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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AE06 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Test Procedure for Three-Phase Commercial Air-Cooled Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Less Than 65,000 Btu/h 

The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, (EPCA) requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to evaluate its test procedure for each class of covered equipment once every seven years. This equipment includes small air-cooled commercial package air conditioning and heating equipment which includes three-phase commercial air-cooled air conditioners and heat pumps less than 65,000 Btu/h. If DOE determines that an amended test procedure would more accurately or fully comply with the statutory requirements (i.e., that DOE test procedures: (1) be reasonably designed to produce test results that reflect the energy efficiency, energy use, and operating costs during a representative average use cycle; and (2) not be unduly burdensome to conduct), DOE must prescribe amended test procedures; otherwise, DOE must publish a determination not to amend the test procedures. 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: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431.96    10 CFR 431, subpart F, App. A     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(1)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Subject to 7-year-look-back in 42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(1)   
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  10/02/2018  83 FR 49501   
RFI Comment Period End  12/03/2018 
NPRM  12/09/2021  86 FR 70316   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/07/2022 
Final Action  10/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Catherine Rivest
General Engineer
Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW, Building Technologies Office, EE-5B,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-7335