[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 5 (Tuesday, January 8, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-31497]



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Department of Energy





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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

Federal Register / Vol. 78 , No. 5 / Tuesday, January 8, 2013 / 
Unified Agenda

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Chs. II, III, and X

48 CFR Ch. 9


Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared and is making 
available its portion of the semiannual Unified Agenda of Federal 
Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (Agenda), including its Regulatory 
Plan (Plan), pursuant to Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning 
and Review,'' and the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Agenda is a government-wide compilation 
of upcoming and ongoing regulatory activity, including a brief 
description of each rulemaking and a timetable for action. The Agenda 
also includes a list of regulatory actions completed since publication 
of the last Agenda. The Department of Energy's portion of the Agenda 
includes regulatory actions called for by the Energy Policy Act of 
2005, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and 
programmatic needs of DOE offices.
    The Internet is the basic means for disseminating the Agenda and 
providing users the ability to obtain information from the Agenda 
database. DOE's entire Fall 2012 Agenda can be accessed online by going 
to: www.reginfo.gov. Agenda entries reflect the status of activities as 
of approximately December 30, 2012.
    Publication in the Federal Register is mandated by the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602) only for Agenda entries that require 
either a regulatory flexibility analysis or periodic review under 
section 610 of that Act. DOE's regulatory flexibility agenda is made up 
of six rulemakings setting either energy efficiency standards or test 
procedures for the following products:

Battery chargers and external power supplies (energy efficiency 
standards)
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment (energy efficiency standards)
Distribution Transformers (energy efficiency standards)
Residential clothes washers (energy efficiency standards)
Residential refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers (test 
procedures)
Walk-in coolers and freezers (energy efficiency standards)

    The Plan appears in both the online Agenda and the Federal Register 
and includes the most important of DOE's significant regulatory actions 
and a Statement of Regulatory and Deregulatory Priorities.

Gregory H. Woods,
General Counsel.

       Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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259.......................  Energy Conservation                1904-AB86
                             Standards for Walk-In
                             Coolers and Walk-In
                             Freezers (Reg Plan Seq
                             No. 30).
260.......................  Energy Conservation                1904-AC19
                             Standards for Commercial
                             Refrigeration Equipment.
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.


        Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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261.......................  Energy Efficiency                  1904-AB57
                             Standards for Battery
                             Chargers and External
                             Power Supplies (Reg Plan
                             Seq No. 31).
262.......................  Energy Efficiency                  1904-AC04
                             Standards for
                             Distribution Transformers
                             (Reg Plan Seq No. 32).
263.......................  Test Procedures for                1904-AC76
                             Residential
                             Refrigerators,
                             Refrigerator-Freezers,
                             and Freezers.
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.


        Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--Completed Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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264.......................  Energy Conservation                1904-AB90
                             Standards for Residential
                             Clothes Washers.
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)

Proposed Rule Stage

259. Energy Conservation Standards for Walk-in Coolers and Walk-in 
Freezers

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 30 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1904-AB86

260. Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Refrigeration 
Equipment

    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6313(c)(5)
    Abstract: DOE is reviewing and updating energy conservation 
standards, as required by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, to 
reflect technological advances. All amended standards must be 
technologically feasible and economically justified. As required by 
EPCA, DOE published previously a final rule establishing energy 
conservation standards for ice-cream freezers, self-contained 
commercial refrigerators, freezers, and refrigerator-freezers without 
doors, for equipment manufactured after January 1, 2012. (74 FR 1092, 
Jan. 9, 2009) DOE is required to issue a final rule for this second 
review of energy conservation standards for commercial refrigeration 
equipment no later than January 1, 2013.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Notice: Public Meeting, Framework      05/06/10  75 FR 24824
 Document Availability.
Comment Period End..................   06/07/10

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Notice: Public Meeting, Data           03/30/11  76 FR 17573
 Availability.
Comment Period End..................   05/16/11
NPRM................................   07/00/13
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Charles Llenza, Office of Building Technologies 
Program, EE-2J, Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, Phone: 202 
586-2192, Email: charles.llenza@ee.doe.gov.
    RIN: 1904-AC19

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)

Final Rule Stage

261. Energy Efficiency Standards for Battery Chargers and External 
Power Supplies

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 31 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1904-AB57

262. Energy Efficiency Standards for Distribution Transformers

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 32 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1904-AC04

263.  Test Procedures for Residential Refrigerators, 
Refrigerator-Freezers, and Freezers

    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(2)
    Abstract: DOE is conducting a rulemaking to amend the existing test 
procedures for residential refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and 
freezers in order to provide a test for measuring ice maker energy use 
and to address other matters that were raised during the previous test 
procedure rulemaking for these products.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Final Action........................   03/00/13
NPRM................................   07/00/13
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Lucas Adin, Project Manager, EE-2J, Department of 
Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, Phone: 202 287-1317, Email: 
lucas.adin@ee.doe.gov.
    RIN: 1904-AC76

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)

Completed Actions

264. Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Clothes Washers

    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(g)(9)
    Abstract: This rulemaking will implement a provision in the Energy 
Independence and Security Act of 2007 that amended the Energy Policy 
and Conservation Act to require the Secretary of Energy to publish by 
December 31, 2011, a final rule determining whether to amend energy 
conservation standards for residential clothes washers, with any 
amended standards applicable to clothes washers manufactured on or 
after January 1, 2015.
    Completed:

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               Reason                    Date            FR Cite
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Direct Final Rule...................   05/31/12  77 FR 32308
NPRM................................   05/31/12  77 FR 32381
Direct Final Rule Comment Period End   09/18/12
Direct Final Rule Effective.........   09/28/12
Final Action........................   10/01/12  77 FR 59719
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Stephen Witkowski, Phone: 202 586-7463, Email: 
stephen.witkowski@ee.doe.gov.
    RIN: 1904-AB90

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