[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 57 (Monday, March 25, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 17890]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06747]



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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 431

[Docket No. EERE-2012-BT-STD-0029]
RIN 1904-AC82


Energy Efficiency Program for Commercial and Industrial 
Equipment: Public Meeting and Availability of the Framework Document 
for Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps

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

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On February 22, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 
published a document in the Federal Register initiating a rulemaking to 
evaluate energy conservation standards for packaged terminal air 
conditioners (PTACs) and packaged terminal heat pumps (PTHPs). In that 
document, DOE announced the availability of a framework document. This 
document announces an extension of the public comment period for 
submitting comments on the framework document or any other aspect of 
the rulemaking for PTACs and PTHPs. The comment period is extended to 
April 25, 2013.

DATES: DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding the 
framework document received no later than April 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Any comments submitted must identify the framework document 
for packaged terminal air conditioners and packaged terminal heat pumps 
and provide docket number EERE-2012-BT-STD-0029 and/or RIN number 1904-
AC82. Comments may be submitted using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: pkgTerminalAC-HP2012STD0029@ee.doe.gov. Include 
EERE-2012-BT-STD-0029 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 
PTACs and PTHPs, Docket No. EERE-2012-BT-STD-0029 and/or RIN 1904-AC82, 
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. Ronald Majette, 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) 586-7935. Email: PTACs@ee.doe.gov.
    In the Office of the General Counsel, contact Ms. Jennifer 
Tiedeman, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC-
71, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: 
(202) 287-6111. Email: Jennifer.Tiedeman@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 22, 2013, DOE published a 
document in the Federal Register announcing a public meeting and the 
availability of a framework document as a first step in the rulemaking 
process to consider amending energy conservation standards for packaged 
terminal air conditioners and packaged terminal heat pumps. 78 FR 
12252. The document provided for the submission of written comments by 
March 25, 2013, and oral comments were also accepted at a public 
meeting held on March 18, 2013. Stakeholders have requested an 
extension of the comment period to allow additional time for the 
preparation of their comments and to respond to issues raised at the 
public meeting.
    DOE has determined that a brief extension of the public comment 
period is appropriate to allow stakeholders additional time to submit 
comments to DOE for consideration. DOE will consider any comments 
received by April 25, 2013 to be timely submitted.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 19, 2013.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2013-06747 Filed 3-22-13; 8:45 am]
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