Provides energy efficiency performance standards for general purpose lighting products.
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the energy law, in relation to energy efficiency performance standards for general purpose lighting products
To establish energy efficiency standards for lighting products in New York State as established by the New York state Energy Research and Development Authority.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 15-101 Definitions
Section 15-103 Applicability, conduct prohibited. Prohibits the sale of lighting products that do not meet minimum energy efficiency performance standards as established by NYSERDA. Requires manufacturers of such products to certify that the products meet such standards.
Section 15-105 Administration of article. The Secretary of State and with the president of NYSERDA shall:
* establish energy standards for general purpose lighting, promulgate rules and regulations. Establishes that federal standards shall preempt state standards should such federal standards be established;
* administer and enforce provisions, rules and regulations pursuant to this legislation;
* accept grants or funds for purposes of administering this article;
* impose fines and or injunctive relief for violations;
* consult with the appropriate federal agencies, including but not limited to the Department of Energy, industry and other potentially affected parties.
Energy efficiency standards are among the lowest-cost, highest-benefit energy policies that states can adopt. Efficiency standards could potentially save consumers and businesses money and provide significant energy savings and environmental benefits. New York was among the first states to initiate energy efficiency standards in the 1970s.
As technology improves, so does energy efficiency. Significant improvement of energy efficiency has occurred in the various types of general lighting technology. currently compact florescent light bulbs are among the most efficient and long lasting lights on the market. Manufacturing facilities are doing considerable research to improve the efficiency of the traditional light bulb.
Rather than prohibit the use of certain types of light forms, this legislation established an efficiency threshold. Any technology that can meet such standard would be allowed to be sold in New York State.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2007: Passed Senate 2009-10: Referred to Energy & Telecommunication
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 355 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- 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 energy efficiency performance standards for general purpose lighting products THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The energy law is amended by adding a new article 15 to read as follows: ARTICLE 15 GENERAL PURPOSE LIGHTING PRODUCTS ENERGY EFFICIENCY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS SECTION 15-101. DEFINITIONS. 15-103. APPLICABILITY, CONDUCT PROHIBITED. 15-105. ADMINISTRATION OF ARTICLE. S 15-101. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE: 1. "AUTHORITY" MEANS THE NEW YORK STATE ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOP- MENT AUTHORITY. 2. "ENERGY EFFICIENCY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS" MEANS PERFORMANCE STAND- ARDS WHICH PRESCRIBE A MINIMUM LEVEL OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY DETERMINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEST PROCEDURES PRESCRIBED BY THE SECRETARY IN CONSULTA- TION WITH THE PRESIDENT. 3. "GENERAL PURPOSE LIGHTING PRODUCTS" MEANS AND INCLUDES INCANDESCENT LAMPS, INCLUDING CLEAR, FROST SOFT WHITE AND ENHANCED SPECTRUM LAMPS, FLUORESCENT LAMPS, COMPACT FLUORESCENT LAMPS AND HALOGEN LAMPS. 4. "PRESIDENT" MEANS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NEW YORK STATE ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. 5. "SECRETARY" MEANS THE SECRETARY OF STATE. S 15-103. APPLICABILITY, CONDUCT PROHIBITED. 1. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL APPLY TO THE TESTING, CERTIFICATION AND ENFORCEMENT OFEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01918-01-1 S. 355 2
ENERGY EFFICIENCY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR GENERAL PURPOSE LIGHTING PRODUCTS WHICH ARE SOLD OR OFFERED FOR SALE IN NEW YORK STATE. 2. NO PERSON SHALL SELL OR OFFER FOR SALE IN NEW YORK STATE ANY NEW GENERAL PURPOSE LIGHTING PRODUCT UNLESS: (A) THE PRODUCT MEETS MINIMUM ENERGY EFFICIENCY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE UPON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF SUCH STANDARDS; AND (B) IF REQUIRED BY RULES OR REGULATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE, THE MANUFACTURER OF SUCH PRODUCT CERTIFIES THAT THE PRODUCT MEETS SUCH MINIMUM ENERGY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS. S 15-105. ADMINISTRATION OF ARTICLE. THE SECRETARY, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE PRESIDENT, SHALL HAVE AND BE ENTITLED TO EXERCISE THE FOLLOWING POWERS AND DUTIES: 1. TO ESTABLISH ENERGY EFFICIENCY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR GENERAL PURPOSE LIGHTING PRODUCTS; 2. TO PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS TO ACHIEVE THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE PROVIDED HOWEVER THAT NO ENERGY EFFICIENCY PERFORMANCE STANDARD SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE FOR GENERAL PURPOSE LIGHTING PRODUCTS LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS AFTER SUCH STANDARD SHALL BECOME FINAL, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NO STANDARD ADOPTED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE SHALL GO INTO EFFECT IF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ENERGY EFFICIENCY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS REGARDING GENERAL PURPOSE LIGHTING PRODUCTS PREEMPT STATE STANDARDS UNLESS PREEMPTION HAS BEEN WAIVED PURSUANT TO FEDERAL LAW; 3. TO ADMINISTER AND ENFORCE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE AND ANY RULE OR REGULATION PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO SUCH ARTICLE; 4. TO CONDUCT INVESTIGATIONS, TESTS AND OBTAIN DATA WITH RESPECT TO RESEARCH EXPERIMENTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS, AND TO COLLECT AND DISSEMINATE INFORMATION REGARDING THE PURPOSES TO BE ACHIEVED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE; 5. TO ACCEPT GRANTS OR FUNDS FOR PURPOSES OF ADMINISTRATION OF THIS ARTICLE; 6. TO IMPOSE A FINE AND/OR IMPOSE INJUNCTIVE RELIEF FOR ANY VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE AFTER NOTICE AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD; 7. THE SECRETARY AND THE PRESIDENT SHALL CONSULT WITH THE APPROPRIATE FEDERAL AGENCIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, INDUSTRY AND OTHER POTENTIALLY AFFECTED PARTIES IN CARRYING OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.