DOE Issues a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Public Meeting and Request for Information Pertaining to Test Procedures for Ceiling Fans

DOE Issues a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Public Meeting and Request for Information Pertaining to Test Procedures for Ceiling Fans

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice proposing to amend the test procedures for ceiling fans. DOE initially presented proposed amendments in a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) published on September 30, 2019. DOE is publishing this supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) to present modifications to certain proposals presented in the NOPR, and to propose additional amendments. In this SNOPR, DOE proposes to include a definition for “circulating air” for the purpose of the ceiling fan definition, include ceiling fans greater than 24 feet in the scope, include certain belt-driven ceiling fans within scope, include a standby metric for large-diameter ceiling fans, amend the low speed definition, permit an alternate set-up to collect air velocity test data, amend certain set-up and operation specifications, amend the blade thickness measurement requirement, and update product-specific rounding and enforcement provisions. DOE is seeking comment from interested parties on the proposal.

  • DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this SNOPR until 60 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–2013–BT–TP-0050, by email (CF2013TP0050@ee.doe.gov), Federal eRulemaking portal (http://www.regulations.gov).
  • DOE will hold a webinar on Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 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 Regina.Washington@ee.doe.gov 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: https://energy.gov/eere/buildings/public-meetings-and-comment-deadlines
  • Find product information for Ceiling Fans including current standards and test procedures, statutory authority, waivers, exceptions and contact information.

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