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Download as PDF 67464 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 206 Friday, October 23, 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 ENERGY 10 CFR Parts 429 and 431 [EERE–2019–BT–CE–0015] RIN 1904–AE34 Enforcement for Consumer Products and Commercial and Industrial Equipment Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Extension of public comment period; notice of public hearing. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) is extending the public comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking (‘‘NOPR’’) by which DOE proposes to revise its existing enforcement regulations for certain consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended. DOE published the NOPR in the Federal Register on August 31, 2020, establishing a public comment period that ends on October 30, 2020. In this document, DOE is extending the comment period to December 30, 2020 and announcing a public hearing on December 8, 2020. DATES: Comments: The comment period for the NOPR published on August 31, 2020 (85 FR 53691), is extended. DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding the NOPR received no later than December 30, 2020. Meeting: DOE will hold a webinar on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. See ‘‘Public Participation,’’ for webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants. If no participants register for the webinar, then it will be cancelled. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Oct 22, 2020 Jkt 253001 instructions for submitting comments. Alternatively, interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket number EERE–2019–BT–CE–0015, by any of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: Enforcement2019CE@ ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number EERE–2019–BT–CE–0015 in the subject line of the message. 3. Postal Mail: Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement, U.S. Department of Energy, Mailstop GC–32, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 287–5997. 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: Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement, U.S. Department of Energy, Mailstop GC–32, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 287–5997. 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: 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-2019-BT-CE-0015. The docket web page contains instructions on how to access all documents, including public comments in the docket. Ms. Smitha Vemuri, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC–32, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 586–3421. Email: smitha.vemuri@hq.doe.gov. For further information on how to submit a comment or review other public comments and the docket contact FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 the Appliance and Equipment Standards Program staff at (202) 287– 1445 or by email: ApplianceStandardsQuestions@ ee.doe.gov. On August 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a document in the Federal Register soliciting public comment on a NOPR, which proposes revisions to existing enforcement regulations for certain consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended. 85 FR 53691. Comments were originally due by October 30, 2020. On September 24, 2020, DOE received a joint request from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, National Electric Manufacturers Association, and AMCA International requesting a public hearing (see https:// beta.regulations.gov/comment/EERE2019-BT-CE-0015-0002). DOE has reviewed the request and considered the benefit to all stakeholders in providing an opportunity to engage in a public hearing with DOE. DOE also considered the benefit of providing additional time to review the NOPR and gather information/data that DOE is seeking. Accordingly, DOE extends the comment period until December 30, 2020. In addition, DOE will be holding a webinar on December 8, 2020. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation DOE invites public participation in this process through participation in the webinar and submission of written comments and information. After the webinar and the closing of the comment period, DOE will consider all timelysubmitted comments and additional information obtained from interested parties, as well as information obtained through further analyses. Participation in the Webinar The time and date of the webinar are listed in the DATES section at the beginning of this document. If no participants register for the webinar, then it will be cancelled. Webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants will be published on DOE’s website: https:// E:\FR\FM\23OCP1.SGM 23OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 206 / Friday, October 23, 2020 / Proposed Rules cms.doe.gov/eere/buildings/publicmeetings-and-comment-deadlines. Participants are responsible for ensuring their systems are compatible with the webinar software. DOE encourages those who wish to participate in the webinar to obtain the NOPR from DOE’s website and to be prepared to discuss its contents. Once again, a copy of the NOPR is available at: https://www.regulations.gov/ docket?D=EERE-2019-BT-CE-0015. Signing Authority This document of the Department of Energy was signed on October 15, 2020, by Joseph J. DeSanctis, Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, Regulation, and Enforcement, pursuant to delegated authority from the Secretary of Energy. That document with the original signature and date is maintained by DOE. For administrative purposes only, and in compliance with requirements of the Office of the Federal Register, the undersigned DOE Federal Register Liaison Officer has been authorized to sign and submit the document in electronic format for publication, as an official document of the Department of Energy. This administrative process in no way alters the legal effect of this document upon publication in the Federal Register. Signed in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2020. Treena V. Garrett, Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy. [FR Doc. 2020–23321 Filed 10–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0917; Project Identifier MCAI–2020–00606–A] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. (Pilatus) Model PC– 24 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that electronic circuit breakers (ECBs) were found in a locked state after maintenance, but before flight. This proposed AD would SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Oct 22, 2020 Jkt 253001 require revising the airplane flight manual to incorporate a procedure to check for the ECB status. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: The FAA must receive comments on this proposed AD by December 7, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this NPRM, contact PILATUS Aircraft Ltd., Customer Technical Support (MCC), P.O. Box 992, CH–6371 Stans, Switzerland; phone +41 (0)41 619 67 74; fax: +41 (0)41 619 67 73; email: techsupport@pilatus-aircraft.com; internet: https://www.pilatusaircraft.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 901 Locust Street, Kansas City, Missouri. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2020– 0917; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this NPRM, any comments received, and other information. The street address for Docket Operations is listed above. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doug Rudolph, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, General Aviation & Rotorcraft Section, International Validation Branch, 901 Locust Street, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4059; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: doug.rudolph@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited The FAA invites you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting written PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 67465 comments, data, or views about this proposal. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the proposal, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. To ensure the docket does not contain duplicate comments, commenters should send only one copy of written comments, or if comments are filed electronically, commenters should submit only one time. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2020–0917; Project Identifier MCAI–2020–00606–A’’ at the beginning of your comments. Except for Confidential Business Information (CBI) as described in the following paragraph, and other information as described in 14 CFR 11.35, the FAA will post all comments received, without change, as well as a report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerning this proposed rulemaking. Before acting on this proposal, the FAA will consider all comments received by the closing date for comments. The FAA will consider comments filed after the comment period has closed if it is possible to do so without incurring expense or delay. The FAA may change this NPRM because of those comments. Confidential Business Information CBI is commercial or financial information that is both customarily and actually treated as private by its owner. Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), CBI is exempt from public disclosure. If your comments responsive to this NPRM contain commercial or financial information that is customarily treated as private, that you actually treat as private, and that is relevant or responsive to this NPRM, it is important that you clearly designate the submitted comments as CBI. Please mark each page of your submission containing CBI as ‘‘PROPIN.’’ The FAA will treat such marked submissions as confidential under the FOIA, and they will not be placed in the public docket of this NPRM. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to Doug Rudolph, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, General Aviation & Rotorcraft Section, International Validation Branch, 901 Locust Street, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329– 4059; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: doug.rudolph@faa.gov. Any commentary that the FAA receives which is not specifically designated as CBI will be placed in the public docket for this rulemaking. E:\FR\FM\23OCP1.SGM 23OCP1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Parts 429 and 431

