[Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Department of Energy Semiannual Regulatory Agenda]
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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)






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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Chs. II, III, and X

48 CFR Ch. 9

Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy has prepared and today is publishing 
its semiannual regulatory agenda pursuant to Executive Order 12866 
``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' 58 FR 51735, and the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. sections 601-612 (1988).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about any 
particular item on the regulatory agenda, please contact the individual 
listed under that item. For further information on the regulatory 
agenda in general, please contact: Richard L. Farman, Room 6E-078, 
Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, 
(202) 586-8145.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Entries appended to this notice reflect the 
status of activities as of approximately March 20, 2003. They are 
divided into categories first by subagencies and then according to 
their stage of rulemaking action: prerule, proposed rulemaking, final 
rulemaking, long-term action, or completed action.

     A draft of this regulatory agenda has been transmitted to the 
Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business 
Administration for comment, if any, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 602(b).

Issued in Washington, DC, on April 7, 2003.

 Lee Liberman Otis,

General Counsel.

                              Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--Prerule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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682         Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Furnaces, Boilers, and Mobile Home           1904-AA78
            Furnaces............................................................................
683         Determination for Small Electric Motors.............................................     1904-AA87
684         Energy Efficiency Standards for Electric Distribution Transformers..................     1904-AB08
685         Energy Efficiency Standards for Commercial Central Air Conditioning Units and Heat       1904-AB09
            Pumps Rated 65-240 kBtus/Hr.........................................................
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                           Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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686         State and Local Incentives Program: Alternative Fuels...............................     1904-AA66
687         Test Procedures for Electric Distribution Transformers..............................     1904-AA85
688         Alternative Fueled Vehicle Acquisition Requirements for Private and Local Government     1904-AA98
            Fleets..............................................................................
689         Energy Standards for New Federal Commercial and Multi-Family High-Rise Residential       1904-AB13
            Buildings...........................................................................
690         Coverage of Certain Types of Commercial Refrigeration Equipment (Reach-In Freezers,      1904-AB14
            Reach-In Refrigerators, Vending Machines, and Beverage Merchandisers)...............
691         Coverage of Certain Incandescent Reflector Lamps, Torchieres, and Ceiling Fans......     1904-AB15
692         Energy Efficiency Program for Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Efficiency            1904-AB16
            Standards for 3-Phase Air Conditioners and Heat Pump Less Than 65 kBtu/h; & Tankless
            Gas-Fired Instantaneous Water Heaters...............................................
693         Energy Efficiency Program for Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Efficiency            1904-AB17
            Standards for Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps; and Oil- and Gas-
            Fired Commercial Package Boilers....................................................
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                            Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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694         Test Procedures for Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps--Amendments.............     1904-AA46
695         Energy Efficiency Code for New Federal Residential Low-Rise Buildings...............     1904-AA53
696         Test Procedures for Commercial Water Heaters........................................     1904-AA95
697         Test Procedures for Commercial Warm Air Furnaces....................................     1904-AA96
698         Test Procedures for Commercial Air Conditioning Equipment...........................     1904-AA97
699         Test Procedures for Commercial Package Boilers......................................     1904-AB02
700         Test Procedures for Dishwashers--Amendment..........................................     1904-AB10
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                            Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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701         National Voluntary Residential Energy Efficiency Rating Guidelines..................     1904-AA74
702         Determination for High-Intensity Discharge Lamps....................................     1904-AA86
703         Energy Efficiency Standards for Clothes Dryers and Dishwashers......................     1904-AA89
704         Energy Efficiency Standards for Pool Heaters and Direct Heating Equipment...........     1904-AA90
705         Energy Efficiency Standards for 1-200 HP Electric Motors............................     1904-AA91
706         Energy Efficiency Standards for Fluorescent and Incandescent Lamps..................     1904-AA92
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                            Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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707         Test Procedures for Residential Refrigerators and Refrigerator-Freezers.............     1904-AB12
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                                Defense and Security Affairs--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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708         Physical Protection of Security Interests...........................................     1992-AA23
709         Computer Security; Access to Information on National Nuclear Security Administration     1992-AA27
            Computer Systems....................................................................
710         Criteria and Procedures for Non-Prejudicial Restriction of Access Authorization.....     1992-AA32
711         Polygraph Examination Regulations...................................................     1992-AA33
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                                 Defense and Security Affairs--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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712         Procedural Rules for DOE Nuclear Security Activities................................     1992-AA28
713         Human Reliability Program...........................................................     1992-AA29
714         Criteria and Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to Classified Matter      1992-AA31
            or Special Nuclear Material, Subpart A..............................................
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                                 Defense and Security Affairs--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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715         Criteria and Procedure for Establishment of the Personnel Security Assurance Program     1992-AA30
            and Determinations of an Individual's Eligibility for Access to a Personnel Security
            Assurance Program Position..........................................................
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                                  Departmental and Others--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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716         Freedom of Information Act..........................................................     1901-AA32
717         Research Misconduct.................................................................     1901-AA89
718         Occupational Radiation Protection...................................................     1901-AA95
719         Transmission Rate Proceeding........................................................     1901-AA97
720         Worker Safety and Health............................................................     1901-AA99
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                                    Departmental and Others--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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721         Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment..............................     1901-AA38
722         Economic Development Transfers of Real Property.....................................     1901-AA82
723         Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs or Activities......................     1901-AA86
724         Reimbursement for Costs of Remedial Action at Active Uranium and Thorium Processing      1901-AA88
            Sites: Technical Amendments.........................................................
725         Compliance With Floodplain and Wetland Environmental Review Requirements............     1901-AA94
726         Safety Net Cost Recovery Adjustment Rate Proceeding.................................     1901-AA96
727         Collection of Claims Owed the United States.........................................     1901-AA98
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                                   Departmental and Others--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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728         Annotation of Land Records for Remediated Properties in the Uranium Mill Tailings        1901-AA57
            Remedial Action Project (UMTRA).....................................................
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                                   Departmental and Others--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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729         Payments for Special Burdens and In Lieu of Taxes...................................     1901-AA58
730         Administrative Procedures and Sanctions; Electric Power System Permits and Reports;      1901-AA93
            Short-Term Imports and Exports of Natural Gas.......................................
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                      Office of Procurement and Assistance Management--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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731         Energy Department Motor Vehicle Fleet Fuel Efficiency...............................     1991-AB59
732         New and Revised DEAR Clauses........................................................     1991-AB60
733         Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation: Management Contractor Compensation for      1991-AB61
            Personal Services...................................................................
734         DEAR: Make or Buy Plans.............................................................     1991-AB63
735         DEAR: Work for Others...............................................................     1991-AB64
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                        Office of Procurement and Assistance Management--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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736         Organizational Conflict of Interest Disclosure......................................     1991-AB52
737         Acquisition Regulation: Payment of Fee Relating to Security Issues/Conditional           1991-AB54
            Payment of Fee......................................................................
738         Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and Governmentwide              1991-AB56
            Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants).......................................
739         Financial Assistance Regulation: Administrative Requirements Related to For-Profit       1991-AB57
            Organizations.......................................................................
740         Technical Amendment of the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation..............     1991-AB62
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                       Office of Procurement and Assistance Management--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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741         DEAR: Recycling.....................................................................     1991-AB47
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                                   Office of General Counsel--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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742         Conduct of Employees................................................................     1990-AA19
743         Claims for Damages Against Department of Energy Employees...........................     1990-AA26
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Department of Energy (DOE)                                Prerule Stage


Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)



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682. ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR RESIDENTIAL FURNACES, BOILERS, AND 
MOBILE HOME FURNACES

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect the private sector under PL 
104-4.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6295

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, January 1, 1994.

Abstract: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, 
establishes initial energy efficiency standard levels for most types of 
major residential appliances and generally requires DOE to undertake 
two subsequent rulemakings, at specified times, to determine whether 
the extant standard for a covered product should be amended.
This is the initial review of the statutory standards for furnaces, 
boilers and mobile home furnaces.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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ANPRM                           09/08/93                    58 FR 47326
Framework Workshop              07/17/01
Venting Workshop                05/08/02
Notice of Availability          08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: Based on its recent analysis, the Department is 
reclassifying this action as low priority, pending further review. The 
Department will publish a notice of availability discussing this 
analysis and seeking comments from stakeholders. Based on the comments 
received, a decision will be made whether any further action is 
necessary.

Agency Contact: Mohammed Kahn, Program Manager, Office of Building 
Technologies, Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-7892
Email: mohammed.kahn@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AA78
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683. DETERMINATION FOR SMALL ELECTRIC MOTORS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6317

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, April 24, 1995, Determination Notice.

Abstract: The Energy Policy Act of 1992 requires the Department to 
prescribe test procedures for small electric motors for which the 
Secretary makes a determination that energy conservation standards 
would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would 
result in significant energy savings.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Determination Notice            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: The Department's regulatory actions related to 
energy efficiency standards have been categorized as high, medium, and 
low priority based on significant input from the public. This action is 
a high priority and the Department is gathering information and 
conducting analyses in preparation for a determination under 42 U.S.C. 
6317(b).

Agency Contact: James Raba, Office of Building Techonolgies, Department 
of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-8654
Email: jim.raba@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AA87
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684. ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION TRANSFORMERS

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6317

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, (EPCA) 
establishes initial energy efficiency standard levels for certain types 
of major residential appliances and certain types of commercial 
equipment. EPCA contains no energy efficiency standards for 
distribution transformers. This rulemaking will determine whether it

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is appropriate to establish such standards.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Determination Notice            10/22/97                    62 FR 54809
ANPRM                           07/00/03
NPRM                            03/00/04
Final Action                    10/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Antonio Bouza, EE-2J, Department of Energy, Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20676
Phone: 202 586-4563
Email: antonio.bouza@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AB08
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685. ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR COMMERCIAL CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING 
UNITS AND HEAT PUMPS RATED 65-240 KBTUS/HR

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect the private sector under PL 
104-4.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6293

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended, 
establishes initial energy efficiency standard levels for certain types 
of major residential appliances and certain types of commercial 
equipment. EPCA requires DOE to amend the standard for this product 
whenever ASHRAE amends its standard.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Screening Workshop              10/01/01                    66 FR 43123
ANPRM                           08/00/03
NPRM                            04/00/04
Final Action                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Bryan Berringer, EE-2J, Office of Building Research and 
Standards, Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-0371
Fax: 202 586-4617
Email: bryan.berringer@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AB09
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Department of Energy (DOE)                          Proposed Rule Stage


Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)



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686. STATE AND LOCAL INCENTIVES PROGRAM: ALTERNATIVE FUELS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 13235

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 409

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, April 24, 1993.

Abstract: The Energy Policy Act of 1992 requires DOE to issue 
regulations establishing the State and Local Incentives Program. Under 
this program DOE may grant financial assistance to States for projects 
in DOE-approved State plans to promote use of alternative fuels and 
alternative-fueled vehicles. With the publication of an integrated 
State Energy Program (61 FR 35890), the alternative fuel grant programs 
may be a part of the State grant special projects, depending on funding 
availability. The next action will be a cancellation notice of any 
separate State grant program.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            03/21/95                    60 FR 15020
Withdraw NPRM                   12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Dorothy Wormley, Program Manager, EE-2K, Department of 
Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-7028

RIN: 1904-AA66
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687. TEST PROCEDURES FOR ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION TRANSFORMERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6317

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, April 24, 1995, Determination Notice.

Abstract: The Energy Policy Act of 1992 requires the Department to 
prescribe testing requirements for electric distribution transformers 
for which the Secretary makes a determination that energy conservation 
standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified, 
and would result in significant energy savings.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Determination Notice            10/22/97                    62 FR 54809
NPRM                            11/12/98                    63 FR 63359
Supplemental NPRM               07/00/03
Final Action                    02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Due to the Department's limited staff and 
financial resources, regulatory actions related to energy efficiency 
standards have been categorized as high, medium, and low priority based 
on significant input from the public. This action is a high priority, 
and the Department is working actively on this action.

Agency Contact: Antonio Bouza, EE-2J, Department of Energy, Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20676
Phone: 202 586-4563
Email: antonio.bouza@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AA85
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688. ALTERNATIVE FUELED VEHICLE ACQUISITION REQUIREMENTS FOR PRIVATE AND 
LOCAL GOVERNMENT FLEETS

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

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Legal Authority: 42 USC 13257

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 490

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, May 1, 1999.
Final, Statutory, April 1, 2000.

Abstract: The Energy Policy Act of 1992 (the Act) requires DOE to 
initiate a rulemaking to determine whether a private and local fleet 
program is deemed necessary to meet the fuel replacement goals of the 
Act. The criteria for making this determination are mandated by the 
Act.
DOE has completed the proposed rule and anticipates publication of the 
final rule in late 2003.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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ANPRM                           04/17/98                    63 FR 19372
Notice of Public Workshops      07/20/00                    65 FR 44987
NPRM                            03/04/03                    68 FR 10320
NPRM Comment Period End         06/02/03
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Local

Agency Contact: Dana O'Hara, EE-2G, Department of Energy, Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-8063
Email: dana.o'hara@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AA98
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689. [bull] ENERGY STANDARDS FOR NEW FEDERAL COMMERCIAL AND MULTI-FAMILY 
HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6834

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 434

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 305(a)(1) of the Energy Conservation and Production 
Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C 6834(a)(1), requires the Department to 
establish by rule building energy efficiency standards for all new 
Federal commercial and multi-family high-rise residential (over three 
stories in height above ground) buildings. In developing this rule, DOE 
is directed to consult with other Federal agencies as well as private, 
State, and other appropriate entities.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Cyrus Nasseri, Office of Building Technologies, 
Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-9138
Email: cyrus.nasseri@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AB13
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690. [bull] COVERAGE OF CERTAIN TYPES OF COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION 
EQUIPMENT (REACH-IN FREEZERS, REACH-IN REFRIGERATORS, VENDING MACHINES, 
AND BEVERAGE MERCHANDISERS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6311; 42 USC 6312

