Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy January 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-01853
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted to the OMB for clearance, a proposal for collection of information pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The collection would be used to measure the impact and progress of DOE's Workplace Charging Challenge (Challenge). The Challenge is an initiative through which DOE provides employers with specialized resources, expertise, and support to incorporate workplace charging programs into their operations successfully.\1\ The initiative is a part of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, which focuses on enabling U.S. vehicle manufacturers 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 by 2022. As the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge is focused on PEV research and development as well as deployment, it has been developed with input from sustainability professionals, industry representatives, and DOE's Clean Cities program staff coordinators.
Notice of Petition for Waiver of Liebherr Canada Ltd. From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedure, and Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2014-01346
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of a petition for waiver and application for interim waiver (hereafter, ``petition'') from Liebherr Canada Ltd. (Liefherr) regarding specified portions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of residential electric refrigerators and refrigerator- freezers. In its petition, Liebherr proposes to use an alternate test procedure that would permit the testing of its all-refrigerator model while physically connected to Liebherr's companion upright freezer model, which is necessary for the refrigerator to function properly. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning Liebherr's petition and the suggested modifications. Today's notice also grants Liebherr an interim waiver from the residential electric refrigerator and refrigerator-freezer test procedure, subject to use of the alternate test procedure set forth in this notice.
Petition for Waiver of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedure and Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2014-01345
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of petitions for waiver from Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung) seeking an exemption from specified portions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of electric refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers. Samsung asks that it be permitted to use an alternate test procedure that is intended to address difficulties in testing dual compressor systems using the currently applicable DOE test procedure. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning Samsung's petitions and the suggested alternate test procedure. Today's notice also grants Samsung an interim waiver from the electric refrigerator-freezer test procedure, subject to use of the alternative test procedure set forth in this notice. The waiver request pertains to the basic models set forth in Samsung's petitions that incorporate dual compressors.
Notice of Petition for Waiver of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedure, and Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2014-01295
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of a petition for waiver from Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung) regarding specified portions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of electric refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers. In its petition, Samsung provides an alternate test procedure identical to the test procedure DOE published in a final rule setting out testing requirements for manufacturers to follow starting in 2014. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning Samsung's petition and the suggested alternate test procedure. Today's notice also grants Samsung an interim waiver from the electric refrigerator and refrigerator-freezer test procedure, subject to use of the alternative test procedure set forth in this notice.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to Indesit Company from the Department of Energy Residential Clothes Dryer Test Procedure
Document Number: 2014-01292
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
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. CD-009) that grants to Indesit Company (Indesit) a waiver from the DOE clothes dryer test procedure. The waiver pertains to the models of condensing residential clothes dryer specified in Indesit's petition. Condensing clothes dryers cannot be tested using the currently applicable DOE test procedure. Under today's decision and order, Indesit shall not be required to test and rate its specified models of residential condensing clothes dryer pursuant to the current test procedure.