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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AF39 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Small Electric Motors 

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 energy conservation standards currently in place for small electric motors found at 10 CFR 431.446.  DOE has initially determined that amened energy conservations standards for electric motors would not be cost-effective and is not proposing to amend its energy conservation standards for this equipment. Once completed, this rulemaking will fulfill DOE’s statutory obligation to either amend the standards for this equipment or determine that the standards 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: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 431.446   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6311(13)(G)    42 U.S.C. 6317(b) to (e)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  04/20/2022  87 FR 23471   
RFI Comment Period End  05/20/2022 
RFI Comment Period Extended  05/11/2022  87 FR 28782   
RFI Comment Period Extended End  06/20/2022 
Notice of Proposed Determination (NOPD)  02/06/2023  88 FR 7629   
NOPD Comment Period End  04/07/2023 
Final Action  01/00/2024 
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:
Jeremy Dommu
Building Technologies Office, EE-2J
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-9870