U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office – Appliance & Equipment Standards
Distribution Transformers Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR)
The U.S. Department of Energy has published its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) for the Distribution Transformers Energy Conservation Standard Rulemaking. The NOPR is the second stage of the overall standards rulemaking process and will be followed by a final rule. At the NOPR stage, the Department updates its ANOPR analyses and carries out several new analyses, including the Manufacturer Impact Analysis, Utility Impact Analysis, Employment Impact Analysis, Environmental Assessment and the Regulatory Impact Analysis. In addition, the Department is also proposing energy conservation standards for distribution transformers. Stakeholders are invited to review the NOPR documents and the analytical tools, attend the public meetings, and submit comments on the Department's analysis.
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How to Submit Comments
You may submit comments electronically, by mail, or by courier. Wherever possible, comments in the electronic format should carry the electronic signature of the author. Absent an electronic signature, comments submitted electronically must be followed and authenticated by submitting a signed original paper document.
Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards-Jones, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121
Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards-Jones, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Room 1J-018, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20585. Telephone: 202-586-2945
Comments should clearly identify the Docket number, which is EE-RM/STD-00-550. The deadline for submitting comments is October 18, 2006.