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Rulemaking for Residential Refrigerators and Freezers Test Procedure

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The Department of Energy (DOE) conducted a rulemaking to amend the test procedures for residential refrigerators and freezers to account for ice making energy use and to more completely account for the energy use of products with certain features.


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


Recent Updates

DOE published a correction to the final rule regarding test procedures for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers and freezers. 79 FR 41417 (July 16, 2014).


Public Meeting Information

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The residential refrigerators and freezers test procedures rulemaking docket EERE-2012-BT-TP -0016 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.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule
  • Final Rule, Federal Register, 79 FR 22319 (April 21, 2014)
Final Rule Correction

Related Rulemakings

There are no related rulemakings.



Statutory Authority

EPCA sets forth the criteria and procedures DOE must follow when prescribing or amending test procedures for covered products. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3))

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email:

refrigerators_and_freezers@ee.doe.gov