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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AE12 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Energy Conservation Program: Distribution Transformers Energy Conservation Standards 

In this rulemaking the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is initiating an analysis of the steel and liquid-immersed distribution transformer markets to determine whether changes to market conditions, particularly the supply chain for amorphous steel, justify reevaluating the energy efficiency conservation requirements DOE adopted in April 2013. The first document in this rulemaking will be a request for information (RFI) which will seek information from the public that would help DOE determine whether any recent or planned increases in amorphous steel production or other market changes would alter the prior determination by DOE that adopting efficiency standards for liquid-immersed transformers more stringent than those adopted in April 2013 could significantly disrupt the steel supply market. This information sought through this RFI will help DOE in the process of determining whether national energy conservation standards for distribution transformers more stringent than those currently in place would result in significant additional energy savings, and whether any such amended standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified.

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431.191 to 196   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295 (m)(1)    42 U.S.C. 6295(y)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Subject to 6-year-look-back in 42 U.S.C. 6295(m)(1)   
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jeremy Dommu
Building Technologies Office, EE-2J
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-9870