Rulemaking for Commercial Warm Air Furnaces Standard

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is considering amending energy conservation standards for commercial warm air furnaces. This rulemaking is mandated by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA).

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

Recent Updates

DOE published a request for information regarding energy conservation standards for commercial warm air furnaces. 78 FR 25627 (May 2, 2013).

Public Meeting Information

No public meeting is scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The commercial warm air furnaces energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE-2013-BT-STD-0021 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.

Request for Information
Preliminary Analysis
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule

Related Rulemakings

There are no related open rulemakings for this product at this time.

Statutory Authority

The American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act (AEMTCA), Pub. L. 112-210, amended EPCA to mandate that DOE consider amending the standards for any covered equipment for which more than 6 years has elapsed since the issuance of the most recent final rule establishing or amending a standard for that type of equipment as of the date of AEMTCA's enactment (i.e., December 18, 2012). (42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C)(vi)) Thus, DOE must issue either a notice of determination that the current standards do not need to be amended or a notice of proposed rulemaking containing proposed standards by December 31, 2013. (42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C)(i) and (vi)).

Contact Information

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