Energy Conservation Program: Extension of Interim Waiver to AHT Cooling Systems GmbH and AHT Cooling Systems USA Inc. From the Department of Energy Commercial Refrigerator, Freezer, and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedure, 34727-34730 [2021-13956]

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[FR Doc. 2021–13918 Filed 6–29–21; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Case Number 2020–023, EERE–2017–BT– WAV–0027] Energy Conservation Program: Extension of Interim Waiver to AHT Cooling Systems GmbH and AHT Cooling Systems USA Inc. From the Department of Energy Commercial Refrigerator, Freezer, and RefrigeratorFreezer Test Procedure Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notification of extension of interim waiver. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) is granting an interim waiver extension (Case No. 2020–023) to AHT Cooling Systems GmbH and AHT Cooling Systems USA Inc. (‘‘AHT’’) from specified portions of the DOE Commercial Refrigerators, Freezers, and Refrigerator-Freezers (collectively ‘‘commercial refrigeration equipment’’ or ‘‘CRE’’) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of the specified AHT CRE basic models. Under this extension, AHT is required to test and rate the specified basic models in accordance with the alternate test procedure specified in the interim waiver. DATES: The Extension of Interim Waiver is effective on June 30, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lucy deButts, 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. Email: AS_Waiver_ Requests@ee.doe.gov. Mr. Pete Cochran, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, Mail Stop GC–33, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0103. Telephone: (202) 586–9496. Email: peter.cochran@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR 431.401(g)), DOE gives notice of the issuance of an Extension of Interim Waiver as set forth below. The Extension of Interim Waiver extends the Interim Waiver granted to AHT on May 26, 2017 (82 FR 24330, ‘‘May 2017 Interim Waiver’’) to include the AHT basic models specified in this interim waiver extension, as requested by AHT on November 12, 2020.1 AHT must test SUMMARY: 1 AHT’s request is available at regulations.gov/ docket/EERE–2017–BT–WAV–0027–0014. The VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jun 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34727 and rate the specifically identified CRE basic models in accordance with the alternate test procedure specified in the May 2017 Interim Waiver. AHT’s representations concerning the energy consumption of the specified basic models must be based on testing according to the provisions and restrictions in the alternate test procedure set forth in the May 2017 Interim Waiver, and the representations must fairly disclose the test results. Distributors, retailers, and private labelers are held to the same requirements when making representations regarding the energy consumption of this equipment. (42 U.S.C. 6314(d)) DOE makes decisions on waiver extensions, including interim waiver extensions, for only those basic models specified basic models are: IBIZA 100 (U) NAM–R, IBIZA 100 (U) NAM–IC, IBIZA 145 (U) NAM–R, IBIZA 145 (U) NAM–IC, IBIZA 210 (U) NAM–R, IBIZA 210 (U) NAM–IC, MALTA 145 (U) NAM–R, MALTA 145 (U) NAM–IC, MALTA, 185 (U) NAM– R, MALTA 185 (U) NAM–IC, MANHATTAN XL 175 (U) NAM–R, MANHATTAN XL 175 (U) NAM– IC, MANHATTAN XL 210 (U) NAM–R, MANHATTAN XL 210 (U) NAM–IC, MIAMI 145 (U) NAM–R, MIAMI 145 (U) NAM–IC, MIAMI XL EC 185 (U) NAM–R, MIAMI XL EC 185 (U) NAM– IC, MIAMI 210 (U) NAM–R, MIAMI 210 (U) NAM– IC, MIAMI 250 (U) NAM–R, MIAMI 250 (U) NAM– IC, PARIS 145 (U) NAM–R, PARIS 145 (U) NAM– IC, PARIS EC 185 (U) NAM–R, PARIS EC 185 (U) NAM–IC, PARIS 210 (U) NAM–R, PARIS 210 (U) NAM–IC, PARIS 250 (U) NAM–R, PARIS 250 (U) NAM–IC, SYDNEY 175 (U) NAM–R, SYDNEY 175 (U) NAM–IC, SYDNEY 210 (U) NAM–R, SYDNEY 210 (U) NAM–IC, SYDNEY EC 213 (U) NAM–R, SYDNEY EC 213 (U) NAM–IC, SYDNEY EC 223 (U) NAM–R, SYDNEY EC 223 (U) NAM–IC, SYDNEY 230 (U) NAM–R, SYDNEY 230 (U) NAM–IC, SYDNEY 250 (U) NAM–R, SYDNEY 250 (U) NAM– IC, SYDNEY XL 175 (U) NAM–R, SYDNEY XL 175 (U) NAM–IC, SYDNEY XL 210 (U) NAM–R, SYDNEY XL 210 (U) NAM–IC, SYDNEY XL 250 (U) NAM–R, SYDNEY XL 250 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL SLIM 175 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL SLIM 175 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL SLIM 210 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL SLIM 210 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL SLIM 250 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL SLIM 250 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 175 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 175 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 210 (U) NAM– R, MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 210 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 250 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 250 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL XL 175 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL XL 175 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL XL 210 (U) NAM– R, MONTREAL XL 210 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL XL 250 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL XL 250 (U) NAM– IC, MONTREAL XL EC 185 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL XL EC 185 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL XL EC 210 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL XL EC 210 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL XL EC PUSH 185 (U) NAM– R, MONTREAL XL EC PUSH 185 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL XL EC PUSH 210 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL XL EC PUSH 210 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL XL PUSH 175 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL XL PUSH 175 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL XL PUSH 210 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL XL PUSH 210 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL XL PUSH 250 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL XL PUSH 250 (U) NAM–IC (the petition listed basic