Rulemaking for Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Rulemaking for Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
adoption of regulatory standards for commercial and industrial fans and blowers (CIFB), which would take effect one year after the CEC adopts the standards. These standards would apply to Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers that are greater than or equal to 1 horsepower or without a rated shaft input power, an electrical input power greater than or equal to 1kW, and an air horsepower no greater than 150. These proposed regulations benefit Californians by promoting the purchase and use of more efficient stand-alone CIFB units in California, thereby avoiding energy consumption that would occur if less efficient equipment was used. The estimated energy savings are approximately 1,755 Gigawatt hours of electricity per year after full stock turnover. Greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation will be reduced commensurate with these savings.

Contact Information

Alejandro Galdamez
Agency Name
Energy Commission
Job Title
Mechanical Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15307 and 15308
Reasons for Exemption
The regulations protect natural resources and the environment by reducing energy consumption, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions from energy generation. This proposed regulation concerns appliance information and identifies the efficient duty cycles of a regulated product, and it does not provide for any physical changes to products, increase waste, or dictate the use of any specific materials; Therefore, this rulemaking will not have a significant effect on the environment.


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