DOE Issues a Request for Information Pertaining to Standards for Consumer Furnaces
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice initiating an effort to determine whether to amend the current energy conservation standards for certain classes of consumer furnaces. Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, DOE must review these standards at least once every six years and publish either a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to propose new standards or a notification of determination that the existing standards do not need to be amended. This request for information (RFI) solicits information from the public to help DOE determine whether amended standards for non-weatherized oil-fired, mobile home oil-fired, weatherized oil- fired, weatherized gas, and electric consumer furnaces would result in significant energy savings and whether such standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified. DOE also welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document (including those topics not specifically raised), as well as the submission of data and other relevant information.
- DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this RFI 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 docket number EERE–2021–BT–STD-0031, by email (OEWGFurnaces2021STD0031@ee.doe.gov), Federal eRulemaking portal (http://www.regulations.gov).
- Find product information for Consumer Furnaces including current standards and test procedures, statutory authority, waivers, exceptions and contact information.
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