model IAMI 145 (U) NAM–R, which DOE understands to mean MIAMI 145 (U) NAM–R). E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 34728 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 30, 2021 / Notices specifically set out in the request, not future models that may be manufactured by the petitioner. AHT may submit a new or amended petition for waiver and request for grant of interim waiver, as appropriate, for additional basic models of CRE. Alternatively, if appropriate, AHT may request that DOE extend the scope of a waiver or interim waiver to include additional basic models employing the same technology as the basic models set forth in the original petition consistent with 10 CFR 431.401(g). Case Number 2020–023 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Extension of Interim Waiver I. Background and Authority The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended (‘‘EPCA’’),2 authorizes DOE to regulate the energy efficiency of a number of consumer products and certain industrial equipment. (42 U.S.C. 6291–6317) Title III, Part C 3 of EPCA established the Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment, which sets forth a variety of provisions designed to improve energy efficiency for certain types of industrial equipment. This equipment includes Commercial Refrigerators, Freezers, and Refrigerator-Freezers (collectively ‘‘commercial refrigeration equipment’’ or ‘‘CRE’’), the focus of this document. (42 U.S.C. 6311(1)(E)) The energy conservation program under EPCA consists essentially of four parts: (1) Testing, (2) labeling, (3) Federal energy conservation standards, and (4) certification and enforcement procedures. Relevant provisions of EPCA include definitions (42 U.S.C. 6311), energy conservation standards (42 U.S.C. 6313), test procedures (42 U.S.C. 6314), labeling provisions (42 U.S.C. 6315), and the authority to require information and reports from manufacturers (42 U.S.C. 6316). The Federal testing requirements consist of test procedures that manufacturers of covered equipment must use as the basis for: (1) Certifying to DOE that their equipment complies with the applicable energy conservation standards adopted pursuant to EPCA (42 U.S.C. 6316(a); 42 U.S.C. 6295(s)), and (2) making representations about the efficiency of that equipment (42 U.S.C. 6314(d)). Similarly, DOE must use these test procedures to determine whether the equipment complies with relevant standards promulgated under EPCA. (42 U.S.C. 6316(a); 42 U.S.C. 6295(s)) 2 All references to EPCA in this document refer to the statute as amended through the Energy Act of 2020, Public Law 116–260 (Dec. 27, 2020). 3 For editorial reasons, upon codification in the U.S. Code, Part C was redesignated as Part A–1. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jun 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 Under 42 U.S.C. 6314, EPCA sets forth the criteria and procedures DOE is required to follow when prescribing or amending test procedures for covered equipment. EPCA requires that any test procedures prescribed or amended under this section must be reasonably designed to produce test results which reflect the energy efficiency, energy use or estimated annual operating cost of covered equipment during a representative average use cycle and requires that test procedures not be unduly burdensome to conduct. (42 U.S.C.6314(a)(2)) The test procedure for CRE is contained in 10 CFR part 431, subpart C, appendix B—Amended Uniform Test Method for the Measurement of Energy Consumption of Commercial Refrigerators, Freezers, and Refrigerator-Freezers (‘‘Appendix B’’). Any interested person may submit a petition for waiver from DOE’s test procedure requirements. 10 CFR 431.401(a)(1). DOE will grant a waiver from the test procedure requirements if DOE determines either that the basic model for which the waiver was requested contains a design characteristic that prevents testing of the basic model according to the prescribed test procedures, or that the prescribed test procedures evaluate the basic model in a manner so unrepresentative of its true energy or water consumption characteristics as to provide materially inaccurate comparative data. 10 CFR 431.401(f)(2). DOE may grant the waiver subject to conditions, including adherence to alternate test procedures. Id. A petitioner may request that DOE extend the scope of a waiver or an interim waiver to include additional basic models employing the same technology as the basic model(s) set forth in the original petition. 10 CFR 431.401(g). DOE will publish any such extension in the Federal Register. Id. II. Request for an Extension of Interim Waiver: Assertions and Determinations On May 26, 2017, DOE issued an Interim Waiver in Case Number CR–006 granting AHT an interim waiver to test its AHT basic models specified in that interim waiver using an alternate test procedure. 82 FR 24330 (‘‘May 2017 Interim Waiver’’).4 AHT stated that their basic models defrost less frequently than once every 24 hours. The DOE test procedure, by reference to ANSI/ 4 In the May 2017 Interim Waiver DOE declined to grant AHT an interim waiver as it pertained to AHT’s petition regarding multi-mode operation. 82 FR 24330, 24332. That denial is not relevant to AHT’s request for an extension or this Order extending the interim waiver granted in the May 2017 Interim Waiver. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ASHRAE Standard 72–2005, ‘‘Method of Testing Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers’’ (‘‘ASHRAE 72–2005’’), requires beginning the test period at the start of a defrost cycle and recording data for 24 hours. AHT stated that the DOE test procedure would overstate the energy usage from the defrosting function. 