[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 166 (Tuesday, August 27, 2002)]
[Page 55006]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-21741]



[Number DE-PS07-02ID14407]

Emerging Technology Deployment for the Chemical and Petroleum 
Industry Solicitation

AGENCY: Idaho Operations Office, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of availability of financial assistance solicitation.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Idaho Operations Office 
(ID) is soliciting proposals for the installation and field-testing of 
technologies to reduce energy consumption, enhance economic 
competitiveness, and reduce environmental impacts, specifically in the 
Petroleum Refining and Chemicals industrial sectors. The objective of 
the solicitation is to find ways to mitigate the risk to industries of 
accepting and using emerging technologies developed by the industry 
initiatives. It is not the intent of DOE-ID to solicit research and 
development projects.

DATES: The issuance date of Solicitation Number DE-PS07-02ID14407 will 
be on August 20, 2002. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 
approximately on November 22, 2002.

ADDRESSES: The solicitation in its full text will be available on the 
Internet at the following URL address: http://e-center.doe.gov. The 
Industry Interactive Procurement System (IIPS) provides the medium for 
disseminating solicitations, receiving financial assistance 
applications and evaluating the applications in a paperless 
environment. Completed applications are required to be submitted via 
IIPS. An IIPS ``User Guide for Contractors'' can be obtained on the 
IIPS Homepage and then clicking on the ``Help'' button. Questions 
regarding the operation of IIPS may be e-mailed to the IIPS Help Desk 
at center.doe.gov">IIPS_HelpDesk@e-center.doe.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Layne Isom, Contract Specialist, (208) 
526-5633 isomla@id.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This solicitation is commissioned on behalf 
of the DOE's Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) Best Practices 
Program, which develops and provides energy-saving products, services, 
and technologies to industry. Additional information about the Best 
Practices Program can be found on the Web site http://www.oit.doe.gov/bestpractices.
    DOE anticipates making 3 to 10 cooperative agreement awards with 
total estimated DOE funding ranging from $3 to 10 million dollars, 
depending on final funding levels and the quality of proposals 
received. No individual awards will exceed $1 million dollars or a 
timeframe of three years. The cooperative agreements will be awarded in 
accordance with DOE Financial Assistance Regulations of Title 10 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter II, Subchapter H, Part 600. Award 
of a cooperative agreement under this solicitation does not commit the 
Government to fund any follow-on activities. Successful applicants will 
be required to submit quarterly, annual, and final reports to DOE and 
attend annual program review meetings. Applicants who are selected will 
cost-share a minimum of 50% of the project total cost. The statutory 
authority for the program is the Federal Non-Nuclear Energy Research 
and Development Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-577). The Catalog of Federal 
Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number for this program is 81.086, 
Conservation Research and Development.

    Issued in Idaho Falls on August 20, 2002.
R. J. Hoyles,
Director, Procurement Services Division.
[FR Doc. 02-21741 Filed 8-26-02; 8:45 am]