[EERE-2019-BT-CE-0015]
RIN 1904-AE34


Enforcement for Consumer Products and Commercial and Industrial 
Equipment

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

ACTION: Extension of public comment period; notice of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') is extending the 
public comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking (``NOPR'') 
by which DOE proposes to revise its existing enforcement regulations 
for certain consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment 
covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as 
amended. DOE published the NOPR in the Federal Register on August 31, 
2020, establishing a public comment period that ends on October 30, 
2020. In this document, DOE is extending the comment period to December 
30, 2020 and announcing a public hearing on December 8, 2020.

DATES: 
    Comments: The comment period for the NOPR published on August 31, 
2020 (85 FR 53691), is extended. DOE will accept comments, data, and 
information regarding the NOPR received no later than December 30, 
2020.
    Meeting: DOE will hold a webinar on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. See ``Public Participation,'' for webinar 
registration information, participant instructions, and information 
about the capabilities available to webinar participants. If no 
participants register for the webinar, then it will be cancelled.

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-
CE-0015, 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-CE-0015 in the subject line of the message.
    3. Postal Mail: Office of the Assistant General Counsel for 
Enforcement, U.S. Department of Energy, Mailstop GC-32, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 
287-5997. 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: Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of the 
Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Mailstop GC-32, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121. 
Telephone: (202) 287-5997. 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: 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-2019-BT-CE-0015. The docket web page contains 
instructions on how to access all documents, including public comments 
in the docket.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Smitha Vemuri, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC-32, 1000 Independence Avenue 
SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-3421. 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 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of 
Energy (DOE) published a document in the Federal Register soliciting 
public comment on a NOPR, which proposes revisions to existing 
enforcement regulations for certain consumer products and commercial 
and industrial equipment covered under the Energy Policy and 
Conservation Act of 1975, as amended. 85 FR 53691. Comments were 
originally due by October 30, 2020. On September 24, 2020, DOE received 
a joint request from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration 
Institute, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, National 
Electric Manufacturers Association, and AMCA International requesting a 
public hearing (see https://beta.regulations.gov/comment/EERE-2019-BT-CE-0015-0002). DOE has reviewed the request and considered the benefit 
to all stakeholders in providing an opportunity to engage in a public 
hearing with DOE. DOE also considered the benefit of providing 
additional time to review the NOPR and gather information/data that DOE 
is seeking. Accordingly, DOE extends the comment period until December 
30, 2020. In addition, DOE will be holding a webinar on December 8, 
2020.

Public Participation

    DOE invites public participation in this process through 
participation in the webinar and submission of written comments and 
information. After the webinar and the closing of the comment period, 
DOE will consider all timely-submitted comments and additional 
information obtained from interested parties, as well as information 
obtained through further analyses.

Participation in the Webinar

    The time and date of the webinar are listed in the DATES section at 
the beginning of this document. If no participants register for the 
webinar, then it will be cancelled.
    Webinar registration information, participant instructions, and 
information about the capabilities available to webinar participants 
will be published on DOE's website: https://

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cms.doe.gov/eere/buildings/public-meetings-and-comment-deadlines. 
Participants are responsible for ensuring their systems are compatible 
with the webinar software.
    DOE encourages those who wish to participate in the webinar to 
obtain the NOPR from DOE's website and to be prepared to discuss its 
contents. Once again, a copy of the NOPR is available at: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EERE-2019-BT-CE-0015.

Signing Authority

    This document of the Department of Energy was signed on October 15, 
2020, by Joseph J. DeSanctis, Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, 
Regulation, and Enforcement, pursuant to delegated authority from the 
Secretary of Energy. That document with the original signature and date 
is maintained by DOE. For administrative purposes only, and in 
compliance with requirements of the Office of the Federal Register, the 
undersigned DOE Federal Register Liaison Officer has been authorized to 
sign and submit the document in electronic format for publication, as 
an official document of the Department of Energy. This administrative 
process in no way alters the legal effect of this document upon 
publication in the Federal Register.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2020.
Treena V. Garrett,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2020-23321 Filed 10-22-20; 8:45 am]
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