Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to Electrolux Home Products, Inc. From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedure (Case No. RF-009)
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of the Decision and Order (Case No. RF-009) that grants to Electrolux Home Products, Inc. (Electrolux) a Waiver from the DOE electric refrigerator and refrigerator-freezer test procedure, for certain basic models containing relative humidity sensors and adaptive control anti-sweat heaters. Under today's Decision and Order, Electrolux shall be required to test and rate its refrigerator-freezers with adaptive control anti- sweat heaters according to an alternate test procedure that takes this technology into account when measuring energy consumption.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Publication of the Petition for Waiver and Notice of Granting the Application for Interim Waiver of Samsung From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedures
This notice announces receipt of and publishes the Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung) petition for waiver (hereafter, ``Petition'') from specified portions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of electric refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers. The waiver request pertains to Samsung's French door bottom-mount residential refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers, a product line that utilizes a control logic that changes the wattage of the anti-sweat heaters based upon the ambient relative humidity conditions in order to prevent condensation. The existing test procedure does not take humidity or adaptive control technology into account. Therefore, Samsung has suggested an alternate test procedure that takes adaptive control technology into account when measuring energy consumption. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning Samsung's Petition and the suggested alternate test procedure. DOE also publishes notice of the grant of an interim waiver to Samsung.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to Whirlpool Corporation From the Department of Energy Residential Clothes Dryer Test Procedure (Case No. CD-003)
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of the Decision and Order (Case No. CD-003) that grants to the Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool) a waiver from the DOE clothes dryer test procedure. The waiver request pertains to Whirlpool's specified single model of condensing residential clothes dryer. The existing test procedure does not apply to condensing clothes dryers. Under today's Decision and Order, Whirlpool shall be not be required to test and rate its specified single model of condensing residential clothes dryer.
Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment: Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc. From the Department of Energy Commercial Package Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Test Procedures
This notice publishes the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Decision and Order in Case No. CAC-020, which grants a waiver to Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc. (MEUS) from the existing DOE test procedure applicable to commercial package central air conditioners and heat pumps. The waiver is specific to the MEUS variable speed and variable refrigerant volume S&L Class (commercial) multi-split heat pumps and heat recovery systems. As a condition of this waiver, MEUS must test and rate its S&L Class multi-split products according to the alternate test procedure set forth in this notice.
Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties
The Department of Energy (``DOE'') today publishes this final rule to adjust DOE's civil monetary penalties (``CMPs'') for inflation as mandated by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996. This rule adjusts CMPs within the jurisdiction of DOE to the maximum extent allowed by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996.
Commission Information Collection Activities, Proposed Collection (FERC-580); Comment Request
In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A) (2006), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) is soliciting public comment on the proposed information collection described below.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Northern New Mexico. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Water Heaters, Direct Heating Equipment, and Pool Heaters
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment, including residential water heaters, direct heating equipment (DHE), and pool heaters. EPCA also requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to determine whether more stringent, amended standards for these products would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would save a significant amount of energy. In this notice, DOE is proposing amended energy conservation standards for residential water heaters (other than tabletop and electric instantaneous models), gas-fired DHE, and gas- fired pool heaters. DOE also is announcing a public meeting to receive comment on these proposed standards and associated analyses and results.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-592); Comment Request; Submitted for OMB Review
In compliance with the requirements of section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 USC 3507, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should
Grace Period From Enforcement of Energy-Efficiency Certification for Residential Products
This notice announces the Department of Energy's (DOE) intent to allow manufacturers subject to certain certification requirements to remedy deficiencies in their certification submissions and/or to certify covered products. DOE will refrain from initiating an enforcement action for any violations of 10 CFR 430.62 that are remedied prior to 30 days from the date of this Notice.
Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Calculation of Available Transfer Capability, Capacity Benefit Margins, Transmission Reliability Margins, Total Transfer Capability, and Existing Transmission Commitments and Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System
Pursuant to section 215 of the Federal Power Act, the Commission approves six Modeling, Data, and Analysis Reliability Standards submitted to the Commission for approval by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, the Electric Reliability Organization certified by the Commission. The approved Reliability Standards require certain users, owners, and operators of the Bulk- Power System to develop consistent methodologies for the calculation of available transfer capability or available flowgate capability. Pursuant to section 215(d)(5) of the FPA and Sec. 39.5(f) of our regulations, the Commission also directs the ERO to develop certain modifications to the MOD Reliability Standards. Finally, the Commission directs NERC to retire the existing MOD Reliability Standards replaced by the versions approved here.