[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 64 (Thursday, April 3, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 18661]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07361]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 430

[Docket No. EERE-2013-BT-DET-0035]
RIN 1904-AD04


Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products and Certain 
Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Proposed Determination of Computer 
and Battery Backup Systems as a Covered Consumer Product

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

ACTION: Notice of extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: This document announces an extension of the time period for 
submitting comments on the proposed determination of coverage for 
computer and battery backup systems (hereafter referred to as 
``computer systems''). The comment period is extended to April 15, 
2014.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed determination of coverage 
relating to computer systems published on February 28, 2014 (79 FR 
11345) is extended to April 15, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket 
number EERE-2013-BT-DET-0035, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: Computers2013DET0035@ee.doe.gov. Include EERE-2013-
BT-DET-0035 and/or RIN 1904-AD04 in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE-5B, Proposed Determination 
for computers, EERE-2013-BT-DET-0035 and/or RIN 1904-AD04, 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 Office, 6th Floor, 950 L'Enfant Plaza 
SW., Washington, DC 20024. Phone: (202) 586-2945. Please submit one 
signed paper original.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket number or RIN for this rulemaking.
    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. Jeremy Dommu, 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) 586-9870. Email: DOE_computer_standards@ee.doe.gov.
    In the Office of General Counsel, contact 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 28, 2014, DOE published an 
updated notice of proposed determination (NOPD) in the Federal Register 
(79 FR 11345) to determine that computer systems meet the criteria for 
classification as a covered product under the Energy Policy and 
Conservation Act, as amended (EPCA, 42 U.S.C 6291, et seq.). The NOPD 
provided for the submission of comments from interested parties by 
March 31, 2014. Thereafter, interested parties requested an extension 
of the comment period. The Information Technology Industry Council 
(ITI) stated that they wanted to provide clear guidance and propose 
definitions related to the scope of coverage for this rulemaking. The 
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) stated additional time will 
enable them to complete and reference findings from their latest 
comprehensive energy use study in the comments, and gather additional 
feedback from impacted CEA members concerning scope and product 
classifications.
    Based on ITI and CEA's requests, DOE determines that an extension 
of the public comment period to allow additional time for interested 
parties to submit comments is appropriate. Therefore, DOE is extending 
the comment period until April 15, 2014 to provide interested parties 
additional time to prepare and submit comments. Accordingly, DOE will 
consider any comments received by April 15, 2014 to be timely 
submitted.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 26, 2014.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2014-07361 Filed 4-2-14; 8:45 am]
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