[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 36 (Friday, February 22, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 12251-12252]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04058]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 430

[Docket No. EERE-2013-BT-STD-0006]
RIN 1904-AC55


Energy Efficiency Program for Commercial and Industrial 
Equipment: Public Meeting and Availability of the Framework Document 
for Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers

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

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: The comment period for the notice of public meeting and 
availability of the Framework Document pertaining to the development of 
energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial fan and 
blower equipment published on February 1, 2013, is extended to May 2, 
2013.

DATES: The comment period for the notice of public meeting and 
availability of the Framework Document relating to commercial and 
industrial fan and blower equipment is extended to May 2, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Any comments submitted must identify the framework document 
for commercial and industrial fans and blowers and provide docket 
number EERE-2013-BT-STD-0006 and/or RIN number 1904-AC55. Comments may 
be submitted using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: CIFB2013STD0006@EE.Doe.Gov. Include EERE-2013-BT-
STD-0006 in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE-2J, Framework Document for 
Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers, EERE-2013-BT-STD-0006, 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: Mr. Charles Llenza, 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) 586-2192. Email: 
CIFansBlowers@ee.doe.gov.
    In the office of the General Counsel, contact Ms. Elizabeth Kohl, 
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC-71, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 
586-7796. Email: Elizabeth.Kohl@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 
published a proposed determination that commercial and industrial fans 
and blowers (fans) meet the definition of covered equipment under the 
Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended (76 FR 37628, 
June 28, 2011). As part of its further consideration of this 
determination, DOE is analyzing potential energy conservation standards 
for fans. DOE published a notice of public meeting and availability of 
the framework document to consider such standards (78 FR 7306, Feb. 1, 
2013). The framework document requested public comment from interested 
parties and provided for the submission of comments by March 18, 2013. 
Thereafter, Air Movement and Control

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Association International (AMCA), on behalf of itself and its 
affiliates, requested an extension of the public comment period by 45 
days. AMCA stated that the additional time is necessary to conduct a 
rapid and intensive research project in order to provide DOE with 
better information at an early stage of the regulatory process, making 
subsequent phases more efficient and effective.
    Based on AMCA's request, DOE believes that extending the comment 
period to allow additional time for interested parties to submit 
comments is appropriate. Therefore, DOE is extending the comment period 
until May 2, 2013 to provide interested parties additional time to 
prepare and submit comments. Accordingly, DOE will consider any 
comments received by May 2, 2013 to be timely submitted.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 12, 2013.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2013-04058 Filed 2-21-13; 8:45 am]
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