Rulemaking for Dehumidifier Test Procedures

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This test procedure rulemaking for dehumidifiers would amend the test procedure in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix X (appendix X), and would establish a new test procedure in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix X1 (appendix X1). The proposed amendments to appendix X would add clarifications for equipment setup during testing, and would correct the calculations for active mode energy use and integrated energy factor. The proposed appendix X1 would specify testing at a lower ambient temperature, add a measure of fan-only mode energy consumption, and include testing methodology for whole-home dehumidifiers. Additionally, the test procedure rulemaking would clarify the definitions of covered products, amend the certification requirements, add verification instructions for the capacity measurement, and make editorial corrections.

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 notice of final rule concerning test procedures for dehumidifiers. 80 FR 45802 (July 31, 2015).

DOE has published a Federal Register supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for dehumidifiers. 80 FR 5994 (February 4, 2015). 

Public Meeting Information

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time. 

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed. 

Milestones and Documents

The dehumidifier test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2014-BT-TP-0010 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 Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule
  • Final Rule, Federal Register, 79 FR 7366 (February 7, 2014)
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Final Rule

  • Final RuleFederal Register, 80 FR 45802 (July 31, 2015)

Related Rulemakings

The test procedure in appendix X was established in a final rule for test procedures for dehumidifiers. 79 FR 7366 (February 7, 2014).

DOE is also conducting a rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for dehumidifiers. For more information, please see the rulemaking page.

Statutory Authority

EPCA sets forth the criteria and procedures DOE must follow when prescribing or amending test procedures for covered products (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3)).

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email: