Rulemaking for Televisions Test Procedure

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is establishing a test procedure for televisions. This rulemaking is governed by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA).

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

Recent Updates

DOE published a final rule regarding test procedures for televisions. 78 FR 63823 (October 25, 2013).

Public Meeting Information

No public meeting is scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The televisions test procedures rulemaking docket number EERE–2010–BT–TP–0026 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.

Request for Information
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule
  • Final Rule, Federal Register, 78 FR 63823 (October 25, 2013)
  • After April 23, 2014, any representations made with respect to the energy use or efficiency of televisions must be made in accordance with the results of the test procedure. Given that after April 23, 2014 representations with respect to the energy use or efficiency of televisions must be made in accordance with tests conducted pursuant to the test procedure, manufacturers may wish to begin using this test procedure as soon as possible.

Related Rulemakings

There are no related rulemakings.

Statutory Authority

Televisions are listed as covered products under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), but the statute does not require a standard. Moreover, EPCA does not require DOE to undertake rulemakings with regard to televisions according to a prescribed schedule. Instead EPCA provides the Secretary of Energy with discretion to establish an energy conservation standard for televisions by rule. 42 U.S.C. 6295(l)(3) DOE is now taking the steps required to ensure that a test procedure is modernized and is analyzing the measures available to reduce the energy consumption of televisions.

Contact Information

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