Rulemaking for General Service Lamps Energy Conservation Standards

Sign up for e-mail updates on regulations for this and other products

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 has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR), which announces a public meeting for energy conservation standards for general service lamps (GSLs) (February 12, 2016). Comments on the NOPR are due 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.


Public Meeting Information

DOE will hold a public meeting on Friday, April 1, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in Washington, D.C. 

The public meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 1E-245, 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C., 20585.

The meeting will also be broadcast as a webinar. Please register for the webinar here. 

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period closes 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.

Any comments submitted must identify the NOPR on Energy Conservation Standards for GSLs, and provide docket number EE-2013–BT–STD–0051 and/or regulatory information number (RIN) 1904-AD09. Comments may be submitted using 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 and/or RIN in the subject line of the message. Submit electronic comments in WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, PDF, or ASCII file format, and avoid the use of special characters or any form of encryption.

3. Postal Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, D.C., 20585-0121. If possible, please submit all items on a compact disc (CD), in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies.

4. Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, 950 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Suite 600, Washington, D.C., 20024. Telephone: (202) 586-2945. If possible, please submit all items on a 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





Notice of Proposed Rulemaking



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