Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Compressors, 31890-31892 [2017-14472]

Download as PDF 31890 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 11, 2017 / Rules and Regulations hours; the estimated hour burden per response for biometric processing is 1.17 hours; the estimated hour burden per response for Form I–765 WS is .5 hours; the estimated hour burden per response for passport-style photographs is .5 hours. h. Total Annual Reporting Burden: The total estimated annual hour burden associated with this collection is 8,985,859 hours. John F. Kelly, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–14619 Filed 7–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Parts 429 and 431 [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: Request for information (RFI). AGENCY: On January 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) published a final rule establishing new test procedures for certain varieties of compressors. The final rule established definitions, materials incorporated by reference, sampling plans, representations requirements, enforcement provisions and test procedures for certain varieties of compressors. Since that time, DOE has received correspondence, raising concerns that certain issues and information may not have been fully considered during the original rulemaking proceeding and also indicating further clarification may be needed to implement the rule as adopted. As a result, by this RFI, DOE is soliciting further data and information regarding the compressor test procedure and announcing that DOE will not seek to enforce the test procedure rule for 180 days (i.e., until December 30, 2017) while it considers the data and information already submitted and any further material submitted in response to this request for information. DATES: Comments: DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this RFI until September 11, 2017. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: Interested parties are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jul 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 www.regulations.gov. Any comments submitted must identify the request for information concerning the test procedures for compressors. You may submit comments, identified by Docket Number, EERE–2014–BT–TP–0054, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: AirCompressors2014TP0054@ ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number, EERE–2014–BT–TP–0054 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. • Postal Mail: Appliance Standards Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE–5B, Compressor TP RFI Docket Number: EERE–2014–BT–TP–0054, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 586–6636. If possible, please submit all items on a compact disc (CD), in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies. • 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. No telefacsimiles (faxes) will be accepted. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see section II of this document (Public Participation). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Raba, 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) 586–8654. Email: ApplianceStandardsQuestions@ ee.doe.gov. Ms. Mary Greene, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC–33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 586–1817. Email: Mary.Greene@hq.doe.gov. For further information on how to submit a comment, or review other public comments and the docket, contact the Appliance and Equipment Standards Program staff at (202) 586– 6636 or by email: ApplianceStandardsQuestions@ ee.doe.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Authority and Background A. Coverage Determination B. Test Procedure C. Questions Raised About Test Procedure D. Request for Information and Enforcement Forbearance II. Public Participation A. Submission of Comments III. Approval of the Office of the Secretary I. Authority and Background A. Coverage Determination Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended (‘‘EPCA’’), sets forth a variety of provisions designed to improve energy efficiency. (42 U.S.C. 6291, et seq.) Part C of Title III, which for editorial reasons was re-designated as Part A–1 upon incorporation into the U.S. Code (42 U.S.C. 6311–6317), establishes the ‘‘Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment.’’ EPCA provides that DOE may include a type of industrial equipment, including compressors, as covered equipment if it determines that to do so is necessary to carry out the purposes of Part A–1. (42 U.S.C. 6311(2)(B)(i) and 6312(b)). The purpose of Part A–1 is to improve the efficiency of electric motors and pumps and certain other industrial equipment in order to conserve the energy resources of the Nation. (42 U.S.C 6312(a)) On November 15, 2016, DOE published a Notice of Final Determination of Coverage, classifying compressors as covered equipment. The final coverage determination became effective on December 15, 2016. 81 FR 79991. B. Test Procedure DOE may develop test procedures to measure the energy efficiency, energy use, or estimated annual operating cost of each covered equipment. (42 U.S.C. 6314). Manufacturers of covered equipment must use the prescribed DOE test procedure as the basis for certifying to DOE that their equipment complies with the applicable energy conservation standards adopted under EPCA and when making any representations regarding the energy use or efficiency of that equipment. (42 U.S.C. 6295(s), 6316(a) and 6314(d)). On January 4, 2017, DOE published a final rule to establish new test procedures for certain varieties of compressors. 