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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AD34 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Water Heating Equipment  

Once completed, this rulemaking will fulfill the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) statutory obligation under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, (EPCA) to either propose amended energy conservation standards for commercial water heaters and hot water supply boilers, or determine that the existing standards do not need to be amended. (Unfired hot water storage tanks and commercial heat pump water heaters are being considered in a separate rulemaking.) DOE must determine whether national standards more stringent than those that are currently in place would result in a significant additional amount of energy savings and whether such amended national standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified.

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Private Sector 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 429    10 CFR 431   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C)(i) and (vi)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Subject to 6-year-look-back in 42 U.S.C. 6313(a)(6)(C)   
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  10/21/2014  79 FR 62899   
RFI Comment Period End  11/20/2014 
NPRM  05/31/2016  81 FR 34440   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/01/2016 
NPRM Comment Period Reopened  08/05/2016  81 FR 51812   
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End  08/30/2016 
Notice of Data Availability (NODA)  12/23/2016  81 FR 94234   
NODA Comment Period End  01/09/2017 
Supplemental NPRM/Proposed Determination  06/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:!docketDetail;D=EERE-2014-BT-STD-0042  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
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