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Rulemaking for Commercial and Industrial Pumps Energy Conservation Standards

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is considering developing test procedures, labels, and energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial pumps. Pumps exist in numerous applications, including agriculture, oil and gas production, water and wastewater, manufacturing, mining, and commercial building systems. There are currently no federal standards or test procedures for commercial and industrial pumps.


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 of intent to establish a working group to negotiate proposed energy efficiency standards regarding dedicated-purpose pool pumps. (August 19, 2015). This notice also solicits membership nominations to the working group and announces the working groups first open meeting. Nominations are due 14 days after publication in the Federal Register. Please send full nomination packages (cover letter and resume) to asrac@ee.doe.gov.

DOE has published a Federal Register notice reopening the comment period regarding the request for information for pool pumps. 80 FR 38032 (July 3, 2015). The comment period is reopened until August 17, 2015. 


Public Meeting Information

DOE will host a public meeting and webinar in at DOE's Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Ave S.W. Washington, DC. 

  • September 30, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m in Room IE-245 
  • October 1, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Room 8E-089
To attend the public meetings please email asrac@ee.doe.gov.

Register for the webinar here

Submitting Public Comments

Nominations are due 14 days after publication in the Federal Register.

Any comments submitted must identify the Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment: Energy Conservation Standards for Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps, (RIN) 1904-AD52, EERE-2015-BT-STD-0008. Comments may be submitted using any of the following methods:

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

2. 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 CD. It is not necessary to include printed copies. 

3. 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.


Any comments submitted must identify the NOPR for Energy Conservation Standards for Pumps, and provide docket number EE-2011–BT–STD–0031 and/or regulatory information number (RIN) 1904-AC54. 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: Pumps2011STD0031@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 Energy Conservation Standards for Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps rulemaking docket  EERE-2015-BT-STD-0008 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents. 

Notice of Intent
  • Notice of Intent, pre-publication, Federal Register, (August 19, 2015)
  • Nominations are due 14 days after publication in the Federal Register.

The Energy Conservation Standards Commercial and Industrial Pumps rulemaking docket EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031 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
Framework
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule
Compliance

Related Rulemakings

There are no related rulemakings.



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 (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))

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email:

pumps@ee.doe.gov