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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AD83 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Test Procedures for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment 

Pursuant to the 7-year look-back provision in Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) (42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(1)(A)), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is evaluating the test procedures for commercial refrigeration equipment (CRE) to determine whether amended test procedures for CRE would more accurately or fully comply with the requirements in EPCA that test procedures: 1) be reasonably designed to produce test results which reflect energy use during a representative average use cycle; and 2) not be unduly burdensome to conduct. DOE proposes to amend the test procedures for commercial refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers to reference the latest versions of the applicable industry standards. DOE also proposes to establish definitions and test procedures for new equipment categories, adopt test procedures consistent with recently published waivers and interim waivers, establish product-specific enforcement provisions, allow for volume determinations based on computer aided designs, specify a sampling plan for volume and total display area, and adopt additional clarifying amendments.

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, subpart C, App. B     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6314   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Subject to 7-year-look-back in 42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(1)(A)   
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI); Early Assessment Review  06/11/2021  86 FR 31182   
RFI; Early Assessment Review Comment Period End  07/26/2021 
NPRM  06/30/2022  87 FR 39164   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/29/2022 
Final Action  06/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Stephanie Johnson
General Engineer
Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW, Building Technologies Office, EE5B,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 287-1943