Current Test Procedure Waivers

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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) regulations for covered products permit a person to seek a waiver, or an interim waiver, from the test procedure requirements for covered appliances and commercial equipment if certain criteria are satisfied. Regulations applicable to test procedure waivers for appliances can be found at 10 CFR 430.27; those applicable to test procedure waivers for commercial equipment are at 10 CFR 431.401.

This table lists all waivers to test procedures that DOE has granted and that are still in effect. The links to the notices provide access to the dockets in Regulations.gov, which contain all notices and public comments. Products include:

•             Battery Chargers

•             Ceiling Fans

•             Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

•             Clothes Washers

•             Consumer Refrigerators

•             Commercial Refrigeration Equipment

•             Dishwashers

•             External Power Supply

•             Illuminated Exit Signs

For more information, please email: AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov 

Battery Chargers

Scope

Petition for Waiver / Grant for Interim Waiver

Date

Comment Period

Decision & Order

Date

Dyson, Inc. (Docket # EERE-2016-BT-WAV-0034, email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

Battery Charger in Robotic Vacuum Cleaner 81FR62489 09/09/16  Closed 82FR16580 04/05/17

Ceiling Fans

Scope

Petition for Waiver / Grant for Interim Waiver

Date

Comment Period

Decision & Order

Date

Big Ass Solutions (Docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0049, email - BASFan2017WAV0049@ee.doe.gov)

Ceiling Fans 83FR12726 03/23/18  Closed    

Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

Scope

Petition for Waiver / Grant for Interim Waiver

Date

Comment Period

Decision & Order

Date

GD Midea Heating and Ventilating Equipment Co., Ltd. (Docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0060, email - Midea2017WAV0060@ee.doe.gov)

Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

Pre-publication Federal Register Notice        

AeroSys (Docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0042, email - AeroSys2017WAV0042@ee.doe.gov)

Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

Pre-publication Federal Register Notice        

National Comfort Products, Inc. (Docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0030, email - NCP2017WAV0030@ee.doe.gov)

Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

Pre-publication Federal Register Notice        

Johnson Controls, Inc. (Docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0037, email- JohnsonControlsCAC051waiver@ee.doe.gov)

Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

82FR45952

09/20/17 Closed 83FR12735 03/23/18

Clothes Washers

Scope

Petition for Waiver / Grant of Interim Waiver

Date

Comment Period

Decision & Order

Date

Samsung (Docket # EERE-2016-BT-WAV-0038, email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

Residential Clothes Washer 81FR87030 12/02/16 Closed 82FR17229 04/10/17

Whirlpool (Docket # EERE-2015-BT-WAV-0020, email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

Residential Clothes Washer 80FR78208 12/16/15 Closed 81FR26215 05/02/16

Consumer Refrigerators

Scope Petition for Waiver / Grant of Interim Waiver Date Comment Period Decision & Order Date

PAPRSA ( Docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0038, email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

Refrigerator, Refrigerator-Freezer, Freezer     Closed 82FR36386 08/04/17

New Shunxiang Electrical Appliance Co (Docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0002, email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

Refrigerator, Refrigerator-Freezer, Freezer 82FR33099 07/19/17 Closed 83FR11743 03/16/18

AGA Marvel (email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

Wine Cooler-Freezer 81FR41531 06/27/16 Closed 82FR21211      05/05/17

PAPRSA (email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

Wine Cooler-Freezer 81FR4270 01/26/16 Closed 82FR21209 05/05/17

GE (email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

Refrigerators with Multiple Compressors 79FR55775 09/14/14 Closed 80FR7851 02/12/15

PAPRSA (email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

Wine Cooler-Refrigerator     Closed 79FR55769 09/17/14

Sub-Zero (email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

Wine Cooler-Refrigerator 79FR55772 09/17/14 Closed 80FR7854 02/12/15

Felix Storch, Inc. (email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

Keg Beer Coolers, Assisted Living Refrigerators- Freezers, and Hotel Refrigerators 79FR14686 03/17/14 Closed 79FR49292 08/20/14

Samsung Electronics America, Inc.(email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

Refrigerators with Dual Compressors 79FR3793 01/23/14 Closed 79FR19884 04/10/14

Liebherr Canada Ltd. (email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

Refrigerators with Shared Control Panel with Freezer 79FR3791 01/23/14 Closed 79FR19886 04/10/14

Commercial Refrigeration Equipment

Scope Petition for Waiver / Grant of Interim Waiver Date Comment Period Decision & Order Date

ITW Food Equipment Group, LLC (Docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0001 , email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

Commercial Refrigeration Equipment 82FR33081 07/19/17

Closed

   

AHT Cooling Systems GmbH and AHT Cooling Systems USA Inc. (Docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0027-0009, email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

Multi-mode commercial refrigeration equipment 82FR24430 05/26/17 Closed    

Dishwashers

Scope Petition for Waiver / Grant of Interim Waiver Date Comment Period Decision & Order Date

Miele (Docket # EERE-2016-BT-WAV-0039, email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

Dishwasher that runs on an electrical supply voltage of 208 volts 81FR87027 12/02/16 Closed 82FR17227 04/10/17

Whirlpool (Docket # EERE-2013-BT-WAV-0042, email - AS_Waiver_REquest@ee.doe.gov)

Dishwasher with a “water use system” 78FR48661 08/09/13 Closed 78FR65629 11/01/13

External Power Supply

Scope

Petition for Waiver / Grant for Interim Waiver

Date

Comment Period

Decision & Order

Date

Huawei Technologies, Co. Ltd (Docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0061, email - Huawei2017WAV0061@ee.doe.gov)

External Power Supply 83FR12737 03/23/2018

Closed

Pre-Publication Federal Register Notice  

Apple Inc (Docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0043, email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

External Power Supply 82FR34294 07/24/17 Closed 83FR11738 03/16/18

Microsoft Corporation  (Docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0043, email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

External Power Supply 82FR34294 07/24/17 Closed 83FR11738 03/16/18

Poin2 Labs  (Docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0043, email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

External Power Supply 82FR34294 07/24/17 Closed 83FR11738 03/16/18

Hefei Bitland Information Technology Co., Ltd  (Docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV0043, email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

External Power Supply 82FR34294 07/24/17 Closed 83FR11738 03/16/18

Illuminated Exit Signs

Scope

Petition for Waiver / Grant of Interim Waiver

Date

Comment Period

Decision & Order

Date

Acuity Brands  (Docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0033, email - AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)

Illuminated Exit Signs 82FR26469 06/07/2017 Closed 83FR11740 03/16/18