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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: _______________________________________________________________________ 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 ___________________________________________________________ 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: _______________________________________________________________________ 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 _______________________________________________________________________ DOE--Departmental and Others (ENDEP) ___________________________________________________________ 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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