Energy Efficiency Standards for Pumps

Docket ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031
Agency: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE)
Parent Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)

EPCA, as amended, authorizes the Secretary to determine whether establishing energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial pumps is technically feasible and economically justified and would save a significant amount of energy.  On June 13, 2013, DOE published a notice of intent to establish a negotiated rulemaking working group for the commercial and industrial pumps rulemaking under the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the Negotiated Rulemaking Act (NRA) to negotiate proposed Federal standards for the energy efficiency of commercial and industrial pumps (78 FR 44036). The purpose of the working group was to discuss and, if possible, reach consensus on a proposed rule for the energy efficiency of commercial and industrial pumps. The working group negotiated standard levels that were accepted by ASRAC on July 7, 2014.  As a result, DOE has proposed to adopt the working groups' recommendations.

RIN: 1904-AC54
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431
Priority: Economically Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 U.S.C. 6311(1)(A)
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Undetermined
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: Yes
ActionDateFR Citation
Request for Information06/13/201176 FR 34192
Availability of Framework Document02/01/201378 FR 7304
NPRM04/02/201580 FR 17826
NPRM Comment Period End06/01/2015
Final Action11/00/2015
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Category: Energy Efficiency Standards
Type: Rulemaking
Program Office: Building Technologies Program (BT)

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jun 01, 2015 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/02/2015
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031-0040
Comment Period Closed
May 02, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/21/2013
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031-0018
Comment Period Closed
Mar 18, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/01/2013
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031-0014
Comment Period Closed
Sep 16, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/20/2011
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031-0007
Comment Period Closed
Jul 13, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 06/13/2011
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/30/2015
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031-0058
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/30/2015
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031-0059
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/30/2015
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031-0056


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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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