[The Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of
                Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Department of Energy Semiannual Regulatory Agenda]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]


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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

10 CFR Chs. II, III, and X

48 CFR Ch. 9

Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared and is making 
available its portion of the semiannual Unified Agenda of Federal 
Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (Agenda), including its Regulatory 
Plan (Plan), pursuant to Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning 
and Review,'' 58 FR 51735, and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 
601 et seq.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Agenda is a government-wide compilation 
of upcoming and ongoing regulatory activity, including a brief 
description of each rulemaking and a timetable for action. The Agenda 
also includes a list of regulatory actions completed since publication 
of the last Agenda. The Department of Energy's portion of the Agenda 
includes regulatory actions called for by the Energy Policy Act of 
2005, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and 
programmatic needs of DOE offices.

    The Internet is the basic means for disseminating the Agenda 
and providing users the ability to obtain information from the 
Agenda database. DOE's entire fall 2010 Agenda can be accessed 
online by going to: www.reginfo.gov. Agenda entries reflect the 
status of activities as of approximately November 30, 2010.

    Publication in the Federal Register is mandated by the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602) only for Agenda entries 
that require either a regulatory flexibility analysis or periodic 
review under section 610 of that Act. Included in this Agenda are 
two rulemakings: (1) Energy Efficiency Standards for Pool Heaters 
and Direct Heating and equipment and Water Heaters; and (2) Energy 
Efficiency Standards for Certain Commercial and Industrial Electric 
Motors.

    The Plan appears in both the online Agenda and the Federal 
Register and includes the most important of DOE's significant 
regulatory actions and a Statement of Regulatory and Deregulatory 
Priorities.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 17, 2010.

 Scott Blake Harris,

General Counsel.

                            Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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300         Energy Efficiency Standards for Certain Commercial and Industrial Electric Motors.....    1904-AC28
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                            Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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301         Energy Efficiency Standards for Pool Heaters and Direct Heating Equipment and Water       1904-AA90
            Heaters...............................................................................
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Department of Energy (DOE)                            Long-Term Actions
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)
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300.  ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR CERTAIN 
COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ELECTRIC MOTORS

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6313(b)(4)(B)

Abstract: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended, 
directs the U.S. DOE to issue amended standards for commercial and 
industrial electric motors no later than December 19, 2012. (42 U.S.C. 
6313(b)(4)(B)) The framework document begins the rulemaking process to 
satisfy this requirement and presents the proposed methodology that DOE 
will use throughout the rulemaking process.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Notice: Public Meeting Framework 
Document Availibility           09/20/10                    75 FR 59657
Comment Period End              11/24/10
NPRM                            04/00/12
Final Action                    12/00/12

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: James Raba, Office of Building Technologies Program, 
EE-2J, 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-AC28

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Department of Energy (DOE)                            Completed Actions
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)
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301. ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR POOL HEATERS AND DIRECT HEATING 
EQUIPMENT AND WATER HEATERS

Legal Authority: 42 USC 6295(e)

Abstract: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, 
establishes initial energy efficiency standard levels for many types of 
major residential appliances and generally requires DOE to undertake 
two subsequent rulemakings, at specified times, to determine whether 
the existing standard for a covered product should be amended. This is 
the initial review of the statutory standards for pool heaters and 
direct heating equipment. This is the second review for water heaters.

Completed:
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Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Action                    04/16/10                     75 FR 2012

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Mohammed Khan
Phone: 202 586-7892
Email: mohammed.khan@ee.doe.gov

RIN: 1904-AA90
[FR Doc. 2010-30457 Filed 12-17-10; 8:45 am]
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