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Rulemaking for Electric Motors Test Procedure

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This test procedure proposes to add definitions for motors that are not currently subject to federal energy conservation standards along with the testing set-up instructions and test procedures necessary to test those motors. This test procedure also proposes to add more explicit set-up instructions as part of DOE's existing test procedures for covered motors that are currently subject to Federal energy conservation standards.


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


Recent Updates

DOE published a final rule regarding test procedures for electric motors. 78 FR 75962 (December 13, 2013).


Public Meeting Information

No public meeting is scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The electric motors test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2012-BT-TP-0043 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
Final Rule
  • Final Rule, Federal Register, 78 FR 75962 (December 13, 2013)

Related Rulemakings

DOE published a final rule regarding test procedures for small electric motors. For more information, please see the small electric motors product page.



Statutory Authority

DOE's authority for the expanded scope of coverage can be found at 42 U.S.C. 6311(2)(B)(xiv).

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email:

medium_electric_motors@ee.doe.gov