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10 CFR Parts 429 and 430





Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Residential 
Dishwashers and Cooking Products; Proposed Rule

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

10 CFR Parts 429 and 430

[Docket No. EERE-2010-BT-TP-0039]
RIN 1904-AC01


Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Residential 
Dishwashers and Cooking Products

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of 
Energy.

ACTION: Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to amend its test 
procedures for residential dishwashers to update certain obsolete 
dishware, flatware and food items, make minor amendments to the 
definition of the normal cycle, and update the ambient temperature and 
preconditioning requirements as well as the industry test method 
referenced in DOE's test procedure. DOE also proposes to add water 
pressure, drain height, rack position, loading, rinse aid container, 
and soil preparation specifications to the dishwasher test procedure. 
DOE additionally proposes to amend the test procedures for both 
dishwashers and conventional cooking products for the measurement of 
energy use in fan-only mode.

DATES: DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this 
SNOPR submitted no later than August 30, 2012. See section IV, ``Public 
Participation,'' for details.

ADDRESSES: Any comments submitted must identify the SNOPR for Test 
Procedures for Residential Dishwashers and Conventional Cooking 
Products, and provide docket number EERE-2010-BT-TP-0039 and/or 
Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 1904-AC01. Comments may be 
submitted using any of the following methods:
    1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    2. Email: Res-DW-Dehumid-CookingProd-2010-TP-0039@ee.doe.gov. 
Include docket number EERE-2010-BT-TP-0039 and/or RIN 1904-AC27 in the 
subject line of the message.
    3. Postal Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue 
SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. If possible, please submit all items on 
a compact disc (CD), in which case it is not necessary to include 
printed copies.
    4. Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Building Technologies Program, 950 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Suite 
600, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 586-2945. If possible, 
please submit all items on a CD, in which case it is not necessary to 
include printed copies.
    Written comments regarding the burden-hour estimates or other 
aspects of the collection-of-information requirements contained in this 
proposed rule may be submitted to Office of Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy through the methods listed above and by email to 
cwhiteman@omb.eop.gov.
    No telefacsimilies (faxes) will be accepted. For detailed 
instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the 
rulemaking process, see section V of this document (Public 
Participation).
    Docket: The docket is available for review at www.regulations.gov, 
including Federal Register notices, public meeting attendee lists and 
transcripts, comments, and other supporting documents/materials. All 
documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. 
Not all documents listed in the index may be publicly available, such 
as information that is exempt from public disclosure.
    A link to the docket web page can be found at: www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;rpp=10;po=0;D=EERE-2010-BT-TP-0039. This Web page 
contains a link to the docket for this notice on the 
www.regulations.gov site. The www.regulations.gov Web page contains 
instructions on how to access all documents, including public comments, 
in the docket. See section IV for information on how to submit comments 
through www.regulations.gov.
    For further information on how to submit a comment or review other 
public comments and the docket, contact Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 
586-2945 or email: Brenda.Edwards@ee.doe.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Wes Anderson, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building 
Technologies Program, EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, 
DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-7335. Email: 
Wes.Anderson@ee.doe.gov.
    Ms. Elizabeth Kohl, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the 
General Counsel, GC-71, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 586-7796. Email: 
Elizabeth.Kohl@hq.doe.gov.
    For further information on how to submit or review public comments, 
contact Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, EE-2J, 
1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: 
(202) 586-2945. Email: Brenda.Edwards@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Table of Contents

I. Authority and Background
    General Test Procedure Rulemaking Process
II. Discussion
    A. Proposals
    B. Compliance with Other EPCA Requirements
III. Procedural Issues and Regulatory Review
IV. Public Participation
    Submission of Comments
V. Approval of the Office of the Secretary

I. Authority and Background

    Title III, Part B \1\ of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 
1975 (EPCA or the Act), Public Law 94-163 (42 U.S.C. 6291-6309, as 
codified) sets forth a variety of provisions designed to improve energy 
efficiency and established the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer 
Products Other Than Automobiles, a program covering most major 
household appliances.\2\ These include residential dishwashers and 
conventional cooking products,\3\ the subject of today's notice. (42 
U.S.C. 6292(a)(6) and (10); 6295(cc))
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    \1\ For editorial reasons, upon codification in the U.S. Code, 
Part B was redesignated Part A.
    \2\ All references to EPCA in this rulemaking refer to the 
statute as amended through the Energy Independence and Security Act 
of 2007, Public Law 110-140.
    \3\ The term ``conventional cooking products,'' as used in this 
notice, refers to residential electric and gas kitchen ovens, 
ranges, and cooktops (other than microwave ovens).
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    Under the Act, this program consists essentially of four parts: (1) 
Testing, (2) labeling, (3) establishing Federal energy conservation 
standards, and (4) certification and enforcement procedures. The 
testing requirements consist of test procedures that manufacturers of 
covered products must use: (1) As the basis for certifying to DOE that 
their products comply with applicable energy conservation standards 
adopted pursuant to EPCA, and (2) for making representations about the 
efficiency of those products. (42 U.S.C. 6293(c); 6295(s)) Similarly, 
DOE must use these test procedures in any enforcement action to 
determine whether the products comply with these energy conservation 
standards. (42 U.S.C. 6295(s))

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General Test Procedure Rulemaking Process

    Under 42 U.S.C. 6293, EPCA sets forth the criteria and procedures 
DOE must follow when prescribing or amending test procedures for 
covered products. EPCA provides in relevant part that test procedures 
be reasonably designed to produce test results which measure energy 
efficiency, energy use, or estimated annual operating cost of a covered 
product during a representative average use cycle or period of use, as 
determined by the Secretary of Energy, and not unduly burdensome to 
conduct. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3)) In addition, if DOE determines that a 
test procedure amendment is warranted, it must publish proposed test 
procedures and offer the public an opportunity to present oral and 
written comments on them. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(2))
    DOE's test procedure for dishwashers is found in the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) at 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix C. 
DOE's test procedures for conventional ranges, cooktops, and ovens 
(including microwave ovens, which are considered separately from the 
conventional cooking products covered in today's rule) are found at 10 
CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix I. For background on the 
establishment of the first DOE test procedures for dishwashers and 
conventional cooking products, subsequent amendments to those 
procedures, and the rulemaking history for today's supplemental notice 
of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR), please see the SNOPR issued on May 25, 
2012. (77 FR 31444) (May 2012 SNOPR). In today's SNOPR, DOE considers 
comments received on the dishwasher test procedure in response to the 
May 2012 SNOPR and during a public meeting held June 1, 2012 (June 2012 
Public Meeting). DOE will provide further response to comments received 
on the May 2012 SNOPR, as appropriate, in any final rule to establish 
amended test procedures.

II. Discussion

A. Proposals

Obsolete Dishware and Food Items
    In the May 2012 SNOPR, DOE proposed to update obsolete flatware and 
detergent specifications. DOE has determined that certain additional 
flatware, dishware, and food items used in the test procedure are also 
obsolete, or has received comments in this test procedure rulemaking 
indicating that the items may be obsolete. These items include: The cup 
and saucer, the bread and butter plate, the fruit bowl, the dinner 
fork, the salad fork, the teaspoon, the knife, the margarine, and the 
coffee. In today's SNOPR, DOE proposes to use the items listed in Table 
I in place of the obsolete or potentially obsolete items. DOE further 
proposes that use of these items be required 30 days after publication 
of any final amended test procedures and seeks comment on whether the 
specified items can be procured in 30 days.

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                                   Obsolete or
            Item              potentially obsolete      Proposed item
                                      item
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Cup.........................  8 oz. Ceramic Cup;    0.20 liter Coffee
                               Corning               Cup; Arzberg 2000-
                               Comcor[supreg]/       00001-4732-1;
                               Corelle[supreg]       alternatively,
                               6014162;              Arzberg 3824732100.
                               alternatively,
                               Arzberg 3824732100.
Saucer......................  6 inch Saucer;        14 cm Saucer;
                               Corning               Arzberg 2000-00001-
                               Comcor[supreg]/       4731-1;
                               Corelle[supreg]       alternatively,
                               6010972;              Arzberg 3824731100.
                               alternatively,
                               Arzberg 3824731100.
Bread and butter plate......  6.75 inch Bread and   6.75 inch Bread and
                               Butter; Corning       Butter; Corning
                               Comcor[supreg]/       Comcor[supreg]/
                               Corelle[supreg]       Corelle[supreg]
                               6003887;              6003887;
                               alternatively,        alternatively, 17
                               Arzberg 8500217100.   cm Bread and
                                                     Butter; Arzberg
                                                     2000-00001-0217-1.
Fruit bowl..................  10 oz. Dessert Bowl;  10 oz. Dessert Bowl;
                               Corning               Corning
                               Comcor[supreg]/       Comcor[supreg]/
                               Corelle[supreg]       Corelle[supreg]
                               6003899;              6003899;
                               alternatively,        alternatively,
                               Arzberg 3820513100.   Arzberg 38205131001
                                                     or Arzberg 2000-
                                                     00001-0615-1;.
Knife.......................  Oneida[supreg]        Table Knife, WMF
                               Accent 2619KPVF.      ``Gastro 0800''
                                                     12.0803.6047.
Dinner Fork.................  Oneida[supreg]        Dessert Fork, WMF
                               Accent 2619FRSF.      ``Signum 1900''
                                                     12.1905.6040.
Salad Fork..................  Oneida[supreg]        Cake Fork, WMF
                               Accent 2619FSLF.      ``Signum 1900''
                                                     12.1964.6040.
Teaspoon....................  Oneida[supreg]        Coffee/Tea Spoon'',
                               Accent 2619STSF.      WMF ``Signum 1900''
                                                     12.1910.6040.
Margarine...................  Fleischmann's corn    Fleischmann's
                               oil (6 g of fat per   Original stick
                               14 g serving) not     margarine.
                               whipped.
Coffee......................  Folgers,              Folgers Classic
                               Decaffeinated Drip    Decaf.
                               Grind.
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Definition of Normal Cycle
    In the May 2012 SNOPR, DOE stated that the current DOE dishwasher 
test procedure defines the normal cycle as ``the cycle type recommended 
by the manufacturer for completely washing a full load of normally 
soiled dishes including the power-dry feature.'' (Section 1.6 of 10 CFR 
part 430, subpart B, appendix C) DOE noted that it is aware that 
certain dishwashers have multiple wash and/or drying temperature 
options for the cycle setting required under the normal cycle 
definition. For these dishwashers, DOE proposed to clarify in the 
definition that the normal cycle shall include the wash and drying 
temperature options recommended by the manufacturer for completely 
washing a full load of normally soiled dishes including the power-dry 
feature. DOE sought comment on the wash and drying temperature options 
to be selected in the case that the cycle setting required under the 
normal cycle definition has multiple wash and/or drying temperature 
options but the manufacturer does not provide such a recommendation.
    In response to the May 2012 SNOPR, commenters suggested that in the 
absence of a manufacturer recommendation concerning temperature options 
for the normal cycle, the highest energy consumption temperature 
options should be selected. This approach is consistent with the 
approach taken in DOE's recent rulemaking to amend the test procedure 
for residential clothes washers (77 FR 13888, Mar. 7, 2012). In that 
rulemaking, DOE amended part (B) of the definition of energy test cycle 
to state that where multiple alternative selections offer a wash/rinse 
temperature selection for which a temperature use factor has been 
developed and that is not available on the cycle recommended by the 
manufacturer for washing cotton or linen clothes described in part (A) 
of the energy test cycle definition, the alternate cycle selection with 
the highest energy consumption for that TUF must be included in the 
energy test cycle. For consistency with the approach taken in the 
clothes washer test procedure rulemaking, and to ensure that the test 
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under-estimate the energy use of the dishwasher, DOE proposes in 
today's SNOPR that in the definition of normal cycle, in the absence of 
a manufacturer recommendation on temperature options, the highest 
energy consumption temperature options for washing and drying must be 
selected.
Ambient Temperature
    DOE proposed in the May 2012 SNOPR to maintain the current room 
ambient air temperature requirement of 75 degrees Fahrenheit ([deg]F) 
5 [deg]F, while allowing greater tolerance on the room air 
temperature during standby mode and off mode testing in accordance with 
provisions incorporated by reference from the International 
Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Standard 62301, ``Household 
electrical appliances--Measurement of standby power'', Edition 2.0 
2011-01 (IEC Standard 62301). DOE received comments that the more 
stringent active mode ambient temperature conditions should apply to 
all testing, including standby mode and active mode testing performed 
separately from active mode testing to ensure accurate, repeatable, and 
reproducible results. Commenters also stated that the test procedure 
should clarify that the tolerances specified indicate the allowable 
limits of variation in temperature, but do not permit the deliberate 
variation with those limits. Commenters also suggested that DOE tighten 
the tolerance on the ambient temperature to  2 [deg]F, 
because a 1 [deg]F ambient temperature change can result in a 1.5 
kilowatt-hour (kWh) change in estimated annual energy use (EAEU), 
although the commenters acknowledged that this tighter tolerance could 
be burdensome for certain manufacturers or laboratories.
    In specifying tolerances in its test procedures, DOE provides a 
range of temperatures under which the test results are considered 
valid, regardless of the reasons for why a particular temperature 
within the range was selected or achieved. Therefore, DOE is not 
proposing to state that the test should be conducted at the nominal 
center of the ambient temperature range. DOE recognizes the impact of 
ambient temperature on the active mode measurement, however, and as an 
alternative to the 5 [deg]F tolerance previously proposed, 
DOE proposes to tighten the tolerance to 2 [deg]F. DOE 
seeks comment on the capabilities of test laboratories to maintain this 
tolerance and the burden associated with it. DOE is not proposing in 
today's SNOPR to require that standby mode and off mode testing be 
conducted under the same ambient temperature as active mode testing 
because no data are available to suggest that the standby mode and off 
mode power of residential dishwashers varies significantly within the 
allowable ambient temperature range of IEC Standard 62301, and because 
this approach would increase the burden for those manufacturers or 
laboratories that choose to conduct standby mode and off mode testing 
separately from active mode testing.
Preconditioning
    DOE proposed in the May 2012 SNOPR to require that the 
preconditioning cycle for soil-sensing dishwashers be run using the 
cycle setting selected for active mode, and that the power supply to 
the unit be continuously maintained throughout testing, including after 
the preconditioning cycle and in between all energy test cycles, to 
maintain calibration of the turbidity sensor. Comments received from 
manufacturers indicated that certain dishwashers may be designed to 
self-calibrate in one cycle, but may sometimes require an additional 
cycle to perform this calibration. In addition, commenters noted that 
two preconditioning cycles would help to clean out residual dirt from 
the machine prior to sensor calibration and energy testing. DOE agrees 
that two preconditioning cycles would ensure a clean unit at the start 
of testing and proper sensor calibration in soil-sensing dishwashers 
that may, under certain conditions, not self-calibrate in one cycle. 
Therefore, in today's SNOPR, DOE proposes two preconditioning cycles, 
clarifying that the second preconditioning cycle is to be used to 
determine detergent dosing. DOE seeks comment on the burden associated 
with requiring an additional preconditioning cycle.
Updated Industry Test Method
    In the May 2012 SNOPR, DOE referenced AHAM's current dishwasher 
test method, DW-1-2009, in the discussion of its proposal to update 
obsolete flatware, but did not propose to incorporate that updated test 
method. In today's SNOPR, DOE proposes to incorporate by reference the 
updated industry test standard AHAM DW-1-2009, which upon acceptance by 
ANSI is designated as ANSI/AHAM DW-1-2010, American National Standard, 
``Household Electric Dishwashers.'' DOE seeks comment on whether the 
incorporation of this standard will affect the measured energy use of 
dishwashers tested according to DOE's test procedure, and if so the 
magnitude of that effect. DOE will determine, as a result of these 
comments, whether to retain the current industry standard or update the 
standard to ANSI/AHAM DW-1-2010.
Water Pressure
    In the May 2012 SNOPR, DOE proposed that the water supply pressure 
during testing be maintained at 35 2.5 pounds per square in 
gauge (psig) when the water is flowing. DOE received comments that, for 
repeatability and reproducibility, the duration of the transient 
pressure drop when the water supply valve first opens should be 
minimized. Commenters suggested allowing a maximum time of 2 seconds to 
ensure that the water is flowing into the dishwasher at the proper 
pressure during the test. DOE agrees that transient pressure variations 
should be minimized for reasons of test stability and reproducibility, 
and, based on commenters indication of laboratory capabilities, 
proposes to require that proper pressure be achieved within 2 seconds. 
DOE seeks comment on this requirement, in particular whether this 
requirement can be reasonably achieved in all laboratories.
Drain Height
    Drain height is not currently specified in the dishwasher test 
procedure, and DOE received comments that such a specification should 
be added to reduce testing variability. The commenters recommended that 
the drain height should be specified according to the manufacturer's 
installation instructions. In the absence of such instructions, a drain 
height of 20 inches would be specified, which according to the 
commenters is a standard height. DOE agrees that the use of 
manufacturer's instructions for drain height, or a standard height in 
the absence of such information, would improve reproducibility of the 
test and is proposing in today's SNOPR corresponding amendments to the 
dishwasher test procedure, including a standard drain height of 20 
inches. DOE seeks comment and information on the standard drain height, 
and may adjust the value accordingly.
Rack Position and Loading
    Commenters on the May 2012 SNOPR noted that the dishwasher test 
procedure does not specify an upper rack position or where the soiled 
dishes are placed on the racks, and recommended adjusting the rack 
position and loading the soiled dishware according to the 
manufacturer's recommendation. DOE concludes that such clarifications 
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amendments to the dishwasher test procedure in today's SNOPR. DOE seeks 
comment on this proposal.
Rinse Aid Container
    The dishwasher test procedure precludes the use of rinse aid during 
testing, including preconditioning. DOE was notified by commenters that 
some laboratories may be filling the rinse aid container in certain 
dishwashers with water during testing to prevent the energy consumption 
of an indicator light that is energized when the rinse aid level is 
low. However, as one commenter noted, the thermal mass of the water in 
the rinse aid container would necessitate additional water heating 
energy during the test. For consistency in testing, therefore, DOE 
clarifies in today's SNOPR that the rinse aid container should not be 
filled with water for energy testing. DOE welcomes comment on this 
proposal.
Soil Preparation
    DOE received comments on the May 2012 SNOPR stating that DOE should 
clarify in the dishwasher test procedure the length of time that soils 
may sit before they are applied to the dishware to prevent stiffening 
and settling. DOE therefore proposes in today's SNOPR that the test 
procedure require the potatoes be used within 30 minutes of preparation 
and the reconstituted milk be allowed to be stored for use over the 
course of 1 day, as recommended by commenters. DOE's proposal includes 
provisions for reconstituting the milk. DOE also proposes to adopt the 
commenters' recommendation that the 1-pound packages of ground beef 
shall be stored frozen for no more than 6 months.
Fan-Only Mode Energy Use
    In the May 2012 SNOPR, DOE proposed a test method to measure the 
energy use of dishwashers and cooking products in fan-only mode. DOE 
received comments on the May 2012 SNOPR stating that fan-only mode 
energy use should be measured only if it is not a user-selectable item. 
Commenters also indicated that DOE's proposal for measuring the energy 
use of fan-only mode at the end of each test cycle would create a 
considerable test burden. In response to these comments, DOE continues 
to consider the approach set forth in the May 2012 SNOPR but is also 
considering an alternative approach. Under this approach, the energy 
use of fan-only mode would be measured only if it is not a user-
selectable item. DOE understands that this change will not 
significantly alter the May 2012 proposal because fan-only mode is 
almost always not a user-selectable item. For cooking products, fan-
only mode runs automatically for safety reasons, and for dishwashers, 
DOE understands that fan-only mode energy use is not typically selected 
independently but would be a function of the drying option selected as 
part of the test cycle. Also under the alternative approach, the energy 
use of fan-only mode would be measured for a brief time period, such as 
10 minutes, and then extrapolated over the length of the entire fan-
only mode cycle, which DOE research suggested may range from 10 minutes 
to several hours for both dishwashers and conventional ovens. To adopt 
this alternative approach, however, DOE would need additional, 
representative data on the length of these cycle times, so that the 
extrapolation provides an accurate measurement of the energy use during 
the fan-only mode cycle. DOE therefore seeks representative data on the 
length of the fan-only mode cycle for dishwashers and conventional 
cooking products. In the absence of such data, DOE may adopt the 
proposal set forth in the May 2012 SNOPR.
Technical Correction
    In the May 2012 SNOPR, DOE inadvertently proposed in section 4.4.2 
of the dishwasher test procedure language that refers to section 1.11 
of the test procedure. DOE corrects that proposal in today's SNOPR to 
properly refer to section 1.13.
    Other than the specific amendments newly proposed in today's SNOPR, 
DOE continues to propose the test procedure amendments originally 
included in the December 2010 NOPR and the September 2011 SNOPR. For 
the reader's convenience, DOE has reproduced in this SNOPR the entire 
body of proposed regulatory text from the December 2010 NOPR and 
September 2011 and May 2012 SNOPRs, further amended as appropriate 
according to today's proposals. DOE's supporting analysis and 
discussion for the portions of the proposed regulatory text not 
affected by this SNOPR may be found in the December 2010 NOPR (75 FR 
75290 (Dec. 2, 2010)), the September 2011 SNOPR (76 FR 58346 (Sept. 20, 
2011)), and the May 2012 SNOPR (77 FR 31444 (May 25, 2012)).

