Summary: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended, sets forth a variety of provisions designed to improve energy efficiency. Part C of Title III establishes the “Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment.” The covered equipment includes pumps. In this final rule, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) adopts new energy conservation standards for pumps. DOE has determined that the new energy conservation standards for pumps would result in significant conservation of energy, and are technologically feasible and economically justified.
Type of Regulation: Energy Conservation Standard
Rulemaking Link: Rulemaking Webpage
Docket ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031
Effective Date of Rulemaking: The effective date of this rule is March 28, 2016. Compliance with the new standards established for pumps in this final rule is required on and after January 27, 2020.
Comment Period Close Date: Closed
Where to Comment: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0031
AHRI Comments to Previous Stages of Rulemaking:
- 2013-05-02 — AHRI Comment response to the published Framework Document
- 2013-02-20 — Public Meeting Transcript: Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial and Industrial Pumps
- 2011-07-13 — AHRI comment response to Request for Information - Commercial and Industrial Pumps
Staff Contact: Laura Petrillo-Groh