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®: CRE Regulatory Action of the Week

DOE Extends Comment Period on Petition for Rulemaking Regarding Residential Furnaces and Commercial Water Heaters
On November 1, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy DOE published in the Federal Register a notice of petition for rulemaking and request for comment regarding whether DOE should issue an interpretive rule stating that DOE's proposed energy conservation standards for residential furnaces and commercial water heaters would result in the unavailability of "performance characteristics'' within the meaning of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended, and withdraw its proposals for amended standards for those products/equipment based upon such findings. The comment period in that notice was set to close on January 30, 2019. In the intervening period, DOE received two requests from interested parties seeking an extension of the comment period in order to develop additional data relevant to the petition. This notice announces an extension of the public comment period by 30 days to March 1, 2019.

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