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Rulemaking for Residential Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Test Procedure

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is conducting a rulemaking to revise the test procedures for residential central air conditioners and heat pumps.


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


Recent Updates

DOE published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for residential central air conditioners and heat pumps. 76 FR 65616 (October 24, 2011).


Public Meeting Information

No public meeting is scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The residential central air conditioners and heat pumps test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2009-BT-TP-0004 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
Final Rule
Compliance

Related Rulemakings

DOE is conducting a rulemaking to address enforcement of regional standards for residential central air conditioners and heat pumps and published a notice of data availability on December 7, 2011 (76 FR 76328).



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:

central_air_conditioners_and_heat_pumps@ee.doe.gov