[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 136 (Wednesday, July 16, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 41417-41418]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16720]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 430

[Docket No. EERE-2012-BT-TP-0016]
RIN 1904-AC76


Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Test 
Procedures for Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, and Freezers; 
Correction

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

ACTION: Correcting amendments.

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SUMMARY: On April 21, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 
published a final rule in the Federal Register that amended the test 
procedure for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers (79 FR 
22320). Due to drafting errors, that document incorrectly listed the 
name of a third-party test procedure that was incorporated by 
reference. This final rule corrects those errors.

DATES: This correction is effective July 16, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Lucas Adin, 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) 287-1317. Email: Lucas.Adin@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: 

I. Background

    On April 21, 2014, DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy published a test procedure final rule in the Federal Register 
titled, ``Test Procedures for Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, and 
Freezers'' (``April 2014 final rule''). 79 FR 22320. Since the 
publication of that final rule, it has come to DOE's attention that, 
due to a technical oversight, certain portions of the regulatory text 
adopted in the April 2014 final rule for appendix A to subpart B of 10 
CFR part 430 (Appendix A) contained erroneous references to AS/NZS 
4474.1:2007, Performance of Household Electrical Appliances--
Refrigerating Appliances; Part 1: Energy Consumption and Performance, 
Second edition, published August 15, 2007, which is incorporated by 
reference at Sec.  430.3. Specifically, several references to this 
standard in Appendix A are incorrectly listed as ``AZ/NZS 
44474.1:2007.'' The text of Sec.  430.3 correctly references this 
incorporated standard. DOE has also become aware that the text adopted 
in the April 2014 final rule for appendix B to subpart B of 10 CFR part 
430 (Appendix B) contains an error in a formula in section 5.2.1.3, in 
that the published version is missing the ``K'' adjustment factor 
present in the other formulas in section 5.2 of the test procedure.

II. Need for Correction

    As published, the adopted test procedure text may result in 
confusion due to the incorrect reference in Appendix A and the 
incorrect formula in Appendix B. Because this final rule would simply 
correct errors in the text without making substantive changes to the 
test procedures, the changes addressed in this document are technical 
in nature. Accordingly, DOE finds that there is good cause under 5 
U.S.C. 553(b)(B) to not issue a separate notice to solicit public 
comment on the changes contained in this document. Issuing a separate 
notice to solicit public comment would be impracticable, unnecessary, 
and contrary to the public interest.

III. Procedural Requirements

    DOE has concluded that the determinations made pursuant to the 
various procedural requirements applicable to the April 21, 2014 test 
procedure final rule remain unchanged for this final rule technical 
correction. These determinations are set forth in the April 21, 2014 
final rule. 79 FR at 22345-22348.

Correction to Preamble

    In FR Doc. 2014-08644, published on April 21, 2014 (79 FR 22320), 
on page 22320, in the second column, in the Supplementary Information 
section,

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amend the first paragraph by removing the numeric phrase 
``44474.1:2007'' and adding in its place ``4474.1:2007''.

List of Subjects in 10 CFR Part 430

    Administrative practice and procedure, Confidential business 
information, Energy conservation, Household appliances, Imports, 
Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Small 
businesses.

    For the reasons stated in the preamble, DOE corrects 10 CFR part 
430 as set forth below:

PART 430--ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAM FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTS

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1. The authority citation for part 430 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  42 U.S.C. 6291-6309; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note.

Appendix A to Subpart B of Part 430 [Corrected]

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2. Appendix A to subpart B of part 430 is amended by removing the 
numeric phrase ``44474.1:2007'' and adding in its place ``4474.1:2007'' 
in:
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a. Section 1.5 in four places;
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b. Section 3.3 in two places; and
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c. Section 6.2.2.3 in two places.

Appendix B to Subpart B of Part 430 [Corrected]

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3. Appendix B to subpart B of part 430 is amended in section 5.2.1.3 
by:
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a. Removing the formula ``ET = (1440 x EP1/T1) + (EP2-(EP1 x T2/T1)) x 
(12/CT)'' and adding in its place ``ET = (1440 x K x EP1/T1) + (EP2-
(EP1 x T2/T1)) x K x (12/CT)''; and
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b. Removing the phrase ``1440 is defined in 5.2.1.1 and EP1, EP2, T1, 
T2, and 12 are defined in 5.2.1.2;'' and adding in its place ``ET, 
1440, and K are defined in section 5.2.1.1 and EP1, EP2, T1, T2, and 12 
are defined in section 5.2.1.2;''.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 10, 2014.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2014-16720 Filed 7-15-14; 8:45 am]
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