TITLE: Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Portable Air Conditioners
AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy
ACTION: Final rule
SUMMARY: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA or the Act), as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment. In addition to specifying a list of covered consumer products and commercial equipment, EPCA contains provisions that enable the Secretary of Energy to classify additional types of consumer products as covered products. On 18 April 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) published a final coverage determination to classify portable air conditioners (ACs) as covered consumer products under the applicable provisions in EPCA. In this final rule, DOE establishes new energy conservation standards for portable ACs. DOE has determined that the energy conservation standards for these products would result in significant conservation of energy, and are technologically feasible and economically justified.
RELEVANT DOCUMENT: Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards, Final action; implementation of court order published 10 January 2020: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-10/html/2019-26345.htm https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-10/pdf/2019-26345.pdf
DATES: The effective date of this rule is 10 March 2020. Compliance with the standards established for portable ACs in this final rule is required on and after 10 January 2025.
The docket folder on Regulations.gov provides access to primary and supporting documents for this rulemaking as well as the comments received: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EERE-2013-BT-STD-0033