Energy Conservation Program: Enforcement of Regional Standards for Residential Furnaces and Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

Docket ID: EERE-2011-BT-CE-0077
Agency: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE)
Parent Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)

DOE has developed three separate possible approaches to enforcement of regional standards for residential furnaces and residential central air conditioners and heat pumps set forth by direct final rule published in the Federal Register on June 27, 2011. 76 FR 37549. Adoption of these regional standards was addressed on October 31, 2011. (76 FR 67037) DOE intends to select one of these three approaches, or a combination of elements in these approaches, as a framework for an enforcement plan for regional standards. DOE is also considering a possible waiver process for regional standards applicability. DOE is required to promulgate an enforcement final rule covering the enforcement of regional standards "[n]ot later than 15 months after the date of the issuance of a final rule that establishes a regional standard" (42 U.S.C. 6295(o)(6)(G)(ii)(III)). In a notice published in the Federal Register on June 13, 2014, 79 FR 33870, DOE announced that it was forming a working group under the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) to develop proposed energy efficiency requirements for regional standards enforcement.  On November 19, 2015, DOE published a notice of proposed rulemaking that included the recommendations of the working group (80 FR 72373).

RIN: 1904-AC68
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 429,10 CFR 430
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 U.S.C. 6295(o)(6)(G)(ii)(l)
Government Levels Affected: Undetermined
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
ActionDateFR Citation
Notice of Public Meeting and Data Availability (NODA)12/07/201176 FR 76328
NODA Comment Period End02/06/2012
Notice of Public Meeting for Working Group08/06/201479 FR 45731
Notice of Public Meeting for Working Group08/26/201479 FR 50856
Notice of Public Meeting for Working Group10/23/201479 FR 63339
NPRM11/19/201580 FR 72373
NPRM Comment Period End01/04/2016
Final Action05/00/2016
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: 1904-AC68
Related Dockets: None
Short Title: Enforcement FunCAC NODA
Type: Rulemaking
Program Office: Building Technologies Program (BT)
Subtype: NA

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jan 04, 2016 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/19/2015
ID: EERE-2011-BT-CE-0077-0092
Comment Period Closed
Jan 01, 2015 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/23/2014
ID: EERE-2011-BT-CE-0077-0069
Comment Period Closed
Nov 30, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/26/2014
ID: EERE-2011-BT-CE-0077-0056
Comment Period Closed
Aug 26, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/06/2014
ID: EERE-2011-BT-CE-0077-0055
Comment Period Closed
Jun 27, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 06/13/2014
ID: EERE-2011-BT-CE-0077-0052

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/06/2015
ID: EERE-2011-BT-CE-0077-0091
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/06/2015
ID: EERE-2011-BT-CE-0077-0090
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/06/2015
ID: EERE-2011-BT-CE-0077-0089


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Agency Contact
Ashley Armstrong
General Engineer, EE-5B
1000 Independence Avenue SW.
Washington, DC 20585
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