[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 130 (Thursday, July 7, 2011)]
[Unknown Section]
[Pages 40050-40051]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-15485]

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Vol. 76


No. 130

July 7, 2011

Part VII

Department of Energy


Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

Federal Register / Vol. 76 , No. 130 / Thursday, July 7, 2011 / 

Unified Agenda

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10 CFR Chs. II, III, and X

48 CFR Ch. 9

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of semiannual regulatory agenda.


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) 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 Governmentwide compilation 

of upcoming and ongoing regulatory activity taking place over the next 

12 months, 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 Spring 2011 Agenda can be accessed online by 

going to: http://www.reginfo.gov. Agenda entries reflect the status of 

activities as of approximately April 30, 2011.

    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. DOE has one rulemaking that required a 

regulatory flexibility analyses: Energy Efficiency Standards for 

Certain Commercial and Industrial Electric Motors.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 1, 2011.

Scott Blake Harris,

General Counsel.

       Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--Proposed Rule Stage



       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.


137.......................  Energy Efficiency                  1904-AC28

                             Standards for Certain

                             Commercial and Industrial

                             Electric Motors.



Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)

Proposed Rule Stage

137. Energy Efficiency Standards for Certain Commercial and Industrial 

Electric Motors

    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6313(b)(4)(B)

    Abstract: The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 

2007) updated the energy efficiency standards for electric motors 

covered in Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) and established 

energy efficiency standards for a larger scope of motors previously not 

covered. EPCA requires that a final rule determining whether to amend 

standards be published no later than 24 months after the effective date 

of the previous final rule. As EISA 2007 constitutes the previous 

amendment to energy conservation standards for electric motors and its 

effective date is December 19, 2010, DOE must publish this amendment to 

energy conservation standards for electric motors by December 19, 2012.



               Action                    Date            FR Cite


Notice: Public Meeting Framework       09/28/10  75 FR 59657

 Document Availibility.

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, E-mail: [email protected].

    RIN: 1904-AC28

[FR Doc. 2011-15485 Filed 7-6-11; 8:45 am]