82 FR 24330, 24335. Based on its review, including the information provided by AHT, DOE initially determined that the current test procedure at Appendix B would evaluate the CRE basic models specified in the May 2017 Interim Waiver in a manner so unrepresentative of their true energy consumption characteristics as to provide materially inaccurate comparative data. Id. at 82 FR 24332– 24333. The May 2017 Interim Waiver specifies that AHT must test and rate the subject basic models such that the energy consumption be determined using an equation that incorporates the energy consumption of two modified tests. The first modified test would be a 24-hour test without a defrost cycle starting in steady state conditions with eight hours of door openings. The second modified test would include a defrost cycle starting after steady state conditions are established and continuing until the defrost cycle recovery is complete. Id. at 82 FR 24333. On November 12, 2020, AHT submitted a request to extend the scope of the interim waiver, Case Number 2020–023, to the specified additional AHT basic models.5 AHT stated that 5 The specified basic models are: IBIZA 100 (U) NAM–R, IBIZA 100 (U) NAM–IC, IBIZA 145 (U) NAM–R, IBIZA 145 (U) NAM–IC, IBIZA 210 (U) NAM–R, IBIZA 210 (U) NAM–IC, MALTA 145 (U) NAM–R, MALTA 145 (U) NAM–IC, MALTA, 185 (U) NAM–R, MALTA 185 (U) NAM–IC, MANHATTAN XL 175 (U) NAM–R, MANHATTAN XL 175 (U) NAM–IC, MANHATTAN XL 210 (U) NAM–R, MANHATTAN XL 210 (U) NAM–IC, MIAMI 145 (U) NAM–R, MIAMI 145 (U) NAM–IC, MIAMI XL EC 185 (U) NAM–R, MIAMI XL EC 185 (U) NAM–IC, MIAMI 210 (U) NAM–R, MIAMI 210 (U) NAM–IC, MIAMI 250 (U) NAM–R, MIAMI 250 (U) NAM–IC, PARIS 145 (U) NAM–R, PARIS 145 (U) NAM–IC, PARIS EC 185 (U) NAM–R, PARIS EC 185 (U) NAM–IC, PARIS 210 (U) NAM–R, PARIS 210 (U) NAM–IC, PARIS 250 (U) NAM–R, PARIS 250 (U) NAM–IC, SYDNEY 175 (U) NAM–R, SYDNEY 175 (U) NAM–IC, SYDNEY 210 (U) NAM– R, SYDNEY 210 (U) NAM–IC, SYDNEY EC 213 (U) NAM–R, SYDNEY EC 213 (U) NAM–IC, SYDNEY EC 223 (U) NAM–R, SYDNEY EC 223 (U) NAM–IC, SYDNEY 230 (U) NAM–R, SYDNEY 230 (U) NAM– IC, SYDNEY 250 (U) NAM–R, SYDNEY 250 (U) NAM–IC, SYDNEY XL 175 (U) NAM–R, SYDNEY XL 175 (U) NAM–IC, SYDNEY XL 210 (U) NAM– R, SYDNEY XL 210 (U) NAM–IC, SYDNEY XL 250 (U) NAM–R, SYDNEY XL 250 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL SLIM 175 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL SLIM 175 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL SLIM 210 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL SLIM 210 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL SLIM 250 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL SLIM 250 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 175 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 175 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 210 (U) NAM– R, MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 210 (U) NAM–IC, E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 34729 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 30, 2021 / Notices these basic models have the same characteristics as the models covered by the existing interim waiver. DOE has reviewed AHT’s interim waiver extension request and determined that the CRE basic models identified in AHT’s request incorporate the same design characteristics as those basic models covered under the interim waiver in Case Number CR–006 such that the test procedure evaluates these basic models in a manner that is unrepresentative of their actual energy use. For the same reasons set forth in the May 2017 Interim Waiver, DOE understands that the model lines identified in AHT’s request are not capable of defrosting once every 24 hours as simulated by the DOE test procedure. See 82 FR 24330, 24332– 24333. Accordingly, DOE is extending the interim waiver in Case Number CR– 006 to the CRE basic models identified by AHT in its interim waiver extension request. III. Order After careful consideration of all the material submitted by AHT in this matter, it is ordered that: (1) AHT must, as of the date of publication of this Extension of Interim Waiver in the Federal Register, test and rate the following AHT brand commercial refrigerator and commercial ice-cream freezer basic models with the alternate test procedure as set forth in paragraph (2): jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 250 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 250 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL XL 175 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL XL 175 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL XL 210 (U) NAM– R, MONTREAL XL 210 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL XL 250 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL XL 250 (U) NAM– IC, MONTREAL XL EC 185 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL XL EC 185 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL XL EC 210 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL XL EC 210 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL XL EC PUSH 185 (U) NAM– R, MONTREAL XL EC PUSH 185 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL XL EC PUSH 210 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL XL EC PUSH 210 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL XL PUSH 175 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL XL PUSH 175 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL XL PUSH 210 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL XL PUSH 210 (U) NAM–IC, MONTREAL XL PUSH 250 (U) NAM–R, MONTREAL XL PUSH 250 (U) NAM–IC (the petition listed basic model IAMI 145 (U) NAM–R, which DOE understands to mean MIAMI 145 (U) NAM–R). 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PO 00000 Basic model Brand IBIZA 100 (U) NAM–R. IBIZA 100 (U) NAM–IC. IBIZA 145 (U) NAM–R. IBIZA 145 (U) NAM–IC. IBIZA 210 (U) NAM–R. IBIZA 210 (U) NAM–IC. MALTA 145 (U) NAM–R. MALTA 145 (U) NAM–IC. MALTA 185 (U) NAM–R. MALTA 185 (U) NAM–IC. MANHATTAN XL 175 (U) NAM–R. MANHATTAN XL 175 (U) NAM–IC. MANHATTAN XL 210 (U) NAM–R. MANHATTAN XL 210 (U) NAM–IC. MIAMI 145 (U) NAM–R. MIAMI 145 (U) NAM–IC. MIAMI XL EC 185 (U) NAM–R. MIAMI XL EC 185 (U) NAM–IC. MIAMI 210 (U) NAM–R. MIAMI 210 (U) NAM–IC. MIAMI 250 (U) NAM–R. MIAMI 250 (U) NAM–IC. PARIS 145 (U) NAM–R. PARIS 145 (U) NAM–IC. PARIS EC 185 (U) NAM–R. PARIS EC 185 (U) NAM–IC. PARIS 210 (U) NAM–R. PARIS 210 (U) NAM–IC. PARIS 250 (U) NAM–R. PARIS 250 (U) NAM–IC. SYDNEY 175 (U) NAM–R. SYDNEY 175 (U) NAM–IC. SYDNEY 210 (U) NAM–R. SYDNEY 210 (U) NAM–IC. SYDNEY EC 213 (U) NAM–R. SYDNEY EC 213 (U) NAM–IC. SYDNEY EC 223 (U) NAM–R. SYDNEY EC 223 (U) NAM–IC. SYDNEY 230 (U) NAM–R. SYDNEY 230 (U) NAM–IC. SYDNEY 250 (U) NAM–R. SYDNEY 250 (U) NAM–IC. SYDNEY XL 175 (U) NAM–R. SYDNEY XL 175 (U) NAM–IC. SYDNEY XL 210 (U) NAM–R. SYDNEY XL 210 (U) NAM–IC. SYDNEY XL 250 (U) NAM–R. SYDNEY XL 250 (U) NAM–IC. MONTREAL SLIM 175 (U) NAM–R. MONTREAL SLIM 175 (U) NAM–IC. MONTREAL SLIM 210 (U) NAM–R. MONTREAL SLIM 210 (U) NAM–IC. MONTREAL SLIM 250 (U) NAM–R. MONTREAL SLIM 250 (U) NAM–IC. MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 175 (U) NAM–R. MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 175 (U) NAM–IC. MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 210 (U) NAM–R. MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 210 (U) NAM–IC. MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 250 (U) NAM–R. MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 250 (U) NAM–IC. MONTREAL XL 175 (U) NAM–R. MONTREAL XL 175 (U) NAM–IC. Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AHT AHT AHT AHT AHT AHT AHT AHT AHT .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... AHT .......... AHT .......... AHT .......... AHT .......... AHT .......... AHT .......... AHT .......... AHT .......... AHT .......... Basic model MONTREAL MONTREAL MONTREAL MONTREAL MONTREAL MONTREAL MONTREAL MONTREAL MONTREAL NAM–R. MONTREAL NAM–IC. MONTREAL NAM–R. MONTREAL NAM–IC. MONTREAL R. MONTREAL IC. MONTREAL R. MONTREAL IC. MONTREAL R. MONTREAL IC. XL 210 (U) NAM–R. XL 210 (U) NAM–IC. XL 250 (U) NAM–R. XL 250 (U) NAM–IC. XL EC 185 (U) NAM–R. XL EC 185 (U) NAM–IC. XL EC 210 (U) NAM–R. XL EC 210 (U) NAM–IC. XL EC PUSH 185 (U) XL EC PUSH 185 (U) XL EC PUSH 210 (U) XL EC PUSH 210 (U) XL PUSH 175 (U) NAM– XL PUSH 175 (U) NAM– XL PUSH 210 (U) NAM– XL PUSH 210 (U) NAM– XL PUSH 250 (U) NAM– XL PUSH 250 (U) NAM– (2) The alternate test procedure for the AHT basic models referenced in paragraph (1) of this Order is the test procedure for CRE prescribed by DOE at 10 CFR part 431, subpart C, appendix B, except the test period shall be selected as follows: The first part of the test shall be a 24hour test starting in steady-state conditions and including eight hours of door opening (according to ASHRAE Standard 72). The energy consumed in this test, ET1, shall be recorded. The second part of the test shall be a defrost cycle, including any operation associated with a defrost. The start and end points of the defrost cycle test period shall be determined according to the instructions for consumer refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers outlined in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix A, section 4.2.1.1 (for cycling compressor systems) or section 4.2.1.2 (for non-cycling compressor systems). The energy consumed in this test, ET2, and duration, tDI, shall be recorded. Based on the measured energy consumption in these two tests, the daily energy consumption (DEC) in kWh shall be calculated as: E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 34730 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 30, 2021 / Notices DEC= ET1 x (l 44 o tNm) 1440 ET2 +3.5 - jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Where: DEC = daily energy consumption, kWh; ET1 = energy consumed during the first part of the test, in kWh; ET2 = energy consumed during the second part of the test, in kWh tNDI = normalized length of defrosting time per day, in minutes; tDI = length of time of defrosting test period, in minutes; 3.5 = time between defrost occurrences, in days; and 1440 = conversion factor, minutes per day. (3) Representations. AHT may not make representations about the energy use of a basic model listed in paragraph (1) of this Order for compliance, marketing, or other purposes unless that basic model has been tested in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (2) of this Order and such representations fairly disclose the results of such testing. (4) This Extension of Interim Waiver shall remain in effect according to the provisions of 10 CFR 431.401. (5) This Extension of Interim Waiver is issued on the condition that the statements, representations, and documentation provided by AHT are valid. If AHT makes any modifications to the defrost controls of these basic models, the interim waiver will no longer be valid and AHT will either be required to use the current Federal test method or submit a new application for a test procedure waiver. DOE may rescind or modify this Extension of Interim Waiver (and/or the underlying Order issued in Case Number CR–006) at any time if it determines the factual basis underlying the petition for extension of interim waiver (and/or the underlying Order issued in Case Number CR–006) is incorrect, or the results from the alternate test procedure are unrepresentative of a basic model’s true energy consumption characteristics. 10 CFR 431.401(k)(1). Likewise, AHT may request that DOE rescind or modify the Extension of Interim Waiver (and/or the underlying Order issued in Case Number CR–006) if AHT discovers an error in the information provided to DOE as part of its petition, determines VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jun 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 that the interim waiver is no longer needed, or for other appropriate reasons. 10 CFR 431.401(k)(2). (6) AHT remains obligated to fulfill all applicable requirements set forth at 10 CFR part 429. Signing Authority This document of the Department of Energy was signed on June 23, 2021, by Kelly Speakes-Backman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 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 June 25, 2021. Treena V. Garrett, Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy. [FR Doc. 2021–13956 Filed 6–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Notice of Intent To Announce Financial Assistance for Weatherization Enhancement and Innovation Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE), Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for Weatherization Enhancement and Innovation. Congress has directed DOE WAP in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, signed December 27, 2020, to implement Financial Assistance for Weatherization Enhancement and Innovation. DATES: Written comments and information on this NOI are requested and will be accepted on or before July 30, 2021. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[Case Number 2020-023, EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0027]


