U.S. Department of Energy Seeks Comments on Revising Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Products

On December 18, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a request for information and a notification of public meeting on revising energy conservation standards for consumer products. The request for information is in response to DOE’s regulatory reform efforts. DOE is seeking comments and information on potential improvements to the process of revising energy conservation standards. The request lists specific issue areas on which the public is invited to comment including but not limited to the use of direct final rules, negotiated rulemakings,  industry standards in test procedures, and the timing of test procedures.

DOE will hold a public meeting on the request for information on January 9, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

More information on the list of issues to consider and the public meeting is available here.

Written comments are due by February 16, 2018 and may be submitted here.

Advocacy contact: Prianka Sharma(link sends e-mail), 202-205-6938.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017