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.
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DOE published a request for information regarding energy conservation standards for ceiling fans. 78 FR 62494 (October 22, 2013).
No public meeting is scheduled at this time.
The comment period is closed.
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.
DOE is considering a test procedures rulemaking for ceiling fans. DOE is also reviewing energy conservations for ceiling fan light kits .
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) )
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