Relates to appliance and equipment energy efficiency standards; requires new or replacement consumer audio and video products purchased by or for the state or any agency thereof shall meet or exceed certain requirements.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the energy law, in relation to appliance and equipment energy efficiency standards
PURPOSE: To amend the Energy Law, to require that consumer audio and video products purchased by or for state agencies meet certain environmental assessment criteria, and to amend energy efficiency standards for consumer audio and video products.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 would add a new subdivision 3 to section 5-108-a of the energy law, to require that consumer audio and video products purchased for use by state agencies meet gold evaluative criteria set forth in the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEA PM).
Section 2 amends paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 16-106 of the energy law to clarify authority of the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority to promulgate energy efficiency standards for consumer audio and video products
Section 3 is the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: This measure would establish a new standard for the procurement of consumer audio and video products purchased for use by state agencies, based on environmental attributes. By applying an evaluation tool currently used by the federal government (Executive Order 13423/Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy and Transportation Management), such products can be evaluated for performance characteristics including:
Reduction/Elimination of environmentally sensitive materials Materials Selection Design for End of Life Life Cycle Extension Energy Conservation End of Life Management Corporate Performance Packaging
The legislation would require that 95% of state purchases of meet the gold EPEAT standard.
The bill would also amend a provision of the Energy Law enacted in 2005 relating to the authority of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to develop energy consumption standards for a list of products, including:
Televisions Compact audio products DVD players DVD recorders
Digital television adapters
The law required Department of State to adopt these regulations by June 30, 2006. To date the regulations have not yet been adopted. Recognizing that there have been developments in these technologies since the enactment of the law in 2005 this legislation directs the Department of State, in consultation with NYSERDA, to study and recommend potential energy performance standards and extends the deadline for adopting such standards to on or before January 1, 2014.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S5081 2011-12 Referred to Energy and Telecommunications S8707 2008 - Referred to Rules A11708 - 2008 Referred to Energy
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that no energy efficiency performance standard shall become effective for a product less than 180 days after such energy efficiency performance standard shall become final.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1186 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations AN ACT to amend the energy law, in relation to appliance and equipment energy efficiency standards THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 5-108-a of the energy law is amended by adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows: 3. CONSUMER AUDIO AND VIDEO PRODUCTS AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ELEVEN OF SECTION 16-102 OF THIS CHAPTER PURCHASED BY OR FOR THE STATE OR ANY AGENCY THEREOF SHALL MEET OR EXCEED THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: (I) THAT SUCH PRODUCTS MEET THE ELECTRONIC PRODUCT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT TOOL (EPEAT) GOLD STANDARDS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE FOR AT LEAST NINETY-FIVE PERCENT OF PRODUCTS PURCHASED IN ALL RELEVANT ELECTRONIC PRODUCT CATEGORIES, UNLESS THERE IS NO EPEAT GOLD STANDARD FOR SUCH PRODUCT; (II) THAT SUCH PRODUCTS MEET THE CURRENT VERSION OF THE APPLI- CABLE ENERGY STAR STANDARD; (III) THAT POLICIES ARE ESTABLISHED AND IMPLEMENTED TO EXTEND THE USEFUL LIFE OF THE AGENCY ELECTRONIC EQUIP- MENT; AND (IV) THAT ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND PRACTICES ARE USED WITH RESPECT TO DISPOSITION OF AGENCY ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT THAT HAS REACHED THE END OF ITS USEFUL LIFE. S 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 16-106 of the energy law, as added by chapter 431 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: (a) On or before
[June thirtieth, two thousand six]JANUARY THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN, the secretary, in consultation with the president, shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of this article establishing: (i) energy efficiency performance stand- ards for new products of the types set forth in paragraphs (a) throughEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03667-01-3 S. 1186 2
(n) of subdivision one of section 16-104 of this article, with the exception of such
[paragraph]PARAGRAPHS (E) (CONSUMER AUDIO AND VIDEO PRODUCTS) AND (g) (incandescent reflector lamps); (ii) procedures for testing the energy efficiency of the products covered by paragraphs (a) through (n) of subdivision one of section 16-104 of this article; (iii) procedures for manufacturers to certify that products covered under this article meet the energy efficiency standards to be promulgated under this article; and (iv) such further matters as are necessary to insure the proper implementation and enforcement of the provisions of this article. WITH RESPECT TO CONSUMER AUDIO AND VIDEO PRODUCTS, INCLUDED IN PARAGRAPH (E) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 16-104 OF THIS ARTICLE, THE SECRETARY, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE PRESIDENT, SHALL CONDUCT A STUDY TO DETERMINE WHETHER AN ENERGY PERFORMANCE STANDARD FOR SUCH PRODUCT SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT FACTORS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE POTENTIAL IMPACT ON ELECTRICITY USAGE, PRODUCT AVAILABILITY, MANUFACTURING COST, INNOVATION, PRODUCT CONVERGENCE, PRODUCT FEATURES AND FUNCTION, AND CONSUMER AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS. BASED ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF SUCH STUDY, THE SECRETARY, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE PRESIDENT, MAY ADOPT REGULATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE ESTABLISHING ENERGY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR SUCH PRODUCTS ON OR BEFORE JANUARY THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN. With respect to incandescent reflector lamps, included in paragraph (g) of subdivi- sion one of section 16-104 of this article, the secretary, in consulta- tion with the president, shall conduct a study to determine whether an energy efficiency performance standard for such product should be estab- lished, taking into account factors including the potential impact on electricity usage, product availability and consumer and environmental benefits. If it is determined based on this study that such a standard would reduce energy use and would not be preempted by the federal law, the secretary, in consultation with the president, shall adopt regu- lations in accordance with the provisions of this article establishing energy performance standards for such product on or before January first, two thousand eight. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that no energy efficiency performance standard shall become effective for a product less than one hundred eighty days after such energy efficiency performance standard shall become final.