Commercial Packaged Boilers

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The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6291–6317 establishes energy conservation standards and test procedures for commercial packaged boilers. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), defines the term “commercial packaged boiler” to mean a type of packaged low pressure boiler that is industrial equipment with a capacity (rated maximum input) of 300,000 Btu per hour (Btu/hr) or more which, to any significant extent, is distributed in commerce:  (1) For heating or space conditioning applications in buildings; or (2) For service water heating in buildings but does not meet the definition of “hot water supply boiler” (as defined in 10 CFR 431). 10 CFR 431.82. DOE last amended energy conservation standards for commercial packaged boilers through a final rule published in the Federal Register in July 2009.

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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 has issued a pre-publication Federal Register final rule pertaining to energy conservation standards for commercial packaged boilers. (December 28, 2016).

The commercial packaged boilers energy conservation standard rulemaking docket EERE-2013-BT-STD-0030 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents pertaining to this rulemaking.

Proposed Determination

  • Notice of Proposed Determination (Withdrawn), Federal Register, 78 FR 49202 (August 13, 2013)
  • Notice of Withdrawal of Proposed Determination, Federal Register, 80 FR 51487 (August 25, 2015)
  • Comment deadline: Closed

Framework

Preliminary Analysis

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

 

 

Notice of Comment Extension
Final Rule

*This pre-publication final rule is subject to the procedures at 10 CFR 430.5

Public Meeting Information:

There are no public meetings scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Test Procedure

DOE published a Federal Register notice of final rule pertaining to test procedures for commercial packaged boilers. 81 FR 89276 (December 9, 2016).

The commercial packaged boilers test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2014-BT-TP-0006 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents pertaining to this rulemaking.

Request for Information

 

 

  • Request for Information, Federal Register, 79 FR 9643 (February 20, 2014)
  • Reopening of the Comment Period, Federal Register, 79 FR 19293 (April 8, 2014)
  • Comment Deadline: Closed

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

 

  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Federal Register, 81 FR 14642  (March 17, 2016)
  • Comment Deadline:  5/31/16
  • Public Meeting 04/04/16
  • Public Meeting Presentation
  • Public Meeting Transcript
Final Rule
  • Notice of Final Rule, Federal Register, 81 FR 89276 (December 9, 2016)
  • The effective date of this rule is January 9, 2017.
  • The final rule changes will be mandatory for representations starting December 4, 2017.

Public Meeting Information

There are no public meetings scheduled at this time.

 

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

 


Current Standard

Commercial packaged boilers manufactured and distributed in commerce, as defined under 42 U.S.C. 6291 (10) and(16), must meet the energy conservation standards specified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 10 CFR 431.87.


Current Test Procedure

To determine that commercial packaged boilers 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 431.86.


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 packaged boilers.

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.

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Contact information

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