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

SunShot Catalyst Program
Document Number: 2014-12290
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of the availability of the SunShot Catalyst Program prize competition rules. The Program is a series of prize-based contests designed to incentivize the public to address time-sensitive market problems in solar. The Program consists of four steps (Ideation, Business Innovation, Prototyping, and Incubation) with value awarded to all winning contestants totaling $1,000,000, which includes approximately $500,000 in cash prizes.
Physical Characterization of Smart and Grid-Connected Commercial and Residential Buildings End-Use Equipment and Appliances
Document Number: 2014-11764
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This document announces an extension of the time period for submitting comments on the request for information, published on April 8, 2014, regarding the physical characterization of smart and grid- connected buildings end-use equipment and appliances. The comment period is extended to Monday, June 23, 2014. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is soliciting comment and data from the public on a variety of issues related to the physical characterization of smart and grid-connected commercial and residential buildings end-use equipment and appliances; including but not limited to processes and metrics for measurement, identification of grid and building services that can be provided, and identification of values and benefits of grid connectivity. DOE also welcomes written comments from the public on any subject relevant (including topics not raised in this notice).
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-11196
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-15
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a proposed 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. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 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 of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Energy Efficiency Program for Industrial Equipment: Final Determination Classifying CSA Group as a Nationally Recognized Certification Program for Small Electric Motors
Document Number: 2014-09965
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces a final 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.