Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Test Procedure for Residential Furnaces and Boilers

Docket ID: EERE-2012-BT-TP-0024
Agency: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE)
Parent Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)

EPCA, as amended by EISA 2007, requires the Secretary at least once every seven years to review and consider updating DOE's test procedures for residential furnaces and boilers to reflect any technological advances so as to accurately represent the energy consumption of these products. As appropriate, the Secretary will issue amended test procedures for the products that are the subject of this rulemaking.

RIN: 1904-AC79
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 429 and 430
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(1)(A)
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
Request for Information (RFI)01/04/201378 FR 675
RFI Comment Period End02/19/2013
NPRM03/11/201580 FR 12876
NPRM Comment Period End05/26/2015
NPRM Comment Period Extended06/02/201580 FR 31324
NPRM Comment Period Extended End07/10/2015
Final Action01/15/201681 FR 2628
Final Action Effective02/16/2016
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Category: None
Type: Rulemaking
Program Office: Building Technologies Program (BT)
Subtype: Test Procedures

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jul 10, 2015 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 06/02/2015
ID: EERE-2012-BT-TP-0024-0026
Comment Period Closed
May 26, 2015 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 03/11/2015
ID: EERE-2012-BT-TP-0024-0019
Comment Period Closed
Feb 19, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/04/2013
ID: EERE-2012-BT-TP-0024-0002
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 01/15/2016
ID: EERE-2012-BT-TP-0024-0038
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 07/08/2015
ID: EERE-2012-BT-TP-0024-0028

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/21/2015
ID: EERE-2012-BT-TP-0024-0024
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/14/2015
ID: EERE-2012-BT-TP-0024-0023
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/26/2015
ID: EERE-2012-BT-TP-0024-0021


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