Fully-automatic household or laundry-type washing machines, of a dry linen capacity <= 6 kg (HS code(s): 845011); Environmental protection (ICS code(s): 13.020); Laundry appliances (ICS code(s): 97.060)
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Clothes Washers; (102 page(s), in English)
Notice of proposed rulemaking and announcement of public meeting on 28 March 2023 - The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended ("EPCA"), prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including residential clothes washers ("RCWs"). EPCA also requires the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") 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 RCWs, and also announces a public meeting to receive comment on these proposed standards and associated analyses and results.