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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AE59 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: ●Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Air-Cooled Unitary Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps 
Abstract:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is initiating an effort to consider amending energy conservation standards for commercial air-cooled unitary air conditioners and heat pumps. Once completed, this rulemaking will fulfill DOE’s statutory obligation to either propose amended energy conservation standards for these products or to determine that the existing standards do not need to be amended. To this end, DOE must determine whether national standards more stringent than those currently in place would result in a significant amount of energy savings and whether such amended national standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified.

 
Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431.97   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6311(8)(B)    42 U.S.C. 6311(8)(C)    42 U.S.C. 6311(8)(D)    42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Subject to 6-year-look-back in 42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C)   
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  01/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/standards.aspx?productid=75&action=viewlive  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Catherine Rivest
General Engineer
Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW., Building Technologies Office, EE-5B,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-7335
Email: catherine.rivest@ee.doe.gov