[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 2 (Wednesday, January 4, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 234-235]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-33696]


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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

16 CFR Part 305

RIN 3084-AB03


Rule Concerning Disclosures Regarding Energy Consumption and 
Water Use of Certain Home Appliances and Other Products Required Under 
the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (``Appliance Labeling Rule'')

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION: Extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: In a November 28, 2011 Federal Register Notice, the Federal 
Trade Commission (``Commission'') published an Advance Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking (``ANPR'') on disclosure requirements for heating 
and cooling equipment. In response to a request, the Commission is 
extending the comment period from January 10, 2012 to February 6, 2012.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before February 6, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper, by 
following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ``Regional Labeling for 
Heating and Cooling Equipment (16 CFR Part 305) (Project No. P114202)'' 
on your comment, and file your comment online at https://public.commentworks.com/ftc/regional-disclosuresanpr, by following the 
instructions on the webbased form. If you prefer to file your comment 
on paper, mail or deliver your comment to the following address: 
Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H-113 (Annex 
H), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hampton Newsome, Attorney, (202) 326-
2889, Division of Enforcement, Federal Trade Commission, 600 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission is extending the comment 
period for its ANPR on heating and cooling equipment disclosures to 
February 6, 2012. The Commission's November 28, 2011 ANPR (76 FR 72872) 
solicited comments on possible disclosures for heating and cooling 
equipment to help industry members

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and consumers determine whether equipment meets applicable new 
Department of Energy (``DOE'') efficiency standards for specific 
regions. The ANPR's comment period ends on January 10, 2012. Shortly 
after publication of the ANPR, DOE issued a related Notice of Data 
Availability \1\ seeking comments on an enforcement plan for the new 
regional standards. The FTC disclosures and the DOE plan involve 
overlapping issues. DOE's comment period ends February 6, 2012.
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    \1\ 76 FR 76328 (Dec. 7, 2011).
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    At a joint December 16, 2011 public meeting about the FTC 
disclosures and the DOE plan, the American Council for an Energy 
Efficient Economy requested that the FTC extend its comment deadline to 
match DOE's February 6, 2012 date. The Commission is extending the 
deadline as requested. The extension will ensure consistent timing in 
the FTC and DOE comment periods and will provide additional time for 
comment preparation.

    By direction of the Commission.
Richard C. Donohue
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-33696 Filed 1-3-12; 8:45 am]
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