82 FR 1052. The final rule established definitions, materials incorporated by reference, sampling plans, representations requirements, enforcement provisions and test procedures for certain varieties of E:\FR\FM\11JYR1.SGM 11JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 11, 2017 / Rules and Regulations compressors. The effective date of the test procedure rule was originally February 3, 2017—i.e., 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Effective on February 1, 2017, DOE temporarily postponed the effective date of its January 4th final rule. See 82 FR 8985 (February 2, 2017). On March 21, 2017, the effective date of the test procedure final rule was further extended to July 3, 2017, the date on which EPCA (through 42 U.S.C. 6314(d)) requires compliance with that procedure. (82 FR 14426). mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES C. Questions Raised About Test Procedure A number of small businesses have written DOE expressing concern about the economic burden of the test procedure rule (see e.g., submission from Compressed Air Systems (CAS) 1). They are concerned both about the cost of implementing the necessary changes to comply with the test procedure, as well as the cost of changing their informational literature to comply with the representation requirements. For example, Compressed Air Systems (CAS) has argued that DOE’s cost estimates for the test procedure rule significantly under-estimated the cost the rule would impose and that when the DOE performed its financial impact analysis DOE failed to take into account a number of factors. Further, CAS also has raised questions regarding implementation of the test procedure, specifically the application of the ancillary equipment required for testing in Table 1 and Table 2 of section B4 within appendix A to subpart T of part 431 (See 82 FR 1103.). CAS claims to need clarification on appropriate filters and drains necessary to conduct the required test, as well as information on the interaction between DOE’s test requirements and regulations already in force issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (see data and information in docket). DOE also received other comments pertaining to the compressor test procedure final rule both supporting the rule and voicing concerns about the rule, which can be viewed in the docket. 1 A notation in this form provides a reference for information that is in the docket for the compressor test procedure rulemaking (Docket No. EERE–2014– BT–TP–0054) (available at https://www.regulations. gov/docketBrowser?rpp=25&so=DESC&sb= commentDueDate&po=0&dct=N%2BFR%2BPR%2 BO&D=EERE-2014-BT-TP-0054). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jul 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 31891 secrets and commercial or financial information (hereinafter referred to as Confidential Business Information (‘‘CBI’’)). Comments submitted through regulations.gov cannot be claimed as CBI. Comments received through the Web site will waive any CBI claims for the information submitted. For information on submitting CBI, see the Confidential Business Information section. DOE processes submissions made through http://www.regulations.gov before posting. Normally, comments will be posted within a few days of being submitted. However, if large volumes of comments are being processed simultaneously, your comment may not be viewable for up to several weeks. Please keep the comment tracking number that regulations.gov provides after you have successfully II. Public Participation uploaded your comment. Submitting comments via email, hand A. Submission of Comments delivery, or mail. Comments and DOE will accept comments, data, and documents submitted via email, hand information regarding this request no delivery, or mail also will be posted to later than the date provided in the DATES regulations.gov. If you do not want your section at the beginning of this personal contact information to be document. Interested parties may publicly viewable, do not include it in submit comments using any of the your comment or any accompanying methods described in the ADDRESSES documents. Instead, provide your section at the beginning of this contact information on a cover letter. document. Include your first and last names, email Submitting comments via address, telephone number, and regulations.gov. The http:// optional mailing address. The cover www.regulations.gov Web page will letter will not be publicly viewable as require you to provide your name and long as it does not include any contact information. Your contact comments. 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Provide documents that are not you for clarification, DOE may not be secured, written in English and free of able to consider your comment. However, your contact information any defects or viruses. Documents will be publicly viewable if you include should not contain special characters or it in the comment or in any documents any form of encryption and, if possible, attached to your comment. Any they should carry the electronic information that you do not want to be signature of the author. Campaign form letters. Please submit publicly viewable should not be campaign form letters by the originating included in your comment, nor in any organization in batches of between 50 to document attached to your comment. Persons viewing comments will see only 500 form letters per PDF or as one form letter with a list of supporters’ names first and last names, organization compiled into one or more PDFs. This names, correspondence containing reduces comment processing and comments, and any documents posting time. submitted with the comments. Confidential Business Information. Do not submit to regulations.gov According to 10 CFR 1004.11, any information for which disclosure is person submitting information that he restricted by statute, such as trade D. Request for Information and Enforcement Forbearance Given the issues raised by small businesses, DOE is requesting additional data and information regarding the cost of implementing the existing test procedure, whether the specific mechanics of implementing the existing test procedure are sufficiently clear, and issues, if any, with the interaction of the DOE test procedure with existing rules of other Federal agencies. DOE will not seek to enforce compliance of the test procedure final rule for a period of 180 days from the July 3, 2017, compliance date of the test procedure final rule, as DOE gathers the requested data and information and determines how it will choose to proceed with the existing test procedure in light of such data and information. