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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AE50 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Energy Conservation Standards for Battery Chargers 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has initiated an effort to consider amending its energy conservation standards for battery chargers. DOE is obligated to review its energy conservation standards once every six years under 42 U.S.C. 6295(m) and to determine whether to amend its standards, or whether its existing standards do not need to be amended. To this end, DOE must determine whether national standards more stringent than those currently in place would result in a significant amount of energy savings and whether such amended national standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified. In its proposal, DOE has tentatively concluded that the proposed standards represent the maximum improvement in energy efficiency that is technologically feasible and economically justified, and would result in the significant conservation of energy. Specifically, with regards to technological feasibility, products achieving these standard levels are already commercially available for all product classes covered by this proposal. As for economic justification, DOE’s analysis shows that the benefits of the proposed standard exceed the burdens of the proposed standards.

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 430.32(z)   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6295(u)    42 U.S.C. 6295(m)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Subject to 6-year-look-back in 42 U.S.C. 6295(m)   
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI); Early Assessment Review  09/16/2020  85 FR 57787   
RFI; Early Assessment Review Comment Period End  11/30/2020 
Notification of webinar and Availability of Preliminary Technical Support Document  03/03/2022  87 FR 11990   
Preliminary Analysis Comment Period End  05/02/2022 
NPRM  03/15/2023  88 FR 16112   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/15/2023 
Final Action  08/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jeremy Dommu
Building Technologies Office, EE-2J
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-9870