DOE published a Federal Register notice of public meeting for the regional standards enforcement working group. 79 FR 63339 (October 23, 2014)
DOE published a notice of public meetings for the regional standards enforcement working group. 79 FR 50856 (August 26, 2014)
DOE will hold an open meeting on: Friday, October 24 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m (EDT). The meeting will take place at the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 6E-069, 1000 Independence Ave SW., Washington, DC 20585.
To attend the meeting, please notify Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586-2945 or via email at Brenda.Edwards@ee.doe.gov.
Please see the Public Participation section for details related to advanced security screening procedures for foreign nationals, submitting prepared general statements, passes for laptops, and the conduct of the public meeting.
The meeting will also be broadcast as a webinar. To register for the webinar and receive call-in information please click here.
The Enforcement of Regional Standards for Residential Furnaces and Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps rulemaking docket EERE-2011-BT-CE-0077 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.
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|Notice of Intent
- Notice of Intent, Federal Register, 79 FR 33870 (June 13, 2014)
- Comment deadline: closed
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The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 modified the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to authorize DOE to consider regional standards for certain products if the regional standards can save significantly more energy than a national standard and are economically justified. Specifically, DOE was authorized to establish up to two additional regional standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps and one additional standard for furnaces in addition to national standards. (42 U.S.C. 6295(o)(6)(B)(ii))
EISA 2007 requires DOE to initiate an enforcement rulemaking not later than 90 days after the issuance of a final rule that establishes a regional standard. (42 U.S.C. 6295(o)(6)(G)(ii)(I)) EISA 2007also requires that a final rule for enforcement be issued not later than 15 months after the final rule that establishes a regional standard. (42 U.S.C. 6295(o)(6)(G)(ii)(III))