Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy August 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Availability of Department of Energy EV Everywhere Grand Challenge Initial Framing Document and Request for Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-21242
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The EV Everywhere Grand Challenge is a U.S. Department of Energy ``Clean Energy Grand Challenge'' with the goal of enabling U.S. companies to be the first in the world to produce plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) that are as affordable and convenient for the average American family as today's gasoline-powered vehicles within the next 10 years. President Obama announced the EV Everywhere Challenge on March 7, 2012. The EV Everywhere Initial Framing Document (framing document) has been developed as a principal means of facilitating stakeholder engagement in the planning process. The framing document describes three potential combinations of PEVs and charging infrastructures, among other possible scenarios, and identifies preliminary technical targets for each of these vehicle and infrastructure scenarios. The framing document is intended to serve as the common framework for stakeholder engagement through public information exchanges and public comment.
Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to Sanyo From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedures
Document Number: 2012-20125
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of the decision and order (Case No. RF-022) that grants Sanyo E&E Corporation (Sanyo) a waiver from the DOE electric refrigerator and refrigerator- freezer test procedures for determining the energy consumption of residential refrigerator-freezers for the basic models set forth in its petition for waiver. Under today's decision and order, Sanyo shall be required to test and rate its hybrid wine chiller/beverage center basic models using an alternate test procedure that requires Sanyo to test the wine chiller compartment at 55 [deg]F instead of the prescribed temperature of 38 [deg]F.
Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-19253
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-07
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register.