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On March 29, 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published a final rule adopting test procedures for room air conditioners (hereafter the ``March 2021 final rule''). This document corrects errors and omissions in the Federal test procedure for room air conditioners as amended by the March 2021 final rule, including an incorrect...
Energy Conservation Program: Establishment of New Product Classes for Residential Clothes Washers and Consumer Clothes Dryers; Correction
On December 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published a final rule adopting separate product classes for top- loading consumer (residential) clothes washers and consumer clothes dryers that offer cycle times for a normal cycle of less than 30 minutes, and for front-loading residential clothes washers that offer cycle times for...
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to amend the test procedure for direct heating equipment (DHE) to incorporate by reference the most recent versions of the industry consensus test standards currently referenced in the Federal test procedure. DOE also proposes to update definitions regarding unvented heaters, account for multiple...
Energy Conservation Program for Appliance Standards: Procedures, Interpretations, and Policies for Consideration in New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for Consumer Products and Commercial/Industrial Equipment
The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'' or the ``Department'') proposes to revise the Department's ``Procedures, Interpretations, and Policies for Consideration of New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for Consumer Products and Certain Commercial/Industrial Equipment'' (``Process Rule''), revising the process the...
On June 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NOPR'') to amend the test procedure for room air conditioners (``room ACs''). That proposed rulemaking serves as the basis for the final rule. Specifically, this final rule adopts the following updates to the test procedure for room ACs at...