Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Clothes Dryers, 52817-52818 [2019-21533]

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The Federal Rulemaking website allows you to receive alerts when changes or additions occur in a docket folder. To subscribe: (1) Navigate to the docket folder (NRC–2019–0160); (2) click the ‘‘Sign up for Email Alerts’’ link; and (3) enter your email address and select how frequently you would like to receive emails (daily, weekly, or monthly). List of Subjects in 10 CFR Part 72 Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of September, 2019. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Daniel H. Dorman, Acting Executive Director for Operations. [FR Doc. 2019–21210 Filed 10–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Oct 02, 2019 Jkt 250001 10 CFR Parts 429 and 430 [EERE–2014–BT–TP–0034] RIN 1904–AD46 Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Clothes Dryers Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Extension of public comment period. AGENCY: On July 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (‘‘NOPR’’) regarding proposals to amend the test procedures for clothes dryers and to request comment on the proposals and other aspects of clothes dryer testing. This notice also announced a webinar to be held on August 14, 2019, and stated that DOE would hold a public meeting on the proposal if one was requested by August 6, 2019. On July 29, 2019, DOE received a comment requesting a public meeting. DATES: The comment period for the NOPR published on July 23, 2019 (84 FR 35484), is extended. DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this proposed rulemaking received no later than November 6, 2019. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 ML18331A052 ML18331A043 ML18331A046 ML18331A047 ML18331A048 ML18331A049 ML18324A577 ML19065A053 ML19065A027 ML19065A029 ML19065A030 ML19101A339 ML19101A337 ML19114A289 ML19121A280 ML19121A279 ML19140A278 ML19140A277 ML19120A058 ML19120A059 ML19120A061 ML19120A062 ML19120A063 ML19120A064 ML19224A393 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 ‘‘Test Procedure NOPR for Clothes Dryers’’ and by docket number EERE–2014–BT– TP–0034 and/or the regulatory information number (‘‘RIN’’) 1904– AD46, by any of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. (2) Email: ResClothesDryer2014TP0034@ ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number EERE–2014–BT–TP–0034 and/or RIN 1904–AD46 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 ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SUMMARY: Administrative practice and procedure, Hazardous waste, Indians, Intergovernmental relations, Nuclear energy, Penalties, Radiation protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Spent fuel, Whistleblowing. 52817 E:\FR\FM\03OCP1.SGM 03OCP1 52818 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 192 / Thursday, October 3, 2019 / Proposed Rules 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-2014-BT-TP-0034. 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. Telephone: (202) 586–7796. Email: Elizabeth.Kohl@hq.doe.gov. For further information on how to submit a comment, review other public comments and the docket, or regarding a public meeting, contact the Appliance and Equipment Standards Program staff at (202) 287–1445 or by email: ApplianceStandardsQuestions@ ee.doe.gov. On July 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comment regarding proposals to amend the test procedures for clothes dryers. 84 FR 35484. This notice also announced a webinar to be held on August 14, 2019, and stated that DOE would hold a public meeting to discuss the proposals if one was requested by August 6, 2019. On July 29, 2019, DOE received a comment from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) requesting that DOE hold an inperson public meeting regarding the proposed amendments to the clothes SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Oct 02, 2019 Jkt 250001 dryers test procedures.1 On August 2, 2019, DOE issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice announcing a public meeting and webinar to be held on August 28, 2019 and cancelled the previously announced webinar scheduled for August 14, 2019. 84 FR 39777. On August 2, 2019 and August 5, 2019, DOE received subsequent comments from Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) requesting to move the webinar and public meeting into September 2019.2 On August 21, 2019, DOE published a notice in the Federal Register changing the public meeting from August 28, 2019 to September 17, 2019 and extending the public comment period for submitting comments and data on the NOPR by 14 days to October 7, 2019. 84 FR 43529. On September 20, 2019, DOE received a comment from NEEA, NRDC, and PG&E requesting an additional 60 day comment period extension.3 DOE has reviewed the request and considered the benefit to stakeholders in providing additional time to review the NOPR 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 to November 6, 2019. DOE will be extending the original July 23, 2019 NOPR comment period by an additional 44 days for a total of 104 days for this comment period. Signed in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2019. Alexander N. Fitzsimmons, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2019–21533 Filed 10–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P 1 See document number 17 within docket EERE– 2014–BT–TP–0034, available on http:// www.regulations.gov. 2 See document numbers 18 and 19 within docket EERE–2014–BT–TP–0034, available on http:// www.regulations.gov. 3 See document number 22 within docket EERE– 2014–BT–TP–0034, available on http:// www.regulations.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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: Reopening of public comment period. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) is reopening 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. On August 26, 2019, DOE published a notice in the Federal Register extending the public comment on the RFI to receive comments no later than October 3, 2019. On September 20, 2019, DOE received a comment requesting an additional 14 day comment period extension; therefore, DOE is reopening the public comment period for submitting comments and data on the RFI by 14 days to October 17, 2019. DATES: The comment period for the RFI published on August 2, 2019 (84 FR 37794), is reopening. DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this rulemaking received no later than October 17, 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 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, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03OCP1.SGM 03OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 192 (Thursday, October 3, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 52817-52818]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Parts 429 and 430

[EERE-2014-BT-TP-0034]
RIN 1904-AD46


Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Clothes Dryers

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

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On July 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') 
published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(``NOPR'') regarding proposals to amend the test procedures for clothes 
dryers and to request comment on the proposals and other aspects of 
clothes dryer testing. This notice also announced a webinar to be held 
on August 14, 2019, and stated that DOE would hold a public meeting on 
the proposal if one was requested by August 6, 2019. On July 29, 2019, 
DOE received a comment requesting a public meeting.

DATES: The comment period for the NOPR published on July 23, 2019 (84 
FR 35484), is extended. DOE will accept comments, data, and information 
regarding this proposed rulemaking received no later than November 6, 
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 ``Test Procedure NOPR for 
Clothes Dryers'' and by docket number EERE-2014-BT-TP-0034 and/or the 
regulatory information number (``RIN'') 1904-AD46, 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-2014-BT-TP-0034 and/or RIN 1904-AD46 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

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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-2014-BT-TP-0034. 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, review other 
public comments and the docket, or regarding a public meeting, contact 
the Appliance and Equipment Standards Program staff at (202) 287-1445 
or by email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of 
Energy (``DOE'') published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed 
rulemaking and request for comment regarding proposals to amend the 
test procedures for clothes dryers. 84 FR 35484. This notice also 
announced a webinar to be held on August 14, 2019, and stated that DOE 
would hold a public meeting to discuss the proposals if one was 
requested by August 6, 2019.
    On July 29, 2019, DOE received a comment from the Northwest Energy 
Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), the Natural Resources Defense Council 
(NRDC), and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) requesting that DOE 
hold an in-person public meeting regarding the proposed amendments to 
the clothes dryers test procedures.\1\ On August 2, 2019, DOE issued a 
pre-publication Federal Register notice announcing a public meeting and 
webinar to be held on August 28, 2019 and cancelled the previously 
announced webinar scheduled for August 14, 2019. 84 FR 39777.
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    \1\ See document number 17 within docket EERE-2014-BT-TP-0034, 
available on http://www.regulations.gov.
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    On August 2, 2019 and August 5, 2019, DOE received subsequent 
comments from Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) 
requesting to move the webinar and public meeting into September 
2019.\2\ On August 21, 2019, DOE published a notice in the Federal 
Register changing the public meeting from August 28, 2019 to September 
17, 2019 and extending the public comment period for submitting 
comments and data on the NOPR by 14 days to October 7, 2019. 84 FR 
43529.
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    \2\ See document numbers 18 and 19 within docket EERE-2014-BT-
TP-0034, available on http://www.regulations.gov.
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    On September 20, 2019, DOE received a comment from NEEA, NRDC, and 
PG&E requesting an additional 60 day comment period extension.\3\ DOE 
has reviewed the request and considered the benefit to stakeholders in 
providing additional time to review the NOPR 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 to November 6, 2019. DOE will be 
extending the original July 23, 2019 NOPR comment period by an 
additional 44 days for a total of 104 days for this comment period.
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    \3\ See document number 22 within docket EERE-2014-BT-TP-0034, 
available on http://www.regulations.gov.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2019.
Alexander N. Fitzsimmons,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
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