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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AB96 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: Fossil Fuel Energy Consumption Reduction for New Construction and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings 
Abstract: This rulemaking implements provisions of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 that require DOE to establish revised performance standards for the construction of all new Federal buildings, including commercial, multi-family high-rise residential and low rise residential buildings. This rulemaking specifically addresses the reduction of fossil fuel-generated energy consumption in new buildings and buildings undergoing major renovations, as well as how agencies may petition DOE for a downward adjustments of the requirements if they believe meeting required energy reduction levels would be technically impracticable. 
Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 433    10 CFR 435   
Legal Authority: 42 USC 6834(a)(3)    PL 110-140, sec 433   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    12/19/2008 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/15/2010  75 FR 63404   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/14/2010    
Final Action  12/00/2011    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1904-AC13 
Agency Contact:
Margo D. Appel
Program Specialist, EE-2J
Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW.,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-9495