Energy ConservationTest Procedures for General Service Incandescent Lamps (GSIL), General Service Fluorescent Lamps (GSFL) and Incandescent Reflector Lamps (IRL)

Docket ID: EERE-2011-BT-TP-0012
Agency: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE)
Parent Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)
Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) DOE is authorized to amend or establish new test procedures as appropriate for covered products including general service fluorescent lamps (GSFL), incandescent reflector lamps (IRL) and general service incandescent lamp (GSIL). DOE is conducting this review of GSFL, IRL and GSIL test procedures under 42 U.S.C. 6293(b) which specifically directs DOE to review and amend as appropriate test procedures for these products every seven years. Additionally, the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 amended EPCA to prescribe minimum rated lifetime requirements for certain GSIL that must be met by January 1, 2012. 42 U.S.C. 6295(i). EPCA states that compliance with energy conservation standards shall be determined using test procedures established by DOE. 42 U.S.C. 6295(s). DOE has not prescribed a test procedure for measuring lamp lifetime for GSILs, so this rule establishes such a procedure.
RIN: 1904-AC45
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430,10 CFR 429
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 USC 6293(b), 42 USC 6295(s)
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM09/14/201176 FR 56661
NPRM Comment Period End11/28/2011
Final Action01/27/201277 FR 4203
Final Action Effective02/27/2012
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Short Title: GSIL, GSFL, IRL Test Procedures
Category: None
Type: Rulemaking
Program Office: Building Technologies Program (BT)

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Nov 28, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/14/2011
ID: EERE-2011-BT-TP-0012-0002
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 01/27/2012
ID: EERE-2011-BT-TP-0012-0010

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/13/2012
ID: EERE-2011-BT-TP-0012-0013
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/13/2012
ID: EERE-2011-BT-TP-0012-0012
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/06/2012
ID: EERE-2011-BT-TP-0012-0011


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Lucy Debutts
Office of Buildings Technologies Program, EE-2J
1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585
Washington, DC 20585
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