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Rulemaking for Metal Halide Lamp Fixtures Energy Conservation Standard

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The Department of Energy (DOE) established new and amended energy conservation standards for metal halide lamp fixtures (MHLF). This activity is mandated by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6291-6309 seq).

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

Recent Updates

DOE published a final rule prescribing new energy conservation standards for metal halide lamp fixtures. 79 FR 7745 (February 10, 2014).

Public Meeting Information

There is no meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The metal halide lamp fixtures energy conservation standard rulemaking docket EERE-2009-BT-STD-0018 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 Analysis
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule

*After a regulatory action has been completed, Executive Order 12866 requires agencies to identify the substantive changes between the draft submitted to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review and the action subsequently announced, and to identify those changes made at the suggestion or recommendation of OIRA.

Related Rulemakings

This rulemaking is related to the rulemaking for high-intensity discharge lamps energy conservation standard.

Statutory Authority

The current energy conservation standards for metal halide lamp fixtures are mandated by Part A, the "Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles" of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended. (42 U.S.C. 6291–6309) These appliances are all treated as "covered products" under Part A. (42 U.S.C. 6291(2), (62), (63), and (64)))

Contact Information

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