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Current Rulemakings and Notices

The Department of Energy has compiled a summary tables that link to each current rulemaking and its associated product page. Each rulemaking page:

  • Provides an update on the most recent activity related to that rulemaking 
  • Describes the rulemaking's purpose
  • Lists rulemaking milestones and provides links to key documents and the docket
  • Links to any related rulemakings
  • Describes how to participate in any public meeting (or webinar)
  • Describes how to submit public comments to the docket
  • Provides the statutory authority for the rulemaking

Links to current implementation, compliance, and enforcement (ICE) rulemakings and other cross-cutting rulemakings are provided underneath the tables.

Consumer Products
Commercial and Industrial Equipment
Lighting Products
Plumbing Products
ICE & Other Rulemakings


Consumer Products

Product Type

Active Rulemaking

Battery Chargers
Ceiling Fans
Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
Clothes Dryers
Clothes Washers
Computer and Battery Backup Systems
Direct Heating Equipment
External Power Supplies
Furnace Fans
Furnaces and Boilers
Hearth Products
Kitchen Ranges and Ovens
Microwave Ovens
Pool Heaters
Portable Air Conditioners
Refrigerators and Freezers
Room Air Conditioners  
Set-top Boxes
Water Heaters

Commercial and Industrial Equipment

Product Type Active Rulemaking
Automatic Commercial Ice Makers
Clothes Washers
Commercial Package Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps (Small, Large, and Very Large)
Commercial Packaged Boilers
Computer Room Air Conditioners  
Distribution Transformers
Electric Motors
Fans and Blowers
Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat
Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machines
Refrigeration Equipment
Single Package Vertical Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps  
Small Electric Motors
Unit Heaters  
Walk-in Coolers and Walk-in Freezers
Warm Air Furnaces
Water Heating Equipment

Lighting Products

Product Type Active Rulemaking
Ceiling Fan Light Kits
Certain Lamps  
Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts  
General Service Fluorescent Lamps
General Service Incandescent Lamps  
General Service Lamps
High-Intensity Discharge Lamps
Illuminated Exit Signs  
Incandescent Reflector Lamps
Light Emitting Diodes
Medium Base Compact Fluorescent Lamps  
Metal Halide Lamp Fixtures
Traffic Signal Modules and Pedestrian Modules  

Plumbing Products

Product Type Active Rulemaking
Commercial Prerinse Spray Valves
Water Closets (Flush toilets)

ICE & Other Rulemakings

Implementation, Certification, and Enforcement Rulemakings:

Other Cross-cutting Rulemakings or Notices: