Department of Energy
The Department of Energy is undertaking a rulemaking to consider new energy conservation standards and a test procedure for circulators.
Summary: The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE” or, in context, “the Department”) is giving notice of a public meeting and that DOE intends to establish a negotiated rulemaking working group under the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (“ASRAC”) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (“FACA”) and the Negotiated Rulemaking Act (“NRA”) to negotiate proposed amended energy conservation standards for circulator pumps. The purpose of the working group will be to discuss and, if possible, reach consensus on a proposed rule regarding definitions, test procedures, and energy conservation standards, as authorized by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) of 1975, as amended. The working group will consist of representatives of parties having a defined stake in the outcome of the proposed standards, and will consult as appropriate with a range of experts on technical issues. Per the ASRAC Charter, the working group is expected to make a concerted effort to negotiate a final term sheet by September 30, 2016.
Type of Regulation: Energy Conservation Standard
Rulemaking Link: Rulemaking Webpage
Docket ID: EERE-2016-BT-STD-0004
Posted: October 14, 2016 — Notice of open meetings
Posted: April 20, 2016 — Notice of Open Meetings for the Circulator Pumps Working Group to Negotiate a NOPR for Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures; Notice of Public Meetings
Posted: March 16, 2016 — Notice of Open Meetings for the Circulator Pumps Working Group to Negotiate a NOPR for Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures; Notice of Public Meetings
Posted: February 3, 2016 — Notice of Intent to Establish a Working Group for Circulator Pumps to Negotiate a NOPR for Energy Conservation Standards; Notice of Intent and Announcement of Public Meeting
Comment Period Close Date: Closed
Where to Comment: EERE-2016-BT-STD-0004
AHRI Comments to Previous States of Rulemaking: N/A
Staff Contact: Laura Petrillo-Groh and Frank Stanonik
Current Efficiency Standards
Current Test Procedures
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