Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, 58015-58018 [2018-23894]

Download as PDF Vol. 83 Friday, No. 222 November 16, 2018 Part V Department of Energy amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with PROPOSALS5 Semiannual Regulatory Agenda VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:29 Nov 15, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\16NOP5.SGM 16NOP5 58016 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 222 / Friday, November 16, 2018 / Unified Agenda 10 CFR Chs. II, III, and X 48 CFR Ch. 9 Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions AGENCY: ACTION: The Agenda is a government-wide compilation of upcoming and ongoing regulatory activity, including a brief description of each rulemaking and a timetable for action. The Agenda also includes a list of regulatory actions completed since publication of the last Agenda. The Department of Energy’s portion of the Agenda includes regulatory actions called for by statute, including amendments contained in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) and the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act (AEMTCA), and programmatic needs of DOE offices. The internet is the basic means for disseminating the Agenda and providing users the ability to obtain information from the Agenda database. DOE’s entire Fall 2018 Regulatory SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Department of Energy. Semiannual regulatory agenda. The Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared and is making available its portion of the semiannual Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (Agenda), including its Regulatory Plan (Plan), pursuant to Executive Order 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review,’’ and the Regulatory Flexibility Act. SUMMARY: Agenda can be accessed online by going to www.reginfo.gov. Publication in the Federal Register is mandated by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602) only for Agenda entries that require either a regulatory flexibility analysis or periodic review under section 610 of that Act. DOE’s regulatory flexibility agenda is made up of one rulemaking that will set energy conservation standards. This rule is Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Conventional Cooking Products (1904–AD15). The Plan appears in both the online Agenda and the Federal Register and includes the most important of DOE’s significant regulatory actions and a Statement of Regulatory and Deregulatory Priorities. Theodore J. Garrish, Acting General Counsel. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY—PROPOSED RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 248 .................... 249 .................... 250 .................... Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps ......................................................................... Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Conventional Cooking Products (Reg Plan Seq No. 40) .. Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Non-Weatherized Gas Furnaces and Mobile Home Gas Furnaces. 1904–AD09 1904–AD15 1904–AD20 References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this issue of the Federal Register. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY—FINAL RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 251 .................... Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Water Heating Equipment ................................................. 1904–AD34 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY—LONG-TERM ACTIONS Title 252 .................... 253 .................... Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Packaged Boilers ............................................................... Modifying the Energy Conservation Program to Implement a Market-Based Approach ................................ DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE) Proposed Rule Stage 248. Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with PROPOSALS5 Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. E.O. 13771 Designation: Other. Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(i)(6)(A) Abstract: The Department will issue a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that includes a proposed determination with respect to whether to amend or adopt standards for general service light-emitting diode (LED) lamps and that may include a proposed determination with respect to whether VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:29 Nov 15, 2018 Jkt 247001 to amend or adopt standards for compact fluorescent lamps. According to the Settlement Agreement between the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the Department (DOE), DOE will use its best efforts to issue the GSL SNOPR by May 28, 2018. Timetable: Action Date Framework Document Availability; Notice of Public Meeting. Framework Document Comment Period End. PO 00000 Frm 00002 12/09/13 FR Cite 78 FR 73737 01/23/14 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 Action Framework Document Comment Period Extended. Framework Document Comment Period Extended End. Preliminary Analysis and Notice of Public Meeting. Preliminary Analysis Comment Period Extended. E:\FR\FM\16NOP5.SGM 16NOP5 Date 01/23/14 1904–AD01 1904–AE11 FR Cite 79 FR 3742 02/07/14 12/11/14 79 FR 73503 01/30/15 80 FR 5052 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 222 / Friday, November 16, 2018 / Unified Agenda Action Date Preliminary Analysis Comment Period Extended End. Notice of Public Meeting; Webinar. NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Notice of Public Meeting; Webinar. Proposed Definition and Data Availability. Proposed Definition and Data Availability Comment Period End. Final Rule Adopting a Definition for GSL. Final Rule Adopting a Definition for GSL Effective. Final Rule Adopting a Definition for GSL Including IRL. Final Rule Adopting a Definition for GSL Including IRL Effective. Supplemental NPRM. FR Cite 02/23/15 03/15/16 81 FR 13763 03/17/16 05/16/16 81 FR 14528 10/05/16 81 FR 69009 10/18/16 81 FR 71794 11/08/16 Action 01/19/17 82 FR 7276 01/01/20 01/19/17 82 FR 7322 01/01/20 08/00/19 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Lucy deButts, Buildings Technologies Office, EE–5B, Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, Phone: 202 287–1604, Email: lucy.debutts@ee.doe.gov. RIN: 1904–AD09 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with PROPOSALS5 249. Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Conventional Cooking Products Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 40 in part II of this issue of the Federal Register. RIN: 1904–AD15 250. Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Non-Weatherized Gas Furnaces and Mobile Home Gas Furnaces E.O. 13771 Designation: Regulatory. Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(f)(4)(C); 42 U.S.C. 6295(m)(1); 42 U.S.C. 6295(gg)(3) Abstract: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various VerDate Sep<11>2014 consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including residential furnaces. EPCA also requires the DOE to determine whether more stringent amended standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified and would save a significant amount of energy. DOE is considering amendments to its energy conservation standards for residential non-weatherized gas furnaces and mobile home gas furnaces in partial fulfillment of a court-ordered remand of DOE’s 2011 rulemaking for these products. Timetable: 19:29 Nov 15, 2018 Jkt 247001 Date Notice of Public Meeting. NPRM and Notice of Public Meeting. NPRM Comment Period Extended. NPRM Comment Period Extended End. Notice of Data Availability (NODA). NODA Comment Period End. NODA Comment Period Reopened. NODA Comment Period Reopened End. Supplemental NPRM and Notice of Public Meeting. Supplemental NPRM Comment Period End. SNPRM Comment Period Reopened. SNPRM Comment Period End. Supplemental NPRM. FR Cite 10/30/14 79 FR 64517 03/12/15 80 FR 13120 05/20/15 80 FR 28851 07/10/15 09/14/15 80 FR 55038 10/14/15 10/23/15 09/23/16 81 FR 65720 11/22/16 12/05/16 81 FR 87493 01/06/17 01/00/19 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: John Cymbalsky, Building Technologies Office, EE–5B, Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, Phone: 202 287–1692, Email: john.cymbalsky@ee.doe.gov. RIN: 1904–AD20 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE) Final Rule Stage 251. Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Water Heating Equipment E.O. 13771 Designation: Regulatory. Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C)(i) and (vi) Abstract: Once completed, this rulemaking will fulfill DOE’s statutory obligation under EPCA to either propose amended energy conservation standards for commercial water heaters and hot water supply boilers, or determine that the existing standards do not need to be amended. (Unfired hot water storage tanks and commercial heat pump water heaters are being considered in a separate rulemaking.) DOE must determine whether national standards more stringent than those that are currently in place would result in a significant additional amount of energy savings and whether such amended national standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified. Timetable: Action 80 FR 64370 11/06/15 Sfmt 4702 58017 Request for Information (RFI). RFI Comment Period End. NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. NPRM Comment Period Reopened. NPRM Comment Period Reopened End. Notice of Data Availability (NODA). NODA Comment Period End. Final Action ......... Date 10/21/14 FR Cite 79 FR 62899 11/20/14 05/31/16 08/01/16 81 FR 34440 08/05/16 81 FR 51812 08/30/16 12/23/16 81 FR 94234 01/09/17 01/00/19 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Catherine Rivest, General Engineer, Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Buildings Technologies Office, EE–5B, Washington, DC 20585, Phone: 202 586–7335, Email: catherine.rivest@ee.doe.gov. RIN: 1904–AD34 E:\FR\FM\16NOP5.SGM 16NOP5 58018 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 222 / Friday, November 16, 2018 / Unified Agenda DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Action Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE) Long-Term Actions 252. Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Packaged Boilers E.O. 13771 Designation: Other. Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C); 42 U.S.C. 6311(11)(B) Abstract: EPCA, as amended by AEMTCA, requires the Secretary to determine whether updating the statutory energy conservation standards for commercial packaged boilers is technically feasible and economically justified and would save a significant amount of energy. If justified, the Secretary will issue amended energy conservation standards for such equipment. DOE last updated the standards for commercial packaged boilers on July 22, 2009. DOE issued a NOPR pursuant to the 6-year-look-back requirement on March 24, 2016. Under EPCA, DOE has two years to issue a final rule after publication of the NOPR. Timetable: Action amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with PROPOSALS5 Notice of Proposed Determination (NOPD). VerDate Sep<11>2014 Date 08/13/13 19:29 Nov 15, 2018 FR Cite 78 FR 49202 Jkt 247001 FR Cite 253. Modifying the Energy Conservation Program To Implement a Market-Based Approach 78 FR 54197 E.O. 13771 Designation: Deregulatory. Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6291 Abstract: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is evaluating the potential use of some form of a market-based approach such as an averaging, trading, fee-base or other type of market-based policy mechanism for the U.S. Appliance and Equipment Energy Conservation Standards (ECS) program. Timetable: Date NOPD Comment Period End. Notice of Public Meeting and Framework Document Availability. Framework Document Comment Period End. Notice of Public Meeting and Preliminary Analysis. Preliminary Analysis Comment Period End. Withdrawal of NOPD. NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period Extended. NPRM Comment Period Extended End. Next Action Undetermined. 09/12/13 09/03/13 10/18/13 11/20/14 79 FR 69066 01/20/15 Action 08/25/15 80 FR 51487 03/24/16 05/04/16 81 FR 15836 81 FR 26747 06/22/16 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: James Raba, Phone: 202 586–8654, Email: jim.raba@ ee.doe.gov. RIN: 1904–AD01 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 Request for Information (RFI). RFI Comment Period Extended. RFI Comment Period Extended End. Next Action Undetermined. Date FR Cite 11/28/17 82 FR 56181 02/23/18 83 FR 8016 03/26/18 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: John Cymbalsky, Phone: 202 287–1692, Email: john.cymbalsky@ee.doe.gov. RIN: 1904–AE11 [FR Doc. 2018–23894 Filed 11–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P E:\FR\FM\16NOP5.SGM 16NOP5

