[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 209 (Tuesday, October 31, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 50324]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-23635]


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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 31, 2017 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Parts 429 and 431

[EERE-2017-BT-TP-0055]


Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Distribution 
Transformers

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

ACTION: Request for information; re-opening of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On September 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 
published a request for information (RFI) pertaining to the test 
procedures for distribution transformers. The RFI provided an 
opportunity for submitting written comments, data, and information by 
October 23, 2017. This document announces that the period for 
submitting comments on the RFI is to be re-opened until November 6, 
2017.

DATES: The comment period for the RFI, published on September 22, 2017 
(82 FR 44347), is re-opened until November 6, 2017. DOE will accept 
written comments, data, and information in response to the RFI received 
no later than November 6, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments by any 
of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: [email protected]. 
Include docket number EERE-2017-BT-TP-0055 in the subject line of the 
message. Submit electronic comments in WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, 
PDF, or ASCII file format, and avoid the use of special characters or 
any form of encryption.
     Postal Mail: Appliance and Equipment Standards Program, 
U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE-
5B, 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 copies.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Appliance and Equipment Standards 
Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, 950 
L'Enfant Plaza SW., 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 
287-1445. 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. For detailed 
instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the 
rulemaking process, see section III of the RFI published on September 
22, 2017.
    Docket: The docket for this activity, which includes Federal 
Register notices, comments, and other supporting documents/materials, 
is available for review at http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in 
the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. However, 
some documents listed in the index, such as those containing 
information that is exempt from public disclosure, may not be publicly 
available.
    The docket Web page can be found at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=EERE-2017-BT-TP-0055. The docket Web page will contain 
simple instructions on how to access all documents, including public 
comments, in the docket.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    Mr. Jeremy Dommu, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, EE-5B 
1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: 
(202) 586-9870. Email: [email protected].
    Mary Greene, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General 
Counsel, GC-33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-
0121. Telephone: (202) 586-1817. Email: [email protected].
    For further information on how to submit a comment, review other 
public comments and the docket, contact the Appliance and Equipment 
Standards Program staff at (202) 287-1445 or by email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOE published a RFI pertaining to the test 
procedure for distribution transformers on September 22, 2017. 82 FR 
44347. The RFI initiated a data collection process to consider whether 
to amend DOE's test procedures for distribution transformers. DOE 
requested written comment, data, and information pertaining to these 
test procedures by October 23, 2017.
    The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), an 
interested party in the matter, requested a two-week extension of the 
public comment period for the RFI published in the Federal Register on 
October 5, 2017. (NEMA, No. 4, at p. 1)
    DOE believes that re-opening the comment period to allow additional 
time for interested parties to submit comments is appropriate. 
Therefore, DOE is re-opening the comment period until November 6, 2017 
to provide interested parties additional time to prepare and submit 
comments. Comments received between the original October 23 closing 
date and the new November 6 closing date are considered timely filed. 
Therefore, individuals who submitted late comments during the original 
comment period do not need to re-submit comments.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 19, 2017.
David Nemtzow,
Director, Building Technologies Office, Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy.
[FR Doc. 2017-23635 Filed 10-30-17; 8:45 am]
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