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Rulemaking for Residential Boilers Energy Conservation Standards

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is initiating the rulemaking and data collection process to consider amending the energy conservation standards for residential boilers. After concluding its initial review of the available information and public comments, DOE will publish either a notice of the determination that standards do not need to be amended, or a notice of proposed rulemaking including new proposed standards. 42 U.S.C. 6295(f)(4)(C)


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


Recent Updates

DOE published a notice of data availability (NODA) regarding energy conservation standards for residential boilers. 79 FR 8122 (February 11, 2014).


Public Meeting Information

No public meeting is scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The residential boilers energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE–2012–BT–STD–0047 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.

Framework
Notice of Data Availability

Related Rulemakings

DOE is conducting a rulemaking regarding test procedures for two-stage modulating condensing furnaces and boilers. For more information, please see the rulemaking webpage.

DOE is conducting a rulemaking regarding active mode test procedures for two-stage modulating condensing furnaces and boilers. For more information, please see the rulemaking webpage.



Statutory Authority

Title III, Part B of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA or the Act), Public Law 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, a program covering most major household appliances (collectively referred to as "covered products"). These include the types of residential boilers that are the subject of this rulemaking. (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