Rulemaking for Residential Furnace Fans Test Procedure
The Department of Energy (DOE) is considering developing test procedures for residential furnace fans. This rulemaking is mandated by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA).
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DOE published a final rule regarding a technical correction to test procedures for residential furnace fans. 79 FR 37937 (July 3, 2014)
There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.
The residential furnace fans test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2010-BT-TP-0010 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 Rulemaking
|Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
DOE is also conducting a residential furnace fans energy conservation standards rulemaking.
The current energy conservation standards for residential furnace fans are mandated by Part A, the "Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles" of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended. (42 U.S.C. § 6291–6309) These appliances are treated as covered products under Part A. (42 U.S.C. 6295(f)(4)(D)) EPCA directs the Department to establish test procedures in conjunction with new or amended energy conservation standards, including furnace fans. (42 U.S.C. 6295(o)(3)(A))
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