FR Alert – Covering:01/29/2019

Todays Federal Register


Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) is publishing this final rule to amend its current regulations regarding certain aspects related to its energy conservation standards and scope of coverage for external power supplies. The contents of these technical amendments correspond with provisions enacted by Congress through the Power and Security Systems Act and EPS Improvement Act. DOE is also correcting a misprint related to a table detailing certain statutorily-prescribed requirements. DATES: The effective date of this rule is January 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: The docket, which includes Federal Register notices and other supporting documents/materials, is available for review at All documents in the docket are listed in the index. A link to the docket web page can be found at 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 Office, EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-9870. Email: [email protected]. Mr. Michael Kido, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the Gene
[19-00228][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On November 1, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) published in the Federal Register a notice of petition for rulemaking and request for comment regarding whether DOE should issue an interpretive rule stating that DOE’s proposed energy conservation standards for residential furnaces and commercial water heaters would result in the unavailability of “performance characteristics” within the meaning of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended, and withdraw its proposals for amended standards for those products/equipment based upon such findings. The comment period in that notice was set to close on January 30, 2019. In the intervening period, DOE received two requests from interested parties seeking an extension of the comment period in order to develop additional data relevant to the petition. This notice announces an extension of the public comment period for submitting comments in response to that notice of petition for rulemaking. The comment period is hereby extended by 30 days to March 1, 2019. DATES: The comment period for the notice of petition for rulemaking and request for comment published on November 1, 2018 (83 FR 54883) is extended. Written comments and information are requested and will be accepted on or before March 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comme
[19-00257][Full Article] [PDF]