DoE seeks public comment to help advance hydrogen infrastructure

Published on June 15, 2018 by Aaron Martin

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) issued a request for information (RFI) Wednesday to identify regulatory reforms needed to advance hydrogen technologies, as well as high-priority areas for research and development.

The RFI is part of ongoing efforts by the Trump Administration to address barriers to hydrogen infrastructure and to promote the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier across diverse sectors.

“DoE will continue to engage with stakeholders on the regulatory reform process and work to achieve the president’s goals to reduce burdens on American families and businesses,” Daniel Simmons, the principal deputy assistant secretary of energy efficiency and renewable energy, said.

Through the RFI, DoE seeks to better understand how regulations imposed on industry impact hydrogen infrastructure, the impact and compliance costs of federal regulations and codes and state laws, and actions that could reduce the burden of regulatory compliance.

“As DOE identifies ways to streamline regulations associated with hydrogen infrastructure to complement our early-stage R&D, the department will provide more opportunities for stakeholder participation, consistent with DoE’s commitment to an open, transparent and accountable process,” Simmons said.

The comment period will remain open through Aug. 10.