Federal Trade Commission extends public comment period on initiative to reduce energy costs and strengthen right-to-repair

On October 17, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission announced it is seeking public comments on whether it should propose updates to its Energy Labeling Rule to modernize and expand the rule’s coverage to reduce energy costs for consumers and require manufacturers to provide consumers with repair instructions. The notice announcing this initiative was published in the Federal Register on October 25.

At the request of several commenters, the commission has extended the public comment period until January 31, 2023. Information about how to submit comments can be found in the Federal Register notice.

The Commission vote approving the public comment period extension was 4-0.

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