Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

 
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Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 222 (Friday, November 16, 2018)

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FR Doc No: 2018-23894

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Vol. 83

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Part V

Department of Energy

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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Chs. II, III, and X

48 CFR Ch. 9

Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared and is making available its portion of the semiannual Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (Agenda), including its Regulatory Plan (Plan), pursuant to Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' and the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Agenda is a government-wide compilation of upcoming and ongoing regulatory activity, including a brief description of each rulemaking and a timetable for action. The Agenda also includes a list of regulatory actions completed since publication of the last Agenda. The Department of Energy's portion of the Agenda includes regulatory actions called for by statute, including amendments contained in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) and the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act (AEMTCA), and programmatic needs of DOE offices.

The internet is the basic means for disseminating the Agenda and providing users the ability to obtain information from the Agenda database. DOE's entire Fall 2018 Regulatory Agenda can be accessed online by going to www.reginfo.gov.

Publication in the Federal Register is mandated by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602) only for Agenda entries that require either a regulatory flexibility analysis or periodic review under section 610 of that Act. DOE's regulatory flexibility agenda is made up of one rulemaking that will set energy conservation standards. This rule is Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Conventional Cooking Products (1904-AD15). The Plan appears in both the online Agenda and the Federal Register and includes the most important of DOE's significant regulatory actions and a Statement of Regulatory and Deregulatory Priorities.

Theodore J. Garrish,

Acting General Counsel.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--Proposed Rule Stage

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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  1. Energy Conservation 1904-AD09

    Standards for General

    Service Lamps.

  2. Energy Conservation 1904-AD15

    Standards for Residential

    Conventional Cooking

    Products (Reg Plan Seq

    No. 40).

  3. Energy Conservation 1904-AD20

    Standards for Residential

    Non-Weatherized Gas

    Furnaces and Mobile Home

    Gas Furnaces.

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    References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this

    issue of the Federal Register.

    Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--Final Rule Stage

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    Regulation

    Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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  4. Energy Conservation 1904-AD34

    Standards for Commercial

    Water Heating Equipment.

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    Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--Long-Term Actions

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    Regulation

    Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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  5. Energy Conservation 1904-AD01

    Standards for Commercial

    Packaged Boilers.

  6. Modifying the Energy 1904-AE11

    Conservation Program to

    Implement a Market-Based

    Approach.

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    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)

    Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)

    Proposed Rule Stage

  7. Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.

    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(i)(6)(A)

    Abstract: The Department will issue a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that includes a proposed determination with respect to whether to amend or adopt standards for general service light-

    emitting diode (LED) lamps and that may include a proposed determination with respect to whether to amend or adopt standards for compact fluorescent lamps. According to the Settlement Agreement between the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the Department (DOE), DOE will use its best efforts to issue the GSL SNOPR by May 28, 2018.

    Timetable:

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    Action Date FR Cite

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    Framework Document Availability; 12/09/13 78 FR 73737

    Notice of Public Meeting.

    Framework Document Comment Period 01/23/14 .......................

    End.

    Framework Document Comment Period 01/23/14 79 FR 3742

    Extended.

    Framework Document Comment Period 02/07/14 .......................

    Extended End.

    Preliminary Analysis and Notice of 12/11/14 79 FR 73503

    Public Meeting.

    Preliminary Analysis Comment Period 01/30/15 80 FR 5052

    Extended.

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    Preliminary Analysis Comment Period 02/23/15 .......................

    Extended End.

    Notice of Public Meeting; Webinar... 03/15/16 81 FR 13763

    NPRM................................ 03/17/16 81 FR 14528

    NPRM Comment Period End............. 05/16/16 .......................

    Notice of Public Meeting; Webinar... 10/05/16 81 FR 69009

    Proposed Definition and Data 10/18/16 81 FR 71794

    Availability.

    Proposed Definition and Data 11/08/16 .......................

    Availability Comment Period End.

    Final Rule Adopting a Definition for 01/19/17 82 FR 7276

    GSL.

    Final Rule Adopting a Definition for 01/01/20 .......................

    GSL Effective.

    Final Rule Adopting a Definition for 01/19/17 82 FR 7322

    GSL Including IRL.

    Final Rule Adopting a Definition for 01/01/20 .......................

    GSL Including IRL Effective.

    Supplemental NPRM................... 08/00/19 .......................

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Lucy deButts, Buildings Technologies Office, EE-5B, Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, Phone: 202 287-1604, Email: email protected.

    RIN: 1904-AD09

  8. Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Conventional Cooking Products

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 40 in part II of this issue of the Federal Register.

    RIN: 1904-AD15

  9. Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Non-Weatherized Gas Furnaces and Mobile Home Gas Furnaces

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Regulatory.

    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(f)(4)(C); 42 U.S.C. 6295(m)(1); 42 U.S.C. 6295(gg)(3)

    Abstract: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including residential furnaces. EPCA also requires the DOE to determine whether more stringent amended standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified and would save a significant amount of energy. DOE is considering amendments to its energy conservation standards for residential non-weatherized gas furnaces and mobile home gas furnaces in partial fulfillment of a court-ordered remand of DOE's 2011 rulemaking for these products.

