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  • Eps Service Parts Act of 2014

    by Representative Ed Whitfield

    Posted on 2014-09-10

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    WHITFIELD. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 5057) to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to permit exemptions for external power supplies from certain efficiency standards, and for other purposes, as amended.



    The Clerk read the title of the bill.

    The text of the bill is as follows: H.R. 5057 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

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

    SEC. 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 fall below International Efficiency Level VI.

    ``(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.''.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from Kentucky (Mr. Whitfield) and the gentleman from New York (Mr. Tonko) each will control 20 minutes.

    The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Kentucky.

    General Leave Mr. WHITFIELD. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous materials in the Record on the bill.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Kentucky? There was no objection.

    Mr. WHITFIELD. Mr. Speaker, at this time, I would like to yield 5 minutes to the gentleman from Colorado (Mr. Gardner), who is an important member of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

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