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Rulemaking for Automatic Commercial Ice Makers Energy Conservation Standard

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has completed the recent rulemaking to amend its energy conservation standards for automatic commercial ice makers. This rulemaking was undertaken to satisfy the requirement that DOE publish the final rule by January 1, 2015, as mandated by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA).

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 energy conservation standards for automatic commercial ice makers. 80 FR 4645 (January 28, 2015)

The new standards issued today (General Service Fluorescent Lamps and Automatic Commercial Ice Makers) are the ninth and tenth standards to be finalized in 2014. Altogether, the ten standards finalized this year will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 435 million metric tons and save American families and businesses $78 billion in electricity bills through 2030.

Public Meeting Information

No public meetings are scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The automatic commercial ice makers energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE-2010-BT-STD-0037 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.

Preliminary Analysis
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Notice of Public Meeting
Notice of Data Availability
Final Rule

  • January 2018

*After a regulatory action has been completed, Executive Order 12866 requires agencies to identify the substantive changes between the draft submitted to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review and the action subsequently announced, and to identify those changes made at the suggestion or recommendation of OIRA.

Related Rulemakings

There are no related rulemakings.

Statutory Authority

The EPACT 2005 amendments to EPCA require DOE to conduct two cycles of rulemakings to determine whether to amend the standards for automatic commercial ice makers—both those prescribed by EPACT 2005 and those prescribed by DOE. (42 U.S.C. 6313(d)) In the first cycle, the subject of this rulemaking, DOE must publish a final rule establishing such amended standards by January 1, 2015, if DOE determines to amend the standards. (42 U.S.C. 6313(d)(3)(A))

Contact Information

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