[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 66 (Friday, April 5, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 20503]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07971]



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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 431

[Docket No. EERE-2010-BT-STD-0043]
RIN 1904-AC36


Energy Conservation Program: Availability of the Interim 
Technical Support Document for High-Intensity Discharge Lamps

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

ACTION: Notice of extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On February 28, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 
published a notice of public meeting and availability of the interim 
technical support document (TSD) for high-intensity discharge (HID) 
lamps energy conservation standards in the Federal Register. This 
document announces an extension of the public comment period for 
submitting comments on the interim TSD or any other aspect of the 
rulemaking for HID lamps. The comment period is extended to May 17, 
2013.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published February 28, 
2013, at 78 FR 13566, is extended. DOE will accept comments, data, and 
information regarding this rulemaking received no later than May 17, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Any comments submitted must identify the interim TSD for HID 
lamps and provide docket number EERE-2010-BT-STD-0043 and/or Regulation 
Identification Number (RIN) 1904-AC36, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: HIDLamps-2010-STD-0043@ee.doe.gov. Include the 
docket number EERE-2010-BT-STD-0043 and/or RIN 1904-AC36 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. If possible, please submit all items on 
a compact disc (CD), in which case it is not necessary to include 
printed copies. [Please note that comments and CDs sent by mail are 
often delayed and may be damaged by mail screening processes.]
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department 
of Energy, Building Technologies Program, 950 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Suite 
600, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone (202) 586-2945. If possible, 
please submit all items on CD, in which case it is not necessary to 
include printed copies.
    Docket: The docket is available for review at www.regulations.gov, 
including Federal Register notices, framework documents, public meeting 
attendee lists and transcripts, comments, and other supporting 
documents/materials. All documents in the docket are listed in the 
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.
    The rulemaking Web page can be found at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/rulemaking.aspx/ruleid/23. This Web page contains links to the interim technical 
support document and other supporting materials and information for 
this rulemaking on the regulations.gov site. The regulations.gov Web 
page contains instructions on how to access all documents in the 
docket, including public comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lucy deButts, 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) 287-1604. Email: high_intensity_discharge_lamps@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: On February 28, 2013, the U.S. Department of 
Energy (DOE) published a notice of public meeting and availability of 
the interim analysis in the Federal Register (78 FR 13566) to make 
available and invite comments on the interim analysis for high-
intensity discharge lamps energy conservation standards. The notice 
provided for the submission of comments by April 19, 2013, and comments 
will also be accepted at a public meeting to be held on April 2, 2013. 
The Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP) and the National 
Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) jointly requested a four-
week extension of the comment period. ASAP and NEMA stated the 
additional time was needed for interested parties to consider and 
respond to the interim technical support document and public meeting 
presentation, and prepare and submit comments accordingly. DOE has 
determined that an extension of the public comment period is 
appropriate based on the foregoing reason and is hereby extending the 
comment period. DOE will consider any comments received by midnight of 
May 17, 2013, and deems any comments received by that time to be timely 
submitted.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 1, 2013.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2013-07971 Filed 4-4-13; 8:45 am]
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