Rulemaking for Commercial Prerinse Spray Valves Standard

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is initiating a rulemaking to develop a potential test procedure and energy conservation standard for commercial prerinse spray valves.

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

Recent Updates

DOE has published a Federal Register final rule pertaining to energy conservation standards for commercial prerinse spray valves. 81 FR 4748 (January 27, 2016).

Public Meeting Information

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time. 

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The commercial prerinse spray valves energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE-2014-BT-STD-0027 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

Final Rule


  • The effective date of this rule is March 28, 2016. Compliance with the amended standards is required on and after January 28, 2019.

Related Rulemakings

DOE is also considering a test procedure for commercial prerinse spray valves.

Statutory Authority

The current energy conservation standards for commercial prerinse spray valves are mandated by Part A, the "Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other than Automobiles" of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended. (42 U.S.C. 6291-6309) These products are treated as covered products under Part A. (42 U.S.C. 6295(dd))

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email: