AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy
ACTION: Extension of public comment period; notification of public hearing
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") is extending the public comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking ("NOPR") which DOE proposes to establish separate product classes for top- loading residential clothes washers and consumer clothes dryers that offer cycle times for a normal cycle of less than 30 minutes, and for front-loading residential clothes washers that offer cycle times for a normal cycle of less than 45 minutes. DOE published the NOPR in the Federal Register on 13 August 2020, establishing a public comment period that ends on 14 September 2020. In this document, DOE is extending the comment period to 13 October 2020 and announcing a public hearing on 30 September 2020.
DATES: Comments: The comment period for the NOPR published on 13 August 2020 (85 FR 49297), is extended. DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding the NOPR received no later than 13 October 2020.
Meeting: DOE will hold a webinar on Wednesday, 30 September 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. See "Public Participation," for webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants. If no participants register for the webinar, then it will be cancelled.
This extension of public comment period; notification of public hearing and the NOPR notified as G/TBT/N/USA/1638 are identified by docket number EERE-2020-BT-STD-0001. The Docket Folder is available on Regulations.gov at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EERE-2020-BT-STD-0001, and provides access to primary
and supporting documents as well as comments received. Documents are also accessible from Regulations.gov by searching the docket number. WTO Members and their stakeholders are asked to submit comments to the USA TBT Enquiry Point. Comments received by the USA TBT Enquiry Point from WTO Members and their stakeholders will be shared with the regulator and will also be submitted to the Docket on Regulations.gov if received within the comment period.