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amount of effort and shorten the time required to accomplish the 
appliance standards rulemaking. In this regard, the Department recently 
has provided technical support and legal guidance to a group of 
refrigerator manufacturers, environmentalists, State energy offices and 
utilities involved in informal negotiations concerning standards for 
refrigerators and freezers. If the negotiated standards are 
analytically sound the Department could offer them as the Department's 
proposed rule. The general acceptance of a negotiated standard by the 
interested parties prior to the proposal could lead to a more speedy 
final rule. The rulemaking could also be completed with less contention 
and divisiveness than presently occurs.


Anticipated Costs and Benefits:





These standards, combined with other market stimuli, could yield energy 
savings worth about $9.4 billion through 2000 and reduce greenhouse gas 
emissions from projected 2000 levels by 11.8 MMT of carbon equivalent. 
Redesign and retooling to produce products meeting the more stringent 
efficiency standards for these products are expected to require an 
investment in excess of $800 million by the industry.


Risks:





Without appliance standards, energy use will continue to increase with 
resulting damage to the environment caused by atmospheric emissions. 
Standards which are too stringent could result in excessive increases 
in the cost of the product, possible reductions in product utility and 
may place such a burden on the industry as to cause some manufacturers 
to withdraw from the market resulting in a loss of competition and 
jobs. On the other hand, enhancing appliance energy efficiency reduces 
atmospheric emissions of CO2, NOx and SOx, or the costs of complying 
with existing emission limits.


Timetable:
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CACs, Heat Pumps, Furnaces, Refrigerators, etc. (RIN 1904-AA47)
ANPRM 09/08/93 (58 FR 47326)
NPRM 12/00/94
Final Action 02/00/96
Dishwashers, Clothes Washers, and Clothes Dryers (RIN 1904-AA67)
ANPRM 10/00/94
NPRM 08/00/95
Final Action 06/00/96
Water & Pool Heaters, Direct Heating Equip., etc. (RIN 1904-AA38)
ANPRM 09/28/90 (55 FR 39624)
NPRM 03/04/94 (59 FR 10464)
Final Action 07/00/95
Small Entities Affected:


None


Government Levels Affected:


State, Local


Agency Contact:
Carl Adams
Director, Appliance Standards Division
Office of Codes and Standards
Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Ave. SW.
Washington, DC 20585
202 586-7140
RIN: 1904-AA38
_______________________________________________________________________
DOE--EE
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FINAL RULE STAGE
            ___________________________________________________________
30. FEDERAL SECTOR ENERGY SAVINGS PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING
Legal Authority:


 42 USC 8287 Energy Policy Act of 1992, sec 155


CFR Citation:


 10 CFR 436


Legal Deadline:


 NPRM, Statutory, April 24, 1993.


Abstract:





The regulation would establish standard procedures and methods for use 
by all Federal agencies to acquire energy savings performance contract 
services. The regulation would permit Federal agencies to enter into 
contracts under which contractors would make investments in improving 
the energy efficiency of Federal facilities, and the savings would be 
split between the contractor and the Federal Government.


Statement of Need:





The methods and procedures for selecting, monitoring, and terminating 
contracts with energy service companies will assist Federal agencies in 
overcoming obstacles to energy savings performance contracting in the 
Federal sector. Implementation of the rule will accelerate the pace and 
quality of performance contracts between agencies, energy service 
companies, industry and utilities. It would also significantly increase 
private-sector investments in projects and help agencies meet the goals 
of Executive Order 12902, Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation at 
Federal Facilities, to reduce energy use by 30 percent by 2005 based on 
usage from 1985. The Federal Government is the largest energy consumer 
in the world, having consumed 1.29 quads at a cost of $8.66 billion in 
fiscal year 1992 for use in over 500,000 buildings (occupying 3.2 
billion square feet), 500,000 vehicles and varied industrial processes.


Summary of the Legal Basis:





The Energy Policy Act of 1992 requires development of such methods and 
procedures by rule.


Alternatives:





No other alternatives were considered in light of the statutory 
requirement.


Anticipated Costs and Benefits:





Estimated initial start-up cost of implementing the regulation is 
$500,000. Under the implemented regulation and Executive Order 12902 
the Government could save up to $1 billion a year in reduced energy 
costs.


Risks:





Energy savings performance contracting poses no added risks to public 
health, safety, or the environment. In fact, by helping to enhance 
energy efficiency and reduce consumption of fossil fuel, it offers 
important environmental benefits.


Timetable:
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Action                                 DFR Cite

_______________________________________________________________________
NPRM            59 FR 17204                                    04/11/94
NPRM Correction 59 FR 19150                                    04/22/94
NPRM Comment Per59 FR 17204                                    06/10/94
Final Action                                                   03/00/95
Small Entities Affected:


None


Government Levels Affected:


Federal


Procurement:


This is a procurement-related action for which there is a statutory 
requirement. There is a paperwork burden associated with this action.


Agency Contact:
Joan G. Stone
Financing Specialist
EE-44
Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Ave. SW.
Washington, DC 20585
202 586-5772
RIN: 1904-AA62
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DOE--Departmental and Others (ENDEP)
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PROPOSED RULE STAGE
            ___________________________________________________________
31. NUCLEAR SAFETY MANAGEMENT: PHASE II
Legal Authority:


 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 7191


CFR Citation:


 10 CFR 830


Legal Deadline:


None


Abstract:





This action would make additions to DOE's requirements concerning DOE 
contractor and subcontractor activities for ensuring nuclear safety at 
DOE facilities. These additional rulemaking requirements include 
reactor design criteria, natural phenomenon hazards, fire protection, 
and criticality safety.


Statement of Need:





The purpose of this rule is to ensure that the Department's obligations 
to protect health and safety are fulfilled and to provide, if needed, a 
basis for the assessment of civil and criminal penalties consistent 
with the Price-Anderson Amendments Act of 1988.


Summary of the Legal Basis:





Under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, the Department of 
Energy has the authority to regulate activities at facilities under its 
jurisdiction. The Department is committed to honoring its obligation to 
ensure the health and safety of the public and workers affected by its 
operations.


Alternatives:





The Department could continue to impose nuclear safety requirements 
through administrative directives applicable to DOE contractors.


Anticipated Costs and Benefits:





The incremental costs of the proposed rules should be minimal because 

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