Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers

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Commercial and industrial fans and blowers include a range of rotary-bladed air movement machines.

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Recent and Ongoing Activities

DOE has published a Federal Register notice of data availability (NODA) pertaining to energy conservation standards for fans and blowers. On February 8, 2022, DOE published a request for information regarding standards for fans and blowers. In this NODA, DOE is publishing preliminary inputs and methodology for its technology, screening, engineering, shipments, markups, life cycle cost, and energy use analysis for air circulating fans. Air circulating fans are a subcategory of fans; however, air circulating fans were not included in the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory (ASRAC) negotiations undertaken in 2015 (See Docket No. EERE-2013-BT- STD-0006). The purpose of this NODA is to provide stakeholders with the opportunity to review and provide comment on DOE’s preliminary technical and economic evaluation of air circulating fans, prior to DOE’s publication of a notice of proposed rulemaking for all fans and blowers. The analysis presented in this NODA is consistent with the air circulating fans scope and definitions that DOE proposed in the July 25, 2022, Test Procedure Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR” for Fans and Blowers (July 2022 TP NOPR). DOE requests comments, data, and information regarding its analysis.

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

Notice of Data Availability 
  • Federal Register, 87FR62038 (October 13, 2022)

Request for Information

  • Federal Register, 87FR7048 (Februry 8, 2022)

Final Rule; Final Determination

  • Federal Register, 86FR46579 (August 19, 2021)

Notice of Data Availability; Reopening of Public Comment Period

Notice of Data Availability

DOE is currently undertaking a rulemaking to consider new energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial fans and blowers.

The commercial and industrial fans and blowers energy conservation standard rulemaking docket EERE-2013-BT-STD-0006 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 has closed.

Test Procedure

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
  • Federal Register, 87FR44194 (July 25, 2022)

Request for Information; Comment Extension

Request for information

  • Federal Register, 86FR59308 (October 27, 2021)
  • Federal Register,  86FR54412 (October 1, 2021).

Related Documents 

Request for information; Coverage Determination 

Notice of Petition for Rulemaking

  • Federal Register, 85FR22677 (April 23, 2020)

Public Meeting Information

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.


Current Standard

There are currently no energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial fans and blowers.


Current Test Procedure

There are currently no test procedures for commercial and industrial fans and blowers


Helpful Links

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 commercial and industrial fans and blowers.

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.

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

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


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