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

H2 Refuel H-Prize Draft Guidelines Released for Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-06193
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) announces in this notice the release of the H2 Refuel H-Prize Draft Guidelines for public comment, pursuant to Section 654 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Public Law 110-140 (December 19, 2007). Interested persons are encouraged to learn about the H2 Refuel H-Prize guidelines at: https:// www.hydrogen.energy.gov/hprize.html.
Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection for the Weatherization Assistance Program Sub-programs
Document Number: 2014-05961
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-19
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on an extension of a currently approved collection of information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its Weatherization Assistance Program, OMB Control Number 1910-5157. The proposed collection will collect information on the status of grantee activities, expenditures, and results, to ensure that program funds are being used appropriately, effectively and expeditiously. A sixty day Notice and Request for Comments was published on January 6, 2014 at 79 FR 649. No comments were received to that notice. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the currently approved collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden pertaining to the approved collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to further enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (d) ways to further minimize the burden regarding the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Guidance Surrounding Department of Energy Support of Building Energy Code Compliance Software
Document Number: 2014-05952
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program has made available guidance on how it intends to respond to requests for modified versions of energy code compliance software.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Representative Average Unit Costs of Energy
Document Number: 2014-05949
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
In this notice, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is forecasting the representative average unit costs of five residential energy sources for the year 2014 pursuant to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. The five sources are electricity, natural gas, No. 2 heating oil, propane, and kerosene.
Petition for Waiver of Felix Storch, Inc. (FSI) From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedure and Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2014-05778
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-17
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of a petition for waiver from Felix Storch, Inc. (FSI) seeking an exemption from specified portions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of certain electric refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers. FSI asks that it be permitted to use an alternate test procedure to account for the energy consumption of its specific models of its Keg Beer Coolers, Assisted Living Refrigerator-freezers and Ultra-Compact Hotel Refrigerators in place of the currently applicable DOE test procedure. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning FSI's petition and the suggested alternate test procedure. Today's notice also declines to grant FSI with an interim waiver from the electric refrigerator- freezers test procedure, for the reasons described in this notice. The waiver request pertains to the basic models set forth in FSI's petition.
Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop
Document Number: 2014-04848
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) today announces an open meeting hosted by its Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) on the topic of algae-based biofuels research and development, titled the Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop.
Bio-Oil Co-Processing: Expanding the Refinery Supply System Workshop
Document Number: 2014-04842
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) today gives notice of an open workshop hosted by the Bioenergy Technologies Office's (BETO's) Conversion Program to discuss the current state of technology and efforts needed to understand and specify bio-oil intermediate requirements for use in petroleum refineries. Dates and Times: Morning Session: April 3, 2014, 8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m. Afternoon Session: April 3, 2014, 1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Energy Efficiency Program for Industrial Equipment: Interim Determination Classifying CSA Group as a Nationally Recognized Certification Program for Small Electric Motors
Document Number: 2014-04718
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces an interim determination by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) classifying CSA Group (CSA) as a nationally recognized certification program under 10 CFR 431.447 and 431.448.