Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 4.djvu/99

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PUBLIC LAW 102-486—CXT. 24, 1992 106 STAT. 2835 nisms, that will allow consumers to assess the energy consumption and potential cost savings of alternative products. (3) Such program shall be developed by an appropriate organization (composed of interested parties) according to commonly accepted procedures for the development of national testing procedures and labeling programs. (b) MONITORING.—The Secretary shall monitor and evaluate the efforts to develop the program described in subsection (a) and, not later than three years after the date of the enactment of this Act, shall make a determination as to whether the program developed is consistent with the objectives of subsection (a). (c) ALTERNATIVE SYSTEM. —<1) If the Secretary makes a determination under subsection (b) that a volimtary national testing and information program for luminaires consistent with the objectives of subsection (a) has not been developed, the Secretary shall, after consultation with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, develop, not later than two years after such determination, test procediires under section 323 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6293) for such luminaires. (2) Not later than one year after the Secretary develops test Regulations. procedures under paragraph (1), the Federal Trade Commission (hereafter in this section referred to as the Commission") shall prescribe labeling rules under section 324 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 6294) for those luminaires for which the Secretary has prescribed test procedures under paragraph (1) except that, with respect to any type of luminaire (or class thereof), the Secretary may determine that such labeling is not technologically feasible or economically justified or is not likely to assist consumers in making purchasing decisions. (3) For purposes of sections 323, 324, and 327 of such Act, each product for which the Secretary has established test procedures or labeling rules pursuant to this subsection shall be considered a new covered product under section 322 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 6292) to the extent necessary to carry out this subsection. (4) For purposes of section 327(a) of such Act, the term "this part" includes this subsection to the extent necessary to carry out this subsection. SEC. 127. REPORT ON THE POTENTIAL OF COOPERATIVE ADVANCED 42 USC 6292 APPLIANCE DEVELOPMENT. note- (a) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall, in consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, utilities, and appliance manufacturers, prepare and submit to the Congress, a report on the potential for the development and commercialization of appliances which are substantially more efficient than required by Federal or State law. (b) IDENTIFICATION OF HIGH-EFFICIENCY APPLIANCES. —The report submitted under subsection (a) shall identify candidate highefnciency appliances which meet the following criteria: (1) The potential exists for substantial improvement in the appliance's energy efficiency, beyond the minimum established m Federal and State law. (2) There is the potential for significant energy savings at the national or regional level. (3) Such appliances are likely to be cost-effective for consumers.