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Rulemaking for Test Procedures for Two-stage and Modulating Condensing Furnaces and Boilers

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to amend the test procedures for two-stage and modulating condensing furnaces and boilers.


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 test procedures for two-stage and modulating condensing furnaces and boilers. 78 FR 41265 (July 10, 2013). DOE also published a technical correction to the final rule. 78 FR 53625 (August 30, 2013).


Public Meeting Information

No public meeting is scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The rulemaking on test procedures for two-stage and modulating condensing furnaces and boilers docket EERE-2013–BT–TP–0008 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule
Compliance
  • The compliance date for use of the amended test procedure for purposes of compliance with energy conservation standards, as well as representations of energy efficiency or energy use, is January 6, 2014. Voluntary early compliance is permitted.

Related Rulemakings

None.



Statutory Authority

Title III, Part B of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 ("EPCA" or "the Act"), Pub. L. 94-163 (42 U.S.C. 6291-6309, as codified) sets forth a variety of provisions designed to improve energy efficiency and established the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles. These include residential furnaces and boilers, the subject of today’s notice. (42 U.S.C. 6292(a)(5))

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email:

residential_furnaces_and_boilers@ee.doe.gov