DOE published Federal Register notice extending the comment period regarding the notice of proposed rule for energy conservation standards for certain residential furnaces. 80 FR 28851 (May 20, 2015). The public comment period is extended until July 10, 2015.
DOE published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking and public meeting regarding energy conservation standards for certain residential furnaces.80 FR 13119 (March 12, 2015) The public meeting is scheduled for March 27, 2015.
DOE published a notice of public meeting to demonstrate the analytical tools developed by the agency in support of a proposed rule to consider amended energy conservation standards. 79 FR 64517 (October 30, 2014) While DOE demonstrated these analytical tools with the content provided in the residential non-weatherized gas furnace and mobile home gas furnace rulemaking, and entertained questions related to that content, the public meeting did not address any deliberative issues related to that specific docket. Please click here for the presentation and here for the transcript of the meeting.
The residential furnaces energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE-2014-BT-STD-0031 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.
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 furnaces that are the subject of this rulemaking. (42 U.S.C. 6292(a)(5))