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HP Ex Parte Memo on Proposed Rulemaking for Battery Chargers and External Power Supplies

Hewlett-Packard  Company (HP) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the new DOE rulemaking for Battery Chargers and External Power Supplies. Thank you for taking the time to speak with us.  HP believes that existing voluntary Market Access Requirements, such as EPEAT and ENERGY STAR, are the most effective mechanism for improving energy efficiency of IT products, but we understand the approach of regulating mandatory minimum efficiencies to address poor performing products.