Pumps

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As defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), “pump” means equipment designed to move liquids (which may include entrained gases, free solids, and totally dissolved solids) by physical or mechanical action and includes a bare pump and, if included by the manufacturer at the time of sale, mechanical equipment, driver and controls. 10 CFR 431.462  Manufacturers will be required to comply with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) energy conservation standards for certain general pumps beginning 2020.

DOE is currently undertaking rulemakings to consider new energy conservation standards and test procedures for two styles of pumps -  dedicated-purpose pool pumps and circulator pumps. To find information on dedicated-purpose pool pumps and circulator pumps please visit the rulemaking pages.

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Recent and Ongoing Activities

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 currently undertaking rulemakings to consider new energy conservation standards and test procedures for two types of pumps -  dedicated-purpose pool pumps and circulator pumps. To find information on dedicated-purpose pool pumps and circulator pumps please visit the rulemaking pages.

Standards

DOE has published a Federal Register final rule prescribing new energy conservation standards for certain general pumps. 81 FR 4368 (January 26, 2016).  Compliance must be on or before January 27, 2020.

Public Meeting Information:

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time. 

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

The pumps energy conservation standard rulemaking docket EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents pertaining to this rulemaking.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Request for Information

Framework

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Final Rule

Compliance

  • Compliance on or before January 27, 2020.

Test Procedure

DOE has published a Federal Register final rule regarding test procedures for pumps. 81 FR 4086 (January 25, 2016).   

The pumps test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2013-BT-TP-0055 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

 

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Final Rule

  • Final Rule, Federal Register, 81 FR 4086, (January 25, 2016)

Compliance

  • Compliance with the final rule will be mandatory on or after July 25, 2016.


Current Standard

Certain pumps 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 431.465.


Current Test Procedure

To determine that pumps that are currently manufactured or distributed into commerce are in compliance with DOE standards, manufacturers must follow the test procedure methods specified at 10 CFR part 431, subpart Y, appendix A.


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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 pumps.

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.

Contact information

For more information related to this product, please email:
ApplianceStandardsQuestions@ee.doe.gov


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