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) section 341 
allows the Secretary to include a type of industrial equipment as 
covered equipment. DOE is undertaking an analysis of reach-in 
refrigerators/freezers and beverage merchandisers/vending machines to 
determine whether to classify these products as ``covered.'' If these 
products are covered, DOE will undertake rulemakings for test 
procedures.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM - Coverage of Commercial 
Products                        12/00/03
Final Rule - Coverage of Certain 
Commercial Products             05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Brian Card, Office of Building Technologies, EE-2J, 
Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-9228
Email: brian.card@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AB14
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691. [bull] COVERAGE OF CERTAIN INCANDESCENT REFLECTOR LAMPS, 
TORCHIERES, AND CEILING FANS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6291; 42 USC 6292

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) section 322 
allows the Secretary to classify additional consumer products as 
``covered products.'' DOE is undertaking an analysis of elliptical 
reflector and bulged reflector incandescent lamps, torchieres, and 
ceiling fans to determine whether to classify these products as 
``covered.'' If these products are covered, DOE will undertake 
rulemakings for test procedures. The Secretary is required to define 
``household'' as part of the coverage process.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM - Coverage of Residential 
Products                        12/00/03
Final Rule - Coverage of 
Residential Products            05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Brian Card, Office of Building Technologies, EE-2J, 
Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-9228
Email: brian.card@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AB15

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692. [bull] ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL 
EQUIPMENT: EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR 3-PHASE AIR CONDITIONERS AND HEAT 
PUMP LESS THAN 65 KBTU/H; & TANKLESS GAS-FIRED INSTANTANEOUS WATER 
HEATERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6311 to 6316; 42 USC 6313(a)

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The efficiency requirements in the statute correspond to the 
levels in ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 as in effect on October 24, 1992. 
The statute further provides that if the efficiency levels in ASHRAE/
IESNA Standard 90.1 are amended after that date for any of the covered 
products, as recently occurred, the Secretary of Energy must establish 
an amended uniform national standard for such equipment at the new 
minimum level for each effective date specified in ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1, 
unless he determines that a more stringent standard is technologically 
feasible and economically justified and would result in significant 
additional energy conservation.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: Due to the Department's limited staff and 
financial resources, regulatory actions related to energy efficiency 
standards have been categorized as high, medium, and low priority based 
on significant input from the public. While this action had previously 
been considered a high priority, there is no clear and convincing 
evidence that indicates a more stringent standard would result in 
significant additional energy conservation. DOE plans to propose 
adopting the new amended ASHRAE 90.1-1999/2002 for 3-Phase units and 
ASHRAE 90.1-1999 for Instantaneous Water Heaters.

Agency Contact: Maureen Murphy, Project Manager, EE-2J, Department of 
Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Building 
Technologies, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-0598
Fax: 202 586-4617
Email: maureen.murphy@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AB16
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693. [bull] ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL 
EQUIPMENT: EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR PACKAGED TERMINAL AIR CONDITIONERS 
AND HEAT PUMPS; AND OIL- AND GAS-FIRED COMMERCIAL PACKAGE BOILERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6311 to 6316; 42 USC 6313(a)

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The efficiency requirements in the statute correspond to the 
levels in ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 as in effect on October 24, 1992. 
The statute further provides that if the efficiency levels in ASHRAE/
IESNA Standard 90.1 are amended after that date for any of the covered 
products, as recently occurred, the Secretary of Energy must establish 
an amended uniform national standard for such equipment at the new 
minimum level for each effective date specified in ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1, 
unless he determines that a more stringent standard is technologically 
feasible and economically justified and would result in significant 
additional energy conservation.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: Due to the Department's limited staff and 
financial resources, regulatory actions related to energy efficiency 
standards have been categorized as high, medium, and low priority based 
on significant input from the public. While this action had previously 
been considered a high priority, there is no clear and convincing 
evidence that indicates a more stringent standard would result in 
significant additional energy conservation.

Agency Contact: Maureen Murphy, Project Manager, EE-2J, Department of 
Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Building 
Technologies, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-0598
Fax: 202 586-4617
Email: maureen.murphy@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AB17
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Department of Energy (DOE)                             Final Rule Stage


Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)



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694. TEST PROCEDURES FOR CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONERS AND HEAT PUMPS--
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6293

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These revisions to the test procedures for central air 
conditioners and heat pumps in accordance with the Energy Policy and 
Conservation Act will reorganize the document in a logical order and 
update the references. The revisions include an updated nomenclature 
compatible with the test procedure for combined (domestic hot water and 
central air conditioners or heat pumps) appliances, additional tables 
listing test tolerances, a clearer specification for the demand defrost 
credit, and test methods for ECM (electronically commutated motor) 
blowers and history-dependent defrosts.

[[Page 30199]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/22/01                     66 FR 6768
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Michael Raymond, Office of Building Technologies, 
Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-9611
Email: michael.raymond@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AA46
_______________________________________________________________________




695. ENERGY EFFICIENCY CODE FOR NEW FEDERAL RESIDENTIAL LOW-RISE 
BUILDINGS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6834

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 435

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, October 24, 1994.

Abstract: Title III of the Energy Conservation and Production Act as 
amended by the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (PL 102-486, October 24, 1992) 
provides that DOE establish Federal building energy standards that 
require in new Federal buildings those energy efficiency measures that 
are technologically feasible and economically justified. The standards 
for Federal buildings are intended to parallel closely the voluntary 
building energy codes of the Energy Policy Act for private sector 
construction. Interim energy performance standards which DOE had issued 
before enactment of the Energy Policy Act are to remain in effect for 
the Federal sector until the new Federal building energy standards 
become effective.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/02/97                    62 FR 24164
NPRM Comment Period End         07/14/97
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Stephen P. Walder, EE-2J, Program Manager, Office of 
Building Research and Standards, Department of Energy, Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-9209

RIN: 1904-AA53
_______________________________________________________________________




696. TEST PROCEDURES FOR COMMERCIAL WATER HEATERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6293

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended, 
establishes energy conservation standards for commercial water heating 
products, prescribes test procedures, and requires labeling for such 
equipment. This action would promulgate by regulation the energy 
conservation standards and test procedures established in EPCA for 
these products. This action will incorporate by reference energy 
conservation standards and test procedures, as promulgated by EPCA and 
as revised by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air 
Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/09/00                    65 FR 48852
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Cyrus Nasseri, Office of Building Technologies, 
Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-9138
Email: cyrus.nasseri@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AA95
_______________________________________________________________________




697. TEST PROCEDURES FOR COMMERCIAL WARM AIR FURNACES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6293

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended, 
establishes energy conservation standards for commercial furnaces, 
prescribes test procedures, and authorizes labeling for such equipment. 
This action would promulgate by regulation the energy conservation 
standards and test procedures established in EPCA for commercial 
furnaces. This action will also incorporate by reference energy 
conservation standards and test procedures for commercial furnaces, as 
revised by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air 
Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and will also enforcement and other 
provisions for commercial products generally.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/13/99                    64 FR 69597
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Cyrus Nasseri, Office of Building Technologies, 
Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-9138
Email: cyrus.nasseri@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AA96
_______________________________________________________________________




698. TEST PROCEDURES FOR COMMERCIAL AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6293

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended, 
establishes energy conservation standards for commercial air 
conditioning equipment, prescribes test procedures, and authorizes 
labeling for such equipment. This action would promulgate by regulation 
the energy conservation standards and test procedures established in 
EPCA for these products. This action will also incorporate by reference 
energy conservation standards and test procedures, as promulgated by 
EPCA and as revised by the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute 
or by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air 
Conditioning Engineers (ARI/ASHRAE).

