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‘Small Motor’ Energy Conservation Reg Upheld (access required)

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The 4th Circuit upholds the Department of Energy’s energy conservation standards for electric induction motors that classify “small electric motors” as motors with a power output from .25 to 3 horsepower, despite a challenge from an industry trade association that says a federal statute clearly excludes from regulation all motors exceeding 1 hp. The National Electrical ...