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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AE12 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Distribution Transformers  

In this proceeding, 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 conservation requirements for transformers that DOE adopted in April 2013. At that time, DOE determined that adopting efficiency standards for liquid-immersed transformers more stringent than those adopted in April 2013 could significantly disrupt the steel supply market.  Information concerning current market conditions will help DOE determine 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: Prerule Stage 
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 (RFI)  06/18/2019  84 FR 28239   
RFI Comment Period End  08/02/2019 
Preliminary Analysis/Proposed Determination  05/00/2020 
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