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Rulemaking for Manufactured Housing Energy Conservation Standard

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The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office is coordinating strategies and activities with companies, individuals, and government entities to regulate manufactured housing.

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 draft environmental assessment for notice of proposed rulemaking pertaining to "Energy Conservation Standards for Manufactured Housing" with request for information. 81 FR 42576 (June 30, 2016).

DOE has a published Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking pertaining to energy efficiency for manufactured housing. 81 FR 39756 (June 17, 2016). DOE will host a public meeting on July 13, 2016.

Public Meeting Information

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time. 

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Any comments submitted must identify the notice title, docket number EE-2009-BT-BC-0021, and/or the regulatory identifier number (RIN) 1904-AC11.  Comments may be submitted using any of the following methods:

1. Federal eRulemaking Portal:  Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

2. Email:  Include docket number EE-2009-BT-BC-0021 and/or RIN 1904-AC11 in the subject line of the message.

3. Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program Mailstop EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC, 20585-0121. 

4. Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Suite 600, 950 L’Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, DC 20024.  Telephone: (202) 586-2945. 

Milestones and Documents

The manufactured housing energy conservation standard rulemaking docket EERE-2009-BT-BC-0021 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 Intent
  • Notice of Intent, Federal Register, 79 FR 33873 (June 13, 2014)
  • Comment deadline: closed
Notice of Membership
Notice of Public Meeting

Request for Information

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Related Rulemakings

There are no related rulemakings.

Statutory Authority

Section 413 of EISA requires that DOE establish by regulation standards for energy efficiency in manufactured housing. See 42 U.S.C. 17071(a)(1). DOE is directed to base the energy efficiency standards on the most recent version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), except where DOE finds that the IECC is not cost effective, or a more stringent standard would be more cost effective, based on the impact of the IECC on the purchase price of manufactured housing and on total life-cycle construction and operating costs. See 42 U.S.C. 17071(b)(1).

Contact Information

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