[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 132 (Wednesday, July 10, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 41333]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16567]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 431

[Docket No. EERE-2013-BT-STD-0022]
RIN 1904-AD00


Energy Efficiency Program for Commercial and Industrial 
Equipment: Public Meeting and Availability of the Framework Document 
for Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machines

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

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: The comment period for the notice of public meeting and 
availability of the Framework Document pertaining to the development of 
energy conservation standards for refrigerated beverage vending 
machines published on June 4, 2013, is extended to August 16, 2013.

DATES: The comment period for the notice of public meeting and 
availability of the Framework Document relating to refrigerated 
beverage vending machines published June 4, 2013 (78 FR 33262) is 
extended to August 16, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Any comments submitted must identify the framework document 
for refrigerated beverage vending machines and provide docket number 
EERE-2013-BT-STD-0022 and/or RIN number 1904-AD00. Comments may be 
submitted using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: BVM2013STD0022@EE.Doe.Gov. Include EERE-2013-BT-
STD-0022 in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE-2J, Framework Document for 
Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machines, Docket No. EERE-2013-BT-STD-
0022, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Phone: 
(202) 586-2945. Please submit one signed paper original.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department 
of Energy, Building Technologies Program, 6th Floor, 950 L'Enfant Plaza 
SW., Washington, DC 20024. Phone: (202) 586-2945. Please submit one 
signed paper original.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents, or 
comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Charles Llenza, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building 
Technologies Office, EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, 
DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-2192. Email: refrigerated--
beverage--vending--machinescommat;ee.doe.gov.
    In the office of the General Counsel, contact Mr. Ari Altman, U.S. 
Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC-71, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 
287-6307. Email: Ari.Altman@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 
1975 (EPCA), as amended, directed the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 
to prescribe energy conservation standards for beverage vending 
machines (42 U.S.C. 6295(v)). DOE published a final rule establishing 
standards for beverage vending machines on August 31, 2009. (74 FR at 
44914). Within 6 years after issuance of any final rule establishing or 
amending a standard, EPCA also requires DOE to publish a notice 
determining whether to amend such standards. If DOE determines that 
amendment is warranted, DOE must also issue a notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NOPR) including new proposed energy conservation standards 
by that same date. (42 U.S.C. 6295(m)(1))
    On June 4, 2013, DOE published a notice of public meeting and 
availability of Framework Document to consider amending the energy 
conservation standards for refrigerated beverage vending machines (78 
FR 33262). The notice requested public comment from interested parties 
and provided for the submission of comments by July 19, 2013. 
Thereafter, Royal Vendors, Inc. requested an extension of the public 
comment period by 90 days to October 10, 2013, in order to allow small 
manufacturers to evaluate the wide range of topics on which comments 
have been requested by DOE.
    DOE believes that extending the comment period by 30 days to allow 
additional time for interested parties to submit comments is 
appropriate. Therefore, DOE is extending the comment period until 
August 16, 2013 to provide interested parties additional time to 
prepare and submit comments. Accordingly, DOE will consider any 
comments received by August 16, 2013 to be timely submitted.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 3, 2013.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
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