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Labeling Requirements for Commercial and Industrial Equipment
Document Number: 2012-30681
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-20
Agency: Department of Energy
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act as amended 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, including the development of labeling requirements. In this notice, DOE requests information from interested parties regarding the potential for establishing labeling requirements for covered commercial and industrial equipment, including information about the technical and economic feasibility of labeling such equipment, the extent to which labeling would assist consumers in making purchasing decisions, the potential for significant energy savings resulting from labeling, the potential content and format of prospective labels for each type of equipment, the ideal location of placement for any such labels, and prospective burdens on manufacturers associated with labeling of covered equipment. Additional input and suggestions relevant to labeling of commercial and industrial equipment are also welcome.
Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to GE Appliances From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedures
Document Number: 2012-30676
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-20
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of the decision and order (Case No. RF-023) that grants to GE Appliances (GE) a waiver from the DOE electric refrigerator and refrigerator-freezer test procedures for the basic models set forth in its petition for waiver in Case RF-023. In its petition, GE provides an alternate test procedure that is the same as the test procedure DOE published in a final rule dated January 25, 2012 (77 FR 3559). Under today's decision and order, GE shall be required to test and rate these refrigerator- freezers using an alternate test procedure as adopted in DOE's final rule dated January 25, 2012 (77 FR 3559) that takes multiple defrost cycles into account when measuring energy consumption.
Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to Samsung From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedures
Document Number: 2012-30675
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-20
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of the decision and order (Case No. RF-021) that grants to Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung) a waiver from the DOE electric refrigerator and refrigerator-freezer test procedures for the basic models set forth in its petition for waiver in Case RF-021. In its petition, Samsung provides an alternate test procedure that is the same as the test procedure DOE published in a final rule dated January 25, 2012 (77 FR 3559). Under today's decision and order, Samsung shall be required to test and rate these refrigerator-freezers using an alternate test procedure as adopted in DOE's final rule dated January 25, 2012 (77 FR 3559) that takes multiple defrost cycles into account when measuring energy consumption.
Interagency Working Group on Plant Genomics (IWGPG): The National Plant Genome Initiative-What's Next?
Document Number: 2012-30630
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-20
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a workshop organized by the Interagency Working Group on Plant Genomics (IWGPG).
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2012-30544
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Oak Ridge Reservation
Document Number: 2012-30461
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Oak Ridge Reservation. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico
Document Number: 2012-30459
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a combined meeting of the Environmental Monitoring, Surveillance and Remediation Committee and Waste Management Committee of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Northern New Mexico (known locally as the Northern New Mexico Citizens' Advisory Board [NNMCAB]). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
Document Number: 2012-30432
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a partially closed meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2012-30426
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Perryville Gas Storage LLC; Notice of Amendment
Document Number: 2012-30396
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of FERC Staff Attendance
Document Number: 2012-30395
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Seaway Crude Pipeline Company LLC; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order
Document Number: 2012-30393
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Sunoco Pipeline L.P.; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order
Document Number: 2012-30392
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
AJT Mining Properties, Inc.; Notice of Surrender of Preliminary Permit
Document Number: 2012-30391
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2012-30388
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2012-30387
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2012-30303
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2012-30285
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2012-30284
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2012-30283
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2012-30282
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: 2012-30281
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2012-30280
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2012-30278
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Notice of Technical Conference
Document Number: 2012-30264
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Algonquin Gas Transmission; Notice of Technical Conference
Document Number: 2012-30263
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Amendments and Correction to Petitions for Waiver and Interim Waiver for Consumer Products and Commercial and Industrial Equipment
Document Number: 2012-30195
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'' or the ``Department'') proposes amendments and corrections to portions of its regulations governing petitions for waiver and interim waiver from DOE test procedures. In finalizing the March 7, 2011 final certification, compliance and enforcement rule for consumer products and commercial equipment, DOE inadvertently deleted language pertaining to petitions for waiver and interim waiver of DOE's test procedure requirements for consumer products. This notice addresses that error by proposing to restore, with minor amendments, the omitted text. DOE also proposes a process by which, within 60 days after DOE grants a waiver for a product employing a particular technology, other manufacturers of that product employing a technology or characteristic that results in the same need for a waiver would submit a petition for waiver. This process would ensure that manufacturers of similar products test and rate those products in a comparable manner. The proposed rule also sets forth a process for manufacturers to request rescission or modification of a waiver if they determine that the waiver is no longer needed, or for other appropriate reasons. DOE also proposes to make other minor modifications to the waiver provisions for both consumer products and commercial equipment and to clarify certain aspects related to the submission and processing of a waiver petition.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Test Procedures for Residential Water Heaters, Direct Heating Equipment, and Pool Heaters (Standby Mode and Off Mode)
Document Number: 2012-30193
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Department of Energy
Where appropriate, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is amending its test procedures for residential water heaters, direct heating equipment (DHE), and pool heaters to include provisions for measuring standby mode and off mode energy consumption, as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007). DOE has concluded that such amendments are necessary for direct heating equipment and pool heaters, but test procedure amendments are not necessary for residential water heaters, because the existing test procedures for those products already address standby mode and off mode energy use. These test procedure amendments are primarily based upon provisions of the latest version of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Standard 62301 (Second Edition 2011-01), ``Household electrical appliancesMeasurement of standby power,'' which is incorporated by reference. For direct heating equipment and pool heaters, this final rule also adds new calculations to determine the annual energy consumption associated with product operation in standby mode and off mode, and it modifies the existing energy consumption equations to integrate standby mode and off mode energy consumption into the calculation of overall annual energy consumption of these products. For pool heaters only, the standby mode and off mode energy consumption is integrated into the efficiency metric. This rulemaking also adopts a number of definitions for key terms, as well as clarifies the rounding guidance and sampling provisions for the new measurement of standby mode and off mode.
