Text: H.R.5470 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law 111-360
111th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To exclude an external power supply for certain security or life safety 
   alarms and surveillance system components from the application of 
    certain energy efficiency standards under the Energy Policy and 
        Conservation Act. <<NOTE: Jan. 4, 2011 -  [H.R. 5470]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR CLASS A EXTERNAL POWER 
                              SUPPLIES.

    Section 325(u)(3) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 
U.S.C. 6295(u)(3)) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``(D)'' and inserting 
        ``(E)''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(E) Nonapplication of no-load mode energy 
                efficiency standards to external power supplies for 
                certain security or life safety alarms or surveillance 
                systems.--
                          ``(i) Definition of security or life safety 
                      alarm or surveillance system.--In this 
                      subparagraph:
                                    ``(I) In general.--The term 
                                `security or life safety alarm or 
                                surveillance system' means equipment 
                                designed and marketed to perform any of 
                                the following functions (on a continuous 
                                basis):
                                            ``(aa) Monitor, detect, 
                                        record, or provide notification 
                                        of intrusion or access to real 
                                        property or physical assets or 
                                        notification of threats to life 
                                        safety.
                                            ``(bb) Deter or control 
                                        access to real property or 
                                        physical assets, or prevent the 
                                        unauthorized removal of physical 
                                        assets.
                                            ``(cc) Monitor, detect, 
                                        record, or provide notification 
                                        of fire, gas, smoke, flooding, 
                                        or other physical threats to 
                                        real property, physical assets, 
                                        or life safety.
                                    ``(II) Exclusion.--The term 
                                `security or life safety alarm or 
                                surveillance system' does not include 
                                any product with a principal function 
                                other than life safety, security, or 
                                surveillance that--
                                            ``(aa) is designed and 
                                        marketed with a built-in alarm 
                                        or theft-deterrent feature; or
                                            ``(bb) does not operate 
                                        necessarily and continuously in 
                                        active mode.

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                          ``(ii) Nonapplication of no-load mode 
                      requirements.--The No-Load Mode energy efficiency 
                      standards established by this paragraph shall not 
                      apply to an external power supply manufactured 
                      before July 1, 2017, that--
                                    ``(I) is an AC-to-AC external power 
                                supply;
                                    ``(II) has a nameplate output of 20 
                                watts or more;
                                    ``(III) is certified to the 
                                Secretary as being designed to be 
                                connected to a security or life safety 
                                alarm or surveillance system component; 
                                and
                                    ``(IV) on establishment within the 
                                External Power Supply International 
                                Efficiency Marking Protocol, as 
                                referenced in the `Energy Star Program 
                                Requirements for Single Voltage External 
                                Ac-Dc and Ac-Ac Power Supplies', 
                                published by the Environmental 
                                Protection Agency, of a distinguishing 
                                mark for products described in this 
                                clause, is permanently marked with the 
                                distinguishing mark.
                          ``(iii) Administration.--In carrying out this 
                      subparagraph, the Secretary shall--
                                    
                                ``(I) <<NOTE: Submission. Deadline.>>  
                                require, with appropriate safeguard for 
                                the protection of confidential business 
                                information, the submission of unit 
                                shipment data on an annual basis; and
                                    ``(II) restrict the eligibility of 
                                external power supplies for the 
                                exemption provided under this 
                                subparagraph on a finding that a 
                                substantial number of the external power 
                                supplies are being marketed to or 
                                installed in applications other than 
                                security or life safety alarm or 
                                surveillance systems.''.

    Approved January 4, 2011.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 5470:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
            Dec. 8, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 21, considered and passed Senate.

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