State Energy Advisory Board
This notice announces a teleconference of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463; 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these teleconferences be announced in the Federal Register.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Distribution Transformers; Correction
The Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) published a final rule on April 27, 2006, amending Part 431 to prescribe test procedures and other provisions for distribution transformers, pursuant to sections 323(b)(10) and 346(a) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(10) and 6317(a)) This document corrects three typographical errors in the final rule.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Test Procedure for Residential Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps; Correction
A notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR), to amend the Department of Energy (DOE) test procedures for residential central air conditioners and heat pumps, was published in the Federal Register on July 20, 2006. The Department has identified two errors in that proposed rulemaking and this notice corrects those errors and reopens the comment period.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces and Boilers
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA or the Act) prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment, and requires the Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) to determine if amendments to increase the stringency of the standards are technologically feasible and economically justified, and if they would save a significant amount of energy. In this notice, the Department is proposing to amend the energy conservation standards for residential furnaces and boilers and is announcing a public meeting.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machines and Commercial Refrigerators, Freezers and Refrigerator-Freezers
The Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to adopt test procedures for measuring energy efficiency and related definitions for various consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment on July 25, 2006, including refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machines and commercial refrigerators, freezers, and refrigerator- freezers. For refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machines, the Department proposed to adopt the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air- Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) Standard 32.1-2004 test procedure for measuring equipment energy consumption and for determining equipment capacity. For commercial refrigerators, freezers, and refrigerator-freezers, the Department proposed to adopt the ANSI/ Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) Standard HRF1-1979 for determining equipment capacity. The Department now proposes an additional method as an alternative means for measuring the capacity of refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machines, namely the method to measure refrigerated volume that is set forth in an updated version of ANSI/AHAM HRF1. The Department also proposes to adopt this updated standard for measuring the volume of commercial refrigerators, freezers, and refrigerator- freezers. The Department will receive written comments in response to the July 25, 2006 NOPR or to this supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR).
State Energy Program
The Department of Energy (DOE) is publishing a final rule that amends the State Energy Program regulations to incorporate certain changes made to the DOE-administered formula grant program by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005).