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On May 29, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule, establishing energy conservation standards for a number of different groups of electric motors that DOE has not previously regulated. For those groups of electric motors currently regulated, today's rulemaking would maintain the current energy conservation standards for some electric motor types and amend the energy conservation... Read More

On June 3, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule adopting more-stringent energy conservation standards for some classes of walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer components, having determined that these standards are technologically feasible and economically justified and would result in the significant conservation of energy. These standards are expressed in terms of annual walk-in... Read More

On May 21, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for dehumidifiers. This test procedure rulemaking for dehumidifiers includes proposed amendments to the existing test procedure and would establish a new... Read More

On May 16, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) regarding test procedures for integrated light-emitting diode (LED) lamps. This SNOPR supports implementation of labeling provisions by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and implementation of DOE’s energy... Read More

On May 14, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of public meeting and availability of the preliminary technical support document regarding energy conservation standards for residential dehumidifiers. The public meeting will discuss and receive comments on the preliminary analysis DOE has conducted. Specifically, the meeting will cover the... Read More

On May 9, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) publsihed a notice of data availability and a request for comment in relationship to a proposed coverage determination and test procedure for portable air conditioners. In a notice of proposed determination (NOPD) that DOE had published on July 5, 2013,  DOE tentatively determined that portable air conditioners (ACs) qualify as a covered product under Part B of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended. To assist... Read More

On May 13, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule regarding test procedures and alternative efficiency determination methods for walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers. DOE is revising its regulations related to the use of methods for certifying compliance and reporting ratings in accordance with energy conservation standards as they apply to walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers.... Read More

On May 15, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of data availability regarding test procedures for battery chargers. DOE completed testing of new battery chargers to supplement its earlier analysis presented in a notice of proposed rulemaking from March 2012. DOE has compared these test results with... Read More

On May 8, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued draft... Read More

On May 9, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register... Read More

On May 5, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule regarding the certification of commercial heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC), water heating (WH), and refrigeration (CRE) equipment. DOE is revising and expanding its existing regulations governing certifying compliance with the applicable energy conservation standards and the reporting of related ratings for... Read More

On May 1, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a final determination classifying CSA Group as a nationally recognized certification program for small electric motors.

On May 2, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued final guidance concerning residential refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers for test procedures, certification, and enforcement. This final document represents the definitive view of the agency on the questions addressed and may be relied upon by the regulated industry and members of the public.

On April 11, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for general service fluorescent and incandescent reflector lamps. The proposed standards, which are the minimum lumen output... Read More

On April 11, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) adopted into the Code of Federal Regulations the definitions for “through-the-wall central air conditioner” and “through-the-wall central air conditioning heat pump” that were established in section 5 of the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act. This document also removes the standards for air conditioners that were superseded effective in 2006, and the now defunct references to the “through-the-wall air conditioner and... Read More

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