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.
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.
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
|Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
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))