Rulemaking for Consumer Dehumidifiers Energy Conservation Standards
The Department of Energy (DOE) is considering whether to amend its energy conservation standards for residential dehumidifiers. This activity is mandated by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA).
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DOE has published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding proposed energy efficiency standards for dehumidifiers. 80 FR 31646 (June 3, 2015). DOE will host public meeting is scheduled for July 7, 2015.
DOE published a notice of public meeting and availability of the preliminary technical support document regarding energy conservation standards for dehumidifiers. 79 FR 29380 (May 22, 2014).
DOE will host a public meeting Tuesday, July 7, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at at the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8E-089, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585.
If you plan to attend the public meeting, please notify Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586-2945 or Brenda.Edwards@ee.doe.gov.
To participate in the webinar portion of the public meeting, please register here.
The residential dehumidifiers energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE-2012-BT-STD-0027 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
DOE is conducting a test procedure rulemaking for residential dehumidifiers and recently published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for dehumidifiers. 79 FR 29271 (May 21, 2014). For more information, please see the rulemaking webpage.
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) amended EPCA to prescribe energy conservation standards for residential dehumidifiers manufactured on or after October 1, 2012. DOE codified the EISA 2007 standards at 10 CFR 430.32(v)(2). 74 FR 12058 (March 23, 2009). During this rulemaking, DOE will determine whether to further amend the energy conservation standards for residential dehumidifiers. (42 U.S.C. 6295(cc))
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