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Info Collection on Energy Efficiency of Consumer Products

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is requesting comments no later than Feb. 24 on the proposed extension of an information collection involving certification reports, compliance statements, application for a test procedure waiver, and recordkeeping for consumer products and commercial/industrial equipment subject to energy or water conservation standards. Under the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles, the DOE requires that manufacturers (1) submit certification and compliance reports for each basic model distributed in commerce in the U.S.; (2) maintain records underlying the certified ratings for each basic model including test data and the associated calculations; and (3) submit an application for a test procedure waiver for which manufacturers may elect to submit if they manufacturer a basic model that cannot be tested pursuant to the DOE test procedure. The DOE currently requires manufacturers or their representatives to prepare and submit certification reports and compliance statements using the Web-based Compliance and Certification Management System, which is the only mechanism for submitting certification reports to the DOE.

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