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

H2 Refuel H-Prize Final Guidelines
Document Number: 2014-25596
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
As authorized in Section 654 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing the $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize competition, allowing teams from across the United States to compete and develop systems that generate and dispense hydrogen from resources commonly available to residences (electricity or natural gas), for use in homes, community centers, businesses or similar locations, to supplement the current infrastructure roll-out and reduce barriers to using hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-25238
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) today gives notice of a request for public comment, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on the continued collection of information entitled: Budget Justification, which DOE has developed for submission to and approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the continued collection of such budget justification 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.
Electrolytic Hydrogen Production Workshop Report: Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-25141
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number DE-FOA-0001188 regarding feedback on the summary report for the Electrolytic Hydrogen Production Workshop held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in February, 2014. The RFI document is posted at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to electrolytic hydrogen production pathways, specifically with respect to the Electrolytic Hydrogen Production Workshop Report. EERE is interested both in information on the current status of electrolytic hydrogen production pathways, technologies, and their potential to meet DOE cost goals as well as feedback on the content of the report, including the key R&D needs as determined by the participants. EERE is also interested in the community's opinion of the electrolysis technologies that have the most potential to produce low cost hydrogen that meets DOE goals. This is solely a Request for Information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications at this time.
Hydrogen Transmission and Distribution Workshop Report: Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-25140
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number DE-FOA-0001187 regarding feedback on the summary report for the Hydrogen Transmission and Distribution Workshop held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in February, 2014. The RFI document is posted at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to hydrogen transmission and distribution pathways, specifically with respect to the Hydrogen Transmission and Distribution Workshop Report. EERE is interested both in information on the current status of transmission and distribution pathways, technologies and their potential to meet DOE cost goals as well as feedback on the content of the report, including the key R&D needs as determined by the participants. EERE is also interested in the community's opinion of the metrics and protocols for the given pathways that would most effectively aid in the determination of a technology's potential to deliver low cost hydrogen that meets DOE goals. This is solely a Request for Information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications at this time.
Notice of Request for Information (RFI) Re: Photovoltaic Module Recycling
Document Number: 2014-24969
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) today gives notice of a request for information regarding the possible technical areas of research in the area of photovoltaic module recycling. DOE intends to understand the current state of recycling technology and the areas of research that could lead to impactful recycling technologies to support the developing photovoltaic industry. The intent of this RFI is to generate discussion related to planning for the end of life of photovoltaic modules and to create a list of high impact research topics in photovoltaics recycling. Details regarding the RFI and instructions for submitting responses to the RFI can be found at the following URL address: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/.
Wind and Water Power Program: Guidance for Hydroelectric Incentive Payments
Document Number: 2014-24919
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-20
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a second version of its draft Guidance for EPAct 2005 Section 242 Program. The guidance describes how DOE intends to provide incentive payments to the owners or operators of qualified hydroelectric facilities for electric energy generated and sold for a specified 10- year period as authorized under section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Request for Information; Assisting Federal Facilities With Energy Conservation Technologies, Fiscal Year 2015
Document Number: 2014-24867
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-20
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) today invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number DE-FOA-0001203 regarding ``Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies Fiscal Year 2015.'' The RFI document is posted at https://eere- exchange.energy.gov/. EERE intends to issue, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled ``Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies Fiscal Year 2015 (AFFECT 2015).'' This RFI seeks input from interested parties and stakeholders regarding the subject of the anticipated FOA and related details. If the FOA is issued, it will likely provide grants to Federal agencies for renewable energy projects that are incorporated into a privately financed performance contract, such as an Energy Savings Performance Contract or Utility Energy Service Contract, or as part of a renewable energy Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Applications for renewable energy projects that are financed through appropriations will also be considered. If the FOA is issued, it will be released at some point in Fiscal Year 2015, which began October 1, 2014 and ends September 30, 2015. This is solely a Request for Information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.
Bioenergy Technologies Office: Waste to Energy Roadmapping Workshop
Document Number: 2014-24457
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-15
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) today gives notice of a workshop hosted by the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) to discuss the current state of technology and efforts needed to achieve affordable, scalable, and sustainable drop-in hydrocarbon biofuels derived from waste feedstocks.
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 Future Planning; Request for Information
Document Number: 2014-24328
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-14
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The Solar Decathlon provides participating students with hands-on experience and unique training that prepares them to enter the clean energy workforce. Open to the public free of charge, the Solar Decathlon gives visitors the opportunity to tour solar-powered houses, gather ideas to use in their own homes, and learn how energy-saving features can help them save money today. The first Solar Decathlon was held in 2002; the competition then occurred biennially in 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011 in Washington, DC In 2013, the Solar Decathlon moved to the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. The next Solar Decathlon will take place Oct. 8-18, 2015, at the Orange County Great Park. This RFI seeks information to inform designing, planning and implementing the next generation of the Solar Decathlon2017 and beyond.
Buildings-to-Grid Integration and Related Areas of Research
Document Number: 2014-24134
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-09
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) announces for public comment the availability of the draft document titled ``Transaction-Based Building Controls Framework, Volume 1: Reference Guide''.
Determination Regarding Energy Efficiency Improvements in ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013: Energy Standard for Buildings, Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings; Correction
Document Number: 2014-23916
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-07
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
On September 26, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice in the Federal Register regarding its determination surrounding ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 (79 FR 57900). The original notice included an incorrect date by which states are required by statute to submit certifications. This notice contains a correction to the state certification deadline.