DOE published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for residential furnace fans. 78 FR 19606 (April 2, 2013).
There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.
The residential furnace fans test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2010-BT-TP-0010 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.
The current energy conservation standards for residential furnace fans are mandated by Part A, the "Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles" of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended. (42 U.S.C. § 6291–6309) These appliances are treated as covered products under Part A. (42 U.S.C. 6295(f)(4)(D)) EPCA directs the Department to establish test procedures in conjunction with new or amended energy conservation standards, including furnace fans. (42 U.S.C. 6295(o)(3)(A))