[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 92 (Monday, May 13, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 27866-27867]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11309]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 429

[EERE-2013-BT-NOC-0023]


Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee: 
Notice of Open Meeting for the Commercial HVAC, WH, and Refrigeration 
Certification Working Group

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

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Commercial 
Heating, Ventilation, and Air-conditioning (HVAC), Water Heating (WH), 
and Refrigeration Certification Working Group (Commercial Certification 
Group). The purpose of the Commercial Certification Group is to 
undertake a negotiated rulemaking to discuss and, if possible, reach 
consensus on proposed certification and compliance requirements for 
commercial HVAC, WH, and refrigeration equipment, as authorized by the 
Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended.

DATES: A two-day, open meeting will be held on:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (EDT) and
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (EDT).

ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8E-089, 
1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. Individuals will 
also have the opportunity to participate by webinar. To register for 
the webinar and receive call-in information, please register for 
Tuesday at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/877431528 and for 
Wednesday at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/300061736.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Cymbalsky, ASRAC Designated 
Federal Officer, Supervisory Operations Research Analyst, U.S. 
Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy, 950 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC, 20024. Email: 
asrac@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations to the 
U.S. Department of Energy on certification and compliance requirements 
of commercial HVAC, WH, and refrigeration equipment under the authority 
of the Negotiated Rulemaking Act (5 U.S.C. 561-570, Pub. L. 104-320).
    Tentative Agenda: (Subject to change):
     Finalize and vote on Working Group's ground rules;
     Finalize and vote on Working Group's scope;
     Discuss Alternative Efficiency Determination Methods 
(AEDM) for commercial HVAC, WH, and refrigeration equipment; and
     Discuss model groupings for determination of ratings.
    Public Participation: Members of the public are welcome to observe 
the business of the meeting and, if time allows, may make oral 
statements during the specified period for public comment. To attend 
the meeting and/or

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to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, email 
asrac@ee.doe.gov. In the email, please indicate your name, organization 
(if appropriate), citizenship, and contact information. Please note 
that foreign nationals visiting DOE Headquarters are subject to advance 
security screening procedures. Any foreign national wishing to 
participate in the meeting should advise ASRAC staff as soon as 
possible by emailing asrac@ee.doe.gov to initiate the necessary 
procedures, no later than Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Anyone attending the 
meeting will be required to present a government photo identification, 
such as a passport, driver's license, or government identification. Due 
to the required security screening upon entry, individuals attending 
should arrive early to allow for the extra time needed.
    Members of the public will be heard in the order in which they sign 
up for the Public Comment Period. Time allotted per speaker will depend 
on the number of individuals who wish to speak but will not exceed five 
minutes. Reasonable provision will be made to include the scheduled 
oral statements on the agenda. A third-party neutral facilitator will 
make every effort to allow the presentations of views of all interested 
parties and to facilitate the orderly conduct of business.
    Participation in the meeting is not a prerequisite for submission 
of written comments. Written comments are welcome from all interested 
parties. Any comments submitted must identify the Commercial HVAC, WH, 
and Refrigeration Certification Working Group, and provide docket 
number EERE-2013-BT-NOC-0023. Comments may be submitted using any of 
the following methods:
    1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    2. Email: ASRACworkgroup2013NOC0023@ee.doe.gov. Include docket 
number EERE-2013-BT-NOC-0023 in the subject line of the message.
    3. 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.
    4. 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 a CD, in which case it is not necessary to 
include printed copies.
    No telefacsimilies (faxes) will be accepted.
    Docket: The docket is available for review at www.regulations.gov, 
including Federal Register notices, 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 Secretary of Energy has approved publication of today's notice 
of open meeting.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 7, 2013.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2013-11309 Filed 5-10-13; 8:45 am]
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