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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AE00 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Microwave Ovens 

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 microwave ovens found in 10 CFR 430.32(j)(3). DOE has proposed to amend energy conservation standards for microwave ovens and tentatively concluded that proposed standards represent the maximum improvement in energy efficiency that is technologically feasible and economically justified, and would result in the significant conservation of energy. 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. The 2021 Notice of Proposed Determination for microwave ovens was inadvertently published under the incorrect RIN, 1905-AE01.

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430.32(j)(3)   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(m)(1)    42 U.S.C. 6292(a)(10)    42 U.S.C. 6295(h)   
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)  08/13/2019  84 FR 39980   
RFI Comment Period End  09/27/2019 
Proposed Determination (Incorrectly Published as 1905-AE01)  08/12/2021  86 FR 44298   
Proposed Determination Comment Period End  10/12/2021 
Supplemental NPRM  08/24/2022  87 FR 52282   
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period Extended  10/07/2022  87 FR 60941   
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period Extended End  11/07/2022 
Final Action  07/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: No  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