Rulemaking for Commercial Packaged Boilers Test Procedures
DOE is initiating a rulemaking and data collection process to consider amendments to DOE's test procedure for commercial packaged boilers. This rulemaking is intended to fulfill DOE's statutory obligation to review its test procedures for covered products at least once every seven years.
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DOE has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking and public meeting pertaining to test procedures for commercial packaged boilers (February 22, 2016). DOE will hold a public meeting on April 4, 2016 in Washington, DC.
DOE will hold a public meeting on Monday, April 4, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at DOE's, Forrestal Building, Room 6E-069, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585. To attend, please notify Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586-2945 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The meeting will also be broadcast as a webinar. Register here to participate in the webinar.
The commercial packaged boilers test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2014-BT-TP-0006 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.
DOE is conducting a rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for commercial packaged boilers. For more information, please see the rulemaking page.
The Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT 1992), Public Law 102-486, amended the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) to add commercial packaged boilers as a type of covered equipment. (42 U.S.C. 6311(1)) The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007), Public Law 110-140, further revised EPCA to require DOE to update its test method each time the relevant industry test procedure is modified (42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(4)(B)) and to evaluate its test procedure for each covered class once every seven years. (42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(1)(A))
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