US Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
  • 13 - Umwelt, Gesundheitsschutz, Sicherheit
  • 97 - private und kommerzielle Hauswirtschaft, Unterhaltung, Sport

Portable electric spas; Environmental protection (ICS 13.020), Miscellaneous domestic and commercial equipment (ICS 97.180)

Energy Conservation Program: Proposed Determination of Portable Electric Spas as a Covered Consumer Product (8 page(s), in English)

Notification of proposed determination and request for comment - The U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") has tentatively determined that portable electric spas qualify as a covered product under Part A of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended ("EPCA"). DOE has tentatively determined that coverage of portable electric spas is necessary and appropriate to carry out the purposes of EPCA and that the average U.S. household energy use for portable electric spas is likely to exceed 100 kilowatt-hours per year.  If, after public comment, DOE issues a final determination of coverage for this product, DOE may prescribe both test procedures and energy conservation standards for this product. DOE will publish a final decision on coverage as a separate notice, which is an action that will be completed prior to the initiation of any test procedure or energy conservation standards rulemaking. If DOE determines that coverage is warranted, DOE will proceed with its typical rulemaking process for both test procedures and standards. DOE is not proposing test procedures or energy conservation standards as part of this proposed determination. If DOE proceeds with a rulemaking to establish energy conservation standards, DOE would determine if portable electric spas satisfy the provisions of 42 U.S.C. 6295(l)(1) during the course of that rulemaking.