Energy Conservation Standards for Standby Mode and Off Mode for Microwave Ovens

Docket ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0048
Agency: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE)
Parent Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE published a NPRM for microwave ovens on October 17, 2008 (73 FR 62034), and a final rule on April 8, 2009 (74 FR 16040). In the NPRM, DOE proposed establishing energy conservation standards for standby mode and off mode. The April 2009 final rule did not contain standards for microwave ovens in these modes because a revised test procedure for microwave ovens was not finalized. DOE is continuing the microwave oven test procedure rulemaking and is revisiting the energy conservation standard rulemaking to consider whether standards for microwaves ovens in standby-mode and off-mode are technologically feasible and economically justified.
RIN: 1904-AC07
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430
Priority: Economically Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: 42 USC 6295(m)
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: Yes
Unfunded Mandates: Private Sector
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Supplemental NPRM02/14/201277 FR 8525
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period End04/16/2012
Final Action06/17/201378 FR 36316
Final Action Effective08/16/2013
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Short Title: AHAM-1 MWO
Category: None
Type: Rulemaking
Program Office: Building Technologies Program (BT)

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Apr 16, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/14/2012
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0048-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 02/17/2016
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0048-0028
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 06/17/2013
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0048-0027

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 06/06/2013
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0048-0026
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 06/04/2013
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0048-0024
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 06/04/2013
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0048-0023


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