Automatic Commercial Ice Makers

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As defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), “automatic commercial ice maker” means a factory-made assembly (not necessarily shipped in 1 package) that—

  1. Consists of a condensing unit and ice-making section operating as an integrated unit, with means for making and harvesting ice; and
  2. May include means for storing ice, dispensing ice, or storing and dispensing ice.

10 CFR 431.132

Manufacturers have been required to comply with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) energy conservation standards for cube type automatic commercial ice makers with harvest capacities between 50 and 2,500 pounds of ice per 24-hour period since 2010.

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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.

Standards

DOE published a final rule regarding energy conservation standards for automatic commercial ice makers. 80 FR 4645 (January 28, 2015) The new standards take effect January 1, 2018 and include amended standards for previously covered equipment, namely cube type automatic commercial ice makers with harvest capacities between 50 and 2,500 pounds of ice per 24-hour period. In addition, the new standards explicitly cover other types of batch machines, such as tube ice type ice makers. Finally, the new standards extend coverage to all batch and continuous type automatic commercial ice makers with harvest capacities between 50 and 4,000 pounds of ice per 24 hour period.

The automatic commercial ice makers energy conservation standard rulemaking docket EERE-2010-BT-STD-0037 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

Framework

Preliminary Analysis

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Notice of Public Meeting

Notice of Data Availability

Final Rule



 

Compliance

  • January 28, 2018.

Test Procedure

DOE has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice pertaining to test procedures for automatic commercial ice makers initiating a data collection process through a Request for Information (RFI).

DOE published amended test procedures for automatic commercial ice makers on January 11, 2012. 77 FR 1591; 1613-14 (January 11, 2012)

The automatic commercial ice makers test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2010-BT-TP-0036 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

Final Rule


Current Standard

Automatic commercial icemakers 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 431.136.


Current Test Procedure

To determine that automatic commercial icemakers 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 431.134.


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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 431.401.

Exceptions

DOE's Office of Hearings and Appeals has not authorized exception relief for automatic commercial ice makers.

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 431 subpart V or 10 CFR 431 subpart W.

Contact information

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


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