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Energy Coalition Submits Comments to DOE

On September 26th, NPGA, along with the American Gas Association, the American Public Gas Association, and Spire, Inc., and in consultation with Rinnai America, Inc., the National Multifamily Housing Council, the National Apartment Association, and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association, submitted a comment on DOE’s proposed rule mandating changes to consumer water heaters. The comprehensive comment focused on the proposed rule’s economic analysis, energy savings, evaluation process, data quality, unavailability of products, and other issues. The comment finalized NPGA’s work on the proposed rule, which included meetings with the Department of Justice and the Department of Commerce. A final rule is not anticipated until the middle of 2024, at the earliest.

For more information on the rulemaking, please contract NPGA Vice President of Regulatory & Industry Affairs Benjamin Nussdorf.