Acting General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–01956 Filed 1–26–17; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Part 430 [Docket No. EERE–2012–BT–STD–0045] RIN 1904–AD28 Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Ceiling Fans Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date. AGENCY: This document delays the effective date of a recently published final rule amending the energy conservation standards for ceiling fans. DATES: The effective date of the rule amending 10 CFR part 430 published in the Federal Register at 82 FR 6826 on January 19, 2017, is delayed to March 21, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Ashley Armstrong, 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) 586–6590. Email: Ashey.Armstrong@ee.doe.gov. Elizabeth Kohl, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Phone: (202) 586–7796. Email: Elizabeth.Kohl@ hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 20, 2017, the Assistant to the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 President and Chief of Staff (‘‘Chief of Staff’’) issued a memorandum, published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017 (82 FR 8346), outlining the President’s plan for managing the Federal regulatory process at the outset of the new Administration. In implementation of one of the measures directed by that memorandum, the United States Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) hereby temporarily postpones the effective date of its final rule amending the energy conservation standards for ceiling fans published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017. See 82 FR 6826. The January 19 rule establishes amended standards for ceiling fans that are expressed for each product class as the minimum allowable efficiency in terms of cubic feet per minute per watt (‘‘CFM/W’’), as a function of ceiling fan diameter. (The previous energy conservation standards applicable to ceiling fans were design standards prescribed in the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended.) Consistent with the memorandum, DOE is temporarily postponing the effective date of the final rule by 60 days, starting from January 20, 2017. The temporary 60-day delay in effective date is necessary to give DOE officials the opportunity for further review and consideration of new regulations, consistent with the Chief of Staff’s memorandum of January 20, 2017. To the extent that 5 U.S.C. 553 applies to this action, it is exempt from notice and comment because it constitutes a rule of procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A). Alternatively, DOE’s implementation of this action without opportunity for public comment, effective immediately upon publication in the Federal Register, is based on the good cause exceptions in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) and 553(d)(3). Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), DOE has determined that good cause exists to forego the requirement to provide prior notice and an opportunity for public comment thereon for this rule as such procedures would be impracticable, unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. DOE is temporarily postponing for 60 days the effective date of this regulation pursuant to the previously-noted memorandum of the Chief of Staff and is exercising no discretion in implementing this specific provision of the memorandum. As a result, seeking public comment on this delay is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. For these same reasons DOE finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in effective date provided for in 5 U.S.C. 553(d). E:\FR\FM\31JAR1.SGM 31JAR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 19 (Tuesday, January 31, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 8805-8806]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-01956]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Parts 429 and 431

[Docket No. EERE-2016-BT-TP-0030]
RIN 1904-AD72


Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Walk-in Coolers 
and Walk-in Freezers

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

ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date.

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SUMMARY: This document delays the effective date of a recently 
published final rule amending the test procedure for certain walk-in 
cooler and freezer components.

DATES: Effective January 26, 2017 the effective date of the rule 
amending 10 CFR parts 429 and 431 published in the Federal Register at 
81 FR 95758 on December 28, 2016, is delayed until March 21, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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    Ms. Ashley Armstrong, 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) 586-6590. Email: Ashey.Armstrong@ee.doe.gov.
    Michael Kido, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General 
Counsel, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Phone: 
(202) 586-8145. Email: Michael.Kido@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    On January 20, 2017, the Assistant to the President and Chief of 
Staff (``Chief of Staff'') issued a memorandum, published in the 
Federal Register on January 24, 2017 (82 FR 8346), outlining the 
President's plan for managing the Federal regulatory process at the 
outset of the new Administration. In implementation of one of the 
measures directed by that memorandum, the United States Department of 
Energy (``DOE'') hereby temporarily postpones the effective date of its 
final rule amending the test procedure for walk-in coolers and walk-in 
freezers (collectively, ``walk-ins'') published in the Federal Register 
on December 28, 2016. See 81 FR 95758. The December 28 rule clarifies 
certain specific aspects related to the testing of walk-in 
refrigeration systems, updates certain related certification and 
enforcement provisions, and establishes labeling requirements to assist 
in determining compliance with relevant walk-in standards. Consistent 
with the memorandum, DOE is temporarily postponing the effective date 
of the final rule by 60 days, starting from January 20, 2017. The 
temporary 60-day delay in effective date is necessary to give DOE 
officials the opportunity for further review and consideration of new 
regulations, consistent with the Chief of Staff's memorandum of January 
20, 2017.
    To the extent that 5 U.S.C. 553 applies to this action, it is 
exempt from notice and comment because it constitutes a rule of 
procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A). Alternatively, DOE's implementation 
of this action without opportunity for public comment, effective 
immediately upon publication in the Federal Register, is based on the 
good cause exceptions in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) and 553(d)(3). Pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), DOE has determined that good cause exists to forego 
the requirement to provide prior notice and an opportunity for public 
comment thereon for this rule as such procedures would be 
impracticable, unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. DOE is 
temporarily postponing for 60 days the effective date of this 
regulation pursuant to the previously-noted memorandum of the Chief of 
Staff and is exercising no discretion in implementing this specific 
provision of the memorandum. As a result, seeking public comment on 
this delay is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. It is 
also impracticable given that the memorandum was issued on January 20, 
2017, and the previous effective date of the rule at issue was January 
27, 2017. For these same reasons DOE finds good cause to waive the 30-
day delay in effective date provided for in 5 U.S.C. 553(d).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2017.
John T. Lucas,
Acting General Counsel.
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