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Rulemaking for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Energy Conservation Standards

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is considering amending energy conservation standards for commercial refrigeration equipment (CRE) as required by 42 U.S.C. 6313(5)(A). The products covered include self-contained and remote condensing commercial ice-cream freezers, commercial refrigerators, commercial freezers, and commercial refrigerator-freezers with and without doors; and self-contained commercial refrigerators with transparent doors designed for pull-down temperature applications.

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

Recent Updates

DOE published a final rule regarding energy conservation standards for commercial refrigeration equipment. 79 FR 17725 (March 28, 2014).

Public Meeting Information

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The commercial refrigeration equipment energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE–2010–BT–STD–0003 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.

Preliminary Analysis
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule

*After a regulatory action has been completed, Executive Order 12866 requires agencies to identify the substantive changes between the draft submitted to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review and the action subsequently announced, and to identify those changes made at the suggestion or recommendation of OIRA.

Related Rulemakings

There are no related rulemakings.

Statutory Authority

Part A of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA) (42 U.S.C. 6291–6309) established the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles, a program covering most major household appliances. Part A–1 of Title III (42 U.S.C. 6311–6317) establishes a similar program for ‘‘Certain Industrial Equipment,’’ which includes commercial refrigeration equipment.

Amendments to EPCA in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005) prescribed energy conservation standards for some commercial refrigeration equipment without doors (42 U.S.C. 6313(c)(2)–(3); and remote condensing commercial refrigerators, freezers, and refrigerator-freezers. (42 U.S.C. 6313(c)(4)(A))

Contact Information

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