[[Page 30200]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/09/00                    65 FR 48828
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Cyrus Nasseri, Office of Building Technologies, 
Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-9138
Email: cyrus.nasseri@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AA97
_______________________________________________________________________




699. TEST PROCEDURES FOR COMMERCIAL PACKAGE BOILERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6293

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended, 
establishes energy conservation standards for commercial boilers, 
prescribes test procedures, and authorizes labeling for such equipment. 
This action would promulgate by regulation these provisions. It would 
also incorporate by reference energy conservation standards and test 
procedures, as promulgated by EPCA.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/09/00                    65 FR 48838
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Cyrus Nasseri, Office of Building Technologies, 
Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-9138
Email: cyrus.nasseri@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AB02
_______________________________________________________________________




700. TEST PROCEDURES FOR DISHWASHERS--AMENDMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6293

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would add a new test procedure for soil-sensing 
dishwashers, using soiled dishes. It would also incorporate standby 
power consumption, where applicable.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/03/02                    67 FR 56232
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Barbara Twigg, Office of Building Technologies, 
Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-8714
Email: barbara.twigg@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AB10
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Energy (DOE)                            Long-Term Actions


Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)



_______________________________________________________________________




701. NATIONAL VOLUNTARY RESIDENTIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING GUIDELINES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 8236

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 437

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, April 24, 1994.

Abstract: DOE is required to establish by rule national voluntary 
guidelines for home energy rating systems. The guidelines are designed 
to encourage uniformity with regard to systems for rating the annual 
energy efficiency of residential buildings. The guidelines may be used 
to enable and encourage the assignment of energy efficiency ratings to 
residential buildings and the development of criteria for attractive 
financial instruments for energy efficient homes.
In response to the directives of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, DOE 
collaborated with hundreds of stakeholders and organizations, including 
the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Council, the National Association 
of State Energy Officials, and HERS providers, many of whom had been 
meeting regarding HERS since about 1987. Based on input from all the 
stakeholders, DOE issued for public comment a Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking on voluntary guidelines.
Most of the comments that DOE received on the proposed rule were 
readily resolved. But the issue of ``fuel neutrality'' was not easily 
incorporated into the rule. ``Fuel neutrality'' involved an 
interpretation of the requirement that the rule not ``discriminate 
among fuel types'' for which the EPACT legislation provided no 
clarification. In spite of an intensive effort by DOE to work with both 
the electric and gas industries, agreement was not reached, a 
definition regarding fuel neutrality was not resolved, and the issue 
remains hotly disputed.
In the fall of 2003, DOE plans to issue a Report to Congress on the 
HERS and Energy Efficient Mortgages, as required by Congress. This 
report will note that despite the fact that DOE has not issued a final 
rule, home energy raters are now available in 47 States, and the 
guidelines used by these raters are generally consistent in content 
with DOE's notice of proposed rulemaking on voluntary HERS guidelines.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/25/95                    60 FR 37949
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: David Boomsma, EE-3B, Department of Energy, Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-7086
Fax: 202 586-1233
Email: david.boomsma@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AA74

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702. DETERMINATION FOR HIGH-INTENSITY DISCHARGE LAMPS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6317

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, April 24, 1995, Determination Notice.

Abstract: The Energy Policy Act of 1992 requires the Department to 
prescribe test procedures and efficiency standards for high-intensity 
discharge lamps for which the Secretary makes a determination that 
energy conservation standards would be technologically feasible and 
economically justified, and would result in significant energy savings.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Determination Notice            06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: The Department's regulatory actions related to 
energy efficiency standards have been categorized as high, medium, and 
low priority based on significant input from the public. This action is 
a high priority. The Department is gathering information and conducting 
analysis in preparation for a determination under 42 U.S.C. 631(b).

Agency Contact: Brian Card, Office of Building Technologies, EE-2J, 
Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-9228
Email: brian.card@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AA86
_______________________________________________________________________




703. ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR CLOTHES DRYERS AND DISHWASHERS

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect the private sector under PL 
104-4.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6295

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430.32

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May 14, 1996, Determination Notice.

Abstract: The statute requires the Department to revise the standards 
to achieve the maximum improvement in energy efficiency for clothes 
washers and dryers, which the Secretary determines is technologically 
feasible and economically justified.

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: Due to the Department's limited staff and 
financial resources, regulatory actions related to energy efficiency 
standards have been categorized as high, medium, and low priority based 
on significant input from the public. The dishwasher standard has been 
upgraded to a medium priority, and the Department plans to begin work 
on this standard within the next two fiscal years. However, the clothes 
dryer standard remains a low priority.

Agency Contact: Barbara Twigg, Office of Building Technologies, 
Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-8714
Email: barbara.twigg@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AA89
_______________________________________________________________________




704. ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR POOL HEATERS AND DIRECT HEATING 
EQUIPMENT

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect the private sector under PL 
104-4.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6295

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, January 1, 1992, Determination 
Notice.

Abstract: The statute requires the Department to revise the standards 
to achieve the maximum improvement in energy efficiency which the 
Secretary determines is technologically feasible and economically 
justified.

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: Due to the Department's limited financial 
resources, regulatory actions related to energy efficiency standards 
have been categorized as high, medium, and low priority based on 
significant input from the public. This action is a low priority, and 
the Department does not plan to begin substantive work on this action 
in the next two fiscal years.

Agency Contact: Cyrus Nasseri, Office of Building Technologies, 
Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-9138
Email: cyrus.nasseri@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AA90
_______________________________________________________________________




705. ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR 1-200 HP ELECTRIC MOTORS

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6313

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, October 24, 1999, Determination 
Notice.

Abstract: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended, 
establishes initial energy efficiency standards and test procedures for 
commercial and industrial electric motors. EPCA requires the Department 
to revise the standards periodically to achieve the maximum improvement 
in energy efficiency which the Secretary determines is technologically 
feasible and economically justified.

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Due to the Department's limited staff and 
financial resources, regulatory actions related to energy efficiency 
standards have been categorized as high, medium, and low priority based 
on significant input from the public. This action is a low priority, 
and the Department does not plan to begin substantive work on this 
action in the next two fiscal years.

Agency Contact: James Raba, Office of Building Techonolgies, Department 
of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-8654
Email: jim.raba@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AA91

[[Page 30202]]

_______________________________________________________________________




706. ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR FLUORESCENT AND INCANDESCENT LAMPS

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Unfunded Mandates: This action may affect the private sector under PL 
104-4.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6295

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430.32

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 15, 1998, Determination 
Notice.

Abstract: The statute requires the Department to revise the standards 
to achieve the maximum improvement in energy efficiency which the 
Secretary determines is technologically feasible and economically 
justified.

