[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 158 (Thursday, August 15, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 49699-49700]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-19778]

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. 158 / Thursday, August 15, 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 Meetings 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 meetings.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the open meetings 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.

DATES: For dates of meetings, see Public Participation in the 

ADDRESSES: The location for the Wednesday, August 28, meeting is the 
Building Technologies Office at 950 L'Enfant Plaza, 6th floor, rooms 
6099-6097, SW. Washington, DC 20024. The Wednesday, September 11, and 
Thursday September 12 meetings will be held at the Department of 
Energy's main building, 1000 Independence Avenue, room GH-019, 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 http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/asrac.html.

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 DOE'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).
    Public Participation: Open meetings will be held on: Wednesday, 
August 28, Wednesday, September 11, and Thursday September 12 from 8:30 
am to 6:00 pm EDT.
    Members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the 
meetings and, if time allows, may make oral statements during the 
specified period for public comment. To attend the meetings 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 meetings should advise ASRAC staff as soon as 
possible by emailing asrac@ee.doe.gov to initiate the necessary 
procedures, no later than two weeks before each meeting. Anyone 
attending the meetings 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 
    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

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on the agenda. A third-party neutral facilitator will make every effort 
to allow the presentations of views of all interested parties and to 
facilitate the orderly conduct of business.
    Participation in the meetings 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 proposed rulemaking.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 9, 2013.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
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