Department of Energy Extends Holding Time on HVAC Regulations
March 27, 2017
By PHCC Staff
The Department of Energy has issued notices to extend the delay period for implementation dates of rulemakings, which, to date, include two HVAC issues: Test Procedures for Central A/C & Heat Pumps (postponed until July 3, 2017) and Test Procedures for Walk-in Coolers & Freezers (postponed until June 26, 2017).
As previously mentioned, on Feb. 2, 2017, the new Administration issued an order postponing rulemakings and implementation of published rules for 60 days pending appointment of new agency executives.
Due to the delay in confirming the Secretary of Energy, however, there is insufficient time for the new executives to properly review these rulemakings; these new dates allow for proper review.