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Rulemaking for Commercial and Industrial Pumps Energy Conservation Standards

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is considering developing test procedures, labels, and energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial pumps. Pumps exist in numerous applications, including agriculture, oil and gas production, water and wastewater, manufacturing, mining, and commercial building systems. There are currently no federal standards or test procedures for commercial and industrial pumps.


Recent Updates | Public Meeting Information | Submitting Public Comments | Milestones and Documents | Related Rulemakings | Statutory Authority | Contact Information


Recent Updates

DOE has published a Federal Register notice reopening the comment period regarding the request for information for pool pumps. 80 FR 38032 (July 3, 2015). The comment period is reopened until August 17, 2015. 

DOE  has published a Federal Register notice requesting information regarding energy conservation standards for dedicated-purpose pool pumps. 80 FR 26475 (May 8, 2015).  The comment period closes June 22, 2015. 

DOE has issued a Federal Register correction notice regarding energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial pumps. 80 FR 22938 (April 24, 2015). This notice correct the terms in the equations published in the energy conservation standards NOPR

DOE has published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking and public meeting regarding energy conservation standards for pumps. 80 FR 17826    (April 2, 2015). A public meeting is scheduled for April 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. The comment deadline is June 1, 2015.



Public Meeting Information


Submitting Public Comments

The comment period closes August 17, 2015.

Any comments submitted must identify the NOPR for Energy Conservation Standards for pumps, and provide docket number EE-2011–BT–STD–0031 and/or regulatory information number (RIN) number 1904-AC54. Comments may be submitted using any of the following methods: 

1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

2. E-mail: Pumps2011STD0031@ee.doe.gov . Include the docket number and/or RIN in the subject line of the message. 

3. Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, 20585-0121. If possible, please submit all items on a CD. It is not necessary to include printed copies. 

4. Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, 950 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Suite 600, Washington, DC, 20024. Telephone: (202) 586-2945. If possible, please submit all items on a CD, in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies.

Milestones and Documents

The commercial and industrial pumps energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents. For the latest information on the planned timing of future DOE regulatory milestones, see the current Office of Management and Budget Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. All planned dates are preliminary and subject to change.

Request for Information
Framework
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule
Compliance

Related Rulemakings

There are no related rulemakings.



Statutory Authority

Energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial pumps are authorized by Part A–1, "Certain Industrial Equipment," of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended. (42 U.S.C. 6311–6317). Pumps are listed as covered equipment under this part. (42 U.S.C. 6311(1)(A))

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email:

pumps@ee.doe.gov