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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AE75 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Test Procedures for Showerheads and Faucets 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to amend the test procedures for plumbing products: showerheads and faucets. Currently, 10 CFR 430 incorporates by reference the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Standard A112.18.1-2012 test procedure, "Plumbing Fixture Fittings." The 2012 version of the ASME standard was re-affirmed in 2017, and then updated in 2018 to ASME A112.18.1-2018, "Plumbing Supply Fixtures," which is the current version of the industry standard. The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended, requires DOE to amend 10 CFR 430 to conform to the revised ASME Standard A112.18.1 if the test procedure requirements of that standard are amended, or at least once every 7 years. 

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: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430.23(s)-(t)    10 CFR 430, subpart B, App. S     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(1)    42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(7)    42 U.S.C. 6292(a)(15) and (16)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Subject to 7-year-look-back in 42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(1)(A) and 42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(7)(B)   
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI); Early Assessment Review  09/02/2021  86 FR 49261   
RFI Extension of Comment Period  09/24/2021  86 FR 53013   
RFI Extension of Comment Period End  10/19/2021 
NPRM  05/31/2022  87 FR 32351   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/01/2022 
Additional Information: Additional URLs:
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
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