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Rulemaking for Commercial Packaged Boilers Test Procedures

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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.

Recent Updates | Public Meeting Information | Submitting Public Comments | Milestones and Documents | Related Rulemakings | Statutory Authority | Contact Information

Recent Updates

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.

Public Meeting Information

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

The meeting will also be broadcast as a webinar. Register here to participate in the webinar

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period closes 75 days after publication in the Federal Register

Interested parties are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at  Interested parties may submit comments by any of the following methods:

Federal eRulemaking Portal:  Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

E-mail:  Include docket number EERE-2014-BT-TP-0006 and/or regulation identifier number (RIN) 1904-AD16 in the subject line of the message.  Submit electronic comments in WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, PDF, or ASCII file format, and avoid the use of special characters or any form of encryption.

Postal Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE-5B, Test Procedure for Commercial and Industrial Packaged Boilers, Docket No.EERE-2014-BT-TP-0006 and/or RIN 1904-AD16, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. If possible, please submit all items on a compact disc (CD), in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies. 

Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, 950 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20024.  Telephone: (202) 586-2945.  If possible, please submit all items on a CD, in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies.

Milestones and Documents

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.

Request for Information

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, pre-publication, Federal Register (February 22, 2016)
  • Comment Deadline:  75 days after publication in the Federal Register.

Related Rulemakings

DOE is conducting a rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for commercial packaged boilers. For more information, please see the rulemaking page.

Statutory Authority

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))

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email: