DATE: December 31, 2001

SUBJECT: Department of Energy (DOE); Federal Purchasing of Energy-Efficient Standby Power Devices

SOURCE: Federal Register; December 31, 2001, Vol. 66, No. 250 page 67517

AGENCIES: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, DOE

ACTION: Notice

SYNOPSIS: DOE is publishing a preliminary standby product list and testing guidelines on its website at http://www.eren.doe.gov/femp/procurement as part of the implementation of Executive Order 13221, Energy-Efficient Standby Power Devices, which directs government agencies to purchase devices with minimal standby power -- at or below one watt, where available.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on Executive Order 13221, see the August 2, 2001, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Executive Order 13221, Energy Efficient Standby Power Devices."

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Alison Thomas, Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, EE-90, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121; 202-586-2099; e-mail: alison.thomas@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: On July 31, 2001, President Bush issued Executive Order 13221 directing agencies to purchase electrical products that use no more than one watt in their standby power consuming mode. Executive Order 13221 applies to purchases of "commercially available, off-the-shelf products that use external standby power devices, or that contain an internal standby power function..."

The executive order directs the Department of Energy, in consultation with the Department of Defense and the General Services Administration, to compile "a preliminary list of products to be subject to these requirements" by December 31, 2001, and annually afterwards.

DOE is notifying interested parties that the list has been compiled. The list includes computer, office, video, audio, telecommunications, and other products. Manufacturers are requested to continue submitting self-certified data for the standby power levels of their products. The list will be updated annually with these new voluntary manufacturer submittals.

The list, testing guidelines, and instructions on submitting product data is available at http://www.eren.doe.gov/femp/procurement, as is additional information on standby power, federal purchasing, and Executive Order 13221.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

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