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Rulemaking for Commercial Packaged Boilers Test Procedures

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DOE is initiating a rulemaking and data collection process to consider amendments to DOE's test procedure for commercial packaged boilers. This rulemaking is intended to fulfill DOE's statutory obligation to review its test procedures for covered products at least once every seven years.


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 test procedures for commercial packaged boilers. 79 FR 9643 (February 20, 2014).


Public Meeting Information

No public meeting is scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The public comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The commercial packaged boilers test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2014-BT-TP-0006 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 Technical Support Document
  • Preliminary Technical Support Document
  • Pre-publication Notice of Public Meeting (November 13, 2014)
  • Comment Deadline: 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.

Related Rulemakings

DOE is conducting a rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for commercial packaged boilers. For more information, please see the rulemaking page.



Statutory Authority

The Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT 1992), Public Law 102-486, amended the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) to add commercial packaged boilers as a type of covered equipment. (42 U.S.C. 6311(1)) The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007), Public Law 110-140, further revised EPCA to require DOE to update its test method each time the relevant industry test procedure is modified (42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(4)(B)) and to evaluate its test procedure for each covered class once every seven years. (42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(1)(A))

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email:

commercial_packaged_boilers@ee.doe.gov