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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AD98 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Clothes Washers 

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 current energy conservation standards for consumer clothes washers found at 10 CFR 430.32(g).  To this end, DOE must determine whether standards more stringent than those currently in place would result in a significant amount of energy savings and whether such amended standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified. As a result of this effort, 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: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430.32(g)   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(g)    42 U.S.C. 6295(m)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Subject to 6-year-look-back in 42 U.S.C. 6295(m)(1)   
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  08/02/2019  84 FR 37794   
RFI Comment Period Extended  08/26/2019  84 FR 44557   
RFI Comment Period Extended End  10/03/2019 
RFI Comment Period Reopened  10/03/2019  84 FR 52818   
RFI Comment Period Reopened End  10/17/2019 
Preliminary Analysis and Notice of Webinar  09/29/2021  86 FR 53886   
Preliminary Analysis Comment Period Extended  10/29/2021  86 FR 59889   
Preliminary Analysis Comment Period Extended End  01/27/2022 
Notice of Data Availability (NODA)  04/13/2022  87 FR 21816   
NODA Comment Period End  05/13/2022 
NODA Comment Period Reopened  05/19/2022  87 FR 30433   
NODA Comment Period Reopened End  05/27/2022 
NPRM  02/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
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