19 March 2019
Input Sought on Possible Changes to Energy Test Procedures for Ice Makers
The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking input by 18 April in connection with a data collection process to consider whether to amend its test procedures for automatic commercial ice makers. To inform interested parties and to facilitate this process, the DOE has gathered data identifying several issues associated with the currently applicable test procedures on which the agency is interested in receiving comment. These issues mainly concern new versions of the industry standards that the current test procedures incorporate by reference; consideration of additional specifications and amendments that may improve the accuracy of the test procedures or reduce the testing burden on manufacturers; and any additional topics that may inform the DOE’s decisions in a future rulemaking, including methods to reduce regulatory burden while ensuring the accuracy of the procedures.