# 16 CFR 305.7 - Determinations of capacity.

*Refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers.*The capacity shall be the total refrigerated volume (VT) and the adjusted total volume (AV) in cubic feet, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of a cubic foot, as determined according to appendix A1 to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B.

*Freezers.*The capacity shall be the total refrigerated volume (VT) and the adjusted total volume (AV) in cubic feet, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of a cubic foot, as determined according to appendix B1 to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B.

*Dishwashers.*The capacity shall be the place-setting capacity, determined according to appendix C to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B.

*Water heaters.*The capacity shall be the first hour rating, as determined according to appendix E to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B.

*Pool heaters.*The capacity shall be the heating capacity in Btu's per hour, rounded to the nearest 1,000 Btu's per hour, as determined according to appendix P to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B.

*Room air conditioners.*The capacity shall be the cooling capacity in Btu's per hour, as determined according to appendix F to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, but rounded to the nearest value ending in hundreds that will satisfy the relationship that the value of EER used in representations equals the rounded value of capacity divided by the value of input power in watts. If a value ending in hundreds will not satisfy this relationship, the capacity may be rounded to the nearest value ending in 50 that will.

*Clothes washers.*The capacity shall be the tub capacity as determined according to appendix J1 to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, in the terms “standard” or “compact” as defined in appendix J1.

*Furnaces.*The capacity shall be the heating capacity in Btu's per hour, rounded to the nearest 1,000 Btu's per hour, as determined according to appendix N to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B.

*Central air conditioners, cooling.*The capacity shall be the cooling capacity in Btu's per hour, as determined according to appendix M to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, rounded to the nearest 100 Btu's per hour for capacities less than 20,000 Btu's per hour; to the nearest 200 Btu's per hour for capacities between 20,000 and 37,999 Btu's per hour; and to the nearest 500 Btu's per hour for capacities between 38,000 and 64,999 Btu's per hour.

*Central air conditioners, heating.*The capacity shall be the heating capacity in Btu's per hour, as determined according to appendix M to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, rounded to the nearest 100 Btu's per hour for capacities less than 20,000 Btu's per hour; to the nearest 200 Btu's per hour for capacities between 20,000 and 37,999 Btu's per hour; and to the nearest 500 Btu's per hour for capacities between 38,000 and 64,999 Btu's per hour.

*Fluorescent lamp ballasts.*The capacity shall be the ballast input voltage, as determined according to appendix Q to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B.

*Ceiling fans.*The capacity shall be the airflow in cubic feet per minute as determined according to appendix U of 10 CFR part 430, subpart B.

The capacity of covered products shall be determined as follows:

(a) Refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers. The capacity shall be the total refrigerated volume (VT) and the adjusted total volume (AV) in cubic feet, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of a cubic foot, as determined according to appendix A to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B.

(b) Freezers. The capacity shall be the total refrigerated volume (VT) and the adjusted total volume (AV) in cubic feet, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of a cubic foot, as determined according to appendix B to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B.

(c) Dishwashers. The capacity shall be the place-setting capacity, determined according to appendix C to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B.

(d) Water heaters. The capacity shall be the first hour rating (for storage-type models) and gallons per minute (for instantaneous-type models), as determined according to appendix E to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B.

(e) Pool heaters. The capacity shall be the heating capacity in Btu's per hour, rounded to the nearest 1,000 Btu's per hour, as determined according to appendix P to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B.

(f) Room air conditioners. The capacity shall be the cooling capacity in Btu's per hour, as determined according to appendix F to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, but rounded to the nearest value ending in hundreds that will satisfy the relationship that the value of EER used in representations equals the rounded value of capacity divided by the value of input power in watts. If a value ending in hundreds will not satisfy this relationship, the capacity may be rounded to the nearest value ending in 50 that will.

(g) Clothes washers. The capacity shall be the tub capacity as determined according to Department of Energy test procedures in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, in the terms “standard” or “compact” as defined in appendix J1 to 10 CFR part 430. For models manufactured after March 7, 2015, the capacity shall be the tub capacity as determined according to Department of Energy test procedures in 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, expressed in terms of “Capacity (tub volume)” in cubic feet, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of a cubic foot, and the capacity class designations “standard” or “compact.”

(h) Furnaces. The capacity shall be the heating capacity in Btu's per hour, rounded to the nearest 1,000 Btu's per hour, as determined according to appendix N to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B.

(i) Central air conditioners, cooling. The capacity shall be the cooling capacity in Btu's per hour, as determined according to appendix M to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, rounded to the nearest 100 Btu's per hour for capacities less than 20,000 Btu's per hour; to the nearest 200 Btu's per hour for capacities between 20,000 and 37,999 Btu's per hour; and to the nearest 500 Btu's per hour for capacities between 38,000 and 64,999 Btu's per hour.

(j) Central air conditioners, heating. The capacity shall be the heating capacity in Btu's per hour, as determined according to appendix M to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, rounded to the nearest 100 Btu's per hour for capacities less than 20,000 Btu's per hour; to the nearest 200 Btu's per hour for capacities between 20,000 and 37,999 Btu's per hour; and to the nearest 500 Btu's per hour for capacities between 38,000 and 64,999 Btu's per hour.

(k) Fluorescent lamp ballasts. The capacity shall be the ballast input voltage, as determined according to appendix Q to 10 CFR part 430, subpart B.

(l) Ceiling fans. The capacity shall be the airflow in cubic feet per minute as determined according to appendix U of 10 CFR part 430, subpart B.

**Title 16 published on 2015-01-01**

The following are **ALL** rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to *16 CFR Part 305* **after** this date.

GPO FDSys XML | Text type regulations.gov FR Doc. 2015-27772 RIN 3084-AB15 FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Final rule. The amendments published in this document are effective on December 2, 2015, except for the amendments to § 305.11, which become effective November 2, 2016, and §§ 305.3(z), 305.8, 305.15, 305.20, and Appendix L, which become effective November 2, 2017. 16 CFR Part 305 The Commission issues final amendments to expand coverage of the Lighting Facts label, require room air conditioner labels on packaging instead of the units themselves, enhance the durability of appliance labels, and improve plumbing disclosure requirements. This Notice completes the Commission's recent regulatory review of the Energy Labeling Rule.

GPO FDSys XML | Text type regulations.gov FR Doc. 2015-27773 RIN 3084-AB15 FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Notice of proposed rulemaking. Written comments must be received on or before January 11, 2016. 16 CFR Part 305 The Commission proposes amendments to the Energy Labeling Rule to create requirements related to a new label database on the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Web site, redesign ceiling fan labels, improve and update the comparability ranges for refrigerator labels, revise central air conditioner labels in response to new DOE enforcement requirements, improve water heater labels, and update current plumbing disclosures.

GPO FDSys XML | Text type regulations.gov FR Doc. 2015-07070 RIN 3084-AB03 FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Final rule. Effective July 15, 2015. 16 CFR Part 305 The Federal Trade Commission (“Commission”) amends its Energy Labeling Rule (“Rule”) by publishing new ranges of comparability for required EnergyGuide labels on televisions.