RIN Data

DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AD37 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps 

DOE must determine whether to amend the current energy conservation standards for residential central air conditioner and heat pump products. According to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act’s six-year review requirement, 42 U.S.C. 6295(m)(1), DOE must publish a notice of proposed rulemaking to propose new standards for residential central air conditioner and heat pump products, or a notice of determination that the existing standards do not need to be amended, by June 6, 2017. This rulemaking is to determine whether amended standards for residential central air conditioner and heat pump products would result in a significant amount of energy savings, and whether those standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified. On July 14, 2015, DOE announced its intention to establish a negotiated rulemaking working group to negotiate proposed federal standards for the energy efficiency requirements of central air conditioners and heat pumps. On January 19, 2016, the working group delivered a final term sheet to the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Committee (ASRAC).

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda   Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430.32(c)(2)   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(m)(1)    42 U.S.C. 6292 (a)(3)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Final rule or final determination  06/06/2017 
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  11/05/2014  79 FR 65603   
RFI Comment Period End  12/05/2014 
Notice of Public Meeting of Working Group  07/14/2015  80 FR 40938   
Notice of Data Availability (NODA); Provisional Analysis Tools  08/28/2015  80 FR 52206   
Notice of Public Meetings  09/10/2015  80 FR 54444   
NODA Comment Period End  12/31/2015 
Notice of Public Meetings  12/31/2015  80 FR 81785   
Notice of Data Availability (NODA)  10/27/2016  81 FR 74727   
NODA Comment Period End  11/14/2016 
Direct Final Rule  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/rulemaking.aspx?ruleid=104  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ashley Armstrong
Director Regulatory Buildings, EE-5B
Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office, 1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-6590
Email: ashley.armstrong@ee.doe.gov