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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AF27 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pump Motors 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish standards for dedicated-purpose pool pump motors (DPPP), which is a category of electric motor. Specifically, DOE proposes a performance standard for a class of DPPP motors and design requirements for certain classes of DPPP motors. DOE also proposes to require that DPPP motors greater than or equal to 0.5 motor total horsepower (THP) must be variable speed control DPPP motors. Finally, for DPPP motors greater than or equal to 0.5 THP, DOE proposes that DPPP motors with freeze protection controls are to be shipped with the freeze protection feature disabled, or with the following default, user-adjustable settings: (a) the default dry-bulb air temperature setting shall be no greater than 40 °F; (b) the default run time setting shall be no greater than 1 hour (before the temperature is rechecked); and (c) the default motor speed in freeze protection mode shall not be more than half of the maximum operating speed.

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(o)    42 U.S.C. 6316(a)    42 U.S.C. 6311(1)(A)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/21/2022  87 FR 37122   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/22/2022 
Final Action  09/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jeremy Dommu
Building Technologies Office, EE-2J
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-9870