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Rulemaking for General Service Fluorescent and Incandescent Reflector Lamps Energy Conservation Standard

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is amending the energy conservation standards for general service fluorescent lamps (GSFLs) and incandescent reflector lamps (IRLs). This activity is mandated by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended.


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 proposed rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for GSFLs and IRLs (April 11, 2014). The comment deadline is 60 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register. A public meeting is scheduled for May 1, 2014.


Public Meeting Information

DOE will hold a public meeting on May 1, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8E-089, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585. To attend, please notify Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586–2945 or via email at Brenda.Edwards@ee.doe.gov. Please see the Public Participation section of the notice for details related to advanced security screening procedures for foreign nationals, submitting prepared general statements, passes for laptops, and the conduct of the public meeting.

The meeting will also be broadcast as a webinar. Reserve your webinar seat at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/674154065. Participants are responsible for ensuring their systems are compatible with the webinar software.

Submitting Public Comments

Comments may be submitted through regulations.gov, email, postal mail, or by hand delivery/courier. All comments must be received within 60 days after the notice is published in the Federal Register. Please follow the directions below. Also please see the Public Participation section of the notice for additional directions regarding submission format, campaign form letters, and confidential business information.

Comments may be submitted through regulations.gov, email, postal mail, or by hand delivery/courier. All comments must be received within 60 days after the notice is published in the Federal Register. Please follow the directions below. Also please see the Public Participation section of the notice for additional directions regarding submission format, campaign form letters, and confidential business information.

  1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: The rulemaking docket at www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  2. E-mail: GSFL-IRL_2011-STD-0006@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 Office, Mailstop EE–5B, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Please submit one signed original paper copy.
  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. Please submit one signed original paper copy

Milestones and Documents

The GSFL and IRL energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE–2011–BT–STD–0006 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

Related Rulemakings

There are no related rulemakings.

Statutory Authority

The current energy conservation standards for GSFLs and IRLs 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 (EPCA), as amended. (42 U.S.C. 6291–6309) These appliances are treated as covered products under Part A. (42 U.S.C. 6292(a)(14))

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email:

general_service_fluorescent_lamps@ee.doe.gov