DOE's "Process Rule" for Energy Efficiency Standards

March 02, 2018

Sofie E. Miller

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking comment on potential modifications to its “Process Rule,” which outlines the Department’s approach to establishing new or revised energy efficiency standards for consumer appliances. The comment provides DOE with a public interest perspective on its Process Rule and potential improvements in the areas of direct final rulemaking, negotiated rulemaking, retrospective review, and the analysis that supports the Department’s rules.