Rulemaking for Residential Conventional Cooking Products Energy Conservation Standards

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is amending the current energy conservation standards for conventional cooking products. 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 has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice extending the comment period regarding the notice of proposed rulemaking concerning energy efficiency standards for convectional ovens (July 23, 2015). The comment period is extended until September 9, 2015.

DOE has published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding energy efficiency standards for convectional ovens 80 FR 33030 (June 10, 2015). DOE will host a public meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in Washington, DC

DOE published a request for information and notice of document availability regarding energy conservation standards for residential conventional cooking products. 79 FR 8337 (February 12, 2014).

Public Meeting Information

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

Comments are due September 9, 2015.

Any comments submitted must identify the NOPR for Energy Conservation Standards for residential conventional cooking products, and provide docket number EE-2014–BT–STD–0005 and/or regulatory information number (RIN) number 1904-AD15. Comments may be submitted using any of the following methods: 

1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. 

2. E-mail: ConventionalCookingProducts2014STD0005@ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number and/or RIN in the subject line of the message.

3. Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, 20585-0121. If possible, please submit all items on a CD. It is not necessary to include printed copies.

4. Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, 950 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Suite 600, Washington, DC, 20024. Telephone: (202) 586-2945. If possible, please submit all items on a CD, in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies.

Milestones and Documents

The residential conventional cooking products energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE-2014-BT-STD-0005 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

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Related Rulemakings

DOE published a final rule amending the cooking products test procedures in 10 CFR 430, subpart B, appendix I, to provide methods for measuring the standby mode and off mode energy consumption. 77 FR 65942 (October 31, 2012). For more information, please see the rulemaking page.

DOE also published a notice of proposed rulemaking, in which it proposed amendments to the cooking products test procedure to allow for testing the active mode energy consumption of induction cooking products. 78 FR 6232 (January 30, 2013). For more information, please see the rulemaking page.

Statutory Authority

EPCA requires that, not later than 6 years after the issuance of a final rule establishing or amending a standard, DOE publish a NOPR proposing new standards or a notice of determination that the existing standards do not need to be amended. (42 U.S.C. 6295(m)(1))

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email: