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Rulemaking for Ceiling Fans Energy Conservation Standards

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is considering establishing energy conservation standards for residential ceiling fans. There are currently federal design standards and test procedures for ceiling fans, but no energy conservation standards.


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


Recent Updates

DOE issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of comment period extension regarding energy conservation standards for ceiling fans. (November 21, 2014). The comment period has been extended until December 9, 2014. 

DOE published a Federal Register notice regarding Energy Conservation Standards for Ceiling Fans: Public Meeting and Availability of the Preliminary Technical Support Document. 79 FR 58290 (September 29, 2014).  A public meeting has been scheduled for November 19, 2014 in Washington, DC.


Public Meeting Information

A public meeting is scheduled for November 19, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585.

The meeting on November 19 will take place in room 8E-089 and the webinar registration link can be found here.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period has been extended until December 9, 2014. 

Milestones and Documents

The ceiling fans energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE-2012-BT-STD-0045 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
Request for Information
Preliminary Analysis
  • Engineering Data and Life-Cycle Cost Analysis (As part of its rulemaking analysis, DOE develops and makes public certain engineering and economic data. The data at this link are a portion of that analysis. DOE will make the entire analysis available to the public as the data are ready.)
Preliminary Technical Support Document
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule

Related Rulemakings

DOE is considering a test procedures rulemaking for ceiling fans. DOE is also reviewing energy conservations for ceiling fan light kits .



Statutory Authority

Energy conservation standards for ceiling fans are authorized by Part A, "Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles" of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended. (42 U.S.C. § 6291–6309 ) Ceiling fans are listed as covered products under this part. (42 U.S.C. 6291(49) )

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email:

ceiling_fans@ee.doe.gov