Worker Safety and Health Program
The Department of Energy (DOE) is amending the worker safety and health program regulations to update the safety and health standards and delete the obsolete directives currently incorporated by reference in the code of federal regulations. The regulatory amendments do not alter substantive rights or obligations under current law.
Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Identifying Opportunities To Address Barriers for Lowering the Cost and Risk of Geothermal Drilling
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) on Identifying Opportunities to Address Barriers for Lowering the Cost and Risk of Geothermal Drilling. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is specifically interested in information on defining major challenges in geothermal drilling and identifying opportunities in research and development and process improvement, including opportunities to collaborate on best practices with other drilling industries.
Procedures, Interpretations, and Policies for Consideration of New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Products
As part of its implementation of, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' (January 30, 2017) and, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' (Feb. 24, 2017), the Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking comments and information from interested parties to assist DOE in identifying potential modifications to its ``Process Rule'' for the development of appliance standards to achieve meaningful burden reduction while continuing to achieve the Department's statutory obligations in the development of appliance standards. DOE will also hold a public meeting to receive input from interested parties on potential improvements to the ``Process Rule''. This RFI is the first in a series of steps DOE is taking to consider modifications to the ``Process Rule.'' Subsequently, DOE expects to expeditiously publish an ANPRM that will provide feedback on the public comment received in response to this notice and seek additional information on potential improvements to our process for developing and promulgating energy efficiency standards.