|DOE/EE||RIN: 1904-AB86||Publication ID: 2012|
|Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Walk-In Coolers and Walk-In Freezers|
|Abstract: The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 amendments to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act require that DOE establish maximum energy consumption levels for walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers and directs the Department of Energy to develop energy conservation standards that are technologically feasible and economically justified.|
|Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)||Priority: Economically Significant|
|RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda||Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage|
|Major: Yes||Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined|
|CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431|
|Legal Authority: 42 USC 6313(f)(4)|
Statement of Need: EPCA requires minimum energy efficiency standards for certain appliances and commercial equipment, which has the effect of eliminating inefficient appliances and equipment from the market.
Summary of the Legal Basis: Section 312 of EISA 2007 establishes definitions and standards for walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers. EISA 2007 directs DOE to establish performance-based standards for this equipment (42 U.S.C. 6313 (f)(4)).
Alternatives: The statute requires DOE to conduct rulemakings to review standards and to revise standards to achieve the maximum improvement in energy efficiency that the Secretary determines is technologically feasible and economically justified. In making this determination, DOE conducts a thorough analysis of the alternative standard levels, including the existing standard, based on the criteria specified by the statute.
Anticipated Costs and Benefits: Because DOE has not yet proposed candidate standard levels for this equipment, DOE cannot provide an estimate of combined aggregate costs and benefits for these actions. DOE will, however, in compliance with all applicable law, issue standards that provide the maximum energy savings that are technologically feasible and economically justified. Estimates of energy savings will be provided when DOE issues the notice of proposed rulemaking for this equipment.
|Additional Information: Comments pertaining to this rule may be submitted electronically to WICF-2008-STDfirstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes||Government Levels Affected: Local, State|
|Small Entities Affected: Businesses||Federalism: Undetermined|
|Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes|
|RIN Information URL: www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/commercial/wicf.html||Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov|
|RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes|
|Related RINs: Related to 1904-AB85|
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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
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Washington, DC 20585