Proposed Agency Information Collection, 36731-36732 [2021-14838]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 13, 2021 / Notices Purpose of the Committee: The Committee provides advice and guidance on a continuing basis to the Office of Science and to the Department of Energy on scientific priorities within the field of advanced scientific computing research. Purpose of the Meeting: This meeting is the semi-annual meeting of the Committee. 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VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jul 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 Signed in Washington, DC, on July 8, 2021. LaTanya Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–14856 Filed 7–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Proposed Agency Information Collection Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of a request for public comment, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on the continued collection of information entitled: Budget Justification, which DOE has developed for submission to and approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before September 13, 2021. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in ADDRESSES as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to U.S. Department of Energy, Golden Field Office, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO 80401–3111, Attn: James Cash, or by email at james.cash@ ee.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to James Cash, U.S. Department of Energy, Golden Field Office, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO 80401–3111, or by phone (240) 562– 1456, or by email at james.cash@ ee.doe.gov. The information collection instrument, titled ‘‘Budget Justification’’ may also be viewed at: https:// www.energy.gov/eere/funding/articles/ eere-negotiation-forms. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No.: 1910–5162, Budget Justification; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Budget Justification; (3) Type of Request: Renewal; (4) Purpose: This collection of information is necessary in order for DOE to identify allowable, allocable, and reasonable recipient project costs eligible for Grants and Cooperative Agreements under Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) programs; SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36731 (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 400; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 400; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 24 hours, per response; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $1,010.52 per one time response; Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Statutory Authority: Section 989(a) EPACT 2005 [Merit Review]{42 U.S.C. 16353(a)}; Section 646 DOE Organization Act [Contracts]{42 U.S.C. 7256(a)}; and 31 U.S.C. 503 (the Chief Financial Officers Act, Functions of the Deputy Director for Management), 31 U.S.C. 1111 (Improving Economy and Efficiency of the United States Government), 41 U.S.C. 1101–1131 (the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act), Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1970, and Executive Order 11541 (‘‘Prescribing the Duties of the Office of Management and Budget and the Domestic Policy Council in the Executive Office of the President’’), the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996, (31 U.S.C. 7501–7507), as well as The Federal Program Information Act (Pub. L. 95–220 and Pub. L. 98–169, as amended, codified at 31 U.S.C. 6101– 6106). Signing Authority: This document of the Department of Energy was signed on July 7, 2021, by Derek G. Passarelli, Head of Contracting Activity and Director, Golden Field Office, 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 E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 36732 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 13, 2021 / Notices the legal effect of this document upon publication in the Federal Register. Signed in Washington, DC, on July 8, 2021. Treena V. Garrett, Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy. [FR Doc. 2021–14838 Filed 7–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Case Number 2020–005; EERE–2020–BT– WAV–0022] Energy Conservation Program: Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to Vinotemp International Corp. From the Department of Energy Walk-In Coolers and Walk-In Freezers Test Procedure Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notification of decision and order. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) gives notification of a Decision and Order (Case Number 2020–005) that grants to Vinotemp International Corp. (‘‘Vinotemp’’) a waiver from specified portions of the DOE test procedure for determining the energy efficiency of specified walk-in cooler refrigeration systems. Due to the design of the specific basic models of walk-in refrigeration systems subject to this Decision and Order, the current test procedure evaluates such models in a manner that is unrepresentative of their energy use. Under the Decision and Order, Vinotemp is required to test and rate the specified basic models of its walk-in cooler refrigeration systems in accordance with the alternate test procedure set forth in the Decision and Order. DATES: The Decision and Order is effective on July 13, 2021. The Decision and Order will terminate upon the compliance date of any future amendment to the test procedure for walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers located at title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (‘‘CFR’’), part 431, subpart R, appendix C that addresses the issues presented in this waiver. At such time, Vinotemp must use the relevant test procedure for this equipment for any testing to demonstrate compliance with the applicable standards, and any other representations of energy use. 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jul 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0121. Email: AS_Waiver_ Requests@ee.doe.gov. Mr. Michael Kido, 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) 586–8145. Email: Michael.Kido@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with § 431.401(f)(2) of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (‘‘CFR’’) (10 CFR 431.401(f)(2)), DOE gives notification of the issuance of its Decision and Order as set forth below. The Decision and Order grants Vinotemp a waiver from the applicable test procedure at 10 CFR part 431, subpart R, appendix C for specified basic models of walk-in cooler refrigeration systems, and provides that Vinotemp must test and rate such walkin cooler refrigeration systems using the alternate test procedure specified in the Decision and Order. Vinotemp’s representations concerning the energy efficiency 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 Decision and Order, 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 efficiency of these products. (42 U.S.C. 6314(d)) Manufacturers not currently distributing equipment in commerce in the United States that employ a technology or characteristic that results in the same need for a waiver from the applicable test procedure must petition for and be granted a waiver prior to the distribution in commerce of that equipment in the United States. Manufacturers may also submit a request for interim waiver pursuant to the requirements of 10 CFR 431.401. (10 CFR 431.401(j)) Case # 2020–005 Decision and Order I. Background and Authority The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended (‘‘EPCA’’),1 authorizes the U.S. Department of Energy (‘‘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 2 of EPCA 1 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). 2 For editorial reasons, upon codification in the U.S. Code, Part C was redesignated as Part A–1. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 established the Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment, which sets forth a variety of provisions designed to improve the energy efficiency for certain types of industrial equipment. This equipment includes walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers (collectively, ‘‘walk-ins’’), the focus of this document. (42 U.S.C. 6311(1)(G)) 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), test procedures (42 U.S.C. 6314), labeling provisions (42 U.S.C. 6315), energy conservation standards (42 U.S.C. 6313), and the authority to require information and reports from manufacturers (42 U.S.C. 6316; 42 U.S.C. 6299). 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 walk-ins. EPCA requires that any test procedures prescribed or amended under this section must be reasonably designed to produce test results which reflect energy efficiency, energy use or estimated annual operating cost of walkins 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 walk-ins is set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (‘‘CFR’’) at 10 CFR part 431, subpart R, appendix C, Uniform Test Method for the Measurement of Net Capacity and AWEF of Walk-in Cooler and Walk-in Freezer Refrigeration Systems (‘‘Appendix C’’). 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 E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1

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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-14838]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Proposed Agency Information Collection

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of a request for 
public comment, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on the 
continued collection of information entitled: Budget Justification, 
which DOE has developed for submission to and approval by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB).

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before September 13, 2021. If you anticipate difficulty 
in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in 
ADDRESSES as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to U.S. Department of Energy, 
Golden Field Office, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO 80401-3111, 
Attn: James Cash, or by email at [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to James Cash, U.S. Department of Energy, Golden Field 
Office, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO 80401-3111, or by phone 
(240) 562-1456, or by email at [email protected]. The information 
collection instrument, titled ``Budget Justification'' may also be 
viewed at: https://www.energy.gov/eere/funding/articles/eere-negotiation-forms.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains:
    (1) OMB No.: 1910-5162, Budget Justification;
    (2) Information Collection Request Title: Budget Justification;
    (3) Type of Request: Renewal;
    (4) Purpose: This collection of information is necessary in order 
for DOE to identify allowable, allocable, and reasonable recipient 
project costs eligible for Grants and Cooperative Agreements under 
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) programs;
    (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 400;
    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 400;
    (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 24 hours, per 
response;
    (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: 
$1,010.52 per one time response;
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology.
    Statutory Authority: Section 989(a) EPACT 2005 [Merit Review]{42 
U.S.C. 16353(a){time} ; Section 646 DOE Organization Act [Contracts]{42 
U.S.C. 7256(a){time} ; and 31 U.S.C. 503 (the Chief Financial Officers 
Act, Functions of the Deputy Director for Management), 31 U.S.C. 1111 
(Improving Economy and Efficiency of the United States Government), 41 
U.S.C. 1101-1131 (the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act), 
Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1970, and Executive Order 11541 
(``Prescribing the Duties of the Office of Management and Budget and 
the Domestic Policy Council in the Executive Office of the 
President''), the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996, (31 U.S.C. 7501-
7507), as well as The Federal Program Information Act (Pub. L. 95-220 
and Pub. L. 98-169, as amended, codified at 31 U.S.C. 6101-6106).
    Signing Authority: This document of the Department of Energy was 
signed on July 7, 2021, by Derek G. Passarelli, Head of Contracting 
Activity and Director, Golden Field Office, 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

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the legal effect of this document upon publication in the Federal 
Register.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on July 8, 2021.
Treena V. Garrett,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2021-14838 Filed 7-12-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450-01-P