Energy Conservation Program: Extension of Interim Waiver to AHT 
Cooling Systems GmbH and AHT Cooling Systems USA Inc. From the 
Department of Energy Commercial Refrigerator, Freezer, and 
Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedure

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

ACTION: Notification of extension of interim waiver.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') is granting an interim 
waiver extension (Case No. 2020-023) to AHT Cooling Systems GmbH and 
AHT Cooling Systems USA Inc. (``AHT'') from specified portions of the 
DOE Commercial Refrigerators, Freezers, and Refrigerator-Freezers 
(collectively ``commercial refrigeration equipment'' or ``CRE'') test 
procedure for determining the energy consumption of the specified AHT 
CRE basic models. Under this extension, AHT is required to test and 
rate the specified basic models in accordance with the alternate test 
procedure specified in the interim waiver.

DATES: The Extension of Interim Waiver is effective on June 30, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    Ms. Lucy deButts, 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. Email: 
[email protected].
    Mr. Pete Cochran, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General 
Counsel, Mail Stop GC-33, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue 
SW, Washington, DC 20585-0103. Telephone: (202) 586-9496. Email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with Title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR 431.401(g)), DOE gives notice of the 
issuance of an Extension of Interim Waiver as set forth below. The 
Extension of Interim Waiver extends the Interim Waiver granted to AHT 
on May 26, 2017 (82 FR 24330, ``May 2017 Interim Waiver'') to include 
the AHT basic models specified in this interim waiver extension, as 
requested by AHT on November 12, 2020.\1\ AHT must test and rate the 
specifically identified CRE basic models in accordance with the 
alternate test procedure specified in the May 2017 Interim Waiver. 
AHT's representations concerning the energy consumption of the 
specified basic models must be based on testing according to the 
provisions and restrictions in the alternate test procedure set forth 
in the May 2017 Interim Waiver, and the representations must fairly 
disclose the test results. Distributors, retailers, and private 
labelers are held to the same requirements when making representations 
regarding the energy consumption of this equipment. (42 U.S.C. 6314(d))
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    \1\ AHT's request is available at regulations.gov/docket/EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0027-0014. The specified basic models are: IBIZA 100 (U) 
NAM-R, IBIZA 100 (U) NAM-IC, IBIZA 145 (U) NAM-R, IBIZA 145 (U) NAM-
IC, IBIZA 210 (U) NAM-R, IBIZA 210 (U) NAM-IC, MALTA 145 (U) NAM-R, 
MALTA 145 (U) NAM-IC, MALTA, 185 (U) NAM-R, MALTA 185 (U) NAM-IC, 
MANHATTAN XL 175 (U) NAM-R, MANHATTAN XL 175 (U) NAM-IC, MANHATTAN 
XL 210 (U) NAM-R, MANHATTAN XL 210 (U) NAM-IC, MIAMI 145 (U) NAM-R, 
MIAMI 145 (U) NAM-IC, MIAMI XL EC 185 (U) NAM-R, MIAMI XL EC 185 (U) 
NAM-IC, MIAMI 210 (U) NAM-R, MIAMI 210 (U) NAM-IC, MIAMI 250 (U) 
NAM-R, MIAMI 250 (U) NAM-IC, PARIS 145 (U) NAM-R, PARIS 145 (U) NAM-
IC, PARIS EC 185 (U) NAM-R, PARIS EC 185 (U) NAM-IC, PARIS 210 (U) 
NAM-R, PARIS 210 (U) NAM-IC, PARIS 250 (U) NAM-R, PARIS 250 (U) NAM-
IC, SYDNEY 175 (U) NAM-R, SYDNEY 175 (U) NAM-IC, SYDNEY 210 (U) NAM-
R, SYDNEY 210 (U) NAM-IC, SYDNEY EC 213 (U) NAM-R, SYDNEY EC 213 (U) 
NAM-IC, SYDNEY EC 223 (U) NAM-R, SYDNEY EC 223 (U) NAM-IC, SYDNEY 
230 (U) NAM-R, SYDNEY 230 (U) NAM-IC, SYDNEY 250 (U) NAM-R, SYDNEY 
250 (U) NAM-IC, SYDNEY XL 175 (U) NAM-R, SYDNEY XL 175 (U) NAM-IC, 
SYDNEY XL 210 (U) NAM-R, SYDNEY XL 210 (U) NAM-IC, SYDNEY XL 250 (U) 
NAM-R, SYDNEY XL 250 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL SLIM 175 (U) NAM-R, 
MONTREAL SLIM 175 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL SLIM 210 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL 
SLIM 210 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL SLIM 250 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL SLIM 250 
(U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 175 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 175 
(U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 210 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 210 
(U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 250 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 250 
(U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL XL 175 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL XL 175 (U) NAM-IC, 
MONTREAL XL 210 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL XL 210 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL XL 
250 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL XL 250 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL XL EC 185 (U) 
NAM-R, MONTREAL XL EC 185 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL XL EC 210 (U) NAM-R, 
MONTREAL XL EC 210 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL XL EC PUSH 185 (U) NAM-R, 
MONTREAL XL EC PUSH 185 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL XL EC PUSH 210 (U) NAM-
R, MONTREAL XL EC PUSH 210 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL XL PUSH 175 (U) NAM-
R, MONTREAL XL PUSH 175 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL XL PUSH 210 (U) NAM-R, 
MONTREAL XL PUSH 210 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL XL PUSH 250 (U) NAM-R, 
MONTREAL XL PUSH 250 (U) NAM-IC (the petition listed basic model 
IAMI 145 (U) NAM-R, which DOE understands to mean MIAMI 145 (U) NAM-
R).
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    DOE makes decisions on waiver extensions, including interim waiver 
extensions, for only those basic models