B. Compliance With Other EPCA Requirements

    EPCA requires test procedures to be reasonably designed to produce 
test results which measure energy efficiency, energy use, or estimated 
annual operating cost of a covered product during a representative 
average use cycle or period of use, and not unduly burdensome to 
conduct. (42 U.S.C. 6293(b)(3))
    For the reasons stated in the December 2010 NOPR and September 2011 
and May 2012 SNOPRs, DOE tentatively concluded that the amended test 
procedures would produce test results that measure the standby mode and 
off mode power consumption during representative use, and that the test 
procedures would not be unduly burdensome to conduct. DOE continues to 
make these assertions for today's SNOPR because the substituted items 
replace items that DOE determined to obsolete, or has received comments 
in this test procedure rulemaking process that the items are obsolete. 
The replacement items are intended to be inexpensive, representative of 
commonly-found items, and in some cases already used by manufacturers 
in testing dishwashers. In addition, DOE is proposing a definition of 
normal cycle for dishwashers supported by manufacturers because it will 
lead to consistent, representative results. The updated industry test 
method for dishwashers was also supported by manufactures because it 
will lead to, among other things, reduced test variation, as would the 
proposals for consistent preparation time for the soils used in the 
test procedure, the positioning of the dishwasher rack during testing, 
the method of loading, the tighter tolerances on ambient temperature, 
the added specifications for water pressure measurement and drain 
height, and the clarifications for the rinse aid container. Finally, 
DOE is proposing an alternative method of measuring the energy use in 
fan-only mode for dishwashers and cooking products that could 
significantly decrease overall testing time.

III. Procedural Issues and Regulatory Review

    DOE has concluded that the determinations made pursuant to the 
various procedural requirements applicable to the December 2010 NOPR 
and September 2011 and May 2012 SNOPRs remain unchanged for this SNOPR. 
These determinations are set forth in the December 2010 NOPR (75 FR 
75290, 75317-19 (Dec. 2, 2010)), the September 2011 SNOPR (76 FR 58346, 
58355 (Sept. 20, 2011)), and the May 2012 SNOPR (77 FR 31444, May 25, 
2012). An update to the Regulatory Flexibility Act certification is set 
forth below.
    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) requires 
preparation of a regulatory flexibility analysis for any rule that by 
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for public comment, unless the agency certifies that the rule, if 
promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities. As required by Executive Order 
13272, ``Proper Consideration of Small Entities in Agency Rulemaking,'' 
67 FR 53461 (August 16, 2002), DOE published procedures and policies on 
February 19, 2003, to ensure that the potential impacts of its rules on 
small entities are properly considered during the DOE rulemaking 
process. 68 FR 7990. DOE has made its procedures and policies available 
on the Office of the General Counsel's Web site: www.gc.doe.gov.
    DOE reviewed today's supplemental proposed rule under the 
provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and the procedures and 
policies published on February 19, 2003. DOE tentatively concluded that 
the December 2010 NOPR and September 2011 SNOPR would not have a 
significant impact on a substantial number of small entities, and 
today's SNOPR contains no revisions to that proposal that would result 
in a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The 
updates to the factual basis for this certification are as follows:
    The Small Business Administration (SBA) considers a business entity 
to be small business, if, together with its affiliates, it employs less 
than a threshold number of workers specified in 13 CFR part 121. These 
size standards and codes are established by the North American Industry 
Classification System (NAICS). The threshold number for NAICS 
classification code 335228, titled ``Other Major Household Appliance 
Manufacturing,'' is 500 employees; this classification specifically 
includes residential dishwasher manufacturers. Additionally, the 
threshold number for NAICS classification code 335221, titled 
``Household Cooking Appliance Manufacturing,'' is 750 employees; this 
classification specifically includes manufacturers of residential 
conventional cooking products. The threshold number for NAICS 
classification code 335211, titled ``Electric Housewares and Household 
Fan Manufacturing,'' is 750 employees; this classification specifically 
includes manufacturers of dehumidifiers.
    DOE surveyed the AHAM member directory to identify manufacturers of 
residential dishwashers and conventional cooking products. DOE then 
consulted publicly-available data, purchased company reports from 
vendors such as Dun and Bradstreet, and contacted manufacturers, where 
needed, to determine if they meet the SBA's definition of a ``small 
business manufacturing facility'' and have their manufacturing 
facilities located within the United States. Based on this analysis, 
DOE estimates that there are no small businesses that manufacture 
dishwashers and two small businesses that manufacture conventional 
cooking products. Only one provision of today's supplemental proposal 
would affect manufacturers of conventional cooking products, the 
alternative proposal to measure the energy use in fan-only mode. Under 
today's supplemental proposal, that energy use would not be measured at 
the end of each test cycle. Rather, the energy use in fan-only mode 
would be measured for a brief period, such as 10 minutes, and then 
extrapolated over the duration of the entire cycle. This proposal could 
significantly decrease the test burden for manufacturers of 
conventional cooking products.
    For these reasons, DOE continues to certify that the proposed rule 
would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities. Accordingly, DOE has not prepared a regulatory 
flexibility analysis for this rulemaking. DOE will transmit the 
certification and supporting statement of factual basis to the Chief 
Counsel for Advocacy of the SBA for review under 5 U.S.C. 605(b). DOE 
seeks comment on the updates to the certification that are set forth 
above.

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V. Approval of the Office of the Secretary

    The Secretary of Energy has approved publication of this 
supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking.

List of Subjects

10 CFR Part 429

    Administrative practice and procedure, Buildings and facilities, 
Business and industry, Energy conservation, Grant programs-energy, 
Housing, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Technical 
assistance.

10 CFR Part 430

    Administrative practice and procedure, Confidential business 
information, Energy conservation, Household appliances, Imports, 
Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Small 
businesses.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 24, 2012.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.

    For the reasons stated in the preamble, DOE proposes to amend parts 
429 and 430 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as set 
forth below:

PART 429--CERTIFICATION, COMPLIANCE, AND ENFORCEMENT FOR CONSUMER 
PRODUCTS AND COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT

    1. The authority citation for part 429 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  42 U.S.C. 6291-6317.

    2. Section 429.23 is amended by revising paragraph (a)(2)(ii) 
introductory text to read as follows:


Sec.  429.23  Conventional cooking tops, conventional ovens, microwave 
ovens.

    (a) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (ii) Any represented value of the energy factor, integrated energy 
factor, or other measure of energy consumption of a basic model for 
which consumers would favor higher values shall be less than or equal 
to the lower of:
* * * * *
    3. Section 429.36 is amended by revising paragraph (a)(2)(ii) 
introductory text to read as follows:


Sec.  429.36  Dehumidifiers.

    (a) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (ii) Any represented value of the energy factor, integrated energy 
factor, or other measure of energy consumption of a basic model for 
which consumers would favor higher values shall be less than or equal 
to the lower of:
* * * * *

PART 430--ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAM FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTS

    4. The authority citation for part 430 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  42 U.S.C. 6291-6309; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note.

    5. Section 430.3 is amended by:
    a. Redesignating paragraphs (g)(1) through (5) as (g)(2) through 
(6);
    b. Adding new paragraph (g)(1);
    c. Revising newly redesginated paragraph (g)(2); and
    d. Adding paragraph (l)(2).
    The additions and revisions read as follows:


Sec.  430.3  Materials incorporated by reference.

* * * * *
    (g) * * *
    (1) ANSI/AHAM DH-1-2008 (``DH-1-2008''), Dehumidifiers, (2008, ANSI 
approved May 9, 2008), IBR approved for Appendix X to subpart B.
    (2) ANSI/AHAM DW-1-2010, American National Standard, Household 
Electric Dishwashers, approved September 10, 2010, IBR approved for 
Appendix C to subpart B and Sec.  430.32.
* * * * *
    (l) * * *
    (2) IEC Standard 62301 (``IEC 62301''), Household electrical 
appliances--Measurement of standby power (Edition 2.0, 2011-01), IBR 
approved for Appendix C, Appendix I, Appendix J2, and Appendix X to 
subpart B.
* * * * *
    6. Section 430.23 is amended by revising paragraphs (c), (i), and 
(z) to read as follows:


Sec.  430.23  Test procedures for the measurement of energy and water 
consumption.

* * * * *
    (c) Dishwashers. (1) The Estimated Annual Operating Cost (EAOC) for 
dishwashers must be rounded to the nearest dollar per year and is 
defined as follows:
    (i) When cold water (50[emsp14][deg]F) is used,
    (A) For dishwashers having a truncated normal cycle as defined in 
section 1.23 of appendix C to this subpart, EAOC = (De x S) 
+ (De x N x (M-(ED/2))) may be used for units 
manufactured until (date 180 days after date of publication of the 
final rule in the Federal Register)
    (B) For dishwashers having a truncated normal cycle as defined in 
section 1.23 of appendix C to this subpart, EAOC = (De x 
ETLP) + (De x N x (M + MWS + 
EF-(ED/2))) must be used for units manufactured 
on or after (date

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180 days after date of publication of the final rule in the Federal 
Register)
    (C) For dishwashers not having a truncated normal cycle, EAOC = 
(De x S) + (De x N x M) may be used for units 
manufactured until (date 180 days after date of publication of the 
final rule in the Federal Register)
    (D) For dishwashers not having a truncated normal cycle, EAOC = 
(De x ETLP) + (De x N x (M + 
MWS + EF)) must be used for units manufactured on 
or after (date 180 days after date of publication of the final rule in 
the Federal Register)

Where

De = the representative average unit cost of electrical 
energy, in dollars per kilowatt-hour, as provided by the Secretary,
S = the annual simplified standby energy consumption in kilowatt-
hours per year and determined according to section 5.7 of appendix C 
to this subpart,
ETLP = the annual combined low-power mode energy 
consumption in kilowatt-hours per year and determined according to 
section 5.8 of appendix C to this subpart,
N = the representative average dishwasher use of 215 cycles per 
year,
M = the machine energy consumption per cycle for the normal cycle as 
defined in section 1.12 of appendix C to this subpart, in kilowatt-
hours and determined according to section 5.1.1 of appendix C to 
this subpart for non-soil-sensing dishwashers and section 5.1.2 of 
appendix C to this subpart for soil-sensing dishwashers,
MWS = the machine energy consumption per cycle for water 
softener regeneration, in kilowatt-hours and determined according to 
section 5.1.3 of appendix C to this subpart,
EF = the fan-only mode energy consumption per cycle, in 
kilowatt-hours and determined according to section 5.2 of appendix C 
to this subpart, and
ED = the drying energy consumption defined as energy 
consumed using the power-dry feature after the termination of the 
last rinse option of the normal cycle and determined according to 
section 5.3 of appendix C to this subpart.

    (E) Manufacturers calculating EAOC pursuant to paragraph 
(c)(1)(i)(A) of this section should calculate EAEU pursuant to 
paragraph (c)(2)(i)(A) of this section. Manufacturers calculating EAOC 
pursuant to paragraphs (c)(1)(i)(B) of this section should calculate 
EAEU pursuant to paragraph (c)(2)(i)(B) of this section. Manufacturers 
calculating EAOC pursuant to paragraph (c)(1)(i)(C) of this section 
should calculate EAEU pursuant to paragraph (c)(2)(ii)(A) of this 
section. Manufacturers calculating EAOC pursuant to paragraph 
(c)(1)(i)(D) of this section should calculate EAEU pursuant to 
paragraph (c)(2)(ii)(B) of this section.
    (ii) When electrically-heated water (120[emsp14][deg]F or 
140[emsp14][deg]F) is used,
    (A) For dishwashers having a truncated normal cycle as defined in 
section 1.23 of appendix C to this subpart, EAOC = (De x S) 
+ (De x N x (M-(ED/2))) + (De x N x W) 
may be used for units manufactured until (date 180 days after date of 
publication of the final rule in the Federal Register)
    (B) For dishwashers having a truncated normal cycle as defined in 
section 1.23 of appendix C to this subpart, EAOC = (De x 
ETLP) + (De x N x (M + MWS + 
EF-(ED/2))) + (De x N x (W + 
WWS)) must be used for units manufactured on or after (date 
180 days after date of publication of the final rule in the Federal 
Register)
    (C) For dishwashers not having a truncated normal cycle, EAOC = 
(De x S) + (De x N x M) + (De x N x W) 
may be used for units manufactured until (date 180 days after date of 
publication ofthe final rule in the Federal Register)
    (D) For dishwashers not having a truncated normal cycle,
    EAOC = (De x ETLP) + (De x N x (M 
+ MWS + EF)) + (De x N x (W + 
WWS)) must be used for units manufactured on or after (date 
180 days after date of publication of the final rule in the Federal 
Register)

Where

De, S, ETLP, N, M, MWS, 
EF, and ED, are defined in paragraph (c)(1)(i) 
of this section,
W = the water energy consumption per cycle for the normal cycle as 
defined in section 1.12 of appendix C to this subpart, in kilowatt-
hours per cycle and determined according to section 5.5 of appendix 
C to this subpart, and
WWS = the water softener regeneration water energy 
consumption per cycle in kilowatt-hours per cycle and determined 
according to section 5.5 of appendix C to this subpart.

    (E) Manufacturers calculating EAOC pursuant to paragraph 
(c)(1)(ii)(A) of this section should calculate EAEU pursuant to 
paragraph (c)(2)(i)(A) of this section. Manufacturers calculating EAOC 
pursuant to paragraphs (c)(1)(ii)(B) of this section should calculate 
EAEU pursuant to paragraph (c)(2)(i)(B) of this section. Manufacturers 
calculating EAOC pursuant to paragraph (c)(1)(ii)(C) of this section 
should calculate EAEU pursuant to paragraph (c)(2)(ii)(A) of this 
section. Manufacturers calculating EAOC pursuant to paragraph 
(c)(1)(ii)(D) of this section should calculate EAEU pursuant to 
paragraph (c)(2)(ii)(B) of this section.
    (iii) When gas-heated or oil-heated water is used,
    (A) For dishwashers having a truncated normal cycle as defined in 
section 1.23 of appendix C to this subpart, EAOCg = 
(De x S) + (De x N x (M - (ED/2))) + 
(Dg x N x Wg) may be used for units manufactured 
until (date 180 days after date of publication of the final rule in the 
Federal Register)
    (B) For dishwashers having a truncated normal cycle as defined in 
section 1.23 of appendix C to this subpart,
    EAOCg = (De x ETLP) + 
(De x N x (M + MWS + EF-
(ED/2))) + (Dg x N x (Wg + 
WWSg)) must be used for units manufactured on or after (date 
180 days after date of publication of the final rule in the Federal 
Register)
    (C) For dishwashers not having a truncated normal cycle, 
EAOCg = (De x S) + (De x N x M) + 
(Dg x N x Wg) may be used for units manufactured 
until (date 180 days after date of publication of the final rule in the 
Federal Register)
    (D) For dishwashers not having a truncated normal cycle, 
EAOCg = (De x ETLP) + (De x 
N x (M + MWS + EF)) + (Dg x N x 
(Wg + WWSg)) must be used for units manufactured 
on or after (date 180 days after date of publication of the final rule 
in the Federal Register)

Where

De, S, ETLP, N, M, MWS, 
EF, and ED are defined in paragraph (c)(1)(i) 
of this section,
Dg = the representative average unit cost of gas or oil, 
as appropriate, in dollars per Btu, as provided by the Secretary,
Wg = the water energy consumption per cycle for the 
normal cycle as defined in section 1.12 of appendix C to this 
subpart, in Btus per cycle and determined according to section 5.6 
of appendix C to this subpart, and
WWSg = the water softener regeneration energy consumption 
per cycle in Btu per cycle and determined according to section 5.6 
of appendix C to this subpart.

    (E) Manufacturers calculating EAOC pursuant to paragraph 
(c)(1)(iii)(A) of this section should calculate EAEU pursuant to 
paragraph (c)(2)(i)(A) of this section. Manufacturers calculating EAOC 
pursuant to paragraphs (c)(1)(iii)(B) of this section should calculate 
EAEU pursuant to paragraph (c)(2)(i)(B) of this section. Manufacturers 
calculating EAOC pursuant to paragraph (c)(1)(iii)(C) of this section 
should calculate EAEU pursuant to paragraph (c)(2)(ii)(A) of this 
section. Manufacturers calculating EAOC pursuant to paragraph 
(c)(1)(iii)(D) of this section should calculate EAEU pursuant to 
paragraph (c)(2)(ii)(B) of this section.
    (2) The estimated annual energy use, EAEU, expressed in kilowatt-
hours per year must be rounded to the nearest kilowatt-hour per year 
and is defined as follows:

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    (i) For dishwashers having a truncated normal cycle as defined in 
section 1.23 of appendix C to this subpart,
    (A) EAEU = (M-(ED/2) + W) x N + S may be used for units 
manufactured:
    (I) before (date 180 days after date of publication of the final 
rule in the Federal Register) to make representations of energy 
efficiency; and
    (II) before the compliance date of any amended standards to 
demonstrate compliance.
    (B) EAEU = (M + MWS + EF-(ED/2) + 
W + WWS) x N + (ETLP) must be used for units 
manufactured:
    (I) on or after (date 180 days after date of publication of the 
final rule in the Federal Register) to make representations of energy 
efficiency; and
    (II) on or after the compliance date of any amended standards to 
demonstrate compliance.

Where

M, MWS, S, ED, N, EF, and 
ETLP are defined in paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this section, 
and W and WWS, are defined in paragraph (c)(1)(ii) of 
this section.

    (C) Manufacturers calculating EAEU pursuant to paragraph 
(c)(2)(i)(A) of this section should calculate EAOC pursuant to 
paragraph (c)(1)(i)(A), (c)(1)(ii)A, or (c)(1)(iii)(A) of this section, 
as appropriate. Manufacturers calculating EAEU pursuant to paragraph 
(c)(2)(i)(B) of this section should calculate EAOC pursuant to 
paragraph (c)(1)(i)(B), (c)(1)(ii)(B), or (c)(1)(ii)(B) of this 
section, as appropriate.
    (ii) For dishwashers not having a truncated normal cycle:
    (A) EAEU = (M + W) x N + S may be used for units manufactured:
    (I) before (date 180 days after date of publication of the final 
rule in the Federal Register) to make representations of energy 
efficiency; and
    (II) before the compliance date of any amended standards to 
demonstrate compliance.
    (B) EAEU = (M + MWS + EF + W + 
WWS) x N + ETLP must be used for units 
manufactured:
    (I) on or after (date 180 days after date of publication of the 
final rule in the Federal Register) to make representations of energy 
efficiency; and
    (II) on or after the compliance date of any amended standards to 
demonstrate compliance.

Where,
M, MWS, S, N, EF, and ETLP are 
defined in paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this section, and W and 
WWS are defined in paragraph (c)(1)(ii) of this section.

    (C) Manufacturers calculating EAEU pursuant to paragraph 
(c)(2)(ii)(A) of this section should calculate EAOC pursuant to 
paragraph (c)(1)(i)(C), (c)(1)(ii)(C), or (c)(1)(iii)(C) of this 
section, as appropriate. Manufacturers calculating EAEU pursuant to 
paragraph (c)(2)(ii)(B) of this section should calculate EAOC pursuant 
to paragraph (c)(1)(i)(D), (c)(1)(ii)(D), or (c)(1)(iii)(D) of this 
section, as appropriate.
    (3) The water consumption, V, and the sum of the water consumption, 
V, and the water consumption during water softener regeneration, 
VWS, expressed in gallons per cycle and defined in section 
5.4 of appendix C to this subpart, must be rounded to one decimal 
place.
    (i) Water consumption, V, may be measured for units manufactured:
    (A) Before (date 180 days after date of publication of the final 
rule in the Federal Register) to make representations of energy 
efficiency; and
    (B) Before the compliance date of any amended standards to 
demonstrate compliance.
    (ii) Manufacturers calculating water consumption pursuant to 
paragraph (c)(3)(i) of this section should calculate EAOC as described 
in paragraph (c)(1)(i)(A), (c)(1)(i)(C), (c)(1)(ii)(A), (c)(1)(ii)(C), 
(c)(1)(iii)(A), or (c)(1)(iii)(C) of this section, as appropriate. 
Manufacturers calculating water consumption pursuant to paragraph 
(c)(3)(i) of this section should calculate EAUE as described in 
paragraph (c)(2)(i)(A) or (c)(2)(ii)(A) of this section, as 
appropriate.
    (iii) The sum of the water consumption, V, and the water 
consumption during water softener regeneration, VWS, must be 
measured for units manufactured:
    (A) on or after (date 180 days after date of publication of the 
final rule in the Federal Register) to make representations of energy 
efficiency; and
    (B) on or after the compliance date of any amended standards to 
demonstrate compliance.
    (C) Manufacturers calculating water consumption pursuant to 
paragraph (c)(3)(iii) of this section should calculate EAOC as 
described in paragraph (c)(1)(i)(B), (c)(1)(i)(D), (c)(1)(ii)(B), 
(c)(1)(ii)(D), (c)(1)(iii)(B), or (c)(1)(iii)(D) of this section, as 
appropriate. Manufacturers calculating water consumption pursuant to 
paragraph (c)(3)(i) of this section should calculate EAUE as described 
in paragraph (c)(2)(i)(B) or (c)(2)(ii)(B) of this section, as 
appropriate.
    (4) Other useful measures of energy consumption for dishwashers are 
those which the Secretary determines are likely to assist consumers in 
making purchasing decisions and which are derived from the application 
of appendix C to this subpart.
* * * * *
    (i) Kitchen ranges and ovens. (1) The estimated annual operating 
cost for conventional ranges, conventional cooking tops, and 
conventional ovens shall be the sum of the following products:
    (i) The total integrated annual electrical energy consumption for 
any electrical energy usage, in kilowatt-hours (kWhs) per year, times 
the representative average unit cost for electricity, in dollars per 
kWh, as provided pursuant to section 323(b)(2) of the Act; plus
    (ii) The total annual gas energy consumption for any natural gas 
usage, in British thermal units (Btus) per year, times the 
representative average unit cost for natural gas, in dollars per Btu, 
as provided pursuant to section 323(b)(2) of the Act; plus
    (iii) The total annual gas energy consumption for any propane 
usage, in Btus per year, times the representative average unit cost for 
propane, in dollars per Btu, as provided pursuant to section 323(b)(2) 
of the Act. The total annual energy consumption for conventional 
ranges, conventional cooking tops, and conventional ovens shall be as 
determined according to sections 4.3, 4.2.2, and 4.1.2, respectively, 
of appendix I to this subpart. For conventional gas cooking tops, total 
integrated annual electrical energy consumption shall be equal to 
ECTSO, defined in section 4.2.2.2.4 of appendix I to this 
subpart. The estimated annual operating cost shall be rounded off to 
the nearest dollar per year.
    (2) The cooking efficiency for conventional cooking tops and 
conventional ovens shall be the ratio of the cooking energy output for 
the test to the cooking energy input for the test, as determined 
according to sections 4.2.1 and 4.1.3, respectively, of appendix I to 
this subpart. The final cooking efficiency values shall be rounded off 
to three significant digits.
    (3) [Reserved]
    (4) The energy factor for conventional ranges, conventional cooking 
tops, and conventional ovens shall be the ratio of the annual useful 
cooking energy output to the total annual energy input, as determined 
according to sections 4.3, 4.2.3.1, and 4.1.4.1, respectively, of 
appendix I to this subpart. The final energy factor values shall be 
rounded off to three significant digits.
    (5) The integrated energy factor for conventional ranges, 
conventional cooking tops, and conventional ovens shall be the ratio of 
the annual useful

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cooking energy output to the total integrated annual energy input, as 
determined according to sections 4.3, 4.2.3.2, and 4.1.4.2, 
respectively, of appendix I to this subpart. The final integrated 
energy factor values shall be rounded off to three significant digits.
    (6) There shall be two estimated annual operating costs, two 
cooking efficiencies, and two energy factors for convertible cooking 
appliances--
    (i) An estimated annual operating cost, a cooking efficiency, and 
an energy factor which represent values for those three measures of 
energy consumption for the operation of the appliance with natural gas; 
and
    (ii) An estimated annual operating cost, a cooking efficiency, and 
an energy factor which represent values for those three measures of 
energy consumption for the operation of the appliance with LP-gas.
    (7) There shall be two integrated energy factors for convertible 
cooking appliances--
    (i) An integrated energy factor which represents the value for this 
measure of energy consumption for the operation of the appliance with 
natural gas; and
    (ii) An integrated energy factor which represents the value for 
this measure of energy consumption for the operation of the appliance 
with LP-gas.
    (8) The estimated annual operating cost for convertible cooking 
appliances which represents natural gas usage, as described in 
paragraph (i)(6)(i) of this section, shall be determined according to 
paragraph (i)(1) of this section using the total annual gas energy 
consumption for natural gas times the representative average unit cost 
for natural gas.
    (9) The estimated annual operating cost for convertible cooking 
appliances which represents LP-gas usage, as described in paragraph 
(i)(6)(ii) of this section, shall be determined according to paragraph 
(i)(1) of this section using the representative average unit cost for 
propane times the total annual energy consumption of the test gas, 
either propane or natural gas.
    (10) The cooking efficiency for convertible cooking appliances 
which represents natural gas usage, as described in paragraph (i)(6)(i) 
of this section, shall be determined according to paragraph (i)(2) of 
this section when the appliance is tested with natural gas.
    (11) The cooking efficiency for convertible cooking appliances 
which represents LP-gas usage, as described in paragraph (i)(6)(ii) of 
this section, shall be determined according to paragraph (i)(2) of this 
section, when the appliance is tested with either natural gas or 
propane.
    (12) The energy factor for convertible cooking appliances which 
represents natural gas usage, as described in paragraph (i)(6)(i) of 
this section, shall be determined according to paragraph (i)(4) of this 
section when the appliance is tested with natural gas.
    (13) The integrated energy factor for convertible cooking 
appliances which represents natural gas usage, as described in 
paragraph (i)(7)(i) of this section, shall be determined according to 
paragraph (i)(5) of this section when the appliance is tested with 
natural gas.
    (14) The energy factor for convertible cooking appliances which 
represents LP-gas usage, as described in paragraph (i)(6)(ii) of this 
section, shall be determined according to paragraph (i)(4) of this 
section when the appliance is tested with either natural gas or 
propane.
    (15) The integrated energy factor for convertible cooking 
appliances which represents LP-gas usage, as described in paragraph 
(i)(7)(ii) of this section, shall be determined according to paragraph 
(i)(5) of this section when the appliance is tested with natural gas or 
propane.
    (16) Other useful measures of energy consumption for conventional 
ranges, conventional cooking tops, and conventional ovens shall be 
those measures of energy consumption which the Secretary determines are 
likely to assist consumers in making purchasing decisions and which are 
derived from the application of appendix I to this subpart.
* * * * *
    (z) Dehumidifiers. (1) The energy factor for dehumidifiers, 
expressed in liters per kilowatt hour (L/kWh), shall be measured in 
accordance with section 4.1 of appendix X of this subpart.
    (2) The integrated energy factor for dehumidifiers, expressed in L/
kWh, shall be determined according to paragraph 5.2 of appendix X to 
this subpart.
* * * * *

Appendix C to Subpart B of Part 430--[Amended]

    7. Appendix C to subpart B of part 430 is amended:
    a. By revising the introductory text after the appendix heading;
    b. By revising section 1, Definitions;
    c. By revising section 2, Testing Conditions;
    d. In section 3. Instrumentation, by:
    1. Revising section 3.5; and
    2. Adding section 3.8;
    e. By revising section 4, Test Cycle and Measurements: and
    f. By revising section 5, Calculation of Derived Results From Test 
Measurements.
    The additions and revisions read as follows:

Appendix C to Subpart B of Part 430--Uniform Test Method for Measuring 
the Energy Consumption of Dishwashers


    Note: The procedures and calculations that refer to the combined 
low-power mode, fan-only mode, and water softener energy consumption 
(i.e., sections 2.6.1.1, 2.6.2.1, 2.6.3.1, 4.1, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 
4.4, 4.4.1, 4.4.2, 5.1.3, 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.4.3, 5.5.1.2, 
5.5.2.2, 5.6.1.2, 5.6.2.2, and 5.8 of this Appendix C) need not be 
performed to determine compliance with energy conservation standards 
for dishwashers at this time. However, any representation related to 
standby mode and off mode energy consumption of these products made 
after (date 180 days after date of publication of the test procedure 
final rule in the Federal Register) must be based upon results 
generated under this test procedure using sections 4.4, 4.4.1, 
4.4.2, and 5.8 and disregarding sections 4.3 and 5.7 of this 
Appendix, consistent with the requirements of 42 U.S.C. 6293(c)(2). 
Upon the compliance date for any amended energy conservation 
standards that incorporate standby mode and off mode energy 
consumption, compliance with the applicable provisions of this test 
procedure will also be required.

1. Definitions

    1.1 Active mode means a mode in which the dishwasher is 
connected to a mains power source, has been activated, and is 
performing one of the main functions of washing, rinsing, or drying 
(when a drying process is included) dishware, glassware, eating 
utensils, and most cooking utensils by chemical, mechanical, and/or 
electrical means, or is involved in functions necessary for these 
main functions, such as admitting water into the dishwasher, pumping 
water out of the dishwasher, circulating air, or regenerating an 
internal water softener.
    1.2 AHAM means the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers.
    1.3 Combined low-power mode means the aggregate of available 
modes other than active mode.
    1.4 Compact dishwasher means a dishwasher that has a capacity of 
less than eight place settings plus six serving pieces as specified 
in ANSI/AHAM DW-1 (incorporated by reference; see Sec.  430.3), 
using the test load specified in section 2.7 of this Appendix.
    1.5 Cycle means a sequence of operations of a dishwasher which 
performs a complete dishwashing function, and may include variations 
or combinations of washing, rinsing, and drying.
    1.6 Cycle finished mode means a standby mode which provides 
continuous status display following operation in active mode.
    1.7 Cycle type means any complete sequence of operations capable 
of being preset on the dishwasher prior to the initiation of machine 
operation.
    1.8 Fan-only mode means an active mode that is not user-
selectable, and in which a fan circulates air for a finite period of 
time after

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the end of the cycle, as indicated to the consumer.
    1.9 IEC 62301 means the standard published by the International 
Electrotechnical Commission, titled ``Household electrical 
appliances--Measurement of standby power,'' Publication 62301 
(Edition 2.0, 2011-01) (incorporated by reference; see Sec.  430.3).
    1.10 Inactive mode means a standby mode that facilitates the 
activation of active mode by remote switch (including remote 
control), internal sensor, or timer, or that provides continuous 
status display.
    1.11 Non-soil-sensing dishwasher means a dishwasher that does 
not have the ability to adjust automatically any energy consuming 
aspect of a wash cycle based on the soil load of the dishes.
    1.12 Normal cycle means the cycle type, including wash and 
drying temperature options, recommended by the manufacturer for 
completely washing a full load of normally soiled dishes including 
the power-dry feature. In the absence of a manufacturer 
recommendation on washing and drying temperature options, the 
highest energy consumption options must be selected.
    1.13 Off mode means a mode in which the dishwasher is connected 
to a mains power source and is not providing any active mode or 
standby mode function, and where the mode may persist for an 
indefinite time. An indicator that only shows the user that the 
product is in the off position is included within the classification 
of an off mode.
    1.14 Power-dry feature means the introduction of electrically-
generated heat into the washing chamber for the purpose of improving 
the drying performance of the dishwasher.
    1.15 Preconditioning cycle means any cycle that includes a fill, 
circulation, and drain to ensure that the water lines and sump area 
of the pump are primed.
    1.16 Sensor heavy response means, for standard dishwashers, the 
set of operations in a soil-sensing dishwasher for completely 
washing a load of dishes, four place settings of which are soiled 
according to ANSI/AHAM DW-1 (incorporated by reference; see Sec.  
430.3). For compact dishwashers, this definition is the same, except 
that two soiled place settings are used instead of four.
    1.17 Sensor light response means, for both standard and compact 
dishwashers, the set of operations in a soil-sensing dishwasher for 
completely washing a load of dishes, one place setting of which is 
soiled with half of the gram weight of soils for each item specified 
in a single place setting according to ANSI/AHAM DW-1 (incorporated 
by reference; see Sec.  430.3).
    1.18 Sensor medium response means, for standard dishwashers, the 
set of operations in a soil-sensing dishwasher for completely 
washing a load of dishes, two place settings of which are soiled 
according to ANSI/AHAM DW-1 (incorporated by reference; see Sec.  
430.3). For compact dishwashers, this definition is the same, except 
that one soiled place setting is used instead of two.
    1.19 Simplified standby mode means the lowest power consumption 
mode which cannot be switched off or influenced by the user and that 
may persist for an indefinite time when the dishwasher is connected 
to the main electricity supply and used in accordance with the 
manufacturer's instructions.
    1.20 Soil-sensing dishwasher means a dishwasher that has the 
ability to adjust any energy-consuming aspect of a wash cycle based 
on the soil load of the dishes.
    1.21 Standard dishwasher means a dishwasher that has a capacity 
equal to or greater than eight place settings plus six serving 
pieces as specified in ANSI/AHAM DW-1 (incorporated by reference; 
see Sec.  430.3), using the test load specified in section 2.7 of 
this Appendix.
    1.22 Standby mode means a mode in which the dishwasher is 
connected to a mains power source and offers one or more of the 
following user-oriented or protective functions which may persist 
for an indefinite time: (a) To facilitate the activation of other 
modes (including activation or deactivation of active mode) by 
remote switch (including remote control), internal sensor, or timer; 
(b) continuous functions, including information or status displays 
(including clocks) or sensor-based functions. A timer is a 
continuous clock function (which may or may not be associated with a 
display) that provides regular scheduled tasks (e.g., switching) and 
that operates on a continuous basis.
    1.23 Truncated normal cycle means the normal cycle interrupted 
to eliminate the power-dry feature after the termination of the last 
rinse operation.
    1.24 Truncated sensor heavy response means the sensor heavy 
response interrupted to eliminate the power-dry feature after the 
termination of the last rinse operation.
    1.25 Truncated sensor light response means the sensor light 
response interrupted to eliminate the power-dry feature after the 
termination of the last rinse operation.
    1.26 Truncated sensor medium response means the sensor medium 
response interrupted to eliminate the power-dry feature after the 
termination of the last rinse operation.
    1.27 Water-heating dishwasher means a dishwasher which, as 
recommended by the manufacturer, is designed for heating cold inlet 
water (nominal 50[emsp14][deg]F) or designed for heating water with 
a nominal inlet temperature of 120[emsp14][deg]F. Any dishwasher 
designated as water-heating (50[emsp14][deg]F or 120[emsp14][deg]F 
inlet water) must provide internal water heating to above 
120[emsp14][deg]F in a least one wash phase of the normal cycle.
    1.28 Water-softening dishwasher means a dishwasher which 
incorporates a water softening system that periodically consumes 
additional water and energy during the cycle to regenerate.

