Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Clothes Dryers and Room Air Conditioners

Docket ID: EERE-2007-BT-STD-0010
Agency: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE)
Parent Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, establishes initial energy efficiency standard levels for many types of major residential appliances and generally requires DOE to undertake two subsequent rulemakings, at specified times, to determine whether the existing standard for a covered product should be amended. This is the second review of the standards for clothes dryers and room air conditioners.
RIN: 1904-AA89
Impacts and Effects: Energy
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430
Priority: Economically Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2011
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: 42 USC 6295(c) and (g)
Government Levels Affected: Local, State
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: Private Sector
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: Undetermined
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
ActionDateFR Citation
Notice: Public Meeting, Framework Document Availability10/09/200772 FR 57254
Notice: Public Meeting, Data Availability02/23/201075 FR 7987
Comment Period End04/26/2010
NPRM04/21/201176 FR 22324
Direct Final Rule (DFR)04/21/201176 FR 22454
Second NPRM (Compliance Dates)05/09/201176 FR 26656
Second NPRM Comment Period End06/08/2011
DFR/NPRM Comment Period End08/09/2011
DFR Effective08/19/2011
Notice of Effective and Compliance Dates for DFR08/24/2011
Final Action (Compliance Dates)08/24/201176 FR 52852
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Category: Energy Efficiency Standards
Legacy Id: EERE-2007-BT-STD-0010
Type: Rulemaking
Program Office: Building Technologies Program (BT)

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Aug 09, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/21/2011
ID: EERE-2007-BT-STD-0010-0051
Comment Period Closed
Aug 09, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 04/21/2011
ID: EERE-2007-BT-STD-0010-0050
Comment Period Closed
Jun 08, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/09/2011
ID: EERE-2007-BT-STD-0010-0055
Comment Period Closed
Apr 26, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/23/2010
ID: EERE-2007-BT-STD-0010-0004
Comment Period Closed
Nov 07, 2007 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/09/2007
ID: EERE-2007-BT-STD-0010-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/06/2012
ID: EERE-2007-BT-STD-0010-0070
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/24/2011
ID: EERE-2007-BT-STD-0010-0069
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/09/2011
ID: EERE-2007-BT-STD-0010-0068


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Comments Received*
Regulatory Timeline
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Proposed Rule
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Final Rule
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Current Stage
Agency Contact
Stephen Witkowski
Office of Building Technologies Program, EE-2J
1000 Independence Avenue SW.
Washington, DC 20585
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