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
The U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") proposes to codify in the Code of Federal Regulations the 45 lumens per watt ("lm/W") backstop requirement for general service lamps ("GSLs") that Congress prescribed in the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended. DOE proposes this backstop requirement applies because DOE failed to complete a rulemaking regarding general service lamps in accordance with certain statutory criteria. This proposal represents a departure from DOE's previous determination published in 2019 that the backstop requirement was not triggered. DOE welcomes comments on this proposal.
DATES: Written comments and information are requested and will be accepted on or before 27 January 2022.