Notice of Availability of the Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington
Document Number: 2012-30204
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces the availability of its Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (Final TC & WM EIS, DOE/EIS-0391), prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This final environmental impact statement addresses all public comments on the Draft TC & WM EIS, which was issued in October 2009, and identifies DOE's preferred alternatives.
Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act
Document Number: 2012-30194
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Department of Energy
On July 26, 2012, GWF Energy, LLC, as owner and operator of a new base load electric powerplant, submitted a coal capability self- certification to the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to Sec. 201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended, and DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61. FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of self- certification in the Federal Register. (42 U.S.C. 8311(d)(2)) and 10 CFR 501.61(c))
Acquisition Regulation: Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation, Government Property
Document Number: 2012-30189
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) is amending the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) to conform to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), remove out-of date government property coverage, and update references. This rule does not alter substantive rights or obligations under current law.
Application to Export Electric Energy; Energia Renovable S.C., LLC
Document Number: 2012-30188
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Department of Energy
Energia Renovable S.C., LLC (Energia Renovable) has applied for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA).
TexStar Transmission, LP; TEAK Texana Transmission Company, LP; Notice of Baseline Filings
Document Number: 2012-30070
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Dow Pipeline Company; Notice of Petition for Rate Approval
Document Number: 2012-30069
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Magic Valley Pipeline, L.P.; Notice of Petition for Rate Approval
Document Number: 2012-30068
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Inside Passage Electric Cooperative; Alaska; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2012-30067
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Commission Staff Attendance
Document Number: 2012-30066
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Stingray Pipeline Company, L.L.C.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2012-30064
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Coordination Between Natural Gas and Electricity Markets; Notice of Request for Comments and Technical Conference
Document Number: 2012-30063
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications; Public Notice
Document Number: 2012-30062
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Availability for the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Recycling of Scrap Metals Originating From Radiological Areas
Document Number: 2012-30028
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) announces the availability for public review and comment of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for the Recycling of Scrap Metals Originating from Radiological Areas. On September 28, 2011, the Secretary of Energy approved a recommendation, contingent on the completion of the appropriate National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review, to delegate authority to manage radiological clearance and release of scrap metal from radiological areas to each Under Secretary for sites under his or her cognizance, in accordance with the processes contained in DOE Order 458.1 (which replaces the order previously governing release procedures). This Draft PEA for the Recycling of Scrap Metals Originating from Radiological Areas analyzes the potential environmental impacts associated with resuming the clearance of scrap metal, originating from DOE radiological areas, for recycling pursuant to improved procedures designed to assure that clearance for release is limited to metals meeting stringent criteria. This Draft PEA also analyzes the reasonable alternatives to this proposal. Metals with volumetric radiological contamination, and scrap metals resulting from Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), are not included in the scope of this PEA.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2012-29945
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2012-29912
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
2012 LNG Export Study
Document Number: 2012-29894
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-11
Agency: Department of Energy
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of the availability of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export cumulative impact study (LNG Export Study) in the above- referenced proceedings and invites the submission of initial and reply comments regarding the LNG Export Study. DOE commissioned the LNG Export Study to inform DOE's decisions on applications seeking authorization to export LNG from the lower-48 states to non-free trade agreement (FTA) countries.\1\ The LNG Export Study consisted of two parts. The first part, performed by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) and originally published in January 2012, assessed how specified scenarios of increased natural gas exports could affect domestic energy markets. The second part, performed by NERA Economic Consulting (NERA) under contract to DOE, evaluated the macro-economic impact of LNG exports on the U.S. economy using a general equilibrium macroeconomic model of the U.S. economy with an emphasis on the energy sector and natural gas in particular. DOE may use the LNG Export Study to inform its decision in the listed proceedings and for other purposes. Comments submitted in compliance with the instructions in this notice will be placed in the administrative record for all of the above-listed proceedings and need only be submitted once.
Questar Pipeline Company; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2012-29851
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-11
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Commission Staff Attendance
Document Number: 2012-29850
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-11
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission