2018-11238. Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions  

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    AGENCY:

    Department of Energy.

    ACTION:

    Semi-annual regulatory agenda.

    SUMMARY:

    The Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared and is making available its portion of the semi-annual Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (Agenda) pursuant to Executive Order 12866, “Regulatory Planning and Review,” and the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The Agenda is a government-wide compilation of upcoming and ongoing regulatory activity, including a brief description of each rulemaking and a timetable for action. The Agenda also includes a list of regulatory actions completed since publication of the last Agenda. The Department of Energy's portion of the Agenda includes regulatory actions called for by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act and programmatic needs of DOE offices.

    The internet is the basic means for disseminating the Agenda and providing users the ability to obtain information from the Agenda database. DOE's Spring 2018 Agenda can be accessed online by going to www.reginfo.gov.

    DOE's regulatory flexibility agenda is made up of rulemakings setting energy efficiency standards and requirements applicable to DOE sites.

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    Theodore J. Garrish,

    Acting General Counsel.

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    Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy—Proposed Rule Stage

    Sequence No.TitleRegulation Identifier No.
    77Energy Conservation Standards and Definition for General Service Lamps1904-AD09
    78Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Conventional Cooking Products1904-AD15
    79Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Non-Weatherized Gas Furnaces and Mobile Home Gas Furnaces1904-AD20

    Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy—Final Rule Stage

    Sequence No.TitleRegulation Identifier No.
    80Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Water Heating Equipment1904-AD34

    Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy—Long-Term Actions

    Sequence No.TitleRegulation Identifier No.
    81Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Packaged Boilers1904-AD01
    82Modifying the Energy Conservation Program to Implement a Market-Based Approach1904-AE11

    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)

    Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)

    Proposed Rule Stage

    77. Energy Conservation Standards and Definition for General Service Lamps

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.

    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(i)(6)(A)

    Abstract: The Department will issue a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that includes a proposed determination with respect to whether to amend or adopt standards for general service light-emitting diode (LED) lamps and that may include a proposed determination with respect to whether to amend or adopt standard for compact fluorescent lamps. According to the Settlement Agreement between the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the Department (DOE), DOE will use its best efforts to issue the GSL SNOPR by May 28, 2018.

    Timetable:

    ActionDateFR Cite
    Framework Document Availability; Notice of Public Meeting12/09/1378 FR 73737
    Framework Document Comment Period End01/23/14
    Framework Document Comment Period Extended01/23/1479 FR 3742
    Framework Document Comment Period Extended End02/07/14
    Preliminary Analysis and Notice of Public Meeting12/11/1479 FR 73503
    Preliminary Analysis Comment Period Extended01/30/1580 FR 5052
    Preliminary Analysis Comment Period Extended End02/23/15
    Notice of Public Meeting; Webinar03/15/1681 FR 13763
    NPRM03/17/1681 FR 14528
    NPRM Comment Period End05/16/16
    Notice of Public Meeting; Webinar10/05/1681 FR 69009
    Proposed Definition and Data Availability10/18/1681 FR 71794
    Proposed Definition and Data Availability Comment Period End11/08/16
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    Final Rule Adopting a Definition for GSL01/19/1782 FR 7276
    Final Rule Adopting a Definition for GSL Effective01/01/20
    Final Rule Adopting a Definition for GSL Including IRL01/19/1782 FR 7322
    Final Rule Adopting a Definition for GSL Including IRL Effective01/01/20
    Supplemental NPRM05/00/18

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Lucy deButts, Buildings Technologies Office, EE-5B, Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, Phone: 202-287-1604, Email: lucy.debutts@ee.doe.gov.

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    78. Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Conventional Cooking Products

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Regulatory.

    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(m)(1); 42 U.S.C. 6292 (a)(10); 42 U.S.C. 6295(h)

    Abstract: EPCA, as amended by EISA 2007, requires the Secretary to determine whether updating the statutory energy conservation standards for residential conventional cooking products would yield a significant savings in energy use and is technically feasible and economically justified. DOE is reviewing to make such determination.

    Timetable:

    ActionDateFR Cite
    Request for Information (RFI)02/12/1479 FR 8337
    RFI Comment Period End03/14/14
    RFI Comment Period Extended03/03/1479 FR 11714
    RFI Comment Period Extended End04/14/14
    NPRM and Public Meeting06/10/1580 FR 33030
    NPRM Comment Period Extended07/30/1580 FR 45452
    NPRM Comment Period Extended End09/09/15
    Supplemental NPRM09/02/1681 FR 60784
    SNPRM Comment Period Extended09/30/1681 FR 67219
    SNPRM Comment Period Extended End11/02/16
    Supplemental NPRM10/00/18

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Stephanie Johnson, General Engineer, Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Building Technologies Office, EE5B, Washington, DC 20002, Phone: 202 287-1943, Email: stephanie.johnson@ee.doe.gov.

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    79. Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Non-Weatherized Gas Furnaces and Mobile Home Gas Furnaces

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Regulatory.

    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(f)(4)(C); 42 U.S.C. 6295(m)(1); 42 U.S.C. 6295(gg)(3)

    Abstract: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including residential furnaces. EPCA also requires the DOE to determine whether more stringent amended standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified and would save a significant amount of energy. DOE is considering amendments to its energy conservation standards for residential non-weatherized gas furnaces and mobile home gas furnaces in partial fulfillment of a court-ordered remand of DOE's 2011 rulemaking for these products.

    Timetable:

    ActionDateFR Cite
    Notice of Public Meeting10/30/1479 FR 64517
    NPRM and Notice of Public Meeting03/12/1580 FR 13120
    NPRM Comment Period Extended05/20/1580 FR 28851
    NPRM Comment Period Extended End07/10/15
    Notice of Data Availability (NODA)09/14/1580 FR 55038
    NODA Comment Period End10/14/15
    NODA Comment Period Reopened10/23/1580 FR 64370
    NODA Comment Period Reopened End11/06/15
    Supplemental NPRM and Notice of Public Meeting09/23/1681 FR 65720
    Supplemental NPRM Comment Period End11/22/16
    SNPRM Comment Period Reopened12/05/1681 FR 87493
    SNPRM Comment Period End01/06/17
    Supplemental NPRM09/00/18

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: John Cymbalsky, Building Technologies Office, EE-5B, Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, Phone: 202 287-1692, Email: john.cymbalsky@ee.doe.gov.

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    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)

    Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)

    Final Rule Stage

    80. Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Water Heating Equipment

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Regulatory.

    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C)(i) and (vi)

    Abstract: Once completed, this rulemaking will fulfill DOE's statutory obligation under EPCA to either propose amended energy conservation standards for commercial water heaters and hot water supply boilers, or determine that the existing standards do not need to be amended. (Unfired hot water storage tanks and commercial heat pump water heaters are being considered in a separate rulemaking.) DOE must determine whether national standards more stringent than those that are currently in place would result in a significant additional amount of energy savings and whether such amended national standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified.

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    ActionDateFR Cite
    Request for Information (RFI)10/21/1479 FR 62899
    RFI Comment Period End11/20/14
    NPRM05/31/1681 FR 34440
    NPRM Comment Period End08/01/16
    NPRM Comment Period Reopened08/05/1681 FR 51812
    NPRM Comment Period Reopened End08/30/16
    Notice of Data Availability (NODA)12/23/1681 FR 94234
    NODA Comment Period End01/09/17
    Final Action10/00/18

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Catherine Rivest, General Engineer, Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Buildings Technologies Office, EE-5B, Washington, DC 20585, Phone: 202 586-7335, Email: catherine.rivest@ee.doe.gov.

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    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)

    Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)

    Long-Term Actions

    81. Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Packaged Boilers

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.

    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C); 42 U.S.C. 6311(11)(B)

    Abstract: EPCA, as amended by AEMTCA, requires the Secretary to determine whether updating the statutory energy conservation standards for commercial packaged boilers is technically feasible and economically justified and would save a significant amount of energy. If justified, the Secretary will issue amended energy conservation standards for such equipment. DOE last updated the standards for commercial packaged boilers on July 22, 2009. DOE issued a NOPR pursuant to the 6-year-look-back requirement on March 24, 2016. Under EPCA, DOE has two years to issue a final rule after publication of the NOPR.

    Timetable:

    ActionDateFR Cite
    Notice of Proposed Determination (NOPD)08/13/1378 FR 49202
    NOPD Comment Period End09/12/13
    Notice of Public Meeting and Framework Document Availability09/03/1378 FR 54197
    Framework Document Comment Period End10/18/13
    Notice of Public Meeting and Preliminary Analysis11/20/1479 FR 69066
    Preliminary Analysis Comment Period End01/20/15
    Withdrawal of NOPD08/25/1580 FR 51487
    NPRM03/24/1681 FR 15836
    NPRM Comment Period Extended05/04/1681 FR 26747
    NPRM Comment Period Extended End06/22/16
    Next Action Undetermined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: James Raba, Phone: 202 586-8654, Email: jim.raba@ee.doe.gov.

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    82. Modifying the Energy Conservation Program To Implement a Market-Based Approach

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Deregulatory.

    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6291

    Abstract: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is evaluating the potential use of some form of a market-based approach such as an averaging, trading, fee-base or other type of market-based policy mechanism for the U.S. Appliance and Equipment Energy Conservation Standards (ECS) program.

    Timetable:

    ActionDateFR Cite
    Request for Information (RFI)11/28/1782 FR 56181
    RFI Comment Period End02/26/18
    RFI Comment Period Extended02/23/1883 FR 8016
    RFI Comment Period Extended End03/26/18
    Next Action Undetermined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: John Cymbalsky, Phone: 202 287-1692, Email: john.cymbalsky@ee.doe.gov.

    RIN: 1904-AE11

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    [FR Doc. 2018-11238 Filed 6-8-18; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Published:
06/11/2018
Department:
Energy Department
EntryType:
Proposed Rule
Action:
Semi-annual regulatory agenda.
Document Number:
2018-11238
Pages:
27121-27124 (4 pages)
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2018-11238.pdf
CFR: (1)
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