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Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.
On April 21, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule in the Federal Register that amended the test procedure for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers (79 FR 22320). Due to drafting errors, that document incorrectly listed the name of a third-party test procedure that was incorporated by reference. This final rule corrects those errors.
This correction is effective July 16, 2014.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Lucas Adin, 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) 287-1317. Email: Lucas.Adin@ee.doe.gov.
Mr. Michael Kido, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC-71, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-8145. Email: Michael.Kido@hq.doe.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On April 21, 2014, DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy published a test procedure final rule in the Federal Register titled, “Test Procedures for Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, and Freezers” (“April 2014 final rule”). 79 FR 22320. Since the publication of that final rule, it has come to DOE's attention that, due to a technical oversight, certain portions of the regulatory text adopted in the April 2014 final rule for appendix A to subpart B of 10 CFR part 430 (Appendix A) contained erroneous references to AS/NZS 4474.1:2007, Performance of Household Electrical Appliances—Refrigerating Appliances; Part 1: Energy Consumption and Performance, Second edition, published August 15, 2007, which is incorporated by reference at § 430.3. Specifically, several references to this standard in Appendix A are incorrectly listed as “AZ/NZS 44474.1:2007.” The text of § 430.3 correctly references this incorporated standard. DOE has also become aware that the text adopted in the April 2014 final rule for appendix B to subpart B of 10 CFR part 430 (Appendix B) contains an error in a formula in section 126.96.36.199, in that the published version is missing the “K” adjustment factor present in the other formulas in section 5.2 of the test procedure.
II. Need for Correction
As published, the adopted test procedure text may result in confusion due to the incorrect reference in Appendix A and the incorrect formula in Appendix B. Because this final rule would simply correct errors in the text without making substantive changes to the test procedures, the changes addressed in this document are technical in nature. Accordingly, DOE finds that there is good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) to not issue a separate notice to solicit public comment on the changes contained in this document. Issuing a separate notice to solicit public comment would be impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to the public interest.
III. Procedural Requirements
DOE has concluded that the determinations made pursuant to the various procedural requirements applicable to the April 21, 2014 test procedure final rule remain unchanged for this final rule technical correction. These determinations are set forth in the April 21, 2014 final rule. 79 FR at 22345-22348.
Correction to Preamble
In FR Doc. 2014-08644, published on April 21, 2014 (79 FR 22320), on page 22320, in the second column, in the Supplementary Information section, Start Printed Page 41418amend the first paragraph by removing the numeric phrase “44474.1:2007” and adding in its place “4474.1:2007”.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 10 CFR Part 430
- Administrative practice and procedure
- Confidential business information
- Energy conservation
- Household appliances
- Incorporation by reference
- Intergovernmental relations
- Small businesses
For the reasons stated in the preamble, DOE corrects 10 CFR part 430 as set forth below:Start Part
PART 430—ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAM FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 430 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
Appendix A to Subpart B of Part 430 [Corrected]Start Amendment Part
2. Appendix A to subpart B of part 430 is amended by removing the numeric phrase “44474.1:2007” and adding in its place “4474.1:2007” in:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
a. Section 1.5 in four places;End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
b. Section 3.3 in two places; andEnd Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
c. Section 188.8.131.52 in two places.End Amendment Part
Appendix B to Subpart B of Part 430 [Corrected]Start Amendment Part
3. Appendix B to subpart B of part 430 is amended in section 184.108.40.206 by:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
a. Removing the formula “ET = (1440 × EP1/T1) + (EP2−(EP1 × T2/T1)) × (12/CT)” and adding in its place “ET = (1440 × K × EP1/T1) + (EP2−(EP1 × T2/T1)) × K × (12/CT)”; andEnd Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
b. Removing the phrase “1440 is defined in 220.127.116.11 and EP1, EP2, T1, T2, and 12 are defined in 18.104.22.168;” and adding in its place “ET, 1440, and K are defined in section 22.214.171.124 and EP1, EP2, T1, T2, and 12 are defined in section 126.96.36.199;”.End Amendment Part Start Signature
Issued in Washington, DC, on July 10, 2014.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
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