AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy
ACTION: Final rule
SUMMARY: On 9 August 2019, as a result of a petition from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and data received in response to that petition, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to withdraw the test procedure for conventional cooking tops established under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA). In this final rule, DOE withdraws the test procedure for conventional cooking tops under EPCA. DOE has determined that the conventional cooking tops test procedure is not representative of energy use or efficiency during an average use cycle and is overly burdensome to conduct.
DATES: The effective date of this rule is 17 September 2020. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this rule was approved by the Director of the Federal Register on 8 April 2011 and 17 December 2012.
This final rule and previous actions notified as G/TBT/N/USA/1516 are identified by Docket Number EERE-2018-BT-TP-0004. The Docket Folder is available on Regulations.gov at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EERE-2018-BT-TP-0004, and provides access to primary and supporting documents as well as comments received. Documents are also accessible from Regulations.gov by searching the Docket Number.
Related actions were previously notified by the United States under the symbol G/TBT/N/USA/787 - Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Cooking Products. We note that compliance with all or portions of the final rules notified in G/TBT/N/USA/787/Add.4 and G/TBT/N/USA/787/Add.4/Corr.1 may no longer be necessary. Actions notified under G/TBT/N/USA/787 are identified by Docket Number EERE–2012–BT–TP–0013. The Docket Folder is available on Regulations.gov at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EERE-2012-BT-TP-0013, and provides access to primary and supporting documents as well as comments received. Documents are also accessible from Regulations.gov by searching the Docket Number.