DOE has issued a pre-publication Federal Register direct final rule regarding energy conservation standards for small, large, and very large air-cooled commercial package air conditioning, heating equipment, and commercial warm air furnaces. (December 17, 2015).
In addition, as required by law when issuing a direct final
rule, DOE has also issued a pre-publication supplemental notice of proposed
rulemaking (SNOPR). DOE is proposing to amend the energy conservation standards
for both small, large, and very large air-cooled commercial package air
conditioning, heating equipment, and commercial warm air furnaces identical to
those set forth in a direct final rule published elsewhere in this Federal
Register. (December 17, 2015)
There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.
The commercial warm air furnaces energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE-2013-BT-STD-0021 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
|Direct Final Rule
|Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
The American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act (AEMTCA), Pub. L. 112-210, amended EPCA to mandate that DOE consider amending the standards for any covered equipment for which more than 6 years has elapsed since the issuance of the most recent final rule establishing or amending a standard for that type of equipment as of the date of AEMTCA's enactment (i.e., December 18, 2012). (42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C)(vi)) Thus, DOE must issue either a notice of determination that the current standards do not need to be amended or a notice of proposed rulemaking containing proposed standards by December 31, 2013. (42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C)(i) and (vi)).