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Additional Information: Due to the Department's limited staff and 
financial resources, regulatory actions related to energy efficiency 
standards have been categorized as high, medium, and low priority based 
on significant input from the public. This action is presently a low 
priority. However, industry has requested that the Department consider 
making this a higher priority in the case of medium base compact 
fluorescent lamps. The specific concerns of industry are being reviewed 
prior to determining the most appropriate action to be taken. This 
request is also being considered in the context of existing priorities 
for budget and staff.

Agency Contact: Ronald Lewis, Office of Building Technologies, 
Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of 
Building Research and Standards, 1000 Independence Avenue S.W., 
Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-8423
Email: ronald.lewis@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AA92
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Energy (DOE)                            Completed Actions


Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)



_______________________________________________________________________




707. TEST PROCEDURES FOR RESIDENTIAL REFRIGERATORS AND REFRIGERATOR-
FREEZERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6293(b)

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430 subpart B, app A1

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action amends the calculation of the test time period 
for long-time automatic defrost.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/07/03                    68 FR 11009
Direct Final Rule               03/07/03                    68 FR 10957
NPRM Comment Period End         04/07/03
Direct Final Rule Effective     05/06/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael Raymond, Office of Building Technologies, 
Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-9611
Email: michael.raymond@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AB12

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Energy (DOE)                          Proposed Rule Stage


Defense and Security Affairs (DSA)



_______________________________________________________________________




708. PHYSICAL PROTECTION OF SECURITY INTERESTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2011; 42 USC 7101

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 1046 subpart A; 10 CFR 1046 subpart B

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: 10 CFR part 1046, subparts A and B, establishes DOE 
contractor requirements in the areas of protective force medical, 
physical fitness, and firearms qualifications and training. The 
proposed revisions are to ensure protective force personnel receive 
quality medical services that are consistent with the Americans with 
Disabilities Act of 1990. They also will enhance communications between 
Designated Physicians and personnel responsible for supervising 
physical fitness training and certification to assure better 
understanding of the risk of injury to Security Police Officers and 
Security Officers participating in physical fitness activities. 
Additionally, Security Police Officer I and Security Police Officer II 
positions were better defined to eliminate confusing physical fitness 
requirements. Finally, the current physical fitness qualification 
requirements are being revised.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/14/03                    68 FR 17886
NPRM Correction                 04/18/03                    68 FR 19166
NPRM Comment Period End         06/13/03
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ronnie M. Edge, Department of Energy, Office of 
Security, Germantown, MD 20874
Phone: 301 903-4247

RIN: 1992-AA23
_______________________________________________________________________




709. COMPUTER SECURITY; ACCESS TO INFORMATION ON NATIONAL NUCLEAR 
SECURITY ADMINISTRATION COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7101 et seq; 42 USC 2011 et seq; 50 USC 2425; 
50 USC 2483(c)

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

[[Page 30203]]

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, January 3, 2000.

Abstract: This action would codify rules governing access by any 
individual to information on National Nuclear Security Administration 
computer systems.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/03
Final Action                    03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Catherine McCulloch, Department of Energy, National 
Nuclear Security Administration, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-2515

RIN: 1992-AA27
_______________________________________________________________________




710. [bull] CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES FOR NON-PREJUDICIAL RESTRICTION OF 
ACCESS AUTHORIZATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2165; 42 USC 2201; EO 10450; 42 USC 5814; 42 
USC 5815

CFR Citation: 3 CFR 1949 to 1953 Comp., p. 936; 3 CFR 1959 to 1963 
Comp., p. 398; 3 CFR ch IV, sec 104(c)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would amend the Department's regulations to allow 
for the automatic restriction of DOE access authorizations when cleared 
individuals are subject to a proposed involuntary separation from 
employment due to reduction in force, workforce restructuring, or other 
cause not predicated upon the personal actions of the individual. The 
proposed amendment would also allow for limited restoration of access 
to classified matter in order for essential work to continue.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03
Interim Final Rule              09/00/03
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary E. Gallion, Department of Energy, SO-112, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 301 903-6545
Email: mary.gallion@hq.doe.gov

RIN: 1992-AA32
_______________________________________________________________________




711. [bull] POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2011 et seq; 42 USC 7101 et seq; 42 USC 7383h-1

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 709

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this action is to promulgate new 
counterintelligence polygraph regulations consistent with section 3152 
of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Douglas Hinckley, Program Director, Department of 
Energy, Office of Counterintelligence, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-5901

RIN: 1992-AA33
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Energy (DOE)                             Final Rule Stage


Defense and Security Affairs (DSA)



_______________________________________________________________________




712. PROCEDURAL RULES FOR DOE NUCLEAR SECURITY ACTIVITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2011 et seq; 42 USC 7101 et seq; 42 USC 2282(b)

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 824

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would define the process for the imposition of 
civil penalties on contractors for violations relating to the 
safeguarding or security of classified or sensitive data.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/01/02                    67 FR 15339
NPRM Comment Period End         07/01/02
Final Rule                      05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Geralyn C. Praskievicz, Department of Energy, Office of 
Security, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-4451

RIN: 1992-AA28
_______________________________________________________________________




713. HUMAN RELIABILITY PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7254

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 710; 10 CFR 711; 10 CFR 712

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would establish a Human Reliability Program that 
would consolidate the Department's Personnel Security Assurance Program 
(PSAP) and its Personnel Assurance Program (PAP). PSAP is an access 
authorization program for individuals who apply for or occupy certain 
positions that are critical to the national security. The PSAP requires 
an initial and annual supervisory review, medical assessment, 
management evaluation, and a DOE personnel security review of all 
applicants or incumbents. The PAP is a nuclear explosives safety 
program using many of the evaluations of the PSAP to ensure that 
employees assigned to nuclear explosive duties do not have emotional, 
mental, or physical conditions that could result in an accidental or 
unauthorized detonation of nuclear explosives.

[[Page 30204]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/12/02                    67 FR 46912
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Linda Repass, Department of Energy, Office of Security, 
19902 Germantown Road, Germantown, MD 20874
Phone: 301 903-4800
Fax: 301 903-6545
Email: linda.repass@hq.doe.gov

RIN: 1992-AA29
_______________________________________________________________________




714. CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY FOR ACCESS TO 
CLASSIFIED MATTER OR SPECIAL NUCLEAR MATERIAL, SUBPART A

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: EO 12968; 42 USC 2201

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 710, subpart A

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would update the responsibilities and authorities 
to reflect organizational changes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: A. Barry Dalinsky, Personnel Security Specialist, 
Department of Energy, Office of Security, Germantown, MD 20874-1290
Phone: 301 903-5010

RIN: 1992-AA31
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Energy (DOE)                            Completed Actions


Defense and Security Affairs (DSA)



_______________________________________________________________________




715. CRITERIA AND PROCEDURE FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PERSONNEL SECURITY 
ASSURANCE PROGRAM AND DETERMINATIONS OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S ELIGIBILITY FOR 
ACCESS TO A PERSONNEL SECURITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM POSITION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2165; 42 USC 2201; EO 10450; 42 USC 7251, 7254, 
and 7256

