Microwave ovens; Microwave ovens (HS 851650); Environmental protection (ICS 13.020), Kitchen equipment (ICS 97.040)
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Microwave Ovens
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended ("EPCA"), prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including microwave ovens. EPCA also requires the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE" or "the Department") to periodically determine whether more-stringent standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would result in significant energy savings. In this supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking ("SNOPR"), DOE proposes amended energy conservation standards for microwave ovens, and requests comment on these proposed standards and associated analyses and results.
DATES: DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this SNOPR no later than 24 October 2022. See section VII, "Public Participation," for details. Comments regarding the likely competitive impact of the proposed standard should be sent to the Department of Justice contact listed in the ADDRESSES section on or before 23 September 2022.