Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Refrigerators, Refrigerator Freezers and Freezers

Docket ID: EERE-2008-BT-STD-0012
Agency: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE)
Parent Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 amended the Energy Policy and Conservation Act and directed the Secretary to issue a final rule to determine whether to amend the standards for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers. The final rule will contain any amended standards.
RIN: 1904-AB79
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430
Priority: Economically Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2011
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: 42 USC 6295(b)(4)
Government Levels Affected: Local, State
Federalism Implications: Yes
Unfunded Mandates: Private Sector
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
ActionDateFR Citation
Notice: Public Meeting, Framework Document Availability09/18/200873 FR 54089
Notice: Public Meeting, Data Availability11/16/200974 FR 58915
NPRM09/27/201075 FR 59470
NPRM Comment Period End11/26/2010
Notice: Data Availability, Request for Comments02/22/201176 FR 9696
Comment Period End03/24/2011
Final Action09/15/201176 FR 57561
Final Action Effective11/14/2011
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Category: Energy Conservation Standards
Type: Rulemaking
Program Office: Building Technologies Program (BT)

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Mar 24, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/22/2011
ID: EERE-2008-BT-STD-0012-0089
Comment Period Closed
Nov 26, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/27/2010
ID: EERE-2008-BT-STD-0012-0009
Comment Period Closed
Jan 15, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/16/2009
ID: EERE-2008-BT-STD-0012-0002
Comment Period Closed
Oct 20, 2008 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/18/2008
ID: EERE-2008-BT-STD-0012-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 11/16/2011
ID: EERE-2008-BT-STD-0012-0135

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/06/2012
ID: EERE-2008-BT-STD-0012-0136
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/02/2011
ID: EERE-2008-BT-STD-0012-0128
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/02/2011
ID: EERE-2008-BT-STD-0012-0130


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Comments Received*
Regulatory Timeline
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Proposed Rule
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Final Rule
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Agency Contact
Lucas Adin
Project Manager, EE-2J
202 287-1317
1000 Independence Avenue SW.
Washington, DC 20585
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