[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 150 (Tuesday, August 5, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 45377]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-18349]


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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 150 / Tuesday, August 5, 2014 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 430

[Docket No. EERE-2014-BT-STD-0025]
RIN 1904-AD04


Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Energy 
Conservation Standards for Computer and Battery Backup Systems

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

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: This document announces an extension of the time period for 
submitting comments, data, and information on the framework document 
for computer and battery backup systems (hereafter referred to as 
``computer systems'') published on July 17, 2014. The comment period is 
extended.

DATES: The comment period for the framework document for computer 
systems published on July 17, 2014 (79 FR 41656) is extended to October 
2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket 
number EERE-2014-BT-STD-0025, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: ComputerSystems2014STD0025@ee.doe.gov. Include 
EERE-2014-BT-STD-0025 and/or RIN 1904-AD04 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 in WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, PDF, or ASCII file format, and 
avoid the use of special characters or any form of encryption.
     Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE-5B, Notice of Availability of 
Framework Document for Computer and Battery Backup Systems, EERE-2014-
BT-STD-0025 and/or RIN 1904-AD04, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585-0121. Phone: (202) 586-2945. 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, 6th Floor, 950 L'Enfant Plaza 
SW., Washington, DC 20024. Phone: (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 or RIN for this rulemaking.
    Docket: The docket is available for review at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include Federal Register notices, 
framework document, notice of proposed rulemaking, 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-2014-BT-STD-0025 on the 
regulations.gov Web site. All documents in the docket are listed in the 
http://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 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 July 17, 2014, the U.S. Department of 
Energy (DOE) published a document in the Federal Register initiating a 
rulemaking and data collection process to consider establishing energy 
conservation standards for computer systems. 79 FR 41656. In that 
document, DOE announced the availability of a framework document. The 
document provided for the submission of written comments by September 
2, 2014. Jointly, the Consumer Electronics Association and the 
Information Technology Industry Council requested an extension of the 
public comment period to ensure that key industry representatives have 
adequate time to review and provide comments on the framework document 
given vacation schedules over the month of August and a comment 
deadline that ends the day after Labor Day, also a holiday period.
    DOE has determined that an extension of the public comment period 
is appropriate to allow stakeholders additional time to submit comments 
to DOE for consideration. Thus, DOE is extending the comment period by 
30 days. DOE will consider any comments received by October 2, 2014 to 
be timely submitted.

     Issued in Washington, DC, on July 28, 2014.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
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