Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Fluorescent Lamps and Incandescent Reflector Lamps

Docket ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0006
Agency: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE)
Parent Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)

Amendments to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA) established energy conservation standards for certain classes of general service fluorescent lamps (GSFL) and incandescent reflector lamps (IRL), and directed DOE to conduct two cycles of rulemakings to determine if GSFL and IRL standards should be amended (42 U.S.C. 6295(i)(1),(3) and (4)). DOE completed its first review and published amended standards in July 2009. 74 FR 34080 (July 14, 2009). This rulemaking constitutes DOE's second review of energy conservation standards for GSFL and IRL.  DOE issued the final rule for GSFL and IRL standards.

RIN: 1904-AC43
Impacts and Effects: International
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430
Priority: Economically Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: 42 U.S.C. 6295(i)(4)
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: Private Sector
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: Yes
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Notice: Framework Document Availability; Public Meeting09/14/201176 FR 56678
Framework Document Availability Comment Period End10/31/2011
Notice of Public Meeting; Availability of Preliminary Technical Support Document02/28/201378 FR 13563
Availability of Preliminary Technical Support Document Comment Period Extended04/05/201378 FR 20502
Availability of Preliminary Technical Support Document Comment Period Extended End05/13/2013
NPRM and Public Meeting Date: 05/01/201404/29/201479 FR 24068
NPRM Comment Period End06/30/2014
Final Action01/26/201580 FR 4042
Final Action Effective03/27/2015
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Short Title: GSFL-IRL Standards
Category: None
Type: Rulemaking
Program Office: Building Technologies Program (BT)

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jun 30, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/29/2014
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0006-0045
Comment Period Closed
May 13, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/05/2013
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0006-0026
Comment Period Closed
Apr 15, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/28/2013
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0006-0023
Comment Period Closed
Nov 28, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/24/2011
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0006-0011
Comment Period Closed
Oct 31, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/14/2011
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0006-0003

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/01/2016
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0006-0069
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/17/2015
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0006-0068
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/29/2014
ID: EERE-2011-BT-STD-0006-0066


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Agency Contact
Lucy DeButts
Office of Buildings Technologies Program, EE-5B
1000 Independence Avenue SW.
Washington, DC 20585
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