Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for External Power Supplies, 6102-6103 [2020-02122]

Download as PDF 6102 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 23 Tuesday, February 4, 2020 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 AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 930 [Doc. No. AMS–SC–19–0111; SC20–930–2 CR] Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin; Continuance Referendum AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Referendum order. This document directs that a referendum be conducted among eligible growers and processors of tart cherries grown in the States of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin to determine whether they favor continuance of the marketing order regulating the handling of tart cherries produced in the production area. DATES: The referendum will be conducted from March 9 through March 30, 2020. Only current growers and processors of tart cherries within the production area that produced or processed tart cherries during the period July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, are eligible to vote in this referendum. ADDRESSES: Copies of the marketing order may be obtained from the Southeast Marketing Field Office, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1124 First Street South, Winter Haven, FL 33880; Telephone: (863) 324–3375; from the Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Telephone: (202) 720–2491; or on the internet: http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennie M. Varela, Marketing Specialist, or Christian D. Nissen, Regional Director, Southeast Marketing Field khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:10 Feb 03, 2020 Jkt 250001 Office, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1124 First Street South, Winter Haven, FL 33880; Telephone: (863) 324–3375, Fax: (863) 291–8614, or Email: Jennie.Varela@usda.gov or Christian.Nissen@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Marketing Agreement and Order No. 930, as amended (7 CFR part 930), hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘Order,’’ and the applicable provisions of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended (7 U.S.C. 601–674), hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘Act,’’ it is hereby directed that a referendum be conducted to ascertain whether continuance of the Order is favored by growers and processors. The referendum will be conducted from March 9 through March 30, 2020, among tart cherry growers and processors in the production area. Only current tart cherry growers and processors who were also engaged in the production or processing of tart cherries during the period of July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, may participate in the continuance referendum. USDA has determined that continuance referenda are an effective means for determining whether growers and processors favor the continuation of marketing order programs. The Order will continue in effect if at least 50 percent of the growers and processors voting, by number or volume, vote in favor of continuance. In evaluating the merits of continuance versus termination, USDA will not exclusively consider the results of the continuance referendum. USDA will also consider all other relevant information regarding operation of the Order and relative benefits and disadvantages to growers, processors, and consumers in determining whether continued operation of the Order would tend to effectuate the declared policy of the Act. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the ballots used in the referendum have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and have been assigned OMB No. 0581–0177, Tart Cherries Grown in Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. It has been estimated it will take an average of 20 minutes for each of the approximately 400 tart cherry growers and 40 processors to cast a PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 ballot. Participation is voluntary. Ballots postmarked after March 30, 2020, will not be included in the vote tabulation. Jennie M. Varela and Christian D. Nissen of the Southeast Marketing Field Office, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, are hereby designated as the referendum agents of the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct this referendum. The procedure applicable to the referendum shall be the ‘‘Procedure for the Conduct of Referenda in Connection With Marketing Orders for Fruits, Vegetables, and Nuts Pursuant to the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as Amended’’ (7 CFR 900.400). Ballots will be mailed to all growers and processors of record and may also be obtained from the referendum agents or from their appointees. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 930 Marketing agreements, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Tart cherries. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 601–674. Dated: January 29, 2020. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2020–01983 Filed 2–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Parts 429 and 430 [EERE–2019–BT–TP–0012] RIN 1904–AD86 Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for External Power Supplies Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Extension of public comment period. AGENCY: On December 6, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy published a proposal to amend the test procedures for external power supplies. The proposal provided an opportunity for submitting written comments, data, and information by February 4, 2020. On January 21, 2020, DOE received a request from the USB Implementers Forum, Inc. to extend the public comment period by 14 days. DOE has reviewed this request and is granting the 14-day extension. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04FEP1.SGM 04FEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 23 / Tuesday, February 4, 2020 / Proposed Rules The comment period for the NOPR published on December 6, 2019 (84 FR 67106) is extended. DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this request for information received no later than February 18, 2020. DATES: 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–TP–2012, by any of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. (2) Email: EPS2019TP0012@ ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number EERE–2019–BT–TP–2012 or regulatory information number (RIN) 1904–AD86 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, 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. For detailed instructions on submitting written comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see section V of the proposal published on December 6, 2019. 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. The docket web page can be found at http://www.regulations.gov/ docket?D=EERE-2019-BT-TP-0012. The docket web page will contain simple instructions on how to access all khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:10 Feb 03, 2020 Jkt 250001 documents, including public comments, in the docket. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeremy Dommu, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, EE–2J, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 586– 9870. Email ApplianceStandardsQuestions@ ee.doe.gov. Mr. 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: On December 6, 2019, DOE published a notice of proposed rulemaking (‘‘NOPR’’) to revise its test procedure for testing the energy efficiency of a regulated external power supply (‘‘EPS’’). 84 FR 67106. The NOPR raised a variety of definitional issues, including the possibility of adding a definition for ‘‘commercial and industrial power supply’’ to DOE’s regulations to differentiate between EPSs and other non-consumer power supplies that are not subject to the test procedure. The proposal also sought feedback on how to address an adaptive EPS that conforms to the Universal Serial Bus Power Delivery (‘‘USB–PD EPS’’) specifications in a manner more representative of its actual use. Further, the NOPR sought feedback regarding proposed instructions for testing singlevoltage EPSs that have multiple output busses. Lastly, DOE proposed to reorganize the test procedure to centralize definitions, consolidate generally applicable requirements, and better delineate requirements for singlevoltage, multiple-voltage, and adaptive EPSs. The USB Implementers Forum, Inc. (‘‘USB–IF’’), an organization supporting the advancement and adoption of USB technology, requested a two-week extension of the public comment period for the NOPR (USB–IF, No. 6, at p. 1) on January 21, 2020. DOE believes that extending the comment period to allow additional time for interested parties to submit comments is appropriate. Therefore, DOE is extending the comment period PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 6103 until February 18, 2020, to provide interested parties additional time to prepare and submit comments. Comments received between the original February 4, 2020, closing date and the new February 18, 2020, closing date are considered timely filed. Therefore, individuals who submitted late comments during the original comment period do not need to resubmit comments. Signed in Washington, DC, on January 27, 2020. Alexander N. Fitzsimmons, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2020–02122 Filed 2–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 10 CFR Chapter I [NRC–2017–0214] Retrospective Review of Administrative Requirements Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is conducting a retrospective review of administrative requirements to identify outdated or duplicative administrative requirements that may be eliminated without an adverse effect on public health or safety, common defense and security, protection of the environment, or regulatory efficiency and effectiveness. The NRC is requesting input from its licensees and members of the public on any administrative requirements that may be outdated or duplicative in nature. The NRC will use five criteria to evaluate any public input under this retrospective review of administrative requirements initiative for possible revision or elimination to reduce burden on regulated entities and the NRC. DATES: Submit comments by April 6, 2020. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. The NRC will not prepare written responses to each individual comment but will consider the comments in completing the retrospective review. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04FEP1.SGM 04FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 23 (Tuesday, February 4, 2020)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 6102-6103]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02122]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Parts 429 and 430

