Energy Conservation Program: Furnace Fan Test Procedures

Docket ID: EERE-2010-BT-TP-0010
Agency: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE)
Parent Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE is initiating its first rulemaking to consider new energy conservation standards or energy use standards for purposes of circulating air through duct work, as required under 42 U.S.C. 6295(f)(4)(D). DOE commonly refers to these products as "furnace fans." EPCA directs DOE to establish test procedures in conjunction with new energy conservation standards for furnace fans (42 U.S.C. 6295(r)). To fulfill this requirement, DOE is simultaneously initiating a test procedure rulemaking for furnace fans in addition to the conservation standards rulemaking, which must be completed by December 31, 2013. DOE's test procedure is intended to provide an efficiency descriptor and the methods necessary to adequately measure the performance of such fans.
RIN: 1904-AC21
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Spring 2014
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 USC 6295(f)(4)(D), 42 USC 6295(r)
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM05/15/201277 FR 28674
NPRM Comment Period End07/30/2012
Supplemental NPRM04/02/201378 FR 19606
SNPRM Comment Period End05/02/2013
Final Action01/03/201479 FR 499
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Category: None
Type: Rulemaking
Program Office: Building Technologies Program (BT)

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
May 02, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/02/2013
ID: EERE-2010-BT-TP-0010-0029
Comment Period Closed
Jul 30, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/15/2012
ID: EERE-2010-BT-TP-0010-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 07/03/2014
ID: EERE-2010-BT-TP-0010-0044
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 01/03/2014
ID: EERE-2010-BT-TP-0010-0043

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/24/2013
ID: EERE-2010-BT-TP-0010-0042
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/13/2012
ID: EERE-2010-BT-TP-0010-0027
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/13/2012
ID: EERE-2010-BT-TP-0010-0028


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Ronald B. Majette
Program Manager, Office of Building Technologies Program, EE-5B
1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Washington, DC 20585
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