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

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.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2014-04619
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension on the reports and data collected and recorded in support of DOE's Appliance Standards Program. Specifically, DOE is submitting for approval paperwork requirements associated with the three following aspects of the appliance standards program: (1) Gathering data and submitting the certification and compliance reports for each basic model distributed in commerce in the US; (2) maintaining records underlying the certified ratings for each basic model including test data and the associated calculations; and (3) applications for a test procedure waiver for which manufacturers may elect to submit if they manufacturer a basic model that cannot be tested pursuant to the DOE test procedure. This collection includes all covered products and equipment subject to DOE's regulatory requirements described in 10 CFR Parts 429, 430, and 431. More specifically, DOE's certification and compliance requirements are described in 10 CFR Part 429. DOE's records retention requirements are described in 10 CFR 429.71. DOE's application for a test procedure waiver process is described in 10 CFR 430.27 and 431.401.
External Merit Review Meeting
Document Number: 2014-04156
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Wind Power Technologies Office within the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to hold an External Merit Review in Arlington, VA, on March 24- 28, 2014. The External Review Panel will review current projects and provide feedback on technical/scientific/business merit, the actual or anticipated results, and the productivity and management effectiveness of projects. The review panel will also assess projects' potential impact on the wind power industry and identify additional research initiatives and resources that might be required in the future. The event is open to the public based upon space availability.
Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to Samsung From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedures
Document Number: 2014-03694
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of its decision and order in Case No. RF-034 that grants to Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung) a waiver from the DOE electric refrigerator and refrigerator-freezer test procedures for specific basic models set forth in its petition for waiver. In its petition, Samsung provides an alternate test procedure that is identical to the test procedure DOE published in a final rule dated January 25, 2012 (77 FR 3559) that manufacturers will be required to use starting in 2014. Under today's decision and order, Samsung shall be required to test and rate these refrigerator-freezers using an alternate test procedure as adopted in that January 2012 final rule, which accounts for multiple defrost cycles when measuring energy consumption.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-03055
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) invites public comment on a proposed collection of information that DOE/EERE 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.
External Merit Review Meeting
Document Number: 2014-02813
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Water Power Program within the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to hold an External Merit Review in Arlington, VA, on February 24-28, 2014. The External Review Panel will review current projects and provide feedback on technical/scientific/business merit, the actual or anticipated results, and the productivity and management effectiveness of projects. The review panel will also assess projects potential impact on the water power industry and identify additional research initiatives and resources that might be required in the future.
Wind and Water Power Technologies Office
Document Number: 2014-02309
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-06
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e) Initiative within the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to hold an External Merit Review in Washington, DC, on February 4-5, 2014. The External Review Panel will review the current program planning and provide suggestion on the formulation of A2e strategy, goals and implementation approaches. The review panel will also assess the initiative's potential impact on the wind power industry and identify additional research initiatives and resources that might be required in the future.
Demonstration and Deployment Bioenergy Workshop
Document Number: 2014-02268
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-04
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's (BETO's) Demonstration and Deployment Program to discuss the current state of technology and efforts needed to achieve affordable, scalable, and sustainable drop-in hydrocarbon biofuels.
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.