Test Procedure Interim Waiver Process, 30047-30048 [2019-13593]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / Proposed Rules (2) No later than seven years after this Order becomes effective and every seven years thereafter, to determine whether softwood lumber manufacturers for the U.S. market favor the continuation of the Order. The Order shall continue if it is favored by a majority of domestic manufacturers and importers voting in the referendum who also represent a majority of the volume of softwood lumber represented in the referendum who, during a representative period determined by the Secretary, have been engaged in the domestic manufacturing or importation of softwood lumber; * * * * * ■ 7. Revise § 1217.88 to read as follows: § 1217.88 OMB Control numbers. The control numbers assigned to the information collection requirements by the Office of Management and Budget pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, are OMB control number 0505–0001 (Board nominee background statement) and OMB control number 0581–0093. ■ 8. Revise § 1217.101(l) to read as follows: § 1217.101 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS * * * * (l) Softwood lumber means and includes softwood lumber and products manufactured from softwood as described in section 804(a) within Title VIII (Softwood Lumber Act of 2008 or SLA of 2008) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1202–1677g), as amended by section 3301 of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110– 246, enacted June 18, 2008) and categorized in the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) numbers— 4407.11.00, 4407.12.00, 4407.19.05, 4407.19.06, 4407.19.10, 4409.10.05, 4409.10.10, 4409.10.20, 4409.10.90, and 4418.99.10. Domestic product that cannot be categorized in the referenced HTSUS numbers if it were an import is not covered under this order. Further, softwood lumber originating in the United States that is exported to another country and shipped back to the United States is also covered under this Order, provided it can be categorized in the referenced HTSUS numbers. Additionally, articles brought into the United States temporarily and for which an exemption is claimed under subchapter XIII of chapter 98 of the HTSUS are exempted from the SLA of 2008 and are not covered under this Order. * * * * * ■ 9. Revise § 1217.108 to read as follows: 16:20 Jun 25, 2019 OMB control number. The control number assigned to the information collection requirement in this subpart by the Office of Management and Budget pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 4 U.S.C. is OMB control number 0581– 0093. Dated: June 20, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–13450 Filed 6–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Parts 430 and 431 [EERE–2019–BT–NOA–0011] RIN 1904–AE24 Test Procedure Interim Waiver Process Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of webinar and extension of public comment period. AGENCY: On May 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that proposed amendments to streamline its test procedure interim waiver decision-making process. The comment period for the NOPR ends on July 1, 2019. This document announces an extension of the public comment period to July 15, 2019 and the scheduling of a webinar regarding the proposal. SUMMARY: Definitions. * VerDate Sep<11>2014 § 1217.108 Jkt 247001 The comment period for the proposed rule published on May 1, 2019 (84 FR 18414) is extended. DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this NOPR received no later than midnight on July 15, 2019. The webinar will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments, identified by docket number [EERE– 2019–BT–NOA–0011], and/or Regulation Identification Number (RIN) 1904–AE24, by any one of the following methods: 1. Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: TPWaiverProcess2019NOA0011@ ee.doe.gov. Include docket number [EERE–2019–BT–NOA–0011] and/or RIN 1904–AE24 in the subject line of the message. Please include the full body of your comments in the text of the message or as an attachment. If you have DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 30047 additional information such as studies or journal articles and cannot attach them to your electronic submission, please send them on a CD or USB flash drive to the address listed in paragraph 4. The additional material must clearly identify your electronic comments by name, date, subject, and docket number [EERE–2019–BT–NOA–0011]. 3. Mail: Address written comments to Appliance and Equipment Standards Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE–5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0121 (due to potential delays in DOE’s receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, we encourage respondents to submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt). If possible, please submit all items on a CD or USB flash drive, 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, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone (202) 287–1445. If possible, please submit all items on a CD or USB flash drive, in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies. 5. Public Webinar: Webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants will be published on DOE’s website: https://www.energy.gov/eere/ buildings/public-meetings-andcomment-deadlines. Participants are responsible for ensuring their systems are compatible with the webinar software. Docket: The docket, which includes Federal Register notices, public meeting attendee lists and transcripts, 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. A link to the docket web page can be found at: http:// www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EERE2019-BT-NOA-0011. The http:// www.regulations.gov web page contains instructions on how to access all documents, including public comments, in the docket. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Jennifer Tiedeman, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC–33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, E:\FR\FM\26JNP1.SGM 26JNP1 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS 30048 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / Proposed Rules Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 287–6111. Email: Jennifer.Tiedeman@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 1, 2019, DOE published a NOPR in the Federal Register that proposed amendments to its regulations to streamline its test procedure interim waiver decision-making process. (84 FR 18414) The proposed amendments would require the Department to notify, in writing, an applicant for an interim waiver of the disposition of the request within 30 business days (i.e., approximately 45 days) of receipt of the application. Should DOE fail to satisfy this requirement, the request for interim waiver would be deemed granted based on the criteria in DOE regulations. Specifically, DOE regulations require that DOE grant an interim waiver if it determines that it is desirable for public policy reasons to grant immediate relief pending a determination of the petition for waiver. An interim waiver would remain in effect until a waiver decision is published or until DOE publishes a new or amended test procedure that addresses the issues presented in the application, whichever is earlier. If the alternate test procedure ultimately required by DOE differs from what is specified in the interim waiver, manufacturers would have a 180-day grace period to begin using the alternate test procedure specified in the decision and order on the petition. This proposal is intended to address delays in DOE’s current process for considering requests for interim waivers and waivers from the DOE test method. These delays impose costs on manufacturers, as they cannot certify and distribute their products while they wait for DOE to respond to their petitions. The NOPR provides for the submission of comments by July 1, 2019. DOE has received several requests to hold a public meeting and to extend the comment period on the proposal. While these requests have been made by both large corporations and interest groups the purpose of which are, for the most part, to participate in DOE rulemakings, DOE has been made aware by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) of the interest of small businesses and their representatives in this rulemaking. As a result, SBA is holding its own ‘‘dial-in’’ roundtable on this proposal focused on the particular interests of small businesses. Because small businesses typically do not have the resources available to those entities that have requested a public meeting on this rule to travel to Washington, DC to attend such a meeting, DOE has determined in VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Jun 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 consultation with SBA that it is appropriate to offer an online webinar available to the public. Further, holding a webinar will allow all interested stakeholders to conserve resources while allowing full public participation. Given the importance to DOE of receiving public input, DOE is also extending the comment period by 14 days until July 15, 2019, so that the webinar can be held before comments are due. The webinar will be held on Thursday, July 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. DOE will consider comments received by midnight on July 15, 2019. Signed in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2019. Alexander N. Fitzsimmons, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. [FR Doc. 2019–13593 Filed 6–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION 12 CFR Part 702 RIN 3133–AF01 Delay of Effective Date of the RiskBased Capital Rules National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Proposed rule, delay effective date of risk-based capital, part 702. AGENCY: The NCUA Board (Board) is seeking comment on a proposed rule that would delay the effective date of the NCUA’s October 29, 2015 final rule regarding risk-based capital (2015 Final Rule), and the NCUA’s November 6, 2018 supplemental final rule regarding risk-based capital (2018 Supplemental Rule), moving the effective date of both rules to January 1, 2022. This proposed delay would allow the NCUA Board additional time to holistically and comprehensively evaluate capital standards for federally insured credit unions. The proposed delay would also provide covered credit unions and the NCUA with additional time to prepare for the rule’s implementation. During the extended delay period, the NCUA’s current Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) requirements would remain in effect. DATES: Comments must be received by July 26, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments, identified by RIN 3133– AF01, by any of the following methods (Please send comments by one method only): SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • NCUA Website: http:// www.ncua.gov/Legal/Regs/Pages/ PropRegs.aspx. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: Address to regcomments@ ncua.gov. Include ‘‘[Your name]— Comments on Proposed Rule: RiskBased Capital—Delay of Effective Date’’ in the email subject line. • Fax: (703) 518–6319. Use the subject line described above for email. • Mail: Address to Gerard Poliquin, Secretary of the Board, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314– 3428. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as mail address. You can view all public comments on the NCUA’s website at https:// www.ncua.gov/regulation-supervision/ rules-regulations/proposed-pendingand-recently-final-regulations as submitted, except for those we cannot post for technical reasons. The NCUA will not edit or remove any identifying or contact information from the public comments submitted. You may inspect paper copies of comments in the NCUA’s law library at 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, by appointment weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. To make an appointment, call (703) 518–6546, or send an email to OGCMail@ncua.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Policy and Analysis: Julie Cayse, Director, Division of Risk Management, Office of Examination and Insurance, at (703) 548–2142; Kathryn Metzker, Risk Officer, Division of Risk Management, Office of Examination and Insurance, at (571) 438–0073; Julie Decker, Risk Officer, Division of Risk Management, Office of Examination and Insurance, at (703) 518–3684; Legal: John Brolin, Senior Staff Attorney, Office of General Counsel, at (703) 518–6540; or by mail at National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At its October 2015 meeting, the Board issued the 2015 Final Rule to amend Part 702 of the NCUA’s PCA regulations to require that credit unions taking certain risks hold capital commensurate with those risks.1 The 2015 Final Rule restructures the NCUA’s PCA regulations and makes various revisions, including amending the agency’s current risk-based net worth requirement by replacing the risk-based 1 80 E:\FR\FM\26JNP1.SGM FR 66625 (Oct. 29, 2015). 26JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 123 (Wednesday, June 26, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 30047-30048]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-13593]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Parts 430 and 431

