The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association’s (NBFAA), Irving Texas, strongly urges its members and Chartered State Associations (CSA) to provide comments to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) regarding the recently passed Congressional energy bill, Public Law 109-58.

The bill, which was signed into law by the President on Aug. 8, 2005, has the potential to have a significant adverse affect on security dealers because it changes Daylight Savings Time (DST) by four weeks. Under the new law, DST would begin on the second Sunday of March and end the first Sunday of November, beginning March 1, 2007. Due to this change, equipment that is time and date sensitive – and has incorporated the current DST dates – would require reprogramming.

As a member of the security industry, NBFAA encourages you to send your comments about this bill to the DOE, which soon will be issuing regulations to implement the provisions of the bill.

Please address your comments (on your letterhead) to: Karen Aldeman Harbert, Assistant Secretary for Policy and Int. Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy, 1600 Independence Ave., S.W., Room 7C016, Washington, D.C. 20585

Please fax or e-mail a copy of your comments to the NBFAA’s Government Relations Director John Chwat at (214) 260-5979 or The collection of member and state association comments is a useful tool in NBFAA’s Government Relations efforts. It will inform members if Congress reverses its decision on DST in future legislation.

If you have any questions, visit, contact John Chwat at (214) 260-5979 or the NBFAA offices at (888) 447-1689.