DOE Issues a Notice of Data Availability Pertaining to Standards for Residential Clothes Washers
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice pertaining to energy conservation standards for residential clothes washers (RCWs) On September 1, 2021, DOE published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for RCWs, which will be used as the basis for evaluating, issuing, and determining compliance with updated standards, should such standards be established. On September 29, 2021, DOE published a preliminary analysis of standards for RCWs, which presented preliminary translations between the energy and water efficiency metrics as measured by the current test procedure and new energy and water efficiency metrics as measured by the proposed test procedure. In this NODA, DOE is publishing the results of additional testing conducted in furtherance of the development of the translations between the current test procedure and the proposed new test procedure. DOE requests comments, data, and information regarding the data.