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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AD60 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Test Procedure for Cooking Products 

In this rulemaking DOE is considering amendments to its test procedure for all conventional electric cooking tops. DOE will consider incorporating by reference the relevant selections from EN 60350-2:2013 Household electric cooking appliances Part 2: Hobs Methods for measuring performance (EN 60350-2:2013). DOE is also considering revisions to its procedures for testing non-circular electric surface units, electric surface units with flexible concentric cooking zones, and full-surface induction cooking tops based on EN 60350-2:2013. Furthermore, DOE will consider extending the test methods in EN 60350-2:2013 to measure the energy consumption of gas cooking tops by correlating test equipment diameter to burner input rate, including input rates that exceed 14,000 British thermal units per hour (Btu/h). DOE will also consider modifying the calculations of conventional cooking top annual energy consumption and integrated annual energy consumption to account for the proposed water-heating test method. DOE will consider incorporating by reference test structures from American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z21.1-2010, American National Standard For Household Cooking Gas Appliances and clarifying the number and type of racks used during active mode testing of conventional ovens and ranges in order to standardize the installation conditions under which cook tops are tested. DOE will also consider minor technical clarifications to the gas heating value correction and other grammatical changes to the regulatory text in appendix I that do not alter the substance of the existing test methods. With regard to conventional ovens, DOE proposes to repeal the regulatory provisions establishing the test procedure for conventional ovens.

The Second Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, published on August 22, 2016 at 81 FR 57374 is reported under RIN 1904-AC71.

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 430, Appendix I to subpart B     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6291 et seq.    42 U.S.C. 6292(a)(10)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  42 U.S.C. 6293(b)  01/18/2019 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/30/2013  78 FR 6232   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/15/2013 
Supplemental NPRM  12/03/2014  79 FR 71894   
SNPRM Comment Period End  02/02/2015 
2nd Supplemental NPRM (published as 1904-AC71)  08/22/2016  81 FR 57374   
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-AC71 
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