TITLE 39
Public Utilities and Carriers

CHAPTER 39-27
The Energy and Consumer Savings Act of 2005

SECTION 39-27-6


§ 39-27-6 Implementation.

(a) No new commercial clothes washer, commercial pre-rinse spray valve, high-intensity discharge lamp ballast, illuminated exit sign, low voltage dry-type distribution transformer, torchiere, traffic signal module, or unit heater after January 1, 2007 may be sold or offered for sale in the state unless the efficiency of the new product meets or exceeds the efficiency standards set forth in the regulations adopted pursuant to § 39-27-5. No bottle-type-water dispenser, commercial hot food holding cabinet, metal halide lamp fixture, single voltage external AC to DC power supply, state regulated incandescent reflector lamp, or walk-in refrigerator or walk-in freezer manufactured on or after January 1, 2008 may be sold or offered for sale in the state unless the efficiency of the new product meets or exceeds the efficiency standards set forth in the regulations adopted pursuant to § 39-27-5. No new automatic commercial icemaker, commercial refrigerator, refrigerator-freezer, or freezer or large packaged air conditioning equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2010 may be sold or offered for sale in the state unless the efficiency of the new product meets or exceeds the efficiency standards set forth in the regulations adopted pursuant to § 39-27-5.

(b) No later than six (6) months after the effective date of this chapter, the chief of energy and community services, in consultation with the attorney general, shall determine if implementation of state standards for residential furnaces and residential boilers require a waiver from federal preemption. If the chief of energy and community services determines that a waiver from federal preemption is not needed, then no new residential furnace or residential boiler manufactured on or after January 1, 2008, or the date which is one year after the date of said determination, if later, may be sold or offered for sale in the state unless the efficiency of the new product meets or exceeds the efficiency standards set forth in the regulations adopted pursuant to § 39-27-5. If the chief of energy and community services determines that a waiver from federal preemption is required, then the chief of energy and community services shall apply for such waiver within one year of such determination and upon approval of such waiver application, the applicable state standards shall go into effect at the earliest date permitted by federal law.

(c) One year after the date upon which sale or offering for sale of certain products is limited pursuant to this section, no new products may be installed for compensation in the state unless the efficiency of the new product meets or exceeds the efficiency standards set forth in the regulations adopted pursuant to § 39-27-5.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2005, ch. 136, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 146, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 177, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 288, § 1.)