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 710, subpart B

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would amend the Department's regulations to allow 
newly hired individuals in security police officer positions who have 
received an interim Q access authorization through DOE's Accelerated 
Access Authorization Program to be eligible to hold a Personnel 
Security Assurance Program (PSAP) position. Currently, DOE's 
regulations require a Q access authorization based on a full background 
investigation for all PSAP positions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/04/02                    67 FR 16061
NPRM Comment Period End         05/06/02
Final Action                    10/28/02                    67 FR 65690

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Linda Repass, Department of Energy, Office of Security, 
19902 Germantown Road, Germantown, MD 20874
Phone: 301 903-4800
Fax: 301 903-6545
Email: linda.repass@hq.doe.gov

RIN: 1992-AA30

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Energy (DOE)                          Proposed Rule Stage


Departmental and Others (ENDEP)



_______________________________________________________________________




716. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 1004

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), as amended, permits 
any person to request access to agency records. The DOE has promulgated 
a regulation at part 1004 of title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations to implement the FOIA. The DOE will revise its FOIA 
regulation to reflect current procedures for processing requests for 
information that are submitted to the agency, to ensure compliance with 
the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996, and to 
make the regulation more user friendly.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Abel Lopez, Director, FOIA and Privacy Act Division, 
Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585
Phone: 202 586-5955
Email: abel.lopez@hq.doe.gov

RIN: 1901-AA32
_______________________________________________________________________




717. RESEARCH MISCONDUCT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 7101 et seq; 50 USC 2401 et seq

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would establish policies and procedures for 
handling research misconduct allegations.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: William J. Valdez, Director, Office of Planning and 
Analysis, Department of Energy, Office of Science, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-9942
Fax: 202 586-7719
Email: bill.valdez@science.doe.gov

RIN: 1901-AA89
_______________________________________________________________________




718. OCCUPATIONAL RADIATION PROTECTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 7191

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 835

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would amend the Department of Energy's 
occupational radiation protection regulations to provide additional 
flexibility in meeting requirements, to update the dosimetric models 
and dose terms, to establish certain concentration values and limits, 
and to clarify requirements for radioactive material transportation not 
subject to DOT regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Peter O'Connell, Department of Energy, Office of Worker 
Protection Policy and Programs, 1000 Independence Avenue S.W., 
Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 301 903-5641

RIN: 1901-AA95
_______________________________________________________________________




719. TRANSMISSION RATE PROCEEDING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 839e

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, October 1, 2003.

Abstract: Pursuant to section 7 of the Northwest Power Act, 16 USC 
839e, the Bonneville Power Administration is required to periodically 
set and revise its rates. Transmission rates were last set for a two-
year period in 2001, and expire September 30, 2003. BPA is required to 
set rates to recover its costs, including the amortization of the 
Federal investment in the Federal Columbia River Power System over a 
reasonable period of years. Therefore, the Transmission Business Line 
will set its rates in this rate case in order to recover its costs. 
Issues of cost allocation among customer classes may also be addressed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Proposed Record of Decision     06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Barry Bennett, Department of Energy, Bonneville Power 
Administration, 905 N.E. 11th Street, Portland, OR 97208
Phone: 503 230-4053

RIN: 1901-AA97
_______________________________________________________________________




720. [bull] WORKER SAFETY AND HEALTH

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2282c

CFR Citation: 19 CFR 851

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 2, 2003.

Abstract: Pursuant to section 234C of the Atomic Energy Act, 42 U.S.C. 
2282c, DOE will propose regulations applicable to DOPE contractors with 
respect to worker safety and health at DOE facilities. The regulations 
would also provide for enforcement assessment of civil penalties and 
contract fee reductions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: C. Rick Jones, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Safety and Health, Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-6539

RIN: 1901-AA99
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Energy (DOE)                             Final Rule Stage


Departmental and Others (ENDEP)



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721. RADIATION PROTECTION OF THE PUBLIC AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 7191

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 834

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would add a new 10 CFR 834 to DOE's regulations 
establishing a body of rules setting forth the basic requirements for 
ensuring radiation protection of the public and environment in 
connection with DOE nuclear activities. These requirements stem from 
the Department's ongoing effort to strengthen the protection of health, 
safety, and the environment from the nuclear and chemical hazards posed 
by these DOE activities. Major elements of the proposal included a dose 
limitation system for protection of the public; requirements for liquid 
discharges; reporting and monitoring requirements; and residual 
radioactive material requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/25/93                    58 FR 16268
Second NPRM                     08/31/95                    60 FR 45381
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

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Agency Contact: Andrew Wallo III, Director, Air, Water and Radiation 
Division, Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Guidance, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-4996

RIN: 1901-AA38
_______________________________________________________________________




722. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TRANSFERS OF REAL PROPERTY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 105-85, sec 3158

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 770

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would establish procedures for indemnifying and 
disposing of real property by sale or lease at the Department's defense 
nuclear facilities for the purpose of permitting economic development. 
It would also establish procedures for reporting actions to Congress, 
informing those acquiring the property of the availability of 
indemnification for injury to people or property from releases or 
threatened releases of hazardous materials, requesting indemnification, 
and making claims for indemnification.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              02/29/00                    65 FR 10685
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Andrew Duran, Realty Officer, ME-90, Department of 
Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-4548
Email: andrew.duran@hq.doe.gov

RIN: 1901-AA82
_______________________________________________________________________




723. NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY ASSISTED PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7254

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 1040

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would amend the definition of ``program.''

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/06/00                    65 FR 76459
NPRM Comment Period End         01/05/01
Final Action                    09/00/03
Final Action Effective          10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sharon Wyatt, Department of Energy, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-2256
Fax: 202 586-0888
Email: sharon.wyatt@hq.doe.gov

RIN: 1901-AA86
_______________________________________________________________________




724. REIMBURSEMENT FOR COSTS OF REMEDIAL ACTION AT ACTIVE URANIUM AND 
THORIUM PROCESSING SITES: TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2296a et seq

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 765

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would adopt several technical and administrative 
amendments to the procedural regulations governing the reimbursement of 
remedial action costs at active uranium and thorium processing sites. 
The original legislation authorizing the program has been amended four 
times to increase the amounts authorized for reimbursement, extend 
certain program dates, and make other technical corrections. The 
amendments to 10 CFR part 765 will reflect the legislative amendments 
and make other technical corrections that have been identified since 
the original rule was issued.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David E. Mathes, Leader, Albuquerque/Nevada Team, 
Department of Energy, Small Sites Closure Office (EM-34), Cloverleaf 
Building, 19901 Germantown Road, Germantown, MD 20874-1290
Phone: 301 903-7222

RIN: 1901-AA88
_______________________________________________________________________




725. COMPLIANCE WITH FLOODPLAIN AND WETLAND ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW 
REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: EO 11988; EO 11990

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 1022

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would revise the Department of Energy's 
floodplain and wetland environmental review requirements to add 
flexibility and remove unnecessary procedural burdens.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/18/02                    67 FR 69480
NPRM Comment Period End         01/14/03
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Carolyn Osborne, Department of Energy, Office of NEPA 
Policy and Compliance, EH-42, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, 
DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-4600

