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Rulemaking for Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards

Permanent rules filed for Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for State-Regulated Appliances and Equipment
The Oregon Department of Energy filed permanent rules for Minimum Efficiency Standards for State-Regulated Appliances and Equipment on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. The rule amendments become effective January 1, 2014.

These permanent rule amendments implement minimum energy efficiency standards for new televisions, battery charger systems and high light output double-ended quartz halogen lamps sold or installed in Oregon, as established by Senate Bill 692, passed by the 2013 Oregon Legislative Assembly. Methods for testing the energy consumption of those three products are described in the rules. The rule amendments also update the list of products now subject to federal energy efficiency standards and therefore no longer subject to state regulation, and update and clarify the certification and compliance requirements for state-regulated equipment. Two sections regarding the department’s authority to postpone, adopt or update minimum energy efficiency standards are repealed as they are redundant with statute.

No current ruleamking at this time

Implementation of 2013 Senate Bill 692

Rulemaking Overview

The 2013 Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 692, which adds energy efficiency standards for three new appliances sold or installed in Oregon:
  • Televisions (effective Jan. 1, 2014)
  • Battery chargers (effective Jan. 1, 2014)
  • High light output double-ended quartz halogen lamps (effective Jan. 1, 2016).
The Oregon Department of Energy will implement rules to require certification of these 3 appliances.
Advisory Committee Meeting
Date:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
 
Time:
9 a.m. – noon
 
Location:
Local Government Center, Room 113
1201 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301
 
Call-in option:
1-877-336-1829, access code 1073769
 
Public Hearing
Date:
Thursday, December 5, 2013
 
Time:
2 p.m.
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
 
Call-in option:
1-877-336-1829, access code 1073769