Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Small Electric Motors

Docket ID: EERE-2007-BT-TP-0008
Agency: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE)
Parent Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)
The Energy Policy Act of 1992 amended the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to direct the Secretary of Energy to prescribe testing requirements and energy conservation standards for those small electric motors for which the Secretary determines that standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would result in significant energy savings. As a result of DOE's analysis, on July 10, 2006 (71 FR 38799), the Secretary published a positive determination for small electric motors, and is now developing test procedures for those motors in this rulemaking. In addition, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 amended the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to expand the scope of covered and regulated electric motors. DOE has issued amended test procedures for electric motors.
RIN: 1904-AB71
Impacts and Effects: Energy
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2009
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 USC 6291 to 6309, 42 USC 6311 to 6317
Government Levels Affected: Local, State
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
NPRM12/22/200873 FR 78220
NPRM Comment Period End03/09/2009
Final Action07/07/200974 FR 32059
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Category: Energy Conservation
Legacy Id: EERE-2008-BT-TP-0008
Type: Rulemaking
Program Office: Building Technologies Program (BT)

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Feb 04, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/05/2011
ID: EERE-2007-BT-TP-0008-0004
Comment Period Closed
Mar 09, 2009 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 12/22/2008
ID: EERE-2007-BT-TP-0008-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 05/04/2012
ID: EERE-2007-BT-TP-0008-0028
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 12/22/2010
ID: EERE-2007-BT-TP-0008-0003
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 07/07/2009
ID: EERE-2007-BT-TP-0008-0002

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/21/2011
ID: EERE-2007-BT-TP-0008-0027
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/05/2011
ID: EERE-2007-BT-TP-0008-0010
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/05/2011
ID: EERE-2007-BT-TP-0008-0008


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
James Raba
Office of Building Technologies Program, EE-2J
202 586-8654
1000 Independence Avenue SW.
Washington, DC 20585
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