Rulemaking for Residential Furnaces Energy Conservation Standards
The Department of Energy (DOE) is in the process of amending energy conservation standards for residential furnaces.
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DOE has published a Federal Register notice reopening the comment period regarding the Notice of Data Availability (NODA) concerning residential furnaces. 80 FR 64370 (October 23, 2015). The comment period was reopened until November 6, 2015.
There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.
The residential furnaces energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE-2014-BT-STD-0031 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
Notice of Data Availability
Notice Reopening the Comment Period
DOE is conducting a rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for residential boilers. For more information, please see the rulemaking webpage.
DOE is conducting a rulemaking regarding active mode test procedures for residential furnaces and boilers. For more information, please see the rulemaking webpage.
Title III, Part B of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA or the Act), Public Law 94–163 (42 U.S.C. 6291–6309, as codified) sets forth a variety of provisions designed to improve energy efficiency and established the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles, a program covering most major household appliances (collectively referred to as "covered products"). These include the types of residential furnaces that are the subject of this rulemaking. (42 U.S.C. 6292(a)(5))
For more information related to this rulemaking, please email: