Rulemaking for Residential Furnaces and Boilers Standby and Off Mode Test Procedures
The Department of Energy (DOE) is amending the test procedures for residential furnaces and boilers. The amendments would incorporate IEC Standard 62301 (Second Edition 2011). This activity is mandated by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA).
This rulemaking is related to the residential furnaces and boilers standard and test procedure.
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DOE published a rule for test procedures for residential furnaces and boilers (standby and off mode). 77 FR 76831 (December 31, 2012).
DOE published a notice of public meeting regarding test procedures for residential furnaces and boilers. 76 FR 56339 (September 13, 2011)
A public meeting was held on October 3, 2011.
The residential furnaces and boilers test procedures rulemaking docket EERE-2011-BT-TP-0007 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.
There are no related rulemakings.
EPCA establishes an energy conservation program for consumer products other than automobiles. (42 U.S.C. 6291-6309), including residential furnaces and boilers. (42 U.S.C. 6292 (a)(5)) The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 amended EPCA to require DOE to amend the test procedures for all covered products to include measures of standby-mode and off-mode energy consumption. (42 U.S.C. 6295(gg))
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