DOE published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for commercial clothes washers. 79 FR 12301 (March 4, 2014).
A public meeting was held on April 21, 2014.
The commercial clothes washers energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE-2012-BT-STD-0020 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.
Part C of Title III of EPCA (42 U.S.C. 6311-6317) as amended through the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 sets forth a variety of provisions designed to improve the energy efficiency of commercial equipment, including commercial clothes washers. EPCA required completion of the first
rulemaking by January 1, 2010, and DOE must complete the second rulemaking by January 1, 2015. (42 U.S.C. 6313(e)).