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14.26.03.00.htm 14.26.03.00. Title 14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Subtitle 26 MARYLAND ENERGY ADMINISTRATION Chapter 03 Maryland Energy Efficiency Standards Authority: State Government Article, ยง9-2006, Annotated Code of Maryland
14.26.03.01.htm 14.26.03.01. 01 Purpose.. This chapter:. A. Implements the Maryland Energy Efficiency Standards Act (Act) by establishing minimum energy efficiency standards for certain new products sold or installed in the State;B. Establishes testing, certification, inspection, and enforcement procedures for insuring compliance with established standards; andC. Identifies the date on which these regulations will be preempted by the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005.
14.26.03.02.htm 14.26.03.02. 02 Scope.. The Maryland Energy Efficiency Act establishes minimum efficiency standards for several consumer and commercial products to be sold or installed in Maryland after dates specified in the Act. After the effective date of implementation, specified products must meet the efficiency standard established in this chapter and be labeled accordingly. This chapter defines the products and the efficiency standards, sets up appropriate testing and inspection procedures, and describe
14.26.03.03.htm 14.26.03.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Act" means the Energy Efficiency Standards Act.. 2) "Administration" means the Maryland Energy Administration.. 3) Commercial Refrigeration Cabinet.. a) "Commercial refrigeration cabinet" means a refrigerator, freezer, or refrigerator-freezer, designed by the manufacturer for the purpose of storing food products, ice, or other perishable items at specified temperatures, wh
14.26.03.04.htm 14.26.03.04. 04 Scope of Application of Standards.. A. This chapter applies to the testing, certification, and enforcement of efficiency standards for the following types of new products sold, offered for sale, or installed in the State:1) Unit heaters;. 2) Low-voltage dry-type distribution transformers;. 3) Commercial refrigeration cabinets; and. 4) Large packaged air-conditioning equipment.. B. This chapter does not apply to:.
14.26.03.05.htm 14.26.03.05. 05 Minimum Efficiency Standards.. A. On or after the date specified in Regulation .06 of this chapter, a person may not sell or install a listed product that does not meet or exceed the minimum efficiency standards listed in this regulation.B. Unit heaters shall be equipped with an intermittent ignition device and shall have either power venting or an automatic flue damper.C. The efficiency of all low-voltage dry-type distribution transformers may not be less than the val
14.26.03.06.htm 14.26.03.06. 06 Effective Dates for Efficiency Standards Requirement.. A. The effective date for efficiency standards for products sold or offered for sale in the State and subject to Regulation .04A of this chapter is as follows:1) Unit heaters: September 1, 2005;. 2) Low-voltage dry-type distribution transformers: March 1, 2005;. 3) Commercial refrigeration cabinets: August 1, 2005;. 4) Large packaged air-conditioning equipment: August 1, 2005..
14.26.03.07.htm 14.26.03.07. 07 Petition for Delayed Implementation.. A. A Maryland business or consumer may file a request with the Administration to delay the effective date of any standard adopted under this chapter if products conforming to a standard will not be widely available in Maryland by the effective date specified in Regulation .06 of this chapter.B. The Administration may limit a delay to identifiable subcategories of any category of covered products.C. The request shall:. 1) Be in writing; and.
14.26.03.08.htm 14.26.03.08. 08 Testing Procedures.. The manufacturer of a product for which certification is required shall test each model of each product required under Regulation .04 of this chapter consistent with the testing standards established by the federal government in accordance with the requirements of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
14.26.03.09.htm 14.26.03.09. 09 Manufacturers' Certification of New Products.. A. Before the effective date of the applicable standard specified in Regulation .06 of this chapter and before a new product listed in Regulation .04 of this chapter may be sold in Maryland, a manufacturer of the new product shall certify to the Administration that the product is in compliance with the performance standard in Regulation .05 of this chapter.B. The manufacturer shall file with the Administration a statement that eac
14.26.03.10.htm 14.26.03.10. 10 Product Testing by the Administration.. A. To ensure compliance with adopted standards, the Administration may test products listed in Regulation .04 of this chapter.B. If the product tested is not found to be in compliance with the minimum efficiency standards established under Regulation .05 of this chapter, the Administration shall:1) Charge the manufacturer of the product for the cost of product purchase and testing; and. 2) Make information available to the public on pro
14.26.03.11.htm 14.26.03.11. 11 Labeling.. A. Manufacturers of new products listed in Regulation .04 of this chapter shall identity each product offered for sale or installation, through retailers, in Maryland as being in compliance with the minimum efficiency standards established under Regulation .05 of this chapter by means of a mark, label, or tag on the product or packaging at the time of sale or installation. The mark, label or tag shall consist of the letter "M" within a circle. Th
14.26.03.12.htm 14.26.03.12. 12 Inspection and Enforcement.. A. The Administration may make periodic inspections of distributors and retailers of new products listed in Regulation .04 of this chapter in order to determine compliance with the provisions of this chapter.B. Before any inspection, the Administration shall give prior notice to the distributor or retailer.. C. Inspections shall take place during normal business hours unless the distributor or retailer agrees upon a different time.
14.26.03.13.htm 14.26.03.13. 13 Fines for Noncompliance.. A. The Administration may investigate complaints received concerning violations of Regulation .05 of this chapter and shall report the results of an investigation to the Attorney General.B. A manufacturer, distributor, or retailer of new products listed in Regulation .04 of this chapter that violates any provision of Regulation .05 of this chapter shall be issued a warning by the Administration for a first violation.
14.26.03.9999.htm 14.26.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: November 22, 2004 (31:23 Md. R. 1655) โ€•. Regulations 01โ€•13 repealed and new Regulations .01โ€•13 adopted effective June 19, 2006 (33:12 Md. R. 998)
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