[EERE-2019-BT-TP-0012]
RIN 1904-AD86


Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for External Power 
Supplies

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

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On December 6, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy published a 
proposal to amend the test procedures for external power supplies. The 
proposal provided an opportunity for submitting written comments, data, 
and information by February 4, 2020. On January 21, 2020, DOE received 
a request from the USB Implementers Forum, Inc. to extend the public 
comment period by 14 days. DOE has reviewed this request and is 
granting the 14-day extension.

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DATES: The comment period for the NOPR published on December 6, 2019 
(84 FR 67106) is extended. DOE will accept comments, data, and 
information regarding this request for information received no later 
than February 18, 2020.

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-
TP-2012, 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-TP-2012 or regulatory information number (RIN) 1904-AD86 
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, 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. For detailed 
instructions on submitting written comments and additional information 
on the rulemaking process, see section V of the proposal published on 
December 6, 2019.
    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. The docket web page can be 
found at http://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EERE-2019-BT-TP-0012. The 
docket web page will contain simple instructions on how to access all 
documents, including public comments, in the docket.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeremy Dommu, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building 
Technologies Office, EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 
20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-9870. Email 
[email protected].
    Mr. 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: On December 6, 2019, DOE published a notice 
of proposed rulemaking (``NOPR'') to revise its test procedure for 
testing the energy efficiency of a regulated external power supply 
(``EPS''). 84 FR 67106. The NOPR raised a variety of definitional 
issues, including the possibility of adding a definition for 
``commercial and industrial power supply'' to DOE's regulations to 
differentiate between EPSs and other non-consumer power supplies that 
are not subject to the test procedure. The proposal also sought 
feedback on how to address an adaptive EPS that conforms to the 
Universal Serial Bus Power Delivery (``USB-PD EPS'') specifications in 
a manner more representative of its actual use. Further, the NOPR 
sought feedback regarding proposed instructions for testing single-
voltage EPSs that have multiple output busses. Lastly, DOE proposed to 
reorganize the test procedure to centralize definitions, consolidate 
generally applicable requirements, and better delineate requirements 
for single-voltage, multiple-voltage, and adaptive EPSs.
    The USB Implementers Forum, Inc. (``USB-IF''), an organization 
supporting the advancement and adoption of USB technology, requested a 
two-week extension of the public comment period for the NOPR (USB-IF, 
No. 6, at p. 1) on January 21, 2020.
    DOE believes that extending the comment period to allow additional 
time for interested parties to submit comments is appropriate. 
Therefore, DOE is extending the comment period until February 18, 2020, 
to provide interested parties additional time to prepare and submit 
comments. Comments received between the original February 4, 2020, 
closing date and the new February 18, 2020, closing date are considered 
timely filed. Therefore, individuals who submitted late comments during 
the original comment period do not need to re-submit comments.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on January 27, 2020.
Alexander N. Fitzsimmons,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2020-02122 Filed 2-3-20; 8:45 am]
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