Department of Energy May 30, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Wind and Water Power Program
Document Number: 2012-13102
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Programs with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) are required to undertake rigorous, objective peer review of their funded projects in order to ensure and enhance the management, relevance, effectiveness, and productivity of those projects. The 2012 Wind and Water Power Program, Wind Power Peer Review Meeting will review wind technology development and market acceleration and deployment projects from the Program's research and development portfolio. The 2012 Wind Power Peer Review Meeting will be held June 19 through June 21, 2012, in Alexandria, VA.
Energy Conservation Program: Alternative Efficiency Determination Methods and Alternative Rating Methods: Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-13099
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is holding a public meeting to provide interested parties an opportunity to comment on DOE's proposed modifications to the regulations authorizing the use of alternative methods of determining energy efficiency or energy consumption of various consumer products and commercial equipment.
Notice of Orders Granting Authority to Import and Export Natural Gas and Liquefied Natural Gas During April 2012
Document Number: 2012-13090
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Energy
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy gives notice that during April 2012, it issued Orders granting authority to import and export natural gas and liquefied natural gas. These Orders are summarized in the attached appendix and may be found on the FE Web site at http://www.fossil.energy.gov/programs/ gasregulation/authorizations/Orders-2012.html. They are also available for inspection and copying in the Office of Fossil Energy, Office of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities, Docket Room 3E-033, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-9478. The Docket Room is open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Paducah
Document Number: 2012-13067
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Paducah. 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.
Notice of Applications for Authorization To Abandon Facilities and Services and To Acquire Facilities by Merger
Document Number: 2012-13027
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
PPL Montana, LLC; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-13026
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2012-13008
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Unnamed Entity
Document Number: 2012-13004
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Perryville Gas Storage LLC; Notice of Amendment
Document Number: 2012-13003
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
New Mexico Gas Company, Inc; Notice of Revised Statement of Operating Conditions
Document Number: 2012-13002
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Thrifty Propane, Inc.
Document Number: 2012-13000
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Hope Gas, Inc.; Notice of Baseline Filing
Document Number: 2012-12999
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products and Certain Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Test Procedures for Showerheads, Faucets, Water Closets, Urinals, and Commercial Prerinse Spray Valves
Document Number: 2012-12919
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Energy
In this notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to update its test procedures for showerheads, faucets, water closets, and urinals. Specifically, DOE proposes to incorporate by reference the American Society of Mechanical Engineers/American National Standards Institute (ASME/ANSI) Standard A112.18.1-2011 test procedure for faucets and showerheads, which would replace the 1996 version currently referenced by DOE in its test procedure. DOE also proposes to incorporate by reference ASME/ANSI Standard A112.19.2-2008 procedure for water closets and urinals, which would replace the 1995 version currently referenced by DOE in its test procedure. These updates fulfill DOE's obligation under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) to review its test procedures for covered products at least once every 7 years and either amend the applicable test procedures or publish a determination in the Federal Register not to amend them. DOE also expects that incorporation of the updated procedures will bring DOE's testing requirements more closely in line with current industry practices, reduce the burden associated with testing and reporting test results for these products, and improve the accuracy of test results. For commercial prerinse spray valves, DOE has preliminarily determined that no changes are needed to the existing DOE test procedure in order to accurately measure the water consumption of these products, and proposes to retain the existing procedure without change. However, since the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) reapproved this standard in 2009 as F2324-03 (2009), DOE is proposing to incorporate by reference this most recent version. This action would also satisfy the EPCA requirement for DOE to review the test procedures for these products at least once every 7 years. This notice also announces a public meeting to receive comments on these proposed amendments to the test procedures.
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Dishwashers
Document Number: 2012-12340
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Energy
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including residential dishwashers. EPCA also requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to determine whether amended standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would save a significant amount of energy. In this direct final rule, DOE is adopting amended energy conservation standards for residential dishwashers. DOE has determined that the amended energy conservation standards for these products would result in significant conservation of energy, and are technologically feasible and economically justified. A notice of proposed rulemaking that proposes identical energy efficiency standards is published elsewhere in today's Federal Register. If DOE receives adverse comment and determines that such comment may provide a reasonable basis for withdrawing the direct final rule, this final rule will be withdrawn and DOE will proceed with the proposed rule.
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Dishwashers
Document Number: 2012-12338
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Energy
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including residential dishwashers. EPCA also requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to determine whether amended standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would save a significant amount of energy. In this proposed rule, DOE proposes amended energy conservation standards for residential dishwashers identical to those set forth in a direct final rule published elsewhere in today's Federal Register. If DOE receives adverse comment and determines that such comment may provide a reasonable basis for withdrawing the direct final rule, DOE will publish a notice withdrawing the final rule and will proceed with this proposed rule.