Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy April 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB)
Document Number: 2017-07896
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces a teleconference call of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Notice of Petition for Waiver of AHT Cooling Systems GmbH and AHT Cooling Systems USA Inc. From the Department of Energy Commercial Refrigerator, Freezer, and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedures and Partial Granting of an Interim Waiver; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2017-07368
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is withdrawing its notice of petition for waiver, partial granting of an interim waiver, and request for public comment for AHT Cooling Systems GmbH and AHT Cooling Systems USA Inc. (``AHT'') from the commercial refrigerator, freezer, and refrigerator-freezer (``CRE'') test procedures. The notice published on March 28, 2017, included an error in the calculations to determine daily energy consumption in the alternate test procedure and omitted a step needed to accurately capture the entire defrost energy contribution. Therefore, DOE is withdrawing the notice in its entirety and will republish the notice with corrected calculations and associated discussion.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to Miele Incorporated From the Department of Energy Residential Dishwasher Test Procedure
Document Number: 2017-07109
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of a decision and order (Case No. DW-012) that grants to Miele Incorporated (Miele) a waiver from the DOE dishwasher test procedure for determining the energy consumption of dishwashers. Under this decision and order, Miele is required to test and rate its dishwasher using an alternate test procedure that allows for testing of one specified basic model at 208 volts when measuring energy consumption.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to Samsung Electronics America, Inc. From the Department of Energy Residential Clothes Washer Test Procedure
Document Number: 2017-07108
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of a decision and order (Case No. CW-027) that grants to Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung) a waiver from the DOE test procedure for determining the energy consumption of clothes washers. Under this decision and order, Samsung is required to test and rate its clothes washers with clothes containers greater than 6.0 cubic feet using an alternate test procedure that takes this larger capacity into account when measuring energy consumption.
Executive Summit on Hydropower Research and Development
Document Number: 2017-06859
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-06
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice serves to announce that the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) intends to hold an Executive Summit on Hydropower Research and Development (``Summit'') in Washington, DC on May 4, 2017. Through this initiative, the WPTO intends to engage industry and researchers to articulate hydropower industry research and development (R&D) needs, discuss capabilities of the national laboratories, and provide guidance to industry on how to engage with the national laboratories to accelerate innovation and achieve bottom-line results.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to Dyson, Inc. From the Department of Energy Battery Charger Test Procedure
Document Number: 2017-06732
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of a decision and order (Case No. BC-001) that grants to Dyson, Inc. (Dyson) a waiver from the DOE test procedure for determining the energy consumption of battery chargers. Under this decision and order, Dyson is required to test and rate the battery charger used in its robotic vacuum cleaner model RB01, marketed as the Dyson 360-Eye (Robot) using an alternate test procedure to turn off functions not associated with the battery charging process during the charge and maintenance mode test by isolating a terminal of the battery pack using isolating tape when measuring energy consumption.