[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 106 (Friday, June 1, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32621-32622]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13287]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Developing Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects at Federal 
Facilities Using Private Capital Draft

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of 
Energy (DOE).

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ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: DOE is releasing for public comment a draft guidebook entitled 
Federal Renewable Energy Guide: Developing Large-Scale Renewable Energy 
Projects at Federal Facilities Using Private Capital. DOE will consider 
comments and recommendations on the draft guidebook, which is available 
at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/largereguide.pdf.

DATES: DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this 
draft guidebook no later than July 2, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
    1. Email to: FEMPLargeREGuide@ee.doe.gov. Include ``Comments--
[Name/Organization]'' in the subject line of the email. Please include 
the full body of your comments in the text of the message or as an 
attachment.
    2. Mail: Address written comments to Anne Crawley, U.S. Department 
of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Federal 
Energy Management Program (EE-2L), 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585-0121.
    Because of potential delays in DOE's receipt and processing of mail 
sent through the U.S. Postal Service, we encourage respondents to 
submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Anne Crawley, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Federal 
Energy Management Program (EE-2L), 1000 Independence Ave. SW., 
Washington, DC 20585-0121; (202) 586-1505; Anne.Crawley@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The draft guidebook, entitled Federal 
Renewable Energy Guide: Developing Large-Scale Renewable Energy 
Projects at Federal Facilities Using Private Capital, provides guidance 
to Federal agencies on how to establish a project development framework 
to allow Federal agencies to work effectively with private developers 
on the implementation of large-scale renewable energy projects.
    FEMP specifically requests comment and information with respect to 
the following issues:
    1. Does Figure 3 in Section I sufficiently identify the private 
sector's motivations and constraints related to large-scale renewable 
energy projects?
    2. Does Section II accurately describe the general process that 
renewable energy developers and financiers use to develop large-scale 
renewable energy projects?
    3. Does the graphic in Figure 1 reasonably portray the developer 
and financier processes? If not, please recommend changes.
    4. Do you agree with the seven categories of project development 
outlined in Section II and expanded on in Appendix B?
    5. Are the terms referring to the stages of the process that 
developers and financiers use to develop large-scale renewable energy 
projects accurate? Would you use any different terms? If so, can you 
define those terms for a general audience?
    6. What items would you add to the checklists in Appendix B?
    7. Would renewable energy developers be interested in pursuing 
large-scale renewable energy projects at Federal facilities that follow 
the steps outlined in this guidebook?
    8. What, if anything, is this guidebook missing?
    This draft guidebook is available at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/largereguide.pdf. DOE will accept comments and information 
regarding the draft guidebook no later than the date specified in the 
DATES section.
    More information on DOE's FEMP is available at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 24, 2012.
Timothy D. Unruh,
Program Manager, DOE-EERE Federal Energy Management Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-13287 Filed 5-31-12; 8:45 am]
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