[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 199 (Friday, October 14, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 71017]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-24867]


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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 199 / Friday, October 14, 2016 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 430

[Docket Number EERE-2016-BT-STD-0004]
RIN 1904-AD61


Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee: 
Notice of Open Meetings for the Circulator Pumps Working Group To 
Negotiate a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) for Energy 
Conservation Standards and Test Procedures

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

ACTION: Notice of open meetings and webinars.

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SUMMARY: Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee 
(ASRAC) has granted the Circulator Pumps Working Group an extension to 
allow for more time for discussion on economic analysis and 
negotiations on standard levels. The Department of Energy (DOE) is 
announcing additional open meetings have been scheduled for the 
Circulator Pumps Working Group.

DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for meeting dates.

ADDRESSES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for meeting dates. 
Individuals will also have the opportunity to participate by webinar. 
To register for the webinars and receive call-in information, please 
register at DOE's Web site: https://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/standards.aspx?productid=66.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Joe Hagerman, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building 
Technologies, EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-4549. Email: [email protected].
    Ms. Johanna Jochum, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the 
General Counsel, GC-33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 287-6307. Email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOE published a notice of public meeting in 
the Federal Register on April 20, 2016 (81 FR 23198) announcing 
Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee: Notice 
Open Meetings for the Circulator Pumps Working Group to Negotiate a 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Energy Conservation Standards and 
Test Procedures. On January 20, 2016, ASRAC met and unanimously passed 
the recommendation to form a Circulator Pumps Working Group. The 
purpose of the working group is to discuss and, if possible, reach 
consensus regarding definitions, test procedures, and energy 
conservation standards, to form the basis of proposed energy 
conservation standards and test procedures. 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. Per the ASRAC Charter, the Working Group 
is expected to make a concerted effort to negotiate a final term sheet 
by December 31, 2016.
    This notice announces the next series of meetings for this working 
group. DOE will host public meetings and webinars on the below dates.

 November 3, 2016; 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Navigant 1200 19th 
St. NW., Washington, DC
 November 4, 2016; 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Navigant 1200 19th 
St. NW., Washington, DC
 November 30, 2016; 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Navigant 1200 19th 
St. NW., Washington, DC
 December 1, 2016; 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Navigant 1200 19th 
St. NW., Washington, DC

    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), and contact information.
    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.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 6, 2016.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2016-24867 Filed 10-13-16; 8:45 am]
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