Rulemaking for Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Standards
The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a final rule amending energy conservation standards for packaged terminal air conditioners (PTACs) and packaged terminal heat pumps (PTHPs) as required by 42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C). The products covered include standard and non-standard size PTACs and PTHPs.
This rulemaking is related to the packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps standards.
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DOE has published a final rule and correction regarding energy conservation standards for packaged terminal air conditioners and packaged terminal heat pumps 80 FR 56894 (September 21, 2015).
DOE has published a final rule regarding energy conservation standards for packaged terminal air conditioners and packaged terminal heat pumps 80 FR 43162 (July 21, 2015).
DOE published a notice of proposed rulemaking and public meeting regarding energy conservation standards for packaged terminal air conditioners and packaged terminal heat pumps.79 FR 55538 (September 16, 2014).
There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.
The packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE–2012–BT–STD–0029 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.
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- Compliance with the amended standards established for standard-sized PTACs in this final rule is required on January 1, 2017.
*After a regulatory action has been completed, Executive Order 12866 requires agencies to identify the substantive changes between the draft submitted to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review and the action subsequently announced, and to identify those changes made at the suggestion or recommendation of OIRA.
DOE is also conducting a test procedure rulemaking for PTACs and PTHPs.
Part A of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA) (42 U.S.C. 6291–6309) established the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles, a program covering most major household appliances. Part A–1 of Title III (42 U.S.C. 6311–6317) establishes a similar program for "Certain Industrial Equipment," which includes PTACs and PTHPs.
Amendments to EPCA in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) mandates that not later than six years after the issuance of a final rule amending a standard for equipment, DOE must either publish a notice of determination that higher standards for such equipment are not needed or a notice of proposed rulemaking proposing amended standards that are technologically feasible and economically justified. (42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C)(i))
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