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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AE01 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Test Procedures for Microwave Ovens 

On November 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the current test procedure for microwave ovens found in 10 CFR 430, subpart B, appendix I.  The NPRM proposed to amend the standby mode test procedure by specifying that connected units are to be tested with network functions disabled; and that units with clock displays are to be tested with the display on, unless the display automatically powers off with no user controllable settings. That NPRM serves as the basis for this final rule DOE is working on to amend its test procedure for microwave ovens, consistent with the requirements under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended. 

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: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430, subpart B, App. I     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(1)    42 U.S.C. 6292(a)(10)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Subject to 7-year-look-back in 42 U.S.C. 6293(b)   
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  01/18/2018  83 FR 2566   
RFI Comment Period End  02/20/2018 
NPRM  11/14/2019  84 FR 61836   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/13/2020 
Supplemental NPRM  08/03/2021  86 FR 41759   
SNPRM Comment Period End  09/02/2021 
Final Rule  05/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: No  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