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Hydrogen Transmission and Distribution Workshop Report: Public Comment

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AGENCY:

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy (DOE).

ACTION:

Notice of posting for public comment, a Request for Information (RFI) on Hydrogen Transmission and Distribution Workshop Report.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number DE-FOA-0001187 regarding feedback on the summary Start Printed Page 63110report for the Hydrogen Transmission and Distribution Workshop held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in February, 2014. The RFI document is posted at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/​.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to hydrogen transmission and distribution pathways, specifically with respect to the Hydrogen Transmission and Distribution Workshop Report. EERE is interested both in information on the current status of transmission and distribution pathways, technologies and their potential to meet DOE cost goals as well as feedback on the content of the report, including the key R&D needs as determined by the participants. EERE is also interested in the community's opinion of the metrics and protocols for the given pathways that would most effectively aid in the determination of a technology's potential to deliver low cost hydrogen that meets DOE goals.

This is solely a Request for Information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications at this time.

DATES:

Responses to the RFI must be received on or before October 30th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. ET. (DATES caption contains information as how long a comment period will be, or when any hearings will be held, etc. When calculation dates, you can insert an instruction for the Federal Register office to tie the date to the date of publication.)

ADDRESSES:

The complete RFI document is located at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/​.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Responses to the RFI and questions should be sent via email or email attachment to h2workshop@ee.doe.gov. Further instruction can be found in the RFI document posted on EERE Exchange.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to the RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of the RFI. Responding to the RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter. Final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of EERE funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction.

Any information obtained as a result of the RFI is intended to be used by the Government on a non-attribution basis for planning and strategy development; the RFI does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or abstracts. Responses to the RFI will be treated as information only. EERE will review and consider all responses in its formulation of program strategies for the identified materials of interest that are the subject of this request. EERE will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred in responding to the RFI. Respondents are advised that EERE is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted under the RFI. Responses to the RFI do not bind EERE to any further actions related to this topic.

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Issued in Washington, DC on October 16, 2014.

Sunita Satyapal,

Director, Fuel Cell Technologies Office.

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[FR Doc. 2014-25140 Filed 10-21-14; 8:45 am]

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