Rulemaking for Battery Charger Test Procedures
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.
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DOE has published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for battery chargers 80 FR 46855 (August 6, 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
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.
chargers test procedures 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.
This rulemaking is related to the rulemaking to establish conservation standards for battery chargers and external power supplies.
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)).
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