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\11JYR1.SGM 11JYR1 31892 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 11, 2017 / Rules and Regulations or she believes to be confidential and exempt by law from public disclosure should submit via email, postal mail, or hand delivery two well-marked copies: One copy of the document marked confidential including all the information believed to be confidential, and one copy of the document marked non-confidential with the information believed to be confidential deleted. Submit these documents via email or on a CD, if feasible. DOE will make its own determination about the confidential status of the information and treat it according to its determination. Factors of interest to DOE when evaluating requests to treat submitted information as confidential include: (1) A description of the items; (2) whether and why such items are customarily treated as confidential within the industry; (3) whether the information is generally known by or available from other sources; (4) whether the information has previously been made available to others without obligation concerning its confidentiality; (5) an explanation of the competitive injury to the submitting person which would result from public disclosure; (6) when such information might lose its confidential character due to the passage of time; and (7) why disclosure of the information would be contrary to the public interest. See 10 CFR 429.7. It is DOE’s policy that all comments be included in the public docket, without change and as received, including any personal information provided in the comments (except information deemed to be exempt from public disclosure). III. Approval of the Office of the Secretary The Secretary of Energy has approved publication of this request for information. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 30, 2017. Steven Chalk, Acting Assistant Secretary Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2017–14472 Filed 7–10–17; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 6450–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jul 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2016–9254; Directorate Identifier 2015–CE–030–AD; Amendment 39–18948; AD 2017–14–04] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 95–26–13 for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA–28–140, PA–28–150, PA–28–151, PA–28–161, PA–28–160, PA–28–180, PA–28–181, PA–28–235, PA–28–236, PA–28R–180, PA–28R–200, PA–28R– 201, PA–28S–160, PA–28S–180, PA– 32–260, PA–32–300, PA–32–301, PA– 32–301T, PA–32R–300, PA–32R–301 (SP), PA–32R–301 (HP), PA–32R–301T, PA–32RT–300, PA–32RT–300T, and PA–32S–300 airplanes equipped with oil cooler hose assemblies that do not meet certain technical standard order (TSO) requirements. AD 95–26–13 required inspections, replacement, and adjustment of the oil cooler hose assemblies, as well as providing for a terminating action. This AD retains all of the requirements of AD 95–26–13 and adds language to clarify those requirements. This AD was prompted by several inquiries asking for clarification of the AD’s applicability and compliance requirements. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective August 15, 2017. SUMMARY: Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016– 9254; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is Document Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Wechsler, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337; telephone: (404) 474– 5575; fax: (404) 474–5606; email: gary.wechsler@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to supersede AD 95–26–13, Amendment 39–9472 (60 FR 67321, December 29, 1995) (‘‘AD 95–26–13’’). AD 95–26–13 applied to certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA–28–140, PA– 28–150, PA–28–151, PA–28–161, PA– 28–160, PA–28–180, PA–28–181, PA– 28–235, PA–28–236, PA–28R–180, PA– 28R–200, PA–28R–201, PA–28S–160, PA–28S–180, PA–32–260, PA–32–300, PA–32–301, PA–32–301T, PA–32R–300, PA–32R–301 (SP), PA–32R–301 (HP), PA–32R–301T, PA–32RT–300, PA– 32RT–300T, and PA–32S–300 airplanes equipped with oil cooler hose assemblies that do not meet technical standard order C53a (TSO–C53a) Type D requirements. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on October 21, 2016 (81 FR 72742). The NPRM was prompted by several inquiries asking for clarification of the AD’s applicability and compliance requirements. The NPRM proposed to retain all of the requirements of AD 95–26–13 and add language to clarify those requirements. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. The following presents the comments received on the NPRM and the FAA’s response to each comment. Request the Unsafe Condition Be Addressed by Department of Commerce G. Fenton requested this unsafe condition be addressed through the Department of Commerce instead of the Federal Aviation Administration because the NPRM applied to airplanes used for commercial purposes. We disagree with this comment because the Federal Aviation Administration is charged by Congress to provide for the safe and efficient use of national airspace by commercial and private airplane operators. We have not changed the AD based on this comment. Request To Change Labor Rate in Cost of Compliance G. Fenton requested we change the labor rate in the Cost of Compliance section to $72.50 per hour instead of $85 per hour. He thought the increased E:\FR\FM\11JYR1.SGM 11JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 131 (Tuesday, July 11, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Parts 429 and 431

