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Decision and Order Granting a Waiver Granted to Samsung Electronics America, Inc. From the Department of Energy Commercial Package Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Test Procedures
Document Number: 2012-27919
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-16
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. CAC-038) that grants Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung) a waiver from the DOE commercial package air- source central air conditioners and heat pumps test procedures for determining the energy consumption set forth in its petition for waiver. Under today's decision and order, Samsung shall be required to test and rate its variable capacity Digital Variable Multi (DVM) (commercial) multi-split heat pumps with cooling capacities ranging from 72,000 Btu/h to 120,000 Btu/h, as specified in its petition using American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/Air-conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Standard 1230, as adopted in DOE's final rule dated May 16, 2012.
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC)
Document Number: 2012-26516
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) was established under section 807 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT), Public Law 109-58; 119 Stat. 849. The Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, 86 Stat. 770, requires that agencies publish notice of an advisory committee meeting in the Federal Register. To attend the meeting and/or to make oral statements during the public comment period, please register no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by email at: HTAC@nrel.gov. An early confirmation of attendance will help to facilitate access to the building more quickly. Entry to the building will be restricted to those who have confirmed their attendance in advance. Please provide your name, organization, citizenship, and contact information, and indicate whether you want to make an oral statement. Anyone attending the meeting will be required to present government issued identification.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-26366
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy invites public comment on a proposed collection of information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget 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. The proposed collection would involve information that will enable DOE to measure the impact and progress of DOE's National Clean Fleets Partnership (Partnership). The Partnership is an initiative through which DOE provides large private-sector fleets with technical assistance and expertise to incorporate alternative fuels and fuel saving measures into their operations successfully. The initiative builds on the established success of DOE's Clean Cities program. The Partnership was developed with input from fleet managers, industry representatives, Clean Cities program staff, and Clean Cities coordinators.
Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-26190
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register.
Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to Sanyo From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedures; Correction
Document Number: 2012-24488
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a decision and order (Case No. RF-022) in the Federal Register on August 16, 2012 (77 FR 49443) that grants Sanyo E&E Corporation (Sanyo) a waiver from the DOE electric refrigerator and refrigerator-freezer test procedures for determining the energy consumption of residential refrigerator-freezers for the basic models set forth in its petition for waiver. This Notice of Correction includes information that was inadvertently omitted from the decision and order which was contained in the petition for wavier pertaining to a correction factor which is needed to calculate the energy efficiency. This information was included in the petition for waiver published in the Federal Register on April 2, 2012 (77 FR 19654).
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to BSH Corporation From the Department of Energy Residential Dishwasher Test Procedure
Document Number: 2012-24093
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-01
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. DW-007) that grants to BSH Corporation (BSH) a waiver from the DOE dishwasher test procedure for certain basic models containing integrated or built-in water softeners. Under today's decision and order, BSH shall be required to test and rate its dishwashers with integrated water softeners using an alternate test procedure that takes this technology into account when measuring energy and water consumption.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to BSH Corporation From the Department of Energy Residential Dishwasher Test Procedure
Document Number: 2012-24092
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-01
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. DW-008) that grants to BSH Corporation (BSH) a waiver from the DOE dishwasher test procedure for certain basic models containing integrated or built-in water softeners. Under today's decision and order, BSH shall be required to test and rate its dishwashers with integrated water softeners using an alternate test procedure that takes this technology into account when measuring energy and water consumption.
Notice of Public Meeting: Designing for Impact IV: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation
Document Number: 2012-23887
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
DOE's Advanced Manufacturing Office, as part of the inter- agency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO) announces the fourth of a series of public workshops entitled ``Designing for Impact: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. This workshop series provides a forum for the AMPNO to present on the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) and its regional components, Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMIs) and to provide an opportunity for public comment on the proposal. The discussion at the workshop will focus on the following topics: Technologies with Broad Impact, Institute Structure and Governance, Strategies for Sustainable Institute Operations, and Education and Workforce Development. The Designing for Impact workshop series is organized by representatives from the Department of Commerce, NIST; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and National Science Foundation.
