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Public Law No: 115-115 (01/12/2018)

 
[115th Congress Public Law 115]
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Public Law 115-115
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to exclude power supply 
 circuits, drivers, and devices designed to be connected to, and power, 
    light-emitting diodes or organic light-emitting diodes providing 
   illumination from energy conservation standards for external power 
supplies, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Jan. 12, 2018 -  [H.R. 518]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: EPS Improvement 
Act of 2017. 42 USC 6201 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``EPS Improvement Act of 2017''.
SEC. 2. APPLICATION OF ENERGY CONSERVATION STANDARDS TO CERTAIN 
                    EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLIES.

    (a) Definition of External Power Supply.--Section 321(36)(A) of the 
Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6291(36)(A)) is amended--
            (1) by striking the subparagraph designation and all that 
        follows through ``The term'' and inserting the following:
                    ``(A) External power supply.--
                          ``(i) In general.--The term''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
                          ``(ii) Exclusion.--The term `external power 
                      supply' does not include a power supply circuit, 
                      driver, or device that is designed exclusively to 
                      be connected to, and power--
                                    ``(I) light-emitting diodes 
                                providing illumination;
                                    ``(II) organic light-emitting diodes 
                                providing illumination; or
                                    ``(III) ceiling fans using direct 
                                current motors.''.

    (b) Standards for Lighting Power Supply Circuits.--
            (1) Definition.--Section 340(2)(B) of the Energy Policy and 
        Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6311(2)(B)) is amended by striking 
        clause (v) and inserting the following:
                          ``(v) electric lights and lighting power 
                      supply circuits;''.
            (2) Energy conservation standard for certain equipment.--
        Section 342 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 
        6313) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ``(g) Lighting Power Supply Circuits.--If the Secretary, acting 
pursuant to section 341(b), includes as covered equipment solid state 
lighting power supply circuits, drivers, or devices described in section 
321(36)(A)(ii), the Secretary may prescribe under this part, not earlier 
than 1 year after the date on which

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a test procedure has been prescribed, an energy conservation standard 
for such equipment.''.
    (c) Technical Corrections.--
            (1) Section 321(6)(B) of the Energy Policy and Conservation 
        Act (42 U.S.C. 6291(6)(B)) is amended by striking ``(19)'' and 
        inserting ``(20)''.
            (2) Section 324 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act 
        (42 U.S.C. 6294) is amended by striking ``(19)'' each place it 
        appears in each of subsections (a)(3), (b)(1)(B), (b)(3), and 
        (b)(5) and inserting ``(20)''.
            (3) Section 325(l) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act 
        (42 U.S.C. 6295(l)) is amended by striking ``paragraph (19)'' 
        each place it appears and inserting ``paragraph (20)''.

    Approved January 12, 2018.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 518:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 163 (2017):
            Jan. 23, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 21, considered and passed Senate.

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