Energy Conservation Program: Backstop Requirement for General Service Lamps; Environmental protection (ICS 13.020), Lamps and related equipment (ICS 29.140)
Energy Conservation Program: Backstop Requirement for General Service Lamps (5 page(s), in English)
Request for information - The U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") is re-evaluating its prior determination that the Secretary of Energy ("Secretary") was not required to implement the statutory backstop requirement for general service lamps ("GSLs"). Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended, if DOE fails to complete a rulemaking in accordance with certain statutory criteria, or if a final rule for GSLs does not produce savings that are greater than or equal to the savings from a minimum efficacy standard of 45 lumens per watt ("lm/W"), the Secretary must prohibit the sale of any GSL that does not meet a minimum efficacy standard of 45 lm/W. This request for information ("RFI") solicits information from the public regarding the availability of lamps that would satisfy a minimum efficacy standard of 45 lm/W, as well other information that may be relevant to a possible implementation of the statutory backstop.