Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office May 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Fluorescent Lamps, Incandescent Reflector Lamps, and General Service Incandescent Lamps: Public Meeting and Availability of the Framework Document
Document Number: E6-8356
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office
The Department of Energy (DOE or Department) will hold an informal public meeting to discuss and receive comments on issues it will address in this rulemaking proceeding. The Department is initiating the rulemaking process to amend energy conservation standards for general service fluorescent lamps, incandescent reflector lamps, and general service incandescent lamps. The Department also encourages written comments on these subjects. To inform stakeholders and facilitate this process, DOE has prepared a Framework Document, a draft of which is available at: http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/ appliancestandards/.
Federal Energy Management Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-7814
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office
This notice announces an open meeting of the Federal Energy Management Advisory Committee (FEMAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that these meetings be announced in the Federal Register to allow for public participation. This notice announces the eleventh FEMAC public meeting, an advisory committee established under Executive Order 13123``Greening the Government through Efficient Energy Management.''
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Classifying Products as Covered Products
Document Number: 06-4195
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office
Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA or the Act), the Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) is proposing to define the term ``household'' and related terms. These definitions would provide a basis for the Department to determine whether the household energy use of products not currently covered by EPCA meets the levels required for DOE to classify a product as a ``covered product'' under the Act; such a classification would mean that DOE potentially could establish energy conservation requirements for the covered product. Once the ``household'' definition is in place, the Secretary may exercise statutory authority to (1) classify as covered products additional qualifying consumer products beyond the products already specified in EPCA, and then (2) set test procedures and efficiency standards for them.