RIN Data

DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AD01 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Packaged Boilers 

EPCA, as amended by AEMTCA, requires the Secretary to determine whether updating the statutory energy conservation standards for commercial packaged boilers is technically feasible and economically justified and would save a significant amount of energy. If justified, the Secretary will issue amended energy conservation standards for such 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: Private Sector 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431.87(B)   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C)    42 U.S.C. 6311(11)(B)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory  Either propose rule or determination.  07/22/2015 

Statement of Need:

DOE is required to conduct an evaluation of its standards for commercial packaged boilers every 6 years and to publish either a notice of determination that such standards do not need to be amended or a NOPR including proposed amended standards, 42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C)(i).  This rulemaking fulfills that requirement. Accordingly, DOE is proposing amended energy conservation standards for commercial packaged boilers.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

This rulemaking is being conducted pursuant to DOE’s authority under 42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C)(i).


The statute requires DOE to conduct rulemakings to review standards and to amend 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 statute.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

DOE finds that the benefits to the Nation of the proposed energy conservation standards for commercial packaged boilers (such as energy savings, consumer average lifecycle cost savings, an increase in national net present value, and emission reductions) outweigh the burdens (such as loss of industry net present value).  DOE estimates that energy savings will be 0.39 quads over 30 years and the net benefits to the Nation will be between $0.414 billion and $1.687 billion.


Action Date FR Cite
Notice of Proposed Determination (NOPD)  08/13/2013  78 FR 49202   
NOPD Comment Period End  09/12/2013 
Notice of Public Meeting and Framework Document Availability  09/03/2013  78 FR 54197   
Framework Document Comment Period End  10/18/2013 
Notice of Public Meeting and Preliminary Analysis  11/20/2014  79 FR 69066   
Preliminary Analysis Comment Period End  01/20/2015 
Withdrawal of NOPD  08/25/2015  80 FR 51487   
NPRM  03/24/2016  81 FR 15836   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/23/2016 
NPRM Comment Period Extended  05/04/2016  81 FR 26747   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  06/22/2016 
Final Action  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL: www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/rulemaking.aspx/ruleid/79  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
James Raba
Office of Building Technologies Program, EE-5B
Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW.,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-8654
Email: jim.raba@ee.doe.gov