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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AE55 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Test Procedures for Commercial Pre-Rinse Spray Valves 
Abstract:

The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended, requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to amend test procedures with respect to commercial pre-rinse spray valves (CPSVs) at least once every 7 years, if it determines that amended test procedures would more accurately produce test results which measure energy efficiency, or make a determination not to amend test procedures. DOE has proposed to amend the test procedure for CPSVs to incorporate by reference the current version of the relevant industry standard and amend the definition of CPSVs to codify existing guidance on the application of the definition. DOE has tentatively determined that the amendments proposed would not alter the measured flow rate or spray force of CPSVs, and that the proposed test procedures would not be unduly burdensome to conduct. Once completed, this rulemaking will fulfill DOE’s statutory obligation to either propose amended test procedures for this equipment or determine that the existing test procedures do not need to be 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: No  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431.264   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6291(33)    42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(14)    42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(1)   
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)  06/05/2020  85 FR 34541   
RFI Comment Period End  07/06/2020 
RFI Comment Period Reopened  07/21/2020  85 FR 44026   
RFI Reopening of Public Comment Period End  08/20/2020 
NPRM  05/20/2021  86 FR 27298   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/19/2021 
Final Action  03/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/standards.aspx?productid=69&action=viewcurrent  
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