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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AF56 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: ●Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Refrigerators, Freezers, and Refrigerator-Freezers 

On September 25, 2023, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers and efficiency and consumer organizations and utilities, submitted a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) recommending new and amended efficiency standards for various home appliances to the Department for consideration. Subsequently, DOE has received a letter in support of the joint recommendation from the States of California, Massachusetts, and New York. 

In this rulemaking, under the authority provided by 42 U.S.C. 6295(p)(4), DOE is considering issuing a direct final rule amending the energy conservation standards for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers. DOE must determine whether the standard levels were proposed by groups that are of fairly representative points of view. DOE must also evaluate whether the recommended standard achieves the maximum improvement in energy efficiency that is technologically feasible and economically justified and results in significant energy conservation.

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Section 3(f)(1) Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430.32   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(p)(4)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Direct Final Rule  12/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1904-AD80 
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