[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 20 (Tuesday, January 31, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 4698-4699]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2060]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 430

[Docket No. EERE-2011-BT-NOA-0067]
RIN 1904-AC52


Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure and Energy 
Conservation Standard for Set-Top Boxes and Network Equipment

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of 
Energy.

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: This document announces an extension of the time period for 
submitting comments on the request for information pertaining to the 
development of test procedures and energy conservation standards for 
set-top boxes and network equipment. The comment period is extended to 
March 15, 2012.

DATES: The comment period for the request for information relating to 
set-top boxes and network equipment

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published on December 16, 2011 (76 FR 78174) is extended to March 15, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: Any comments submitted must identify the request for 
information for set-top boxes and network equipment and provide docket 
number EERE-2011-BT-NOA-0067 and/or RIN number 1904-AC52. Comments may 
be submitted using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: at http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: to STB-RFI-2011-NOA-0067@ee.doe.gov. Include EERE-
2011-BT-NOA-0067 in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE-2J, Request for Information 
for Set-top boxes and Network Equipment, EERE-2011-BT-NOA-0067, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585- 0121. Phone: (202) 586-
2945. Please submit one signed paper original.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department 
of Energy, Building Technologies Program, 6th Floor, 950 L'Enfant Plaza 
SW., Washington, DC 20024. Phone: (202) 586-2945. Please submit one 
signed paper original.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents, or 
comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeremy Dommu, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building 
Technologies Program, EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, 
DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-9870. Email: 
Jeremy.Dommu@ee.doe.gov.
    In the office of the General Counsel, contact Ms. Celia Sher, U.S. 
Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC-71, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 
287-6122. Email: Celia.Sher@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 16, 2011, The U.S. Department of 
Energy (DOE) published a request for information (RFI) in the Federal 
Register (76 FR 71874) to initiate a rulemaking and data collection 
process to develop a potential test procedure and energy conservation 
standard for set-top boxes and network equipment. The RFI requested 
public comment from interested parties regarding specific as well as 
general questions and provided for the submission of comments by 
February 14, 2012. Thereafter, AT&T Inc., on behalf of itself and its 
affiliates, requested an extension of the public comment period by a 
minimum of 30 days. AT&T stated that the additional time is necessary 
in order to fully evaluate and prepare the information requested in the 
RFI. AT&T noted that the information requested is complex and requires 
significant and essential input from AT&T engineering, product and 
technical personnel. Thus, AT&T asserted additional time is warranted 
to ensure quality responses to DOE's requests.
    Based on AT&T's request, DOE believes that extending the comment 
period to allow additional time for interested parties to submit 
comments is appropriate. Therefore, DOE is extending the comment period 
until March 15, 2012 to provide interested parties additional time to 
prepare and submit comments. Accordingly, DOE will consider any 
comments received by March 15, 2012 to be timely submitted.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 25, 2012.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
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