DOE has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for residential furnaces and boilers. (February 13, 2015)
DOE has issued a Request for Information (RFI) regarding test procedures for residential furnaces and boilers. 78 FR 675 (January 4, 2013).
DOE will hold a public meeting on Thursday March 26, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., in Washington, DC. The public meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8E-089, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585. To attend, please notify Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586–2945. Persons may also attend the public meeting via webinar. To register for the webinar, please click here.
The residential furnaces and boilers test procedures rulemaking docket EERE-2012-BT-TP-0024 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.
|Request For Information
|Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
- Pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking (February 13, 2015)
- Public Meeting: 03/26/15
- Comment Deadline: 75 days after date of publication in the Federal Register
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) amended EPCA to require that at least once every seven years, DOE must review test procedures for all covered products and either amend the test procedures (if the Secretary determines that amended test procedures would more accurately or fully comply with the requirements of 42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3)) or publish notice in the Federal Register of any determination not to amend a test procedure. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(1)(A)) Under this requirement, DOE must review the test procedures for the various types of residential furnace and boiler products not later than December 19, 2014 (i.e., 7 years after the enactment of EISA 2007).
In addition to the test procedure review provision discussed above, EISA 2007 also amended EPCA to require DOE to amend its test procedures for all covered products to include measurement of standby mode and off mode energy consumption. (42 U.S.C. 6295(gg)(2)(A)).