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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AD61 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Circulator Pumps and Small Vertical In-Line Pumps 

Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), DOE may set energy conservation standards for types of pumps, including circulator pumps (42 U.S.C. 6311(1)(A)). On February 3, 2016, DOE published a notice of intent to establish a working group for circulator pumps. The working group met to address potential energy conservation standards for circulator pumps and subsequently voted to approve recommendations related to energy conservation standards, applicable test procedures, labeling and certification requirements for circulator pumps and small vertical in-line pumps. 

DOE has tentatively determined that the standards proposed represent the maximum improvement in energy efficiency that is technologically feasible and economically justified, and would result in the significant conservation of energy. Specifically, with regards to technological feasibility, equipment achieving these standard levels are already commercially available. As for economic justification, DOE’s analysis shows that the benefits of the proposed standard exceed, to a great extent, the burdens of the proposed standards.

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Section 3(f)(1) Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431, subpart Y     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6311(1)(A)    42 U.S.C. 6316(a)    42 U.S.C. 6295(o)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice of Intent to Start a Negotiated Rulemaking Working Group and Notice of Public Meeting  02/03/2016  81 FR 5658   
Notice of Working Group Public Meetings  03/16/2016  81 FR 14024   
Request for Information (RFI)  05/07/2021  86 FR 24516   
RFI Comment Period Extended  05/26/2021  86 FR 28298   
RFI Comment Period Extended End  07/30/2021 
NPRM  12/06/2022  87 FR 74850   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/06/2023 
Final Action  05/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Public Comment URL:  
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