Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Small Electric Motors, 25203 [2019-11390]

Download as PDF 25203 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 105 Friday, May 31, 2019 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Part 431 [EERE–2019–BT–STD–0008] Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Small Electric Motors Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Request for information; reopening of public comment period. AGENCY: On April 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a request for information pertaining to the energy conservation standards for small electric motors. The notice provided an opportunity for submitting written comments, data, and information by May 24, 2019. This document reopens the comment period. DATES: The comment period for the RFI, published on April 9, 2019 (84 FR 14027), is reopened. DOE will accept written comments, data, and information in response to the RFI no later than June 7, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Alternatively, interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket number EERE–2019–BT–STD–0008, by any of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: SmallElecMotors2019STD0008@ ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number EERE–2019–BT–STD–0008 in the subject line of the message. 3. Postal Mail: Appliance and Equipment Standards Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE–5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 287–1445. 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However, some documents listed in the index, such as those containing information that is exempt from public disclosure, may not be publicly available. The docket web page can be found at https://www.regulations.gov/ docket?D=EERE-2019-BT-STD-0008. The docket web page contains instructions on how to access all documents, including public comments, in the docket. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeremy Dommu, 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– 9870. Email: ApplianceStandardsQuestions@ ee.doe.gov. Michael Kido, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC–33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 586–8145. Email: Michael.Kido@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) 287– 1445 or by email: ApplianceStandardsQuestions@ ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOE published a Request for Information (‘‘RFI’’) pertaining to the energy conservation standards for small electric motors on April 9, 2019. 84 FR 14027. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 The RFI initiated a data collection process to consider whether to amend DOE’s energy conservation standards for small electric motors, and whether amending the standards for small electric motors would result in significant energy savings and be technologically feasible and economically justified. DOE requested written comment, data, and information pertaining to these standards by May 24, 2019. On May 22, 2019, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (‘‘NEMA’’), an interested party in the matter, requested a one-week extension of the public comment period for the RFI that DOE previously published in the Federal Register on April 9, 2019. (NEMA, EERE–2019–BT–STD–0008, No. 4) The comment period for the RFI closed on May 24, 2019.1 DOE has determined that a reopening of the comment period to allow additional time for interested parties to submit comments is appropriate. Therefore, DOE is reopening the comment period and will accept comments until June 7, 2019, to provide interested parties additional time to prepare and submit comments. Accordingly, DOE will consider any comments received by this date, to be timely submitted. Signed in Washington, DC, on May 23, 2019. Steven Chalk, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. 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[FR Doc No: 2019-11390]


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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 105 / Friday, May 31, 2019 / Proposed 
Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 431

[EERE-2019-BT-STD-0008]


Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for 
Small Electric Motors

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

ACTION: Request for information; reopening of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On April 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 
published a request for information pertaining to the energy 
conservation standards for small electric motors. The notice provided 
an opportunity for submitting written comments, data, and information 
by May 24, 2019. This document reopens the comment period.

DATES: The comment period for the RFI, published on April 9, 2019 (84 
FR 14027), is reopened. DOE will accept written comments, data, and 
information in response to the RFI no later than June 7, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using 
the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments. Alternatively, interested 
persons may submit comments, identified by docket number EERE-2019-BT-
STD-0008, by any of the following methods:
    1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments.
    2. Email: [email protected]. Include the docket 
number EERE-2019-BT-STD-0008 in the subject line of the message.
    3. Postal Mail: Appliance and Equipment Standards Program, U.S. 
Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE-5B, 
1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: 
(202) 287-1445. If possible, please submit all items on a compact disc 
(``CD''), in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies.
    4. 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) 
287-1445. If possible, please submit all items on a CD, in which case 
it is not necessary to include printed copies.
    No telefacsimilies (faxes) will be accepted.
    Docket: The docket for this activity, which includes Federal 
Register notices, comments, and other supporting documents/materials, 
is available for review at http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in 
the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. However, 
some documents listed in the index, such as those containing 
information that is exempt from public disclosure, may not be publicly 
available.
    The docket web page can be found at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EERE-2019-BT-STD-0008. The docket web page contains 
instructions on how to access all documents, including public comments, 
in the docket.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    Jeremy Dommu, 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) 586-9870. Email: [email protected].
    Michael Kido, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General 
Counsel, GC-33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121. 
Telephone: (202) 586-8145. Email: [email protected].
    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) 287-1445 or by email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOE published a Request for Information 
(``RFI'') pertaining to the energy conservation standards for small 
electric motors on April 9, 2019. 84 FR 14027. The RFI initiated a data 
collection process to consider whether to amend DOE's energy 
conservation standards for small electric motors, and whether amending 
the standards for small electric motors would result in significant 
energy savings and be technologically feasible and economically 
justified. DOE requested written comment, data, and information 
pertaining to these standards by May 24, 2019.
    On May 22, 2019, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association 
(``NEMA''), an interested party in the matter, requested a one-week 
extension of the public comment period for the RFI that DOE previously 
published in the Federal Register on April 9, 2019. (NEMA, EERE-2019-
BT-STD-0008, No. 4) The comment period for the RFI closed on May 24, 
2019.\1\
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    DOE has determined that a reopening of the comment period to allow 
additional time for interested parties to submit comments is 
appropriate. Therefore, DOE is reopening the comment period and will 
accept comments until June 7, 2019, to provide interested parties 
additional time to prepare and submit comments. Accordingly, DOE will 
consider any comments received by this date, to be timely submitted.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on May 23, 2019.
Steven Chalk,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
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