2. Testing Conditions

    2.1 Installation requirements. Install the dishwasher according 
to the manufacturer's instructions, including drain height. If the 
manufacturer does not provide instructions for a specific drain 
height, the drain height shall be 20 inches. The racks shall be 
positioned according to the manufacturer recommendation for washing 
a full load of normally soiled dishes, and the rinse aid container 
shall remain empty. A standard or compact under-counter or under-
sink dishwasher must be tested in a rectangular enclosure 
constructed of nominal 0.374 inch (9.5 mm) plywood painted black. 
The enclosure must consist of a top, a bottom, a back, and two 
sides. If the dishwasher includes a counter top as part of the 
appliance, omit the top of the enclosure. Bring the enclosure into 
the closest contact with the appliance that the configuration of the 
dishwasher will allow. For standby mode and off mode testing, these 
products shall also be installed in accordance with Section 5, 
Paragraph 5.2 of IEC 62301 (incorporated by reference; see Sec.  
430.3), disregarding the provisions regarding batteries and the 
determination, classification, and testing of relevant modes.
    2.2 Electrical energy supply.
    2.2.1 Dishwashers that operate with an electrical supply of 115 
volts. Maintain the electrical supply to the dishwasher at 115 volts 
2 percent and within 1 percent of the nameplate 
frequency as specified by the manufacturer. Maintain a continuous 
electrical supply to the unit throughout testing, including the 
preconditioning cycle, specified in section 2.9 of this Appendix, 
and in between all test cycles.
    2.2.2 Dishwashers that operate with an electrical supply of 240 
volts. Maintain the electrical supply to the dishwasher at 240 volts 
2 percent and within 1 percent of the nameplate 
frequency as specified by the manufacturer. Maintain a continuous 
electrical supply to the unit throughout testing, including the 
preconditioning cycle, specified in section 2.9 of this Appendix, 
and in between all test cycles.
    2.2.3 Supply voltage waveform. For the standby mode and off mode 
testing, maintain the electrical supply voltage waveform indicated 
in Section 4, Paragraph 4.3.2 of IEC 62301 (incorporated by 
reference; see Sec.  430.3).
    2.3 Water temperature. Measure the temperature of the water 
supplied to the dishwasher using a temperature measuring device as 
specified in section 3.1 of this Appendix.
    2.3.1 Dishwashers to be tested at a nominal 140 [deg]F inlet 
water temperature. Maintain the water supply temperature at 140[deg] 
2 [deg]F.
    2.3.2 Dishwashers to be tested at a nominal 120 [deg]F inlet 
water temperature. Maintain the water supply temperature at 120[deg] 
2 [deg]F.
    2.3.3 Dishwashers to be tested at a nominal 50 [deg]F inlet 
water temperature. Maintain the water supply temperature at 50[deg] 
2 [deg]F.
    2.4 Water pressure. Using a water pressure gauge as specified in 
section 3.4 of this Appendix, maintain the pressure of the water 
supply at 35 2.5 pounds per square inch gauge (psig) 
when the water is flowing. The pressure shall be achieved within 2 
seconds of opening the water supply valve.
    2.5 Ambient temperature.
    2.5.1 Active mode ambient and machine temperature. Using a 
temperature measuring device as specified in section 3.1 of this 
Appendix, maintain the room ambient air temperature at 75 [deg] 
2 [deg]F and ensure that the dishwasher and the test 
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ambient temperature at the start of each test cycle.
    2.5.2 Standby mode and off mode ambient temperature. For standby 
mode and off mode testing, maintain room ambient air temperature 
conditions as specified in Section 4, Paragraph 4.2 of IEC 62301 
(incorporated by reference; see Sec.  430.3).
    2.6 Test cycle and load.
    2.6.1 Non-soil-sensing dishwashers to be tested at a nominal 
inlet temperature of 140 [deg]F.
    2.6.1.1 If the unit is a water-softening dishwasher, it must be 
tested first on the normal cycle without a test load for water 
softener regeneration, as specified in section 4.1 of this Appendix. 
The water softener setting shall be selected according to 
manufacturer instructions for a water hardness of 217 mg/L (217 ppm 
or 12.6 grains per gallon). Ensure that dishwasher salt is supplied 
to the water softener system according to the manufacturer's 
instructions.
    2.6.1.2 All non-soil-sensing dishwashers to be tested according 
to section 4.2 of this Appendix at a nominal inlet temperature of 
140 [deg]F must then be tested on the normal cycle and truncated 
normal cycle without a test load if the dishwasher does not heat 
water in the normal cycle. Water-softening dishwashers shall be 
tested using the lowest water hardness water softener setting.
    2.6.2 Non-soil-sensing dishwashers to be tested at a nominal 
inlet temperature of 50 [deg]F or 120 [deg]F.
    2.6.2.1 If the unit is a water-softening dishwasher, it must be 
tested first without a test load on the normal cycle for water 
softener regeneration, as specified in section 4.1 of this Appendix. 
The water softener setting shall be selected according to 
manufacturer instructions for a water hardness of 217 mg/L (217 ppm 
or 12.6 grains per gallon). Ensure that dishwasher salt is supplied 
to the water softener system according to the manufacturer's 
instructions.
    2.6.2.2 All non-soil-sensing dishwashers to be tested at a 
nominal inlet temperature of 50 [deg]F or 120 [deg]F must then be 
tested according to section 4.2 of this Appendix on the normal cycle 
with a clean load of eight place settings plus six serving pieces, 
as specified in section 2.7 of this Appendix. If the capacity of the 
dishwasher, as stated by the manufacturer, is less than eight place 
settings, then the test load must be the stated capacity. Water-
softening dishwashers shall be tested using the lowest water 
hardness water softener setting.
    2.6.3 Soil-sensing dishwashers to be tested at a nominal inlet 
temperature of 50 [deg]F, 120 [deg]F, or 140 [deg]F.
    2.6.3.1 Water-softening dishwashers must be tested first without 
a test load on the normal cycle for water softener regeneration, as 
specified in section 4.1 of this Appendix. The water softener 
setting shall be selected according to manufacturer instructions for 
a water hardness of 217 mg/L (217 ppm or 12.6 grains per gallon). 
Ensure that dishwasher salt is supplied to the water softener system 
according to the manufacturer's instructions.
    2.6.3.2 All soil-sensing dishwashers shall then be tested 
according to section 4.2 of this Appendix. If soil-sensing is 
available as an option in the normal cycle, the normal cycle shall 
be selected, with the soil-sensing option if necessary. If soil-
sensing is not available for the normal cycle, the cycle type that 
uses the soil-sensing system, and contains all the elements of a 
normal cycle including the power-dry feature (if such a feature is 
provided) shall be selected. The dishwasher shall be tested first 
for the sensor heavy response, then tested for the sensor medium 
response, and finally for the sensor light response with the 
following combinations of soiled and clean test loads. Water-
softening dishwashers shall be tested using the lowest water 
hardness water softener setting.
    2.6.3.2.1 For tests of the sensor heavy response, as defined in 
section 1.16 of this Appendix:
    (A) For standard dishwashers, the test unit is to be loaded with 
a total of eight place settings plus six serving pieces as specified 
in section 2.7 of this Appendix. Four of the eight place settings, 
except for the flatware, must be soiled according to sections 5.3 
through 5.7 of ANSI/AHAM DW-1 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
430.3) and as additionally specified in section 2.7.5 of this 
Appendix, while the remaining place settings, serving pieces, and 
all flatware are not soiled. The test load is to be loaded in the 
dishwasher according to section 5.8 of ANSI/AHAM DW-1.
    (B) For compact dishwashers, the test unit is to be loaded with 
four place settings plus six serving pieces as specified in section 
2.7 of this Appendix. Two of the four place settings, except for the 
flatware, must be soiled according to sections 5.3 through 5.7 of 
ANSI/AHAM DW-1 and as additionally specified in section 2.7.5 of 
this Appendix, while the remaining place settings, serving pieces, 
and all flatware are not soiled. The test load is to be loaded in 
the dishwasher according to section 5.8 of ANSI/AHAM DW-1.
    2.6.3.2.2 For tests of the sensor medium response, as defined in 
section 1.18 of this Appendix:
    (A) For standard dishwashers, the test unit is to be loaded with 
a total of eight place settings plus six serving pieces as specified 
in section 2.7 of this Appendix. Two of the eight place settings, 
except for the flatware must be soiled according to sections 5.3 
through 5.7 of ANSI/AHAM DW-1 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
430.3) and as additionally specified in section 2.7.5 of this 
Appendix, while the remaining place settings, serving pieces, and 
all flatware are not soiled. The test load is to be loaded in the 
dishwasher according to section 5.8 of ANSI/AHAM DW-1.
    (B) For compact dishwashers, the test unit is to be loaded with 
four place settings plus six serving pieces as specified in section 
2.7 of this Appendix. One of the four place settings, except for the 
flatware, must be soiled according to sections 5.3 through 5.7 of 
ANSI/AHAM DW-1 and as additionally specified in section 2.7.5 of 
this Appendix, while the remaining place settings, serving pieces, 
and all flatware are not soiled. The test load is to be loaded in 
the dishwasher according to section 5.8 of ANSI/AHAM DW-1.
    2.6.3.2.3 For tests of the sensor light response, as defined in 
section 1.17 of this Appendix:
    (A) For standard dishwashers, the test unit is to be loaded with 
a total of eight place settings plus six serving pieces as specified 
in section 2.7 of this Appendix. One of the eight place settings, 
except for the flatware, must be soiled with half of the soil load 
specified for a single place setting according to sections 5.3 
through 5.7 of ANSI/AHAM DW-1 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
430.3) and as additionally specified in section 2.7.5 of this 
Appendix, while the remaining place settings, serving pieces, and 
all flatware are not soiled. The test load is to be loaded in the 
dishwasher according to section 5.8 of ANSI/AHAM DW-1.
    (B) For compact dishwashers, the test unit is to be loaded with 
four place settings plus six serving pieces as specified in section 
2.7 of this Appendix. One of the four place settings, except for the 
flatware, must be soiled with half of the soil load specified for a 
single place setting according to sections 5.3 through 5.7 of ANSI/
AHAM DW-1 and as additionally specified in section 2.7.5 of this 
Appendix, while the remaining place settings, serving pieces, and 
all flatware are not soiled. The test load is to be loaded in the 
dishwasher according to section 5.8 of ANSI/AHAM DW-1.
    2.7 Test load.
    2.7.1 Test load items.

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 Dishware/glassware/ flatware item       Primary source            Description             Primary No.          Alternate source    Alternate source No.
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Dinner Plate.......................  Corning Comcor[supreg]/ 10 inch Dinner Plate..  6003893.
                                      Corelle[supreg].
Bread and Butter Plate.............  Corning Comcor[supreg]/ 6.75 inch Bread &       6003887...............  Arzberg..............     2000-00001-0217-1
                                      Corelle[supreg].        Butter.
Fruit Bowl.........................  Corning Comcor[supreg]/ 10 oz. Dessert Bowl...  6003899...............  Arzberg..............            3820513100
                                      Corelle[supreg].                                                       Arzberg..............     2000-00001-0615-1
Cup................................  Arzberg...............  0.20 liter Coffee Cup.  2000-00001-4732-1.....  Arzberg..............            3824732100
Saucer.............................  Arzberg...............  14 cm Saucer..........  2000-00001-4731-1.....  Arzberg..............            3824731100
Serving Bowl.......................  Corning Comcor[supreg]/ 1 qt. Serving Bowl....  6003911.
                                      Corelle[supreg].

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Platter............................  Corning Comcor[supreg]/ 9.5 inch Oval Platter.  6011655.
                                      Corelle[supreg].
Glass--Iced Tea....................  Libbey................  ......................  551 HT.
Flatware--Knife....................  Oneida[supreg]--Accent  ......................  2619KPVF..............  WMF--Gastro 0800.....          12.0803.6047
Flatware--Dinner Fork..............  Oneida[supreg]--Accent  ......................  2619FRSF..............  WMF--Signum 1900.....          12.1905.6040
Flatware--Salad Fork...............  Oneida[supreg]--Accent  ......................  2619FSLF..............  WMF--Signum 1900.....          12.1964.6040
Flatware--Teaspoon.................  Oneida[supreg]--Accent  ......................  2619STSF..............  WMF--Signum 1900.....          12.1910.6040
Flatware--Serving Fork.............  Oneida[supreg]--Flight  ......................  2865FCM...............  WMF--Signum 1900.....          12.1902.6040
Flatware--Serving Spoon............  Oneida[supreg]--Accent  ......................  2619STBF..............  WMF--Signum 1900.....          12.1904.6040
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    2.7.2 Place setting. A place setting shall consist of one cup, 
one saucer, one dinner plate, one bread and butter plate, one fruit 
bowl, one iced tea glass, one dinner fork, one salad fork, one 
knife, and two teaspoons.
    2.7.3 Serving pieces. Serving pieces shall consist of two 
serving bowls, one platter, one serving fork, and two serving 
spoons.
    2.7.4 Soils. The soils shall be as specified in section 5.4 of 
ANSI/AHAM DW-1 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  430.3), except 
for the following substitutions.
    2.7.4.1 Margarine. The margarine shall be Fleischmann's Original 
stick margarine.
    2.7.4.2 Coffee. The coffee shall be Folgers Classic Decaf.
    2.7.5 Soil Preparation. Soils shall be prepared according to 
section 5.5 of ANSI/AHAM DW-1 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
430.3), with the following additional specifications.
    2.7.5.1 Milk. The nonfat dry milk shall be reconstituted with 
water according by mixing \2/3\ cup of nonfat dry milk with 2 cups 
of water until well mixed. The reconstituted milk may be stored for 
use over the course of 1 day.
    2.7.5.2 Instant mashed potatoes. The potato mixture shall be 
applied within 30 minutes of preparation.
    2.7.5.3 Ground beef. The 1-pound packages of ground beef shall 
be stored frozen for no more than 6 months.
    2.8 Testing requirements. Provisions in this Appendix pertaining 
to dishwashers that operate with a nominal inlet temperature of 
50[emsp14] [deg]F or 120[emsp14] [deg]F apply only to water-heating 
dishwashers as defined in section 1.27 of this Appendix.
    2.9 Preconditioning requirements. Precondition the dishwasher 
twice by establishing the testing conditions set forth in sections 
2.1 through 2.5 of this Appendix. For each preconditioning, set the 
dishwasher to the preconditioning cycle as defined in section 1.15 
of this Appendix, without using a test load, and initiate the cycle. 
During the second preconditioning, measure the prewash fill water 
volume, Vpw, if any, and the main wash fill water volume, 
Vmw.
    2.10 Detergent. Use half the quantity of detergent specified 
according to ANSI/AHAM DW-1 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
430.3), using Cascade with the Grease Fighting Power of Dawn powder 
as the detergent formulation. Determine the amount of detergent (in 
grams) to be added to the prewash compartment (if provided) or 
elsewhere in the dishwasher (if recommended by the manufacturer) and 
the main wash compartment according to sections 2.10.1 and 2.10.2 of 
this Appendix.
    2.10.1 Prewash Detergent Dosing. If the cycle setting for the 
test cycle includes prewash, determine the quantity of dry prewash 
detergent, Dpw, in grams (g) that results in 0.25 percent 
concentration by mass in the prewash fill water as:

Dpw = Vpw x [rho] x k x 0.25/100

Where,

Vpw = the prewash fill volume of water in gallons,
[rho] = water density = 8.343 pounds (lb)/gallon for dishwashers to 
be tested at a nominal inlet water temperature of 50[emsp14] [deg]F 
(10 [deg]C), 8.250 lb/gallon for dishwashers to be tested at a 
nominal inlet water temperature of 120[emsp14] [deg]F (49 [deg]C), 
and 8.205 lb/gallon for dishwashers to be tested at a nominal inlet 
water temperature of 140[emsp14] [deg]F (60 [deg]C), and
k = conversion factor from lb to g = 453.6 g/lb.

    2.10.2 Main Wash Detergent Dosing. Determine the quantity of dry 
main wash detergent, Dmw, in grams (g) that results in 
0.25 percent concentration by mass in the main wash fill water as:

Dmw = Vmw x [rho] x k x 0.25/100

Where,

Vmw = the main wash fill volume of water in gallons, and
[rho] and k are defined in section 2.10.1 of this Appendix.

3. Instrumentation

* * * * *
    3.5 Watt-hour meter. The watt-hour meter must have a resolution 
of .1 watt-hour or less and a maximum error of no more than 1 
percent of the measured value for any demand greater than 5 watts.
* * * * *
    3.8 Standby mode and off mode watt meter. The watt meter used to 
measure standby mode and off mode power consumption shall meet the 
requirements specified in Section 4, Paragraph 4.4 of IEC 62301 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  430.3).

4. Test Cycle and Measurements

    4.1 Water softener regeneration for water-softening dishwashers. 
Perform a test cycle by establishing the testing conditions set 
forth in section 2 of this Appendix, setting the dishwasher to the 
cycle type to be tested according to section 2.6.1.1, 2.6.2.1, or 
2.6.3.1 of this Appendix, initiating the cycle, and allowing the 
cycle to proceed to completion.
    4.1.1 Measure the water consumption, VWS,i, expressed 
as the number of gallons of water delivered to the machine during 
the entire test cycle, using a water meter as specified in section 
3.3 of this Appendix, where i is the number of times the cycle has 
been conducted. Measure the machine electrical energy consumption, 
MWS,i, expressed as the number of kilowatt-hours of 
electricity consumed by the machine during the entire test cycle, 
using a watt-hour meter as specified in section 3.5 of this 
Appendix.
    4.1.2 Repeat the cycle as specified in section 4.1.1 of this 
Appendix. If:
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    Then VWSmax is defined as the larger of 
VWS,1 and VWS,2, and VWSavg is 
defined as the smaller of VWS,1 and VWS,2; and 
MWSmax is defined as the machine electrical energy 
consumption for the cycle associated with VWSmax, and 
MWSavg is defined as the machine electrical energy 
consumption for the cycle associated with VWSavg;
    Otherwise, repeat the cycle as specified in section 4.1.1 of 
this Appendix until:
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Then,

VWSmax = VWS,i
MWSmax = MWS,i
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    Otherwise, if a maximum total of 10 cycles have been conducted 
and no cycle is determined to have water consumption that is 10 
percent higher than the average water consumption of the other 
cycles, then the unit shall be deemed not a water-softening 
dishwasher.
    4.2 Active mode cycle. Perform a test cycle by establishing the 
testing conditions set forth in section 2 of this Appendix, setting 
the dishwasher to the cycle type to be tested according to section 
2.6.1.2, 2.6.2.2, or 2.6.3.2 of this Appendix, initiating the cycle, 
and allowing the cycle to proceed to completion.
    4.2.1 Machine electrical energy consumption. Measure the machine 
electrical energy consumption, M, expressed as the number of 
kilowatt-hours of electricity consumed by the machine during the 
entire test cycle, using a water supply temperature as set forth in 
section 2.3 of this Appendix and using a watt-hour meter as 
specified in section 3.5 of this Appendix.
    4.2.2 Fan electrical energy consumption. If the dishwasher is 
capable of operation in fan-only mode, measure the fan electrical 
energy consumption, MF, expressed as the number of 
kilowatt-hours of electricity consumed by the machine in fan-only 
mode, by measuring the watt-hours consumed for a period of 10 
minutes in fan-only mode, using a watt-hour meter as specified in 
section 3.5 of this Appendix. Multiply that value by [the number of 
minutes spent in fan-only mode, LF] and divide by 10,000.
    4.2.3 Water consumption. Measure the water consumption, V, 
expressed as the number of gallons of water delivered to the machine 
during the entire test cycle, using a water meter specified in 
section 3.3 of this Appendix.
    4.3 Simplified standby mode power. Connect the dishwasher to a 
standby wattmeter or a standby watt-hour meter as specified in 
sections 3.6 and 3.7, respectively, of this Appendix. Select the 
conditions necessary to achieve operation in the simplified standby 
mode as defined in section 1.19 of this Appendix. Monitor the power 
consumption but allow the dishwasher to stabilize for at least 5 
minutes. Then monitor the power consumption for at least an 
additional 5 minutes. If the power level does not change by more 
than 5 percent from the maximum observed value during the later 5 
minutes and if there is no cyclic or pulsing behavior of the load, 
the load can be considered stable. For stable operation, simplified 
standby mode power, Sm, can be recorded directly from the 
standby watt meter in watts or accumulated using the standby watt-
hour meter over a period of at least 5 minutes. For unstable 
operation, the energy must be accumulated using the standby watt-
hour meter over a period of at least 5 minutes and must capture the 
energy use over one or more complete cycles. Calculate the average 
simplified standby mode power, Sm, expressed in watts by 
dividing the accumulated energy consumption by the duration of the 
measurement period.
    4.4 Standby mode and off mode power. Connect the dishwasher to a 
standby mode and off mode watt meter as specified in section 3.8 of 
this Appendix. Establish the testing conditions set forth in 
sections 2.1, 2.2, and 2.5.2 of this Appendix. For dishwashers that 
take some time to enter a stable state from a higher power state as 
discussed in Section 5, Paragraph 5.1, note 1 of IEC 62301 
(incorporated by reference; see Sec.  430.3), allow sufficient time 
for the dishwasher to reach the lower power state before proceeding 
with the test measurement. Follow the test procedure specified in 
Section 5, Paragraph 5.3.2 of IEC 62301 for testing in each possible 
mode as described in sections 4.4.1 and 4.4.2 of this Appendix.
    4.4.1 If the dishwasher has an inactive mode, as defined in 
section 1.10 of this Appendix, measure and record the average 
inactive mode power of the dishwasher, PIA, in watts.
    4.4.2 If the dishwasher has an off mode, as defined in section 
1.13 of this Appendix, measure and record the average off mode 
power, POM, in watts.

5. Calculation of Derived Results From Test Measurements

    5.1 Machine energy consumption.
    5.1.1 Machine energy consumption for non-soil-sensing electric 
dishwashers. Take the value recorded in section 4.2.1 of this 
Appendix as the per-cycle machine electrical energy consumption. 
Express the value, M, in kilowatt-hours per cycle.
    5.1.2 Machine energy consumption for soil-sensing electric 
dishwashers. The machine energy consumption for the sensor normal 
cycle, M, is defined as:

M = (Mhr x Fhr) + (Mmr x 
Fmr) + (Mlr x Flr)

Where,

Mhr = the value recorded in section 4.2.1 of this 
Appendix for the test of the sensor heavy response, expressed in 
kilowatt-hours per cycle,
Mmr = the value recorded in section 4.2.1 of this 
Appendix for the test of the sensor medium response, expressed in 
kilowatt-hours per cycle,
Mlr = the value recorded in section 4.2.1 of this 
Appendix for the test of the sensor light response, expressed in 
kilowatt-hours per cycle,
Fhr = the weighting factor based on consumer use of heavy 
response = 0.05,
Fmr = the weighting factor based on consumer use of 
medium response = 0.33, and
Flr = the weighting factor based on consumer use of light 
response = 0.62.

    5.1.3 Machine energy consumption during water softener 
regeneration for water-softening dishwashers. The machine energy 
consumption for water softener regeneration, MWS, is 
defined as:

MWS = (MWSmax-MWSavg) x 
NWS/N

Where,

MWSmax = the value of the machine electrical energy 
consumption during a cycle including water softener regeneration 
recorded in section 4.1 of this Appendix, expressed in kilowatt-
hours,
MWSavg = the value of the average machine electrical 
energy consumption during cycles not including water softener 
regeneration recorded in section 4.1 of this Appendix, expressed in 
kilowatt-hours,
NWS = the representative average number of water softener 
regeneration cycles per year = 36 cycles per year, and
N = the representative average dishwasher use of 215 cycles per 
year.

