Government Engagement Opportunities for ALA Members

ALA members are encouraged to participate in the following opportunities related to government engagement and policy. Additionally, ALA's Government Engagement Committee recently initiated a membership campaign to bolster its roster and include more voices from across the industry in setting its public policies. Learn how you can get involved.

ALA Government Engagement Update

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a long-awaited final rule officially establishing a minimum efficacy standard of 45 lpw for lamps.

Department of Energy Finalizes 45 LPW Standard and Definitions

The long-awaited adoption of the 45 lumens per watt (lpw) backstop requirement by the Department of Energy (DOE) is over.

USTR Reinstates Some Tariff Exclusions

As the Section 301 tariff ordeal has evolved, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) created and implemented a tariff exclusion process. To date, USTR has approved 549 requests, but all of those have since expired.

Section 301 Tariffs Turn 4

The first $34 billion of Section 301 tariffs on products coming from China turn 4 later this year. Before these tariffs can completely enter the “ferocious fours” they are required to undergo a Congressionally mandated effectiveness review. The tariffs could expire if the review is not completed within 60 days of July 6.

DOE Initiates Standards Work for Ceiling Fans

The Department of Energy (DOE) released a preliminary technical support document (TSD) that includes its analysis of potential energy savings from ceiling fans

Capitol Hill Buzzing about China
ALA Submits Comments to DOE

In early February, ALA submitted comments in response to DOE’s supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) regarding test procedures for ceiling fans.

ALA Government Engagement Updates

The latest updates in ALA Government Engagement.

Government Engagement Update
Government Engagement Update

It is an understatement to say that 2020 did not go as planned. There was much talk of social-distancing, wearing masks, virtual everything and the new normal.

ALA Seeks to End Bulb-in-the-Box in CA
Fact Sheet for Section 301 Lawsuit
Fact Sheet for Section 301 Lawsuit
Government Assistance Programs for ALA Members
Help Mitigate COVID-19 Effect on Your Business

The effects of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 are being felt across the country and throughout the world. All levels of government and industry are taking steps to mitigate the effects of COVID-19.

ALA Documents regarding Tarriffs
Suggested message to Congress
Letter to NEC and White House
Letter for Congress
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