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specifically set out in the request, not future models that may be 
manufactured by the petitioner. AHT may submit a new or amended 
petition for waiver and request for grant of interim waiver, as 
appropriate, for additional basic models of CRE. Alternatively, if 
appropriate, AHT may request that DOE extend the scope of a waiver or 
interim waiver to include additional basic models employing the same 
technology as the basic models set forth in the original petition 
consistent with 10 CFR 431.401(g).

Case Number 2020-023

Extension of Interim Waiver

I. Background and Authority

    The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended (``EPCA''),\2\ 
authorizes DOE to regulate the energy efficiency of a number of 
consumer products and certain industrial equipment. (42 U.S.C. 6291-
6317) Title III, Part C \3\ of EPCA established the Energy Conservation 
Program for Certain Industrial Equipment, which sets forth a variety of 
provisions designed to improve energy efficiency for certain types of 
industrial equipment. This equipment includes Commercial Refrigerators, 
Freezers, and Refrigerator-Freezers (collectively ``commercial 
refrigeration equipment'' or ``CRE''), the focus of this document. (42 
U.S.C. 6311(1)(E))
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    \2\ All references to EPCA in this document refer to the statute 
as amended through the Energy Act of 2020, Public Law 116-260 (Dec. 
27, 2020).
    \3\ For editorial reasons, upon codification in the U.S. Code, 
Part C was redesignated as Part A-1.
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    The energy conservation program under EPCA consists essentially of 
four parts: (1) Testing, (2) labeling, (3) Federal energy conservation 
standards, and (4) certification and enforcement procedures. Relevant 
provisions of EPCA include definitions (42 U.S.C. 6311), energy 
conservation standards (42 U.S.C. 6313), test procedures (42 U.S.C. 
6314), labeling provisions (42 U.S.C. 6315), and the authority to 
require information and reports from manufacturers (42 U.S.C. 6316).
    The Federal testing requirements consist of test procedures that 
manufacturers of covered equipment must use as the basis for: (1) 
Certifying to DOE that their equipment complies with the applicable 
energy conservation standards adopted pursuant to EPCA (42 U.S.C. 
6316(a); 42 U.S.C. 6295(s)), and (2) making representations about the 
efficiency of that equipment (42 U.S.C. 6314(d)). Similarly, DOE must 
use these test procedures to determine whether the equipment complies 
with relevant standards promulgated under EPCA. (42 U.S.C. 6316(a); 42 
U.S.C. 6295(s))
    Under 42 U.S.C. 6314, EPCA sets forth the criteria and procedures 
DOE is required to follow when prescribing or amending test procedures 
for covered equipment. EPCA requires that any test procedures 
prescribed or amended under this section must be reasonably designed to 
produce test results which reflect the energy efficiency, energy use or 
estimated annual operating cost of covered equipment during a 
representative average use cycle and requires that test procedures not 
be unduly burdensome to conduct. (42 U.S.C.6314(a)(2)) The test 
procedure for CRE is contained in 10 CFR part 431, subpart C, appendix 
B--Amended Uniform Test Method for the Measurement of Energy 
Consumption of Commercial Refrigerators, Freezers, and Refrigerator-
Freezers (``Appendix B'').
    Any interested person may submit a petition for waiver from DOE's 
test procedure requirements. 10 CFR 431.401(a)(1). DOE will grant a 
waiver from the test procedure requirements if DOE determines either 
that the basic model for which the waiver was requested contains a 
design characteristic that prevents testing of the basic model 
according to the prescribed test procedures, or that the prescribed 
test procedures evaluate the basic model in a manner so 
unrepresentative of its true energy or water consumption 
characteristics as to provide materially inaccurate comparative data. 
10 CFR 431.401(f)(2). DOE may grant the waiver subject to conditions, 
including adherence to alternate test procedures. Id.
    A petitioner may request that DOE extend the scope of a waiver or 
an interim waiver to include additional basic models employing the same 
technology as the basic model(s) set forth in the original petition. 10 
CFR 431.401(g). DOE will publish any such extension in the Federal 
Register. Id.

II. Request for an Extension of Interim Waiver: Assertions and 
Determinations

    On May 26, 2017, DOE issued an Interim Waiver in Case Number CR-006 
granting AHT an interim waiver to test its AHT basic models specified 
in that interim waiver using an alternate test procedure. 82 FR 24330 
(``May 2017 Interim Waiver'').\4\ AHT stated that their basic models 
defrost less frequently than once every 24 hours. The DOE test 
procedure, by reference to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 72-2005, ``Method of 
Testing Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers'' (``ASHRAE 72-2005''), 
requires beginning the test period at the start of a defrost cycle and 
recording data for 24 hours. AHT stated that the DOE test procedure 
would overstate the energy usage from the defrosting function. 82 FR 
24330, 24335.
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    \4\ In the May 2017 Interim Waiver DOE declined to grant AHT an 
interim waiver as it pertained to AHT's petition regarding multi-
mode operation. 82 FR 24330, 24332. That denial is not relevant to 
AHT's request for an extension or this Order extending the interim 
waiver granted in the May 2017 Interim Waiver.
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    Based on its review, including the information provided by AHT, DOE 
initially determined that the current test procedure at Appendix B 
would evaluate the CRE basic models specified in the May 2017 Interim 
Waiver in a manner so unrepresentative of their true energy consumption 
characteristics as to provide materially inaccurate comparative data. 
Id. at 82 FR 24332-24333. The May 2017 Interim Waiver specifies that 
AHT must test and rate the subject basic models such that the energy 
consumption be determined using an equation that incorporates the 
energy consumption of two modified tests. The first modified test would 
be a 24-hour test without a defrost cycle starting in steady state 
conditions with eight hours of door openings. The second modified test 
would include a defrost cycle starting after steady state conditions 
are established and continuing until the defrost cycle recovery is 
complete. Id. at 82 FR 24333.
    On November 12, 2020, AHT submitted a request to extend the scope 
of the interim waiver, Case Number 2020-023, to the specified 
additional AHT basic models.\5\ AHT stated that

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these basic models have the same characteristics as the models covered 
by the existing interim waiver.
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    \5\ The specified basic models are: IBIZA 100 (U) NAM-R, IBIZA 
100 (U) NAM-IC, IBIZA 145 (U) NAM-R, IBIZA 145 (U) NAM-IC, IBIZA 210 
(U) NAM-R, IBIZA 210 (U) NAM-IC, MALTA 145 (U) NAM-R, MALTA 145 (U) 
NAM-IC, MALTA, 185 (U) NAM-R, MALTA 185 (U) NAM-IC, MANHATTAN XL 175 
(U) NAM-R, MANHATTAN XL 175 (U) NAM-IC, MANHATTAN XL 210 (U) NAM-R, 
MANHATTAN XL 210 (U) NAM-IC, MIAMI 145 (U) NAM-R, MIAMI 145 (U) NAM-
IC, MIAMI XL EC 185 (U) NAM-R, MIAMI XL EC 185 (U) NAM-IC, MIAMI 210 
(U) NAM-R, MIAMI 210 (U) NAM-IC, MIAMI 250 (U) NAM-R, MIAMI 250 (U) 
NAM-IC, PARIS 145 (U) NAM-R, PARIS 145 (U) NAM-IC, PARIS EC 185 (U) 
NAM-R, PARIS EC 185 (U) NAM-IC, PARIS 210 (U) NAM-R, PARIS 210 (U) 
NAM-IC, PARIS 250 (U) NAM-R, PARIS 250 (U) NAM-IC, SYDNEY 175 (U) 
NAM-R, SYDNEY 175 (U) NAM-IC, SYDNEY 210 (U) NAM-R, SYDNEY 210 (U) 
NAM-IC, SYDNEY EC 213 (U) NAM-R, SYDNEY EC 213 (U) NAM-IC, SYDNEY EC 
223 (U) NAM-R, SYDNEY EC 223 (U) NAM-IC, SYDNEY 230 (U) NAM-R, 
SYDNEY 230 (U) NAM-IC, SYDNEY 250 (U) NAM-R, SYDNEY 250 (U) NAM-IC, 
SYDNEY XL 175 (U) NAM-R, SYDNEY XL 175 (U) NAM-IC, SYDNEY XL 210 (U) 
NAM-R, SYDNEY XL 210 (U) NAM-IC, SYDNEY XL 250 (U) NAM-R, SYDNEY XL 
250 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL SLIM 175 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL SLIM 175 (U) 
NAM-IC, MONTREAL SLIM 210 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL SLIM 210 (U) NAM-IC, 
MONTREAL SLIM 250 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL SLIM 250 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL 
SLIM PUSH 175 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 175 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL 
SLIM PUSH 210 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 210 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL 
SLIM PUSH 250 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 250 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL 
XL 175 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL XL 175 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL XL 210 (U) 
NAM-R, MONTREAL XL 210 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL XL 250 (U) NAM-R, 
MONTREAL XL 250 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL XL EC 185 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL 
XL EC 185 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL XL EC 210 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL XL EC 
210 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL XL EC PUSH 185 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL XL EC 
PUSH 185 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL XL EC PUSH 210 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL XL 
EC PUSH 210 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL XL PUSH 175 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL XL 
PUSH 175 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL XL PUSH 210 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL XL 
PUSH 210 (U) NAM-IC, MONTREAL XL PUSH 250 (U) NAM-R, MONTREAL XL 
PUSH 250 (U) NAM-IC (the petition listed basic model IAMI 145 (U) 
NAM-R, which DOE understands to mean MIAMI 145 (U) NAM-R).
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    DOE has reviewed AHT's interim waiver extension request and 
determined that the CRE basic models identified in AHT's request 
incorporate the same design characteristics as those basic models 
covered under the interim waiver in Case Number CR-006 such that the 
test procedure evaluates these basic models in a manner that is 
unrepresentative of their actual energy use. For the same reasons set 
forth in the May 2017 Interim Waiver, DOE understands that the model 
lines identified in AHT's request are not capable of defrosting once 
every 24 hours as simulated by the DOE test procedure. See 82 FR 24330, 
24332-24333. Accordingly, DOE is extending the interim waiver in Case 
Number CR-006 to the CRE basic models identified by AHT in its interim 
waiver extension request.

III. Order

    After careful consideration of all the material submitted by AHT in 
this matter, it is ordered that:
    (1) AHT must, as of the date of publication of this Extension of 
Interim Waiver in the Federal Register, test and rate the following AHT 
brand commercial refrigerator and commercial ice-cream freezer basic 
models with the alternate test procedure as set forth in paragraph (2):

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               Brand                             Basic model
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AHT...............................  IBIZA 100 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  IBIZA 100 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  IBIZA 145 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  IBIZA 145 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  IBIZA 210 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  IBIZA 210 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MALTA 145 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MALTA 145 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MALTA 185 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MALTA 185 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MANHATTAN XL 175 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MANHATTAN XL 175 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MANHATTAN XL 210 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MANHATTAN XL 210 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MIAMI 145 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MIAMI 145 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MIAMI XL EC 185 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MIAMI XL EC 185 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MIAMI 210 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MIAMI 210 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MIAMI 250 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MIAMI 250 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  PARIS 145 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  PARIS 145 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  PARIS EC 185 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  PARIS EC 185 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  PARIS 210 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  PARIS 210 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  PARIS 250 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  PARIS 250 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  SYDNEY 175 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  SYDNEY 175 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  SYDNEY 210 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  SYDNEY 210 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  SYDNEY EC 213 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  SYDNEY EC 213 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  SYDNEY EC 223 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  SYDNEY EC 223 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  SYDNEY 230 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  SYDNEY 230 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  SYDNEY 250 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  SYDNEY 250 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  SYDNEY XL 175 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  SYDNEY XL 175 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  SYDNEY XL 210 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  SYDNEY XL 210 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  SYDNEY XL 250 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  SYDNEY XL 250 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL SLIM 175 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL SLIM 175 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL SLIM 210 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL SLIM 210 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL SLIM 250 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL SLIM 250 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 175 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 175 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 210 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 210 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 250 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL SLIM PUSH 250 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL XL 175 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL XL 175 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL XL 210 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL XL 210 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL XL 250 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL XL 250 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL XL EC 185 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL XL EC 185 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL XL EC 210 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL XL EC 210 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL XL EC PUSH 185 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL XL EC PUSH 185 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL XL EC PUSH 210 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL XL EC PUSH 210 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL XL PUSH 175 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL XL PUSH 175 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL XL PUSH 210 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL XL PUSH 210 (U) NAM-IC.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL XL PUSH 250 (U) NAM-R.
AHT...............................  MONTREAL XL PUSH 250 (U) NAM-IC.
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    (2) The alternate test procedure for the AHT basic models 
referenced in paragraph (1) of this Order is the test procedure for CRE 
prescribed by DOE at 10 CFR part 431, subpart C, appendix B, except the 
test period shall be selected as follows:
    The first part of the test shall be a 24-hour test starting in 
steady-state conditions and including eight hours of door opening 
(according to ASHRAE Standard 72). The energy consumed in this test, 
ET1, shall be recorded.
    The second part of the test shall be a defrost cycle, including any 
operation associated with a defrost. The start and end points of the 
defrost cycle test period shall be determined according to the 
instructions for consumer refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers 
outlined in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix A, section 4.2.1.1 
(for cycling compressor systems) or section 4.2.1.2 (for non-cycling 
compressor systems). The energy consumed in this test, ET2, and 
duration, tDI, shall be recorded.
    Based on the measured energy consumption in these two tests, the 
daily energy consumption (DEC) in kWh shall be calculated as:

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Where:

DEC = daily energy consumption, kWh;
ET1 = energy consumed during the first part of the test, in kWh;
ET2 = energy consumed during the second part of the test, in kWh
tNDI = normalized length of defrosting time per day, in minutes;
tDI = length of time of defrosting test period, in minutes;
3.5 = time between defrost occurrences, in days; and
1440 = conversion factor, minutes per day.

    (3) Representations. AHT may not make representations about the 
energy use of a basic model listed in paragraph (1) of this Order for 
compliance, marketing, or other purposes unless that basic model has 
been tested in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (2) of this 
Order and such representations fairly disclose the results of such 
testing.
    (4) This Extension of Interim Waiver shall remain in effect 
according to the provisions of 10 CFR 431.401.
    (5) This Extension of Interim Waiver is issued on the condition 
that the statements, representations, and documentation provided by AHT 
are valid. If AHT makes any modifications to the defrost controls of 
these basic models, the interim waiver will no longer be valid and AHT 
will either be required to use the current Federal test method or 
submit a new application for a test procedure waiver. DOE may rescind 
or modify this Extension of Interim Waiver (and/or the underlying Order 
issued in Case Number CR-006) at any time if it determines the factual 
basis underlying the petition for extension of interim waiver (and/or 
the underlying Order issued in Case Number CR-006) is incorrect, or the 
results from the alternate test procedure are unrepresentative of a 
basic model's true energy consumption characteristics. 10 CFR 
431.401(k)(1). Likewise, AHT may request that DOE rescind or modify the 
Extension of Interim Waiver (and/or the underlying Order issued in Case 
Number CR-006) if AHT discovers an error in the information provided to 
DOE as part of its petition, determines that the interim waiver is no 
longer needed, or for other appropriate reasons. 10 CFR 431.401(k)(2).
    (6) AHT remains obligated to fulfill all applicable requirements 
set forth at 10 CFR part 429.

Signing Authority

    This document of the Department of Energy was signed on June 23, 
2021, by Kelly Speakes-Backman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary 
and Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy, 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 June 25, 2021.
Treena V. Garrett,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2021-13956 Filed 6-29-21; 8:45 am]
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