DOE published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for residential refrigerators and freezers. 78 FR 41609 (July 10, 2013). A public meeting was held on July 25, 2013. DOE extended the public comment period for submitting comments until no later than January 31, 2014 on two specific issues on which DOE had sought comment. 78 FR 53374 (August 29, 2013).
A public meeting was held on July 25, 2013.
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.
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))