Department of Energy July 28, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Lower Saranac Hydro, LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2021-16067
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Louisville Gas and Electric Company; Kentucky Utilities Company; Notice of Filing
Document Number: 2021-16066
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2021-16065
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Lower Saranac Hydro, LLC;
Document Number: 2021-16064
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-537); Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2021-16063
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on a renewal of currently approved information collection, FERC-537 (Gas Pipeline Certificates: Construction, Acquisition, and Abandonment), which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.
Energy Conservation Program: Notification of Petition for Waiver of Goodman Manufacturing Company, L.P. From the Department of Energy Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Test Procedure and Notification of Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2021-16021
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Energy
This notification announces receipt of and publishes a petition for waiver and interim waiver from Goodman Manufacturing Company, L.P. (``Goodman'') which seeks a waiver from the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') test procedure used for determining the efficiency of specified central air conditioner (``CAC'') and heat pump (``HP'') basic models. DOE also gives notification of an Interim Waiver Order that requires Goodman to test and rate specified CAC and HP basic models in accordance with the alternate test procedure set forth in the Interim Waiver Order. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning Goodman's petition and its suggested alternate test procedure to inform DOE's final decision on Goodman's waiver request.
Energy Conservation Program: Notification of Petition for Waiver of Hussmann Corporation From the Department of Energy Commercial Refrigerators, Freezers and Refrigerator-Freezers Test Procedure and Notification of Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2021-16017
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Energy
This notification announces receipt of and publishes a petition for waiver and interim waiver from Hussmann Corporation (``Hussmann''), which seeks a waiver for specified Commercial Refrigerator, Freezer, and Refrigerator-Freezer (``CRE'') basic models from the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') test procedure used for determining the energy consumption of CRE. DOE also gives notification of an Interim Waiver Order that requires Hussmann to test and rate the specified CRE basic models in accordance with the alternate test procedure set forth in the Interim Waiver Order. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning Hussmann's petition, its suggested alternate test procedure, and the alternate test procedure required under the Interim Waiver Order so as to inform DOE's final decision on Hussmann's waiver request.
Final Determination Regarding Energy Efficiency Improvements in ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019
Document Number: 2021-15971
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has reviewed ANSI/ASHRAE/ IES Standard 90.1-2019: Energy Standard for Buildings, Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings and determined the updated edition would improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings subject to the code. DOE analysis indicates that buildings meeting Standard 90.1-2019, as compared with buildings meeting the 2016 edition, would result in national site energy savings of 4.7 percent, source energy savings of 4.3 percent, and energy cost savings of approximately 4.3 percent of commercial building energy consumption. Upon publication of this affirmative determination, each State is required to review the provisions of their commercial building code regarding energy efficiency, and, as necessary, update their codes to meet or exceed Standard 90.1-2019. Additionally, this notice provides guidance on state code review processes and associated certifications.
Analysis Regarding Energy Efficiency Improvements in the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
Document Number: 2021-15969
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has reviewed the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and determined the updated edition would improve energy efficiency in buildings subject to the code. DOE analysis indicates that buildings meeting the 2021 IECC, as compared with buildings meeting the 2018 IECC, would result in national site energy savings of 9.38 percent, source energy savings of 8.79 percent, and energy cost savings of approximately 8.66 percent of residential building energy consumption. Upon publication of this affirmative determination, each State must certify that it has reviewed the energy efficiency provisions of its residential building code and made a determination whether it is appropriate to revise the code to meet or exceed the updated edition of the IECC. Additionally, this notice provides guidance on State code review processes and associated certifications.