Consumer water heaters; Environmental protection (ICS code(s): 13.020); Domestic, commercial and industrial heating appliances (ICS code(s): 97.100)
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Water Heaters; (120 page(s), in English)
Notice of proposed rulemaking and announcement of public meeting on 13 September 2023 via webinar from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time - The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended ("EPCA"), prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including consumer water heaters. 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 notice of proposed rulemaking ("NOPR"), DOE proposes amended energy conservation standards for consumer water heaters, and also announces a public meeting via webinar to receive comments on these proposed standards and associated analyses and results. See section VII, "Public Participation," for webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants.