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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AE03 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Test Procedures for Water Closets and Urinals 
Abstract:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is considering updating its test procedures for water closets and urinals found at 10 CFR 430.23(u) and (v), respectively. The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended, requires that the test procedures for water closets and urinals are to be the test procedures specified in ASME/ANSI A112.19.6-1990, "Hydraulic Requirements for Water Closets and Urinals." (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(8)(A)) If the requirements of ASME A112.19.6-1990 are revised at any time and approved by ANSI, DOE must amend the Federal test procedures to conform to the revised ASME standard, unless DOE determines by rule that to do so would not meet the requirements of EPCA that the test procedures be reasonably designed to produce test results which measure water use during a representative average use cycle as determined by DOE, and not be unduly burdensome to conduct. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(8)(B)) Since DOE’s last amendments to the test procedures, ASME revised ASME A112.19.2-2008 by issuing ASME A112.19.2-2013, followed by ASME A112.19.2-2018, "Ceramic Plumbing Fixtures." DOE is now considering specifically whether to conform the test procedures to ASME/ANSI Standard A112.19.2-2018, including updates to terms and definitions, figures, and tables, in response to revisions to the ASME standard and pursuant to the 7-year review requirement specified in EPCA.

 
Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430.3(h)(2)    10 CFR 430, subpart B, App. T     (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. 6293(b)(2)    42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(8)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Subject to 7-year-look-back in 42 U.S.C. 6293(b)   
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  08/05/2019  84 FR 37970   
RFI Comment Period End  09/04/2019 
NPRM  05/20/2021  86 FR 27281   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/19/2021 
Final Rule  03/00/2022 
Additional Information: Additional URLs: https://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/standards.aspx?productid=42&action=viewlive https://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/standards.aspx?productid=43&action=viewlive
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  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:
Bryan Berringer
Building Technologies Office, EE-5B
Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-0371
Email: bryan.berringer@ee.doe.gov