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Open Licensing Requirement for Competitive Grant ProgramsRule2017-0572303/21/2017Education DepartmentIn accordance with a directive from the memorandum entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017 (Memorandum), the Secretary further delays until May 22, 2017, the effectiv … In accordance with a directive from the memorandum entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017 (Memorandum), the Secretary further delays until May 22, 2017, the effective date of the final regulations entitled Open Licensing Requirement for Competitive Grant Programs (Open Licensing), published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017 (82 FR 7376). The current effective date is March 21, 2017. The additional delay will allow the Department the opportunity for further review of the final regulations.open-licensing-requirement-for-competitive-grant-programsFR-Doc-2017-05723
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act-Accountability and State Plans; Open Licensing Requirement for Competitive Grant Programs; Family Educational Rights and Privacy ActRule2017-0205601/30/2017Education DepartmentIn accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017, the Department delays … In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017, the Department delays the effective dates of the following regulations until March 21, 2017: Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act-- Accountability and State Plans (ESSA Accountability and State Plans), RIN 1810-AB27; Open Licensing Requirement for Competitive Grant Programs (Open Licensing), RIN 1894-AA07; and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.elementary-and-secondary-education-act-of-1965-as-amended-by-the-every-student-succeedsFR-Doc-2017-02056
Open Licensing Requirement for Competitive Grant ProgramsRule2017-0091001/19/2017Education DepartmentThe Secretary amends the regulations of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in order to require, subject to certain categorical exceptions and case-by-case exceptio … The Secretary amends the regulations of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in order to require, subject to certain categorical exceptions and case-by-case exceptions, that Department grantees awarded competitive grant funds openly license to the public copyrightable grant deliverables created with Department grant funds.open-licensing-requirement-for-competitive-grant-programsFR-Doc-2017-00910
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for High-Intensity Discharge Lamps; WithdrawalProposed Rule2016-1191205/19/2016Energy DepartmentThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) withdraws its proposal for establishing test procedures for high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps in light of the fact that DOE published a final determination on December 9, 2015 concluding that … The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) withdraws its proposal for establishing test procedures for high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps in light of the fact that DOE published a final determination on December 9, 2015 concluding that energy conservation standards for HID lamps are not justified, thereby negating the need for an HID test procedure.energy-conservation-program-test-procedures-for-high-intensity-discharge-lamps-withdrawalFR-Doc-2016-11912
Federal Agency Final Regulations Implementing Executive Order 13559: Fundamental Principles and Policymaking Criteria for Partnerships With Faith-Based and Other Neighborhood OrganizationsRule2016-0733904/04/2016Education DepartmentThe Agencies publishing this final rule amend or establish their regulations to implement Executive Order 13279, as amended by Executive Order 13559. Executive Order 13279 established fundamental principles to guide the policies … The Agencies publishing this final rule amend or establish their regulations to implement Executive Order 13279, as amended by Executive Order 13559. Executive Order 13279 established fundamental principles to guide the policies of Federal agencies regarding the participation of faith-based and other community organizations in programs that the Federal agencies administer. Executive Order 13559 amended Executive Order 13279 to clarify those principles and add certain protections for beneficiaries of Federal social service programs.federal-agency-final-regulations-implementing-executive-order-13559-fundamental-principles-andFR-Doc-2016-07339
Environmental Policies and ProceduresRule2016-0343303/02/2016Agriculture DepartmentRural Development, a mission area within the U.S. Department of Agriculture comprised of the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), Rural Housing Service (RHS), and Rural Utilities Service (RUS), hereafter referred to as the Agen … Rural Development, a mission area within the U.S. Department of Agriculture comprised of the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), Rural Housing Service (RHS), and Rural Utilities Service (RUS), hereafter referred to as the Agency, has unified and updated the environmental policies and procedures covering all Agency programs by consolidating two existing Agency regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other applicable environmental requirements. These final rules supplement the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation(ACHP), associated environmental statutes, Executive Orders and Departmental Regulations. The majority of the changes to the existing rules relate to the categorical exclusion provisions in the Agency's procedures for implementing NEPA. These changes consolidate the provisions of the Agency's two current NEPA rules, and better conform the Agency's regulations, particularly for those actions listed as categorical exclusions, to the Agency's current activities and recent experiences and to CEQ's Memorandum for Heads of Federal Departments and Agencies entitled ``Establishing, Applying, and Revising Categorical Exclusions under the National Environmental Policy Act'' issued on November 23, 2010.environmental-policies-and-proceduresFR-Doc-2016-03433
