[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 66 (Friday, April 5, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 20502]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07974]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 430

[Docket No. EERE-2011-BT-STD-0006]
RIN 1904-AC43


Energy Conservation Program: Availability of the Preliminary 
Technical Support Document for General Service Fluorescent Lamps and 
Incandescent Reflector 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 
preliminary analysis on general service fluorescent lamps (GSFLs) and 
incandescent reflector lamps (IRLs) energy conservation standards in 
the Federal Register. This notice announces an extension of the public 
comment period for submitting comments on the preliminary analysis or 
any other aspect of the rulemaking for GSFLs and IRLs. The comment 
period is extended to May 13, 2013.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published February 28, 
2013, at 78 FR 13563, is extended. DOE will accept comments, data, and 
other information regarding this proposed rulemaking no later than May 
13, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket 
number EERE-2011-BT-STD-0006 and/or Regulation Identification Number 
(RIN) 1904-AC43, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: GSFL-IRL_2011-STD-0006@ee.doe.gov. Include the 
docket number EERE-2011-BT-STD-0006 and/or RIN 1904-AC43 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/24. This Web page contains links to the preliminary 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: general_service_fluorescent_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 preliminary analysis in the Federal Register (78 FR 13563) to make 
available and invite comments on the preliminary analysis for general 
service fluorescent lamps and incandescent reflector lamps energy 
conservation standards. The notice provided for the submission of 
comments by April 15, 2013, and comments will also be accepted at a 
public meeting to be held on April 9, 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 preliminary 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 13, 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. 2013-07974 Filed 4-4-13; 8:45 am]
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