DOE Publishes a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Public Meeting and Request for Information Pertaining to Test Procedures for Consumer Water Heaters and Residential- Duty Commercial Water Heaters
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register notice proposing to amend the test procedure for consumer water heaters and residential-duty commercial water heaters to update the procedure to the latest versions of the industry standards that are incorporated by reference and to consider procedures that are included in a draft industry standard, which is not currently incorporated by reference. DOE also proposes to interpret the statutory definition of consumer water heater to cover larger capacity heat pump type units as commercial equipment and proposes several new definitions for water heaters that cannot be appropriately tested with the current DOE test procedure, along with test methods to test these products. DOE is seeking comment from interested parties on the proposals.
- DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this NOPR until March 14, 2022.
- Interested persons may submit comments identified by docket number EERE–2019–BT–TP–0032, by email (WaterHeaters2019TP0032@ee.doe.gov), Federal eRulemaking portal (http://www.regulations.gov).
- DOE will hold a webinar on Thursday, January 27, 2022, 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 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 Consumer Waters Heaters and Commercial Water Heaters including current standards and test procedures, statutory authority, waivers, exceptions and contact information.
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