Industry awaits final DOE interim waiver rule

NAFEM and many others have provided feedback to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on its proposed rule to address current delays in requests for interim waivers. In its comments, NAFEM was largely supportive of the proposed rule changes, but also continued to advocate for an interim waiver process that allows for innovative products to have a fair and predictable regulatory path to market. NAFEM also recommended a rule that reinforces DOE’s one-year deadline for final decisions to avoid creating open-ended situations.

NAFEM will continue to closely monitor DOE’s activities on this topic.