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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AF29 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: ●Test Procedure for Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps 
Abstract:

DOE has proposed to amend the test procedures for central air conditioners and heat pumps that will be required for certification of compliance with applicable energy conservation standards starting January 1, 2023 to address a limited number of specific issues. DOE proposed to update appendix M and M1 to subpart B of part 430, "Uniform Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption of Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps," to fix typographical errors. DOE also proposed to amend appendix M1 to address a limited number of issues regarding, among other things, variable-speed coil-only systems, default fan power values, and wet bulb temperature. DOE intends to finalize this rulemaking later this year.

 
Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430    10 CFR 430.27   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(2)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/24/2022  87 FR 16830   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/23/2022 
NPRM Comment Period Reopened  05/24/2022  87 FR 31435   
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End  06/06/2022 
Final Action  09/00/2022 
Additional Information: http://www.regulations.gov
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: https://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/  
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
Email: catherine.rivest@ee.doe.gov