Air Cleaners

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Recent and Ongoing Activities

DOE has published a Federal Register notice proposing to establish definitions, a test procedure, and sampling and representation requirements for air cleaners. Currently, air cleaners are not subject to DOE test procedures or energy conservation standards. DOE proposes a test procedure for measuring the integrated energy factor for air cleaners. The proposed test method references the relevant industry standard, with certain proposed modifications. DOE is seeking comment from interested parties on the proposal.

  • DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this NOPR December 19, 2022.
  • Interested persons may submit comments identified by docket number EERE–2021–BT–TP-0036, by email (AirCleaners2021TP0036@ee.doe.gov), Federal eRulemaking portal (http://www.regulations.gov).
  • DOE will hold a webinar on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
  • Click here to register for the webinar.
  • Foreign Nationals interested in participating in this webinar, must be screened by DOE Headquarters Security prior to being granted access. Please email Regina.Washington@ee.doe.gov 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: https://energy.gov/eere/buildings/public-meetings-and-comment-deadlines

DOE has published a Federal Register notice determining that air cleaners qualify as a covered product under Part A of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA). DOE has determined that classifying air cleaners as covered products is necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of EPCA, and that the average U.S. household energy use for air cleaners is likely to exceed 100 kilowatt-hours per year.

  • The Final Determination is effective September 13, 2022.

Final Determination

Final Determination
  • Federal Register, 87FR42297 (July 15, 2022)

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

Comment Period Reopening 
  • Federal Register, 87FR11326 (March 1, 2022)
Request For Information
  • Federal Register, 87FR3702 (January 26, 2022)
Notification of Proposed Determination
  • Federal Register, 86FR51629 (September 16, 2021)

 

The Air Cleaners energy conservation standard rulemaking docket EERE– 2021–BT–DET-0022 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.

Test Procedure

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment and Public Meeting
  • Federal Register, 87FR63324 (October 18, 2022)
Comment Period Reopening
  • Federal Register, 87FR11326 (March 1, 2022)
Request For Information
  • Federal Register, 87FR3702 (January 26, 2022)

Public Meeting Information

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments


Current Standard



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