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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AC22 Publication ID: Spring 2014 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnace Fans 
Abstract: DOE is initiating its first rulemaking to consider new energy conservation standards or energy use standards for electricity used for purposes of circulating air through duct work, as required under 42 U.S.C. 6295(f)(4)(D). As shorthand, DOE commonly refers to these products as "residential furnace fans." EPCA, as amended, requires DOE to publish a final rule establishing any final energy conservation or energy use standards not later than December 31, 2013. 
Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Private Sector 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430   
Legal Authority: 42 USC 6295(f)(4)(D)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    12/31/2013 
Action Date FR Cite
Notice: Public Meeting, Framework Document Availability  06/03/2010  75 FR 31323   
Comment Period End  07/06/2010    
Preliminary Analysis  07/10/2012  77 FR 40530   
Comment Period End  09/10/2012 
NPRM  10/25/2013  78 FR 64068   
Extended NPRM Comment Period End  01/23/2014 
Final Action  07/00/2014 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Related RINs: Related to 1904-AC21 
Agency Contact:
Ronald B. Majette
Program Manager, Office of Building Technologies Program, EE-5B
Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW.,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-7935