[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 26 (Thursday, February 7, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 8998-8999]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02755]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 431

[Docket No. EERE-2012-BT-DET-0033]
RIN 1904-AC83


Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products and Certain 
Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Proposed Determination of 
Commercial and Industrial Compressors as Covered Equipment

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

ACTION: Notice of reopening of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that the period for submitting comments 
to the notice of proposed determination, published December 31, 2012, 
about commercial and industrial compressors is reopening to February 
28, 2013.

DATES: The Department of Energy will accept comments, data, and 
information about the notice of proposed determination, but no later 
than February 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket 
number EERE-2012-BT-DET-0033 or RIN 1904-AC83, by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: CompressorsDetermination.2012DET0033@ee.doe.gov. 
Include EERE-2012-BT-DET-0033 and/or RIN 1904-AC83 in the subject line 
of the message.
     Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue 
SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-2945. Please 
submit one signed original paper copy.

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     Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department 
of Energy, Building Technologies Program, 950 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Suite 
600, Washington, DC 20024. Please submit one signed original paper 
copy.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket number or RIN for this rulemaking.
    Docket: The docket is available for review at www.regulations.gov, 
including Federal Register notices, comments, and other supporting 
documents/materials. All documents in the docket are listed in the 
http://www.regulations.gov index. However, not all documents listed in 
the index may be publicly available, such as information that is exempt 
from public disclosure.
    A link to the docket Web page can be found at: http://www.regulations.gov docket no. EERE-2012-BT-DET-0033. This Web page 
contains a link to the docket for this notice on the http://www.regulations.gov site that contains instructions on how to access 
all documents, including public comments, in the docket.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Raba, 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) 586-8654. Email: Jim.Raba@ee.doe.gov.
    In the Office of General Counsel, contact Ms. Elizabeth Kohl, U.S. 
Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC-71, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. Telephone: (202) 586-
7796. Email: Elizabeth.Kohl@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 31, 2012, the Department of 
Energy (DOE) published in the Federal Register (77 FR 76972) a notice 
of proposed determination that commercial and industrial compressors 
meet the criteria for covered equipment under Part A-1 of Title III of 
the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended. The proposed 
determination provided for the submission of comments no later than 
January 30, 2013. On January 24, 2013, Edison Electric Institute (EEI) 
requested an extension of the deadline to provide its comments. EEI 
raised concerns about the proposed definition of the term 
``compressor'' and the scope of proposed coverage for commercial and 
industrial compressors. To allow sufficient time for review of such 
public notice and thereby enable EEI to provide meaningful comments in 
response to the proposed coverage determination for commercial and 
industrial compressors, it requested an extension of the comment 
period.
    In view of the EEI request on January 24 and public notice of the 
availability of the Energy Conservation Standards Rulemaking Framework 
Document for Commercial and Industrial Pumps on January 25, 2013, at 
www.regulations.gov, docket identifier EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031-0013; and 
thereafter on January 28, 2013, the public notice of the availability 
of the Energy Conservation Standards Rulemaking Framework for 
Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers, at www.regulations.gov, 
docket identifier EERE-2013-BT-STD-0006-0001, DOE has determined that a 
reopening of the public comment period is appropriate based on the 
foregoing reasons and is hereby reopening the comment period for its 
proposed determination for commercial and industrial compressors as 
covered equipment. DOE will consider any comments received by February 
28, 2013 and deems any comments received between January 30, 2013 and 
February 28, 2013 to be timely submitted.

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 January 31, 2013.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
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