DOE published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for commercial refrigeration equipment. 78 FR 55889 (September 11, 2013).
A public meeting was held on October 3, 2013.
The commercial refrigeration equipment energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE–2010–BT–STD–0003 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.
*After a regulatory action has been completed, Executive Order 12866 requires agencies to identify the substantive changes between the draft submitted to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review and the action subsequently announced, and to identify those changes made at the suggestion or recommendation of OIRA.
Part A of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA) (42 U.S.C. 6291–6309) established the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles, a program covering most major household appliances. Part A–1 of Title III (42 U.S.C. 6311–6317) establishes a similar program for ‘‘Certain Industrial Equipment,’’ which includes commercial refrigeration equipment.
Amendments to EPCA in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005) prescribed energy conservation standards for some commercial refrigeration equipment without doors (42 U.S.C. 6313(c)(2)–(3); and remote condensing commercial refrigerators, freezers, and refrigerator-freezers. (42 U.S.C. 6313(c)(4)(A))