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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AE34 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Enforcement Program for Consumer Products and Commercial and Industrial Equipment 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is considering revisions to its existing enforcement regulations for certain consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended. The rule would provide the regulated industry with further clarity and transparency about DOE’s enforcement process, including enforcement sampling procedures and test notice requirements. The rule would also provide for a process to review a preliminary determination of noncompliance, and for DOE to have the discretion to consider third-party certification program testing as official enforcement test data. Ultimately, the rule would further align DOE’s regulations with its statutory authority, foster communication between DOE and the regulated industry, and promote the effective and systematic enforcement of DOE’s regulations.

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 429   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6298 to 6305    42 U.S.C. 6316   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/31/2020  85 FR 53691   
NPRM Comment Period Extended and Notice of Public Hearing  10/23/2020  85 FR 67464   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  12/30/2020 
Final Rule  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  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:
Steven Goering
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-5691