California Energy Commission Letterhead

In the Matter of 2008 Rulemaking on
Appliance Efficiency Regulations

California Code of Regulations, Title 20,
Section 1601 through Section 1608

Docket No. 07-AAER-3C

Notice of Committee Workshop
RE: 2008 Rulemaking Proceedings on
Appliance Efficiency Regulations

 

Notice of Efficiency Committee Workshop

The California Energy Commission’s Efficiency Committee will conduct a public workshop to seek comments from interested parties regarding draft appliance efficiency standards for televisions in the active mode to be considered as possible amendments to the Appliance Efficiency Regulations (Title 20, California Code of Regulations, Section 1601 through Section 1608). Commissioner Art Rosenfeld is the Presiding Member, and Chairman Jackalyne Pfannenstiel is the Associate Member. The public is invited to attend the workshop, which will be held on:

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2008
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
For details, please go to:
htpp://www.energy.ca.gov/webcast/

To participate in the meeting by phone, please call 1-800-857-4259 by 1 PM Pacific Time. Passcode: Appliance Call Leader: Melinda Merritt

Purpose

This workshop will provide industry, stakeholders and the public the opportunity to discuss draft appliance efficiency standards for televisions in the active mode to be considered as possible amendments to the Appliance Efficiency Regulations.

Energy Commission staff will post a staff report regarding the draft efficiency standards for televisions for consideration at this workshop. All parties are encouraged to submit updated information and/or proposals to inform the workshop discussions.

Background

In its April 2, 2008 Scoping Order, the Energy Commission's Efficiency Committee (Committee) established the scope of Phase I of the 2008 Appliance Efficiency Rulemaking regarding possible amendments to the Appliance Efficiency Regulations. Phase I was divided into separate, concurrent rulemakings, Part A and Part B. In view of possible preemption issues surrounding the federal test method for televisions, the Committee established Part C, Docket Number 07-AAER-3C, within Phase I of this rulemaking to specifically address television energy efficiency.

On July 16, 2008, the Committee conducted a public workshop to seek comments from interested parties regarding possible appliance efficiency standards for televisions. Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) submitted written proposals for consideration of proposed standards for televisions. The proposals, along with the stakeholder comments received to date and workshop transcripts, are available at the Commission’s website at:
http://www.energy.ca.gov/appliances/2008rulemaking/documents/index.html#071608

Written Comments

Written comments or additional proposals submitted prior to the workshop are requested by 5 p.m. on December 12, 2008. Written comments or additional proposals to be considered after the workshop must be submitted by 5 p.m. on December 19, 2008. Please include the Docket number 07-AAER-3C, and indicate 2008 Rulemaking Proceeding on Appliance Efficiency Regulations in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments.

Written comments shall be e-mailed to [Docket@energy.state.ca.us] or mailed or delivered to the Energy Commission’s Docket Unit at the following address:

California Energy Commission
Docket No. 07-AAER-3C
Docket Unit
1516 Ninth Street, Mail Station 4
Sacramento, CA 95814-5504

The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail. Please include your name or organization 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 Format (PDF) to [hsingh@energy.state.us].

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 [PublicAdvisor@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 the Media and Communications Office Director, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at [mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us]. If you have questions about this workshop, please call Harinder Singh at (916) 654-4091 or by e-mail at [hsingh@energy.state.ca.us].

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ARTHUR H. ROSENFELD
Chairman and Presiding Member
Efficiency Committee

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JACKALYNE PFANNENSTIEL
Commissioner and Associate Member
Efficiency Committee