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 of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) pertaining to energy conservation standards for dedicated-purpose pool pump motors. In this NOPR, DOE proposes to establish standards for dedicated-purpose pool pump motors, a category of electric motors, and also announces a public meeting to receive comment on these proposed standards and associated analyses and results.

  • DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this NOPR until August 22, 2022.
  • Interested persons may submit comments identified by docket number EERE–2017–BT–STD-0048, by email (, Federal eRulemaking portal (
  • DOE will hold a webinar on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Click here to register for the webinar.
  • The TSD is available via the docket.
  • Foreign Nationals interested in participating in this webinar, must be screened by DOE Headquarters Security prior to being granted access. Please email to complete the necessary documentation at least two weeks prior to scheduled meeting date.
  • Additional webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants will be published on DOE’s website:


Notice of Joint Stakeholder Proposal for Direct Final Rule

Notice of Proposed Test Procedure and Labeling Requirements



Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 

Notice of Public Meeting


Public Meeting Information:

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Test Procedure

Final rule

  • Federal Register, 86FR40765 (July 29, 2021)
  • 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

Public Meeting Information

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

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



For information on current test procedure waivers, see DOE’s Waivers webpage
For information about obtaining test procedure waivers, see 10 CFR 431.401.


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

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