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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AD97 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Room Air Conditioners 

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 energy conservation standards for room air conditioners found at 10 CFR 430.32. As a result of this proceeding, DOE may propose and adopt more stringent standards or issue a determination that no amendments to the current standards are required. Once completed, this rulemaking will fulfill DOE’s statutory obligation to either propose amended standards for this product or determine that the standards do not need to be amended.

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430.32   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(c)    42 U.S.C. 6295(m)    42 U.S.C. 6292(a)(2)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Subject to 6-year-look-back in 42 U.S.C. 6295(m)   
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  06/18/2015  80 FR 34843   
RFI Comment Period Extended  07/27/2015  80 FR 44301   
RFI Comment Period Extended End  09/02/2015 
Public Notice of Webinar and Availability of Preliminary Technical Support Document  06/17/2020  85 FR 36512   
Public Notice Comment Period End  08/17/2020 
Reopening of Comment Period  08/25/2020  85 FR 52280   
Reopening of Comment Period End  09/08/2020 
NPRM  04/07/2022  87 FR 20608   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/06/2022 
Final Action  03/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Local, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Bryan D. 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