2014-08-26 Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) - Central Air Conditioner Regional Standards Enforcement Working Group: Notice of open meetings.

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
10 CFR Part 460
[Docket No. EERE-2011-BT-CE-0077]

Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC)—Central Air Conditioner Regional Standards Enforcement Working Group

Agency

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

Action

Notice of open meetings.

Summary

This notice announces open meetings for the Central Air Conditioner Regional Standards Enforcement Working Group (RSE Working Group). The purpose of the working group will be to discuss and, if possible, reach consensus on a proposed rule for the enforcement of regional energy efficiency standards for split-system and single package air conditioners, as authorized by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) of 1975, as amended.

Dates

The meetings will be held on:

  • August 26-27, 2014—9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;
  • August 28, 2014—9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.;
  • September 3-4, 2014—9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;
  • September 24-25, 2014—9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;
  • TENTATIVE—October 1-2, 2014—9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and
  • TENTATIVE—October 15-16, 2014—9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Addresses

The meeting on August 27, 2014 will be held at the offices of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20045. All other meeting dates, unless otherwise specified in a subsequentFederal Registernotice and email blasts, 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://energy.gov/eere/buildings/appliance-standards-and-rulemaking-federal-advisory-committee.

For Further Information Contact

Doug Rawald, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585. Phone: 202-586-6734; Email: asrac@ee.doe.gov.

Supplementary Information

Purpose of Meeting

The purpose of the working group will be to discuss and, if possible, reach consensus on a proposed rule for the enforcement of regional energy efficiency standards for split-system and single package air conditioners, as authorized by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) of 1975, as amended.

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.

Due to the REAL ID Act implemented by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recent changes regarding ID requirements for individuals wishing to enter Federal buildings from specific states and U.S. territories. Driver's licenses from the following states or territory will not be accepted for building entry and one of the alternate forms of ID listed below will be required.

DHS has determined that regular driver's licenses (and ID cards) from the following jurisdictions are not acceptable for entry into DOE facilities: Alaska, Louisiana, New York, American Samoa, Maine, Oklahoma, Arizona, Massachusetts, Washington, and Minnesota.

Acceptable alternate forms of Photo-ID include: U.S. Passport or Passport Card; An Enhanced Driver's License or Enhanced ID-Card issued by the states of Minnesota, New York or Washington (Enhanced licenses issued by these states are clearly marked Enhanced or Enhanced Driver's License); A military ID or other Federal government issued Photo-ID card.

Members of the public will be heard in the order in which they request to make a statement at the public meeting. 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 during the course of the negotiations. Any comments submitted must identify the Manufactured Housing Working Group, and provide docket number EERE-2011-BT-CE-0077. 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: asrac@ee.doe.gov. Include docket number EERE-2011-BT-CE-0077 in the subject line of the message.

3. Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, 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.

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, includingFederal Registernotices, 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 August 19, 2014.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2014-20271 Filed 8-25-14; 8:45 am]
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ID: EERE-2011-BT-CE-0077-0056
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Date Posted: Aug 26, 2014
RIN: 1904-AC68
CFR: 10 CFR Part 460
Federal Register Number: 2014-20271
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