Department of Energy December 23, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Elemental Mercury Management and Storage Fees
Document Number: 2019-27672
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy publishes a final rule to establish a fee for long-term management and storage of elemental mercury in accordance with the Mercury Export Ban Act.
Energy Efficiency Program for Industrial Equipment: Interim Determination Classifying North Carolina Advanced Energy Corporation as a Nationally Recognized Certification Program for Electric Motors and Small Electric Motors
Document Number: 2019-27630
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces an interim determination classifying North Carolina Advanced Energy Corporation as a nationally recognized certification program under the Department of Energy's (DOE's) regulations regarding recognition of nationally recognized certification programs and procedures for recognition and withdrawal of recognition of accreditation bodies and certification programs for electric and small electric motors.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Consumer Refrigeration Products
Document Number: 2019-26903
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') proposes to amend the test procedures for consumer refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers, and miscellaneous refrigeration products (collectively ``consumer refrigeration products''). The proposed test procedure amendments would, among other things, define the term ``compartment,'' and revise the method for including the energy use of automatic icemakers and certain other energy-using functions. DOE is also proposing to adjust the standards for these products to ensure that this change in test methodology does not require manufacturers to increase the efficiency of already compliant products or allow previously non-compliant products to meet the current energy conservation standard. DOE is announcing a public meeting and comment period to collect comments and data on its proposal, and methods to reduce regulatory burden while ensuring the test procedures' representativeness of energy use during an average use cycle or period of use.