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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 issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of comment period extension regarding the preliminary technical support document. (January 26, 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 public comment deadline is February 23, 2015. Interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket number EERE-2013-BT-STD-0051 and/or Regulation Identification Number (RIN) 1904-AD09, by any of the following methods: 

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

2. Email: GSL2013STD0051@ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number EERE-2013-BT-STD-0051 and/or RIN 1904-AD09 in the subject line of the message. 

3. Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, 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. [Please note that comments and CDs sent by mail are often delayed and may be damaged by mail screening processes.] 

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

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.

Framework
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:

GSL@ee.doe.gov