Commercial and Industrial Pumps

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Pumps are used in agriculture, oil and gas production, water and wastewater, manufacturing, mining, and commercial building systems. 

The Department of Energy (DOE) will conduct an analysis of the energy use, emissions, costs, and benefits associated with this equipment during the commercial and industrial pumps energy conservation standards rulemaking.


Recent Updates | Standards | Test Procedures | Waiver, Exception, and Exemption Information | Statutory Authority | Historical Information | Contact Information


Recent Updates

DOE has published a Federal Register notice of correction and final rule pertaining to test procedures for pumps. 81 FR 15426 (March 23, 2016). For more information please see the rulemaking webpage.

DOE has published a Federal Register notice of open meetings regarding the dedicated-purpose pool pumps working group 81 FR 10153 (February 29, 2016).  For more information please see the rulemaking webpage.

DOE has published a Federal Register final rule pertaining to energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial pumps. 81 FR 4368 (January 26, 2016). For more information please see the rulemaking webpage.

DOE has published Federal Register final rule pertaining to a test procedure for commercial and industrial pumps. 81 FR 4086 (January 25, 2016). For more information please see the rulemaking webpage.


Standards for Commercial and Industrial Pumps

The Department of Energy (DOE) has set new standards for commercial and industrial pumps.

Test Procedure for Commercial and Industrial Pumps

The Department of Energy (DOE) has set new test procedures for commercial and industrial pumps.

Waivers, Exceptions, and Exemptions

Waivers

Test procedure waivers have not been issued for commercial and industrial pumps.

For information about obtaining test procedure waivers, see 10 CFR 431 subpart V.

Exceptions

DOE's Office of Hearings and Appeals has not authorized exception relief for commercial and industrial pumps. For information about obtaining exception relief, see 10 CFR part 1003.

State Exemptions to Federal Preemption

DOE has not exempted any states from this energy conservation standard. States may petition DOE to exempt a state regulation from preemption by the federal energy conservation standard. States may also petition DOE to withdraw such exemptions. For details, see 10 CFR 431 subpart W.

Statutory Authority

Energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial pumps are authorized by Part A–1, "Certain Industrial Equipment," of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended. (42 U.S.C. 6311–6317) Pumps are listed as covered equipment under this part. (42 U.S.C. 6311(1)(A))

Historical Information

DOE is currently conducting an energy conservation standards rulemaking for commercial and industrial pumps.

Helpful Links and Contact Information

Helpful Links

For software tools, training, and publications to help you make your pump system more energy efficient, visit the Advanced Manufacturing Office webpage.

To find tips and guidance for making your home, workplace, or vehicle more energy efficient, visit EnergySavers.gov.

Contact information

For more information related to the regulation of this product, please email:


pumps@ee.doe.gov