Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Clothes Washers, 44557 [2019-18300]

Download as PDF 44557 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 165 Monday, August 26, 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 430 [EERE–2017–BT–STD–0014] RIN 1904–AD98 Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Clothes Washers Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Extension of public comment period. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) is extending the public comment period for its request for information (‘‘RFI’’) to solicit information from the public to help DOE determine whether to amend standards for residential clothes washers (‘‘RCWs’’). DOE published the RFI in the Federal Register on August 2, 2019 establishing a 30-day public comment period ending September 3, 2019. On August 2, 2019, DOE received a comment requesting a 30 day comment period extension; therefore, DOE is extending the public comment period for submitting comments and data on the RFI by 30 days to October 3, 2019. DATES: The comment period for the RFI published on August 2, 2019 (84 FR 37794), is extended. DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this rulemaking received no later than October 3, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments, identified by docket number EERE– 2017–BT–STD–0014, by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Email: ConsumerClothesWasher 2017STD0014@ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number and/or RIN in the subject line of the message. Submit electronic comments in WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, PDF, or ASCII file khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:54 Aug 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 format, and avoid the use of special characters or any form of encryption. 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. 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, Suite 600, 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: For access to the docket to read background documents, or comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail; D=EERE-2017-BT-STD-0014. 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 may not be publicly available, such as those containing information that is exempt from public disclosure. The docket web page can be found at: http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=EERE-2017-BT-STD0014. The docket web page contains instructions on how to access all documents, including public comments, in the docket. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bryan Berringer, 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– 0371. Email: ApplianceStandardsQuestions@ ee.doe.gov. Ms. Elizabeth Kohl, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC–33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0121. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Telephone: (202) 586–7796. Email: Elizabeth.Kohl@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. On August 2, 2019, DOE published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting public comment on its RFI to help DOE determine whether to amend standards for RCWs. 84 FR 37794. Comments were originally due on September 3, 2019. On August 2, 2019, DOE received a comment from Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) requesting a 30 day comment period extension.1 DOE has reviewed the request and considered the benefit to stakeholders in providing additional time to review the RFI and gather information/data that DOE is seeking. Accordingly, DOE has determined that an extension of the comment period is appropriate, and is hereby extending the comment period by 30 days, until October 3, 2019. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Signed in Washington, DC, on August 16, 2019. Alexander N. Fitzsimmons, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2019–18300 Filed 8–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Part 430 [EERE–2018–BT–STD–0005] RIN 1904–AE35 Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Dishwasher, Grant of Petition for Rulemaking Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Extension of public comment period. AGENCY: 1 DOE has posted this comment to the docket at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EERE2017-BT-STD-0014-0003. E:\FR\FM\26AUP1.SGM 26AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 165 (Monday, August 26, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-18300]


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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. 165 / Monday, August 26, 2019 / 
Proposed Rules

[[Page 44557]]



DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 430

[EERE-2017-BT-STD-0014]
RIN 1904-AD98


Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for 
Residential Clothes Washers

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

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') is extending the 
public comment period for its request for information (``RFI'') to 
solicit information from the public to help DOE determine whether to 
amend standards for residential clothes washers (``RCWs''). DOE 
published the RFI in the Federal Register on August 2, 2019 
establishing a 30-day public comment period ending September 3, 2019. 
On August 2, 2019, DOE received a comment requesting a 30 day comment 
period extension; therefore, DOE is extending the public comment period 
for submitting comments and data on the RFI by 30 days to October 3, 
2019.

DATES: The comment period for the RFI published on August 2, 2019 (84 
FR 37794), is extended. DOE will accept comments, data, and information 
regarding this rulemaking received no later than October 3, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments, 
identified by docket number EERE-2017-BT-STD-0014, by any of the 
following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    Email: [email protected]. Include the 
docket number and/or RIN 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 and Equipment Standards Program, U.S. 
Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE-5B, 
1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121. 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, Suite 600, 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: For access to the docket to read background documents, or 
comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=EERE-2017-BT-STD-0014.
    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 may not be publicly available, such as those containing 
information that is exempt from public disclosure.
    The docket web page can be found at: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=EERE-2017-BT-STD-0014. The docket web page contains 
instructions on how to access all documents, including public comments, 
in the docket.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bryan Berringer, 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) 586-0371. Email: 
[email protected].
    Ms. Elizabeth Kohl, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the 
General Counsel, GC-33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 
20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-7796. 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: On August 2, 2019, DOE published a notice in 
the Federal Register soliciting public comment on its RFI to help DOE 
determine whether to amend standards for RCWs. 84 FR 37794. Comments 
were originally due on September 3, 2019. On August 2, 2019, DOE 
received a comment from Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers 
(AHAM) requesting a 30 day comment period extension.\1\ DOE has 
reviewed the request and considered the benefit to stakeholders in 
providing additional time to review the RFI and gather information/data 
that DOE is seeking. Accordingly, DOE has determined that an extension 
of the comment period is appropriate, and is hereby extending the 
comment period by 30 days, until October 3, 2019.
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    \1\ DOE has posted this comment to the docket at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EERE-2017-BT-STD-0014-0003.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on August 16, 2019.
Alexander N. Fitzsimmons,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2019-18300 Filed 8-23-19; 8:45 am]
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