Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products and Certain Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Proposed Determination of Set-Top Boxes and Network Equipment as a Covered Consumer Product
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has determined tentatively that set-top boxes and network equipment qualify as a covered product under Part A of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended. DOE has determined that set-top boxes and network equipment meet the criteria for covered products because classifying products of such type as covered products is necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of EPCA, and the average U.S. household energy use for set-top boxes and network equipment is likely to exceed 100 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year.
Extension of Scoping Period for the Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Environmental Impact Statement
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is reopening the public scoping period for the Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (DOE/EIS-0463). In anticipation of additional alternative route information being provided by Northern Pass, DOE is reopening the scoping period. DOE will determine the close of the scoping period once the additional routing information is received from Northern Pass, and DOE will provide at least 45 days for public review and scoping comments on any such routing information.
Offshore Renewable Energy; Public Meeting on Information Needs for Resource Assessment and Design Conditions
This notice announces a public meeting for interested parties to provide DOE information on existing needs for acquiring meteorological and oceanographic information to support cost-effective deployment of offshore renewable energy plants, particularly wind and marine hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies.
Energy Conservation Program for Certain Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to Daikin AC (Americas) 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-029, which grants Daikin AC (Americas) Inc. (Daikin) a waiver from the existing DOE test procedures applicable to commercial package air-source central air conditioners and heat pumps. The waiver is specific to the Daikin VRV III-PB variable refrigerant flow (VRF) multi-split commercial heat pumps. As a condition of this waiver, Daikin must use the alternate test procedure set forth in this notice to test and rate its VRV III-PB variable refrigerant flow (VRF) multi-split commercial heat pumps.
Commission Information Collection Activities [FERC-583], Comment Request; Extension
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), (Pub. L. 104-13), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the proposed information collection described below.
Notice of Department of Energy-Quadrennial Technology Review Capstone Workshop
DOE has initiated a Quadrennial Technology Review (DOE-QTR) of its energy technology policies and programs. The DOE-QTR Capstone Workshop is the culmination of the Department's public engagement phase of the review.
Lake Charles Exports, LLC; Application for Long-Term Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on May 6, 2011, and amended on May 26, 2011, by Lake Charles Exports, LLC (LCE), requesting long-term, multi-contract authorization to export up to 15 million metric tons per annum (mmtpa) of domestic natural gas as liquefied natural gas (LNG) for a 25-year period, commencing the earlier of the date of first export or ten years from the date of issuance of the requested authorization. LCE seeks authorization to export LNG from the terminal in Lake Charles, Louisiana (``Lake Charles Terminal'') \1\ to: (1) Any country with which the United States currently has, or in the future may enter into, a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas; \2\ and (2) any country with which the United States does not have an FTA requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas with which trade is not prohibited by United States law or policy. The Application was filed under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act, as amended by section 201 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (NGA). Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited.
Commercial and Industrial Pumps
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act as amended (42 U.S.C. 6291 et seq.) prescribes energy conservation standards for certain commercial and industrial equipment, and requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to administer an energy conservation program for the equipment. In this notice, DOE requests information from interested parties regarding product markets, energy use, test procedures, and energy efficient product designs for commercial and industrial pumps. Additional input and suggestions relevant to this equipment are also welcome.