DOE Issues a Notice of Petition for Waiver, Denial of Interim Waiver and Request for Comments Pertaining to Test Procedures for Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

DOE Issues a Notice of Petition for Waiver, Denial of Interim Waiver and Request for Comments Pertaining to Test Procedures for Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice announcing receipt of and publishes a petition for waiver and interim waiver from Nortek Global HVAC, LLC (Nortek), which seeks a waiver for specified central air conditioner and heat pump basic models from DOE’s test procedure used for determining the energy efficiency of these products. This notification also announces that DOE is declining to grant the request for an interim waiver from the test procedure for the reasons described in this notification. DOE solicits comments, data, and information concerning the petition and its suggested alternate test procedure so as to inform DOE’s final decision on the waiver request.

  • DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this petition until 30 days after date of publication in the Federal Register. DOE will send a follow-up e-mail once the notice publishes to announce the closing date of the comment period.
  • Interested persons may submit comments identified by case number 2021-009 and docket number EERE-2021-BT-WAV-0025, by email (AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov), Federal eRulemaking portal (http://www.regulations.gov).
  • Additional information on waivers can be found on DOE’s waiver website.
  • Find product information for Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps including current standards and test procedures, statutory authority, waivers, exceptions and contact information.

This email was sent to doe@enjoule.com on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy · 1000 Independence Ave., SW · Washington DC 20585

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