Rulemaking for Residential Furnace Fans Energy Conservation Standards
The Department of Energy (DOE) has developed energy conservation standards 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 energery conservation standards for residential furnace fans. 79 FR 38129 (July 3, 2014)
There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.
The residential furnace fans rulemaking docket EERE-2010-BT-STD-0011 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
*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.
DOE is also conducting a residential furnace fans test procedure 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))
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