[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 9 (Tuesday, January 14, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 2383-2384]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00515]

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. 79, No. 9 / Tuesday, January 14, 2014 / 
Proposed Rules

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10 CFR Part 431


Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee: 
Notice of Open Meeting for the Commercial/Industrial Pumps Working 
Group To Negotiate a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) for Energy 
Conservation Standards for Commercial/Industrial Pumps

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. 
Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meetings.


SUMMARY: This notice announces open public meetings for the Commercial/
Industrial Pumps Working Group negotiated rulemaking under the 
Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) 
in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the 
Negotiated Rulemaking Act (NRA) to negotiate proposed Federal standards 
for the energy efficiency of commercial/industrial pumps. The purpose 
of the meetings will be to discuss and, if possible, reach consensus on 
a proposed rule for the energy efficiency of commercial/industrial 
pumps, as authorized by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) 
of 1975, as amended. The working group consists of representatives of 
parties having a defined stake in the outcome of the proposed 
standards, and will consult as appropriate with a range of experts on 
technical issues.

DATES: The meetings will be held:
     January 30-31, 2014;
     March 4-5;
     March 26-27;
     April 29-30;
     May 28-29;
     June 18-19;
     July 23-24 (if necessary);

ADDRESSES: Unless otherwise specified in a subsequent Federal Register 
notice and email blasts, the meetings will be held at U.S. Department 
of Energy, Forrestal Building, 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 http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/asrac.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Cymbalsky, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Building Technologies (EE-2J), 950 L'Enfant Plaza 
SW., Washington, DC 20024. Phone: 202-287-1692. Email: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and 
recommendations to the U.S. Department of Energy on a proposed rule for 
Commercial and Industrial pumps and equipment under the authority of 
the Negotiated Rulemaking Act (5 U.S.C. 561-570, Pub. L. 104-320).
    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. 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 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 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/Industrial 
Pumps Working Group, and provide docket number EERE-2013-BT-NOC-0039. 
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: ASRACworkgroup2013NOC0039@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.

V. Approval of the Office of the Secretary

    The Secretary of Energy has approved publication of today's notice.

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    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 8, 2014.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2014-00515 Filed 1-13-14; 8:45 am]