Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Water Heaters

Docket ID: EERE-2012-BT-STD-0022
Agency: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE)
Parent Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)

DOE amended its standards for residential water heaters on April 16, 2010, and compliance with the amended standards is required beginning on April 16, 2015. Of particular relevance, the amended standards for residential water heaters raised the minimum requirements for electric storage water heaters with storage volumes above 55 gallons to levels that are currently achieved through the use of heat pump water heater technology. This rulemaking considers establishing a waiver process that would mitigate the concerns of utility companies regarding the implementation of the April 2010 standard levels by allowing for the manufacture of certain large-volume electric storage water heaters provided that they meet a set of conditions discussed in this rulemaking.

RIN: 1904-AC78
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Spring 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: Undetermined
Legal Authorities: 42 U.S.C. 6295(e)(4)(B)
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Undetermined
Federalism Implications: Undetermined
Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Request for Information (RFI)06/13/201277 FR 35299
RFI Comment Period End07/13/2012
NPRM02/26/201378 FR 12969
NPRM Comment Period End04/29/2013
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Short Title: Water Heaters Standards
Category: None
Type: Rulemaking
Program Office: Building Technologies Program (BT)

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Apr 29, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/26/2013
ID: EERE-2012-BT-STD-0022-0158
Comment Period Closed
Jul 13, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 06/13/2012
ID: EERE-2012-BT-STD-0022-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/03/2015
ID: EERE-2012-BT-STD-0022-0304
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 09/25/2014
ID: EERE-2012-BT-STD-0022-0303
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 04/09/2014
ID: EERE-2012-BT-STD-0022-0302

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/09/2013
ID: EERE-2012-BT-STD-0022-0277
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/27/2013
ID: EERE-2012-BT-STD-0022-0189
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/15/2013
ID: EERE-2012-BT-STD-0022-0180


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