Appliance Standards; Environmental protection (ICS 13.020), Test conditions and procedures in general (ICS 19.020), Domestic electrical appliances in general (ICS 97.030)
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 (22 page(s), in English)
The U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE" or the "Department") proposed major revisions to 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") in a notice of proposed rulemaking that was published on 12 April 2021. DOE accepted comments on those proposed revisions through 27 May 2021. In this document, DOE proposes additional revisions to the Process Rule and requests comment on the proposals and any potential alternatives. These additional proposed revisions are consistent with current DOE practice and would remove unnecessary obstacles to DOE's ability to meet its statutory obligations under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act ("EPCA").