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H.R. 5057 (113th): EPS Service Parts Act of 2014

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 8, 2014 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 425

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5057

[Report No. 113–574]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 10, 2014

(for himself and Mr. Tonko) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

September 8, 2014

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to permit exemptions for external power supplies from certain efficiency standards, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the EPS Service Parts Act of 2014 .

2.

Exempt supplies

Section 325(u) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act ( 42 U.S.C. 6295(u) ) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(5)

Exempt supplies

(A)

February 10, 2014, rule

(i)

In general

An external power supply shall not be subject to the final rule entitled Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for External Power Supplies, published at 79 Fed. Reg. 7845 (February 10, 2014), if the external power supply—

(I)

is manufactured during the period beginning on February 10, 2016, and ending on February 10, 2020;

(II)

is marked in accordance with the External Power Supply International Efficiency Marking Protocol, as in effect on February 10, 2016;

(III)

meets, where applicable, the standards under paragraph (3)(A), and has been certified to the Secretary as meeting International Efficiency Level IV or higher of the External Power Supply International Efficiency Marking Protocol, as in effect on February 10, 2016; and

(IV)

is made available by the manufacturer as a service part or a spare part for an end-use product that—

(aa)

constitutes the primary load; and

(bb)

was manufactured before February 10, 2016.

(ii)

Reporting

The Secretary may require manufacturers of products exempted pursuant to clause (i) to report annual total units shipped as service and spare parts that are not International Efficiency Level VI or higher.

(iii)

Limitation of exemption

The Secretary may issue a rule, after providing public notice and opportunity for public comment, to limit the applicability of the exemption established under clause (i) if the Secretary determines that the exemption is resulting in a significant reduction of the energy savings that would otherwise result from the final rule described in such clause.

(B)

Amended standards

(i)

In general

The Secretary may exempt an external power supply from any amended standard under this subsection if the external power supply—

(I)

is manufactured within four years of the compliance date of the amended standard;

(II)

complies with applicable marking requirements adopted by the Secretary prior to the amendment;

(III)

meets the standards that were in effect prior to the amendment; and

(IV)

is made available by the manufacturer as a service part or a spare part for an end-use product that—

(aa)

constitutes the primary load; and

(bb)

was manufactured before the compliance date of the amended standard.

(ii)

Reporting

The Secretary may require manufacturers of a product exempted pursuant to clause (i) to report annual total units shipped as service and spare parts that do not meet the amended standard.

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September 8, 2014

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed