Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - United States - Commercial and industrial electric motors - Addendum



        The following communication, dated 2 June 2014, is being circulated at the request of the delegation of the United States of America.





TITLE: Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial and Industrial Electric Motors

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy

ACTION: Final rule

SUMMARY: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including commercial and industrial electric motors. EPCA also requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to determine whether more-stringent, amended standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would save a significant amount of energy. In this final rule, DOE establishes energy conservation standards for a number of different groups of electric motors that DOE has not previously regulated. For those groups of electric motors currently regulated, today's rulemaking would maintain the current energy conservation standards for some electric motor types and amend the energy conservation standards for other electric motor types. DOE has determined that the new and amended energy conservation standards for this equipment would result in significant conservation of energy, and are technologically feasible and economically justified.

DATES: The effective date of this rule is 28 July 2014. Compliance with the standards established for commercial and industrial electric motors in today's final rule is required starting on 1 June 2016.

The incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this rule was approved by the Federal Register on 4 May 2012.