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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AF00 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Miscellaneous Residential Refrigeration 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has initiated an effort to consider amending the energy conservation standards for miscellaneous residential refrigeration (e.g., wine coolers and certain other combination consumer refrigeration products). Once completed, this rulemaking will fulfill DOE’s statutory obligation to either propose amended energy conservation standards for these products or determine that the existing standards do not need to be amended. To this end, DOE must determine whether national standards more stringent than those currently in place would result in a significant amount of energy savings and whether such amended national standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified.

In the notice of proposed rulemaking, DOE proposed standards that 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 products achieving these standard levels are already commercially available for all product classes covered by this proposal. 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 430.32(aa)   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6292(a)(20)    42 U.S.C. 6295(l)    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); Early Assessment Review  12/08/2020  85 FR 78964   
Comment Period End  02/22/2021 
Notification of Webinar and Availability of Preliminary Technical Support Document  01/21/2022  87 FR 3229   
Notice of rescheduled public meeting to March 7, 2022  02/09/2022  87 FR 7396   
Preliminary Analysis Comment Period End  03/22/2022 
NPRM  03/31/2023  88 FR 19382   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/30/2023 
Final Rule  07/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
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