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In the Matter of: )      Docket No. 06-AAER-1
California Code of Regulations )           
Title 20, Sections 1606-1608 )      RE: PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE
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Notice of Commission Adoption Hearing
Availability of 15-Day Language

The Energy Commission will conduct a public hearing to adopt proposed amendments to the Appliance Efficiency Regulations for Digital Television Adapters. The hearing will be held as part of the Energy Commission's Business Meeting scheduled for:

10 a.m.

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:

At the hearing any person may present written or oral comments on the proposed amendments and additional documents relied upon.


On February 27, 2006, the Energy Commission published a Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) concerning the potential adoption of proposed amendments to the Appliance Efficiency Regulations (45-Day Language). The NOPA and the 45-Day Language were posted on the Energy Commission website on February 28, 2006. The NOPA designated April 12, 2006, as the date for consideration of adoption. The first public hearing listed on the NOPA, with the Energy Commission's Efficiency Committee (Chairman Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, Presiding Member), was held on March 27, 2006. Information about this hearing is available on the Energy Commission website at:


On April 12, 2006, the Efficiency Committee recommended, and the Energy Commission agreed not to adopt, the 45-Day Language, but rather to issue a revised proposal (15-Day Language), for consideration at a hearing on May 24, 2006.

The 15-Day Language was adopted at the May 24, 2006 Business Meeting. Due to the timing constraints of making changes to the Standards for External Power Supplies, the 15-Day Language adopted on May 24, 2006 dealt only with External Power Supply issues and did not incorporate any of the changes dealing with Digital Television Adapters (DTAs) that had been proposed in the 45-Day Language. The 15-Day language that is the subject of this notice deals solely with DTAs.

Proposed 15-Day Language

The proposed amendments to the Appliance Efficiency Regulations (15-Day Language) are available on the Energy Commission website under "2006 Appliance Rulemaking 2" at:


The changes being proposed in this 15-Day Language include delaying the effective date of the standards for DTAs from January 1, 2007 to January 1, 2008.

Designated Contact Persons

Please contact the following person, preferably by e-mail, for general information about the proceeding or to obtain any document relevant to the proceeding:

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

Please contact the following person, preferably by e-mail, for substantive questions:

Jim Holland
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-25
Sacramento, California 95814-5512
Telephone: (916) 654-4091 Fax: (916) 654-4304
E-mail: jholland@energy.state.ca.us

Availability of 15-Day Language, Opportunity for Comments, and Commission Adoption Hearing

Documents related to this rulemaking proceeding can be obtained from the Energy Commission's appliance website, www.energy.ca.gov/appliances, including the Express Terms (15-Day Language) of the proposed amendments (written in plain English and set forth in a format that indicates affected portions of the existing text and the proposed amendments to the text) as well as most of the other documents in the rulemaking file.

The Express Terms (15-Day Language) are also available at no cost from the contact person, Linda Franklin (see above).

All of the documents in the rulemaking file are available from the Energy Commission's Dockets Office, for copies please contact:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office
1516 Ninth Street, MS-4
Sacramento, California 95814-5512
(916) 654-5076

Any subsequent documents prepared by the Energy Commission for this rulemaking will be posted on the Energy Commission's website, www.energy.ca.gov/appliances.

Written Comments

Written comments related to this hearing must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on October 9, 2006. The start date of the comment period is September 26, 2006 and the end date is October 11, 2006, which is the adoption date for the proposed amendments. Please include the docket number 06-AAER-1 "Appliance Efficiency Regulations 15-Day Language" 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
Re: Docket No. 06-AAER-1
1516 Ninth Street, MS-4
Sacramento, California 95814-5512

The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail. Please include your name or organization's name in the title of the file. Those submitting comments by electronic mail should provide them on company letterhead in either Microsoft Word format or as a Portable Document Format (PDF) to docket@energy.state.ca.us. 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, Margret J. Kim, 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. If you have questions on the technical subject matter of this forum, please contact Gary Flamm at gflamm@energy.state.ca.us or (916) 654-4800.

Mail Lists: 464 and Appliance List Server

Note: California Energy Commission's formal name is State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.

Date Posted: September 26, 2006

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