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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AE32 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Dishwashers 

The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, (EPCA) requires that no later than three years after the issuance of a final determination not to amend standards, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) must publish either a notice of determination that standards do not need to be amended, or a notice of proposed rulemaking including new proposed energy conservation standards. DOE is undertaking this rulemaking to determine whether amending energy conservation standards for dishwashers is technologically feasible, economically justified, and would result in significant energy savings. In the proposed rule, DOE tentatively concludes that the proposed standards represent the maximum improvement in energy efficiency that is technologically feasible and economically justified and result in the significant conservation of energy.

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 February 2021 to discuss preliminary materials and a second meeting in June 2023 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: Private Sector 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430.32(f)   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(m)(3)(B)    42 U.S.C. 6292(a)(6)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    12/13/2019 
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI); Early Assessment Review  10/14/2020  85 FR 64981   
RFI; Early Assessment Review Comment Period End  12/28/2020 
Availability of Preliminary Technical Support Documents/Proposed Determination  01/24/2022  87 FR 3450   
Public Meeting  02/22/2022 
Preliminary Analysis Comment Period End  03/25/2022 
NPRM  05/19/2023  88 FR 32514   
Public Meeting  06/08/2023 
NPRM Comment Period End  07/18/2023 
Final Action  05/00/2024 
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