DOE has published a notice of public meeting and availability of the preliminary analysis concerning the energy conservation standards rulemaking for commercial refrigeration equipment. 76 FR 17573 (March 30, 2011).
A public meeting was held on April 29, 2011.
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.
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))