Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Representative Average Unit Costs of Energy, 17811-17812 [2018-08519]

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DATES: The representative average unit costs of energy contained in this notice daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: will become effective May 24, 2018 and will remain in effect until further notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Cymbalsky, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Forrestal Building, Mail Station EE–5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585– 0121, (202) 287–1692, ApplianceStandardsQuestions@ ee.doe.gov. Francine Pinto, Esq. U.S. Department of Energy, Office of General Counsel Forrestal Building, Mail Station GC–33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0103, (202) 586– 7432, Francine.Pinto@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 323 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act requires that DOE prescribe test procedures for the measurement of the estimated annual operating costs or other measures of energy consumption for certain consumer products specified in the Act. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3)) These test procedures are found in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 430, subpart B. Section 323(b)(3) of the Act requires that the estimated annual operating costs of a covered product be calculated from measurements of energy use in a representative average use cycle or period of use and from representative average unit costs of the energy needed to operate such product during such cycle. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3)) The section further requires that DOE provide information to manufacturers regarding the representative average unit costs of energy. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(4)) This cost information should be used by manufacturers to meet their obligations under section 323(c) of the Act. Most notably, these costs are used to comply with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requirements for labeling. Manufacturers are required to use the revised DOE representative average unit costs when the FTC publishes new ranges of comparability for specific covered products, 16 CFR part 305. Interested parties can also find information covering the FTC labeling requirements at http://www.ftc.gov/ appliances. DOE last published representative average unit costs of residential energy 17811 in a Federal Register notice entitled, ‘‘Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Representative Average Unit Costs of Energy’’, dated May 5, 2017, 82 FR 21213. On May 24, 2018, the cost figures published in this notice will become effective and supersede those cost figures published on May 5, 2017. The cost figures set forth in this notice will be effective until further notice. DOE’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) has developed the 2018 representative average unit aftertax residential costs found in this notice. These costs for electricity, natural gas, No. 2 heating oil, and propane are based on simulations used to produce the April 2018, EIA ShortTerm Energy Outlook (EIA releases the Outlook monthly). The representative average unit after-tax cost for kerosene is derived from its price relative to that of heating oil, based on the 2010-to 2013 averages of the U.S. refiner price to end users, which include all the major energy-consuming sectors in the U.S. for these fuels. The source for these price data is the April 2018, Monthly Energy Review DOE/EIA–0035(2018/03). The representative average unit after-tax cost for propane is derived from its price relative to that of heating oil, based on the 2018 averages of the U.S. residential sector prices found in the Annual Energy Outlook 2018, AEO2018 (February 6, 2018). The Short-Term Energy Outlook, the Monthly Energy Review, and the Annual Energy Outlook are available on the EIA website at http://www.eia.doe.gov. For more information on the data sources used in this Notice, contact the National Energy Information Center, Forrestal Building, EI–30, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586–8800, email: infoctr@eia.doe.gov. The 2018 representative average unit costs under section 323(b)(4) of the Act are set forth in Table 1, and will become effective May 24, 2018. They will remain in effect until further notice. Issued in Washington, DC, on April 16, 2018. Daniel R Simmons, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. TABLE 1—REPRESENTATIVE AVERAGE UNIT COSTS OF ENERGY FOR FIVE RESIDENTIAL ENERGY SOURCES (2018) Per million Btu 1 Type of energy Electricity ............................................................... Natural Gas ........................................................... No. 2 Heating Oil ................................................... Propane ................