[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 41 (Monday, March 3, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 11714]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-04646]


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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. 79, No. 41 / Monday, March 3, 2014 / Proposed 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 431

[Docket No. EERE-2014-BT-STD-0005]
RIN 1904-AD15


Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for 
Residential Conventional Cooking Products

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

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: This document announces an extension of the time period for 
submitting comments on the request for information document regarding 
whether to amend the current energy conservation standards for 
residential conventional cooking products. The comment period is 
extended to April 14, 2014.

DATES: The comment period for the request for information document 
regarding energy conservation standards for residential conventional 
cooking products published on February 12, 2014 (79 FR 8337) is 
extended to April 14, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Any comments submitted must identify the request for 
information for standards for residential conventional cooking products 
and provide docket number EERE-2014-BT-STD-0005 and/or Regulation 
Identification Number (RIN) 1904-AD15 by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: ConventionalCookingProducts2014STD0005@ee.doe.gov 
Include the docket number EERE-2014-BT-STD-0005 and/or RIN 1904-AD15 in 
the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE-5B, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
Mr. John Cymbalsky U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, EE-5B, 
1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: 
(202) 287-1692. Email: kitchen_ranges_and_ovens@ee.doe.gov.
Ms. Celia Sher, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General 
Counsel, GC-71, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-
0121. Telephone: (202) 287-6122. Email: Celia.Sher@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 12, 2014, the U.S. Department of 
Energy (DOE) published a request for information (RFI) and notice of 
document availability document in the Federal Register (79 FR 8337) 
initiating the rulemaking and data collection process to consider new 
and amended energy conservation standards for products included in the 
definition of conventional cooking products. The RFI requested public 
comment from interested parties regarding specific as well as general 
questions and provided for the submission of comments by March 14, 
2014. Thereafter, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers 
(AHAM) requested that DOE extend the comment period by 30 days. AHAM 
stated that the additional time is necessary in order to allow for 
review of and substantive comment on the significant questions to which 
DOE is seeking response.
    Based on AHAM's request, DOE believes that extending the comment 
period to allow additional time for interested parties to submit 
comments is appropriate. Therefore, DOE is extending the comment period 
until April 14, 2014 to provide interested parties additional time to 
prepare and submit comments. Accordingly, DOE will consider any 
comments received by April 14, 2014 to be timely submitted.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 26, 2014.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2014-04646 Filed 2-28-14; 8:45 am]
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