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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AF13 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: ●Energy Conservation Program for Appliance Standards: Procedures for Use in New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for Consumer Products and Commercial/Industrial Equipment 

The U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE" or "the Department") proposes to revise the Department's current rulemaking guidance titled "Procedures, Interpretations, and Policies for Consideration of New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for Consumer Products and Certain Commercial/Industrial Equipment" ("Process Rule"), which was last modified in 2020.  These proposed revisions, which are the first of two sets of revisions to the Process Rule that DOE intends to propose to make, are consistent with longstanding DOE practice prior to the 2020 amendment and would remove unnecessary obstacles to DOE's ability to meet its statutory obligations under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act ("EPCA") and other applicable law.  These proposed changes would include modifying the Process Rule to remove its mandatory application, removing its recently-added threshold for determining when significant energy savings is met, removing the current provision regarding the use of a comparative analysis when selecting potential energy conservation standards, and reverting to its prior guidance for determining whether a trial standard level is economically justified, among others. This rule is being reviewed as required by E.O. 13990, "Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis", 86 FR 7037 (January 25, 2021).

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430, subpart C, App. A    10 CFR 431     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6191 to 6317   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM (Round 1)  04/12/2021  86 FR 18901   
NPRM (Round 1) Comment Period End  05/27/2021 
NPRM (Round 2)  06/00/2021 
Final Rule (Round 1)  09/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
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