Energy Conservation Standards for Electric and Gas Ranges and Ovens and Microwave Ovens, Dishwashers, Dehumidifiers, and Commercial Clothes Washers [71FR15059] (EERE-2006-STD-0127)

Docket ID: EERE-2006-STD-0127
Agency: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE)
Parent Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), 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 extant standard for a covered product should be amended. Through this combined rulemaking, the Department is evaluating potential amendments to update the current energy efficiency standards for residential electric and gas ranges and ovens (including a new provision specific to microwave ovens) and is also considering establishing energy efficiency standards for commercial clothes washers, as required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which further amended EPCA. Previously, this rulemaking also included dishwashers and dehumidifiers. Because the Energy Independence Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) prescribed standards for dishwashers and dehumidifiers, they have been removed from the rulemaking.
RIN: 1904-AB49
Impacts and Effects: Energy
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430,10 CFR 431
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Spring 2009
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 USC 6295(h), 42 USC 6313(e)
Government Levels Affected: Local, State
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: Yes
Legal Deadline
ActionDateFR Citation
Notice: Public Meeting, Framework Document Availability03/27/200671 FR 15059
ANPRM11/15/200772 FR 64432
ANPRM Comment Period End01/29/2008
NPRM10/17/200873 FR 62033
NPRM Comment Period End12/16/2008
Final Action04/08/200974 FR 16040
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Category: Energy Conservation
Legacy Id: EE-2006-STD-0127
Type: Rulemaking
Program Office: Building Technologies Program (BT)

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Dec 09, 2009 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/09/2009
ID: EERE-2006-STD-0127-0005
Comment Period Closed
Dec 16, 2008 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 10/17/2008
ID: EERE-2006-STD-0127-0003
Comment Period Closed
Jan 29, 2008 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/15/2007
ID: EERE-2006-STD-0127-0002
Comment Period Closed
May 11, 2006 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 03/28/2006
ID: EERE-2006-STD-0127-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 11/08/2011
ID: EERE-2006-STD-0127-0124

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/24/2011
ID: EERE-2006-STD-0127-0122
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/24/2011
ID: EERE-2006-STD-0127-0123
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/29/2011
ID: EERE-2006-STD-0127-0120


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Stephen Witkowski
Office of Building Technologies Program, EE-2J
1000 Independence Avenue SW.
Washington, DC 20585
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