Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Warm Air Furnaces

Docket ID: EERE-2013-BT-STD-0021
Agency: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE)
Parent Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)

EPCA, as amended by AEMTCA, requires the Secretary to determine whether updating the statutory energy conservation standards for commercial warm air furnaces is technically feasible and economically justified and would save a significant amount of energy.  If justified, the Secretary will issue amended energy conservation standards for this type of equipment. On April 1, 2015, DOE published a notice announcing the creation of a working group under the Appliance Standards Federal Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ASRAC). (80 FR 17363) to potentially develop negotiated standards.  DOE has since published a direct final rule and supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking that embodies the standards-related aspects of the recommendations submitted to (and approved by) ASRAC.

RIN: 1904-AD11
Impacts and Effects: International
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431
Priority: Economically Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: 42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C)(i) and (vi), 42 U.S.C. 6316, 42 U.S.C. 6295(p)(4)
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: Private Sector
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: Yes
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
StatutoryNPRMEither proposed rule or determination not to amend standards12/31/2013
ActionDateFR Citation
Request for Information (RFI)05/02/201378 FR 25627
RFI Comment Period End06/03/2013
NPRM02/04/201580 FR 6182
Notice of Intent to Form Working Group04/01/201580 FR 17363
NPRM Comment Period End04/06/2015
Notice of Public Meeting for Working Group05/07/201580 FR 26199
Direct Final Rule01/15/201681 FR 2420
Supplemental NPRM01/15/201681 FR 2111
Direct Final Rule and SNPRM Comment Period End05/04/2016
Direct Final Rule Effective05/16/2016
Final Action06/00/2016
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: 1904-AD11, 1904-AC95
Related Dockets: None
Short Title: Comm Warm Air Furnaces
Category: None
Type: Rulemaking
Program Office: Building Technologies Program (BT)
Subtype: Standards

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
May 04, 2016 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 01/15/2016
ID: EERE-2013-BT-STD-0021-0055
Comment Period Closed
May 04, 2016 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/15/2016
ID: EERE-2013-BT-STD-0021-0056
Comment Period Closed
Apr 15, 2015 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/01/2015
ID: EERE-2013-BT-STD-0021-0018
Comment Period Closed
Apr 06, 2015 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/04/2015
ID: EERE-2013-BT-STD-0021-0013
Comment Period Closed
Jun 03, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/02/2013
ID: EERE-2013-BT-STD-0021-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/18/2016
ID: EERE-2013-BT-STD-0021-0058
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/15/2016
ID: EERE-2013-BT-STD-0021-0057
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/17/2015
ID: EERE-2013-BT-STD-0021-0050


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