Rulemaking for Commercial and Industrial Pumps Energy Conservation Standards

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has set new 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. 


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


Recent Updates

DOE has published a Federal Register final rule pertaining to energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial pumps. 81 FR 4368 (January 26, 2016).


Public Meeting Information

There are no public meetings scheduled at this time. 

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment: Energy Conservation Standards for Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps, (RIN) 1904-AD52, Docket No. 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.



The comment period is closed. 

Any comments submitted must identify Energy Conservation Standards for Pumps, (RIN) 1904-AC54, Docket No. EREE-2011–BT–STD–0031. 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




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
  • Compliance on or before January 27, 2020.

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