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Proposed Amendments to the )      Docket No. 07-AAER-2
Appliance Efficiency Regulations )        
      )      Re: Repeal of Regulations for Digital
      )      Television Adaptors
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Notice of Efficiency Committee Public Hearing

The California Energy Commission ("Energy Commission") proposes to amend its appliance efficiency regulations to repeal the appliance efficiency standards for Digital Television Adapters (DTAs) in title 20 of the California Code of Regulations.

Existing law [Public Resources Code § 25402(c)] requires the Energy Commission to adopt regulations that prescribe minimum efficiency levels for appliances. Existing appliance efficiency regulations include efficiency standards for digital television adapters (DTAs), which are commercially-available electronic products which convert digital video terrestrial broadcast signals to analog video signals for use by a television or VCR. The Energy Commission is now proposing to repeal the energy efficiency standards for DTAs due to take effect January 1, 2008 deferring to federal standards adopted by the National Telecommunications Infrastructure Administration for DTAs which will result in slightly more energy savings.

The Energy Commission has given Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) and the Energy Commission's Energy Efficiency Committee, Chairman Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, Presiding Member, and Commissioner Arthur H. Rosenfeld, Associate Member, will hold a public hearing on the following date to receive public comment.

10:00 a.m.
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Audio for the September 24, 2007 Energy Efficiency Committee meeting will be broadcast over the Internet. For details, please go to:



The Efficiency Committee will accept comments from the public on the Notice of Proposed Action to amend appliance regulations for Digital Television Adaptors (DTAs) in title 20 of the California Code of Regulations.

Written Comments

Written comments on the workshop topics must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on September 21, 2007. Please include the docket number 07-AAER-2 and indicate 2007 Appliance Rulemaking 2 in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. Please hand deliver or mail an original plus 10 paper copies to:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office, MS-4
Re: Docket No. 07-AAER-2
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail. Please include your name or organization's in the name of the file. Those submitting comments by electronic mail should provide them in either Microsoft Word format or as a Portable Document (PDF) to docket@energy.state.ca.us. One paper copy must also be sent to the Energy Commission's Docket Unit.

Participants may also provide an original and 10 copies at the beginning of the workshop. All written materials relating to this workshop will be filed with the Dockets Unit and become part of the public record in this proceeding.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

Please direct all news media inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us. If you have questions on the technical subject matter of this forum, please contact

Linda Franklin
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, Mail Station 25
Sacramento, California 95814-5512
Telephone: 916-654-4064 Fax: 916-654-4304
E-mail: LFrankli@energy.state.ca.us

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Chairman and Presiding Member
Efficiency Committee
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Commissioner and Associate Member
Efficiency Committee
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Date Posted: September 14, 2007

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