Bill S8070-2009

Relates to appliance and equipment energy efficiency standards

Relates to appliance and equipment energy efficiency standards for portable light fixtures, bottle-type water dispensers, commercial hot food holding cabinets, portable electric spas and residential pool pumps.

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Actions

  • Jul 15, 2010: SIGNED CHAP.222
  • Jul 9, 2010: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 30, 2010: returned to senate
  • Jun 30, 2010: passed assembly
  • Jun 30, 2010: ordered to third reading rules cal.491
  • Jun 30, 2010: substituted for a10881
  • Jun 23, 2010: referred to ways and means
  • Jun 22, 2010: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 22, 2010: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 22, 2010: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1116
  • Jun 22, 2010: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 4, 2010: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jun 22, 2010
Ayes (18): Smith, Espada, Stachowski, Montgomery, Duane, Hassell-Thompson, Krueger, Parker, Serrano, Stewart-Cousins, Dilan, Klein, Valesky, Padavan, Volker, Farley, Hannon, Larkin
Ayes W/R (5): Skelos, Johnson O, LaValle, Seward, Saland

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S8070

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the energy law, in relation to appliance and equipment energy efficiency standards for portable light fixtures, bottle-type water dispensers, commercial hot food holding cabinets, portable electric spas and residential pool pumps

PURPOSE:

This legislation would authorize the Secretary of State, in consultation with the President of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), to establish energy efficiency performance standards for portable light fixtures, bottle-type water dispensers, commercial hot food holding cabinets, portable electric spas, and residential pool pumps.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill would amend Energy Law § 16-102 by adding seven new subdivisions, 4-a, 6-a, 21-a, 21-b, 27-a, 27-b and 29-a, to provide definitions for bottle type water dispenser, commercial hot food holding cabinet, lamp, light fixture, portable electric spa, portable light fixture, and residential pool pump, respectively.

Section 2 of the bill would amend Energy Law § 16-104(1) by adding portable light fixtures, bottle-type water dispensers, commercial hot food holding cabinets, portable electric spas, and residential pool pumps, to the list of appliances subject to testing, certification and enforcement of efficiency standards by the Department of State.

Section 3 of the bill would amend Energy Law § 16-106(2) by adding a new paragraph (c) setting a December 31,2010 deadline by which the Secretary of State, in consultation with the President of NYSERDA, must adopt energy efficiency standards and testing and certification procedures applicable to portable light fixtures, bottle-type water dispensers, commercial hot food holding cabinets, portable electric spas, and residential pool pumps.

Section 4 of the bill would provide for an immediate effective date.

EXISTING LAW:

Chapter 431 of the Laws of 2005 amended the Energy Law by adding a new Article 16, authorizing the Secretary of State, in consultation with the President of NYSERDA, to develop and enforce energy efficiency performance standards for certain consumer products sold, offered for sale, or installed in New York State.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

STATEMENT IN SUPPORT:

Energy efficiency is a core component of the State's 45 by 15 clean energy goal, established by Governor Paterson in 2009, to have 45 percent of the State's electricity needs met with clean energy by 2015. Promoting energy efficiency, including the energy efficiency of consumer products, reduces electricity consumption which has been shown to put downward pressure on wholesale electricity rates and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

The 2009 State Energy Plan (Energy Plan), identified energy efficiency as the most cost effective way to meet the State's energy objectives of maintaining reliability, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, stabilizing energy costs, reducing the public health and environmental impacts of energy use, and improving the State's energy security. The Energy Plan concludes that electricity use could be reduced through promulgation and enforcement of energy efficiency performance standards for additional consumer products, including general product categories that are not currently covered by existing federal standards or State law, such as bottled water dispensers, hot tubs, and swimming pool pumps.

The Energy Plan states that implementation and enforcement of new energy efficiency performance standards at both the federal and state level could produce savings of approximately 7.2 Gigawatt hours of electricity annually in the State. The more efficient that consumer products are, the less electricity they use, which means less demand for the electrical output of electric generating facilities that bum fossil fuels and emit greenhouse gases. Moreover, consumer products that consume less electricity help individual consumers save money on their electric bills by lowering their overall demand for electricity.

This bill would incorporate the consumer products listed above into Article 16 and authorize the Secretary of State, in consultation with the President of NYSERDA, to promulgate and enforce energy efficiency performance standards for portable light fixtures, bottle-type water dispensers, commercial hot food holding cabinets, portable electric spas and residential pool pumps. Incorporating these consumer products into Article 16 of the Energy Law will allow New York to move one step closer to achieving its stated energy goal of meeting 15 percent of its electricity needs through energy efficiency.

BUDGET IMPLICATIONS:

