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Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice announcing that it is initiating the process to consider amending the energy conservation standards for commercial packaged boilers.

On September 3, 2013, the Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice announcing that it is initiating the process to consider amending the energy conservation standards for commercial packaged boilers. After concluding review of the available information and public comments, DOE will publish either a notice of the determination that standards do not need to be amended, or a notice of proposed rulemaking including new proposed standards. DOE has prepared a Framework Document that details the analytical approach and scope of coverage for the rulemaking, and identifies several issues about which DOE is particularly interested in receiving comments. DOE will accept written comments, data, and information regarding the Framework Document until October 18, 2013.

DOE will also hold a public meeting on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Washington, DC.  Members of the public may attend the public meeting via webinar.  DOE must receive requests to speak at the public meeting before 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 17, 2013. DOE must also receive an electronic copy of the statement with the name and, if appropriate, the organization of the presenter to be given at the public meeting before 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2013.