DOE Issues a Notice of Data Availability Pertaining to Standards for Residential Clothes Washers 

DOE Issues a Notice of Data Availability Pertaining to Standards for Residential Clothes Washers 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice pertaining to energy conservation standards for residential clothes washers (RCWs) On September 1, 2021, DOE published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for RCWs, which will be used as the basis for evaluating, issuing, and determining compliance with updated standards, should such standards be established. On September 29, 2021, DOE published a preliminary analysis of standards for RCWs, which presented preliminary translations between the energy and water efficiency metrics as measured by the current test procedure and new energy and water efficiency metrics as measured by the proposed test procedure. In this NODA, DOE is publishing the results of additional testing conducted in furtherance of the development of the translations between the current test procedure and the proposed new test procedure. DOE requests comments, data, and information regarding the data.

  • DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this NODA 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–2017– BT–STD–0014, by email (ConsumerClothesWasher2017STD0014@ee.doe.gov), Federal eRulemaking portal (http://www.regulations.gov).
  • Find product information for Consumer Clothes Washers including current standards and test procedures, statutory authority, waivers, exceptions and contact information.

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