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Ex parte Communication

This memo memorializes the meeting between AHAM and the Department of Energy on November 3, 2010, for inclusion in the public docket. In summary, the issue discussed was the need for testing under a final test procedure for refrigerator/freezers in order to verify that the final equations for refrigerator/freezer standards levels are correct. Also discussed were incentives for smart appliances and the need for government coordination on Smart Grid policies. AHAM also raised an issue regarding the correction factor in the ASHRAE Standard 16-1983 (RA 99) and noted that it intends to file a petition for relief.