Open Licensing Requirement for Direct Grant ProgramsProposed Rule2015-2793011/03/2015Education DepartmentThe Secretary proposes to amend the regulations regarding the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in order to require that all Department grantees awarded direct competitive … The Secretary proposes to amend the regulations regarding the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in order to require that all Department grantees awarded direct competitive grant funds openly license to the public all copyrightable intellectual property created with Department grant funds. These proposed changes would increase the Department's ability to be more strategic with limited resources, broadening the impact of its investments by allowing stakeholders, such as local educational agencies (LEAs), State educational agencies (SEAs), institutions of higher education (IHEs), and other entities, to benefit from these investments, even if they are not themselves recipients of Department funds. An open licensing requirement would also allow the Department to sustain innovations beyond the grant period by encouraging subject matter experts and users to adapt, update, and build upon grant products, stimulating quality and innovation in the development of educational resources. Finally, the proposed requirement would promote equity and access to Department-funded technology and materials and increase transparency and accountability for the Department and its grantees.open-licensing-requirement-for-direct-grant-programsFR-Doc-2015-27930
Adoption of Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; States and Tribal Mitigation Planning Regulations ChangeRule2015-2458410/02/2015Homeland Security DepartmentOn December 19, 2014, all Federal award-making agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), published a joint interim final rule implementing the Offic … On December 19, 2014, all Federal award-making agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), published a joint interim final rule implementing the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)'s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. DHS and FEMA now adopt, with one change, the interim final rule as final. The change restores language in the FEMA State and Tribal mitigation planning regulations that was inadvertently removed by the interim final rule.adoption-of-uniform-administrative-requirements-cost-principles-and-audit-requirements-for-federalFR-Doc-2015-24584
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Portable Air ConditionersProposed Rule2015-0358902/25/2015Energy DepartmentThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to establish test procedures for portable air conditioners (ACs) in accordance with the guidance and requirements set forth by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to establish techno … The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to establish test procedures for portable air conditioners (ACs) in accordance with the guidance and requirements set forth by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to establish technologically feasible, economically justified energy conservation standards for products identified by specific criteria to provide national energy savings through improved energy efficiency. The proposed test procedures are based upon industry methods to determine energy consumption in active modes, off-cycle mode, standby modes, and off mode, with certain modifications to ensure the test procedures are repeatable and representative. The proposed test procedure would create a new appendix CC, which would be used to determine capacities and energy efficiency metrics that could be the basis for any future energy conservation standards for portable ACs. DOE also proposes adding a sampling plan and rounding requirements for portable ACs, necessary when certifying capacity and efficiency of a basic model.energy-conservation-program-test-procedures-for-portable-air-conditionersFR-Doc-2015-03589
Rural Development Regulations-Update to FmHA References and to Census ReferencesRule2015-0157102/24/2015Agriculture DepartmentRural Development (RD) is amending its regulations by updating references to the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) and clarifying and updating references to the census data. These actions will provide consistency in terminol … Rural Development (RD) is amending its regulations by updating references to the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) and clarifying and updating references to the census data. These actions will provide consistency in terminology between program regulations. In addition, clarifying and updating references to census data is needed to account for changes to the decennial Census, which, starting with the 2010 decennial Census is no longer reporting income and unemployment data. Additional revisions are being implemented to show the regulations that do not apply to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and to remove outdated or unnecessary language.rural-development-regulations-update-to-fmha-references-and-to-census-referencesFR-Doc-2015-01571
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for DehumidifiersProposed Rule2015-0220402/04/2015Energy DepartmentThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to amend the test procedure proposals presented in a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR), published on May 21, 2014. The proposed revisions include modifications to the whole-home dehumidi … The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to amend the test procedure proposals presented in a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR), published on May 21, 2014. The proposed revisions include modifications to the whole-home dehumidifier test setup and conduct, and revisions to the measurement of energy use in fan-only operation first proposed in the May 2014 NOPR. DOE also introduces a methodology to determine whole-home dehumidifier case volume, clarifies the equations used to calculate corrected relative humidity and capacity for portable and whole-home dehumidifiers, and provides additional technical corrections and clarifications. The additional proposals are to be combined with the initial proposals from May 2014.energy-conservation-program-test-procedures-for-dehumidifiersFR-Doc-2015-02204
