[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 52 (Tuesday, March 18, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 15061-15062]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05933]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 431

[Docket No. EERE-2013-BT-STD-0040]
RIN 1904-AC83


Energy Efficiency Program for Consumer Products: Energy 
Conservation Standards for Commercial and Industrial Air Compressors

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of 
Energy (DOE).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting and extension of public comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: This document announces a new date for the March 3, 2014, 
public meeting that was postponed due to inclement weather, and an 
extension of the time period for submitting comments concerning the 
February 5, 2014, Framework Document about whether to establish energy 
conservation standards for commercial and industrial air compressors. 
The public meeting has been rescheduled for April 1, 2014. The comment 
period is extended to April 22, 2014.

DATES: DOE will hold a public meeting on April 1, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. 
to 3:30 p.m., in Washington, DC. In addition, DOE plans to broadcast 
the public meeting via webinar. You may attend the public meeting 
either in person or via webinar. Registration information, participant 
instructions, and also information about the capabilities available to 
webinar participants will be published in advance on DOE's Web site at: 
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/rulemaking.aspx/ruleid/58. Webinar participants are responsible for 
ensuring their systems are compatible with the webinar software.
    The comment period for submissions regarding the Framework Document 
has been extended to April 22, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Meeting: The public meeting will be held at the U.S. 
Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8E-089, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121.
    Please note that any visitor with a personal computer who enters 
the Forrestal Building is required to be screened and to obtain a 
property pass upon entry. Such visitors should allow 45 minutes for the 
screening process. As noted above, persons may also attend the public 
meeting via webinar.
    Comments: DOE will accept written comments, data, and other related 
information about the Framework Document before and after the public 
meeting, but not later than April 22, 2014. Interested parties are 
encouraged to submit comments electronically. However, comments may be 
submitted by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: Compressors2013STD0040@ee.doe.gov. Include docket 
number EERE-2013-BT-STD-0040 and/or regulation identifier number (RIN) 
1904-AC83 in the subject line of the message. All comments should 
clearly identify the name, address, and, if appropriate, organization 
of the commenter. Submit electronic comments either in WordPerfect, 
Microsoft Word, portable document format (PDF), or American Standard 
Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) file format, and avoid the use 
of special characters or any form of encryption.
     Postal Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE-5B, Framework 
Document for Commercial and Industrial Air Compressors, Docket No. 
EERE-2013-BT-STD-0040 and/or RIN 1904-AC83, 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 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 Office, Sixth Floor, 950 L'Enfant 
Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20024. Telephone:

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(202) 586-2945. If possible, please submit all items on a CD, in which 
case it is not necessary to include printed copies.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket number and/or RIN for this rulemaking. No telefacsimilies 
(faxes) will be accepted.
    Docket: The docket is available for review at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include Federal Register notices, 
framework document, public meeting attendee lists and transcripts, 
comments, and other supporting documents/materials throughout the 
rulemaking process. The regulations.gov Web page contains simple 
instructions on how to access all documents, including public comments, 
in the docket. The docket can be accessed by searching for docket 
number EERE-2013-BT-STD-0040 on the regulations.gov Web site. 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 information on how to submit a comment, review other public 
comments and the docket, or participate in the public meeting, contact 
Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586-2945 or by email: 
Brenda.Edwards@ee.doe.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Raba, 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) 586-8654. Email: jim.raba@ee.doe.gov.
    Michael Kido, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General 
Counsel, GC-71, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-
0121. Telephone: (202) 586-8145. Email: michael.kido@hq.doe.gov.
    For information on how to submit or review public comments and on 
how to participate in the public meeting, contact Ms. Brenda Edwards, 
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) 586-2945. Email: 
Brenda.Edwards@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 5, 2014, DOE published a notice 
announcing the availability of a Framework Document and a public 
meeting to discuss that document. See 79 FR 6839. That notice announced 
that the public meeting would be held on March 3, 2014 and that written 
comments to DOE regarding the Framework Document would need to be 
submitted by no later than March 24, 2014. In light of the inclement 
weather that forced the cancellation of the March 3rd meeting, DOE is 
rescheduling the meeting to be held on April 1, 2014 and is providing 
commenters until April 22, 2014 to provide any written comments 
regarding the Framework Document. Accordingly, DOE will consider any 
comments received by April 22, 2014, to be timely submitted.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 12, 2014.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2014-05933 Filed 3-17-14; 8:45 am]
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