[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 73 (Tuesday, April 16, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 22431-22432]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-08872]

Proposed Rules
                                                Federal Register

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.


Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 16, 2013 / 
Proposed Rules

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10 CFR Part 429

[Docket No. EERE-2013-BT-NOC-0023]

Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee: 
Notice of Open Meeting for the Commercial HVAC, WH, and Refrigeration 
Certification Working Group and Announcement of Working Group Members 
To Negotiate Commercial Certification Requirements for Commercial HVAC, 
WH, and Refrigeration Equipment

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

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Commercial 
Heating, Ventilation, and Air-conditioning (HVAC), Water Heating (WH), 
and Refrigeration Certification Working Group (Commercial Certification 
Group). The purpose of the Commercial Certification Group is to 
undertake a negotiated rulemaking to discuss and, if possible, reach 
consensus on proposed certification requirements for commercial HVAC, 
WH, and refrigeration equipment, as authorized by the Energy Policy and 
Conservation Act of 1975, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C) and 

DATES: An open meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 9:00 
a.m.-5:00 p.m. (EDT).

ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8E-089, 
1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. Individuals will 
also have the opportunity to participate by webinar. To register for 
the webinar and receive call-in information, please register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/574434864.

Federal Officer, Supervisory Operations Research Analyst, U.S. 
Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy, 950 L'Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC, 20024. Email: 

    Membership: The members of the Certification Working Group were 
chosen from nominations submitted in response to the Department of 
Energy's call for nominations published in the Federal Register on 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013. 78 FR 15653. The selections are designed to 
ensure a broad and balanced array of stakeholder interests and 
expertise on the negotiating working group for the purpose of 
developing a rule that is legally and economically justified, 
technically sound, fair to all parties, and in the public interest. All 
meetings are open to all stakeholders and the public, and participation 
by all is welcome within boundaries as required by the orderly conduct 
of business. The members of the Certification Group are as follows:

DOE and ASRAC Representatives

 Laura Barhydt (U.S. Department of Energy)
 John Mandyck (UTC Climate, Controls & Security)
 Kent Peterson (P2S Engineering, Inc.)

Other Selected Members

 Karim Amrane (Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration 
 Timothy Ballo (EarthJustice)
 Jeff Bauman (National Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning)
 Brice Bowley (GE Appliances)
 Mary Dane (Traulsen)
 Paul Doppel (Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.)
 Geoffrey Halley (SJI Consultants, Inc.)
 Pantelis Hatzikazakis (Lennox International, Inc.)
 Charles Hon (True Manufacturing)
 Jill Hootman (Trane)
 Marshall Hunt (Pacific Gas and Electric Company)
 Michael Kojak (Underwriters Laboratories LLC)
 Karen Meyers (Rheem Manufacturing Co.)
 Peter Molvie (Cleaver-Brooks Product Development)
 Neil Rolph (Lochinvar, LLC)
 Harvey Sachs (American Council for an Energy-Efficient 
 Ronald Shebik (Hussmann Corporation)
 Judd Smith (CSA)
 Louis Starr (Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance)
 Phillip Stephens (Heat Transfer Products)
 Russell Tharp (Goodman Manufacturing)
 Eric Truskoski (Bradford White Corp.)

    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations to the 
U.S. Department of Energy on certification requirements of commercial 
HVAC, WH, and refrigeration equipment under the authority of the 
Negotiated Rulemaking Act (5 U.S.C. 561-570, Pub. L. 104-320).
    Tentative Agenda: (Subject to change):
     Overview of Working Group's Tasks;
     Discussion and Formation of a Work Plan for the Commercial 
HVAC, WH, and Refrigeration Certification Working Group to Accomplish 
Objectives; and
     Discussion of Issues for Negotiation.
    Public Participation: Members of the public are welcome to observe 
the business of the meeting and, if time allows, may make oral 
statements during the specified period for public comment. To attend 
the meeting and/or to make oral statements regarding any of the items 
on the agenda, email asrac@ee.doe.gov. In the email, please indicate 
your name, organization (if appropriate), citizenship, and contact 
information. Please note that foreign nationals visiting DOE 
Headquarters are subject to advance security screening procedures. Any 
foreign national wishing to participate in the meeting should advise 
ASRAC staff as soon as possible by emailing asrac@ee.doe.gov to 
initiate the necessary procedures, no later than Tuesday, April 16, 
2013. Anyone attending the meeting will be required to present a 
government photo identification, such as a passport, driver's license, 
or government identification. Due to the required security screening 
upon entry, individuals attending should arrive early to allow for the 
extra time needed.
    Members of the public will be heard in the order in which they sign 
up for the Public Comment Period. Time allotted per speaker will depend 
on the number of individuals who wish to speak but will not exceed five 
minutes. Reasonable provision will be made to include the scheduled 
oral statements on the agenda. A third-party neutral

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facilitator will make every effort to allow the presentations of views 
of all interested parties and to facilitate the orderly conduct of 
    Participation in the meeting is not a prerequisite for submission 
of written comments. Written comments are welcome from all interested 
parties. Any comments submitted must identify the Commercial HVAC, WH, 
and Refrigeration Certification Working Group, and provide docket 
number EERE-2013-BT-NOC-0023. Comments may be submitted using any of 
the following methods:
    1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    2. Email: ASRACworkgroup2013NOC0023@ee.doe.gov. Include docket 
number EERE-2013-BT-NOC-0023 in the subject line of the message.
    3. Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building 
Technologies Program, Mailstop EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585-0121. If possible, please submit all items on a 
compact disc (CD), in which case it is not necessary to include printed 
    4. Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Building Technologies Program, 950 L'Enfant Plaza, SW., Suite 
600, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 586-2945. If possible, 
please submit all items on a CD, in which case it is not necessary to 
include printed copies.
    No telefacsimilies (faxes) will be accepted.
    Docket: The docket is available for review at www.regulations.gov, 
including Federal Register notices, public meeting attendee lists and 
transcripts, comments, and other supporting documents/materials. All 
documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. 
However, not all documents listed in the index may be publicly 
available, such as information that is exempt from public disclosure.
    The Secretary of Energy has approved publication of today's notice 
of open meeting.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 9, 2013.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2013-08872 Filed 4-15-13; 8:45 am]