Senior Executive Service; Performance Review Board; Amendment
The Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice in the Federal Register on October 8, 2014, (79 FR 60845) listing the names of the Performance Review Board Standing Register. This document amends that notice by removing the name of Sarah Gamage and adding in its place, the name of Sharlene Weatherwax. DOE also published a correction notice on October 27, 2014 (79 FR 63915). Also added are the new names listed below as alternates for the Performance Review Board Standing Register.
International Energy Agency Meeting
A meeting involving members of the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA) in connection with the IEA's Emergency Disruption Simulation Exercise (ERE7) will be held on November 17 and 18, 2014, at the OECD Conference Centre, 2 rue Andr[eacute]-Pascal, 75016 Paris, France. The purpose of this notice is to permit participation in ERE7 by U.S. company members of the IAB.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products and Certain Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Test Procedures for Residential and Commercial Water Heaters; Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute Petition for Repeal
The Department of Energy (DOE) received a petition from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), requesting that DOE repeal certain parts of the final rule for test procedures for residential and commercial water heaters published in the Federal Register on July 11, 2014. Specifically, AHRI sought repeal of amendments made to the test procedure final rule that address the rated volume of residential storage water heaters. AHRI stated that these amendments in effect increase the stringency of the applicable minimum standards for residential water heaters in violation of the statute, are unnecessary to develop a uniform energy descriptor, and do not coincide with industry practice. DOE seeks comment on whether to grant the petition and proceed with a rulemaking on this matter.