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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AC95 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Small, Large, and Very Large Commercial Package A/C and Heating Equipment 

The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended, requires DOE to periodically review its standards for small, large, and very large commercial package air conditioners and heating equipment (also commonly known as commercial unitary air conditioners and heat pumps -- or CUACs). Under recent amendments to EPCA made by the American Efficient Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act of 2012 Pub. L. No. 112-210 (Dec. 18, 2012), DOE must review its standards for this equipment every six years and determine whether they need amending. It also requires that, for those equipment types for which more than six years have elapsed since the most recent final rules establishing or amending a standard for that equipment, DOE must publish a proposal to amend the applicable standard. More than six years has elapsed since the standards for this equipment were last amended. After reviewing these standards and the available data, DOE has determined that amending the current energy conservation standards for this equipment would be technologically feasible and economically justified. Accordingly, DOE is proposing to amend the current standards for this equipment.

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: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C)(i) and (vi)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory  Either proposed rule or determination  12/31/2013 
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI); Document Availability  02/01/2013  78 FR 7296   
RFI Comment Period End  03/04/2013 
NPRM and Public Meeting  09/09/2014  79 FR 58948   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/01/2014 
NPRM Comment Period Reopened  12/03/2014  79 FR 71710   
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End  12/22/2014 
Final Action  12/00/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:!docketDetail;D=EERE-2013-BT-STD-0007  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
John Cymbalsky
Building Technologies Office, EE-5B
Department of Energy
Departmental and Others
1000 Independence Avenue SW.,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 287-1692