Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pump Motors

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Dedicated-purpose pool pump (“DPPP”) motors are electric motors used to drive residential and small commercial pool pumps.  As defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), “electric motor” means a machine that converts electrical power to rotational mechanical power.  The scope of this webpage only includes the subset of electric motors used to drive certain pool pumps and does not include electric motors regulated in 10 CFR 431, Subpart B nor small electric motors regulated in 10 CFR 431, Subpart X.

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Recent and Ongoing Activities

DOE has published a Federal Register notice Final Rule pertaining to test procedures for Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pump Motors (DPPP). On October 5, 2020, DOE issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to establish a test procedure and an accompanying labeling requirement for DPPP motors. This final rule establishes a test procedure for DPPP motors. Specifically, the final rule incorporates by reference an industry standard pertaining to DPPP definitions; and requires the use of an industry testing standard for testing the energy efficiency of DPPP motors. This final rule does not establish a labeling requirement and DOE intends to address any such labeling and/or energy conservation standards requirement in a separate notice.     

  • The effective date of this rule is September 27, 2021.
  • The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of September 27, 2021.

DOE has published a Federal Register notice proposing to establish a test procedure and an accompanying labeling requirement for dedicated-purpose pool pump (“DPPP”) motors. 85 FR 62816

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Notice of Public Meeting

Notice of Joint Stakeholder Proposal for Direct Final Rule

Notice of Proposed Test Procedure and Labeling Requirements

 

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Standards

There are no efficiency standards currently in place for Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pump Motors

Public Meeting Information:

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Test Procedure

DOE has published a Federal Register notice proposing to establish a test procedure and an accompanying labeling requirement for dedicated-purpose pool pump (DPPP) motors. 85 FR 62816 (October 4, 2020)

Public Meeting Information

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments


Current Standard

There are no Federal energy conservation standards for dedicated-purpose pool pump motors at this time.  See the electric motors and small electric motors websites for information about energy conservation standards for these motors.


Current Test Procedure

There is no Federal test procedure for dedicated-purpose pool pump motors at this time.  See the electric motors and small electric motors websites for information about test procedures for these motors.


Helpful Links

Compliance

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 authorized exception relief for certain electric motors. For information on these exception relief cases, see the Office of Hearing and Appeals listing of Product Efficiency Cases.

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

Import and Export Provisions

10 CFR 431.404 contains provisions on importing electric motors into the United States.

10 CFR 431.405 contains provisions on exporting electric motors from the United States.

Subpoena Authority for Energy Efficiency

10 CFR 431.406 explains subpoena authority given to the Secretary of Energy related to carrying out part 431 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Confidentiality of Electric Motor Data and Information

10 CFR 431.407 explains the protocol for confidentiality requests for manufacturers or private labelers of electric motors to follow when submitting data and information to the DOE.

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 W.

Contact information

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


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