NAFEM comments to DOE on ways to reduce regulatory burden

As required by Executive Order 13777 offsetting the number and cost of new regulations, the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) is seeking input on regulations that may be appropriate to repeal, replace or modify. On behalf of its members, NAFEM recommended that USDOE:

  • Collaborate with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to eliminate duplicative or conflicting regulations.
  • Create achievable energy reduction standards by relying on expert insights rather than computer modeling.
  • Test proposed standards to measure the potential energy savings before requiring industry to redesign product lines.
  • Better align regulation changes with the industry’s product development cycle.
  • Create an efficient waiver process with a timely conclusion.

NAFEM also recently responded to a similar request from the USEPA.