[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 99 (Wednesday, May 24, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 23723]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-10633]



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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 24, 2017 / Rules 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Part 430

[Docket No. EERE-2012-BT-STD-0045]
RIN 1904-AD28


Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for 
Ceiling Fans

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

ACTION: Final rule; completion of review; confirmation of rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the completion of a review of the 
final rule amending energy conservation standards for ceiling fans, 
published on January 19, 2017, and confirms that compliance will remain 
as required with that January 19 final rule, without change.

DATES: The effective date of the rule amending 10 CFR part 430 
published in the Federal Register at 82 FR 6826 on January 19, 2017, 
remains September 30, 2017. The compliance date of that rule remains 
January 21, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    Ms. Lucy deButts, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, EE-5B, 
1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: 
(202) 287-1604. Email: [email protected].
    Elizabeth Kohl, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General 
Counsel, GC-33, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. 
Phone: (202) 586-7796. Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 31, 2017, the United States 
Department of Energy (``DOE'') temporarily postponed the effective date 
of its final rule amending the energy conservation standards for 
ceiling fans published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017. See 
82 FR 8806. The January 31st rule temporarily postponed the effective 
date of the final rule by 60 days, starting from January 20, 2017. The 
temporary 60-day delay in effective date was necessary to give the 
newly appointed Secretary of Energy (Secretary) the opportunity for 
further review and consideration of new regulations. However, the 
Secretary was not confirmed and did not begin work in his position 
until March 3, 2017. Therefore, DOE further temporarily postponed the 
effective date of that energy conservation standards regulation until 
September 30, 2017, to allow the Secretary the opportunity to 
accomplish this task. See 82 FR 14427, Mar. 21, 2017.
    The Secretary has completed his review of the energy conservation 
standards regulation for questions of fact, law, and policy, and 
determined that the rule will be implemented without change. In this 
notice, DOE confirms that the effective date of the final rule amending 
the energy conservation standards for ceiling fans remains September 
30, 2017, and that the compliance date remains January 21, 2020, as 
originally published.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 17, 2017.
Daniel R. Simmons,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2017-10633 Filed 5-23-17; 8:45 am]
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