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Rulemaking for Dehumidifier Test Procedure

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This test procedure rulemaking for dehumidifiers would remove the test procedure in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix X and would amend the test procedure in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix X1 (appendix X1) to require manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with existing energy conservation standards using the active mode provisions in appendix X1. Manufacturers will be required to use appendix X1 in its entirety to make representations of standby mode or off mode energy use, and upon the compliance date of any future amended standards that incorporate measures of standby mode and off mode energy use.


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


Recent Updates

DOE published a final rule regarding the compliance date for the dehumidifier test procedure. 79 FR 7366 (February 7, 2014).


Public Meeting Information

No public meeting is scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The dehumidifier test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2013-BT-TP-0044 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 7366 (February 7, 2014)

Related Rulemakings

The test procedure in appendix X1 was established in a final rule for test procedures for dehumidifiers, dishwashers, and conventional cooking products. 77 FR 65942 (October 31, 2012).

DOE published a notice of public meeting and availability of a framework document for energy conservation standards for dehumidifiers on August 17, 2012. 77 FR 49739. Further information on this standards rulemaking is available on the rulemaking webpage.



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:

dehumidifiers@ee.doe.gov