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Apr 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 $38.66 10.22 20.66 17.92 Frm 00024 In commonly used terms 13.2¢/kWh 2 ........................................................... 1.022/therm 4 or $10.55/MCF 5 6 ........................... 2.84/gallon 7 .......................................................... 1.64/gallon 8 .......................................................... Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1 As required by test procedure $0.132/kWh. 0.00001022/Btu. 0.00002066/Btu. 0.00001792/Btu. 17812 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 79 / Tuesday, April 24, 2018 / Notices TABLE 1—REPRESENTATIVE AVERAGE UNIT COSTS OF ENERGY FOR FIVE RESIDENTIAL ENERGY SOURCES (2018)— Continued Per million Btu 1 Type of energy Kerosene ............................................................... 24.47 In commonly used terms 3.30/gallon 9 .......................................................... As required by test procedure 0.00002447/Btu. SOURCES: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook (April 10, 2018), Annual Energy Outlook (February 6, 2018), and Monthly Energy Review (March 27, 2018). NOTES: Prices include taxes. 1. Btu stands for British thermal units. 2. kWh stands for kilowatt hour. 3. 1 kWh = 3,412 Btu. 4. 1 therm = 100,000 Btu. 5. MCF stands for 1,000 cubic feet. 6. For the purposes of this table, one cubic foot of natural gas has an energy equivalence of 1,032 Btu. 7. For the purposes of this table, one gallon of No. 2 heating oil has an energy equivalence of 137,473 Btu. 8. For the purposes of this table, one gallon of liquid propane has an energy equivalence of 91,333 Btu. 9. For the purposes of this table, one gallon of kerosene has an energy equivalence of 135,000 Btu. [FR Doc. 2018–08519 Filed 4–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Portsmouth Department of Energy (DOE). Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Portsmouth. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. SUMMARY: DATES: Thursday, May 10, 2018 6:00 p.m. Ohio State University, Endeavor Center, 1862 Shyville Road, Piketon, Ohio 45661. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Simonton, Alternate Deputy Designated Federal Officer, Department of Energy Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office, Post Office Box 700, Piketon, Ohio 45661, (740) 897–3737, Greg.Simonton@ lex.doe.gov. 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If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Greg Simonton at least seven days in advance of the meeting at the phone number listed above. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Greg Simonton at the address or telephone number listed above. Requests must be received five days prior to the meeting and reasonable provision will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comments will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing or calling Greg Simonton at the address and phone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following website: http://www.portsssab.energy.gov/index.html. Issued at Washington, DC, on April 19, 2018. Latanya Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–08542 Filed 4–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Notice of Orders Issued Under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act During February 2018 FE Docket Nos. Fourchon LNG LLC ................. Prometheus Energy Group, Inc. Tranasia Global LNG LLC ...... Socco, Inc. .............................. NJR Energy Services Company. NFEnergia LLC ....................... National Fuel Resources, Inc. Sequent Energy Management, L.P.. Merrill Lynch Commodities Canada, ULC. Golden Pass Products LLC .... Magnolia LNG, LLC ................ 17–105–LNG 18–24–LNG 18–23–LNG 18–25–NG 18–28–NG 18–29–LNG 18–31–NG 18–34–NG 18–33–NG 12–156–LNG 13–132–LNG Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of orders. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 79 (Tuesday, April 24, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17811-17812]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08519]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Representative 
Average Unit Costs of Energy

