Television Sets

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As defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), “television set” means a product designed to produce dynamic video, contains an internal TV tuner encased within the product housing, and that is capable of receiving dynamic visual content from wired or wireless sources including but not limited to: (1) Broadcast and similar services for terrestrial, cable, satellite, and/or broadband transmission of analog and/or digital signals; and/or (2) Display-specific data connections, such as HDMI, Component video, S-video, Composite video; and/or (3) Media storage devices such as a USB flash drive, memory card, or a DVD; and/or (4) Network connections, usually using Internet Protocol, typically carried over Ethernet or Wi-Fi. 10 CFR 430.2

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Recent and Ongoing Activities

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.

Standards

There is no ongoing rulemaking for television sets at this time.

Public Meeting Information:

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Test Procedure

DOE has issued a pre-publication Federal Register advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANOPR) pertaining to the test procedure for television sets (January 19, 2017). DOE is seeking to determine if the existing TVs test procedure needs to be amended to ensure that a TV is configured for testing during a representative use cycle or period of use. Accordingly, in the ANOPR, DOE is presenting possible revisions to amend the TVs test procedure in appendix H to subpart B of 10 CFR 430.  To that effect, a separate document, titled Potential Amendments to the Televisions Test Procedure is being made available in the docket.

The television set test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2016-BT-TP-0023 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents pertaining to this rulemaking.

Public Meeting Information

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period closes 30 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register.

Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Alternatively, interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket number EERE–2016–BT–TP–0023, by any of the following methods:

1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

2. E-mail: Televisions2016TP0023@ee.doe.gov. Include docket number EERE–2016–BT–TP–0023 in the subject line of the message.

3. Mail: Appliance and Equipment Standards Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE–5B, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585– 0121. Phone: (202) 586–6636. 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: Appliance and Equipment Standards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, 6th Floor, 950 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20024. Phone: (202) 586–6636. If possible, please submit all items on a CD, in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies.

 

Request for Information

 

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking


Current Standard

There are currently no energy conservation standards for television sets.


Current Test Procedure

Any representations pertaining to the energy use of television sets that are currently manufactured or distributed into commerce must be made in accordance with the test procedure methods specified at 10 CFR 430, Subpart B, Appendix H.


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Compliance

DOE has established regulations on certification, compliance, and enforcement in the CFR at 10 CFR Part 429. These regulations cover statistical sampling plans, certified ratings, certification reports, record retention, and enforcement. More information on these regulations is available here.

Waivers

For information on current test procedure waivers, see DOE’s waivers webpage.

For information about obtaining test procedure waivers, see 10 CFR 430.27.

Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions

For information on further guidance and answers to Frequently Asked Questions on all covered products, see DOE’s Further Guidance database.

ENERGY STAR®

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DOE supports the testing and verification of ENERGY STAR® products in close collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency.

Contact information

For more information related to this product, please email:
ApplianceStandardsQuestions@ee.doe.gov


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