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.
Ayes (59): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Rivera, Robach, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (4): Adams, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Sampson
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law and the energy law, in relation to appliance and equipment energy efficiency standards
PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is 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: This bill amends the state finance law by adding a new subdivision 9 to section 165 and by amending paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 16-106 of the energy law as added by chapter 431 of the laws of 2005.
JUSTIFICATION: This measure would establish a new standard for the procurement of consumer audio and video products purchase 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 could 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, and Packaging
The legislation would require that 95Ö/b of state purchases of audio and video products 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, and Digital television adapters
The 2005 law required the 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 directed 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: S.5051 (2011-2012) A.11708 (2008)
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on 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--B Cal. No. 99 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 -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading -- passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading AN ACT to amend the state finance law and 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 165 of the state finance law is amended by adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows: 9. CONSUMER AUDIO AND VIDEO PRODUCTS AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ELEVEN OF SECTION 16-102 OF THE ENERGY LAW PURCHASED BY OR FOR THE STATE OR ANY AGENCY THEREOF SHALL MEET OR EXCEED THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: A. THAT SUCH PRODUCTS MEET THE ELECTRONIC PRODUCT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT TOOL (EPEAT) GOLD STANDARDS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE FOR AT LEAST NINE- TY-FIVE PERCENT OF PRODUCTS PURCHASED IN ALL RELEVANT ELECTRONIC PRODUCT CATEGORIES, UNLESS THERE IS NO EPEAT GOLD STANDARD FOR SUCH PRODUCT; B. THAT SUCH PRODUCTS MEET THE CURRENT VERSION OF THE APPLICABLE ENERGY STAR STANDARD; C. THAT POLICIES ARE ESTABLISHED AND IMPLEMENTED TO EXTEND THE USEFUL LIFE OF THE AGENCY ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; D. THAT ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND PRACTICES ARE USED WITH RESPECT TO DISPOSITION OF AGENCY ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT THAT HAS REACHED THE END OF ITS USEFUL LIFE; ANDEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03667-07-3 S. 1186--B 2
E. THAT SUCH PRODUCTS ARE LIFE-CYCLE COST-EFFECTIVE AND PRACTICABLE AND WHERE THE RELEVANT PRODUCT'S UTILITY AND PERFORMANCE ARE NOT COMPRO- MISED AS A RESULT. 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) through (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, VIDEO AND INFORMATION TECHNOL- OGY PRODUCTS, INCLUDED IN SUBDIVISION NINE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW, 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 subdivision one of section 16-104 of this article, the secretary, in consultation with the presi- dent, shall conduct a study to determine whether an energy efficiency performance standard for such product should be established, 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 regulations 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.