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for High-Intensity Discharge LampsProposed Rule2014-1068305/22/2014Energy DepartmentOn December 15, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to establish test procedures (TP) for high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps (herein referred to as the December 2011 TP NOPR). I … On December 15, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to establish test procedures (TP) for high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps (herein referred to as the December 2011 TP NOPR). In this supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR), DOE updates the industry standards proposed to be incorporated by reference in the December 2011 TP NOPR and proposes to revise or eliminate certain definitions relevant to HID lamps. DOE also provides clarification and additional background information on ambient temperature conditions, and revises proposed ambient air speed requirements. DOE revises its proposed sampling plan as well. In addition, DOE removes the directional lamp requirements and proposed lumen maintenance test method included in the December 2011 TP NOPR. The other provisions of the December 2011 TP NOPR are unaffected by this SNOPR.energy-conservation-program-test-procedures-for-high-intensity-discharge-lampsFR-Doc-2014-10683
Environmental Policies and ProceduresProposed Rule2014-0022002/04/2014Agriculture DepartmentRural Development, a mission area within the U.S. Department of Agriculture comprised of the Rural Housing Service (RHS), Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) and Rural Utilities Service (RUS), hereafter referred to as the Agen … Rural Development, a mission area within the U.S. Department of Agriculture comprised of the Rural Housing Service (RHS), Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) and Rural Utilities Service (RUS), hereafter referred to as the Agency, is proposing to unify and update environmental policies and procedures covering all Agency programs by consolidating two existing Agency regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other applicable environmental requirements. These rules supplement the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), associated environmental statutes, Executive orders and Departmental Regulations. The majority of the proposed changes relate to the categorical exclusion provisions in the Agency's procedures for implementing NEPA. These proposed changes are intended to better align the Agency's regulations, particularly for those actions listed as categorical exclusions, to the Agency's current activities and recent experiences and to the CEQ's Memorandum for Heads of Federal Departments and Agencies entitled ``Establishing, Applying, and Revising Categorical Exclusions under the National Environmental Policy Act'' issued on November 23, 2010, and to consolidate the provisions of the Agency's two current NEPA rules at 7 CFR parts 1794 and 1940, subpart G.environmental-policies-and-proceduresFR-Doc-2014-00220
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Residential Dishwashers, Dehumidifiers, and Conventional Cooking ProductsRule2012-2564510/31/2012Energy DepartmentThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) establishes new test procedures for residential dishwashers and dehumidifiers, and amends the currently applicable test procedure for conventional cooking products under the Energy Policy and Conser … The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) establishes new test procedures for residential dishwashers and dehumidifiers, and amends the currently applicable test procedure for conventional cooking products under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. The new test procedures include provisions for measuring standby mode and off mode energy consumption, and update the provisions for measuring active mode energy consumption and, for dishwashers, water consumption. This final rule also amends the certification, compliance, and enforcement requirements for dishwashers, dehumidifiers and conventional cooking products, amends certain provisions in the currently applicable dishwasher test procedure, and eliminates an obsolete energy efficiency metric in the dishwasher test procedure and provisions in the cooking products test procedure that have become obsolete due to the elimination of standing pilot lights.energy-conservation-program-test-procedures-for-residential-dishwashers-dehumidifiers-andFR-Doc-2012-25645
Weatherization Assistance for Low-Income Persons: Maintaining the Privacy of Applicants for and Recipients of ServicesRule2012-464302/28/2012Energy DepartmentThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published an interim final rule on March 11, 2010, requiring that all States and other service providers that participate in the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) treat all requests for inf … The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published an interim final rule on March 11, 2010, requiring that all States and other service providers that participate in the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) treat all requests for information concerning applicants and recipients of WAP funds in a manner consistent with the Federal Government's treatment of information requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). DOE published a final rule on June 7, 2010, adopting the interim final rule as final without change. This adoption inadvertently caused the sunset date of December 6, 2010, stated in the interim final rule to also be adopted as final. DOE is today adopting the amendments to 10 CFR part 440 of chapter II of title 10, Code of Federal Regulations set forth in the interim final rule without adopting the sunset date.weatherization-assistance-for-low-income-persons-maintaining-the-privacy-of-applicants-for-andFR-Doc-2012-4643
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for General Service Fluorescent Lamps, General Service Incandescent Lamps, and Incandescent Reflector LampsRule2012-168101/27/2012Energy DepartmentOn September 14, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to amend the test procedures for general service fluorescent lamps (GSFLs), general service incandescent lamps (GSILs), and inc … On September 14, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to amend the test procedures for general service fluorescent lamps (GSFLs), general service incandescent lamps (GSILs), and incandescent reflector lamps (IRLs). That proposed rulemaking serves as the basis for today's action. DOE is amending its test procedures for GSFLs and GSILs established under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA). DOE is not amending in this final rule the existing test procedure for IRLs established under EPCA. For GSFLs and GSILs, DOE is updating several references to the industry standards referenced in DOE's test procedures. DOE is also establishing a lamp lifetime test procedure for GSILs. These test procedures also provide the protocols upon which the Federal Trade Commission bases its energy guide label for these products. DOE's review of the GSFL, GSIL, and IRL test procedures fulfills the EPCA requirement that DOE review test procedures for all covered products at least once every seven years.energy-conservation-program-test-procedures-for-general-service-fluorescent-lamps-general-serviceFR-Doc-2012-1681