[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: Request for information (RFI).

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SUMMARY: On January 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') 
published a final rule establishing new test procedures for certain 
varieties of compressors. The final rule established definitions, 
materials incorporated by reference, sampling plans, representations 
requirements, enforcement provisions and test procedures for certain 
varieties of compressors. Since that time, DOE has received 
correspondence, raising concerns that certain issues and information 
may not have been fully considered during the original rulemaking 
proceeding and also indicating further clarification may be needed to 
implement the rule as adopted. As a result, by this RFI, DOE is 
soliciting further data and information regarding the compressor test 
procedure and announcing that DOE will not seek to enforce the test 
procedure rule for 180 days (i.e., until December 30, 2017) while it 
considers the data and information already submitted and any further 
material submitted in response to this request for information.

DATES: Comments: DOE will accept comments, data, and information 
regarding this RFI until September 11, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are encouraged to submit comments using 
the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. Any comments 
submitted must identify the request for information concerning the test 
procedures for compressors. You may submit comments, identified by 
Docket Number, EERE-2014-BT-TP-0054, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: AirCompressors2014TP0054@ee.doe.gov. Include the 
docket number, EERE-2014-BT-TP-0054 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.
     Postal Mail: Appliance Standards Program, U.S. Department 
of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE-5B, Compressor TP 
RFI Docket Number: EERE-2014-BT-TP-0054, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-6636. If possible, 
please submit all items on a compact disc (CD), in which case it is not 
necessary to include printed copies.
     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.
    No telefacsimiles (faxes) will be accepted. For detailed 
instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the 
rulemaking process, see section II of this document (Public 
Participation).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Raba, 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) 586-8654. Email: 
ApplianceStandardsQuestions@ee.doe.gov.
    Ms. Mary Greene, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General 
Counsel, GC-33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-
0121. Telephone: (202) 586-1817. Email: Mary.Greene@hq.doe.gov.
    For further information on how to submit a comment, or review other 
public comments and the docket, contact the Appliance and Equipment 
Standards Program staff at (202) 586-6636 or by email: 
ApplianceStandardsQuestions@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Table of Contents

I. Authority and Background
    A. Coverage Determination
    B. Test Procedure
    C. Questions Raised About Test Procedure
    D. Request for Information and Enforcement Forbearance
II. Public Participation
    A. Submission of Comments
III. Approval of the Office of the Secretary

I. Authority and Background

A. Coverage Determination

    Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as 
amended (``EPCA''), sets forth a variety of provisions designed to 
improve energy efficiency. (42 U.S.C. 6291, et seq.) Part C of Title 
III, which for editorial reasons was re-designated as Part A-1 upon 
incorporation into the U.S. Code (42 U.S.C. 6311-6317), establishes the 
``Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment.'' EPCA 
provides that DOE may include a type of industrial equipment, including 
compressors, as covered equipment if it determines that to do so is 
necessary to carry out the purposes of Part A-1. (42 U.S.C. 
6311(2)(B)(i) and 6312(b)). The purpose of Part A-1 is to improve the 
efficiency of electric motors and pumps and certain other industrial 
equipment in order to conserve the energy resources of the Nation. (42 
U.S.C 6312(a)) On November 15, 2016, DOE published a Notice of Final 
Determination of Coverage, classifying compressors as covered 
equipment. The final coverage determination became effective on 
December 15, 2016. 81 FR 79991.

