Department of Energy January 27, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Boilers; Correction
Document Number: 2016-01655
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-27
Agency: Department of Energy
On January 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule in the Federal Register that amended the energy conservation standards for residential boilers (81 FR 2319). Due to a drafting error, that document recited an ambiguous/erroneous date for compliance with the amended standards at one place in the final rule's preamble. However, the compliance date was correctly provided in the DATES section, as well as the regulatory text. Nevertheless, in order to prevent any confusion, this final rule corrects this error.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Idaho National Laboratory
Document Number: 2016-01652
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-27
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Idaho National Laboratory. 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, Paducah
Document Number: 2016-01650
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-27
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces the subcommittee meetings of the Deactivation and Decommissioning/Facilities Subcommittee, the Environmental Remediation Subcommittee, and the Community Engagement Subcommittee of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Paducah (known locally as the Paducah Citizens Advisory Board [Paducah CAB]). 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 Advisory Board
Document Number: 2016-01647
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-27
Agency: Department of Energy
Pursuant to Section 14(a)(2)(A) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), and in accordance with Title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 102-3.65(a), and following consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Environmental Management Advisory Board (Board) will be renewed for a two-year period beginning January 22, 2016. The Board provides the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management (EM) with information and strategic advice on a broad range of corporate issues affecting the EM program. These corporate issues include, but are not limited to, project management and oversight activities, cost/benefit analyses, program performance, human capital development, and contracts and acquisition strategies. Additionally, the renewal of the Board has been determined to be essential to conduct DOE's business and to be in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on DOE by law and agreement. The Board will operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and rules and regulations issued in implementation of that Act.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2016-01645
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA invites public comment on the proposed collection of information, EIA-882T, ``Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Testing, Evaluation, and Research'' that EIA is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2016-01640
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-27
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years, an information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the extended collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Prerinse Spray Valves
Document Number: 2016-00068
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-27
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 commercial prerinse spray valves (CPSVs). EPCA also requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to periodically determine whether more- stringent standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would save a significant amount of energy. In this final rule, DOE is adopting more-stringent energy conservation standards for commercial prerinse spray valves because 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.