U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office – Appliance & Equipment Standards
Commercial Unitary Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Following the Framework Document, the Department of Energy is now publishing its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR). The ANOPR is the first stage of the overall standards rulemaking process. This will be followed by a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) and a final rule. At the ANOPR stage, the Department carries out several analyses, including the Engineering Analysis, the Life-Cycle Cost Analysis, and the National Impact Analysis. Stakeholders are invited to review the ANOPR documents and the analytical tools, participate in webcasts, attend the public meetings, and submit comments on the Department's analysis.
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How to Submit Comments
You may submit comments electronically, by mail, or by courier. Wherever possible, comments in the electronic format should carry the electronic signature of the author. Absent an electronic signature, comments submitted electronically must be followed and authenticated by submitting the signed original paper document.
Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards-Jones, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121
Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards-Jones, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Room 1J-018, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: 202-586-2945
Comments should clearly identify the Docket number, which is EE-RM/STD-01-375.
The deadline for submitting comments is November 12, 2004.