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Rulemaking for Direct Heating Equipment and Pool Heaters Active Mode Test Procedures

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to amend the active mode test procedures for direct heating equipment and pool heaters. 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 active mode test procedures for direct heating equipment and pool heaters. 78 FR 63410 (October 24, 2013).


Public Meeting Information

A public meeting was held on December 4, 2013.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The direct heating equipment, residential water heaters, and pool heaters standby and off mode test procedures rulemaking docket EERE-2013-BT-TP-0004 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.

Request for Information
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule
Compliance

Related Rulemakings

DOE also conducted a direct heating equipment, residential water heaters, and pool heaters standby mode test procedure rulemaking.



Statutory Authority

The current energy conservation standards for direct heating equipment, residential water heaters, and pool heaters 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. 6292(a)(4), (9), and (11)) The testing requirements are set forth at 42 U.S.C. 6293(c) and 42 U.S.C. 6295(s).

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email:

direct_heating_equipment@ee.doe.gov