DOE Publishes a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Pertaining to Test Procedures for Cooking Products

DOE Publishes a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Pertaining to Test Procedures for Cooking Products

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register notice proposing to establish a test procedure for a category of cooking products, i.e., conventional cooking tops, under a proposed new appendix. The proposed test procedure would adopt the latest version of the relevant industry standard with modifications to adapt the test method to gas cooking tops, offer an optional method for burden reduction, normalize the energy use of each test cycle, include measurement of standby mode and off mode energy use, update certain test conditions, and provide certain clarifying language. This NOPR also proposes to retitle the existing cooking products test procedure for microwave ovens only. DOE is seeking comment from interested parties on the proposal.

  • DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this NOPR until January 3, 2022.
  • Interested persons may submit comments identified by docket number EERE–2021–BT–TP-0023, by email (, Federal eRulemaking portal (
  • DOE will hold a webinar on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 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 Cooking Products including current standards and test procedures, statutory authority, waivers, exceptions and contact information.

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