RIN: 1901-AA94
_______________________________________________________________________




726. SAFETY NET COST RECOVERY ADJUSTMENT RATE PROCEEDING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 832e; 16 USC 825s; 16 USC 838; 16 USC 
839e(a)(1)

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: BPA's Power Business Line has electric rates in effect 
through September 30, 2006. During the rate period, BPA periodically 
examines forecast and actual loads, market prices, and expenses. Under 
the General Rate Schedule Provisions there is a risk mitigation tool 
embedded within the rates called a Cost Recovery Adjustment Clause 
(CRAC). There are three levels of the CRAC under which a rate may 
incrementally increase. The first is the Load-Based CRAC (LB CRAC), 
which triggers if BPA's augmentation cost exceeds the amount

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forecast. The second is the Financial-Based CRAC (FB CRAC), which 
triggers based on the generation function's forecasted level of 
accumulated net revenues. The third is the Safety-Net CRAC (SN CRAC), 
which would be an upward adjustment to posted power rates subject to 
the FB CRAC by modifying the FB CRAC parameters.
Prior to each six month period of the 2002-2006 rate period (beginning 
October 2001), BPA establishes the LB CRAC for that six-month period. 
The LB CRAC is calculated based on the current forecast of forward 
market prices for each year, shaped, and the amount by which contracted 
loads exceed BPA's resources. About 90 days after the end of each six-
month period, BPA trues up the LB CRAC based on actual augmentation 
purchases during the period, and a debit or credit will be made to the 
customer's bill. BPA establishes the LB CRAC percentage about 90 days 
prior to the beginning of the next six-month period. Then, about 90 
days after the end of the most recent six-month period, BPA calculates 
the over- or under-collection of actual LB CRAC revenues for the 
previous six-month period. Any over- or under-collection is treated 
separately from any charges for augmentation costs for the upcoming 
six-month period.
The FB CRAC allows a temporary, one-year adjustment to the base rates 
in addition to the Load Based CRAC for non-Slice customers, if the 
Power Business Line's accumulated net revenues fall below a preset 
threshold. It can trigger in all 5 years of the rate period. It is 
designed to generate additional cash in a given fiscal year. The 
thresholds for triggering the FB CRAC vary depending on the particular 
year of the rate period. The rate adjustment is based on the prior 
August's third-quarter-review forecast of year-end accumulated net 
revenues. If the forecast accumulated net revenues are below the 
threshold, the administrator will propose an FB CRAC adjustment by the 
end of August that will apply to rates beginning in October. BPA will 
notify customers in September of the percentage increase. It is trued-
up for actual accumulated net revenues in the second half of the year. 
The SN CRAC would trigger if it appeared the FB CRAC parameters need 
modification based upon market and other risk factors as discussed 
above. Changes to the terms and conditions of the FB CRAC would be 
conducted through a rate proceeding.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Proposed Record of Decision     03/13/03                    68 FR 12048
Final Record of Decision        08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Byron G. Keep, Department of Energy, Bonneville Power 
Administration, P.O. Box 3621, Portland, OR 97208
Phone: 503 230-5660

RIN: 1901-AA96
_______________________________________________________________________




727. [bull] COLLECTION OF CLAIMS OWED THE UNITED STATES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7254

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 1015

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would amend 10 CFR 1015 to reflect the revisions 
to the Federal Claims Collections Standards issued by the Department of 
Treasury and the Department of Justice on November 22, 2000. The 
revisions would clarify and simplify the Department of Energy's debt 
collection standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Helen O. Sherman, Director, Office of Financial Policy, 
Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585
Phone: 202 586-4860

RIN: 1901-AA98
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Energy (DOE)                            Long-Term Actions


Departmental and Others (ENDEP)



_______________________________________________________________________




728. ANNOTATION OF LAND RECORDS FOR REMEDIATED PROPERTIES IN THE URANIUM 
MILL TAILINGS REMEDIAL ACTION PROJECT (UMTRA)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 95-604, sec 104(d); PL 104-259, sec 4(a)

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under section 104(d) of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation 
Control Act of 1978, the Department of Energy (DOE) is required to 
issue appropriate rules and regulations concerning the annotation of 
land records of designated inactive uranium mill sites and vicinity 
properties included for remedial action under the Act. The annotation 
is intended to ensure that future purchasers of remediated inactive 
uranium mill sites and vicinity properties will be notified, prior to 
such purchase, of the condition of the land.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/14/89                    54 FR 29732
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Additional Information: Public Law 104-259, signed into law on October 
9, 1996, amended the annotation requirement to provide for States to 
receive certification from the Secretary for ``a program which would 
achieve the purposes'' of the annotation under section 104(d) of the 
UMTRCA in regards to vicinity properties. DOE sent letters to the 
affected States regarding the amendment language. Some States expressed 
concerns about the land annotation requirements. The Department and the 
States are engaged in discussions to resolve those concerns before 
proceeding with this action.

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Agency Contact: David E. Mathes, Leader, Albuquerque/Nevada Team, 
Department of Energy, Small Sites Closure Office (EM-34), Cloverleaf 
Building, 19901 Germantown Road, Germantown, MD 20874-1290
Phone: 301 903-7222

RIN: 1901-AA57
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Energy (DOE)                            Completed Actions


Departmental and Others (ENDEP)



_______________________________________________________________________




729. PAYMENTS FOR SPECIAL BURDENS AND IN LIEU OF TAXES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2208 Atomic Energy Act of 1954, sec 168

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 610

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would have revised the Department of Energy's 
policy on making payments for special burdens and in lieu of taxes to 
State and local taxing jurisdictions pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act 
of 1954.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       03/24/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Helen O. Sherman, Director, Office of Financial Policy, 
Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585
Phone: 202 586-4860

RIN: 1901-AA58
_______________________________________________________________________




730. ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES AND SANCTIONS; ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM 
PERMITS AND REPORTS; SHORT-TERM IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF NATURAL GAS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 95-91; PL 10485 as amended by EO 12038; 15 USC 717 
b; 42 USC 7101 et seq; EO 12009

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 205.300; 10 CFR 590

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would streamline the existing procedures for 
applying to the DOE for Presidential permits and electricity export 
authorizations by eliminating the use of FERC procedures and 
establishing a less adversarial process of decisionmaking. It would 
also establish that the DOE's decisional criterion is only electric 
power system reliability and impacts to the environment and not the 
economic or commercial viability of projects. These actions are in 
response to the restructuring of the electric power industry.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       03/19/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ellen Russell, Department of Energy, FE-27, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-9624
Email: ellen.russell@hq.doe.gov

RIN: 1901-AA93

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Energy (DOE)                          Proposed Rule Stage


Office of Procurement and Assistance Management (PR)



_______________________________________________________________________




731. ENERGY DEPARTMENT MOTOR VEHICLE FLEET FUEL EFFICIENCY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 947; 48 CFR 970.52

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would implement sections 403 and 505 of Executive 
Order 13101, Greening the Government through Federal Fleet and 
Transportation Efficiency.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Richard B. Langston, Procurement Analyst, Department of 
Energy, Office of Procurement and Assistance Management, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-8247
Email: richard.langston@pr.doe.gov

