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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AE26 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Definition for General Service Lamps 

The Department has withdrawn the revised definitions of general service lamp (GSL) and general service incandescent lamp (GSIL) that take effect on January 1, 2020. This final rule maintains the existing statutory definitions of GSL and GSIL currently found in the Department’s regulations.  The final rule was published September 5, 2019.

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(i)(6)(A)   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

DOE has issued a final rule to withdraw the revised definitions of General Service Lamps (GSL) and General Service Incandescent Lamps (GSIL) that would otherwise take effect on January 1, 2020, to reduce the regulatory burdens on stakeholders.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

On August 15, 2017, DOE published a notice of data availability and request for information (NODA) seeking data for GSILs and other incandescent lamps.  The purpose of this NODA was to assist DOE in making a determination regarding amending standards for GSILs.  Comments submitted in response to the NODA led DOE to reconsider the decisions it had already made with respect to the definitions for GSLs and GSILs.




Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

DOE does not conduct an analysis of its definitional rules and does not anticipate either costs or benefits as a result of maintaining the existing statutory definitions of GSL and GSIL currently found in the Department's regulations.



Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/11/2019  84 FR 3120   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  04/01/2019  84 FR 12143   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  05/03/2019 
Final Rules; Withdrawal (82 FR 7276 and 82 FR 7322)  09/05/2019  84 FR 46661   
Final Rules; Withdrawal Effective  10/07/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Celia Sher
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW.,
Washington, DC 20002
Phone:202 287-6122