WASHINGTON — On April 24, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an order adopting a settlement agreement in litigation that, among other things, vacated the Department of Energy’s (DOE) minimum efficiency standards for nonweatherized gas furnaces and mobile home gas furnaces and remanded that proceeding back to DOE for further rulemaking.

The settlement agreement included a provision that in the rulemaking on remand, “DOE will make available to the public the data gathered and analyzed by the agency prior to publication of a proposed rule. DOE will endeavor to post such data as it becomes available during the agency’s development of a proposed rule. At a minimum, the agency will make such data available to the public within 30 days after the Office of Management and Budget receives a draft proposed rule
from DOE.”

In fulfillment of that obligation, the DOE posted its Government Regulatory Impact Model (GRIM) and National Impact Analysis (NIA) spreadsheets.

Publication date: 10/20/2014 

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