Rulemaking for Hearth Products Energy Conservation Standards
The Department of Energy (DOE) has initiated a rulemaking and data collection process to develop a potential energy conservation standard for hearth products.
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DOE has published a Federal Register notice to extend the comment period concerning the proposed rule for hearth products. The comment period is extended until May 11, 2015. 80 FR 19569 (April 13, 2015)
DOE published a Federal Register notice correcting the public meeting date for hearth products. 80 FR 9399 (February 23, 2015). DOE will host a public meeting Monday, March 23, 2015.
DOE published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) regarding energy conservation standards for hearth products. 80 FR 7081 (February 9, 2015)
A public meeting regarding DOE’s proposed energy conservation standards for hearth products is scheduled for March 23, 2015. The public meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8E-089, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. To attend, please notify Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586-2945. Please note that foreign nationals visiting DOE Headquarters are subject to advance security screening procedures. Any foreign national wishing to participate in the meeting should advise DOE as soon as possible by contacting Ms. Edwards at the phone number above to initiate the necessary procedures. Please also note that any person wishing to bring a laptop computer or tablet into the Forrestal Building will be required to obtain a property pass. Visitors should avoid bringing laptops, or allow an extra 45 minutes. Persons may also attend the public meeting via webinar. To register for the webinar, please click here.
The hearth products docket EERE-2014-BT-STD-0036 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 Proposed Rulemaking, Federal Register, 80 FR 7081 (February 9, 2015)
- Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Correction, Federal Register, 80 FR 9399 (February 23, 2015)
- Comment Period Extension, Federal Register, 80 FR 19569 (April 13, 2015)
- Public Meeting Date: 03/23/2015
- Comment deadline: 05/11/2015
- Technical Support Document
- Government Regulatory Impact Model (GRIM)
- 2014 Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association: Hearth Industry Unit Shipment
- Hearth Products LCC Input
- Life-Cycle Cost and Payback Period Analysis
- National Impact Analysis (NIA)
- NIA Plus
- OIRA Compare Document
DOE also published a Notice of Proposed Determination regarding coverage of hearth products on December 31, 2013. For more information, visit the determination rulemaking page.
EPCA sets forth various provisions designed to improve energy efficiency. Part A of Title III of EPCA (42 U.S.C. 6291–6309) established the "Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles," which covers consumer products and certain commercial products (hereafter referred to as "covered products").
In addition to specifying a list of covered residential and commercial products, EPCA contains provisions that enable the Secretary of Energy to classify additional types of consumer products as covered products.
For the Secretary to prescribe an energy conservation standard pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 6295(o) and (p) for covered products added pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 6292(b)(1) , he must also determine that the products meeting certain additional criteria.
DOE has tentatively determined that hearth products satisfy the provisions of 42 U.S.C. 6295(l)(1) during the course of this energy conservation standards rulemaking.
For more information related to this rulemaking, please email: