Energy Conservation Program: Certification, Compliance, and Enforcement for Consumer Products and Commercial and Industrial Equipment

Docket ID: EERE-2010-BT-CE-0014
Agency: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE)
Parent Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE conducted a rulemaking to review, revise, and expand its existing certification, compliance, and enforcement regulations for certain consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended. These regulations provide for sampling plans used in determining compliance with existing standards, manufacturer submission of compliance statements and certification reports to DOE, maintenance of compliance records by manufacturers, and the availability of enforcement actions for improper certification or noncompliance with an applicable standard. Ultimately, DOE believes the provisions developed in this rulemaking improve DOE's ability to systematically enforce applicable energy and water conservation standards for covered products and covered equipment and provide for more accurate, comprehensive information about the energy and water use characteristics of products sold in the United States.
RIN: 1904-AC23
Impacts and Effects: Energy
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 429,10 CFR 430,10 CFR 431
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2011
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 USC 6299 to 6305, 42 USC 6316
Legal Deadlines: None
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
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM09/16/201075 FR 56796
NPRM Comment Period End10/18/2010
Final Rule03/07/201176 FR 12422
Second NPRM04/19/201176 FR 21813
Second NPRM Comment Period End05/19/2011
Final Action06/30/201176 FR 38287
Final Action Effective07/05/2011
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Category: None
Type: Rulemaking
Program Office: Building Technologies Program (BT)

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
May 19, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/19/2011
ID: EERE-2010-BT-CE-0014-0109
Comment Period Closed
Oct 29, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/19/2010
ID: EERE-2010-BT-CE-0014-0049
Comment Period Closed
Oct 18, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/21/2010
ID: EERE-2010-BT-CE-0014-0037
Comment Period Closed
Oct 18, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/16/2010
ID: EERE-2010-BT-CE-0014-0035
Comment Period Closed
Jun 07, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/07/2010
ID: EERE-2010-BT-CE-0014-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/08/2011
ID: EERE-2010-BT-CE-0014-0134
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/04/2011
ID: EERE-2010-BT-CE-0014-0133
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/06/2010
ID: EERE-2010-BT-CE-0014-0103


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Ashley Armstrong
General Engineer, EE-2J
1000 Independence Avenue SW.
Washington, DC 20585
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