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Rulemaking for Residential Dishwashers, Dehumidifiers, and Conventional Cooking Products Standby Mode and Off Mode Test Procedure

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is amending its test procedures for residential dishwashers, dehumidifiers, and conventional cooking products (kitchen ranges and ovens) to provide for measurement of standby mode and off mode energy use by these products. This activity is mandated by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA).

This rulemaking is related to the residential dishwashers and residential dehumidifiers standard and test procedure.


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


Recent Updates

DOE published a final rule for test procedures for residential dishwashers, dehumidifiers, and conventional cooking products. 77 FR 65942 (October 31, 2012).


Public Meeting Information

A public meeting was held on December 17, 2010.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The residential dishwashers, dehumidifiers, and conventional cooking products test procedures rulemaking docket EERE–2010–BT–TP–0039 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
Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule
  • Final Rule, Federal Register, 77 FR 65942 (October 31, 2012)
Compliance
  • Amendments to Appendix I for cooking products take effect December 17, 2012. The new test procedures for dishwashers and dehumidifiers will be required for compliance with amended standards that account for these new test procedures.

Related Rulemakings

DOE is conducting a standards rulemaking for residential dehumidifiers.



Statutory Authority

EPCA sets forth the criteria and procedures DOE must follow when prescribing or amending test procedures for covered products. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3)) The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 amended EPCA to require DOE to amend the test procedures for covered products to address standby mode and off mode energy consumption. (42 U.S.C. 6295(gg)(2))

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email:

dishwashers@ee.doe.gov