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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AE65 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Test Procedures for Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps 

The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended, requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to amend test procedures with respect to packaged terminal air conditioners (PTACs) and packaged terminal heat pumps (PTHPs) at least once every 7 years, if it determines that amended test procedures would more accurately produce test results which measure energy efficiency, or make a determination not to amend test procedures. DOE proposes to amend PTACs and PTHPs to establish seasonal energy efficiency metrics for heating and cooling. DOE also proposes to revise the current test procedure to measure dehumidification energy use to make-up air PTACs and PTHPs. Now completed, this rulemaking fulfills DOE’s statutory obligation to either propose amended standards for this equipment or determine that the existing standards do not need to be amended. The early assessment review request for information, 85 FR 78967 (12/08/2020) was published under the incorrect RIN (1904-AE80).

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431.96   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6311(1)(l)    42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(1)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Subject to 7-year-look-back in 42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(1)   
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI); Early Assessment Review  12/08/2020  85 FR 78967   
RFI, Early Assessment Review, Comment Period End  02/22/2021 
Second RFI  05/25/2021  86 FR 28005   
Second RFI Comment Period End  06/24/2021 
NPRM  05/12/2023  88 FR 30836   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/11/2023 
Final Rule  01/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Previously reported as 1904-AE80 
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