DOE published a Federal Register notice reopening the comment period for residential dishwashers 80 FR 9399 (February 23, 2015). The comment deadline is March 25, 2015.
DOE published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking and availability of the technical support document regarding energy conservation standards for residential dishwashers. 79 FR 76142 (December 19, 2014)
DOE held a public meeting on February 5, 2015.
The residential dishwasher energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE-2014-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.
In a direct final rule published in the Federal Register on May 30, 2012, DOE prescribed the current energy conservation standards for residential dishwashers manufactured on or after May 30, 2013. 77 FR 31918. EPCA requires that, not later than 6 years after the issuance of a final rule establishing or amending a standard, DOE publish a notice of proposed rulemaking proposing new standards or a notice of determination that the existing standards do not need to be amended. (42 U.S.C. 6295(m)(1))