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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AD90 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Unfired Hot Water Storage Tanks 
Abstract:

Consistent with the requirements under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is examining whether to amend the current energy conservation standards for unfired hot water storage tanks, a type of commercial water heaters, found at 10 CFR 431.110. As a result of this effort, DOE must either propose and adopt more stringent standards or issue a determination that no amendments to the current standards are required. In this case, DOE issued a proposed determination not to amend the existing energy conversation standards for unfired hot water storage tanks, because the Department tentatively concluded that it lacks clear and convincing evidence that more-stringent standards for this equipment would save a significant additional amount of energy and would be economically justified. After consideration of public comments on its proposed determination, DOE will decide how to move forward with the rulemaking. Once completed, this rulemaking will fulfill DOE’s statutory obligation discussed above.

 
Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431   
Legal Authority: 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)  08/09/2019  84 FR 39220   
RFI Comment Period End  09/23/2019 
RFI Comment Period Reopened  09/30/2019  84 FR 51467   
RFI Comment Period Reopened End  10/30/2019 
Notice of Proposed Determination  06/10/2021  86 FR 30796   
Notice of Proposed Determination Comment End  08/09/2021 
Final Action  05/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1904-AE04 
Agency Contact:
Julia Hegarty
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:240 597-6737
Email: julia.hegarty@ee.doe.gov