DOE issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking and public meeting regarding energy conservation standards for packaged terminal air conditioners and packaged terminal heat pumps. (August 28, 2014). A public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
DOE published a notice of public meeting and availability of the framework document regarding energy conservation standards for packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps standards. 78 FR 12252 (February 22, 2013).
DOE will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in Washington, DC at DOE's Forrestal Building, Room 8E-089, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585. To attend, please notify Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586–2945.
To participate via webinar please register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/255663817
The packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE–2012–BT–STD–0029 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.
*After a regulatory action has been completed, Executive Order 12866 requires agencies to identify the substantive changes between the draft submitted to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review and the action subsequently announced, and to identify those changes made at the suggestion or recommendation of OIRA.
Part A of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA) (42 U.S.C. 6291–6309) established the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles, a program covering most major household appliances. Part A–1 of Title III (42 U.S.C. 6311–6317) establishes a similar program for "Certain Industrial Equipment," which includes PTACs and PTHPs.
Amendments to EPCA in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) mandates that not later than six years after the issuance of a final rule amending a standard for equipment, DOE must either publish a notice of determination that higher standards for such equipment are not needed or a notice of proposed rulemaking proposing amended standards that are technologically feasible and economically justified. (42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C)(i))