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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AE77 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Test Procedure for Consumer Water Heaters and Residential-Duty Commercial Water Heaters 

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 test procedure for consumer water heaters and certain commercial water heaters found at 10 CFR 430, subpart B, appendix E and 10 CFR 431.106. As a result of this effort, DOE may propose and amend the test procedures for this product/equipment, or issue a determination that no amendments to the current test procedures are required.

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 430, subpart B, App. E    10 CFR 431.106     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(1)(A)    42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(1)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Subject to 7-year-look-back in 42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(1)(A)   
Other  Statutory  Subject to 7-year-look-back in 42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(1)   
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  04/16/2020  85 FR 21104   
RFI Comment Period End  06/01/2020 
RFI Comment Period Reopened  06/10/2020  85 FR 35382   
RFI Comment Period Reopened End  06/24/2020 
NPRM  01/11/2022  87 FR 1554   
NPRM; Correction  01/19/2022  87 FR 2731   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/14/2022 
Supplemental NPRM  07/14/2022  87 FR 42270   
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period End  08/04/2022 
Final Action  06/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Julia Hegarty
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:240 597-6737