[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 12, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 67319-67320]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-27034]

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. 218 / Tuesday, November 12, 2013 / 
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10 CFR Part 429

[Docket No. EERE-2013-BT-NOC-0039]

Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee 

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

ACTION: Notice of open meeting and further solicitation of members for 
the Commercial and Industrial Pumps Working Group.


SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Commercial and 
Industrial Pumps Working Group (Pumps Working Group). The purpose of 
the Pumps Working Group is to discuss and, if possible, reach consensus 
on a proposed rule for the energy efficiency of commercial and 
industrial pumps, as authorized by the Energy Policy and Conservation 
Act of 1975, as amended.

DATES: A two-day, open meeting will be held on:
    Wednesday, December 18, 2013; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (EST) and
    Thursday, December 19, 2013; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (EST).

ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. Wednesday, December 18 
will be in Room GH-019 and Thursday, December 19 will be in 8E-089. 
Individuals will also have the opportunity to participate by webinar. 
To register for the webinar and receive call-in information, please 
register for Wednesday at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/835923289 and for Thursday at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/379301784.

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: 
[email protected].

I. Established Membership
II. Purpose of Meeting
III. Public Participation

I. Established Membership

    The members of the Pumps 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, July 23, 2013 
(78 FR 44036). 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

 Lucas Adin (U.S. Department of Energy)
 Tom Eckman (Northwest Power and Conservation Council)

Other Selected Members

 Robert Barbour (TACO, Inc.)
 Charles Cappellino (ITT Industrial Process)
 Greg Case (Pump Design, Development and Diagnostics)
 Gary Fernstrom (California IOUs)
 Mark Handzel (Xylem Corporation)
 Albert Huber (Patterson Pump Company)
 Joanna Mauer (Appliance Standards Awareness Project)
 Charles Powers (Flowserve Corp., Industrial Pumps)
 Howard Richardson (Regal Beloit)
 Steve Rosenstock (Edison Electric Institute)
 Louis Starr (Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance)
 Greg Towsley (Grundfos USA)
 Meg Waltner (Natural Resources Defense Council)
 Gary Witt (Pentair Water Systems)

II. Purpose of Meeting

    The Pumps Working Group is expected to provide advice and 
recommendations to the U.S. Department of Energy, through the Appliance 
Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee, on a proposed rule 
for the energy efficiency of commercial and industrial pumps, as 
authorized by Part A-1, ``Certain Industrial Equipment,'' of Title III 
of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended.

Tentative Agenda: (Subject to Change)

 Overview of Working Group's Task
 Discussion and formation of a work plan for the Commercial and 
Industrial Pumps Working Group to accomplish its objectives
 Preliminary discussion of product definition and scope of 

III. 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 
[email protected]. 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 [email protected] to initiate the necessary 
procedures, no later than Friday, November 22, 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 
    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. The co-chairs of the Committee will make 
every effort to hear the views of all interested parties and to 
facilitate the orderly conduct of business.
    Participation in the meeting is not a prerequisite for submission 
of written

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comments. ASRAC invites written comments from all interested parties. 
If you would like to file a written statement with the committee, you 
may do so either by submitting a hard or electronic copy before or 
after the meeting. Electronic copy of written statements should be 
emailed to [email protected].
    Minutes: All notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, 
and supporting documents associated with this working group are 
included in Docket No. EERE-2013-BT-NOC-0039.

    Issued in Washington, DC on November 1, 2013.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2013-27034 Filed 11-8-13; 8:45 am]