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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AD93 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Test Procedures for Commercial Unitary Air Conditioning and Heating Equipment (Air-Cooled) 

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 procedures for certain categories of commercial package air conditioning and heating equipment found at 10 CFR 431.96.  The class of equipment that would be affected by this rule is air-cooled commercial unitary air conditioners. As a result of this proceeding, DOE may propose and adopt new and amended test procedures for this equipment, or issue a determination that no amendments to the current test procedures are required. Once completed, this rulemaking will fulfill DOE’s statutory obligation to either propose amended test procedures for this equipment or determine that the existing test procedures do not need to be amended.

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 431   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(4)(B)    42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(1)(A)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Subject to 7-year-look-back requirement for certain equipment under 42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(1)   
Other  Statutory  Subject to ASHRAE trigger for certain equipment under 42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(4)(B)   
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  07/25/2017  82 FR 34427   
RFI Comment Period End  08/24/2017 
Request for Information (RFI)  05/25/2022  87 FR 31743   
RFI Comment Period End  06/24/2022 
Working Group Notice of Open Meetings  09/01/2022  87 FR 53699   
NPRM  08/17/2023  88 FR 56392   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/16/2023 
Final Action  02/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1904-AF45 
Agency Contact:
Lucas Adin
Project Manager
Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW, Mail Stop EE-5B,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 287-5904