B. Test Procedure

    DOE may develop test procedures to measure the energy efficiency, 
energy use, or estimated annual operating cost of each covered 
equipment. (42 U.S.C. 6314). Manufacturers of covered equipment must 
use the prescribed DOE test procedure as the basis for certifying to 
DOE that their equipment complies with the applicable energy 
conservation standards adopted under EPCA and when making any 
representations regarding the energy use or efficiency of that 
equipment. (42 U.S.C. 6295(s), 6316(a) and 6314(d)).
    On January 4, 2017, DOE published a final rule to establish new 
test procedures for certain varieties of compressors. 82 FR 1052. The 
final rule established definitions, materials incorporated by 
reference, sampling plans, representations requirements, enforcement 
provisions and test procedures for certain varieties of

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compressors. The effective date of the test procedure rule was 
originally February 3, 2017--i.e., 30 days after publication in the 
Federal Register.
    Effective on February 1, 2017, DOE temporarily postponed the 
effective date of its January 4th final rule. See 82 FR 8985 (February 
2, 2017). On March 21, 2017, the effective date of the test procedure 
final rule was further extended to July 3, 2017, the date on which EPCA 
(through 42 U.S.C. 6314(d)) requires compliance with that procedure. 
(82 FR 14426).

C. Questions Raised About Test Procedure

    A number of small businesses have written DOE expressing concern 
about the economic burden of the test procedure rule (see e.g., 
submission from Compressed Air Systems (CAS) \1\). They are concerned 
both about the cost of implementing the necessary changes to comply 
with the test procedure, as well as the cost of changing their 
informational literature to comply with the representation 
requirements. For example, Compressed Air Systems (CAS) has argued that 
DOE's cost estimates for the test procedure rule significantly under-
estimated the cost the rule would impose and that when the DOE 
performed its financial impact analysis DOE failed to take into account 
a number of factors.
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    \1\ A notation in this form provides a reference for information 
that is in the docket for the compressor test procedure rulemaking 
(Docket No. EERE-2014-BT-TP-0054) (available at https://www.regulations.gov/docketBrowser?rpp=25&so=DESC&sb=commentDueDate&po=0&dct=N%2BFR%2BPR%2BO&D=EERE-2014-BT-TP-0054).
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    Further, CAS also has raised questions regarding implementation of 
the test procedure, specifically the application of the ancillary 
equipment required for testing in Table 1 and Table 2 of section B4 
within appendix A to subpart T of part 431 (See 82 FR 1103.). CAS 
claims to need clarification on appropriate filters and drains 
necessary to conduct the required test, as well as information on the 
interaction between DOE's test requirements and regulations already in 
force issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (see data and information 
in docket).
    DOE also received other comments pertaining to the compressor test 
procedure final rule both supporting the rule and voicing concerns 
about the rule, which can be viewed in the docket.

D. Request for Information and Enforcement Forbearance

    Given the issues raised by small businesses, DOE is requesting 
additional data and information regarding the cost of implementing the 
existing test procedure, whether the specific mechanics of implementing 
the existing test procedure are sufficiently clear, and issues, if any, 
with the interaction of the DOE test procedure with existing rules of 
other Federal agencies. DOE will not seek to enforce compliance of the 
test procedure final rule for a period of 180 days from the July 3, 
2017, compliance date of the test procedure final rule, as DOE gathers 
the requested data and information and determines how it will choose to 
proceed with the existing test procedure in light of such data and 
information.