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Chs. II, III, and X

48 CFR Ch. 9


Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared and is making 
available its portion of the semiannual Unified Agenda of Federal 
Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (Agenda), including its Regulatory 
Plan (Plan), pursuant to Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning 
and Review,'' and the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Agenda is a government-wide compilation 
of upcoming and ongoing regulatory activity, including a brief 
description of each rulemaking and a timetable for action. The Agenda 
also includes a list of regulatory actions completed since publication 
of the last Agenda. The Department of Energy's portion of the Agenda 
includes regulatory actions called for by statute, including amendments 
contained in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) 
and the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act 
(AEMTCA), and programmatic needs of DOE offices.
    The internet is the basic means for disseminating the Agenda and 
providing users the ability to obtain information from the Agenda 
database. DOE's entire Fall 2018 Regulatory Agenda can be accessed 
online by going to www.reginfo.gov.
    Publication in the Federal Register is mandated by the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602) only for Agenda entries that require 
either a regulatory flexibility analysis or periodic review under 
section 610 of that Act. DOE's regulatory flexibility agenda is made up 
of one rulemaking that will set energy conservation standards. This 
rule is Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Conventional 
Cooking Products (1904-AD15). The Plan appears in both the online 
Agenda and the Federal Register and includes the most important of 
DOE's significant regulatory actions and a Statement of Regulatory and 
Deregulatory Priorities.

 Theodore J. Garrish,
Acting General Counsel.

       Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
248.......................  Energy Conservation                1904-AD09
                             Standards for General
                             Service Lamps.
249.......................  Energy Conservation                1904-AD15
                             Standards for Residential
                             Conventional Cooking
                             Products (Reg Plan Seq
                             No. 40).
250.......................  Energy Conservation                1904-AD20
                             Standards for Residential
                             Non-Weatherized Gas
                             Furnaces and Mobile Home
                             Gas Furnaces.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.


        Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--Final Rule Stage
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
251.......................  Energy Conservation                1904-AD34
                             Standards for Commercial
                             Water Heating Equipment.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


        Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--Long-Term Actions
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
252.......................  Energy Conservation                1904-AD01
                             Standards for Commercial
                             Packaged Boilers.
253.......................  Modifying the Energy               1904-AE11
                             Conservation Program to
                             Implement a Market-Based
                             Approach.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)

Proposed Rule Stage

248. Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(i)(6)(A)
    Abstract: The Department will issue a Supplemental Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking that includes a proposed determination with respect 
to whether to amend or adopt standards for general service light-
emitting diode (LED) lamps and that may include a proposed 
determination with respect to whether to amend or adopt standards for 
compact fluorescent lamps. According to the Settlement Agreement 
between the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and 
the Department (DOE), DOE will use its best efforts to issue the GSL 
SNOPR by May 28, 2018.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Framework Document Availability;       12/09/13  78 FR 73737
 Notice of Public Meeting.
Framework Document Comment Period      01/23/14  .......................
 End.
Framework Document Comment Period      01/23/14  79 FR 3742
 Extended.
Framework Document Comment Period      02/07/14  .......................
 Extended End.
Preliminary Analysis and Notice of     12/11/14  79 FR 73503
 Public Meeting.
Preliminary Analysis Comment Period    01/30/15  80 FR 5052
 Extended.

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Preliminary Analysis Comment Period    02/23/15  .......................
 Extended End.
Notice of Public Meeting; Webinar...   03/15/16  81 FR 13763
NPRM................................   03/17/16  81 FR 14528
NPRM Comment Period End.............   05/16/16  .......................
Notice of Public Meeting; Webinar...   10/05/16  81 FR 69009
Proposed Definition and Data           10/18/16  81 FR 71794
 Availability.
Proposed Definition and Data           11/08/16  .......................
 Availability Comment Period End.
Final Rule Adopting a Definition for   01/19/17  82 FR 7276
 GSL.
Final Rule Adopting a Definition for   01/01/20  .......................
 GSL Effective.
Final Rule Adopting a Definition for   01/19/17  82 FR 7322
 GSL Including IRL.
Final Rule Adopting a Definition for   01/01/20  .......................
 GSL Including IRL Effective.
Supplemental NPRM...................   08/00/19  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Lucy deButts, Buildings Technologies Office, EE-5B, 
Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, Phone: 202 287-1604, 
Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1904-AD09

249. Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Conventional Cooking 
Products

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 40 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1904-AD15

250. Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Non-Weatherized Gas 
Furnaces and Mobile Home Gas Furnaces

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Regulatory.
    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(f)(4)(C); 42 U.S.C. 6295(m)(1); 42 
U.S.C. 6295(gg)(3)
    Abstract: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as 
amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer 
products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including 
residential furnaces. EPCA also requires the DOE to determine whether 
more stringent amended standards would be technologically feasible and 
economically justified and would save a significant amount of energy. 
DOE is considering amendments to its energy conservation standards for 
residential non-weatherized gas furnaces and mobile home gas furnaces 
in partial fulfillment of a court-ordered remand of DOE's 2011 
rulemaking for these products.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Notice of Public Meeting............   10/30/14  79 FR 64517
NPRM and Notice of Public Meeting...   03/12/15  80 FR 13120
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   05/20/15  80 FR 28851
NPRM Comment Period Extended End....   07/10/15  .......................
Notice of Data Availability (NODA)..   09/14/15  80 FR 55038
NODA Comment Period End.............   10/14/15  .......................
NODA Comment Period Reopened........   10/23/15  80 FR 64370
NODA Comment Period Reopened End....   11/06/15  .......................
Supplemental NPRM and Notice of        09/23/16  81 FR 65720
 Public Meeting.
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period End   11/22/16  .......................
SNPRM Comment Period Reopened.......   12/05/16  81 FR 87493
SNPRM Comment Period End............   01/06/17  .......................
Supplemental NPRM...................   01/00/19  .......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: John Cymbalsky, Building Technologies Office, EE-
5B, Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, Phone: 202 287-1692, 
Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1904-AD20

