U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office – Appliance & Equipment Standards
Automatic Commercial Ice Makers
The Automatic Commercial Ice Maker (ACIM) Preliminary Technical Support Document was reviewed by the DOE Team in September 2012. Updates were made to chapters 7, 8, and 10; appendices 8B and 10B; and the life-cycle cost and national impact analysis tables in the executive summary. The revised documents can be found on the Preliminary Technical Support Document webpage.
This page describes rulemaking activities and regulations for automatic commercial ice makers. DOE is conducting a rulemaking for automatic commercial ice maker energy conservation standards, and recently completed a rulemaking for automatic ice maker test procedures.
Section 136(a)(4) of EPACT 2005 amends section 340 of EPCA (42 U.S.C. 6311) to define "automatic commercial ice maker":
- As a factory-made assembly (not necessarily shipped in one package) that –
- Consists of a condensing unit and ice-making section operating as an integrated unit, with means for making and harvesting ice; and
- May include means for storing ice, dispensing ice, or storing and dispensing ice.
The current standards for automatic commercial ice makers were established by EPACT 2005 and can be found in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 431, section 136.
Energy Conservation Standards and Rulemaking Activities
Test Procedures and Rulemaking Activities
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR)
Certification, Compliance, and Enforcement
Additional details regarding DOE's certification, compliance, and enforcement regulations for consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment can be found on the Certification and Enforcement Web page. Submit certification reports using DOE's Compliance and Certification Management System.
The EPACT 2005 amendments to EPCA also require DOE to conduct two cycles of rulemakings to determine whether to amend the standards for automatic commercial ice makers, both those prescribed by EPACT 2005 and those prescribed by DOE. (42 U.S.C. 6313(d)) In the first cycle, the subject of this rulemaking, DOE must publish a final rule establishing such amended standards by January 1, 2015, if DOE determines to amend the standards. (42 U.S.C. 6313(d)(3)(A))