Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy April 10, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to Samsung From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedures
Document Number: 2014-08077
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of the decision and order (Case No. RF-037) that grants Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung) with a waiver from the DOE electric refrigerator and refrigerator-freezer test procedures for the basic models set forth in its petition for waiver. In its petition, Samsung provides an alternate test procedure to address the difficulties in testing dual compressor systems using the currently applicable DOE test procedure. Under today's decision and order, Samsung shall be required to test and rate these refrigerator-freezers using an alternate test procedure that takes dual compressors into account when measuring energy consumption.
Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to Liebherr Canada Ltd. From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedures
Document Number: 2014-08076
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of its decision and order (Case No. RF-035) granting Liebherr Canada Ltd. (Liebherr) with a waiver from the DOE electric refrigerator and refrigerator-freezer test procedures for the basic models set forth in its petition for waiver. In its petition, Liebherr sought to use an alternate test procedure that would permit the testing of its all- refrigerator model while physically connected to Liebherr's companion upright freezer model, which is necessary for the refrigerator to function properly. Under today's decision and order, Liebherr shall be required to test and rate these refrigerator-freezers, subject to use of the alternate test procedure set forth in this notice.
Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to Samsung From the Department of Energy Residential Refrigerator and Refrigerator-Freezer Test Procedures
Document Number: 2014-08073
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of its decision and order in Case No. RF-036 grants Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung) with a waiver from the DOE electric refrigerator and refrigerator-freezer test procedures for specific basic models set forth in its petition for waiver. In its petition, Samsung provides an alternate test procedure that is identical to the test procedure DOE published in a final rule dated January 25, 2012 (77 FR 3559) that manufacturers will be required to use starting in 2014. Under today's decision and order, Samsung shall be required to test and rate these refrigerator-freezers using an alternate test procedure as adopted in that January 2012 final rule, which accounts for multiple defrost cycles when measuring energy consumption.