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Download as PDF Vol. 84 Thursday, No. 247 December 26, 2019 Part VI Department of Energy khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS6 Semiannual Regulatory Agenda VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\26DEP6.SGM 26DEP6 71126 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda 10 CFR Chs. II, III, and X 48 CFR Ch. 9 Fall 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions Department of Energy. Semi-annual regulatory agenda. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY The Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared and is making available its portion of the semi-annual 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: information from the Agenda database. DOE’s entire Fall 2019 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. 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. Bill Cooper, General Counsel. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY—PROPOSED RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 224 .................... 225 .................... Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Conventional Cooking Products .......................................... Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Non-Weatherized Gas Furnaces and Mobile Home Gas Furnaces. 1904–AD15 1904–AD20 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY—FINAL RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 226 .................... 227 .................... Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps ......................................................................... Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Water Heating Equipment ................................................. 1904–AD09 1904–AD34 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY—LONG-TERM ACTIONS Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 228 .................... 229 .................... 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) economically justified. DOE is reviewing the current standards to make such determination. Timetable: Proposed Rule Stage khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS6 224. Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Conventional Cooking Products E.O. 13771 Designation: Regulatory. Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(m)(1); 42 U.S.C. 6292 (a)(10); 42 U.S.C. 6295(h) Abstract: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended by Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), requires the Secretary to determine whether updating the statutory energy conservation standards for residential conventional cooking products would yield a significant savings in energy use and is technologically feasible and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 Action Date Request for Information (RFI). RFI Comment Period End. RFI Comment Period Extended. RFI Comment Period Extended End. NPRM and Public Meeting. NPRM Comment Period Extended. NPRM Comment Period Extended End. PO 00000 Frm 00002 02/12/14 FR Cite 79 FR 8337 03/14/14 03/03/14 79 FR 11714 04/14/14 06/10/15 80 FR 33030 07/30/15 80 FR 45452 09/09/15 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 Action Supplemental NPRM. SNPRM Comment Period Extended. SNPRM Comment Period Extended End. Supplemental NPRM. Date 1904–AD01 1904–AE11 FR Cite 09/02/16 81 FR 60784 09/30/16 81 FR 67219 11/02/16 12/00/19 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Stephanie Johnson, General Engineer, Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Building Technologies Office, EE5B, Washington, DC 20002, Phone: 202 287–1943, Email: stephanie.johnson@ee.doe.gov. E:\FR\FM\26DEP6.SGM 26DEP6 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda RIN: 1904–AD15 225. 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, as amended, (EPCA) 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: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS6 Action 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 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE) Final Rule Stage 226. Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps E.O. 13771 Designation: Deregulatory. Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(i)(6)(A) Abstract: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 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 lightemitting 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 DOE will use its best efforts to issue the GSL SNOPR by May 28, 2018. Timetable: Action 07/10/15 09/14/15 80 FR 55038 10/14/15 10/23/15 80 FR 64370 11/06/15 09/23/16 81 FR 65720 11/22/16 12/05/16 81 FR 87493 01/06/17 02/00/20 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 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 17:54 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 Date Framework Document Availability; Notice of Public Meeting. Framework Document Comment Period End. Framework Document Comment Period Extended. Framework Document Comment Period Extended End. Preliminary Analysis and Notice of Public Meeting. Preliminary Analysis Comment Period Extended. Preliminary Analysis Comment Period Extended End. Notice of Public Meeting; Webinar. NPRM .................. PO 00000 Frm 00003 12/09/13 FR Cite 78 FR 73737 01/23/14 01/23/14 79 FR 3742 02/07/14 12/11/14 79 FR 73503 01/30/15 80 FR 5052 02/23/15 03/15/16 81 FR 13763 03/17/16 81 FR 14528 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 Action 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. Date 71127 FR Cite 05/16/16 10/05/16 81 FR 69009 10/18/16 81 FR 71794 11/08/16 01/19/17 82 FR 7276 01/01/20 01/19/17 82 FR 7322 01/01/20 11/00/19 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 227. 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 the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) statutory obligation under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, (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: E:\FR\FM\26DEP6.SGM 26DEP6 71128 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda Action Date 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 ......... 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 Action 02/00/20 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Catherine Rivest, General Engineer, Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Building Technologies Office, EE–5B, Washington, DC 20585, Phone: 202 586–7335, Email: catherine.rivest@ee.doe.gov. RIN: 1904–AD34 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE) Long-Term Actions khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS6 228. 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: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended by the American Energy Manufacturing VerDate Sep<11>2014 Technical Corrections Act (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 2 years to issue a final rule after publication of the NOPR. Timetable: 17:54 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 Date Notice of Proposed Determination (NOPD). 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. PO 00000 Frm 00004 08/13/13 FR Cite 78 FR 49202 09/12/13 09/03/13 78 FR 54197 Action 11/20/14 79 FR 69066 01/20/15 08/25/15 80 FR 51487 03/24/16 05/04/16 81 FR 15836 81 FR 26747 06/22/16 Fmt 4701 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Catherine Rivest, Phone: 202 586–7335, Email: catherine.rivest@ee.doe.gov. RIN: 1904–AD01 229. 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: 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. 2019–26536 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P Sfmt 9990 FR Cite Next Action Undetermined. Action 10/18/13 Date E:\FR\FM\26DEP6.SGM 26DEP6

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Chs. II, III, and X

48 CFR Ch. 9


Fall 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Semi-annual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared and is making 
available its portion of the semi-annual 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 2019 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. 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.

Bill Cooper,
General Counsel.

       Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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224.......................  Energy Conservation                1904-AD15
                             Standards for Residential
                             Conventional Cooking
                             Products.
225.......................  Energy Conservation                1904-AD20
                             Standards for Residential
                             Non-Weatherized Gas
                             Furnaces and Mobile Home
                             Gas Furnaces.
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        Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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226.......................  Energy Conservation                1904-AD09
                             Standards for General
                             Service Lamps.
227.......................  Energy Conservation                1904-AD34
                             Standards for Commercial
                             Water Heating Equipment.
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        Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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228.......................  Energy Conservation                1904-AD01
                             Standards for Commercial
                             Packaged Boilers.
229.......................  Modifying the Energy               1904-AE11
                             Conservation Program to
                             Implement a Market-Based
                             Approach.
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)

Proposed Rule Stage

224. Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Conventional Cooking 
Products

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Regulatory.
    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(m)(1); 42 U.S.C. 6292 (a)(10); 42 
U.S.C. 6295(h)
    Abstract: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended 
by Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), requires the 
Secretary to determine whether updating the statutory energy 
conservation standards for residential conventional cooking products 
would yield a significant savings in energy use and is technologically 
feasible and economically justified. DOE is reviewing the current 
standards to make such determination.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Request for Information (RFI).......   02/12/14  79 FR 8337
RFI Comment Period End..............   03/14/14
RFI Comment Period Extended.........   03/03/14  79 FR 11714
RFI Comment Period Extended End.....   04/14/14
NPRM and Public Meeting.............   06/10/15  80 FR 33030
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   07/30/15  80 FR 45452
NPRM Comment Period Extended End....   09/09/15
Supplemental NPRM...................   09/02/16  81 FR 60784
SNPRM Comment Period Extended.......   09/30/16  81 FR 67219
SNPRM Comment Period Extended End...   11/02/16
Supplemental NPRM...................   12/00/19
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Stephanie Johnson, General Engineer, Department of 
Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW, Building Technologies Office, EE5B, Washington, DC 20002, 
Phone: 202 287-1943, Email: [email protected].

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    RIN: 1904-AD15

225. 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, as amended, 
(EPCA) 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:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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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...................   02/00/20
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    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

226. Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Deregulatory.
    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(i)(6)(A)
    Abstract: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 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 DOE will use its best efforts to issue the GSL SNOPR by May 
28, 2018.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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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.
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...................   11/00/19
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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

227. 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 the U.S. 
Department of Energy's (DOE) statutory obligation under the Energy 
Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, (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:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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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........................   02/00/20
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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, Building Technologies Office, EE-5B, Washington, DC 20585, 
Phone: 202 586-7335, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1904-AD34

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)

Long-Term Actions

228. 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: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended 
by the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act 
(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 2 years to issue a final rule after 
publication of the NOPR.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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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............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Catherine Rivest, Phone: 202 586-7335, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1904-AD01

229. 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............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: John Cymbalsky, Phone: 202 287-1692, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1904-AE11

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