[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 43 (Monday, March 5, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 13026-13027]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-5236]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 431

[Docket No. EERE-2010-BT-STD-0037]
RIN 1904-AC39


Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standard for 
Automatic Commercial Ice Makers

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

ACTION: Notice of extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On January 24, 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 
announced that it would hold a public meeting to discuss and receive 
comments on the product classes that DOE plans to analyze for purposes 
of establishing energy conservation standards for automatic commercial 
ice makers; the analytical framework, models, and tools that DOE is 
using to evaluate new and amended standards for these products; the 
results of preliminary analyses performed by DOE for these products; 
and potential energy conservation standard levels derived from these 
analyses that DOE could consider for these products. DOE also 
encouraged written comments on these subjects. This document announces 
an extension of the time period for submitting comments on the energy 
conservation standards notice of public meeting (NOPM) and availability 
of the preliminary technical support document (preliminary TSD) for 
automatic commercial ice makers. The comment period is extended to 
April 20, 2012.

DATES: The comment period for the energy conservation standards NOPM 
and preliminary TSD for automatic commercial ice makers, published on 
January 24, 2012 (77 FR 3404) is extended until April 22, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Any comments submitted must provide the appropriate docket 
number EERE-2010-BT-STD-0037 and/or RIN number 1904-AC39. Comments may 
be submitted using any of the following methods:
    1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    2. Email: ACIM-2010-STD-0037@ee.doe.govmailto:RCAC-HP-2009-TP-0004@ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number EERE-2010-BT-STD-0037 and/or 
RIN number 1904-AC39 in the subject line of the message.
    3. Postal Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE-2J, Preliminary TSD for 
Automatic Commercial Ice Makers, EERE-2010-BT-STD-0037, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone (202) 
586-2945. If possible, please submit all items on CD. It is not 
necessary to include printed copies.
    4. Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Building Technologies Program, 950 L'Enfant Plaza, SW., 6th 
Floor, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone (202) 586-2945. If possible, 
please submit all items on CD. It is not necessary to include printed 
copies.
    Docket: The docket is available for review at www.regulations.gov, 
including Federal Register notices, key rulemaking documents, public 
meeting presentations, attendee lists and transcripts, comments, and 
other supporting documents/materials. All documents in the docket are 
listed in the regulations.gov index. However, not all documents listed 
in the index may be publicly available, such as information that is 
exempt from public disclosure. The regulations.gov Web page will 
contain instructions on how to access all documents in the docket, 
including public comments.
    The rulemaking Web page can be found at: www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/commercial/automatic_ice_making_equipment.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Charles Llenza, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building 
Technologies, EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-2192. Email: 
Charles.Llenza@ee.doe.gov.

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    In the Office of General Counsel, contact Mr. Ari Altman, U.S. 
Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC-71, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121, (202) 287-6307, 
Email: Ari.Altman@hq.doe.gov.
    For information on how to submit or review public comments, contact 
Ms. Brenda Edwards, 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) 586-2945. Email: Brenda.Edwards@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 24, 2012, DOE published a Federal 
Register notice announcing the availability of its preliminary 
technical support document for energy conservation standards for 
automatic commercial ice makers, as well as a public meeting to discuss 
and receive comment on the preliminary analysis. 77 FR 3404. The NOPM 
provides for the submission of comments by March 9, 2012. The public 
meeting to discuss the preliminary analysis was held on February 16, 
2012. At the public meeting, commenters requested that DOE provide 
additional information not contained in the preliminary technical 
support document. DOE agreed to provide the additional information. In 
addition, DOE received several requests for an extension to the comment 
period to review this additional information. Therefore, DOE has 
determined that an extension of the public comment period is 
appropriate to allow for the review of the additional information, and 
is hereby extending the comment period. DOE will consider any comments 
received by April 22, 2012 to be timely.

Further Information on Submitting Comments

    Under 10 CFR 1004.11, any person submitting information that he or 
she believes to be confidential and exempt by law from public 
disclosure should submit two copies: One copy of the document including 
all the information believed to be confidential, and one copy of the 
document with the information believed to be confidential deleted. DOE 
will make its own determination about the confidential status of the 
information and treat it according to its determination.
    Factors of interest to DOE when evaluating requests to treat 
submitted information as confidential include (1) a description of the 
items; (2) whether and why such items are customarily treated as 
confidential within the industry; (3) whether the information is 
generally known by or available from other sources; (4) whether the 
information has previously been made available to others without 
obligation concerning its confidentiality; (5) an explanation of the 
competitive injury to the submitting person which would result from 
public disclosure (6) when such information might lose its confidential 
character due to the passage of time; and (7) why disclosure of the 
information would be contrary to the public interest.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 28, 2012.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
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