[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
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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. <>

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--

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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.