Rulemaking for General Service Lamps Energy Conservation Standards

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is reviewing energy conservation standards for general service lamps, as authorized under 42 U.S.C. 6295 (i)(6)(A).

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

Recent Updates

DOE published a Federal Register notice of comment period extension regarding the preliminary technical support document. The comment period is extended until February 23, 2015. 80 FR 5052 (January 30, 2015)

DOE published notice of public meeting and availability of the preliminary technical support document. 79 FR 73503  (December 11, 2014)

Public Meeting Information

DOE held a public meeting on January 20, 2015.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The general service lamps energy conservation standards rulemaking docket docket EERE–2013–BT–STD–0051 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.

Preliminary Technical Support Document

Related Rulemakings

DOE is also conducting a rulemaking regarding test procedures for light emitting diode lamps. For more information, please see the rulemaking page.

Statutory Authority

Energy conservation standards for general service lamps 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. (42 U.S.C. 6291–6309) These appliances are treated as covered products under Part A. (42 U.S.C. 6291(2) and (30)(BB))

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email: