Finding of No Significant Impact: Energy Conservation Program for Commercial Equipment, Distribution Transformers
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for certain consumer products and commercial equipment. Part C of Title III (42 U.S.C. 6311-6317) establishes a program for ``Certain Industrial Equipment,'' which includes distribution transformers. The Department of Energy (DOE) is directed to administer an energy conservation program for this product. Based on an Environmental Assessment (EA), DOE/EA-1565, which is published as part of the Distribution Transformer Technical Support Document (TSD), DOE has determined that the adoption of energy efficiency for liquid-immersed distribution transformers and medium- voltage dry-type distribution transformers, as adopted by the Final Rule entitled the ``Energy Conservation Program for Commercial Equipment: Distribution Transformers Energy Conservation Standards; Final Rule,'' published on October 12, 2007 (72 FR 58190), would not be a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Therefore, an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required, and the Department is issuing this Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).