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Amended Energy Conservation Standards for Ice Makers, Spray Valves Under Consideration

Thursday, September 11, 2014
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Ice Makers. The Department of Energy is accepting through Oct. 14 comments, data and information on an updated estimate of the potential economic impacts and energy savings that could result from promulgating amended energy conservation standards for automatic commercial ice makers. DOE proposed these amended standards in March after tentatively concluding that they represent the maximum improvement in energy efficiency that is technologically feasible and economically justified and would result in the significant conservation of energy. DOE further noted that technologies used to achieve these standard levels are already commercially available for the covered equipment classes.

Spray Valves. Separately, the DOE has launched a rulemaking and data collection process to consider amending the energy conservation standards for commercial pre-rinse spray valves. To inform interested parties and facilitate this process, DOE has prepared framework document that details the analytical approach and preliminary scope of coverage for the rulemaking and identifies several issues on which DOE is particularly interested in receiving comments. In addition, DOE will hold a public meeting Sept. 30 in Washington, D.C., to discuss and receive comments on its planned analytical approach and the issues it will address in this rulemaking proceeding.

The framework document, as well as information on attending the meeting or viewing it via webinar, will be available here. Requests to speak at the meeting are due no later than Sept. 16. Comments, data and information on the framework document will be accepted through Oct. 27.

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