Department of Energy October 31, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Ceiling Fan Light Kits
Document Number: 2014-25935
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy
In this notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to revise its test procedures for ceiling fan light kits (CFLKs). DOE proposes to update the current test procedures (appendix V) by replacing references to ENERGY STAR test procedures with references to DOE lamps test procedures for medium screw base lamps and to industry test procedures for pin-based fluorescent lamps. DOE also proposes to establish new test procedures (appendix V1) that would support amendments to CFLK energy conservation standards that are currently being considered by DOE. Specifically, these new test procedures would establish an efficacy-based metric for all lamps packaged with CFLKs and for CFLKs with integrated solid-state lighting circuitry. DOE proposes that CFLKs with lamp types without corresponding DOE test procedures would be tested using current industry test procedures for those lamp types. This NOPR also clarifies the energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits by replacing references to ENERGY STAR with tables that contain the specific performance requirements from the ENERGY STAR documents. Finally, DOE also addresses standby and off-mode power consumption and provides updated guidance related to accent lighting in CFLKs. DOE is also announcing a public meeting to discuss and receive comments on the content presented in this rulemaking.
Energy Efficiency Program for Consumer Products: Energy Conservation Standards for Ceiling Fan Light Kits
Document Number: 2014-25933
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will hold a public meeting to discuss and receive comments on the preliminary analyses it has conducted for purposes of establishing energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits. The meeting will cover the analytical framework, models, and tools that DOE is using to evaluate potential standards for this product; the results of preliminary analyses performed by DOE for this product; the potential energy conservation standard levels derived from these analyses that DOE could consider for this product; and any other issues relevant to the development of energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits. In addition, DOE encourages written comments on these subjects. To inform interested parties and to facilitate this process, DOE has prepared an agenda, a preliminary technical support document (TSD), and briefing materials, which are available on the DOE Web site at: http:// www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/rulemaking .aspx/ ruleid/66.
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2014-25931
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Energy Conservation Program: Procedures, Interpretations, and Policies for Consideration of New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Products
Document Number: 2014-25922
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy
Through this RFI, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is commencing a notice-and-comment rulemaking to consider amending its ``Process Improvement Rule,'' with specific focus to clarify its process related to the promulgation of direct final rules (DFRs). The issues for discussion and public comment in this RFI include those raised in recent litigation concerning energy conservation standards for gas furnaces, central air conditioners and heat pumps, which has since been settled.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-25901
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting the information collection in Docket No. RD14-11-000 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 address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission issued a Notice in the Federal Register (79 FR 46781, 8/ 11/2014) requesting public comments. FERC received no comments in response to that notice and has made this notation in its submission to OMB.