SunShot Prize: Race to the Rooftop
Document Number: 2012-23098
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-19
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces the release of the SunShot Prize: Race to the Rooftop competition. This competition offers $10 million in prizes to those who can lower the non-hardware installation cost of rooftop solar energy systems.
State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB)
Document Number: 2012-21812
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-05
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 (Public Law 92-463; 86 Stat.770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Availability of Department of Energy EV Everywhere Grand Challenge Initial Framing Document and Request for Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-21242
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The EV Everywhere Grand Challenge is a U.S. Department of Energy ``Clean Energy Grand Challenge'' with the goal of enabling U.S. companies 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 within the next 10 years. President Obama announced the EV Everywhere Challenge on March 7, 2012. The EV Everywhere Initial Framing Document (framing document) has been developed as a principal means of facilitating stakeholder engagement in the planning process. The framing document describes three potential combinations of PEVs and charging infrastructures, among other possible scenarios, and identifies preliminary technical targets for each of these vehicle and infrastructure scenarios. The framing document is intended to serve as the common framework for stakeholder engagement through public information exchanges and public comment.
Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to Sanyo From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedures
Document Number: 2012-20125
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-16
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. RF-022) that grants Sanyo E&E Corporation (Sanyo) a waiver from the DOE electric refrigerator and refrigerator- freezer test procedures for determining the energy consumption of residential refrigerator-freezers for the basic models set forth in its petition for waiver. Under today's decision and order, Sanyo shall be required to test and rate its hybrid wine chiller/beverage center basic models using an alternate test procedure that requires Sanyo to test the wine chiller compartment at 55 [deg]F instead of the prescribed temperature of 38 [deg]F.
Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-19253
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-07
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register.
Petition for Waiver of LG Electronics, Inc. From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedure and Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2012-18497
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of a petition for waiver from LG Electronics, Inc. (LG) regarding specified portions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of electric refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers. It also grants LG with an interim waiver from that procedure. The waiver request pertains to the basic models set forth in LG's petition that incorporate dual compressors. In its petition, LG provides an alternate test procedure that addresses difficulties in testing dual compressor systems according to the DOE test procedure. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning LG's petition and the suggested alternate test procedure.
State Energy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2012-17877
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-23
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 (Pub. L. 92-463; 86 Stat.770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-16663
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-09
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance a proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed collection will support a National Evaluation of DOE's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funded Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program. A 60-day notice and request for comments was published in the Federal Register on February 15, 2012 (77 FR 8852). No comments were received in response to this Notice. This subsequent 30-day notice allows public comment on the final version of the information collection request. 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 the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Information about the outcomes of the program, including energy and cost savings, the net number of jobs created or retained, and gross reductions in carbon emissions, is needed for a comprehensive evaluation of the program.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-16455
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy 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 develop a scorecard that would assist DOE's Clean Cities Coalitions and stakeholders in assessing the level of readiness of their communities for plug-in electric vehicles. Information collected would allow DOE to provide respondents with an objective assessment of their communities' readiness for PEV adoption and an understanding of their commitment to successful deployment of PEVs, and is needed to ensure appropriate evaluation of progress in deploying PEVS.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-15984
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance, a proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed collection will enable a user-based evaluation of submitted entries to the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Competition (L Prize[supreg]) competition. The L Prize competition was authorized to encourage development and deployment of highly energy efficient solid- state lighting products. The proposed collection will assist in evaluating the entries in a real-world environment to insure that winning products do not exhibit undesirable or poor qualities that are not identified from formal laboratory testing by the DOE. These undesirable attributes could be a hindrance to sales of the winning product and could negatively impact the energy reduction potential of the competition. Additionally, the DOE wishes to gauge program success by periodically obtaining quantitative data about the effectiveness of the promotions and campaigns which are directly tied to L Prize winners. The quantitative data will be a survey asking five qualitative questions about the occupant's overall satisfaction of the lights. The brief assessments will be collected by the site's partner sponsor and returned, along with the entrant lamps, to DOE at the conclusion of the field assessment.
