|Received:||9/21/2008 12:41:00 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Lamp Labeling Effectiveness|
Comments:The federal trade commission has a commendable process in place by relating and considering the opinion of the consumers in the rule concerning disclosures regarding energy consumption and water use of certain home appliances and other products required under the energy policy and conservation act. With this process in place, the public (consumer) will be able come up with suggestion or input that allows the commission to examine and re-examine. This process is pertinent because the rule directly or indirectly affect the consumer.After careful examination of the rule currently in place and the proposed rule, the following comment will suggest my opinion on the proposed rule: I will like to acknowledge that the proposed rule will definitely increase the efficiency standards and labeling of the light bulb, even though the rule in place is efficient. I will suggest that the commission should look into reports, studies, or research on current labels and see if any recent reports, studies, or research provides data relevant to estimating the effectiveness of current energy disclosure on consumer lighting product in the United States. The data made available regarding the effectiveness of current energy disclosure in Japan did not provide the research data but established that the alternative labeling disclosures related to the Japan rule will definitely increase the efficiency. I herby suggest that the commission should look into other country's research regarding this issue.