Rulemaking for Manufactured Housing Energy Conservation Standard

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The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office is coordinating strategies and activities with companies, individuals, and government entities to regulate manufactured housing.

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

Recent Updates

DOE published a notice regarding the ASRAC Manufactured Housing Working Group extension of term; and public meetings. 79 FR 59154(October 1, 2014). The additional public meeting dates are listed below.

DOE published a notice of public meetings concerning the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) - Manufactured Housing Working Group. 79 FR 48097 (August 15, 2014)

DOE published a notice of membership for the Manufactured Housing Working Group. 79 FR 41456 (July 16, 2014). The Manufactured Housing Working Group is created per the request of the Appliance Standards Federal Regulatory Advisory Committee (ASRAC). 

Public Meeting Information

DOE will hold a two-day, open meeting on: October 23; 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. (MDT) and October 24; 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. (MDT), at the U.S. Department of Energy Golden Field Office, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO 80401. 

To attend, please notify Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586–2945 or via email at Brenda.Edwards@ee.doe.gov.  

Please see the Public Participation section for details related to advanced security screening procedures for foreign nationals, submitting prepared general statements, passes for laptops, and the conduct of the public meeting.

The meetings will also be broadcast as a webinar. To register for the webinars and receive call-in information, please register: 

Thu, Oct 23, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM MDT

Fri, Oct 24, 2014   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM MDT

Submitting Public Comments

Written comments are welcome from all interested parties during the course of the negotiations. Any comments submitted must identify the Manufactured Housing Working Group, and provide docket number EERE-2009-BT-BC-0021. Comments may be submitted using any of the following methods:

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

2. Email: asrac@ee.doe.gov. Include docket number EERE-2009-BT-BC-0021 in the subject line of the message.

3. Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. If possible, please submit all items on a compact disc (CD), in which case 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.

No telefacsimilies (faxes) will be accepted.

The comment deadline is October 30, 2014.

Milestones and Documents

The manufactured housing energy conservation standard rulemaking docket EERE-2009-BT-BC-0021 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 Intent
  • Notice of Intent, Federal Register, 79 FR 33873 (June 13, 2014)
  • Comment deadline: closed
Notice of Membership
Notice of Public Meeting

Notice to Extend Term

Related Rulemakings

There are no related rulemakings.

Statutory Authority

Section 413 of EISA requires that DOE establish by regulation standards for energy efficiency in manufactured housing. See 42 U.S.C. 17071(a)(1). DOE is directed to base the energy efficiency standards on the most recent version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), except where DOE finds that the IECC is not cost effective, or a more stringent standard would be more cost effective, based on the impact of the IECC on the purchase price of manufactured housing and on total life-cycle construction and operating costs. See 42 U.S.C. 17071(b)(1).

Contact Information

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