The Department of Energy (DOE) is conducting a rulemaking to establish performance-based standards for walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers (WICF). WICFs temporarily store refrigerated or frozen food or other perishable goods and are used primarily in the food service and food sales industry. Walk-in coolers operate above 32°F and at or below 55°F, and walk-in freezers operate at or below 32°F. WICFs covered by the regulations are enclosed storage spaces that can be walked into, have a total chilled storage area of less than 3,000 square feet, and do not include products designed and marketed exclusively for medical, scientific, or research purposes.
This Rulemaking is related to the Walk-In Coolers and Walk-In Freezers Standards and Test Procedures.