    5.2 Fan-only mode energy consumption.
    5.2.1 Electrical energy consumption for fan-only mode for non-
soil-sensing electric dishwashers. Take the value recorded in 
section 4.2.2 of this Appendix as the per-cycle electrical energy 
consumption for fan-only mode. Express the value, EF, in 
kilowatt-hours per cycle. If the dishwasher is not capable of 
operation in fan-only mode, EF = 0.
    5.2.2 Electrical energy consumption for fan-only mode for soil-
sensing electric dishwashers. The fan-only mode electrical energy 
consumption, EF, for the sensor normal cycle is defined 
as:

EF = (EFhr + EFmr + 
EFlr)/3

Where,

EFhr = the value recorded in section 4.2.2 of this 
Appendix for the test of the sensor heavy response, expressed in 
kilowatt-hours per cycle,
EFmr = the value recorded in section 4.2.2 of this 
Appendix for the test of the sensor medium response, expressed in 
kilowatt-hours per cycle,
EFlr = the value recorded in section 4.2.2 of this 
Appendix for the test of the sensor light response, expressed in 
kilowatt-hours per cycle,
If the dishwasher is not capable of operation in fan-only mode, 
EF = 0.

    5.3 Drying energy.
    5.3.1 Drying energy consumption for non-soil-sensing electric 
dishwashers. Calculate the amount of energy consumed using the 
power-dry feature after the termination of the last rinse option of 
the normal cycle. Express the value, ED, in kilowatt-
hours per cycle.
    5.3.2 Drying energy consumption for soil-sensing electric 
dishwashers. The drying energy consumption, ED, for the 
sensor normal cycle is defined as:

ED = (EDhr + EDmr + 
EDlr)/3

Where,

EDhr = energy consumed using the power-dry feature after 
the termination of the last rinse option of the sensor heavy 
response, expressed in kilowatt-hours per cycle,
EDmr = energy consumed using the power-dry feature after 
the termination of the last rinse option of the sensor medium 
response, expressed in kilowatt-hours per cycle,
EDlr = energy consumed using the power-dry feature after 
the termination of the last rinse option of the sensor light 
response, expressed in kilowatt-hours per cycle.

    5.4 Water consumption.
    5.4.1 Water consumption for non-soil-sensing electric 
dishwashers using

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electrically heated, gas-heated, or oil-heated water. Take the value 
recorded in section 4.2.3 of this Appendix as the per-cycle water 
consumption. Express the value, V, in gallons per cycle.
    5.4.2 Water consumption for soil-sensing electric dishwashers 
using electrically heated, gas-heated, or oil-heated water. The 
water consumption for the sensor normal cycle, V, is defined as:

V = (Vhr x Fhr) + (Vmr x 
Fmr) + (Vlr x Flr)

Where,

Vhr = the value recorded in section 4.2.3 of this 
Appendix for the test of the sensor heavy response, expressed in 
gallons per cycle.
Vmr = the value recorded in section 4.2.3 of this 
Appendix for the test of the sensor medium response, expressed in 
gallons per cycle,
Vlr = the value recorded in section 4.2.3 of this 
Appendix for the test of the sensor light response, expressed in 
gallons per cycle,
Fhr = the weighting factor based on consumer use of heavy 
response = 0.05,
Fmr = the weighting factor based on consumer use of 
medium response = 0.33, and
Flr = the weighting factor based on consumer use of light 
response = 0.62.

    5.4.3 Water consumption during water softener regeneration for 
water-softening dishwashers using electrically heated, gas-heated, 
or oil-heated water. The water consumption for water softener 
regeneration, VWS, is defined as:

VWS = (VWSmax-VWSavg) x 
NWS/N

Where,

VWSmax = the value of the total water consumption during 
a cycle including water softener regeneration recorded in section 
4.1 of this Appendix, expressed in gallons per cycle,
VWSavg = the value of the average total water consumption 
during cycles not including water softener regeneration recorded in 
section 4.1 of this Appendix, expressed in gallons per cycle,
NWS = the representative average number of water softener 
regeneration cycles per year = 36 cycles per year, and
N = the representative average dishwasher use of 215 cycles per 
year.

    5.5 Water energy consumption for non-soil-sensing or soil-
sensing dishwashers using electrically heated water.
    5.5.1 Dishwashers that operate with a nominal 140 [deg]F inlet 
water temperature, only.
    5.5.1.1 Calculate the water energy consumption, W, expressed in 
kilowatt-hours per cycle and defined as:

W = V x T x K

Where,

V = water consumption in gallons per cycle, as determined in section 
5.4.1 of this Appendix for non-soil-sensing dishwashers and section 
5.4.2 of this Appendix for soil-sensing dishwashers,
T = nominal water heater temperature rise = 90 [deg]F, and
K = specific heat of water in kilowatt-hours per gallon per degree 
Fahrenheit = 0.0024.

    5.5.1.2 For water-softening dishwashers, calculate the water 
softener regeneration water energy consumption, WWS, 
expressed in kilowatt-hours per cycle and defined as:

WWS = VWS x T x K

Where,

VWS = water consumption during water softener 
regeneration in gallons per cycle which includes regeneration, as 
determined in section 5.4.3 of this Appendix,
T = nominal water heater temperature rise = 90 [deg]F, and
K = specific heat of water in kilowatt-hours per gallon per degree 
Fahrenheit = 0.0024.

    5.5.2 Dishwashers that operate with a nominal inlet water 
temperature of 120 [deg]F.
    5.5.2.1 Calculate the water energy consumption, W, expressed in 
kilowatt-hours per cycle and defined as:

W = V x T x K

Where,

V = water consumption in gallons per cycle, as determined in section 
5.4.1 of this Appendix for non-soil-sensing dishwashers and section 
5.4.2 of this Appendix for soil-sensing dishwashers,
T = nominal water heater temperature rise = 70 [deg]F, and
K = specific heat of water in kilowatt-hours per gallon per degree 
Fahrenheit = 0.0024.

    5.5.2.2 For water-softening dishwashers, calculate the water 
softener regeneration water energy consumption, WWS, 
expressed in kilowatt-hours per cycle and defined as:

WWS = VWS x T x K

Where,

VWS = water consumption during water softener 
regeneration in gallons per cycle which includes regeneration, as 
determined in section 5.4.3 of this Appendix,
T = nominal water heater temperature rise = 70 [deg]F, and
K = specific heat of water in kilowatt-hours per gallon per degree 
Fahrenheit = 0.0024.

    5.6 Water energy consumption per cycle using gas-heated or oil-
heated water.
    5.6.1 Dishwashers that operate with a nominal 140 [deg]F inlet 
water temperature, only.
    5.6.1.1 Calculate the water energy consumption using gas-heated 
or oil-heated water, Wg, expressed in Btu's per cycle and 
defined as:

Wg= V x T x C/e

Where,

V = water consumption in gallons per cycle, as determined in section 
5.4.1 of this Appendix for non-soil-sensing dishwashers and section 
5.4.2 of this Appendix for soil-sensing dishwashers,
T = nominal water heater temperature rise = 90 [deg]F,
C = specific heat of water in Btu's per gallon per degree Fahrenheit 
= 8.2, and
e = nominal gas or oil water heater recovery efficiency = 0.75.

    5.6.1.2 For water-softening dishwashers, calculate the water 
softener regeneration water energy consumption, WWSg, 
expressed in kilowatt-hours per cycle and defined as:

WWSg = VWS x T x C/e

Where,

VWS = water consumption during water softener 
regeneration in gallons per cycle which includes regeneration, as 
determined in section 5.4.3 of this Appendix,
T = nominal water heater temperature rise = 90 [deg]F,
C = specific heat of water in Btu's per gallon per degree Fahrenheit 
= 8.2, and
e = nominal gas or oil water heater recovery efficiency = 0.75.

    5.6.2 Dishwashers that operate with a nominal 120 [deg]F inlet 
water temperature, only.
    5.6.2.1 Calculate the water energy consumption using gas-heated 
or oil-heated water, Wg, expressed in Btu's per cycle and 
defined as:

Wg= V x T x C/e

Where,

V = water consumption in gallons per cycle, as determined in section 
5.4.1 of this Appendix for non-soil-sensing dishwashers and section 
5.4.2 of this Appendix for soil-sensing dishwashers,
T = nominal water heater temperature rise = 70 [deg]F,
C = specific heat of water in Btu's per gallon per degree Fahrenheit 
= 8.2, and
e = nominal gas or oil water heater recovery efficiency = 0.75.

    5.6.2.2 For water-softening dishwashers, calculate the water 
softener regeneration water energy consumption, WWSg, 
expressed in kilowatt-hours per cycle and defined as:

WWSg = VWS x T x C/e

Where,

VWS = water consumption during water softener 
regeneration in gallons per cycle which includes regeneration, as 
determined in section 5.4.3 of this Appendix,
T = nominal water heater temperature rise = 70 [deg]F,
C = specific heat of water in Btu's per gallon per degree Fahrenheit 
= 8.2, and
e = nominal gas or oil water heater recovery efficiency = 0.75.

    5.7 Annual simplified standby energy consumption. Calculate the 
estimated annual simplified standby energy consumption. First 
determine the number of standby hours per year, Hs, 
defined as:

Hs = H-(N x L)

Where,

H = the total number of hours per year = 8766 hours per year,
N = the representative average dishwasher use of 215 cycles per 
year, and
L = the average of the duration of the normal cycle and truncated 
normal cycle, for non-soil-sensing dishwashers with a truncated 
normal cycle; the duration of the normal cycle, for non-soil-sensing 
dishwashers without a truncated normal cycle; the average duration 
of the sensor light response, truncated sensor light response, 
sensor medium response, truncated sensor medium response, sensor 
heavy response, and truncated

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sensor heavy response, for soil-sensing dishwashers with a truncated 
cycle option; the average duration of the sensor light response, 
sensor medium response, and sensor heavy response, for soil-sensing 
dishwashers without a truncated cycle option.
    Then calculate the estimated annual simplified standby power 
use, S, expressed in kilowatt-hours per year and defined as:

S = Sm x ((Hs)/1000)

Where,

Sm = the simplified standby mode power in watts as 
determined in section 4.3 of this Appendix.

    5.8 Annual combined low-power mode energy consumption. Calculate 
the annual combined low-power mode energy consumption for 
dishwashers, ETLP, expressed in kilowatt-hours per year, 
according to the following:

ETLP = [(PIA x SIA) + 
(POM x SOM)] x K

Where:

PIA = dishwasher inactive mode power, in watts, as 
measured in section 4.4.1 of this Appendix for dishwashers capable 
of operating in inactive mode; otherwise, PIA = 0,
POM = dishwasher off mode power, in watts, as measured in 
section 4.4.2 of this Appendix for dishwashers capable of operating 
in off mode; otherwise, POM = 0,
SIA = annual hours in inactive mode as defined as 
SLP if no off mode is possible, [SLP/2] if 
both inactive mode and off mode are possible, and 0 if no inactive 
mode is possible,
SOM = annual hours in off mode as defined as 
SLP if no inactive mode is possible, [SLP/2] 
if both inactive mode and off mode are possible, and 0 if no off 
mode is possible,
SLP = combined low-power annual hours for cycle finished, 
off, and inactive mode as defined as [H-(N x (L + LF))] 
for dishwashers capable of operating in fan-only mode; otherwise, 
SLP = 8,465,

H = the total number of hours per year = 8766 hours per year,
N = the representative average dishwasher use of 215 cycles per 
year,
L = the average of the duration of the normal cycle and truncated 
normal cycle, for non-soil-sensing dishwashers with a truncated 
normal cycle; the duration of the normal cycle, for non-soil-sensing 
dishwashers without a truncated normal cycle; the average duration 
of the sensor light response, truncated sensor light response, 
sensor medium response, truncated sensor medium response, sensor 
heavy response, and truncated sensor heavy response, for soil-
sensing dishwashers with a truncated cycle option; the average 
duration of the sensor light response, sensor medium response, and 
sensor heavy response, for soil-sensing dishwashers without a 
truncated cycle option,
LF = the duration of the fan-only mode for the normal 
cycle for non-soil-sensing dishwashers; the average duration of the 
fan-only mode for sensor light response, sensor medium response, and 
sensor heavy response for soil-sensing dishwashers, and
K = 0.001 kWh/Wh conversion factor for watt-hours to kilowatt-hours.

Appendix I to Subpart B of Part 430--[Amended]

    8. Appendix I to subpart B of part 430 is amended:
    a. By revising the Note after the appendix heading;
    b. By revising section 1. Definitions;
    c. In section 2. Test Conditions, by:
    1. Revising sections 2.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.2.1.2, 2.5.2, 2.6, 
2.9.1.1, 2.9.1.3, and 2.9.2.1;
    2. Deleting section 2.9.2.2;
    d. In section 3. Test Methods and Measurements, by:
    1. Revising sections 3.1.1, 3.1.1.1, 3.1.1.2, 3.1.2, and 3.1.2.1;
    2. Adding new sections 3.1.1.2.1, 3.1.1.2.2, 3.1.2.1.1, and 
3.1.2.1.2;
    4. Redesignating sections 3.1.3 and 3.1.3.1 as 3.1.4 and 3.1.4.1 
and revising newly redesignated section 3.1.4.1;
    5. Adding new sections 3.1.3, 3.1.3.1, 3.1.3.2, and 3.1.3.3;
    6. Revising sections 3.2.1, 3.2.1.1, 3.2.1.2, 3.2.1.3, and 3.2.1.4;
    7. Revising section 3.2.2 and 3.2.2.1 and adding new section 
3.2.2.2;
    8. Redesignating section 3.2.3 as 3.2.4 and revising newly 
redesignated section 3.2.4;
    9. Adding new section 3.2.3;
    10. Revising sections 3.3.7 through 3.3.11; and
    11. Deleting sections 3.3.12 and 3.3.13;
    e. In section 4. Calculation of Derived Results From Test 
Measurements, by:
    1. Revising sections 4.1.1 and 4.1.1.1;
    2. Removing section 4.1.2.2;
    3. Redesignating sections 4.1.2.3, 4.1.2.3.1, 4.1.2.3.2, 4.1.2.4, 
4.2.1.5, 4.1.2.5.1, 4.1.2.5.2, 4.1.2.6, 4.1.2.6.1, and 4.1.2.6.2 as 
4.1.2.2, 4.1.2.2.1, 4.1.2.2.2, 4.1.2.3, 4.1.2.4, 4.1.2.4.1, 4.1.2.4.3, 
4.1.2.5, 4.1.2.5.1, and 4.1.2.5.3;
    4. Revising newly designated section 4.1.2.2.1, 4.1.2.2.2, 4.1.2.3, 
4.1.2.4.1, 4.1.2.4.3, 4.1.2.5.1, and 4.1.2.5.3;
    5. Adding new sections 4.1.2.4.2 and 4.1.2.5.2;
    6. Revising section 4.1.4;
    7. Adding new sections 4.1.4.1 and 4.1.4.2;
    8. Revising sections 4.2.1.1 and 4.2.1.2;
    9. Revising section 4.2.2.1;
    10. Adding new sections 4.2.2.1.1 and 4.2.2.1.2;
    11. Revising section 4.2.2.2.2;
    12. Removing section 4.2.2.2.3;
    13. Revising section 4.2.3;
    14. Adding new sections 4.2.3.1 and 4.2.3.2; and
    15. Revising section 4.3.
    The additions and revisions read as follows:

Appendix I to Subpart B of Part 430--Uniform Test Method for Measuring 
the Energy Consumption of Conventional Ranges, Conventional Cooking 
Tops, Conventional Ovens, and Microwave Ovens

    Note:  The procedures and calculations in this Appendix I need 
not be performed to determine compliance with energy conservation 
standards for conventional ranges, conventional cooking tops, 
conventional ovens, and microwave ovens at this time. However, any 
representation related to standby mode and off mode energy 
consumption of conventional ranges, conventional cooking tops, and 
conventional ovens made after (date 180 days after date of 
publication of the test procedure final rule in the Federal 
Register) and of microwave ovens made after September 6, 2011 must 
be based upon results generated under this test procedure, 
consistent with the requirements of 42 U.S.C. 6293(c)(2). Upon the 
compliance date of any energy conservation standard that 
incorporates standby mode and off mode energy consumption, 
compliance with the applicable provisions of this test procedure 
will also be required. Future revisions may add relevant provisions 
for measuring active mode in microwave ovens.

1. Definitions

    1.1 Active mode means a mode in which the product is connected 
to a mains power source, has been activated, and is performing the 
main functions of producing heat by means of a gas flame, electric 
resistance heating, or microwave energy, or circulating air 
internally or externally to the cooking product. Delay start mode is 
a one-off, user-initiated, short-duration function that is 
associated with an active mode.
    1.2 Built-in means the product is supported by surrounding 
cabinetry, walls, or other similar structures.
    1.3 Combined low-power mode means the aggregate of available 
modes other than active mode.
    1.4 Cycle finished mode means a standby mode in which a 
conventional cooking top, conventional oven, or conventional range 
provides continuous status display following operation in active 
mode.
    1.5 Drop-in means the product is supported by horizontal surface 
cabinetry.
    1.6 Fan-only mode means an active mode that is not user-
selectable and in which a fan circulates air internally or 
externally to the cooking product for a finite period of time after 
the end of the heating function, as indicated to the consumer.
    1.7 Forced convection means a mode of conventional oven 
operation in which a fan is used to circulate the heated air within 
the oven compartment during cooking.
    1.8 Freestanding means the product is not supported by 
surrounding cabinetry, walls, or other similar structures.
    1.9 IEC 62301 First Edition means the test standard published by 
the International Electrotechnical Commission, titled

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``Household electrical appliances--Measurement of standby power,'' 
Publication 62301 (First Edition 2005-06) (incorporated by 
reference; see Sec.  430.3).
    1.10 IEC 62301 Second Edition means the test standard published 
by the International Electrotechnical Commission, titled ``Household 
electrical appliances--Measurement of standby power,'' Publication 
62301 (Edition 2.0 2011-01) (incorporated by reference; see Sec.  
430.3).
    1.11 Inactive mode means a standby mode that facilitates the 
activation of active mode by remote switch (including remote 
control), internal sensor, or timer, or that provides continuous 
status display.
    1.12 Normal nonoperating temperature means the temperature of 
all areas of an appliance to be tested are within 5 [deg]F (2.8 
[deg]C) of the temperature that the identical areas of the same 
basic model of the appliance would attain if it remained in the test 
room for 24 hours while not operating with all oven doors closed.
    1.13 Off mode means a mode in which the product is connected to 
a mains power source and is not providing any active mode or standby 
mode function, and where the mode may persist for an indefinite 
time. An indicator that only shows the user that the product is in 
the off position is included within the classification of an off 
mode.
    1.14 Primary energy consumption means either the electrical 
energy consumption of a conventional electric oven or the gas energy 
consumption of a conventional gas oven.
    1.15 Secondary energy consumption means any electrical energy 
consumption of a conventional gas oven.
    1.16 Standard cubic foot (L) of gas means that quantity of gas 
that occupies 1 cubic foot (L) when saturated with water vapor at a 
temperature of 60[emsp14][deg]F (15.6 [deg]C) and a pressure of 30 
inches of mercury (101.6 kPa) (density of mercury equals 13.595 
grams per cubic centimeter).
    1.17 Standby mode means any modes where the product is connected 
to a mains power source and offers one or more of the following 
user-oriented or protective functions which may persist for an 
indefinite time: (a) To facilitate the activation of other modes 
(including activation or deactivation of active mode) by remote 
switch (including remote control), internal sensor, or timer; (b) 
continuous functions, including information or status displays 
(including clocks) or sensor-based functions. A timer is a 
continuous clock function (which may or may not be associated with a 
display) that provides regular scheduled tasks (e.g., switching) and 
that operates on a continuous basis.
    1.18 Thermocouple means a device consisting of two dissimilar 
metals which are joined together and, with their associated wires, 
are used to measure temperature by means of electromotive force.
    1.19 Symbol usage. The following identity relationships are 
provided to help clarify the symbology used throughout this 
procedure.

A--Number of Hours in a Year
C--Specific Heat
E--Energy Consumed
Eff--Cooking Efficiency
H--Heating Value of Gas
K--Conversion for Watt-hours to Kilowatt-hours
Ke--3.412 Btu/Wh, Conversion for Watt-hours to Btu's
M--Mass
n--Number of Units
O--Annual Useful Cooking Energy Output
P--Power
Q--Gas Flow Rate
R--Energy Factor, Ratio of Useful Cooking Energy Output to Total 
Energy Input
S--Number of Self-Cleaning Operations per Year
T--Temperature
t--Time
V--Volume of Gas Consumed
W--Weight of Test Block

2. Test Conditions

    2.1 Installation. A free standing kitchen range shall be 
installed with the back directly against, or as near as possible to, 
a vertical wall which extends at least 1 foot above and on either 
side of the appliance. There shall be no side walls. A drop-in, 
built-in, or wall-mounted appliance shall be installed in an 
enclosure in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. These 
appliances are to be completely assembled with all handles, knobs, 
guards, and the like mounted in place. Any electric resistance 
heaters, gas burners, baking racks, and baffles shall be in place in 
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions; however, broiler 
pans are to be removed from the oven's baking compartment.
    2.1.1 Conventional electric ranges, ovens, and cooking tops. 
These products shall be connected to an electrical supply circuit 
with voltage as specified in section 2.2.1 of this Appendix with a 
watt-hour meter installed in the circuit. The watt-hour meter shall 
be as described in section 2.9.1.1 of this Appendix. For standby 
mode and off mode testing, these products shall also be installed in 
accordance with Section 5, Paragraph 5.2 of IEC 62301 (Second 
Edition) (incorporated by reference; see Sec.  430.3), disregarding 
the provisions regarding batteries and the determination, 
classification, and testing of relevant modes.
    2.1.2 Conventional gas ranges, ovens, and cooking tops. These 
products shall be connected to a gas supply line with a gas meter 
installed between the supply line and the appliance being tested, 
according to manufacturer's specifications. The gas meter shall be 
as described in section 2.9.2 of this Appendix. Conventional gas 
ranges, ovens, and cooking tops with electrical ignition devices or 
other electrical components shall be connected to an electrical 
supply circuit of nameplate voltage with a watt-hour meter installed 
in the circuit. The watt-hour meter shall be as described in section 
2.9.1.1 of this Appendix. For standby mode and off mode testing, 
these products shall also be installed in accordance with Section 5, 
Paragraph 5.2 of IEC 62301 (Second Edition) (incorporated by 
reference; see Sec.  430.3), disregarding the provisions regarding 
batteries and the determination, classification, and testing of 
relevant modes.
    2.1.3 Microwave ovens. Install the microwave oven in accordance 
with the manufacturer's instructions and connect to an electrical 
supply circuit with voltage as specified in section 2.2.1 of this 
Appendix. The microwave oven shall also be installed in accordance 
with Section 5, Paragraph 5.2 of IEC 62301 (First Edition) 
(incorporated by reference; see Sec.  430.3). A watt meter shall be 
installed in the circuit and shall be as described in section 
2.9.1.3 of this Appendix.
* * * * *
    2.2.1.2 Supply voltage waveform. For conventional range, 
conventional cooking top, and conventional oven standby mode and off 
mode testing, maintain the electrical supply voltage waveform 
indicated in Section 4, Paragraph 4.3.2 of IEC 62301 (Second 
Edition) (incorporated by reference; see Sec.  430.3). For microwave 
oven standby mode and off mode testing, maintain the electrical 
supply voltage waveform indicated in Section 4, Paragraph 4.4 of IEC 
62301 (First Edition) (incorporated by reference; see Sec.  430.3).
* * * * *
    2.5.2 Standby mode and off mode ambient temperature. For 
conventional range, conventional cooking top, and conventional oven 
standby mode and off mode testing, maintain room ambient air 
temperature conditions as specified in Section 4, Paragraph 4.2 of 
IEC 62301 (Second Edition) (incorporated by reference; see Sec.  
430.3). For microwave oven standby mode and off mode testing, 
maintain room ambient air temperature conditions as specified in 
Section 4, Paragraph 4.2 of IEC 62301 (First Edition) (incorporated 
by reference; see Sec.  430.3).
    2.6 Normal nonoperating temperature. All areas of the appliance 
to be tested shall attain the normal nonoperating temperature, as 
defined in section 1.12 of this Appendix, before any testing begins. 
The equipment for measuring the applicable normal nonoperating 
temperature shall be as described in sections 2.9.3.1, 2.9.3.2, 
2.9.3.3, and 2.9.3.4 of this Appendix, as applicable.
* * * * *
    2.9.1.1 Watt-hour meter. The watt-hour meter for measuring the 
electrical energy consumption of conventional ovens and cooking tops 
shall have a resolution of 1 watt-hour (3.6 kJ) or less and a 
maximum error no greater than 1.5 percent of the measured value for 
any demand greater than 5 watts. The watt-hour meter for measuring 
the energy consumption of microwave ovens shall have resolution of 
0.1 watt-hour (0.36 kJ) or less and a maximum error no greater than 
1.5 percent of the measured value.
* * * * *
    2.9.1.3 Standby mode and off mode watt meter. The watt meter 
used to measure conventional range, conventional cooking top, and 
conventional oven standby mode and off mode power consumption shall 
have a resolution as specified in Section 4, Paragraph 4.4 of IEC 
62301 (Second Edition) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  430.3). 
The watt meter used to measure microwave oven standby mode and off 
mode power consumption shall have a resolution as specified in 
Section 4, Paragraph 4.5 of IEC 62301 (First Edition) (incorporated 
by reference, see Sec.  430.3), and shall also be able to record a 
``true'' average power as specified

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in Section 5, Paragraph 5.3.2(a) of IEC 62301 (First Edition).
    2.9.2 Gas Measurements.
    2.9.2.1 Positive displacement meters. The gas meter to be used 
for measuring the gas consumed by the gas burners of the oven or 
cooking top shall have a resolution of 0.01 cubic foot (0.28 L) or 
less and a maximum error no greater than 1 percent of the measured 
value for any demand greater than 2.2 cubic feet per hour (62.3 L/
h).

3. Test Methods and Measurements

* * * * *
    3.1.1 Conventional oven. Perform a test by establishing the 
testing conditions set forth in section 2, Test Conditions, of this 
Appendix and turn off the gas flow to the conventional cooking top, 
if so equipped. Before beginning the test, the conventional oven 
shall be at its normal nonoperating temperature as defined in 
section 1.12 and described in section 2.6 of this Appendix. Set the 
conventional oven test block W1 approximately in the 
center of the usable baking space. If there is a selector switch for 
selecting the mode of operation of the oven, set it for normal 
baking. If an oven permits baking by either forced convection by 
using a fan, or without forced convection, the oven is to be tested 
in each of those two modes. The oven shall remain on for one 
complete thermostat ``cut-off/cut-on'' of the electrical resistance 
heaters or gas burners after the test block temperature has 
increased 234[emsp14][deg]F (130 [deg]C) above its initial 
temperature.
    3.1.1.1 Self-cleaning operation of a conventional oven. 
Establish the test conditions set forth in section 2, Test 
Conditions, of this Appendix. Turn off the gas flow to the 
conventional cooking top. The temperature of the conventional oven 
shall be its normal nonoperating temperature as defined in section 
1.12 and described in section 2.6 of this Appendix. Then set the 
conventional oven's self-cleaning process in accordance with the 
manufacturer's instructions. If the self-cleaning process is 
adjustable, use the average time recommended by the manufacturer for 
a moderately soiled oven.
    3.1.1.2 Conventional oven standby mode and off mode power. 
Establish the standby mode and off mode testing conditions set forth 
in section 2, Test Conditions, of this Appendix. For conventional 
ovens that take some time to enter a stable state from a higher 
power state as discussed in Section 5, Paragraph 5.1, Note 1 of IEC 
62301 (Second Edition) (incorporated by reference; see Sec.  430.3), 
allow sufficient time for the conventional oven to reach the lower 
power state before proceeding with the test measurement. Follow the 
test procedure as specified in Section 5, Paragraph 5.3.2 of IEC 
62301 (Second Edition) for testing in each possible mode as 
described in 3.1.1.2.1 and 3.1.1.2.2. For units in which power 
varies as a function of displayed time in standby mode, either: (1) 
Set the clock time to 3:23 at the end of the stabilization period 
specified in Section 5, Paragraph 5.3 of IEC 62301 (First Edition), 
and use the average power approach described in Section 5, Paragraph 
5.3.2(a) of IEC 62301 (First Edition), but with a single test period 
of 10 minutes +0/-2 sec after an additional stabilization period 
until the clock time reaches 3:33; or (2) at any starting clock 
time, allow a stabilization period as described in Section 5, 
Paragraph 5.3 of IEC 62301 (First Edition), and use the average 
power approach described in Section 5, Paragraph 5.3.2(a) of IEC 
62301 (First Edition), but with a single test period of 12 hours +0/
-30 sec. Testing may be conducted using either a 12-hour test, a 10-
minute test, or both tests; however, if a manufacturer elects to 
perform both tests on a unit, the manufacturer may only use the 
results from one of the tests (i.e., the 12-hour test or the 10-
minute test) as the test results for that unit. Results of the 10-
minute test that are within 2 percent of the 12-hour 
test are deemed to be representative of average energy use.
    3.1.1.2.1 If the conventional oven has an inactive mode, as 
defined in section 1.11 of this Appendix, measure and record the 
average inactive mode power of the conventional oven, 
PIA, in watts.
    3.1.1.2.2 If the conventional oven has an off mode, as defined 
in section 1.13 of this Appendix, measure and record the average off 
mode power of the conventional oven, POM, in watts.
    3.1.2 Conventional cooking top. Establish the test conditions 
set forth in section 2, Test Conditions, of this Appendix. Turn off 
the gas flow to the conventional oven(s), if so equipped. The 
temperature of the conventional cooking top shall be its normal 
nonoperating temperature as defined in section 1.12 and described in 
section 2.6 of this Appendix. Set the test block in the center of 
the surface unit under test. The small test block, W2, 
shall be used on electric surface units of 7 inches (178 mm) or less 
in diameter. The large test block, W3, shall be used on 
electric surface units over 7 inches (178 mm) in diameter and on all 
gas surface units. Turn on the surface unit under test and set its 
energy input rate to the maximum setting. When the test block 
reaches 144[emsp14][deg]F (80 [deg]C) above its initial test block 
temperature, immediately reduce the energy input rate to 255 percent of the maximum energy input rate. After 150.1 minutes at the reduced energy setting, turn off the 
surface unit under test.
    3.1.2.1 Conventional cooking top standby mode and off mode 
power. Establish the standby mode and off mode testing conditions 
set forth in section 2, Test Conditions, of this Appendix. For 
conventional cooktops that take some time to enter a stable state 
from a higher power state as discussed in Section 5, Paragraph 5.1, 
Note 1 of IEC 62301 (Second Edition) (incorporated by reference; see 
Sec.  430.3), allow sufficient time for the conventional cooking top 
to reach the lower power state before proceeding with the test 
measurement. Follow the test procedure as specified in Section 5, 
Paragraph 5.3.2 of IEC 62301 (Second Edition) for testing in each 
possible mode as described in sections 3.1.2.1.1 and 3.1.2.1.2 of 
this Appendix. For units in which power varies as a function of 
displayed time in standby mode, either: (1) Set the clock time to 
3:23 at the end of the stabilization period specified in Section 5, 
Paragraph 5.3 of IEC 62301 (First Edition), and use the average 
power approach described in Section 5, Paragraph 5.3.2(a) of IEC 
62301 (First Edition), but with a single test period of 10 minutes 
+0/-2 sec after an additional stabilization period until the clock 
time reaches 3:33; or (2) at any starting clock time, allow a 
stabilization period as described in Section 5, Paragraph 5.3 of IEC 
62301 (First Edition), and use the average power approach described 
in Section 5, Paragraph 5.3.2(a) of IEC 62301 (First Edition), but 
with a single test period of 12 hours +0/-30 sec. Testing may be 
conducted using either a 12-hour test, a 10-minute test, or both 
tests; however, if a manufacturer elects to perform both tests on a 
unit, the manufacturer may only use the results from one of the test 
(i.e., the 12-hour test or the 10-minute test) as the test results 
for that unit. Results of the 10-minute test that are within 2 percent of the 12-hour test are deemed to be representative 
of average energy use.
    3.1.2.1.1 If the conventional cooking top has an inactive mode, 
as defined in section 1.11 of this Appendix, measure and record the 
average inactive mode power of the conventional cooking top, 
PIA, in watts.
    3.1.2.1.2 If the conventional cooking top has an off mode, as 
defined in section 1.13 of this Appendix, measure and record the 
average off mode power of the conventional cooking top, 
POM, in watts.
    3.1.3 Conventional range standby mode and off mode power. 
Establish the standby mode and off mode testing conditions set forth 
in section 2, Test Conditions, of this Appendix. For conventional 
ranges that take some time to enter a stable state from a higher 
power state as discussed in Section 5, Paragraph 5.1, Note 1 of IEC 
62301 (Second Edition) (incorporated by reference; see Sec.  430.3), 
allow sufficient time for the conventional range to reach the lower 
power state before proceeding with the test measurement. Follow the 
test procedure as specified in Section 5, Paragraph 5.3.2 of IEC 
62301 (Second Edition) for testing in each possible mode as 
described in sections 3.1.3.1 and 3.1.3.2 of this Appendix. For 
units in which power varies as a function of displayed time in 
standby mode, either: (1) Set the clock time to 3:23 at the end of 
the stabilization period specified in Section 5, Paragraph 5.3 of 
IEC 62301 (First Edition), and use the average power approach 
described in Section 5, Paragraph 5.3.2(a) of IEC 62301 (First 
Edition), but with a single test period of 10 minutes +0/-2 sec 
after an additional stabilization period until the clock time 
reaches 3:33; or (2) at any starting clock time, allow a 
stabilization period as described in Section 5, Paragraph 5.3 of IEC 
62301 (First Edition), and use the average power approach described 
in Section 5, Paragraph 5.3.2(a) of IEC 62301 (First Edition), but 
with a single test period of 12 hours +0/-30 sec. Testing may be 
conducted using either a 12-hour test, a 10-minute test, or both 
tests; however, if a manufacturer elects to perform both tests on a 
unit, the manufacturer may only use the results from one of the test 
(i.e., the 12-hour test or the 10-minute test) as the test results 
for that unit. Results of the 10-minute test that are within 2 percent of the 12-hour test are

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deemed to be representative of average energy use.
    3.1.3.1 If the conventional range has an inactive mode, as 
defined in section 1.11 of this Appendix, measure and record the 
average inactive mode power of the conventional range, 
PIA, in watts.
    3.1.3.2 If the conventional range has an off mode, as defined in 
section 1.13 of this Appendix, measure and record the average off 
mode power of the conventional range, POM, in watts.
    3.1.4 Microwave oven.
    3.1.4.1 Microwave oven test standby mode and off mode power. 
Establish the testing conditions set forth in section 2, Test 
Conditions, of this Appendix. For microwave ovens that drop from a 
higher power state to a lower power state as discussed in Section 5, 
Paragraph 5.1, Note 1 of IEC 62301 (First Edition) (incorporated by 
reference; see Sec.  430.3), allow sufficient time for the microwave 
oven to reach the lower power state before proceeding with the test 
measurement. Follow the test procedure as specified in Section 5, 
Paragraph 5.3 of IEC 62301 (First Edition). For units in which power 
varies as a function of displayed time in standby mode, set the 
clock time to 3:23 and use the average power approach described in 
Section 5, Paragraph 5.3.2(a), but with a single test period of 10 
minutes +0/-2 sec after an additional stabilization period until the 
clock time reaches 3:33. If a microwave oven is capable of operation 
in either standby mode or off mode, as defined in sections 1.17 or 
1.13 of this Appendix, respectively, or both, test the microwave 
oven in each mode in which it can operate.
* * * * *
    3.2.1 Conventional oven test energy consumption. If the oven 
thermostat controls the oven temperature without cycling on and off, 
measure the energy consumed, EO, when the temperature of 
the block reaches TO (TO is 234[emsp14][deg]F 
(130 [deg]C) above the initial block temperature, TI). If 
the oven thermostat operates by cycling on and off, make the 
following series of measurements: Measure the block temperature, 
TA, and the energy consumed, EA, or volume of 
gas consumed, VA, at the end of the last ``ON'' period of 
the conventional oven before the block reaches TO. 
Measure the block temperature, TB, and the energy 
consumed, EB, or volume of gas consumed, VB, 
at the beginning of the next ``ON'' period. Measure the block 
temperature, TC, and the energy consumed, EC, 
or volume of gas consumed, VC, at the end of that ``ON'' 
period. Measure the block temperature, TD, and the energy 
consumed, ED, or volume of gas consumed, VD, 
at the beginning of the following ``ON'' period. Energy measurements 
for EO, EA, EB, EC, and 
ED should be expressed in watt-hours (kJ) for 
conventional electric ovens, and volume measurements for 
VA, VB, VC, and VD 
should be expressed in standard cubic feet (L) of gas for 
conventional gas ovens. For a gas oven, measure in watt-hours (kJ) 
any electrical energy, EIO, consumed by an ignition 
device or other electrical components required for the operation of 
a conventional gas oven while heating the test block to 
TO.
    3.2.1.1 Conventional oven average test energy consumption. If 
the conventional oven permits baking by either forced convection or 
without forced convection and the oven thermostat does not cycle on 
and off, measure the energy consumed with the forced convection 
mode, (EO)1, and without the forced convection 
mode, (EO)2, when the temperature of the block 
reaches TO (TO is 234[emsp14][deg]F (130 
[deg]C) above the initial block temperature, TI). If the 
conventional oven permits baking by either forced convection or 
without forced convection and the oven thermostat operates by 
cycling on and off, make the following series of measurements with 
and without the forced convection mode: Measure the block 
temperature, TA, and the energy consumed, EA, 
or volume of gas consumed, VA, at the end of the last 
``ON'' period of the conventional oven before the block reaches 
TO. Measure the block temperature, TB, and the 
energy consumed, EB, or volume of gas consumed, 
VB, at the beginning of the next ``ON'' period. Measure 
the block temperature, TC, and the energy consumed, 
EC, or volume of gas consumed, VC, at the end 
of that ``ON'' period. Measure the block temperature, TD, 
and the energy consumed, ED, or volume of gas consumed, 
VD, at the beginning of the following ``ON'' period. 
Energy measurements for EO, EA, EB, 
EC, and ED should be expressed in watt-hours 
(kJ) for conventional electric ovens, and volume measurements for 
VA, VB, VC, and VD 
should be expressed in standard cubic feet (L) of gas for 
conventional gas ovens. For a gas oven that can be operated with or 
without forced convection, measure in watt-hours (kJ) any electrical 
energy consumed by an ignition device or other electrical components 
required for the operation of a conventional gas oven while heating 
the test block to TO using the forced convection mode, 
(EIO)1, and without using the forced 
convection mode, (EIO)2.
    3.2.1.2 Conventional oven fan-only mode energy consumption. If 
the conventional oven is capable of operation in fan-only mode, 
measure the fan-only mode energy consumption, EOF, 
expressed in watt-hours (kJ) of electricity consumed by the 
conventional oven for a period of 10 minutes, using a watt-hour 
meter as specified in section 2.9.1.1 of this Appendix. Multiply 
this value by [the time in minutes that the conventional oven 
remains in fan-only mode, tOF] and divide by 10.
    3.2.1.3 Energy consumption of self-cleaning operation. Measure 
the energy consumption, ES, in watt-hours (kJ) of 
electricity or the volume of gas consumption, VS, in 
standard cubic feet (L) during the self-cleaning test set forth in 
section 3.1.1.1 of this Appendix. For a gas oven, also measure in 
watt-hours (kJ) any electrical energy, EIS, consumed by 
ignition devices or other electrical components required during the 
self-cleaning test.
    3.2.1.4 Standby mode and off mode energy consumption. Make 
measurements as specified in section 3.1.1.2 of this Appendix. If 
the conventional oven is capable of operating in inactive mode, as 
defined in section 1.11 of this Appendix, measure the average 
inactive mode power of the conventional oven, PIA, in 
watts as specified in section 3.1.1.2.1 of this Appendix. If the 
conventional oven is capable of operating in off mode, as defined in 
section 1.13 of this Appendix, measure the average off mode power of 
the conventional oven, POM, in watts as specified in 
section 3.1.1.2.2 of this Appendix.
    3.2.2 Conventional surface unit test energy consumption.
    3.2.2.1 Conventional surface unit average test energy 
consumption. For the surface unit under test, measure the energy 
consumption, ECT, in watt-hours (kJ) of electricity or 
the volume of gas consumption, VCT, in standard cubic 
feet (L) of gas and the test block temperature, TCT, at 
the end of the 15 minute (reduced input setting) test interval for 
the test specified in section 3.1.2 of this Appendix and the total 
time, tCT, in hours, that the unit is under test. Measure 
any electrical energy, EIC, consumed by an ignition 
device of a gas heating element or other electrical components 
required for the operation of the conventional gas cooking top in 
watt-hours (kJ).
    3.2.2.2 Conventional surface unit standby mode and off mode 
energy consumption. Make measurements as specified in section 
3.1.2.1 of this Appendix. If the conventional surface unit is 
capable of operating in inactive mode, as defined in section 1.11 of 
this Appendix, measure the average inactive mode power of the 
conventional surface unit, PIA, in watts as specified in 
section 3.1.2.1.1 of this Appendix. If the conventional surface unit 
is capable of operating in off mode, as defined in section 1.13 of 
this Appendix, measure the average off mode power of the 
conventional surface unit, POM, in watts as specified in 
section 3.1.2.1.2 of this Appendix.
    3.2.3 Conventional range standby mode and off mode energy 
consumption. Make measurements as specified in section 3.1.3 of this 
Appendix. If the conventional range is capable of operating in 
inactive mode, as defined in section 1.11 of this Appendix, measure 
the average inactive mode power of the conventional range, 
PIA, in watts as specified in section 3.1.3.1 of this 
Appendix. If the conventional range is capable of operating in off 
mode, as defined in section 1.13 of this Appendix, measure the 
average off mode power of the conventional range, POM, in 
watts as specified in section 3.1.3.2 of this Appendix.
    3.2.4 Microwave oven test standby mode and off mode power. Make 
measurements as specified in Section 5, Paragraph 5.3 of IEC 62301 
(First Edition) (incorporated by reference; see Sec.  430.3). If the 
microwave oven is capable of operating in standby mode, as defined 
in section 1.17 of this Appendix, measure the average standby mode 
power of the microwave oven, PSB, in watts as specified 
in section 3.1.4.1 of this Appendix. If the microwave oven is 
capable of operating in off mode, as defined in section 1.13 of this 
Appendix, measure the average off mode power of the microwave oven, 
POM, as specified in section 3.1.4.1 of this Appendix.
* * * * *
    3.3.7 For conventional ovens, record the conventional oven 
standby mode and off mode test measurements PIA and 
POM, if applicable. For conventional cooktops, record the 
conventional cooking top standby mode and off mode test measurements 
PIA

