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Rulemaking for Battery Charger Test Procedures

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The battery charger test procedure, found in appendix Y to 10 CFR Part 430, provides a uniform method to test the energy efficiency of a battery charger. DOE last amended this test procedure on June 1, 2011 (Federal Register, 76 FR 31750) by adding a new active mode energy consumption test.


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 regarding test procedures for battery chargers (July 27, 2015) which proposes several revisions to the battery charger test procedure in Appendix Y to 10 CFR part 430 subpart B.  A public meeting is scheduled for September 15, 2015 in Washington, DC.


Public Meeting Information

A public meeting is scheduled for September 15, 2015 in Washington, DC.

The public meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8E-089, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585.

If you plan to attend the public meeting, please notify Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586-2945 or Brenda.Edwards@ee.doe.gov. 

To participate in the webinar portion of the public meeting. 

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period closes 75 days after publication in the Federal Register.

Any comments submitted must identify the NOPR for Test Procedures for battery chargers and provide docket number EERE-2014-BT-TP-0044 and/or regulatory information number (RIN) number 1904-AD45. Comments may be submitted using any of the following methods: 


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

2. E-mail: BatteryChargers2014TP0044@EE.Doe.Gov Include the docket number and/or RIN in the subject line of the message.

3. Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, 20585-0121. If possible, please submit all items on a CD. It is not necessary to include printed copies.

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 a CD. It is not necessary to include printed copies.



Milestones and Documents

The battery chargers test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2014-BT-TP-0044 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.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, pre-publication, Federal Register, (July 27, 2015)
  • Comment Deadline: 75 days after publication in the Federal Register.
  • Public Meeting: 9/15/2015
Final Rule
Notice of Data Availability

Related Rulemakings

This rulemaking is related to the rulemaking to establish conservation standards for battery chargers and external power supplies.



Statutory Authority

Part A of the ‘‘Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles’’ of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended provides DOE authority to establish energy conservation standards for battery chargers. (42 U.S.C. § 6291–6309) Battery Chargers are treated as covered products’ under Part A. (42 U.S.C. 6295(u)).

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email:

battery_chargers_and_external_power_supplies@ee.doe.gov