[EERE-2019-BT-NOA-0011]
RIN 1904-AE24


Test Procedure Interim Waiver Process

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

ACTION: Notice of webinar and extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On May 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published 
a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that proposed amendments to 
streamline its test procedure interim waiver decision-making process. 
The comment period for the NOPR ends on July 1, 2019. This document 
announces an extension of the public comment period to July 15, 2019 
and the scheduling of a webinar regarding the proposal.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on May 1, 
2019 (84 FR 18414) is extended. DOE will accept comments, data, and 
information regarding this NOPR received no later than midnight on July 
15, 2019. The webinar will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 9:00 
a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments, 
identified by docket number [EERE-2019-BT-NOA-0011], and/or Regulation 
Identification Number (RIN) 1904-AE24, by any one of the following 
methods:
    1. Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments.
    2. Email: [email protected]. Include docket 
number [EERE-2019-BT-NOA-0011] and/or RIN 1904-AE24 in the subject line 
of the message. Please include the full body of your comments in the 
text of the message or as an attachment. If you have additional 
information such as studies or journal articles and cannot attach them 
to your electronic submission, please send them on a CD or USB flash 
drive to the address listed in paragraph 4. The additional material 
must clearly identify your electronic comments by name, date, subject, 
and docket number [EERE-2019-BT-NOA-0011].
    3. Mail: Address written comments to Appliance and Equipment 
Standards Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies 
Office, Mailstop EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 
20585-0121 (due to potential delays in DOE's receipt and processing of 
mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, we encourage respondents to 
submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt). If possible, 
please submit all items on a CD or USB flash drive, 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, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone (202) 
287-1445. If possible, please submit all items on a CD or USB flash 
drive, in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies.
    5. Public Webinar: Webinar registration information, participant 
instructions, and information about the capabilities available to 
webinar participants will be published on DOE's website: https://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/public-meetings-and-comment-deadlines. 
Participants are responsible for ensuring their systems are compatible 
with the webinar software.
    Docket: The docket, which includes Federal Register notices, public 
meeting attendee lists and transcripts, 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. A link to the docket web 
page can be found at: http://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EERE-2019-BT-NOA-0011. The http://www.regulations.gov web page contains instructions 
on how to access all documents, including public comments, in the 
docket.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Jennifer Tiedeman, U.S. Department 
of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC-33, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW,

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Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 287-6111. Email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 1, 2019, DOE published a NOPR in the 
Federal Register that proposed amendments to its regulations to 
streamline its test procedure interim waiver decision-making process. 
(84 FR 18414) The proposed amendments would require the Department to 
notify, in writing, an applicant for an interim waiver of the 
disposition of the request within 30 business days (i.e., approximately 
45 days) of receipt of the application. Should DOE fail to satisfy this 
requirement, the request for interim waiver would be deemed granted 
based on the criteria in DOE regulations. Specifically, DOE regulations 
require that DOE grant an interim waiver if it determines that it is 
desirable for public policy reasons to grant immediate relief pending a 
determination of the petition for waiver. An interim waiver would 
remain in effect until a waiver decision is published or until DOE 
publishes a new or amended test procedure that addresses the issues 
presented in the application, whichever is earlier. If the alternate 
test procedure ultimately required by DOE differs from what is 
specified in the interim waiver, manufacturers would have a 180-day 
grace period to begin using the alternate test procedure specified in 
the decision and order on the petition. This proposal is intended to 
address delays in DOE's current process for considering requests for 
interim waivers and waivers from the DOE test method. These delays 
impose costs on manufacturers, as they cannot certify and distribute 
their products while they wait for DOE to respond to their petitions.
    The NOPR provides for the submission of comments by July 1, 2019. 
DOE has received several requests to hold a public meeting and to 
extend the comment period on the proposal. While these requests have 
been made by both large corporations and interest groups the purpose of 
which are, for the most part, to participate in DOE rulemakings, DOE 
has been made aware by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) of 
the interest of small businesses and their representatives in this 
rulemaking. As a result, SBA is holding its own ``dial-in'' roundtable 
on this proposal focused on the particular interests of small 
businesses. Because small businesses typically do not have the 
resources available to those entities that have requested a public 
meeting on this rule to travel to Washington, DC to attend such a 
meeting, DOE has determined in consultation with SBA that it is 
appropriate to offer an online webinar available to the public. 
Further, holding a webinar will allow all interested stakeholders to 
conserve resources while allowing full public participation.
    Given the importance to DOE of receiving public input, DOE is also 
extending the comment period by 14 days until July 15, 2019, so that 
the webinar can be held before comments are due. The webinar will be 
held on Thursday, July 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. DOE will 
consider comments received by midnight on July 15, 2019.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2019.
Alexander N. Fitzsimmons,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2019-13593 Filed 6-25-19; 8:45 am]
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