Test Procedures for Residential Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, and Freezers

Docket ID: EERE-2012-BT-TP-0016
Agency: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE)
Parent Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE is conducting a rulemaking to amend the existing test procedures for residential refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers in order to clarify a number of testing issues and to add a test for measuring ice-maker energy use.
RIN: 1904-AC76
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2014
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 USC 6293(b)(2)
Legal Deadlines: None
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
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM07/10/201378 FR 41610
NPRM Comment Period Extended08/29/201378 FR 53374
NPRM Comment Period End01/31/2014
Final Action04/21/201479 FR 22320
Final Action Effective05/21/2014
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Short Title: Test Procedures for Refrigerators and Freezers
Category: None
Type: Rulemaking
Program Office: Building Technologies Program (BT)

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jan 31, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/29/2013
ID: EERE-2012-BT-TP-0016-0025
Comment Period Closed
Sep 23, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/10/2013
ID: EERE-2012-BT-TP-0016-0015
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 10/06/2014
ID: EERE-2012-BT-TP-0016-0047
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 07/16/2014
ID: EERE-2012-BT-TP-0016-0046
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 04/21/2014
ID: EERE-2012-BT-TP-0016-0045

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/05/2015
ID: EERE-2012-BT-TP-0016-0048
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/14/2014
ID: EERE-2012-BT-TP-0016-0044
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/10/2014
ID: EERE-2012-BT-TP-0016-0035


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