[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

STATE OF CALIFORNIA
ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION



NOTICE OF STAFF WORKSHOP REGARDING
SENATE BILL 5X OUTDOOR LIGHTING STANDARDS
PROJECT SCOPE, SCHEDULE AND PLANS

The staff of the California Energy Commission will conduct a workshop to obtain public comment on development of the new Outdoor Lighting Standards:

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2002
10 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

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


Purpose of the Workshop

The Commission has been directed by the Legislature to adopt standards for outdoor lighting. The Commission intends to adopt the Outdoor Lighting Standards by July 1, 2003, to go into effect in 2005. The staff will present the proposed plans and schedule for the project, and workshop participants will have an opportunity to ask questions about this information and make comments. Also, participants will have a very brief opportunity to propose measures for the Outdoor Lighting Standards.

The Commission encourages the public and interested persons to participate in the process. If you want to suggest a new outdoor lighting standard measure, please download and complete the Measure Information Template from the Commission's website, shown below, or call Gary Flamm at (916) 654-2817 to receive a copy by fax or US Mail. Please submit your completed templates to Gary Flamm by February 28, 2002.

Website: www.energy.ca.gov/outdoor_lighting/
Contacts:
E-mail:
Gary Flamm
gflamm@energy.state.ca.us
Maziar Shirakh
mshirakh@energy.state.ca.us
Mailing Address: California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-26
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-654-4304 (Fax)



Background

In response to the California energy crisis, the California Legislature passed and Governor Davis signed Senate Bill 5X (Statutes of 2001), introduced by Senator Byron Sher, which requires the California Energy Commission to adopt energy efficiency standards for outdoor lighting.

Through this project, the Commission intends to develop and adopt lighting standards for all outdoor lighting applications, both private and public, including all non-conditioned areas that are not already subject to existing California Standards. Such lighting includes but is not limited to lighting in unconditioned buildings, lighting that is mounted on the exterior of buildings, lighting that is exterior to buildings but controlled from the electrical panel of the building, and lighting that is not controlled from a building. Examples of outdoor lighting include lighting in unconditioned warehouses and other unconditioned building spaces, lighting for parking lots, signage and advertising, car lots, and service stations, street and highway lighting and other outdoor lighting systems.


Goal

Conserve energy and reduce electricity peak demand by adopting cost effective energy efficiency standards for outdoor lighting, consistent with public health and safety.


Assistance

For information on participating in Commission proceedings, please contact Roberta Mendonca, the Public Adviser, (916) 654-4489, toll free (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at [pao@energy.state.ca.us]. If you require special accommodations, please contact Priscilla Ross at (916) 653-6631 at least five days prior to the workshop. Technical questions should be directed to Gary Flamm, Senate Bill 5X Outdoor Lighting Standards Contract Manager, (916) 654-2817, e-mail at [gflamm@energy.state.ca.us], or contact Maziar Shirakh, (916) 654-3839, e-mail at [mshirakh@energy.state.ca.us]. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Director Claudia Chandler, (916) 654-4989.



Date: January 30, 2002
Mailed to lists: 52, 53 and 480




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