None. The minimal costs associated with the adoption of several additional standards will be covered through existing resources.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This bill would take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 8070 IN SENATE June 4, 2010 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SQUADRON -- (at request of the Governor) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications AN ACT to amend the energy law, in relation to appliance and equipment energy efficiency standards for portable light fixtures, bottle-type water dispensers, commercial hot food holding cabinets, portable elec- tric spas and residential pool pumps THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 16-102 of the energy law is amended by adding seven new subdivisions 4-a, 6-a, 21-a, 21-b, 27-a, 27-b and 29-a to read as follows: 4-A. "BOTTLE-TYPE WATER DISPENSER" MEANS A WATER DISPENSER THAT USES A BOTTLE OR RESERVOIR AS THE SOURCE OF POTABLE WATER. 6-A. "COMMERCIAL HOT FOOD HOLDING CABINET" MEANS A HEATED, FULLY ENCLOSED COMPARTMENT, WITH ONE OR MORE SOLID OR PARTIAL GLASS DOORS, THAT IS DESIGNED TO MAINTAIN THE TEMPERATURE OF HOT FOOD THAT HAS BEEN COOKED IN A SEPARATE APPLIANCE. "COMMERCIAL HOT FOOD HOLDING CABINET" DOES NOT INCLUDE HEATED GLASS MERCHANDISING CABINETS, DRAWER WARMERS OR COOK-AND-HOLD APPLIANCES. 21-A. "LAMP" MEANS AN ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE THAT INCLUDES A GLASS ENVELOPE AND PRODUCES OPTICAL RADIATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF VISUAL ILLU- MINATION, DESIGNED TO BE INSTALLED INTO A LIGHT FIXTURE BY MEANS OF AN INTEGRAL LAMP-HOLDER OR SOCKET. 21-B. "LIGHT FIXTURE" MEANS A PRODUCT DESIGNED TO PROVIDE LIGHT THAT INCLUDES AT LEAST ONE LAMP-HOLDER OR SOCKET AND PARTS TO DISTRIBUTE THE LIGHT, TO POSITION OR PROTECT ONE OR MORE LAMPS AND TO CONNECT ONE OR MORE LAMPS TO A POWER SUPPLY. 27-A. "PORTABLE ELECTRIC SPA" MEANS A FACTORY-BUILT ELECTRIC SPA OR HOT TUB, SUPPLIED WITH EQUIPMENT FOR HEATING AND CIRCULATING WATER. 27-B. "PORTABLE LIGHT FIXTURE" MEANS A LIGHT FIXTURE WHICH HAS A FLEX- IBLE CORD AND AN ATTACHMENT PLUG FOR CONNECTION TO A NOMINAL ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-VOLT, FIFTEEN- OR TWENTY-AMPERE BRANCH CIRCUIT; WHICH CAN BE RELOCATED BY THE USER WITHOUT ANY REWIRING; AND WHICH IS TYPICALLY
CONTROLLED WITH A SWITCH LOCATED ON THE LIGHT FIXTURE ITSELF OR ON THE POWER CORD. "PORTABLE LIGHT FIXTURE" DOES NOT INCLUDE DIRECT PLUG-IN NIGHTLIGHTS; SUN AND HEAT LAMPS; AQUARIUM LAMPS; MEDICAL AND DENTAL LIGHTS; PORTABLE ELECTRIC HAND LAMPS; SIGNS AND COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING DISPLAYS; PHOTOGRAPHIC LAMPS; GERMICIDAL LAMPS; METAL HALIDE LAMP FIXTURES; TORCHIERE LIGHTING FIXTURES; PORTABLE LAMP FIXTURES FOR MARINE USE OR FOR USE IN HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS AS DEFINED IN THE NATIONAL ELEC- TRICAL CODE, ANSI/NFPA 70; OR DECORATIVE LIGHTING OUTFITS OR ELECTRIC CANDLES AND CANDELABRAS WITHOUT LAMPSHADES THAT ARE COVERED BY THE STAN- DARD FOR SAFETY OF SEASONAL AND HOLIDAY DECORATIVE PRODUCTS, UL 588. 29-A. "RESIDENTIAL POOL PUMP" MEANS A PRODUCT WHICH IS DESIGNED OR USED TO CIRCULATE AND FILTER RESIDENTIAL SWIMMING POOL WATER IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN CLARITY AND SANITATION AND WHICH CONSISTS IN PART OF A MOTOR AND AN IMPELLER. S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 16-104 of the energy law, as added by chapter 431 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: 1. The provisions of this article apply to the testing, certification and enforcement of efficiency standards for the following new products which are sold, offered for sale or installed in New York state: (a) automatic commercial ice cube machines; (b) ceiling fan light kits; (c) commercial pre-rinse spray valves; (d) commercial refrigerators, freez- ers and refrigerator-freezers; (e) consumer audio and video products; (f) illuminated exit signs; (g) incandescent reflector lamps; (h) very large commercial packaged air-conditioning and heating equipment; (i) metal halide lamp fixtures; (j) pedestrian traffic signal modules; (k) power supplies; (l) torchiere lighting fixtures; (m) unit heaters [and] (n) vehicular traffic signal modules; (O) PORTABLE LIGHT FIXTURES; (P) BOTTLE-TYPE WATER DISPENSERS; (Q) COMMERCIAL HOT FOOD HOLDING CABINETS; (R) PORTABLE ELECTRIC SPAS; AND (S) RESIDENTIAL POOL PUMPS. S 3. Subdivision 2 of section 16-106 of the energy law is amended by adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows: (C) ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TEN, THE SECRE- TARY, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE PRESIDENT, SHALL ADOPT REGULATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE ESTABLISHING: (I) ENERGY EFFICIENCY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR NEW PRODUCTS OF THE TYPES SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPHS (O) THROUGH (S) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 16-104 OF THIS ARTICLE; (II) PROCEDURES FOR TESTING THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF THE PRODUCTS COVERED BY PARAGRAPHS (O) THROUGH (S) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 16-104 OF THIS ARTICLE; (III) PROCEDURES FOR MANUFACTURERS TO CERTIFY THAT PRODUCTS COVERED BY PARAGRAPHS (O) THROUGH (S) OF SUBDIVI- SION ONE OF SECTION 16-104 OF THIS ARTICLE MEET THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS 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 THE PRODUCTS COVERED BY PARAGRAPHS (O) THROUGH (S) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 16-104 OF THIS ARTICLE. S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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