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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AD02 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Portable Air Conditioners  

DOE has determined that portable air conditioners (ACs) qualify as a covered product under part A of title III of EPCA, as amended.  DOE has not previously conducted an energy conservation standard rulemaking for portable ACs.  On June 13, 2016, DOE issued a NOPR proposing energy conservation standards for this product. 81 FR 38398

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: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 429    10 CFR 430   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6292(b)    42 U.S.C. 6295(l)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice of Proposed Determination (NOPD)  07/05/2013  78 FR 40403   
NOPD Comment Period End  08/05/2013 
Notice of Public Meeting and Preliminary Analysis  02/27/2015  80 FR 10628   
Preliminary Analysis Comment Period End  04/28/2015 
Notice of Final Determination  04/18/2016  81 FR 22514   
NPRM  06/13/2016  81 FR 38398   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/12/2016 
NPRM Comment Period Reopened  08/15/2016  81 FR 53961   
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End  09/26/2016 
Final Action  09/00/2017 
Additional Information: This final rule was issued on December 28, 2016, and posted on the EERE website. It is subject to DOE's error correction process which established a procedure through which a party can, within a prescribed period after DOE posts a rule establishing or amending an energy conservation standard, identify a possible error in such a rule and request that DOE correct the error before the rule is published in the Federal Register August 24, 2016 (81 FR 57745). For this specific rule, the 45-day time period for comments expired on February 11, 2017.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
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 
Agency Contact:
Bryan D. Berringer
Building Technologies Office, EE-5B
Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-0371