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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AD99 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Clothes Dryers 

Consistent with the requirements under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed to amend the current energy conservation standards for consumer clothes dryers found at 10 CFR 430.32(h). DOE has tentatively determined that the proposed standards represent the maximum improvement in energy efficiency that is technologically feasible and economically justified, and would result in the significant conservation of energy. Once completed, this rulemaking will fulfill DOE’s statutory obligation to either propose amended standards for this product or determine that the standards do not need to be amended.

Additionally, EPCA directs DOE to provide interested persons an opportunity to present oral and written comments on matters related to any energy conservation standard proposed rule. To satisfy this requirement, DOE held an initial public meeting in May 2021 to discuss the preliminary technical support document and a second meeting in September 2022 to specifically discuss the proposed rule. DOE intends address any feedback provided during the March 2023 public meeting in subsequent materials.

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 430.32(h)   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6292(a)(8)    42 U.S.C. 6295(g)    42 U.S.C. 6295(m)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Subject to 6-year-look-back in 42 U.S.C. 6295 (m)   
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  03/27/2015  80 FR 16309   
RFI Comment Period End  05/11/2015 
Notice of Webinar and Availability of Preliminary Technical Support Document (TSD)  04/19/2021  86 FR 20327   
Public Meeting  05/26/2021 
Preliminary TSD Comment Period End  07/06/2021 
NPRM  08/23/2022  87 FR 51734   
Public Meeting  09/13/2022 
NPRM Comment Period End  10/24/2022 
Final Action  11/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Bryan D. Berringer
Building Technologies Office, EE-5B
Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-0371