[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 67 (Tuesday, April 8, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 19293-19294]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07683]


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Proposed Rules
                                                Federal Register
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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. 67 / Tuesday, April 8, 2014 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 431

[Docket No. EERE-2014-BT-TP-0006]
RIN 1904-AD16


Energy Conservation Program for Certain Commercial and Industrial 
Equipment: Test Procedure for Commercial Packaged Boilers

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

ACTION: Request for information (RFI); reopening of the comment period.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has initiated a rulemaking 
and data collection process to consider amendments to DOE's test 
procedures for commercial packaged boilers, starting with an RFI 
published in the Federal Register on February 20, 2014. As part of that 
process, DOE is considering the potential for adoption of part-load 
efficiency measurement as part of this test procedure rulemaking and 
welcomes comment on a variety of related issues. Due to technical 
difficulties with the email address for the RFI, this document 
announces a new email address to submit comments, data, and 
information, and reopens the comment period through April 16, 2014.

DATES: DOE will accept written comments, data, and information 
regarding the test procedure for commercial packaged boilers published 
February 20, 2014 (79 FR 9643) received on or before April 16, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments 
electronically. However, interested persons may submit written 
comments, data, and other related information regarding the RFI for 
commercial packaged boilers, identified by docket number EERE-2014-BT-
TP-0006 or Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) 1904-AD16, by any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: commercial_packaged_boilers@ee.doe.gov. Include 
docket number EERE-2014-BT-TP-0006 and/or RIN 1904-AD16 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-2014-BT-TP-0006 and/or RIN 1904-AD16, 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: (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 www.regulations.gov, 
and will include Federal Register notices, public meeting attendee 
lists and transcripts, comments, and other supporting documents/
materials throughout the rulemaking process. 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.
    A link to the docket Web page can be found at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/rulemaking.aspx?ruleid=87. This Web page contains a link to the docket 
for this notice on the www.regulations.gov site. The 
www.regulations.gov Web page contains instructions on how to access all 
documents, including public comments, in the docket.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. 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: commercial_packaged_boilers@ee.doe.gov.
    Mr. Eric Stas, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General 
Counsel, GC-71, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-
0121. Telephone: (202) 586-9507. Email: Eric.Stas@hq.doe.gov.
    For information on how to submit or review public comments, 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 20, 2014, DOE published a notice 
in the Federal Register announcing a request for information about test 
procedures for commercial packaged boilers. 79 FR 9643. The notice 
requested that comments, data, and information be submitted to 
CommPackagedBoilers2014TP0006@ee.doe.gov on or before the close of the 
comment period March 24, 2014. Due to technical difficulties associated 
with the rulemaking inbox established in the Federal Register notice 
and in order to provide interested parties with an adequate opportunity 
to submit their comments and related information, DOE has established a 
new email address where interested parties may submit comments to 
commercial_packaged_boilers@ee.doe.gov and has determined that it is 
appropriate to reopen the comment period. Accordingly, DOE is hereby 
reopening the comment period and will consider any comments received on 
or before April 16, 2014 to be timely submitted. DOE continues to seek 
comment on a variety of issues it has identified; these issues mainly

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concern part-load operation and efficiency, appropriate operating 
conditions both for part-load and full-load operation, and the 
integration of part-load measurements into the applicable energy 
efficiency metric. Although DOE welcomes comment on all aspects of its 
test procedure, DOE is particularly interested in receiving comments 
and data from stakeholders and the public on these topics.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 31, 2014.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2014-07683 Filed 4-7-14; 8:45 am]
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