DOE published a notice of public meeting and availability of the framework document regarding energy conservation standards for dehumidifiers. 77 FR 49739 (Aug. 17, 2012). The comment period closed October 17, 2012.
A public meeting was held on September 24, 2012.
The residential dehumidifiers energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE-2012-BT-STD-0027 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 Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) amended EPCA to prescribe energy conservation standards for residential dehumidifiers manufactured on or after October 1, 2012. DOE codified the EISA 2007 standards at 10 CFR 430.32(v)(2). 74 FR 12058 (March 23, 2009). During this rulemaking, DOE will determine whether to further amend the energy conservation standards for residential dehumidifiers. (42 U.S.C. 6295(cc))