[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 120 (Friday, June 21, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 37495-37497]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14847]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 429

[Docket No. EERE-2013-BT-NOC-0023]


Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee: 
Notice of Open Meetings for the Commercial HVAC, WH, and Refrigeration 
Certification Working Group and Announcement of Working Group Members 
To Negotiate Commercial Certification Requirements for Commercial HVAC, 
WH, and Refrigeration Equipment

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

ACTION: Notice of open meetings.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the open meetings of the Commercial

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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 requirements for commercial HVAC, 
WH, and refrigeration equipment, as authorized by the Energy Policy and 
Conservation Act of 1975, as amended.

DATES: For dates of meetings, see Public Participation in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

ADDRESSES: All meetings will be held at the U.S. Department of Energy, 
Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585 
except for the June 21, 2013 and August 7, 2013 meetings. Those meeting 
locations are to be determined. Individuals will also have the 
opportunity to participate by webinar. To register for the webinar and 
receive call-in information, please register at http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/asrac.html.

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: 
    Membership: The members of the Certification Working Group were 
chosen from nominations submitted in response to the DOE's call for 
nominations published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, March 12, 
2013. 78 FR 15653. The selections are designed to ensure a broad and 
balanced array of stakeholder interests and expertise on the 
negotiating working group for the purpose of developing a rule that is 
legally and economically justified, technically sound, fair to all 
parties, and in the public interest. All meetings are open to all 
stakeholders and the public, and participation by all is welcome within 
boundaries as required by the orderly conduct of business. The members 
of the Certification Group are as follows:

DOE and ASRAC Representatives

 Laura Barhydt (U.S. Department of Energy)
 John Mandyck (UTC Climate, Controls & Security)
 Kent Peterson (P2S Engineering, Inc.)

Other Selected Members

 Karim Amrane (Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration 
Institute)
 Timothy Ballo (EarthJustice)
 Jeff Bauman (National Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning)
 Brice Bowley (GE Appliances)
 Mary Dane (Traulsen)
 Paul Doppel (Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.)
 Geoffrey Halley (SJI Consultants, Inc.)
 Pantelis Hatzikazakis (Lennox International, Inc.)
 Charles Hon (True Manufacturing)
 Jill Hootman (Trane)
 Marshall Hunt (Pacific Gas and Electric Company)
 Michael Kojak (Underwriters Laboratories LLC)
 Karen Meyers (Rheem Manufacturing Co.)
 Peter Molvie (Cleaver-Brooks Product Development)
 Neil Rolph (Lochinvar, LLC)
 Harvey Sachs (American Council for an Energy-Efficient 
Economy)
 Ronald Shebik (Hussmann Corporation)
 Judd Smith (CSA)
 Louis Starr (Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance)
 Phillip Stephens (Heat Transfer Products)
 Russell Tharp (Goodman Manufacturing)
 Eric Truskoski (Bradford White Corp.)

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations to the 
U.S. Department of Energy on certification 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).
    Public Participation: Open meetings will be held on: Friday, June 
21, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT; Monday, July 1, 2013 from 
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT; Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 
3:00 p.m. EDT; Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
EDT; Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT; 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT; Thursday, 
August 1, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT; Wednesday, August 7, 
2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT; Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT; Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. 
to 6:00 p.m. EDT; Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
EDT; Monday, August 26, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT; Tuesday, 
August 27, 2013 EDT.
    To attend the meetings and/or 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 meetings should 
advise ASRAC staff as soon as possible by emailing asrac@ee.doe.gov to 
initiate the necessary procedures, no later than two weeks before each 
meeting. Anyone attending the meetings 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 meetings 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.

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    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 proposed rulemaking.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 17, 2013.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2013-14847 Filed 6-20-13; 8:45 am]
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