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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AC51 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Miscellaneous Refrigeration Products 

DOE is considering conducting a rulemaking to establish definitions and set standards for residential wine chillers and similar products. Because of the operational differences between refrigerators that are already covered by the statutory framework laid out by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended, and other refrigeration products, such as wine chillers, DOE is weighing the possibility of setting standards for these other refrigeration products. On April 1, 2015, DOE published a notice announcing its intention to establish a negotiated rulemaking working group under the Appliance Standards Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ASRAC) to negotiate energy conservation standards for such refrigeration products (80 FR 17355). DOE has since created a working group of interested parties to develop a series of recommended energy conservation standards for these products. This effort resulted in a negotiated Term Sheet containing a series of recommended standards and other related recommendations that were submitted to ASRAC for approval and, subsequently, to DOE for action.

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: Private Sector 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6292(a)(20)    42 U.S.C. 6295(a)(2)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice of Public Meeting; Framework Document Availability  02/13/2012  77 FR 7547   
Framework Comment Period End  03/14/2012 
Supplemental Notice of Proposed Determination  10/31/2013  78 FR 65223   
SNOPD Comment Period End  12/02/2013 
Notice of Public Meeting; Availability of Preliminary Technical Support Document  12/03/2014  79 FR 71705   
Preliminary Analysis Comment Period End  02/02/2015 
Preliminary Analysis Comment Period Reopened  02/11/2015  80 FR 7550   
Preliminary Analysis Comment Period Reopened End  03/02/2015 
Notice of Intent to Establish Working Group under ASRAC  04/01/2015  80 FR 17355   
Notice of Data Availability  12/15/2015  80 FR 77589   
NODA Comment Period End  01/14/2016 
Supplemental Notice of Proposed Determination  03/04/2016  81 FR 11454   
SNOPD Comment Period End  04/04/2016 
Direct Final Rule  10/28/2016  81 FR 75194   
NPRM  10/28/2016  81 FR 74950   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/15/2017 
Direct Final Rule Effective  02/27/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Federalism: Yes 
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.
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RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1904-AC66 
Agency Contact:
Joseph Hagerman
Building Technologies Office, EE-2J
Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW.,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-4549