AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy
ACTION: Final rule
SUMMARY: On 18 March 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") published a notice of proposed rulemaking ("NOPR") to amend the test procedure for fluorescent lamp ballasts. That proposed rulemaking serves as the basis for the final rule. Specifically, in this final rule, DOE updates references to industry standards; clarifies the selection of reference lamps; removes extraneous requirements in the stabilization procedure; provides a second stabilization option for measuring ballast luminous efficiency; and revises the test procedure for measuring standby mode energy consumption.
DATES: The effective date of this rule is 14 October 2020. The final rule changes will be mandatory for product testing starting 15 March 2021. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this rulemaking is approved by the Director of the Federal Register on 14 October 2020. The incorporation by reference of certain other publications listed in this rulemaking was approved by the Director of the Federal Register on 3 June 2011.
This final rule and the notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comment notified as G/TBT/N/USA/1046/Rev.1 are identified by Docket Number EERE-2017-BT-TP-0005. The Docket Folder is available on Regulations.gov at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EERE-2017-BT-TP-0005 and provides access to primary and supporting documents as well as comments received. Documents are also accessible from Regulations.gov by searching the Docket Number.
Related rulemaking actions notified as G/TBT/N/USA/1046 and G/TBT/N/USA/1046/Add.1 are identified by Docket Number EERE-2009-BT-TP-0016. The Docket Folder is available on https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EERE-2009-BT-TP-0016 and provides access to primary and supporting documents as well as comments received. Documents are also accessible from Regulations.gov by searching the Docket Number.