Wind and Water Power Program
Document Number: 2012-15772
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) Wind and Water Power Program is planning a coordination workshop to exchange information among parties engaged in Mid-Atlantic marine ecological survey, modeling, and database efforts. This meeting will be a technical discussion to provide those involved in these activities with information regarding the current efforts of others involved in similar or related efforts.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2012-14398
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-13
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its Historic Preservation for Energy Efficiency Programs, OMB Control Number 1910-5155. The proposed collection will allow DOE to continue data collection on the status of Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), State Energy Program (SEP) and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program activities to ensure that recipients are compliant with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
Notice of Petition for Waiver of BSH Corporation From the Department of Energy Residential Dishwasher Test Procedure, and Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2012-13618
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-06
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of and publishes the BSH Corporation (BSH) petition for waiver (hereafter, ``petition'') from specified portions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of dishwashers. Today's notice also grants an interim waiver of the dishwasher test procedure. Through this notice, DOE also solicits comments with respect to the BSH petition.
Wind and Water Power Program
Document Number: 2012-13102
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Programs with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) are required to undertake rigorous, objective peer review of their funded projects in order to ensure and enhance the management, relevance, effectiveness, and productivity of those projects. The 2012 Wind and Water Power Program, Wind Power Peer Review Meeting will review wind technology development and market acceleration and deployment projects from the Program's research and development portfolio. The 2012 Wind Power Peer Review Meeting will be held June 19 through June 21, 2012, in Alexandria, VA.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-12610
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-24
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.
Publication of the Petition for Waiver From Sanyo E&E Corporation From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedure
Document Number: 2012-11998
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-17
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
On April 2, 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published the Sanyo E&E Corporation (Sanyo) petition for waiver from the residential refrigerator and refrigerator-freezer test procedure. Comments were required to be submitted by May 2, 2012. This document announces that the period for submitting comments on the Sanyo petition for waiver is re-opened until June 18, 2012.
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Representative Average Unit Costs of Energy
Document Number: 2012-10058
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
In this notice, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is forecasting the representative average unit costs of five residential energy sources for the year 2012 pursuant to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. The five sources are electricity, natural gas, No. 2 heating oil, propane, and kerosene.
Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals: Standard Work Specifications for Single Family Energy Upgrades
Document Number: 2012-9311
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
A notice of availability and request for comments on a revised version of The Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals: Standard Work Specifications for Single Family Energy Upgrades was published in the Federal Register on March 29, 2012. 77 FR 19008. A number of commenters indicated that because of the extent of changes to the revised version from the version previously made publically available, additional time should be provided for review and comment. This notice reopens the comment period on the revised guidelines to provide additional opportunity for public review and comment.
Nationwide Categorical Waivers Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)
Document Number: 2012-8329
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-06
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is hereby granting a nationwide limited waiver of the Buy American requirements of section 1605 of the Recovery Act under the authority of Section 1605(b)(2), (iron, steel, and the relevant manufactured goods are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality), with respect to Recovery Act projects funded by EERE for pre-insulated district heating pipe system consisting of thin wall thickness steel pipe meeting the EN13941 standard, bonded to polyurethane foam insulation, bonded to an HDPE jacket, such that all the components operate as a single pipe (including two 1.5 mm squared area copper wires embedded in the insulation for leak detection and location); pre-insulated steel fittings with the same characteristics as the pre-insulated pipe; and pre-insulated maintenance free ball valves with an all welded valve body and a stainless steel valve ball in a spring loaded teflon seat, having the same insulation and jacket characteristics as the pipe.
Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-8090
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces an open webinar of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee under Section 9008(d) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation.
State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB)
Document Number: 2012-7956
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-03
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 (Pub. L. 92-463; 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB)
Document Number: 2012-7955
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-03
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces a live Board meeting of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463; 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Notice of Petition for Waiver of Sanyo E&E Corporation from the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedure
Document Number: 2012-7812
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-02
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of and publishes the Sanyo E&E Corporation (Sanyo) petition for waiver (hereafter, ``petition'') from specified portions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of electric refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers. The waiver request pertains to the hybrid wine chiller/beverage center basic models set forth in Sanyo's petition. In its petition, Sanyo provides an alternate test procedure to test the wine chiller compartment at 55[emsp14][deg]F instead of the prescribed temperature of 38[emsp14][deg]F. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning Sanyo's petition and the suggested alternate test procedure.
Notice of Petition for Waiver of BSH Corporation From the Department of Energy Residential Dishwasher Test Procedure, and Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2012-7811
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-02
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of and publishes the BSH Corporation (BSH) petition for waiver (hereafter, ``petition'') from specified portions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of dishwashers. Today's notice also grants an interim waiver of the dishwasher test procedure. Through this notice, DOE also solicits comments with respect to the BSH petition.
Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals: Standard Work Specifications for Single Family Energy Upgrades
Document Number: 2012-7544
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) requests comments on the revised version of the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals: Standard Work Specifications for Single Family Energy Upgrades. This document is a set of work specifications applicable to energy efficiency retrofits of single family homes. These specifications are intended as a resource for any organization, company, or individual involved in energy efficiency retrofits of residential homes. This document was released for public comment in draft form on November 9, 2010. As a result of the comments received, EERE made revisions to the document for which EERE is providing an opportunity for public comment.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2012-6546
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-19
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its Better Buildings, Better Plants Program Voluntary Pledge Program, OMB Control Number 1910-5141. The proposed collection will be used to evaluate the success of the voluntary agreements made through the DOE's Better Buildings, Better Plants Program. The information to be collected from Partner plants includes: background data, including contact information, information on primary energy consumption and energy saving, high level descriptions of implemented energy projects, and annual and cumulative energy intensity progress. The results of the Better Buildings, Better Plants Voluntary Pledge Report will only be published in program evaluation and metrics documentation. Results will be published in aggregate to report the impact of the DOE program in a report that must be submitted to Congress in 2012 and 2017.
Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC): Correction
Document Number: 2012-6415
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) published in the Federal Register on March 8, 2012, a notice of Establishment of the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) and Solicitation of Nominations for Membership. The notice contained incorrect language. As a result, the language is being corrected in this notice.
Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC)
Document Number: 2012-5661
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-08
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Pursuant to Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), and in accordance with Title 41, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 102-3.65, and following consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration, and in accordance with the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1996 (NRA), and the Administrative Procedure Act, notice is hereby given that the ASRAC will be established for a two-year period. The Committee will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy on matters concerning the DOE's Appliances and Commercial Equipment Standards Program's (Program) test procedures and rulemaking process. Formation of this committee allows the Program to further improve the rulemaking process. The Committee provides advice and makes recommendations on the: (1) Development of minimum efficiency standards for residential appliances and commercial equipment, (2) development of product test procedures, (3) certification and enforcement of standards, (4) labeling for various residential products and commercial equipment, and (5) specific issues of concern to DOE, as requested by the Secretary of Energy, the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), and the Buildings Technologies Program Manager. Additionally, the establishment of the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee has been determined to be essential to the conduct of the Department's mission and to be in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Department of Energy by law and agreement. The Committee will operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and rules and regulations issued in implementation of that Act, the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1996 (NRA), and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). This notice also requests nominations for members on the Committee, to ensure a wide range of member candidates and a balanced committee.
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: 2012-5287
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of and publishes the Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung) petition for waiver (hereafter, ``petition'') from 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 that is the same as the test procedure DOE published in an interim final rule. 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.
Notice of Petition for Waiver of Fujitsu General Limited From the Department of Energy Commercial Package Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Test Procedure, and Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2012-5228
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of and publishes the Fujitsu General Limited (FUJITSU) petition for waiver and application for interim waiver (hereafter, ``petition'') from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of commercial package air-source central air conditioners and heat pumps. Today's notice also grants an interim waiver of the commercial package air-source central air conditioners and heat pumps test procedure. Through this notice, DOE also solicits comments with respect to the FUJITSU petition.
Decision and Order Amending a Waiver Granted to Fujitsu General America, Inc. From the Department of Energy Commercial Package Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Test Procedures
Document Number: 2012-5227
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice publishes the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Decision and Order in Case No. CAC-040, which amends the current waiver applicable to Fujitsu's Airstage V-II products to require the use of Air-conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute 1230 (AHRI) as the alternative test procedure.
