Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps

Docket ID: EERE-2013-BT-STD-0051
Agency: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE)
Parent Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)

Amendments to Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 direct DOE to conduct two rulemaking cycles to evaluate energy conservation standards for GSLs, the first of which must be initiated no later than January 1, 2014. EPCA specifically states that the scope of the rulemaking is not limited to incandescent lamp technologies. EPCA also states that DOE must consider in the first rulemaking cycle the minimum backstop requirement of 45 lumens per watt for general service lamps (GSLs) effective January 1, 2020. This rulemaking constitutes DOE's first rulemaking cycle.

RIN: 1904-AD09
Impacts and Effects: International
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 429,10 CFR 430
Priority: Economically Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: 42 U.S.C. 6295(i)(6)(A) and (B)
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: Private Sector
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: Yes
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
ActionDateFR Citation
Framework Document Availability; Notice of Public Meeting12/09/201378 FR 73737
Framework Document Comment Period End01/23/2014
Framework Document Comment Period Extended01/23/201479 FR 3742
Framework Document Comment Period Extended End02/07/2014
Preliminary Analysis; Notice of Public Meeting12/11/201479 FR 73503
Preliminary Analysis Comment Period Extended01/30/201580 FR 5052
Preliminary Analysis Comment Period End02/09/2015
Preliminary Analysis Comment Period Extended End02/23/2015
Notice of Public Meeting; Webinar03/15/201681 FR 13763
NPRM03/17/201681 FR 14528
NPRM Comment Period End05/16/2016
Final Action12/00/2016
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: 1904-AD09
Related Dockets: None
Short Title: GSL ECS
Category: None
Type: Rulemaking
Program Office: Building Technologies Program (BT)
Subtype: Standards

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
May 16, 2016 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 03/17/2016
ID: EERE-2013-BT-STD-0051-0044
Comment Period Closed
Feb 23, 2015 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 12/11/2014
ID: EERE-2013-BT-STD-0051-0025
Comment Period Closed
Feb 07, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/23/2014
ID: EERE-2013-BT-STD-0051-0009
Comment Period Closed
Jan 23, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 12/09/2013
ID: EERE-2013-BT-STD-0051-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 09/22/2016
ID: EERE-2013-BT-STD-0051-0075

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/26/2016
ID: EERE-2013-BT-STD-0051-0054
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/25/2016
ID: EERE-2013-BT-STD-0051-0053
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/21/2016
ID: EERE-2013-BT-STD-0051-0052


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Comments Received*
Regulatory Timeline
Pre Rule
Current Stage
Proposed Rule
Current Stage
Final Rule
Current Stage
Agency Contact
Lucy DeButts
Office of Buildings Technologies Program, EE-5B
1000 Independence Avenue SW.
Washington, DC 20585
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