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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AF46 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Air Cleaners 

The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended (EPCA), authorizes the Secretary of Energy to classify additional types of consumer products as covered products upon determining that: classifying the product as a covered product is necessary for the purposes of EPCA; and the average annual per-household energy use by products of such type is likely to exceed 100 kilowatt-hours per year (kWh/yr). In a final determination published on July 15, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) determined that classifying air cleaners as a covered product is necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of EPCA, and that the average U.S. household energy use for air cleaners is likely to exceed 100 kWh/yr. Through a direct final rule, DOE has established energy conservation standards for air cleaners. DOE has determined that energy conservation standards for these products will result in significant conservation of energy, and are technologically feasible and economically justified.

Additionally, DOE published a companion notice of proposed rulemaking, which proposes new energy conservation standards for air cleaners that are identical to those set forth in the direct final rule, available at 88 FR 21512 (Apr. 11, 2023). If DOE receives adverse comment in response to this rulemaking and determines that such comment may provide a reasonable basis for withdrawal, DOE will publish a notice withdrawing the direct final rule and will proceed with proposed rule instead.

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S. C. 6292(a)(20)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/11/2023  88 FR 21512   
Direct Final Rule  04/11/2023  88 FR 21752   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/31/2023 
Direct Final Rule Effective  08/09/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1904-AF25 
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