Rulemaking for Residential Dehumidifiers Energy Conservation Standards

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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).

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

Recent Updates

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).

Public Meeting Information

DOE held a public meeting on June 13, 2014.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

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.

Preliminary Analysis
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule

Related Rulemakings

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.

Statutory Authority

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))

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email: