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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AE84 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: ●Energy Conservation Program for Appliance Standards: Procedures for Evaluating Statutory Factors for Use in New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is considering revisions to its regulations at 10 CFR part 430, subpart C, appendix A (the Process Rule). The revisions would clarify how DOE considers consumer impacts in determining whether a standard is economically justified. The revisions would clarify that the requirement to determine economic justification based on comparisons across the full range of trial standard levels that DOE considers is consistent with the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. DOE initially addressed this issue in the Notice of Proposed Rule (NPRM) to the recently published revised Process Rule that can be found at 84 FR 3910 (February 13, 2019). As a result of comments from stakeholders in this latter NPRM, DOE issued a separate SNOPR specifically addressing the issue that is the subject of this rulemaking so that it could get further comment from stakeholders. DOE finalized the remainder of the modernized Process Rule at 85 FR 8626 (February 14, 2020).

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430, subpart B, App. A     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6291 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Supplemental NPRM  02/14/2020  85 FR 8483   
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period End  03/16/2020 
Final Action  06/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Francine Pinto
Supervisory Attorney
Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW.,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-7432