RIN: 1991-AB59
_______________________________________________________________________




732. NEW AND REVISED DEAR CLAUSES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 7254

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 970; 48 CFR 901 to 952

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would revise part 970 and related parts of DEAR 
to eliminate provisions that are unnecessary, obsolete, or duplicated 
elsewhere in title 48.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael Fishetti, Procurement Analyst, Department of 
Energy, Office of Procurement and Assistance Management, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-8192

RIN: 1991-AB60

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733. [bull] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ACQUISITION REGULATION: MANAGEMENT 
CONTRACTOR COMPENSATION FOR PERSONAL SERVICES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 7101; 50 USC 2401

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 970.22; 48 CFR 970.31; 48 CFR 970.52

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would amend the policy and procedures regarding 
compensation for personal services under contracts for management of 
Department of Energy facilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Richard B. Langston, Procurement Analyst, Department of 
Energy, Office of Procurement and Assistance Management, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-8247
Email: richard.langston@pr.doe.gov

RIN: 1991-AB61
_______________________________________________________________________




734. [bull] DEAR: MAKE OR BUY PLANS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 7101; 50 USC 2401

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 901; 48 CFR 970

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The requirement for detailed Make or Buy Plans under all DOE 
management contracts is being eliminated. Make or buy analysis will be 
retained for major systems acquisitions. A new clause entitled 
Performance Improvement and Collaboration is being added. It provides 
for collaboration among DOE's management contractors and the Department 
to identify possible improvements in contract performance.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Irma Brown, Procurement Analyst, Department of Energy, 
Office of Procurement and Assistance Management, ME-61, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-8455
Email: irma.brown@hq.doe.gov

RIN: 1991-AB63
_______________________________________________________________________




735. [bull] DEAR: WORK FOR OTHERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 7101; 50 USC 2401

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 970.1707; 48 CFR 970.5217-1

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would amend the Department of Energy Acquisition 
Regulations (DEAR) to provide policies and procedures regarding work 
for non-DOE entities performed by DOE contractors who manage and 
operate DOE owned or leased facilities. These procedures are being 
relocated from the DOE Directives to the DEAR as part of a larger 
effort to decrease overly prescriptive guidance. The contractor 
requirements previously found in DOE order 481.1B are being relocated 
to the DEAR.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: A. Scott Geary, Program Analyst, Department of Energy, 
Office of Procurement and Assistance Management, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-3299

RIN: 1991-AB64
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Energy (DOE)                             Final Rule Stage


Office of Procurement and Assistance Management (PR)



_______________________________________________________________________




736. ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7254

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 909; 48 CFR 970

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would amend provisions that cover organizational 
conflicts of interest and purchases from affiliated sources to protect 
the Department in transactions involving a DOE M&O contractor and its 
affiliates.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/13/99                    64 FR 55453
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert M. Webb, Procurement Analyst, Department of 
Energy, Office of Procurement and Assistance Management, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-8264

RIN: 1991-AB52
_______________________________________________________________________




737. ACQUISITION REGULATION: PAYMENT OF FEE RELATING TO SECURITY ISSUES/
CONDITIONAL PAYMENT OF FEE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7254; 40 USC 486(c)

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 970

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would make the payment of fees to the 
Department's major operating contractors conditional on meeting 
safeguard and security requirements.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/01/01                     66 FR 8560
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael L. Righi, Procurement Analyst, Department of 
Energy, Office of Procurement and Assistance Management, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-8175

RIN: 1991-AB54
_______________________________________________________________________




738. GOVERNMENTWIDE DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION (NONPROCUREMENT) AND 
GOVERNMENTWIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE (GRANTS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: EO 12549; EO 12689; PL 103-355, sec 2455

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 1036

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This Governmentwide rulemaking proposes changes to clarify 
and simplify the debarment and suspension process and drug-free 
workplace requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/23/02                     67 FR 3265
NPRM Comment Period End         03/25/02
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Cynthia Yee, Procurement Analyst, Department of Energy, 
Office of Procurement and Assistance Management, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-1140

RIN: 1991-AB56
_______________________________________________________________________




739. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE REGULATION: ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS 
RELATED TO FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7173

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 600

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action seeks comments on whether to issue a rule that 
prescribes administrative requirements for financial assistance awards 
tailored specifically to for-profit organizations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/08/01                    66 FR 23197
NPRM                            08/26/02                    67 FR 54850
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Trudy Wood, Procurement Analyst, Department of Energy, 
Office of Procurement and Assistance Management, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-5625
Email: trudy.wood@pr.doe.gov

RIN: 1991-AB57
_______________________________________________________________________




740. [bull] TECHNICAL AMENDMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ACQUISITION 
REGULATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 7101; 50 USC 2401

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 030; 48 CFR 952; 48 CFR 970

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would make technical amendments and corrections 
to various parts of the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Stephen Zvolensky, Department of Energy, Office of 
Procurement and Assistance Management, ME-61, 1000 Independence Avenue 
SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-5936
Email: stephen.zvolensky@hq.doe.gov

RIN: 1991-AB62
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Energy (DOE)                            Completed Actions


Office of Procurement and Assistance Management (PR)



_______________________________________________________________________




741. DEAR: RECYCLING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7254; 42 USC 486(c)

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 923; 48 CFR 970.52; 48 CFR 970.23

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would implement E.O. 13101, Greening the 
Government Through Recycling, Waste Prevention, and Federal 
Acquisition. It would increase the procurement of products containing 
recycled materials and reduce waste generation at DOE facilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/30/00                    65 FR 71292
Final Action                    02/07/03                     68 FR 6355

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Richard B. Langston, Procurement Analyst, Department of 
Energy, Office of Procurement and Assistance Management, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-8247
Email: richard.langston@pr.doe.gov

RIN: 1991-AB47


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Department of Energy (DOE)                             Final Rule Stage


Office of General Counsel (OGC)



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742. CONDUCT OF EMPLOYEES

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 42 USC 7211 et seq; PL 103-160, sec 3161; EO 12674

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 1010; 5 CFR 2635

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The DOE regulation on conduct of employees needs to be 
revised to reflect the issuance of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for 
Employees of the Executive Branch (5 CFR 2635) and the repeal of 
conflict-of-interest provisions formerly applicable to DOE employees.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule              07/05/96                    61 FR 35085
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Susan Beard, Acting Assistant General Counsel for 
General Law, Department of Energy, Office of General Counsel, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-1522

RIN: 1990-AA19
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743. CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES AGAINST DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EMPLOYEES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 28 USC 2672; 42 USC 7101 et seq

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 1014

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would provide for the indemnification of 
employees or former employees of the Department of Energy who are 
personally liable to pay damages for their official acts or omissions 
as a result of an adverse judgment or settlement.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule              05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Susan Beard, Acting Assistant General Counsel for 
General Law, Department of Energy, Office of General Counsel, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Phone: 202 586-1522

RIN: 1990-AA26
[FR Doc. 03-9563 Filed 05-23-03; 8:45 am]
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