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Rulemaking for Residential Boilers Energy Conservation Standards

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has amended energy conservation standards for residential boilers.

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 correction to the final rule pertaining to energy conservation standards for residential boilers. 81 FR 4574 (January 27, 2016).

DOE has published Federal Register final rule pertaining to energy conservation standards for residential boilers 81 FR 2320 (January 15, 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 residential boilers energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE–2012–BT–STD–0047 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 Data Availability
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule
  • Compliance is require on and after January 15, 2021.

Related Rulemakings

DOE is conducting a rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for residential furnaces. For more information, please see the rulemaking webpage.

DOE is conducting a rulemaking regarding active mode test procedures for residential furnaces and boilers. For more information, please see the rulemaking webpage.

Statutory Authority

Title III, Part B of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA or the Act), Public Law 94–163 (42 U.S.C. 6291–6309, as codified) sets forth a variety of provisions designed to improve energy efficiency and established the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles, a program covering most major household appliances (collectively referred to as "covered products"). These include the types of residential boilers that are the subject of this rulemaking. (42 U.S.C. 6292(a)(5))

Contact Information

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