Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy January 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Interim Waiver and Request for Waiver From Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Systems Corporation of America Corporation (PAPRSA) From the Department of Energy Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedures
Document Number: 2016-01496
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of a request for an extension to hybrid basic model PR6180WBC of a previously granted waiver and for an interim waiver from Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Systems Corporation of America (Case No. RF-043) with respect to the U.S. Department of Energy's electric refrigerator and refrigerator-freezer test procedures. Panasonic seeks to apply the alternative test procedure for measuring the energy usage of similar hybrid wine chiller/beverage center basic models, which DOE required in response to prior waiver requests. Because of a an error discovered in the equation used to calculate the energy usage of these products, DOE has rescinded the prior waivers and is proposing to correct this equation to ensure the accuracy of the calculations provided under the alternative test procedure. DOE solicits comments on its proposed modifications to correct the procedure contained in prior waivers issued to PAPRSA. DOE has issued an interim waiver for hybrid basic model PR6180WBC and all other PAPRSA hybrid basic models previously subject to a waiver.
Notice of Public Workshop To Provide Comments on Field Testing and Verification for Project DE-EE0006789, “Assimilation of Wave Imaging Radar Observations for Real-Time Wave-by-Wave Forecasting”
Document Number: 2016-01293
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing the following web-based public workshop entitled, ``Field Testing and Verification for Project DE-EE0006789, [Assimilation of Wave Imaging Radar Observations for Real-time Wave-by-Wave Forecasting]''. The purpose of the meeting is for DOE to obtain industry feedback regarding field testing and verification of the wave-by-wave forecasting system under development.