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FTC RIN: 3084-AB15 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Rule Concerning Energy And Water Use Labeling For Consumer Products 
Abstract:

On September 15, 2016, the Commission published a Final Rule amending the Energy Labeling Rule to improve access to energy labels online and improve labels for refrigerators, ceiling fans, central air conditioners, and water heaters. 81 FR 63634. The amendments to 16 CFR 305.3(x), 305.13, and Sample Label 17 of Appendix L are effective on September 17, 2018. All other amendments are effective on  June 12, 2017 .

On September 12, 2016, the Commission published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require labels for portable air conditioners, large-diameter and high-speed small diameter ceiling fans, and instantaneous electric water heaters. 81 FR 62681. Additionally, it proposed eliminating certain marking requirements for plumbing products. The comment period closes on November 14, 2016.

 
Agency: Federal Trade Commission(FTC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 16 CFR 305   
Legal Authority: sec 321 and 325 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  07/17/2008  73 FR 40988   
Public Meeting  09/15/2008    
ANPRM Comment Period End  09/29/2008    
ANPRM (Consumer Electronics)  03/16/2009  74 FR 11045   
ANPRM (Consumer Electronics) Comment Period End  05/14/2009    
NPRM (Light Bulbs)  11/10/2009  74 FR 57950   
NPRM Comment Period End (Light Bulbs)  12/28/2009    
NPRM (TVs and Other Consumer Electronics)  03/11/2010  75 FR 11483   
Public Meeting (TVs and Other Consumer Electronics)  04/16/2010 
NPRM (TVs and Other Consumer Electronics) Comment Period End  05/14/2010 
Final Rule (Light Bulbs)  07/19/2010  75 FR 41696   
Technical Correction to Final Rule (Light Bulbs)  08/16/2010  75 FR 49818   
Comment Period End (Light Bulb: Other Issues)  09/20/2010    
NPRM (Light Bulbs)  12/29/2010  75 FR 81943   
Final Rule (TVs)  01/06/2011  76 FR 1038   
Final Rule (Light Bulb)  04/12/2011  76 FR 20233   
NPRM (Light Bulb II)  08/01/2011  76 FR 45715   
ANPRM (Regional Efficiency Standards)  11/28/2011  76 FR 72872   
Public Meeting (Regional Efficiency Standards)  12/16/2011    
ANPRM Comment Period End (Regional Efficiency Standards)  01/10/2012    
NPRM (Systematic Review)  03/15/2012  77 FR 15298   
NPRM (Regional Efficiency Standards)  06/06/2012  77 FR 33337   
NPRM (Comparability Ranges)  01/09/2013  78 FR 1779   
Final Rule (Systematic Review)  01/10/2013  78 FR 2200   
Final Rule (Regional Efficiency Standards)  02/06/2013  78 FR 8362   
Final Rule (Comparability Ranges)  07/23/2013  78 FR 43974   
NPRM (Televisions)  12/26/2013  78 FR 78305   
NPRM (Televisions) Comment Period End  02/14/2014 
Final Rule (Televisions)  04/09/2014  79 FR 19464   
Supplemental NPRM (Systematic Review)  06/18/2014  79 FR 34642   
Supplemental NPRM (Systematic Review) Comment Period End  08/18/2014 
Final Rule (Regional Efficiency Standards)  12/29/2014  79 FR 77868   
ANPRM (Refrigeration Products)  12/31/2014  79 FR 78736   
Final Action Effective (Regional Efficiency Standards)  04/06/2015 
Final Rule (Systematic Review)  11/02/2015  80 FR 67285   
NPRM (Access to Labels)  11/02/2015  80 FR 67351   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/01/2016 
Final Rule (Comparability Ranges)  02/11/2016  81 FR 7201   
Final Rule (Comparability Ranges) Effective Date  05/11/2016 
NPRM  09/12/2016  81 FR 62681   
Final Rule (Access to Labels)  09/15/2016  81 FR 63634   
Final Rule (Access to Labels) Effective  09/17/2016 
NPRM Comment Period End  11/14/2016 
Final Rule (Access to Labels); Correction  10/28/2016  81 FR 74917   
Final Rule Effective  06/17/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 3084-AB11 
Agency Contact:
Hampton Newsome
Attorney
Federal Trade Commission
Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, CC-9528,
Washington, DC 20580
Phone:202 326-2889
Email: hnewsome@ftc.gov