WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register notice of proposed determination regarding a rulemaking on energy efficiency standards for commercial packaged boilers.

DOE proposes to determine that natural draft commercial packaged boilers meet the criteria for covered equipment under Part A-1 of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended. DOE proposes that classifying equipment of such type as covered equipment is necessary to carry out the purpose of Part A-1 of EPCA, which is to improve the efficiency of certain industrial equipment to conserve energy resources.

DOE is accepting public comments which must be received by Sept. 12, 2013. For more information on the rulemaking, including information on how to submit comments, go to DOE’s rulemaking page.

Publication date: 8/12/2013