    Timetable:

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    Action Date FR Cite

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    Notice of Public Meeting............ 10/30/14 79 FR 64517

    NPRM and Notice of Public Meeting... 03/12/15 80 FR 13120

    NPRM Comment Period Extended........ 05/20/15 80 FR 28851

    NPRM Comment Period Extended End.... 07/10/15 .......................

    Notice of Data Availability (NODA).. 09/14/15 80 FR 55038

    NODA Comment Period End............. 10/14/15 .......................

    NODA Comment Period Reopened........ 10/23/15 80 FR 64370

    NODA Comment Period Reopened End.... 11/06/15 .......................

    Supplemental NPRM and Notice of 09/23/16 81 FR 65720

    Public Meeting.

    Supplemental NPRM Comment Period End 11/22/16 .......................

    SNPRM Comment Period Reopened....... 12/05/16 81 FR 87493

    SNPRM Comment Period End............ 01/06/17 .......................

    Supplemental NPRM................... 01/00/19 .......................

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: John Cymbalsky, Building Technologies Office, EE-

    5B, Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, Phone: 202 287-1692, Email: email protected.

    RIN: 1904-AD20

    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)

    Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)

    Final Rule Stage

  10. Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Water Heating Equipment

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Regulatory.

    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C)(i) and (vi)

    Abstract: Once completed, this rulemaking will fulfill DOE's statutory obligation under EPCA to either propose amended energy conservation standards for commercial water heaters and hot water supply boilers, or determine that the existing standards do not need to be amended. (Unfired hot water storage tanks and commercial heat pump water heaters are being considered in a separate rulemaking.) DOE must determine whether national standards more stringent than those that are currently in place would result in a significant additional amount of energy savings and whether such amended national standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified.

    Timetable:

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    Action Date FR Cite

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    Request for Information (RFI)....... 10/21/14 79 FR 62899

    RFI Comment Period End.............. 11/20/14 .......................

    NPRM................................ 05/31/16 81 FR 34440

    NPRM Comment Period End............. 08/01/16 .......................

    NPRM Comment Period Reopened........ 08/05/16 81 FR 51812

    NPRM Comment Period Reopened End.... 08/30/16 .......................

    Notice of Data Availability (NODA).. 12/23/16 81 FR 94234

    NODA Comment Period End............. 01/09/17 .......................

    Final Action........................ 01/00/19 .......................

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Catherine Rivest, General Engineer, Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Buildings Technologies Office, EE-5B, Washington, DC 20585, Phone: 202 586-7335, Email: email protected.

    RIN: 1904-AD34

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    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)

    Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)

    Long-Term Actions

  11. Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Packaged Boilers

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.

    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C); 42 U.S.C. 6311(11)(B)

    Abstract: EPCA, as amended by AEMTCA, requires the Secretary to determine whether updating the statutory energy conservation standards for commercial packaged boilers is technically feasible and economically justified and would save a significant amount of energy. If justified, the Secretary will issue amended energy conservation standards for such equipment. DOE last updated the standards for commercial packaged boilers on July 22, 2009. DOE issued a NOPR pursuant to the 6-year-look-back requirement on March 24, 2016. Under EPCA, DOE has two years to issue a final rule after publication of the NOPR.

    Timetable:

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    Action Date FR Cite

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    Notice of Proposed Determination 08/13/13 78 FR 49202

    (NOPD).

    NOPD Comment Period End............. 09/12/13 .......................

    Notice of Public Meeting and 09/03/13 78 FR 54197

    Framework Document Availability.

    Framework Document Comment Period 10/18/13 .......................

    End.

    Notice of Public Meeting and 11/20/14 79 FR 69066

    Preliminary Analysis.

    Preliminary Analysis Comment Period 01/20/15 .......................

    End.

    Withdrawal of NOPD.................. 08/25/15 80 FR 51487

    NPRM................................ 03/24/16 81 FR 15836

    NPRM Comment Period Extended........ 05/04/16 81 FR 26747

    NPRM Comment Period Extended End.... 06/22/16 .......................

    Next Action Undetermined............

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: James Raba, Phone: 202 586-8654, Email: email protected.

    RIN: 1904-AD01

  12. Modifying the Energy Conservation Program To Implement a Market-

    Based Approach

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Deregulatory.

    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6291

    Abstract: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is evaluating the potential use of some form of a market-based approach such as an averaging, trading, fee-base or other type of market-based policy mechanism for the U.S. Appliance and Equipment Energy Conservation Standards (ECS) program.

    Timetable:

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    Action Date FR Cite

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    Request for Information (RFI)....... 11/28/17 82 FR 56181

    RFI Comment Period Extended......... 02/23/18 83 FR 8016

    RFI Comment Period Extended End..... 03/26/18 .......................

    Next Action Undetermined............

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: John Cymbalsky, Phone: 202 287-1692, Email: email protected.

    RIN: 1904-AE11

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