11 April 2019
Input Sought on Possible Amendments to Energy Standards for Small Electric Motors
The U.S. Department of Energy has launched an effort to determine whether to amend the current mandatory energy conservation standards for small electric motors. Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, the DOE must review these standards at least once every six years and publish either a notice of proposed rulemaking to propose new standards for small electric motors or a notice of determination that the existing standards do not need to be amended.
Accordingly, the agency is now soliciting input from the public to help determine whether amending the standards for small electric motors would result in significant energy savings and whether such standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified. Any such input may be submitted no later than 24 May.