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.

Below is a list of 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

•             Furnace Fans

•             Illuminated Exit Signs

•             Portable Air Conditioners

•             Room Air Conditioners

•             Walk-in Collers and Walk-in Freezers

•             Water Heaters

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

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to streamline its test procedure waiver decision-making process. Under the proposal, the Department would be required to notify an applicant for an interim waiver of the disposition of the request, in writing, within 30 business days of receipt of the application. Should DOE fail to satisfy this requirement, the request for interim waiver would be deemed granted based on the criteria in DOE’s waiver regulations. An interim waiver would remain in effect until a waiver decision is published or until DOE publishes a new or amended test procedure that addresses the issues presented in the application, whichever is earlier. 

DOE announces that it will re-open the public comment period until August 6, 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

BATTERY CHARGERS

Dyson, Inc.

Case No. 2018-012 / docket # EERE-2016-BT-WAV-0034 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Battery Charger in Robotic Vacuum Cleaner---84FR1224004/01/19

 

Dyson, Inc.

Case No. BC-001 / docket # EERE-2016-BT-WAV-0034 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Battery Charger in Robotic Vacuum Cleaner81FR6248909/09/16 Closed82FR1658004/05/17

CEILING FANS

Big Ass Solutions 

Case No. 2017-011 / docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0049 / email BASFan2017WAV0049@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Ceiling Fans83FR1272603/23/18 Closed83FR5221310/16/18

CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONERS AND HEAT PUMPS

TCL AC

Case No. 2018-009 / docket #  EERE-2018-BT-WAV-0013  / email TCL2018WAV0013@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps (non-communication variable speed systems with coil-only configuration)83FR5605811/09/18Closed84FR1194103/29/19

 

First Co.

Case No. 2018-006 / docket #  EERE-2018-BT-WAV-0012  / email FirstCo2018WAV0012@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps     

 

GD Midea Heating and Ventilating Equipment Co., Ltd.

Case No. 2017-013 / docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0060, email - Midea2017WAV0060@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps83FR2476705/30/18Closed83FR5606511/09/18

 

AeroSys

Case No. 2017-010 / docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0042 / email AeroSys2017WAV0042@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps83FR2476205/30/18Closed  

 

National Comfort Products, Inc.

Case No. 2017-008 / docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0030 / email - NCP2017WAV0030@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps83FR2475405/30/18Closed  

 

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Case No. CAC-051 / docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0037 / email JohnsonControlsCAC051waiver@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps82FR4595209/20/17Closed83FR1273503/23/18

 

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Case No. CAC-050 / docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0039 / email JCI2017WAV0042@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps83FR4001108/13/18Closed  

 

CLOTHES WASHERS

Samsung

Case No. CW-027 / Docket # EERE-2016-BT-WAV-0038 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Residential Clothes Washer81FR8703012/02/16Closed82FR1722904/10/17

 

Whirlpool

Case No. CW-026 / docket # EERE-2015-BT-WAV-0020 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Residential Clothes Washer80FR7820812/16/15Closed81FR2621505/02/16

 

CONSUMER REFRIGERATORS

Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Systems Corporation of America

Case No. 2018-008 / docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0038 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Refrigerator, Refrigerator-Freezer, Freezer---83FR5090710/10/18

 

Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Systems Corporation of America

Case No. RF-047 / docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0038 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Refrigerator, Refrigerator-Freezer, Freezer---82FR3638608/04/17

 

New Shunxiang Electrical Appliance Co

Case No. RF-044 / docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0002 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Refrigerator, Refrigerator-Freezer, Freezer82FR3309907/19/17Closed83FR1174303/16/18

 

AGA Marvel

Case No. RF-045 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Wine Cooler-Freezer81FR4153106/27/16Closed82FR2121105/05/17

 

Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Systems Corporation of America

Case No. RF-043 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Wine Cooler-Freezer81FR427001/26/16Closed82FR2120905/05/17

 

GE

Case No. RF-042 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Refrigerators with Multiple Compressors79FR5577509/14/14Closed80FR785102/12/15

 

Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Systems Corporation of America

Case No. RF-041 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Wine Cooler-Freezer---79FR5576909/17/14

 

Sub-Zero

Case No. RF-040 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Wine Cooler-Freezer79FR5577209/17/14Closed80FR785402/12/15

 

Felix Storch, Inc.

Case No. RF-038 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Keg Beer Coolers, Assisted Living Refrigerators- Freezers, and Hotel Refrigerators79FR1468603/17/14Closed79FR4929208/20/14

 

Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Case No. RF-037 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Refrigerators with Dual Compressors79FR379301/23/14Closed79FR1988404/10/14

 

Liebherr Canada Ltd.

Case No. RF-035 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Refrigerators with Shared Control Panel with Freezer79FR379101/23/14Closed79FR1988604/10/14

 

COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT

AHT Cooling Systems GmBH and AHT Cooling Systems USA Inc.

Case No. 2017-007 / docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0041 / email AHT2017WAV0041@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment83FR2565806/04/18Closed

83FR54581

10/30/18

 

ITW Food Equipment Group, LLC

Case No. CR-007 / docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0001 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment82FR3308107/19/17Closed83FR4614809/12/18

 

AHT Cooling Systems GmBH and AHT Cooling Systems USA Inc.

Case No. CR-006 / docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0027-0009 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov)
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Multi-mode commercial refrigeration equipment82FR2443005/26/17Closed  

 

DISHWASHERS

IKEA (Whirlpool)

Case No. 2017-012 / docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0058 / email IKEA2017WAV0058@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Dishwasher with a “water use system”     

 

Miele

Case No. DW-012 / docket # EERE-2016-BT-WAV-0039 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Dishwasher that runs on an electrical supply voltage of 208 volts81FR8702712/02/16Closed82FR1722704/10/17

 

Whirlpool

Case No. DW-011 / docket # EERE-2013-BT-WAV-0042 / email AS_Waiver_REquest@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Dishwasher with a “water use system”78FR4866108/09/13Closed78FR6562911/01/13

 

EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY

 

Anker

Case No. 2019-005 / docket # EERE-2019-BT-WAV-0010 / email Anker2019WAV0010@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
External Power Supply84FR3416707/17/19Comment Now! Due by August 16, 2019  

 

Apple

Case No. 2018-010 / docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0043 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
External Power Supply---83FR6083011/27/18

 

Apple

Case No. 2018-005 / docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0043 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
External Power Supply---83FR5090510/10/18

 

Huawei Technologies, Co. Ltd

Case No. 2017-014 / docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0061 / email Huawei2017WAV0061@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
External Power Supply83FR1273703/23/2018Closed83FR2544806/01/18

 

Hefei Bitland Information Technology Co., Ltd

Case No. EPS-004/ docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0043 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
External Power Supply82FR3429407/24/17Closed83FR1173803/16/18

 

Poin2 Labs

Case No. EPS-003/ docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0043 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
External Power Supply82FR3429407/24/17Closed83FR1173803/16/18

 

Microsoft Corporation

Case No. EPS-002/ docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0043 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
External Power Supply82FR3429407/24/17Closed83FR1173803/16/18

 

Apple Inc

Case No. EPS-001/ docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0043 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
External Power Supply82FR3429407/24/17Closed83FR1173803/16/18

 

FURNACE FANS

ECR International

Case No. 2019-001 / docket # EERE-2019-BT-WAV-0004 / email ECR2019WAV0004@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate

Belt Drive Single Speed Oil Fired Warm Air Furnaces

     

 

ILLUMINATED EXIT SIGNS

Signify

Case No. 2019-003 / docket # EERE-2019-BT-WAV-0007 / email Signify2019WAV0007@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Combination Illuminated Exit Signs     

 

Beghelli

Case No. 2018-007 / docket # EERE-2018-BT-WAV-0011 / email Beghelli2018WAV0011@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Combination Illuminated Exit Signs84FR219402/06/18Closed84FR2918606/21/19

 

Acuity Brands

Case No. IES-001 / docket # EERE-2017-BT-WAV-0033 / email AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Combination Illuminated Exit Signs82FR2646906/07/2017Closed83FR1174003/16/18

 

Portable Air Conditioners

LG Electronics USA, Inc.

Case No. 2018-004 / docket # EERE-2018-BT-WAV-0007  / email LG2018WAV0007@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Inverter portable air conditioners84FR3927408/09/19Comment Now! Due Sept 9, 2019.  

 

Room Air Conditioners

GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Co. LTD.

Case No. 2019-004 / docket # EERE-2019-BT-WAV-0009 / email MideaAmerica2019WAV0009@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Room air conditioners with variable-speed compressors     

 

LG Electronics USA, Inc.

Case No. 2018-003 / docket # EERE-2018-BT-WAV-0006  / email LG2018WAV0006@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Room air conditioners with variable-speed compressors83FR3071706/29/2018Closed84FR2011105/08/2019

 

WALK-IN COOLERS AND WALK-IN FREEZERS

 

HH Technologies

Case No. 2018-011 / docket # EERE-2018-BT-WAV-0001  / email HHT2018WAV0001@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer doors---84FR143402/04/2019

 

Store It Cold

Case No. 2018-002 / docket # EERE-2018-BT-WAV-0002 / email storeitcold2018wav0002@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer doors84FR1194403/29/19Closed84FR3928608/09/19

 

HH Technologies

Case No. 2018-001 / docket # EERE-2018-BT-WAV-0001  / email HHT2018WAV0001@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer doors83FR2821106/18/2018Closed83FR5345710/23/2018

 

WATER HEATERS

Bradford White Corporation

Case No. 2019-006 / docket # EERE-2019-BT-WAV-0020  / email Bradford2019WAV0020@ee.doe.gov
ScopePetition for Waiver / Grant of Interim WaiverDateComment PeriodDecision & OrderDate
Gas and heat pump storage-type water heaters