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

NOTIFICATION

Addendum

The following communication, dated 25 May 2020, is being circulated at the request of the delegation of the United States of America.

 

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TITLE: Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Electric Motors

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

ACTION: Request for information

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") is initiating an effort to determine whether to amend the current energy conservation standards for electric motors. DOE must review these standards at least once every six years and either propose new standards for electric motors or a notice of determination that the existing standards do not need amending. DOE is soliciting information from the public to help determine whether amending the current electric motor standards would produce significant energy savings while being technologically feasible and cost effective. Accordingly, DOE seeks information regarding any technological or market changes since the most recent standards update that would justify a new rulemaking to increase the stringency of the current standards consistent with these factors. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document (including those topics not specifically raised), as well as the submission of data and other relevant information.