H. R. 5710
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 10, 2012
Mr. Westmoreland (for himself, Mr. Braley of Iowa, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Garrett, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Manzullo, Mr. Cole, Mr. Fleischmann, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, and Mr. Kingston) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to establish minimum efficiency standards for self-contained commercial refrigerators and freezers, and to direct the Department of Energy to establish standards for other related products.
This Act may be cited as the
Better Use of Refrigerator Regulations
Service over the counter, self-contained, medium temperature commercial refrigerators
Section 342(c) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6313(c)) is amended—
in paragraph (1)—
by redesignating subparagraphs (B) and (C) as subparagraphs (D) and (E), respectively; and
by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following:
(SOC-SC-M) means a
medium temperature commercial refrigerator—
with a self-contained condensing unit and equipped with sliding or hinged doors in the back intended for use by sales personnel, and with glass or other transparent material in the front for displaying merchandise; and
that has a height not greater than 66 inches and is intended to serve as a counter for transactions between sales personnel and customers.
TDA means the total
display area (ft2) of the refrigerated case, as
defined in Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute Standard
by redesignating paragraphs (4) and (5) as paragraphs (5) and (6), respectively; and
by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:
Each SOC-SC-M manufactured on or after the date which is 6 months after the date of enactment of the Better Use of Refrigerator Regulations Act shall have a total daily energy consumption (in kilowatt hours per day) of not more than 0.6 x TDA + 1.0.