[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 69 (Thursday, April 10, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 19844]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08070]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Parts 429 and 431

 [Docket Number EERE-2011-BT-TP-0024]
RIN 1904-AC46


Energy Conservation for Certain Industrial Equipment: Alternative 
Efficiency Determination Methods and Test Procedures for Walk-In 
Coolers and Walk-In Freezers; Extension of Public Comment Period

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

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is reopening of the 
comment period for interested parties to submit comments on the 
February 20, 2014 supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking for walk-
in cooler and walk-in freezer alternative efficiency determination 
methods and test procedures. The comment period is extended to April 
25, 2014.

DATES: Comments: DOE will accept comments, data, and information 
regarding the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) for 
walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer alternative efficiency determination 
methods and test procedures no later than April 25, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using 
the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. Alternatively, 
interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket number 
EERE-2011-BT-TP-0024 and/or RIN 1904-AC46, by any of the following 
methods:
     Email: AED-ARM-2011-TP-0024@ee.doe.gov. Include EERE-2011-
BT-TP-0024 and/or RIN 1904-AC46in the subject line of the message. 
Submit electronic comments in WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, PDF, or 
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, 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.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department 
of Energy, Building Technologies Office, 950 L'Enfant Plaza SW., 6th 
Floor, 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.
    Docket: The docket is available for review at www.regulations.gov, 
including Federal Register notices, 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.
    A link to the docket Web page can be found at: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=EERE-2011-BT-TP-0024. 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 
simple instructions on how to access all documents, including public 
comments, in the docket.
    For information on how to submit a comment or review other public 
comments and the docket, contact Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586-2945 
or by email: Brenda.Edwards@ee.doe.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Ashley Armstrong, 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) 586-6590. Email: 
Ashley.Armstrong@ee.doe.gov.
    Mr. 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 20, 2014 DOE issued a 
supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) that proposed to 
revise its existing regulations for walk-in coolers and walk-in 
freezers regarding the use of methods other than testing for certifying 
compliance and reporting ratings in accordance with energy conservation 
standards. DOE also proposed clarifications to its test procedures for 
this equipment. 79 FR 9817. In today's notice, the Department is 
reopening the comment period for the February 20, 2014 SNOPR to allow 
interested parties additional time to provide the Department with 
comments, data, and information. The Department will accept comments 
regarding the February 20, 2014 SNOPR received no later than April 25, 
2014.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 4, 2014.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2014-08070 Filed 4-9-14; 8:45 am]
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