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is 
forecasting the representative average unit costs of five residential 
energy sources for the year 2018 pursuant to the Energy Policy and 
Conservation Act (Act). The five sources are electricity, natural gas, 
No. 2 heating oil, propane, and kerosene.

DATES: The representative average unit costs of energy contained in 
this notice will become effective May 24, 2018 and will remain in 
effect until further notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    John Cymbalsky, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy Forrestal Building, Mail Station EE-5B, 
1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121, (202) 287-1692, 
[email protected].
    Francine Pinto, Esq. U.S. Department of Energy, Office of General 
Counsel Forrestal Building, Mail Station GC-33, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0103, (202) 586-7432, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 323 of the Energy Policy and 
Conservation Act requires that DOE prescribe test procedures for the 
measurement of the estimated annual operating costs or other measures 
of energy consumption for certain consumer products specified in the 
Act. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3)) These test procedures are found in Title 10 
of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 430, subpart B.
    Section 323(b)(3) of the Act requires that the estimated annual 
operating costs of a covered product be calculated from measurements of 
energy use in a representative average use cycle or period of use and 
from representative average unit costs of the energy needed to operate 
such product during such cycle. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3)) The section 
further requires that DOE provide information to manufacturers 
regarding the representative average unit costs of energy. (42 U.S.C. 
6293(b)(4)) This cost information should be used by manufacturers to 
meet their obligations under section 323(c) of the Act. Most notably, 
these costs are used to comply with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 
requirements for labeling. Manufacturers are required to use the 
revised DOE representative average unit costs when the FTC publishes 
new ranges of comparability for specific covered products, 16 CFR part 
305. Interested parties can also find information covering the FTC 
labeling requirements at http://www.ftc.gov/appliances.
    DOE last published representative average unit costs of residential 
energy in a Federal Register notice entitled, ``Energy Conservation 
Program for Consumer Products: Representative Average Unit Costs of 
Energy'', dated May 5, 2017, 82 FR 21213.
    On May 24, 2018, the cost figures published in this notice will 
become effective and supersede those cost figures published on May 5, 
2017. The cost figures set forth in this notice will be effective until 
further notice.
    DOE's Energy Information Administration (EIA) has developed the 
2018 representative average unit after-tax residential costs found in 
this notice. These costs for electricity, natural gas, No. 2 heating 
oil, and propane are based on simulations used to produce the April 
2018, EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook (EIA releases the Outlook monthly). 
The representative average unit after-tax cost for kerosene is derived 
from its price relative to that of heating oil, based on the 2010-to 
2013 averages of the U.S. refiner price to end users, which include all 
the major energy-consuming sectors in the U.S. for these fuels. The 
source for these price data is the April 2018, Monthly Energy Review 
DOE/EIA-0035(2018/03). The representative average unit after-tax cost 
for propane is derived from its price relative to that of heating oil, 
based on the 2018 averages of the U.S. residential sector prices found 
in the Annual Energy Outlook 2018, AEO2018 (February 6, 2018). The 
Short-Term Energy Outlook, the Monthly Energy Review, and the Annual 
Energy Outlook are available on the EIA website at http://www.eia.doe.gov. For more information on the data sources used in this 
Notice, contact the National Energy Information Center, Forrestal 
Building, EI-30, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, 
(202) 586-8800, email: [email protected].
    The 2018 representative average unit costs under section 323(b)(4) 
of the Act are set forth in Table 1, and will become effective May 24, 
2018. They will remain in effect until further notice.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 16, 2018.
Daniel R Simmons,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy.

         Table 1--Representative Average Unit Costs of Energy for Five Residential Energy Sources (2018)
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                                       Per million
           Type of energy                Btu \1\     In commonly used terms     As required by test procedure
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Electricity........................          $38.66  13.2[cent]/kWh \2\....  $0.132/kWh.
Natural Gas........................           10.22  1.022/therm \4\ or      0.00001022/Btu.
                                                      $10.55/MCF \5 6\.
No. 2 Heating Oil..................           20.66  2.84/gallon \7\.......  0.00002066/Btu.
Propane............................           17.92  1.64/gallon \8\.......  0.00001792/Btu.

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Kerosene...........................           24.47  3.30/gallon \9\.......  0.00002447/Btu.
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Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook (April 10, 2018), Annual Energy
  Outlook (February 6, 2018), and Monthly Energy Review (March 27, 2018).
Notes: Prices include taxes.
1. Btu stands for British thermal units.
2. kWh stands for kilowatt hour.
3. 1 kWh = 3,412 Btu.
4. 1 therm = 100,000 Btu.
5. MCF stands for 1,000 cubic feet.
6. For the purposes of this table, one cubic foot of natural gas has an energy equivalence of 1,032 Btu.
7. For the purposes of this table, one gallon of No. 2 heating oil has an energy equivalence of 137,473 Btu.
8. For the purposes of this table, one gallon of liquid propane has an energy equivalence of 91,333 Btu.
9. For the purposes of this table, one gallon of kerosene has an energy equivalence of 135,000 Btu.

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