Federal Register Vol. 76, No. 74: P. 21673-21675 (Monday, April 18, 2011); DOE Proposed Rule 10 CFR Part 431 [Docket Number EERE–2011–BP–TP–00024] RIN 1904–AC46; Alternative Efficiency Determination Methods and Alternate Rating Methods - Notice of availability of request
for information (RFI).
DOE-issued notice of RFI (due May 18, 2011) related to use of computer simulations, mathematical methods, and other alternative methods of determining the efficiency of certain types of consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment. Info and data collected will inform the proposals for a rulemaking addressing alternative efficiency determination methods (AEDM) and alternate rating methods (ARM) for these types of covered products. Notice includes contact information, instructions for obtaining further details, and supplemental information about the nature and requirements of the AEDMs and ARMs under discussion, as well as questions regarding general issues, substantiation, and verification.