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Rulemaking for Certification of Commercial Heating, Ventilating, Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Water Heating Equipment

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) amended the compliance dates for revisions to its certification regulations for commercial heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, refrigeration, and water heating equipment.


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


Recent Updates

DOE published a final rule regarding the certification of commercial heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC), water heating (WH), and refrigeration (CRE) equipment. 79 FR 25486 (May 5, 2014).


Public Meeting Information

No public meeting is scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The rulemaking docket EERE-2013-BT-NOC-0023 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.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule
  • Final Rule, Federal Register, 79 FR 25486 (May 5, 2014)

Related Rulemakings

There are no related rulemakings.

Statutory Authority

Sections 6299–6305, and 6316 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) authorize DOE to enforce compliance with the energy and water conservation standards established for certain consumer products and commercial equipment. (42 U.S.C. 6299–6305 (consumer products), 6316 (commercial equipment)) DOE has promulgated enforcement regulations that include specific certification and compliance requirements. See 10 CFR part 429 and 10 CFR part 431, subparts B and U.

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email:

certification_compliance_enforcement@ee.doe.gov