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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AF49 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Test Procedures for Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is undertaking this rulemaking to satisfy the statutory requirement that, at least once every 7 years, DOE evaluate test procedures for each type of covered product, including central air conditioners and heat pumps, to determine whether amended test procedures would more accurately or fully comply with the requirements for the test procedures to not be unduly burdensome to conduct and be reasonably designed to produce test results that reflect energy efficiency, energy use, and estimated operating costs during a representative average use cycle or period of use.  (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(1)(A))

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430, subpart B, App. M1     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(1)(A)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Subject to 7-year-look-back in 42 U.S.C. 6293(b)  01/05/2024 
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  01/24/2023  88 FR 4091   
RFI Comment Period End  02/23/2023 
NPRM  12/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
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