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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AC91 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Test Procedure for Consumer and Certain Commercial Water Heaters  

The American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act (AEMTCA), Public Law 112-210, amended the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), Public Law 94-163, to require that along with developing a uniform efficiency descriptor for covered water heaters, DOE must also denominate the energy conservation standards for covered water heaters in terms of the new uniform efficiency descriptor and develop a mathematical conversion factor to translate the results for water heaters previously tested using the efficiency metric under the existing test procedure to the new uniform descriptor (42 U.S.C. 6295(e)(5)(D) and (E)). DOE is conducting this rulemaking to develop the mathematical conversion factor and translate the energy conservation standards as required by EPCA, as amended.

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 429    10 CFR 430    10 CFR 431.106   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(e)(5)(D) and (E)    42 U.S.C. 6311 (12)(A)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/14/2015  80 FR 20116   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/14/2015 
NPRM Comment Period Reopened  05/20/2015  80 FR 28850   
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End  06/15/2015 
Supplemental NPRM  08/30/2016  81 FR 59736   
SNPRM Comment Period End  09/29/2016 
Final Action  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1904-AC53 
Agency Contact:
Ashley Armstrong
General Engineer, EE-5B
Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office, 1000 Independence Avenue SW.,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-6590