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Rulemaking for Ceiling Fan Light Kits Energy Conservation Standards

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is reviewing energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits, as authorized under 42 USC (ff)(5)(A).


Recent Updates | Public Meeting Information | Submitting Public Comments | Milestones and Documents | Related Rulemakings | Statutory Authority | Contact Information


Recent Updates

DOE has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) and announcement of public meeting regarding ceiling fan light kits (June 25, 2015).  DOE will host a public meeting Tuesday, August 18, 2015 in Washington, DC.  Comments on the NOPR are due 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.

DOE published a notice of public meeting and availability of the preliminary technical support document regarding energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits. 79 FR 64721 (October 31, 2014)


Public Meeting Information

DOE will host a public meeting Tuesday, August 18,2015 in Washington, DC at DOE's Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585. 

To attend the meeting please contact Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586-2945 or by email: Brenda.Edwards@ee.doe.gov.

The meeting will also be broadcast as a webinar. Register for the webinar here. 


Submitting Public Comments

Comments on the NOPR are due 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.

Any comments submitted must identify the NOPR on Energy Conservation Standards for ceiling fan light kits, and provide docket number EE-2012–BT–STD–0045 and/or regulatory information number (RIN) 1904-AC87.  Comments may be submitted using any of the following methods:

1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov.  Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

2. Email: CeilingFanLightKits2012STD0045@ee.doe.gov.  Include the docket number and/or RIN in the subject line of the message.  Submit electronic comments in WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, PDF, or ASCII file format, and avoid the use of special characters or any form of encryption.

3. Postal Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, 20585-0121.  If possible, please submit all items on a compact disc (CD), in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies.

4. Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, 950 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Suite 600, Washington, DC, 20024.  Telephone: (202) 586-2945.  If possible, please submit all items on a CD, in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies.

Milestones and Documents

The ceiling fan light kits energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE-2012-BT-STD-0045 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents. For the latest information on the planned timing of future DOE regulatory milestones, see the current Office of Management and Budget Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. All planned dates are preliminary and subject to change.

Framework
Preliminary Analysis
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Final Rule


Compliance


Related Rulemakings

DOE is considering establishing energy conservation standards for ceiling fans.



Statutory Authority

Energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits are authorized by Part A, the "Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles" of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended, as amended. (42 U.S.C. 6291–6309)These appliances are treated as covered products under Part A. (42 U.S.C. 6291(2) and (50) )

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email:

ceiling_fan_light_kits@ee.doe.gov