WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register notice reopening to comment period for the request for information (RFI) pertaining to the energy conservation standards for air-cooled commercial package air conditioning and heating equipment (ACUACs and ACUHPs) and commercial warm air furnaces (CWAFs) notice that published on May 12, 2020. The RFI provided an opportunity for submission of written comments, data, and information to the Department by June 11, 2020. Prior to the end of the comment period for the RFI, DOE received a request from the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), as well as from the American Public Gas Association (APGA), seeking additional time to consider the applicability and impact of an updated energy conservation standard for this equipment. In light of these requests, DOE is reopening the comment period for the subject RFI for an additional 14 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
- DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding the RFI no later than July 1, 2020.
- Interested persons may submit comments identified by docket number EERE-2019-BT-STD-0042, by email (PkgHVACFurnace2019STD0042@ee.doe.gov), Federal eRulemaking portal (http://www.regulations.gov, postal mail, or hand delivery/courier.
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