Energy Conservation Program for Certain Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Test Procedures for High-Intensity Discharge LampsProposed Rule2011-3216212/15/2011Energy DepartmentThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to establish its test procedures for high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended. The proposed test procedures are based o … The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to establish its test procedures for high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended. The proposed test procedures are based on industry standard procedures and practices already established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), and the International Commission on Illumination (Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage (CIE)). The proposed test procedures would include measurement of parameters to enable calculation of lamp efficacy (in lumens per watt or lm/W), and would also provide for the efficiency measurement of directional lamps using center beam intensity (in candelas) and beam angle. The proposed procedures would also measure lumen maintenance (i.e., the fraction or percentage of lamp light output relative to initial output, over time) at 40 percent and 70 percent of rated lamp lifetime. Correlated color temperature (CCT) and color rendering index (CRI) would also be measured as potential means to delineate equipment classes for HID lamps. This notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) also discusses DOE's conclusion that HID lamps do not operate or use energy in standby mode or off mode. Therefore, DOE does not propose test procedures for these modes.energy-conservation-program-for-certain-commercial-and-industrial-equipment-test-procedures-forFR-Doc-2011-32162
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Residential Dishwashers, Dehumidifiers, and Conventional Cooking Products (Standby Mode and Off Mode)Proposed Rule2011-2281209/20/2011Energy DepartmentWhere appropriate, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed to amend its test procedures for residential dishwashers, dehumidifiers, and conventional cooking products (which includes cooktops, ovens, and ranges) to include prov … Where appropriate, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed to amend its test procedures for residential dishwashers, dehumidifiers, and conventional cooking products (which includes cooktops, ovens, and ranges) to include provisions for measuring standby mode and off mode energy consumption, as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007). These test procedure amendments would incorporate by reference certain provisions of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Standard 62301, ``Household electrical appliances--Measurement of standby power.'' Since publication of DOE's initial proposal in December 2010, the IEC has replaced the First Edition of this standard with the current Second Edition. This supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking proposes to incorporate the latest edition of IEC Standard 62301.energy-conservation-program-test-procedures-for-residential-dishwashers-dehumidifiers-andFR-Doc-2011-22812
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for General Service Fluorescent Lamps, General Service Incandescent Lamps, and Incandescent Reflector LampsProposed Rule2011-2324909/14/2011Energy DepartmentThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to revise its test procedures for general service fluorescent lamps (GSFLs) and general service incandescent lamps (GSILs) established under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act … The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to revise its test procedures for general service fluorescent lamps (GSFLs) and general service incandescent lamps (GSILs) established under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA). DOE is not proposing changes to the existing test procedure for incandescent reflector lamps (IRLs) established under EPCA. For GSFLs and GSILs, DOE is proposing to update several citations and references to the industry standards currently referenced in DOE's test procedures. DOE is also proposing to establish a lamp lifetime test procedure for GSILs. Additionally, in this NOPR, DOE is requesting comments on all aspects of the GSFL, GSIL, and IRL test procedures and whether any further amendments are necessary. DOE's review of the GSFL, GSIL, and IRL test procedures fulfills the EPCA requirement that DOE review test procedures for all covered products at least once every seven years. Finally, DOE is proposing to extend the compliance certification date for GSILs so as to be consistent with the compliance date of the amended test procedure. DOE is also announcing a public meeting to discuss and receive comments on the issues presented in this rulemaking.energy-conservation-program-test-procedures-for-general-service-fluorescent-lamps-general-serviceFR-Doc-2011-23249
Weatherization Assistance for Low-Income Persons: Maintaining the Privacy of Applicants for and Recipients of ServicesRule2010-1359406/07/2010Energy DepartmentThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published an interim final rule on March 11, 2010, requiring that all States and other service providers that participate in the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) treat all requests for inf … The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published an interim final rule on March 11, 2010, requiring that all States and other service providers that participate in the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) treat all requests for information concerning applicants and recipients of WAP funds in a manner consistent with the Federal Government's treatment of information requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). DOE is today adopting the interim final rule as final without change.weatherization-assistance-for-low-income-persons-maintaining-the-privacy-of-applicants-for-andFR-Doc-2010-13594
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