DOE published a Federal Register notice of intent to seek nominations on the formation of a Working Group for negotiating commercial fan and blower proposed energy conservation standards. As part of this notice, DOE is also announcing the first meeting of the commercial fans and blowers Working Group. 80 FR 17359 (April 1, 2015). Nominations are due April 15, 2015. Please submit nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public meetings for the fans and blowers working group will be held Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Washington, DC.
DOE published a Federal Register notice of comment period extension for the notice of data availability regarding energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial fans and blowers. 80 FR 1477 (January 12, 2015).
DOE will hold the first meeting for the Fans and Blowers Working Group on Wednesday, May 6, and Thursday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Washington, DC at the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8E-089, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585. To attend, please notify email@example.com.
Persons can attend the public meeting via webinar. Please reguster here for May 6 and May 7, 2015.
The commercial and industrial fans and blowers energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE-2013-BT-STD-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.
|Notice of Proposed Determination
- Notice of Proposed Determination, Federal Register, 76 FR 37678 (June 28, 2011)
- Notice of Public Meeting and Availability of the Framework Document, Federal Register, 78 FR 7306 (February 1, 2013)
- Framework Document
- Public Meeting scheduled February 21, 2013
- Public Meeting Agenda
- Public Meeting Presentation
- Public Meeting Transcript
- Extension of Public Comment Period, Federal Register, 78 FR 12251 (February 22, 2013)
- Extension of Public Comment Period, Federal Register, 78 FR 26544 (May 7, 2013)
- Comment deadline: closed
|Notice of Data Availability
|Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended. Part A-1 of Title III of EPCA (42 U.S.C. 6311-6317) establishes the "Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment,” which covers certain commercial and industrial equipment (referred to as "covered equipment").
EPCA specifies a list of equipment that constitutes covered commercial and industrial equipment. (42 U.S.C. 6311(1)(A)-(G)) The list includes 7 types of equipment and a catchall provision for other types of industrial equipment classified as covered the Secretary of Energy (Secretary). EPCA also specifies the types of equipment that can be classified as covered in addition to the listed equipment, and the criteria that must be met. This equipment includes fans and blowers. (42 U.S.C. 6311(2)(A) and (B))
To classify equipment as covered commercial or industrial equipment, the Secretary must determine that classifying the equipment as covered equipment is necessary for the purposes of Part A-1 of EPCA. (42 U.S.C. 6312(b))