[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 89 (Wednesday, May 8, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 26711]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-10915]


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Proposed Rules
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 89 / Wednesday, May 8, 2013 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 430

[Docket No. EERE-2011-BT-TP-0061]
RIN 1904-AC65


Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products and Certain 
Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Test Procedures for Showerheads, 
Faucets, Water Closets, Urinals and Commercial Prerinse Spray Valves

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 April 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 
published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) for test 
procedures for showerheads, faucets, water closets, urinals and 
commercial prerinse spray valves in the Federal Register. This document 
announces an extension of the public comment period for submitting 
comments on the SNOPR or any other aspect of this test procedure 
rulemaking. The comment period is extended to June 7, 2013.

DATES: DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this 
rulemaking received no later than June 7, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Any comments submitted must identify the SNOPR for test 
procedures for showerheads, faucets, water closets, urinals and 
commercial prerinse spray valves and provide docket number EERE-2011-
BT-TP-0061 and/or Regulation Identification Number (RIN) 1904-AC65, by 
any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: PlumbingPrds-2011-TP-0061@ee.doe.gov. Include the 
docket number EERE-2011-BT-TP-0061 and/or RIN 1904-AC65 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/15.
    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: Mr. Lucas Adin, 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) 287-1317. Email: Lucas.Adin@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 April 8, 2013, DOE published a 
supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) in the Federal 
Register (78 FR 20832) to propose amendments to its May 2012 notice of 
proposed rulemaking related to test procedures for showerheads, 
faucets, water closets, urinals, and commercial prerinse spray valves. 
The notice provided for the submission of comments by May 8, 2013. 
Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) has requested a 30-day 
extension of the comment period, stating that it needs additional time 
to fully evaluate the amendments proposed in the SNOPR with all of its 
members. 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 on June 7, 2013, and deems any comments received by that 
time to be timely submitted.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 1, 2013.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
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