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)

Final Rule Stage

251. Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Water Heating 
Equipment

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Regulatory.
    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C)(i) and (vi)
    Abstract: Once completed, this rulemaking will fulfill DOE's 
statutory obligation under EPCA to either propose amended energy 
conservation standards for commercial water heaters and hot water 
supply boilers, or determine that the existing standards do not need to 
be amended. (Unfired hot water storage tanks and commercial heat pump 
water heaters are being considered in a separate rulemaking.) DOE must 
determine whether national standards more stringent than those that are 
currently in place would result in a significant additional amount of 
energy savings and whether such amended national standards would be 
technologically feasible and economically justified.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Request for Information (RFI).......   10/21/14  79 FR 62899
RFI Comment Period End..............   11/20/14  .......................
NPRM................................   05/31/16  81 FR 34440
NPRM Comment Period End.............   08/01/16  .......................
NPRM Comment Period Reopened........   08/05/16  81 FR 51812
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End....   08/30/16  .......................
Notice of Data Availability (NODA)..   12/23/16  81 FR 94234
NODA Comment Period End.............   01/09/17  .......................
Final Action........................   01/00/19  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Catherine Rivest, General Engineer, Department of 
Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW, Buildings Technologies Office, EE-5B, Washington, DC 20585, 
Phone: 202 586-7335, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1904-AD34


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)

Long-Term Actions

252. Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Packaged Boilers

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C); 42 U.S.C. 6311(11)(B)
    Abstract: EPCA, as amended by AEMTCA, requires the Secretary to 
determine whether updating the statutory energy conservation standards 
for commercial packaged boilers is technically feasible and 
economically justified and would save a significant amount of energy. 
If justified, the Secretary will issue amended energy conservation 
standards for such equipment. DOE last updated the standards for 
commercial packaged boilers on July 22, 2009. DOE issued a NOPR 
pursuant to the 6-year-look-back requirement on March 24, 2016. Under 
EPCA, DOE has two years to issue a final rule after publication of the 
NOPR.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Notice of Proposed Determination       08/13/13  78 FR 49202
 (NOPD).
NOPD Comment Period End.............   09/12/13  .......................
Notice of Public Meeting and           09/03/13  78 FR 54197
 Framework Document Availability.
Framework Document Comment Period      10/18/13  .......................
 End.
Notice of Public Meeting and           11/20/14  79 FR 69066
 Preliminary Analysis.
Preliminary Analysis Comment Period    01/20/15  .......................
 End.
Withdrawal of NOPD..................   08/25/15  80 FR 51487
NPRM................................   03/24/16  81 FR 15836
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   05/04/16  81 FR 26747
NPRM Comment Period Extended End....   06/22/16  .......................
Next Action Undetermined............
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: James Raba, Phone: 202 586-8654, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1904-AD01

253. Modifying the Energy Conservation Program To Implement a Market-
Based Approach

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Deregulatory.
    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6291
    Abstract: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is evaluating the 
potential use of some form of a market-based approach such as an 
averaging, trading, fee-base or other type of market-based policy 
mechanism for the U.S. Appliance and Equipment Energy Conservation 
Standards (ECS) program.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Request for Information (RFI).......   11/28/17  82 FR 56181
RFI Comment Period Extended.........   02/23/18  83 FR 8016
RFI Comment Period Extended End.....   03/26/18  .......................
Next Action Undetermined............
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: John Cymbalsky, Phone: 202 287-1692, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1904-AE11

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