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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AD79 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Walk-In Coolers and Freezers 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is weighing whether (and how) to revise its performance-based standards for Walk-In Coolers and Walk-In Freezers as authorized under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended. These standards relate to the energy efficiency performance of the refrigeration systems used in this equipment. In addition to being statutorily required to determine whether to amend these standards, DOE is also obligated to review these standards on a six-year cycle to determine whether those standards meet the requirements to be amended. As a result of this effort, DOE may propose to adopt more stringent standards or issue a determination that no amendments to the current standards are required.

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431.306   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6311(1)(G)    42 U.S.C. 6313 (f)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Subject to 42 U.S.C. 6313(f)   
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI); Early Assessment Review  07/16/2021  86 FR 37687   
RFI Comment Period End  08/16/2021 
Preliminary Analysis/Proposed Determination  05/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Stephanie Johnson
General Engineer
Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW, Building Technologies Office, EE5B,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 287-1943