[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 61 (Thursday, March 29, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 18963]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7543]


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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
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Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 61 / Thursday, March 29, 2012 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 431

[Docket No. EERE-2010-BT-STD-0043]
RIN 1904-AC36


Energy Conservation Program: Public Meeting and Availability of 
the Framework Document for High-Intensity Discharge Lamps

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 Notice of Public Meeting (NOPM) and 
Availability of Framework Document Regarding Energy Conservation 
Standards for High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps. The comment period 
is extended to April 12, 2012.

DATES: The comment period for the HID Lamps Framework NOPM published on 
February 28, 2012 at 77 FR 11785 is extended to April 12, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Any comments submitted must identify the request for 
information for set-top boxes and network equipment and provide docket 
number EERE-2010-BT-STD-0043 and/or RIN number 1904-AC36. 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 HIDLamps-2010-STD-0043@ee.doe.gov. Include EERE-
2010-BT-STD-0043 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: Ms. Lucy deButts, 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) 287-1604. Email: lucy.debutts@ee.doe.gov.
    Ms. Elizabeth Kohl, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the 
General Counsel, GC-71, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-7796. Email: 
elizabeth.kohl@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 28, 2012, the U.S. Department of 
Energy (DOE) published a notice of public meeting (NOPM) and 
availability of framework document for high-intensity discharge (HID) 
lamps, initiating the rulemaking and data collection process to 
consider establishing energy conservation standards (77 FR 11785). The 
NOPM requested public comment from interested parties and provided for 
the submission of comments by April 5, 2012. The National Electrical 
Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of itself and its members, 
requested an extension of the public comment period by one week. NEMA 
stated that the additional time is necessary to more fully evaluate and 
prepare the information requested in the NOPM. NEMA stated that the 
extension will allow NEMA to conduct necessary meetings before 
providing its comments.
    Based on NEMA's request, DOE believes that extending the comment 
period to allow additional time for interested parties to prepare and 
submit comments is appropriate. Therefore, DOE is extending the comment 
period until April 12, 2012. Accordingly, DOE will consider any 
comments received by April 12, 2012 to be timely submitted.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 23, 2012.
Patrick Davis,
Program Manager, Office of Vehicle Technologies, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2012-7543 Filed 3-28-12; 8:45 am]
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