II. Public Participation

A. Submission of Comments

    DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this 
request no later than the date provided in the DATES section at the 
beginning of this document. Interested parties may submit comments 
using any of the methods described in the ADDRESSES section at the 
beginning of this document.
    Submitting comments via regulations.gov. The http://www.regulations.gov Web page will require you to provide your name and 
contact information. Your contact information will be viewable to DOE 
Building Technologies staff only. Your contact information will not be 
publicly viewable except for your first and last names, organization 
name (if any), and submitter representative name (if any). If your 
comment is not processed properly because of technical difficulties, 
DOE will use this information to contact you. If DOE cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, DOE may not be able to consider your comment.
    However, your contact information will be publicly viewable if you 
include it in the comment or in any documents attached to your comment. 
Any information that you do not want to be publicly viewable should not 
be included in your comment, nor in any document attached to your 
comment. Persons viewing comments will see only first and last names, 
organization names, correspondence containing comments, and any 
documents submitted with the comments.
    Do not submit to regulations.gov information for which disclosure 
is restricted by statute, such as trade secrets and commercial or 
financial information (hereinafter referred to as Confidential Business 
Information (``CBI'')). Comments submitted through regulations.gov 
cannot be claimed as CBI. Comments received through the Web site will 
waive any CBI claims for the information submitted. For information on 
submitting CBI, see the Confidential Business Information section.
    DOE processes submissions made through http://www.regulations.gov 
before posting. Normally, comments will be posted within a few days of 
being submitted. However, if large volumes of comments are being 
processed simultaneously, your comment may not be viewable for up to 
several weeks. Please keep the comment tracking number that 
regulations.gov provides after you have successfully uploaded your 
comment.
    Submitting comments via email, hand delivery, or mail. Comments and 
documents submitted via email, hand delivery, or mail also will be 
posted to regulations.gov. If you do not want your personal contact 
information to be publicly viewable, do not include it in your comment 
or any accompanying documents. Instead, provide your contact 
information on a cover letter. Include your first and last names, email 
address, telephone number, and optional mailing address. The cover 
letter will not be publicly viewable as long as it does not include any 
comments. Include contact information each time you submit comments, 
data, documents, and other information to DOE. If you submit via mail 
or hand delivery, please provide 139 all items on a CD, if feasible. It 
is not necessary to submit printed copies. No facsimiles (faxes) will 
be accepted.
    Comments, data, and other information submitted to DOE 
electronically should be provided in PDF (preferred), Microsoft Word or 
Excel, WordPerfect, or text (ASCII) file format. Provide documents that 
are not secured, written in English and free of any defects or viruses. 
Documents should not contain special characters or any form of 
encryption and, if possible, they should carry the electronic signature 
of the author.
    Campaign form letters. Please submit campaign form letters by the 
originating organization in batches of between 50 to 500 form letters 
per PDF or as one form letter with a list of supporters' names compiled 
into one or more PDFs. This reduces comment processing and posting 
time.
    Confidential Business Information. According to 10 CFR 1004.11, any 
person submitting information that he

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or she believes to be confidential and exempt by law from public 
disclosure should submit via email, postal mail, or hand delivery two 
well-marked copies: One copy of the document marked confidential 
including all the information believed to be confidential, and one copy 
of the document marked non-confidential with the information believed 
to be confidential deleted. Submit these documents via email or on a 
CD, if feasible. DOE will make its own determination about the 
confidential status of the information and treat it according to its 
determination.
    Factors of interest to DOE when evaluating requests to treat 
submitted information as confidential include: (1) A description of the 
items; (2) whether and why such items are customarily treated as 
confidential within the industry; (3) whether the information is 
generally known by or available from other sources; (4) whether the 
information has previously been made available to others without 
obligation concerning its confidentiality; (5) an explanation of the 
competitive injury to the submitting person which would result from 
public disclosure; (6) when such information might lose its 
confidential character due to the passage of time; and (7) why 
disclosure of the information would be contrary to the public interest. 
See 10 CFR 429.7. It is DOE's policy that all comments be included in 
the public docket, without change and as received, including any 
personal information provided in the comments (except information 
deemed to be exempt from public disclosure).

III. Approval of the Office of the Secretary

    The Secretary of Energy has approved publication of this request 
for information.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 30, 2017.
Steven Chalk,
Acting Assistant Secretary Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2017-14472 Filed 7-10-17; 8:45 am]
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