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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AE43 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Test Procedures for Variable Refrigerant Flow Multi-Split Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps 
Abstract:

Consistent with the requirements under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended, DOE is examining whether to amend the current test procedures for certain categories of commercial air conditioning and heating equipment found at 10 CFR 431.96, including variable refrigerant flow air conditioning and heating equipment.  Because of this proceeding, DOE may propose and adopt new and amended test procedures for this equipment, or issue a determination that amendments to the current test procedures are required.

 
Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(4)(B)    42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(1)(A)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Subject to ASHRAE trigger for certain equipment in 42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(4)(B)   
Other  Statutory  Subject to 7-year-look-back for certain equipment in 42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(1)   
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  07/25/2017  82 FR 34427   
RFI Comment Period End  08/24/2017 
NPRM  06/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
John Cymbalsky
Building Technologies Office, EE-5B
Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW.,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 287-1692
Email: john.cymbalsky@ee.doe.gov