Consumer Conventional Cooking Products

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“Cooking products” are consumer products that are used as the major household cooking appliances. They are designed to cook or heat different types of food by one or more of the following sources of heat: gas, electricity, or microwave energy. Each product may consist of a horizontal cooking top containing one or more surface units and/or one or more heating compartments. Residential conventional cooking products include conventional cooking tops and conventional ovens. 10 CFR 430.2

“Conventional cooking top” means a class of cooking products which is a household cooking appliance consisting of a horizontal surface containing one or more surface units which utilize a gas flame, electric resistance heating, or electric inductive heating. “Conventional oven” means a class of cooking products which is a household cooking appliance consisting of one or more compartments intended for the cooking or heating of food by means of either a gas flame or electric resistance heating. It does not include portable or countertop ovens which use electric resistance heating for the cooking or heating of food and are designed for an electrical supply of approximately 120 volts. 10 CFR 430.2

Manufacturers have been required to comply with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) energy conservation standards for residential conventional cooking products since 1990.

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Recent and Ongoing Activities

On August 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NOPR”) to withdraw the test procedure for conventional cooking tops. This NOPR announced that the details of a public meeting would be provided in a subsequent notice published in the Federal Register and stated that public comments will be accepted until October 8, 2019. DOE has now published a Federal Regsiter notice announcing a public meeting and webinar to be held on October 9, 2019. Given the date of the meeting, DOE is extending the public comment period for submitting comments and data on the NOPR by 14 days.

On April 25, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notification of petition from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) to withdraw, and immediately stay the effectiveness of, the conventional cooking top test procedure. DOE has now published a Federal Register notice proposing to withdraw the test procedure for conventional cooking tops established under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA). DOE has tentatively determined that the conventional cooking top test procedure may not accurately represent consumer use for gas cooking tops, may not be repeatable or reproducible for both gas and electric cooking tops, and is overly burdensome to conduct.

DOE has published a Federal Register correction notice pertaining to test procedures for cooking products. 84FR5346 (February 21, 2019).

  • This correction is effective February 21, 2019.

Petition for Rulemaking

DOE has published a Federal Register notice announcing receipt of a petition from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers to withdraw, and immediately stay the effectiveness of, the conventional cooking top test procedure. 83 FR 17944 (April 24, 2018)

The docket EERE-2018-BT-TP-0004 contains all notices, public comments, and supporting documents pertaining to this petition.

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.

Standards

DOE has published a Federal Register notice extending the comment period pertaining to the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking for conventional cooking products 81 FR 67219 (September 30, 2016).

The conventional cooking product energy conservation standard rulemaking docket EERE-2014-BT-STD-0005 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents pertaining to this rulemaking.

Public Meeting Information:

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Request for Information

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

 

Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Notice of Comment Extension
  • Comment Extension,  Federal Register, 81 FR 67219 (September 30, 2016) 
  • Comment Deadline: Closed

*After a regulatory action has been completed, Executive Order 12866 requires agencies to identify the substantive changes between the draft submitted to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review and the action subsequently announced, and to identify those changes made at the suggestion or recommendation of OIRA.

Test Procedure

DOE has published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking pertaining to conventional cooking tops. 84FR39211 (August 9, 2019)

DOE has published a Federal Register correction notice pertaining to test procedures for cooking products. 84FR5346 (February 21, 2019).

DOE has published a notice in the Federal Register reopening the public comment period through a request for information (RFI) regarding test procedures for conventional cooking products. 83FR30370 (June 28, 2018)

DOE has  issued a pre-publication version of the cooking products test procedure correction notice (January 4, 2017).

DOE has published a Federal Register final rule pertaining to test procedures for cooking products. 81 FR 91418 (December 16, 2016).  

DOE has published in the Federal Register a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking concerning test procedures for conventional cooking products. FR 81 57374 (August 22, 2016).

The conventional cooking product test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2012-BT-TP-0013 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents pertaining to this rulemaking.

Public Meeting Information

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule
  • Notice of Final Rule, Federal Register, 81 FR 91418 (December 16, 2016)
  • The effective date of this rule is January 17, 2017


Current Standard

Residential conventional cooking products manufactured and distributed in commerce, as defined by 42 U.S.C. 6291(16), must meet the energy conservation standards specified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 10 CFR 430.32(j)(1) and (2).


Current Test Procedure

Test procedure methods for conventional cooking products are available at 10 CFR 430, Subpart B, Appendix I.


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Compliance

DOE has established regulations on certification, compliance, and enforcement in the CFR at 10 CFR Part 429.  These regulations cover statistical sampling plans, certified ratings, certification reports, record retention, and enforcement.  More information on these regulations is available here.

Waivers

For information on current test procedure waivers, see DOE’s Waivers webpage.

For information about obtaining test procedure waivers, see 10 CFR 430.27.

Exceptions

DOE's Office of Hearings and Appeals has not authorized exception relief for residential conventional cooking products.

For information about obtaining exception relief, see 10 CFR part 1003.

Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions

For information on further guidance and answers to Frequently Asked Questions on all covered products, see DOE’s Further Guidance database.

State Exemptions to Federal Pre-emption

DOE has not exempted any state from this energy conservation standard. States may petition DOE to exempt a state regulation from preemption by the Federal energy conservation standard. States may also petition DOE to withdraw such exemptions. For details, see 10 CFR part 430, subpart D.

Small Business Exemptions

Any manufacturer of a covered product with annual gross revenues that do not exceed $8,000,000 from all its operations and meets certain other conditions may apply for an exemption to the energy conservation standard. For details, see 10 CFR part 430, subpart E.

ENERGY STAR®

DOE supports the testing and verification of ENERGY STAR® products in close collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency.

Find tips and guidance for making your home, workplace, or vehicle more energy efficient visit EnergySavers.gov.

Contact information

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