DOE Publishes a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Public Meeting and Request for Comment Pertaining to Standards for Consumer Pool Heaters
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register notice pf proposed rulemaking (NOPR) pertaining to energy conservation standards for consumer pool heaters. The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), prescribes standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including consumer pool heaters. EPCA also requires the DOE to periodically determine whether more-stringent, standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would result in significant energy savings. In this NOPR, DOE proposes definitions for the different classes of pool heaters, amended standards for gas-fired pool heaters, new standards for electric pool heaters, and also announces a public meeting to receive comment on these proposed standards and associated analyses and results.