DOE Issues a Comment Extension Notice Pertaining to Standards for Residential Clothes Washers

DOE Issues a Comment Extension Notice Pertaining to Standards for Residential Clothes Washers

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice extending the public comment period for the preliminary analysis regarding proposals to amend the energy conservation standards for residential clothes washers. DOE published the notification of a webinar and availability of preliminary technical support document in the Federal Register on September 29, 2021, establishing a 75-day public comment period ending December 13, 2021. On October 11, 2021, DOE received a comment requesting extension of the comment period by an additional 64 days to February 15, 2022. DOE is extending the public comment period for submitting comments and data on the preliminary analysis documents by an additional 45 days, to January 27, 2022, for a total of a 120-day comment period.

  • DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this notice until January 27, 2022.
  • Interested persons may submit comments identified by docket number EERE–2017–BT–STD–0014, by email (, or Federal eRulemaking portal (
  • Technical Support Document 
  • The webinar will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Click here to register for the webinar.
  • Foreign Nationals interested in participating in this webinar, must be screened by DOE Headquarters Security prior to being granted access. Please  email to complete the necessary documentation at least two weeks prior to scheduled meeting date.
  • Additional webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants will be published on DOE’s website:
  • Find product information for Residential Clothes Washers including current standards and test procedures, statutory authority, waivers, exceptions and contact information.

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