Notice of Petition for Waiver of LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. From the Department of Energy Clothes Washer Test Procedure, and Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2012-3942
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of and publishes the LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. (LG) petition for waiver and application for interim waiver (hereafter, ``petition'') from specified portions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of clothes washers. Today's notice also grants an interim waiver of the clothes washer test procedure. Through this notice, DOE also solicits comments with respect to the LG petition.
Nationwide Categorical Waivers Under Section 1605 (Buy American) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)
Document Number: 2012-3939
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is hereby granting a nationwide limited waiver of the Buy American requirements of section 1605 of the Recovery Act under the authority of Section 1605(b)(2), (iron, steel, and the relevant manufactured goods are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality), with respect to Recovery Act projects funded by EERE for ((1) 400 amp Dual Element Time-Delay Fuses for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) charging station; (2) Video imaging card rack mounted boards for vehicle presence and data detection; (3) 20-ton split system heat pump that meets a minimum static pressure requirement of 3.0 inches of water column (only where the 3.0 water column is a requirement of the system); and (4) network manager for conversion of proprietary protocolStaefa brand systemto a non-proprietary open source protocol.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-3535
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-15
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 for a National Evaluation of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG) 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 the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Information about the outcomes of the program, including energy and cost savings, the net number of jobs created or retained, and gross reductions in carbon emissions, is needed for a comprehensive evaluation of the program.
Notice of Petition for Waiver of GE Appliances From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedure, and Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2012-3371
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-14
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of and publishes the GE Appliances (GE) petition for waiver (hereafter, ``petition'') from specified portions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of certain specific electric refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers. In its petition, GE provides an alternate test procedure and DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning GE's petition and the suggested alternate test procedure. Today's notice also grants GE 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.
Notice of Petition for Waiver of Hussmann From the Department of Energy Commercial Refrigerator, Freezer and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedure, and Grant of Interim Waiver
Document Number: 2012-2045
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This notice announces receipt of and publishes the Hussmann Inc. (Hussmann) petition for waiver and application for interim waiver (hereafter, ``petition'') from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure for determining the energy consumption of commercial refrigerators, freezers and refrigerator-freezers. Today's notice also grants an interim waiver of the commercial refrigerator, freezer and refrigerator-freezer test procedure. Through this notice, DOE also solicits comments with respect to the Hussmann petition.
Nationwide Categorical Waivers Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)
Document Number: 2012-1625
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is hereby granting a nationwide limited waiver of the Buy American requirements of section 1605 of the Recovery Act under the authority of Section 1605(b)(2), (iron, steel, and the relevant manufactured goods are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality), with respect to Recovery Act projects funded by EERE for: (1) 5-25 Watt LED Candelabra Bulbs (includes Flame tip, bent tip, A19, S11, G16.5 or G25 clear bulb enclosure); (2) 140 Watt LED fixtures with 10 degree beams capable of illuminating from 100 feet, UL certified; and (3) 27 Watt round LED fixtures, producing 1 foot-candle at 242 feet distance, UL certified. This waiver expires May 1, 2012.
Nationwide Limited Public Interest Waiver Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)
Document Number: 2012-1623
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is hereby granting a nationwide limited waiver of the Buy American requirements of section 1605 of the Recovery Act under the authority of section 1605(b)(1) (amended public interest waiver), with respect to donated manufactured goods.
Request for Information (RFI) Regarding Miscellaneous Residential and Commercial Electrical Equipment
Document Number: 2012-1347
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) is evaluating the energy use and energy efficiency potential of miscellaneous residential and commercial electrical equipment, including: audio-video equipment, computer systems, household cleaning equipment, imaging equipment, network equipment, personal space heating equipment, thermal household equipment, thermal kitchen equipment, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), and vertical transport equipment. DOE is requesting information from interested parties regarding product markets, energy use, test procedures, and energy efficient product design.
Proposed Agency Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-546
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-13
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a proposed emergency 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.