On June 28, 2017 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published in the Federal Register a final rule that amends the Energy Labeling Rule to eliminate certain marking requirements for plumbing products and to exempt certain ceiling fans from labeling requirements. Additionally, the amendments update the Rule to include labeling requirements for electric instantaneous water heaters. The final rule also makes non-substantive, conforming changes to the testing provisions for LED covered lamps and minor corrections to other provisions.

The rule is effective on December 26, 2017, except for the amendments to § 305.13, which are effective on September 17, 2018, and the amendments to § 305.16, which are effective on July 28, 2017.