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and POM, if applicable. For conventional ranges, record 
the conventional range standby mode and off mode test measurements 
PIA and POM, if applicable.
    3.3.8 For the surface unit under test, record the electric 
energy consumption, ECT, or the gas volume consumption, 
VCT, the final test block temperature, TCT, 
and the total test time, tCT. For a gas cooking top which 
uses electrical energy for ignition of the burners, also record 
EIC.
    3.3.9 Record the heating value, Hn, as determined in section 
2.2.2.2 of this Appendix for the natural gas supply.
    3.3.10 Record the heating value, Hp, as determined in section 
2.2.2.3 of this Appendix for the propane supply.
    3.3.11 Record the average standby mode power, PSB, 
for the microwave oven standby mode, as determined in section 3.2.4 
of this Appendix for a microwave oven capable of operating in 
standby mode. Record the average off mode power, POM, for 
the microwave oven off mode power test, as determined in section 
3.2.4 of this Appendix for a microwave oven capable of operating in 
off mode.

4. Calculation of Derived Results From Test Measurements

* * * * *
    4.1.1 Test energy consumption. For a conventional oven with a 
thermostat which operates by cycling on and off, calculate the test 
energy consumption, EO, expressed in watt-hours (kJ) for 
electric ovens and in Btus (kJ) for gas ovens, and defined as:
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for electric ovens, and,
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for gas ovens,

Where:

H = either Hn or Hp, the heating value of the 
gas used in the test as specified in section 2.2.2.2 and section 
2.2.2.3 of this Appendix, expressed in Btus per standard cubic foot 
(kJ/L).

TO = 234 [deg]F (130 [deg]C) plus the initial test block 
temperature.

and,
[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TP15AU12.006

Where:

TA = block temperature in [deg]F ([deg]C) at the end of 
the last ``ON'' period of the conventional oven before the test 
block reaches TO.
TB = block temperature in [deg]F ([deg]C) at the 
beginning of the ``ON'' period following the measurement of 
TA.
TC = block temperature in [deg]F ([deg]C) at the end of 
the ``ON'' period which starts with TB.
TD = block temperature in [deg]F ([deg]C) at the 
beginning of the ``ON'' period which follows the measurement of 
TC.
EA = electric energy consumed in Wh (kJ) at the end of 
the last ``ON'' period before the test block reaches TO.
EB = electric energy consumed in Wh (kJ) at the beginning 
of the ``ON'' period following the measurement of TA.
EC = electric energy consumed in Wh (kJ) at the end of 
the ``ON'' period which starts with TB.
ED = electric energy consumed in Wh (kJ) at the beginning 
of the ``ON'' period which follows the measurement of TC.
VA = volume of gas consumed in standard cubic feet (L) at 
the end of the last ``ON'' period before the test block reaches 
TO.
VB = volume of gas consumed in standard cubic feet (L) at 
the beginning of the ``ON'' period following the measurement of 
TA.
VC = volume of gas consumed in standard cubic feet (L) at 
the end of the ``ON'' period which starts with TB.
VD = volume of gas consumed in standard cubic feet (L) at 
the beginning of the ``ON'' period which follows the measurement of 
TC.

    4.1.1.1 Average test energy consumption. If the conventional 
oven can be operated with or without forced convection, determine 
the average test energy consumption, EO and 
EIO, in watt-hours (kJ) for electric ovens and Btus (kJ) 
for gas ovens using the following equations:

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[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TP15AU12.007

Where:

(EO)1 = test energy consumption using the 
forced convection mode in watt-hours (kJ) for electric ovens and in 
Btus (kJ) for gas ovens as measured in section 3.2.1.1 of this 
Appendix.
(EO)2 = test energy consumption without using 
the forced convection mode in watt-hours (kJ) for electric ovens and 
in Btus (kJ) for gas ovens as measured in section 3.2.1.1 of this 
Appendix.
(EIO)1 = electrical energy consumption in 
watt-hours (kJ) of a gas oven in forced convection mode as measured 
in section 3.2.1.1 of this Appendix.
(EIO)2 = electrical energy consumption in 
watt-hours (kJ) of a gas oven without using the forced convection 
mode as measured in section 3.2.1.1 of this Appendix.
* * * * *
    4.1.2.2.1 Annual primary energy consumption. Calculate the 
annual primary energy consumption for conventional oven self-
cleaning operations, ESC, expressed in kilowatt-hours 
(kJ) per year for electric ovens and in Btus (kJ) for gas ovens, and 
defined as:

ESC = ESxSexK, for electric ovens,

Where:

ES = energy consumption in watt-hours, as measured in 
section 3.2.1.3 of this Appendix.
Se = 4, average number of times a self-cleaning operation 
of a conventional electric oven is used per year.
K = 0.001 kWh/Wh conversion factor for watt-hours to kilowatt-hours.

or

ESC = VS x H x Sg, for gas ovens,

Where:

VS = gas consumption in standard cubic feet (L), as 
measured in section 3.2.1.3 of this Appendix.
H = Hn or Hp, the heating value of the gas 
used in the test as specified in sections 2.2.2.2 and 2.2.2.3 of 
this Appendix in Btus per standard cubic foot (kJ/L).
Sg = 4, average number of times a self-cleaning operation 
of a conventional gas oven is used per year.

    4.1.2.2.2 Annual secondary energy consumption for self-cleaning 
operation of gas ovens. Calculate the annual secondary energy 
consumption for self-cleaning operations of a gas oven, 
ESS, expressed in kilowatt-hours (kJ) per year and 
defined as:

ESS = EIS x Sg x K,

Where:

EIS = electrical energy consumed during the self-cleaning 
operation of a conventional gas oven, as measured in section 3.2.1.3 
of this Appendix.
Sg = 4, average number of times a self-cleaning operation 
of a conventional gas oven is used per year.
K = 0.001 kWh/Wh conversion factor for watt-hours to kilowatt-hours.

    4.1.2.3 Annual combined low-power mode energy consumption of a 
single conventional oven. Calculate the annual standby mode and off 
mode energy consumption for conventional ovens, EOTLP, 
expressed in kilowatt-hours (kJ) per year and defined as:

EOTLP = [(PIA x SIA) + 
(POM x SOM)] x K,

Where:

PIA = conventional oven inactive mode power, in watts, as 
measured in section 3.2.1.4 of this Appendix.
POM = conventional oven off mode power, in watts, as 
measured in section 3.2.1.4 of this Appendix.
STOT equals the total number of inactive mode and off 
mode hours per year;
If the conventional oven has fan-only mode, STOT equals 
(8,540.1 - (tOF/60)) hours, where tOF is the 
conventional oven fan-only mode duration, in minutes, as measured in 
section 3.2.1.2 of this Appendix, and 60 is the conversion factor 
for minutes to hours; otherwise, STOT is equal to 8,540.1 
hours.
If the conventional oven has both inactive mode and off mode, 
SIA and SOM both equal STOT/2;
If the conventional oven has an inactive mode but no off mode, the 
inactive mode annual hours, SIA, is equal to 
STOT and the off mode annual hours, SOM, is 
equal to 0;
If the conventional oven has an off mode but no inactive mode, 
SIA is equal to 0 and SOM is equal to 
STOT;
K = 0.001 kWh/Wh conversion factor for watt-hours to kilowatt-hours.
* * * * *
    4.1.2.4.1 Conventional electric oven energy consumption. 
Calculate the total annual energy consumption of a conventional 
electric oven, EAO, expressed in kilowatt-hours (kJ) per 
year and defined as:

EAO = ECO + ESC,

Where:

ECO = annual primary cooking energy consumption as 
determined in section 4.1.2.1.1 of this Appendix.
ESC = annual primary self-cleaning energy consumption as 
determined in section 4.1.2.2.1 of this Appendix.

    4.1.2.4.2 Conventional electric oven integrated energy 
consumption. Calculate the total integrated annual electrical energy 
consumption of a conventional electric oven, IEAO, 
expressed in kilowatt-hours (kJ) per year and defined as:

IEAO = ECO + ESC + 
EOTLP, + (EOF x NOE),

Where:

ECO = annual primary cooking energy consumption as 
determined in section 4.1.2.1.1 of this Appendix.
ESC = annual primary self-cleaning energy consumption as 
determined in section 4.1.2.2.1 of this Appendix.

EOTLP = annual combined low-power mode energy consumption 
as determined in section 4.1.2.3 of this Appendix.

EOF = fan-only mode energy consumption as measured in 
section 3.2.1.2 of this Appendix.

NOE = representative number of annual conventional 
electric oven cooking cycles per year, which is equal to 219 cycles 
for a conventional electric oven without self-clean capability and 
204 cycles for a conventional electric oven with self-clean 
capability.

    4.1.2.4.3 Conventional gas oven energy consumption. Calculate 
the total annual gas energy consumption of a conventional gas oven, 
EAOG, expressed in Btus (kJ) per year and defined as:

EAOG = ECO + ESC,

Where:

ECO = annual primary cooking energy consumption as 
determined in section 4.1.2.1.1 of this Appendix.
ESC = annual primary self-cleaning energy consumption as 
determined in section 4.1.2.2.1 of this Appendix.

    If the conventional gas oven uses electrical energy, calculate 
the total annual electrical energy consumption, EAOE, 
expressed in kilowatt-hours (kJ) per year and defined as:

EAOE = ESO + ESS,

Where:

ESO = annual secondary cooking energy consumption as 
determined in section 4.1.2.1.2 of this Appendix.
ESS = annual secondary self-cleaning energy consumption 
as determined in section 4.1.2.2.2 of this Appendix.

    If the conventional gas oven uses electrical energy, also 
calculate the total integrated annual electrical energy consumption, 
IEAOE, expressed in kilowatt-hours (kJ) per year and 
defined as:

IEAOE = ESO + ESS + 
EOTLP + (EOF x NOG),

Where:

ESO = annual secondary cooking energy consumption as 
determined in section 4.1.2.1.2 of this Appendix.
ESS = annual secondary self-cleaning energy consumption 
as determined in section 4.1.2.2.2 of this Appendix.
EOTLP = annual combined low-power mode energy consumption 
as determined in section 4.1.2.3 of this Appendix.
EOF = fan-only mode energy consumption as measured in 
section 3.2.1.2 of this Appendix.
NOG = representative number of annual conventional gas 
oven cooking cycles per year, which is equal to 183 cycles for a 
conventional gas oven without self-clean capability and 197 cycles 
for a conventional gas oven with self-clean capability.
* * * * *
    4.1.2.5.1 Conventional electric oven energy consumption. 
Calculate the total annual energy consumption, ETO, in 
kilowatt-hours (kJ) per year and defined as:

ETO = EACO + EASC,

Where:


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is the average annual primary energy consumption for cooking, and 
where:

n = number of conventional ovens in the basic model.
ECO = annual primary energy consumption for cooking as 
determined in section 4.1.2.1.1 of this Appendix.
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average annual self-cleaning energy consumption,

Where:

n = number of self-cleaning conventional ovens in the basic model.
ESC = annual primary self-cleaning energy consumption as 
determined according to section 4.1.2.2.1 of this Appendix.

    4.1.2.5.2 Conventional electric oven integrated energy 
consumption. Calculate the total integrated annual energy 
consumption, IETO, in kilowatt-hours (kJ) per year and 
defined as:

IETO = EACO + EASC + 
EOTLP + (EOF x NOE),

Where:

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is the average annual primary energy consumption for cooking, and 
where:

n = number of conventional ovens in the basic model.
ECO = annual primary energy consumption for cooking as 
determined in section 4.1.2.1.1 of this Appendix.
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average annual self-cleaning energy consumption,

Where:

n = number of self-cleaning conventional ovens in the basic model.
ESC = annual primary self-cleaning energy consumption as 
determined according to section 4.1.2.2.1 of this Appendix.
EOTLP = annual combined low-power mode energy consumption 
for the cooking appliance as determined in section 4.1.2.3 of this 
Appendix.
EOF = fan-only mode energy consumption as measured in 
section 3.2.1.2 of this Appendix.
NOE = representative number of annual conventional 
electric oven cooking cycles per year, which is equal to 219 cycles 
for a conventional electric oven without self-clean capability and 
204 cycles for a conventional electric oven with self-clean 
capability.

    4.1.2.5.3 Conventional gas oven energy consumption. Calculate 
the total annual gas energy consumption, ETOG, in Btus 
(kJ) per year and defined as:

ETOG = EACO + EASC,
Where:

EACO = average annual primary energy consumption for 
cooking in Btus (kJ) per year and is calculated as:
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Where:

n = number of conventional ovens in the basic model.
ECO = annual primary energy consumption for cooking as 
determined in section 4.1.2.1.1 of this Appendix.
and,

EASC = average annual self-cleaning energy consumption in 
Btus (kJ) per year and is calculated as:
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Where:

n = number of self-cleaning conventional ovens in the basic model.
ESC = annual primary self-cleaning energy consumption as 
determined according to section 4.1.2.2.1 of this Appendix.

    If the oven also uses electrical energy, calculate the total 
annual electrical energy consumption, ETOE, in kilowatt-
hours (kJ) per year and defined as:

ETOE = EASO + EAAS,

Where:
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    is the average annual secondary energy consumption for cooking,

Where:

n = number of conventional ovens in the basic model.
ESO = annual secondary energy consumption for cooking of 
gas ovens as determined in section 4.1.2.1.2 of this Appendix.
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    is the average annual secondary self-cleaning energy 
consumption,

Where:
n = number of self-cleaning ovens in the basic model.
ESS = annual secondary self-cleaning energy consumption 
of gas ovens as determined in section 4.1.2.2.2 of this Appendix.

    If the oven also uses electrical energy, also calculate the 
total integrated annual electrical energy consumption, 
IETOE, in kilowatt-hours (kJ) per year and defined as:

IETOE = EASO + EAAS + 
EOTLP + (EOF x NOG),

Where:
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    is the average annual secondary energy consumption for cooking,

Where:

n = number of conventional ovens in the basic model.
ESO = annual secondary energy consumption for cooking of 
gas ovens as determined in section 4.1.2.1.2 of this Appendix.
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is the average annual secondary self-cleaning energy consumption,

Where:

n = number of self-cleaning ovens in the basic model.
ESS = annual secondary self-cleaning energy consumption 
of gas ovens as determined in section 4.1.2.2.2 of this Appendix.
EOTLP = annual combined low-power mode energy consumption 
as determined in section 4.1.2.3 of this Appendix.
EOF = fan-only mode energy consumption as measured in 
section 3.2.1.2 of this Appendix.
NOG = representative number of annual conventional gas 
oven cooking cycles per year, which is equal to 183 cycles for a 
conventional gas oven without self-clean capability and 197 cycles 
for a conventional gas oven with self-clean capability.
* * * * *
    4.1.4 Conventional oven energy factor and integrated energy 
factor.
    4.1.4.1 Conventional oven energy factor. Calculate the energy 
factor, or the ratio of useful cooking energy output to the total 
energy input, RO, using the following equations:
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    For electric ovens,

Where:

OO = 29.3 kWh (105,480 kJ) per year, annual useful 
cooking energy output.
EAO = total annual energy consumption for electric ovens 
as determined in section 4.1.2.4.1 of this Appendix.

    For gas ovens:

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Where:

OO = 88.8 kBtu (93,684 kJ) per year, annual useful 
cooking energy output.
EAOG = total annual gas energy consumption for 
conventional gas ovens as determined in section 4.1.2.4.3 of this 
Appendix.
EAOE = total annual electrical energy consumption for 
conventional gas ovens as determined in section 4.1.2.4.3 of this 
Appendix.
Ke = 3,412 Btu/kWh (3,600 kJ/kWh), conversion factor for 
kilowatt-hours to Btu's.
    4.1.4.2 Conventional oven integrated energy factor. Calculate 
the integrated energy factor, or the ratio of useful cooking energy 
output to the total integrated energy input, IRO, using 
the following equations:
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    For electric ovens,

Where:

OO = 29.3 kWh (105,480 kJ) per year, annual useful 
cooking energy output.
IEAO = total integrated annual energy consumption for 
electric ovens as determined in section 4.1.2.4.2 of this Appendix.
    For gas ovens:
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Where:

OO = 88.8 kBtu (93,684 kJ) per year, annual useful 
cooking energy output.
EAOG = total annual gas energy consumption for 
conventional gas ovens as determined in section 4.1.2.4.3 of this 
Appendix.
IEAOE = total integrated annual electrical energy 
consumption for conventional gas ovens as determined in section 
4.1.2.4.3 of this Appendix.
Ke = 3,412 Btu/kWh (3,600 kJ/kWh), conversion factor for 
kilowatt-hours to Btus.
* * * * *
    4.2.1.1 Electric surface unit cooking efficiency. Calculate the 
cooking efficiency, EffSU, of the electric surface unit 
under test, defined as:
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Where:

W = measured weight of test block, W2 or W3, 
expressed in pounds (kg).
Cp = 0.23 Btu/lb-[deg]F (0.96 kJ/kg / [deg]C), specific 
heat of test block.
TSU = temperature rise of the test block: final test 
block temperature, TCT, as determined in section 3.2.2 of 
this Appendix, minus the initial test block temperature, 
TI, expressed in [deg]F ([deg]C) as determined in section 
2.7.5 of this Appendix.
Ke = 3.412 Btu/Wh (3.6 kJ/Wh), conversion factor of watt-
hours to Btus.
ECT = measured energy consumption, as determined 
according to section 3.2.2.1 of this Appendix, expressed in watt-
hours (kJ).

    4.2.1.2 Gas surface unit cooking efficiency. Calculate the 
cooking efficiency, EffSU, of the gas surface unit under 
test, defined as:
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Where:

W3 = measured weight of test block as measured in section 
3.3.2 of this Appendix, expressed in pounds (kg).
Cp and TSU are the same as defined in section 
4.2.1.1 of this Appendix.
and,

E = VCT + (EIC x Ke),

Where:

VCT = total gas consumption in standard cubic feet (L) 
for the gas surface unit test as measured in section 3.2.2.1 of this 
Appendix.
EIC = electrical energy consumed in watt-hours (kJ) by an 
ignition device of a gas surface unit as measured in section 3.2.2.1 
of this Appendix.
Ke = 3.412 Btu/Wh (3.6 kJ/Wh), conversion factor of watt-
hours to Btus.
* * * * *
    4.2.2.1 Conventional electric cooking top.
    4.2.2.1.1 Annual energy consumption of a conventional electric 
cooking top. Calculate the annual electrical energy consumption of 
an electric cooking top, ECA, in kilowatt-hours (kJ) per 
year, defined as:
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Where:

OCT = 173.1 kWh (623,160 kJ) per year, annual useful 
cooking energy output.
EffCT = conventional cooking top cooking efficiency as 
defined in section 4.2.1.3 of this Appendix.

    4.2.2.1.2 Integrated annual energy consumption of a conventional 
electric cooking top. Calculate the total integrated annual 
electrical energy consumption of an electric cooking top, 
IECA, in kilowatt-hours (kJ) per year, defined as:
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Where:

OCT = 173.1 kWh (623,160 kJ) per year, annual useful 
cooking energy output.
EffCT = conventional cooking top cooking efficiency as 
defined in section 4.2.1.3 of this Appendix.

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ECTLP = conventional cooking top combined low-power mode 
energy consumption = [(PIA x SIA) + 
(POM x SOM)] x K,

Where:

PIA = conventional cooking top inactive mode power, in 
watts, as measured in section 3.1.2.1.1 of this Appendix.
POM = conventional cooking top off mode power, in watts, 
as measured in section 3.1.2.1.2 of this Appendix.

    If the conventional cooking top has both inactive mode and off 
mode annual hours, SIA and SOM both equal 
4273.4;
    If the conventional cooking top has an inactive mode but no off 
mode, the inactive mode annual hours, SIA, is equal to 
8546.9, and the off mode annual hours, SOM, is equal to 
0;
    If the conventional cooking top has an off mode but no inactive 
mode, SIA is equal to 0, and SOM is equal to 
8546.9;

K = 0.001 kWh/Wh conversion factor for watt-hours to kilowatt-hours.

    4.2.2.2.2 Total integrated annual energy consumption of a 
conventional gas cooking top. Calculate the total integrated annual 
energy consumption of a conventional gas cooking top, 
IECA, in Btus (kJ) per year, defined as:

IECA = ECC + ECTSO,

Where:

ECC = energy consumption for cooking as determined in 
section 4.2.2.2.1 of this Appendix.
ECTSO = conventional cooking top combined low-power mode 
energy consumption = [(PIA x SIA) + 
(POM x SOM)] x K,

Where:

PIA = conventional cooking top inactive mode power, in 
watts, as measured in section 3.1.2.1.1 of this Appendix.
POM = conventional cooking top off mode power, in watts, 
as measured in section 3.1.2.1.2 of this Appendix.

    If the conventional cooking top has both inactive mode and off 
mode annual hours, SIA and SOM both equal 
4273.4;
    If the conventional cooking top has an inactive mode but no off 
mode, the inactive mode annual hours, SIA, is equal to 
8546.9, and the off mode annual hours, SOM, is equal to 
0;
    If the conventional cooking top has an off mode but no inactive 
mode, SIA is equal to 0, and SOM is equal to 
8546.9;

K = 0.001 kWh/Wh conversion factor for watt-hours to kilowatt-hours.

    4.2.3 Conventional cooking top energy factor and integrated 
energy factor.
    4.2.3.1 Conventional cooking top energy factor. Calculate the 
energy factor or ratio of useful cooking energy output for cooking 
to the total energy input, RCT, as follows:
    For an electric cooking top, the energy factor is the same as 
the cooking efficiency as determined according to section 4.2.1.3 of 
this Appendix.
    For gas cooking tops,
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Where:

OCT = 527.6 kBtu (556,618 kJ) per year, annual useful 
cooking energy output of cooking top.
ECC = energy consumption for cooking as determined in 
section 4.2.2.2.1 of this Appendix.

    4.2.3.2 Conventional cooking top integrated energy factor. 
Calculate the integrated energy factor or ratio of useful cooking 
energy output for cooking to the total integrated energy input, 
IRCT, as follows:
    For electric cooking tops,
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Where:

OCT = 527.6 kBtu (556,618 kJ) per year, annual useful 
cooking energy output of cooking top.
IECA = total annual integrated energy consumption of 
cooking top determined according to section 4.2.2.1.2 of this 
Appendix.

    For gas cooking tops,
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Where:

OCT = 527.6 kBtu (556,618 kJ) per year, annual useful 
cooking energy output of cooking top.
IECA = total integrated annual energy consumption of 
cooking top determined according to section 4.2.2.2.2 of this 
Appendix.

    4.3 Combined components. The annual energy consumption of a 
kitchen range (e.g., a cooking top and oven combined) shall be the 
sum of the annual energy consumption of each of its components. The 
integrated annual energy consumption of a kitchen range shall be the 
sum of the annual energy consumption of each of its components plus 
the total annual fan-only mode energy consumption for the oven 
component, ETOF, defined as:
ETOF = EOF x NR,

Where,

NR = representative number of annual conventional oven 
cooking cycles per year, which is equal to 219 cycles for a 
conventional electric oven without self-clean capability, 204 cycles 
for a conventional electric oven with self-clean capability, 183 
cycles for a conventional gas oven without self-clean capability, 
and 197 cycles for a conventional gas oven with self-clean 
capability, plus the conventional range integrated annual combined 
low-power mode energy consumption, ERTLP, defined as:

ERTLP = [(PIA x SIA) + 
(POM x SOM)] x K

Where:

PIA = conventional range inactive mode power, in watts, 
as measured in section 3.1.3.1 of this Appendix.
POM = conventional range off mode power, in watts, as 
measured in section 3.1.3.2 of this Appendix.

    STOT equals the total number of inactive mode and off 
mode hours per year;
    If the conventional oven component of the conventional range has 
fan-only mode, STOT equals (8,329.2 - (tOF/
60)) hours, where tOF is the conventional oven fan-only 
mode duration, in minutes, as measured in section 3.2.1.2 of this 
Appendix, and 60 is the conversion factor for minutes to hours; 
otherwise, STOT is equal to 8,329.2 hours.
    If the conventional range has both inactive mode and off mode, 
SIA and SOM both equal STOT/2;
    If the conventional range has an inactive mode but no off mode, 
the inactive mode annual hours, SIA, is equal to 
STOT, and the off mode annual hours, SOM, is 
equal to 0;
    If the conventional range has an off mode but no inactive mode, 
SIA is equal to 0, and SOM is equal to 
STOT;

K = 0.001 kWh/Wh conversion factor for watt-hours to kilowatt-hours.

    The annual energy consumption for other combinations of ovens 
and cooktops will also be treated as the sum of the annual energy 
consumption of each of its components. The energy factor of a 
combined component is the sum of the annual useful cooking energy 
output of each component divided by the sum of the total annual 
energy consumption of each component. The integrated energy factor 
of other combinations of ovens and cooktops is the sum of the annual 
useful cooking energy output of each component divided by the sum of 
the total integrated annual energy consumption of each component.
    9. Appendix X to subpart B of part 430 is revised to read as 
follows:

Appendix X to Subpart B of Part 430--Uniform Test Method for Measuring 
the Energy Consumption of Dehumidifiers

    Note: The procedures and calculations that refer to standby mode 
and off mode energy consumption (i.e., sections 3.2, 3.2.1 through 
3.2.4, 4.2, 4.2.1 through 4.2.4, 5.1, and 5.2 of this Appendix X) 
need not be performed to determine compliance with energy 
conservation standards for dehumidifiers at this time. However, any 
representation related to standby mode and off mode energy 
consumption of these products made after (date 180 days after date 
of publication of the test procedure final rule in the Federal 
Register) must be based upon results generated under this test 
procedure, consistent with the requirements of 42 U.S.C. 6293(c)(2). 
Upon the compliance date for any energy conservation standards that 
incorporate standby mode and off mode energy consumption, compliance 
with the applicable provisions of this test procedure will be 
required.

1. Scope

    This Appendix covers the test requirements used to measure the 
energy performance of dehumidifiers.

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2. Definitions

    a. ANSI/AHAM DH-1 means the test standard published by the 
American National Standards Institute and the Association of Home 
Appliance Manufacturers, titled ``Dehumidifiers,'' ANSI/AHAM DH-1-
2008, (incorporated by reference; see Sec.  430.3).
    b. Active mode means a mode in which a dehumidifier is connected 
to a mains power source, has been activated, and is performing the 
main functions of removing moisture from air by drawing moist air 
over a refrigerated coil using a fan, or circulating air through 
activation of the fan without activation of the refrigeration 
system.
    c. Bucket full/removed mode means a standby mode in which the 
dehumidifier has automatically powered off its main function by 
detecting when the water bucket is full or has been removed.
    d. Energy factor for dehumidifiers means a measure of energy 
efficiency of a dehumidifier calculated by dividing the water 
removed from the air by the energy consumed, measured in liters per 
kilowatt-hour (L/kWh).
    e. IEC 62301 means the test standard published by the 
International Electrotechnical Commission, titled ``Household 
electrical appliances--Measurement of standby power,'' Publication 
62301 (Edition 2.0 2011-01) (incorporated by reference; see Sec.  
430.3).
    f. Inactive mode means a standby mode that facilitates the 
activation of active mode by remote switch (including remote 
control), internal sensor, or timer, or that provides continuous 
status display.
    g. Off mode means a mode in which the dehumidifier is connected 
to a mains power source and is not providing any active mode or 
standby mode function, and where the mode may persist for an 
indefinite time. An indicator that only shows the user that the 
dehumidifier is in the off position is included within the 
classification of an off mode.
    h. Off-cycle mode means a standby mode in which the 
dehumidifier:
    (1) Has cycled off its main function by humidistat or humidity 
sensor;
    (2) Does not have its fan or blower operating; and
    (3) Will reactivate the main function according to the 
humidistat or humidity sensor signal.
    i. Product capacity for dehumidifiers means a measure of the 
ability of the dehumidifier to remove moisture from its surrounding 
atmosphere, measured in pints collected per 24 hours of continuous 
operation.
    j. Standby mode means any modes where the dehumidifier is 
connected to a mains power source and offers one or more of the 
following user-oriented or protective functions which may persist 
for an indefinite time:
    (1) To facilitate the activation of other modes (including 
activation or deactivation of active mode) by remote switch 
(including remote control), internal sensor, or timer;
    (2) Continuous functions, including information or status 
displays (including clocks) or sensor-based functions. A timer is a 
continuous clock function (which may or may not be associated with a 
display) that provides regular scheduled tasks (e.g., switching) and 
that operates on a continuous basis.

3. Test Apparatus and General Instructions

    3.1 Active mode. The test apparatus and instructions for testing 
dehumidifiers shall conform to the requirements specified in Section 
3, ``Definitions,'' Section 4, ``Instrumentation,'' and Section 5, 
``Test Procedure,'' of ANSI/AHAM DH-1 (incorporated by reference, 
see Sec.  430.3). Record measurements at the resolution of the test 
instrumentation. Round off calculations to the same number of 
significant digits as the previous step. Round the final minimum 
energy factor value to two decimal places as follows:
    (i) A fractional number at or above the midpoint between two 
consecutive decimal places shall be rounded up to the higher of the 
two decimal places; or
    (ii) A fractional number below the midpoint between two 
consecutive decimal places shall be rounded down to the lower of the 
two decimal places.
    3.2 Standby mode and off mode.
    3.2.1 Installation requirements. For the standby mode and off 
mode testing, the dehumidifier shall be installed in accordance with 
Section 5, Paragraph 5.2 of IEC 62301 (incorporated by reference, 
see Sec.  430.3), disregarding the provisions regarding batteries 
and the determination, classification, and testing of relevant 
modes.
    3.2.2 Electrical energy supply.
    3.2.2.1 Electrical supply. For the standby mode and off mode 
testing, maintain the electrical supply voltage and frequency 
indicated in Section 7.1.3, ``Standard Test Voltage,'' of ANSI/AHAM 
DH-1, (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  430.3). The electrical 
supply frequency shall be maintained  1 percent.
    3.2.2.2 Supply voltage waveform. For the standby mode and off 
mode testing, maintain the electrical supply voltage waveform 
indicated in Section 4, Paragraph 4.3.2 of IEC 62301, (incorporated 
by reference; see Sec.  430.3).
    3.2.3 Standby mode and off mode watt meter. The watt meter used 
to measure standby mode and off mode power consumption shall meet 
the requirements specified in Section 4, Paragraph 4.4 of IEC 62301 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  430.3).
    3.2.4 Standby mode and off mode ambient temperature. For standby 
mode and off mode testing, maintain room ambient air temperature 
conditions as specified in Section 4, Paragraph 4.2 of IEC 62301 
(incorporated by reference; see Sec.  430.3).

4. Test Measurement

    4.1 Active mode. Measure the energy factor for dehumidifiers, 
expressed in liters per kilowatt hour (L/kWh) and product capacity 
in pints per day (pints/day), in accordance with the test 
requirements specified in Section 7, ``Capacity Test and Energy 
Consumption Test,'' of ANSI/AHAM DH-1 (incorporated by reference, 
see Sec.  430.3).
    4.2 Standby mode and off mode. Establish the testing conditions 
set forth in section 3.2 of this Appendix. For dehumidifiers that 
take some time to enter a stable state from a higher power state as 
discussed in Section 5, Paragraph 5.1, Note 1 of IEC 62301, 
(incorporated by reference; see Sec.  430.3), allow sufficient time 
for the dehumidifier to reach the lower power state before 
proceeding with the test measurement. Follow the test procedure 
specified in Section 5, Paragraph 5.3.2 of IEC 62301 for testing in 
each possible mode as described in sections 4.2.1 through 4.2.4 of 
this Appendix.
    4.2.1 If the dehumidifier has an inactive mode, as defined in 
section 2(f) of this Appendix, measure and record the average 
inactive mode power of the dehumidifier, PIA, in watts.
    4.2.2 If the dehumidifier has an off-cycle mode, as defined in 
section 2(h) of this Appendix, measure and record the average off-
cycle mode power of the dehumidifier, POC, in watts.
    4.2.3 If the dehumidifier has a bucket full/removed mode, as 
defined in section 2(c) of this Appendix, measure and record the 
average bucket full/removed mode power of the dehumidifier, 
PBFR, in watts.
    4.2.4 If the dehumidifier has an off mode, as defined in section 
2(g) of this Appendix, measure and record the average off mode 
power, POM, in watts.

5. Calculation of Derived Results From Test Measurements

    5.1 Standby mode and off mode annual energy consumption. 
Calculate the standby mode and off mode annual energy consumption 
for dehumidifiers, ETSO, expressed in kilowatt-hours per 
year, according to the following:

ETSO = [(PIA x SIA) + 
(POC x SOC) + (PBFR x 
SBFR) + (POM x SOM)] x K

Where:

PIA = dehumidifier inactive mode power, in watts, as 
measured in section 4.2.1 of this Appendix.
POC = dehumidifier off-cycle mode power, in watts, as 
measured in section 4.2.2 of this Appendix.
PBFR = dehumidifier bucket full/removed mode power, in 
watts, as measured in section 4.2.3 of this Appendix.
POM = dehumidifier off mode power, in watts, as measured 
in section 4.2.4 of this Appendix.

    If the dehumidifier has an inactive mode and off-cycle mode but 
no off mode, the inactive mode annual hours, SIA, is 
equal to STOT/2; the off-cycle mode annual hours, 
SOC, is equal to STOT/2; and the off mode 
annual hours, SOM, is equal to 0;
    STOT equals the total number of inactive mode, off-
cycle mode, and off mode hours per year, defined as:
    If the dehumidifier has bucket full/removed mode, 
STOT equals 3,024 hours;
    If the dehumidifier does not have bucket full/removed mode, 
STOT equals 3,681 hours;
    If the dehumidifier has an inactive mode and off mode but no 
off-cycle mode, the inactive mode annual hours, SIA, is 
equal to STOT/2; the off mode annual hours, 
SOM, is equal to STOT/2; and the off-cycle 
mode annual hours, SOC, is equal to 0;
    If the dehumidifier has an inactive mode but no off-cycle mode 
or off mode, the

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inactive mode annual hours, SIA, is equal to 
STOT, and the off-cycle mode annual hours, 
SOC, and the off mode annual hours, SOM, are 
each equal to 0;
    If the dehumidifier has an off-cycle mode and off mode but no 
inactive mode, the off-cycle mode annual hours, SOC, is 
equal to STOT/2; the off mode annual hours, 
SOM, is equal to STOT/2; and the inactive mode 
annual hours, SIA, is equal to 0;
    If the dehumidifier has an off-cycle mode but no off mode or 
inactive mode, the off-cycle mode annual hours, SOC, is 
equal to STOT, and the off mode annual hours, 
SOM, and the inactive mode annual hours, SIA, 
are each equal to 0;
    If the dehumidifier has an off mode but no inactive mode or off-
cycle mode, the off mode annual hours, SOM, is equal to 
STOT, and the inactive mode annual hours, SIA, 
and the off-cycle mode annual hours, SOC, are both equal 
to 0;
    If the dehumidifier has an inactive mode, off-cycle mode, and 
off mode, the inactive mode annual hours, SIA, is equal 
to STOT/3; the off-cycle mode annual hours, 
SOC, is equal to STOT/3; and the off mode 
annual hours, SOM, is equal to STOT/3;

SBFR = 657, dehumidifier bucket full/removed mode annual 
hours;
K = 0.001 kWh/Wh conversion factor for watt-hours to kilowatt-hours.

    5.2 Integrated energy factor. Calculate the integrated energy 
factor, IEF, expressed in liters per kilowatt-hour, rounded to two 
decimal places, according to the following:

IEF = LW/(Eactive + ((ETSO x 24)/
Sactive))

Where:

LW = water removed from the air during dehumidifier 
energy factor test, in liters, as measured in section 4.1 of this 
Appendix.
Eactive = dehumidifier energy factor test energy 
consumption, in kilowatt-hours, as measured in section 4.1 of this 
Appendix.
ETSO = standby mode and off mode annual energy 
consumption, in kilowatt-hours per year, as calculated in section 
5.1 of this Appendix.
24 = hours per day.
Sactive = 1,095, dehumidifier active mode annual hours.

[FR Doc. 2012-18798 Filed 8-14-12; 8:45 am]
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