DOE Publishes a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment and Notice of Public Webinar Pertaining to Test Procedures for External Power Supplies

DOE Publishes a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment and Notice of Public Webinar Pertaining to Test Procedures for External Power Supplies 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) and request for comment pertaining to test procedures for external power supplies (EPSs). On December 6, 2019, DOE published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) proposing certain amendments to its test procedure for (EPSs). In this (SNOPR), DOE is proposing additional amendments and modifications to certain proposals presented in the SNOPR. In this document, DOE is proposing to remove reference to direct operation and indirect operation Class A EPSs in the scope; simplify and more explicitly align the scope of the test procedure with the scope of the energy conservation standards; provide additional specifications for the testing of EPSs that do not ship with an output cord; and align the testing requirements for programmable power supplies with those for Universal Serial Bus Power Delivery (“USB-PD”) EPSs. Further, DOE proposes to maintain the location of certain definitions for which it proposed in the NOPR to relocate. DOE is seeking comment from interested parties on the proposals.

  • DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this SNOPR until January 3, 2022.
  • Interested persons may submit comments identified by docket number EERE-2019-BT-TP-2012, by email (EPS2019TP0012@ee.doe.gov), or Federal eRulemaking portal (http://www.regulations.gov).
  • The webinar will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Click here to register for the webinar.
  • Foreign Nationals interested in participating in this webinar, must be screened by DOE Headquarters Security prior to being granted access. Please  email Regina.Washington@ee.doe.gov to complete the necessary documentation at least two weeks prior to scheduled meeting date.
  • Additional webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants will be published on DOE’s website: https://energy.gov/eere/buildings/public-meetings-and-comment-deadlines
  • Find product information for External Power Supplies including current standards and test procedures, statutory authority, waivers, exceptions and contact information.

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