Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Compressors, 14426-14427 [2017-05479]

Download as PDF 14426 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 21, 2017 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Parts 429 and 431 [Docket No. EERE–2014–BT–TP–0054] 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; further delay of effective date. AGENCY: This document further temporarily postpones the effective date of a recently published final rule establishing test procedures for certain walk-in cooler and freezer components. DATES: As of March 21, 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, delayed until March 21, 2017 at 82 FR 8805 on January 31, 2017, is further delayed until June 26, 2017. The incorporation by reference of the publication listed in this rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of June 26, 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. Mr. 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. SUMMARY: On January 31, 2017, the United States Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) temporarily postponed the effective date of its final rule amending the test procedure for certain walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer (collectively, ‘‘walk-in’’ or ‘‘WICF’’) components published in the Federal Register on December 28, 2016. See 82 FR 8805. The January 31 rule temporarily postponed the effective date of the final rule by 60 days, starting from January 20, 2017. The temporary 60-day delay in effective date was necessary to give the newly appointed Secretary of Energy (‘‘Secretary’’) the opportunity for further review and consideration of new regulations. However, the Secretary was not confirmed and did not begin work in his pmangrum on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:46 Mar 20, 2017 Jkt 241001 position until March 3, 2017. As a result, the Secretary was unable to accomplish the review and consideration during the original postponement of the effective date of the regulation amending the test procedure for certain walk-in components. Therefore, DOE hereby further temporarily postpones the effective date of that test procedure regulation to allow the Secretary the opportunity to accomplish this task. The effective date of this test procedure is postponed until June 26, 2017, the date on which the statute requires compliance with that procedure. See 42 U.S.C. 6314(d) (requiring use of applicable test procedure starting 180 days after being prescribed) and 81 FR 95758 (requiring use of the prescribed procedure starting on June 26, 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 the effective date of this regulation pursuant to the previously-noted need for review by the Secretary and the statutory compliance date is unaffected by this action. As a result, seeking public comment on this delay is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. It is also impracticable given the timing of the Secretary’s confirmation and the March 21 effective date established by the prior temporary postponement. For these same reasons DOE finds good cause to waive the 30day delay in effective date provided for in 5 U.S.C. 553(d). Issued in Washington, DC, on March 15, 2017. John T. Lucas, Acting General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–05483 Filed 3–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Parts 429 and 431 [Docket No. EERE–2014–BT–TP–0054] RIN 1904–AD43 Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Compressors Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Final rule; further delay of effective date. AGENCY: This document further temporarily postpones the effective date of a recently published final rule establishing test procedures for certain varieties of compressors. DATES: As of March 21, 2017, the effective date of the rule amending 10 CFR parts 429 and 431 published in the Federal Register at 82 FR 1052 on January 4, 2017, delayed until March 21, 2017 at 82 FR 8985 on February 2, 2017, is further delayed until July 3, 2017. The incorporation by reference of the publication listed in this rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of July 3, 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. Ms. Mary Greene, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC–33, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Phone: (202) 586–1817. Email: Mary.Greene@ hq.doe.gov. SUMMARY: On February 1, 2017, the United States Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) temporarily postponed the effective date of its final rule amending the test procedures for compressors published in the Federal Register on January 4, 2017. See 82 FR 8985 (February 2, 2017). The February 1 rule temporarily postponed the effective date of the final rule by 60 days, starting from January 20, 2017. The temporary 60-day delay in effective date was necessary to give the newly appointed Secretary of Energy (Secretary) the opportunity for further review and consideration of new regulations. However, the Secretary was not confirmed and did not begin work in his position until March 3, 2017. As a result, the Secretary was unable to accomplish the review and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\21MRR1.SGM 21MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 21, 2017 / Rules and Regulations consideration during the original postponement of the effective date of the regulation establishing test procedures for compressors. Therefore, DOE hereby further temporarily postpones the effective date of that test procedure regulation to allow the Secretary the opportunity to accomplish this task. The effective date of this test procedure is postponed until July 3 2017, the date on which the statute requires compliance. 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 the effective date of this regulation pursuant to the previously-noted need for review by the Secretary and the statutory compliance date is unaffected by this action. As a result, seeking public comment on this delay is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. It is also impracticable given the timing of the Secretary’s confirmation and the March 21 effective date established by the prior temporary postponement. For these same reasons DOE finds good cause to waive the 30day delay in effective date provided for in 5 U.S.C. 553(d). Issued in Washington, DC, on March 15, 2017. John T. Lucas, Acting General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–05479 Filed 3–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Part 430 [Docket No. EERE–2012–BT–STD–0045] pmangrum on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES RIN 1904–AD28 Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Ceiling Fans Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:46 Mar 20, 2017 Jkt 241001 Final rule; further delay of effective date. ACTION: This document further delays the effective date of a recently published final rule amending the energy conservation standards for ceiling fans. DATES: As of March 21, 2017, the effective date of the rule amending 10 CFR part 430 published in the Federal Register at 82 FR 6826 on January 19, 2017, delayed until March 21, 2017 at 82 FR 8806 on January 19, 2017, is further delayed until September 30, 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, GC–33, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Phone: (202) 586–7796. Email: Elizabeth.Kohl@ hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 31, 2017, the United States Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) temporarily postponed 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 8806. The January 31 rule temporarily postponed the effective date of the final rule by 60 days, starting from January 20, 2017. The temporary 60-day delay in effective date was necessary to give the newly appointed Secretary of Energy (Secretary) the opportunity for further review and consideration of new regulations. However, the Secretary was not confirmed and did not begin work in his position until March 3, 2017. As a result, the Secretary was unable to accomplish the review and consideration during the original postponement of the effective date of the regulation establishing energy conservation standards for ceiling fans. Therefore, DOE hereby further temporarily postpones the effective date of that energy conservation standards regulation to allow the Secretary the opportunity to accomplish this task. The effective date of this test procedure is postponed until September 30, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 14427 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 the effective date of this regulation pursuant to the previously-noted need for review by the Secretary. The January 21, 2020, compliance date is unaffected by this action. As a result, seeking public comment on this delay is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. It is also impracticable given the timing of the Secretary’s confirmation and the March 21 effective date established by the prior temporary postponement. 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 March 15, 2017. John T. Lucas, Acting General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–05477 Filed 3–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Part 435 [Docket No. EERE–2016–BT–STD–0003] RIN 1904–AD56 Energy Efficiency Standards for the Design and Construction of New Federal Low-Rise Residential Buildings’ Baseline Standards Update Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Final rule; further delay of effective date. AGENCY: This document further temporarily postpones the effective date of a recently published final rule amending the baseline Federal building standards. DATES: As of March 21, 2017, the effective date of the rule amending 10 CFR part 435 published in the Federal Register at 82 FR 2857 on January 10, 2017, delayed until March 21, 2017 at 82 FR 9343 on February 6, 2017, is further delayed until September 30, 2017. The incorporation by reference of the publication listed in this rule is SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21MRR1.SGM 21MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 53 (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 14426-14427]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05479]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Parts 429 and 431

