Department of Energy May 5, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-10537
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-05
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance, a proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed collection will be used to generate an annual Energy and Jobs Report. The rapidly changing nature of energy production, distribution, and consumption throughout the U.S. economy is having a dramatic impact on job creation, workforce training and economic competitiveness, but is inadequately understood and, in some sectors, incompletely measured.
Notice of Opportunity To Submit a Petition To Amend the Rule Establishing Procedures for Requests for Correction of Errors in Rules
Document Number: 2016-10463
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-05
Agency: Department of Energy
Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'' or the ``Department'') publishes a final rule establishing a new procedure through which an interested party can, within a 30-day period after DOE posts a rule establishing or amending an energy conservation standard, identify a possible error in such a rule and request that DOE correct the error before the rule is published (``error correction rule''). By this notice, DOE provides an opportunity for the public to file petitions to amend the error correction rule.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Compressors
Document Number: 2016-10170
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-05
Agency: Department of Energy
In this document, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to prescribe new definitions, sampling provisions, and test procedures for compressors in a new subpart of DOE regulations. The proposed test procedure would provide instructions for determining the full-load package isentropic efficiency for certain fixed-speed compressors and the part-load package isentropic efficiency for certain variable-speed compressors based on test methods described in International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard 1217:2009, ``Displacement compressorsAcceptance tests,'' (ISO 1217:2009). This document also proposes certain modifications and additions to ISO 1217:2009 to increase the specificity of certain testing methods and improve the repeatability of tested and measured values. In this notice, DOE also announces a public meeting to discuss and receive comments on issues presented in this notice of proposed rulemaking.
Energy Conservation Program: Establishment of Procedures for Requests for Correction of Errors in Rules
Document Number: 2016-03190
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-05
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'' or the ``Department'') is establishing a procedure through which an interested party can, within a 30-day period after DOE posts a rule establishing or amending an energy conservation standard, identify a possible error in such a rule and request that DOE correct the error before the rule is published in the Federal Register.