DOE publishes final Process Rule

Now that the final U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Process Rule has been published in the Federal Register, the agency is expected to begin proposing test procedures for automatic commercial icemakers, commercial refrigeration equipment and walk-in coolers/walk-in freezers. After DOE finalizes test procedures, the agency should then propose new energy-efficiency standards for these same classes of equipment. NAFEM is monitoring DOE activity and will continue to keep members informed.