[Docket No. EERE-2014-BT-TP-0054]
RIN 1904-AD43


Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Compressors

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

ACTION: Final rule; further delay of effective date.

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SUMMARY: This document further temporarily postpones the effective date 
of a recently published final rule establishing test procedures for 
certain varieties of compressors.

DATES: As of March 21, 2017, the effective date of the rule amending 10 
CFR parts 429 and 431 published in the Federal Register at 82 FR 1052 
on January 4, 2017, delayed until March 21, 2017 at 82 FR 8985 on 
February 2, 2017, is further delayed until July 3, 2017. The 
incorporation by reference of the publication listed in this rule is 
approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of July 3, 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.
    Ms. Mary Greene, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General 
Counsel, GC-33, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. 
Phone: (202) 586-1817. Email: Mary.Greene@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 1, 2017, the United States 
Department of Energy (``DOE'') temporarily postponed the effective date 
of its final rule amending the test procedures for compressors 
published in the Federal Register on January 4, 2017. See 82 FR 8985 
(February 2, 2017). The February 1 rule temporarily postponed the 
effective date of the final rule by 60 days, starting from January 20, 
2017. The temporary 60-day delay in effective date was necessary to 
give the newly appointed Secretary of Energy (Secretary) the 
opportunity for further review and consideration of new regulations. 
However, the Secretary was not confirmed and did not begin work in his 
position until March 3, 2017. As a result, the Secretary was unable to 
accomplish the review and

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consideration during the original postponement of the effective date of 
the regulation establishing test procedures for compressors. Therefore, 
DOE hereby further temporarily postpones the effective date of that 
test procedure regulation to allow the Secretary the opportunity to 
accomplish this task. The effective date of this test procedure is 
postponed until July 3 2017, the date on which the statute requires 
compliance.
    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 the effective date of this regulation pursuant 
to the previously-noted need for review by the Secretary and the 
statutory compliance date is unaffected by this action. As a result, 
seeking public comment on this delay is unnecessary and contrary to the 
public interest. It is also impracticable given the timing of the 
Secretary's confirmation and the March 21 effective date established by 
the prior temporary postponement. 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 March 15, 2017.
John T. Lucas,
Acting General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2017-05479 Filed 3-20-17; 8:45 am]
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