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Rulemaking for Residential Furnace Fans Energy Conservation Standards

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is considering developing energy conservation standards for residential furnace fans. This rulemaking is mandated by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA).


Recent Updates | Public Meeting Information | Submitting Public Comments | Milestones and Documents | Related Rulemakings | Statutory Authority | Contact Information


Recent Updates

DOE published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for residential furnace fans. 78 FR 64067 (October 25, 2013).


Public Meeting Information

A public meeting was held on December 3, 2013.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The residential furnace fans rulemaking docket EERE-2010-BT-STD-0011 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.

Framework
Preliminary Analysis
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule
Compliance

*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.


Related Rulemakings

DOE is also conducting a residential furnace fans test procedure rulemaking.



Statutory Authority

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))

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email:

residential_furnace_fans@ee.doe.gov