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DOE - 80470 - Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee - Agency Authority
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameAppliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Energy
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number80470
Original Establishment Date11/19/2012Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/appliance...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*16
Current Charter Date4/13/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer (DFO)
Date Of Renewal Charter4/13/2022Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*John
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Cymbalsky
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Executive Order 13563Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 287-1692
Effective Date Of Authority*11/18/2011Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 586-4617
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*john.cymbalsky@ee.doe.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Regulatory Negotiations Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The U.S. Department of Energy established the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) was established in an effort to further improve the U.S. Department of Energy's process of establishing energy efficiency standards for certain appliances and commercial equipment. ASRAC will allow DOE to use negotiated rulemaking as a means to engage all interested parties, gather data, and attempt to reach consensus on establishing energy efficiency standards. Rules drafted by negotiation may be more pragmatic and implemented at earlier dates than under a more traditional rulemaking process.To effectively accomplish its purpose, ASRAC, in consultation with the Building Technologies Office, will create working groups to meet and negotiate standards and/or other needs. Broader topics will be handled by the Committee directly.
How is membership balanced?*Members will be selected with a view toward achieving a balanced committee of experts in fields relevant to energy efficiency, appliance and commercial equipment standards, to include DOE, as well as representatives of industry (including manufacturers and trade associations representing manufacturers, component manufacturers and related suppliers, and retailers), utilities, energy efficiency/environmental advocacy groups and consumers.Members are selected on the basis of established records of distinguished service in their professional community and their knowledge relevant to the function of the Committee.If any vacancies occur during the life of the Committee, the designated Federal Officer will solicit additional nominations, develop a new candidate list, identify the best qualified candidates to replace the missing points of view, and initiate the appointment process within the U.S. Department of Energy.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee is expected to meet approximately twice per year, or as necessary. For each working group, ASRAC is expected to set deadlines for negotiations, including status checks. During these status checks, ASRAC will hold an open meeting (likely by webinar) to hear from the working group and will provide relevant feedback.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee was established in an effort to further improve the U.S. Department of Energy's process of establishing energy efficiency standards for certain appliances and commercial equipment. Specifically, the Committee was established in accordance with with Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1965, 5 U.S.C. 561 et. seq., and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 551 et. seq. The Committee will provide a diverse group of stakeholders representing a broad range of interests to negotiate and, if possible, reach consensus on recommendations to form Notice of Proposed Rules on Federal standards for appliances and commercial equipment. ASRAC will assist DOE in creating a nimble and timely mechanism for interested parties to engage in meaningful dialogue, and for the Department to have access to the experience, advice, and recommendations of knowledgeable and affected parties of the standards to be set forth. This communication among stakeholders can develop a clearer understanding of the complex issues surrounding such standards.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksDue to unforeseen circumstances, ASRAC was only able to meet at the very beginning of the fiscal year and there were no new formal recommendations made by ASRAC within FY2020.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentN/A
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentAs a negotiated rulemaking advisory Committee, ASRAC will help with providing advice/ recommendations on setting efficiency standards for residential and commerical equipment.ASRAC and its working groups will use negotiated rulemaking as a means to engage all interested parties. These efforts are consistent with the Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, that states “Regulations shall be adopted though a process that involves public participation … Before issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking, each agency, where feasible and appropriate, shall seek the views of those who are likely to be affected, including those who are likely to benefit from and those who are potentially subject to such rulemaking.” By actively engaging the public and affected stakeholders, it is likely that rules drafted by negotiation may be more pragmatic and implemented at earlier dates.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentASRAC recommendations are typically presented as term sheets that lists agreements related to drafting a noticed of proposed rulemaking. While there may be some cost or energy savings associated with the newly proposed rulemaking, the cost savings are currently unable to be determined.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*12Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentRecommendations to date have centered around two functions:1. The formation of working groups to discuss and, if possible, reach consensus on a proposed rule. 2. Efforts of the working group are discussed and openly deliberated by ASRAC members and are formed into recommendations to the Appliance and Equipment Standards Program to inform the development of the program's rulemaking efforts surrounding the working group topic. To date, there have been 12 recommended working group formations. Nine of twelve working groups have provided recommendations that led to Notice of Proposed Rulemakings (NOPR).Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*75.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAll recommendations to form working groups have been completed to date. Of the 12 working groups that have finished their efforts 9 have been used in the formation of notices of proposed rules.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentDOE is considering the recommendations that the Working Groups provided.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentASRAC has information up on the DOE/ EERE Appliance Standards program site that links to regulations.gov (where all meeting materials will be located). Additionally, the website provides email link to the ASRAC inbox (asrac@ee.doe.gov) and ability to sign up to be on ASRAC's distribution list to receive email updates on the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee.ASRAC website: https://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/appliance-standards-and-rulemaking-federal-advisory-committee
Agency Feedback Comment*During the Committee's discussion to form recommendations, DOE will elaborate on their role/ability in implementing any recommendations.Narrative Description*The Committee provides advice and makes recommedations on the (1) development of minimum efficiency standards for residential appliances and commercial equipment, (2) development of product test procedures, (3) certification and enforcement of standards, (4) labeling for various residential products and commercial equipment, and (5) specific issues of concern to DOE, as requested by the Secretary of Energy, the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Buildings Technologies Program Manager. The Committee was established in accordance with with Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1965, 5 U.S.C. 561 et. seq., and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 551 et. seq. The Committee will provide a diverse group of stakeholders representing a broad range of interests to negotiate and, if possible, reach consensus on recommendations to form Notice of Proposed Rules on Federal standards for appliances and commerical equipment. ASRAC will assist DOE in creating a nimble and timely mechanism for interested parties to engage in meaningful dialogue, and for the Department to have access to the experience, advice, and recommendations of knowlegeable and affected parties of the standards to be set forth.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$578.40Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$3,470.40
Payments to Federal Staff*$7,496.80Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$10,526.40
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$636.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$5,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$13,481.92Est. Other Costs Next FY*$33,702.16
Total Costs$22,193.12Est. Total Next FY*$52,698.96
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.15Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.15
Cost RemarksUnlike previously projected, there was only one Parent Committee meeting held in FY2020. Meetings were local to DOE. Federal employees did not claim travel/per diem. Only one non-Federal member utilized travel reimbursement.Est Cost RemarksWith changes in Administration, changes in costs may occur.
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Energy
Energy
Legislation
Regulations
Regulatory Negotiation
Rulemaking
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036369Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee2019
 COM-033573Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001450Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002888Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003576Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee2015
 COM-004944Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005605Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007202Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee2012