Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Amendment Regulations 2006

2006/149

Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Amendment Regulations 2006


Note

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for the Environment.


  • Preamble

    At Wellington this 12th day of June 2006

Pursuant to section 36(1) of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2000, Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the recommendation of the Minister of Energy (having satisfied the requirements of section 36(2) of that Act), makes the following regulations.

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Amendment Regulations 2006.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Principal regulations amended
4 Interpretation
  • Regulation 3 is amended by inserting the following definitions in their appropriate alphabetical order:

    AS means Australian Standard

    AS/NZS means a joint Australian and New Zealand Standard

    NZS means New Zealand Standard.

5 New heading and regulations 17 and 18 inserted
  • The following heading and regulations are inserted after regulation 16:

    Application of regulations to certain items if standard in Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 replaced or new standard added

    17 Application of regulations to certain items if standard in Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 replaced
    • (1) This regulation applies to an item if—

      • (a) the item belongs to a product class listed in Schedule 1 or Schedule 2; and

      • (b) a standard referred to in the Schedule that applies to the product class is replaced with a new or revised standard; and

      • (c) the item—

        • (i) was manufactured in New Zealand before the date on which the new or revised standard was included in the Schedule; or

        • (ii) was imported into New Zealand before the new or revised standard was included in the Schedule.

      (2) Regulations 4 to 7 apply to an item as if the standard had not been replaced by the new or revised standard.

    18 Application of regulations to certain items if new standard added to Schedule 1 or Schedule 2
    • (1) This regulation applies to an item if—

      • (a) the item belongs to a product class listed in Schedule 1 or Schedule 2; and

      • (b) a reference to a new standard is added to the Schedule and applies to the product class; and

      • (c) the item—

        • (i) was manufactured in New Zealand before the date on which the new standard was added in the Schedule; or

        • (ii) was imported into New Zealand before the date on which the new standard was added in the Schedule.

      (2) Regulations 4 to 7 apply to an item as if the new standard had not been added in the Schedule.

6 New Schedule 1 substituted
  • Schedule 1 is revoked and the Schedule 1 set out in Schedule 1 of these regulations is substituted.

7 New Schedule 2 substituted
  • Schedule 2 is revoked and the Schedule 2 set out in Schedule 2 of these regulations is substituted.


Schedule 1
New Schedule 1 substituted

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Schedule 1
List of product classes subject to minimum energy performance standards and list of applicable standards

rr 4(1), 5, 8, 9(1),10

Product classMinimum energy performance standards (MEPS)Testing standards
Ballasts for fluorescent lampsAS/NZS 4783.2:2002: Performance of electrical lighting equipment—Ballasts for fluorescent lamps—Energy labelling and minimum energy performance standards requirementsAS/NZS 4783.1:2001: Performance of electrical lighting equipment—Ballasts for fluorescent lamps—Method of measurement to determine energy consumption and performance of ballasts lamp circuits
Distribution transformersAS 2374.1.2:2003: Power transformers—Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) requirements for distribution transformersAS 2374.1:1997: Power transformers Part 1—General
Dry-type distribution transformersAS 2374.1.2:2003 Power transformers—Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) requirements for distribution transformersAS 2735:1984: Dry-type power transformers
Household refrigerating appliancesAS/NZS 4474.2:2001: Performance of household electrical appliances—Refrigerating appliances—Energy labelling and minimum energy performance standard requirementsAS/NZS 4474.1:1997: Performance of household electrical appliances—Refrigerating appliances—Energy consumption and performance
Low-pressure copper thermal storage electric water heatersAS/NZS 4692.2:2005: Electric water heaters—Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) requirements and energy labellingAS/NZS 4692.1:2005: Electric water heaters—Energy consumption, performance and general requirements: or NZS 4602:1988: Low pressure copper thermal storage electric water heaters
Refrigerated display cabinetsAS 1731.14:2003: Refrigerated display cabinets—Minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) requirementsAS 1731 Parts 1 to 13:2003 Refrigerated display cabinets
Single-phase ducted air conditioners and air-to-air heat pumpsAS/NZS 3823.2:2005: Performance of electrical appliances—Airconditioners and heat pumps—Energy labelling and minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) requirementsAS/NZS 3823.1.2:2001: Performance of electrical appliances—Airconditioners and heat pumps—Test methods—Ducted airconditioners and air-to-air heat pumps—Testing and rating for performance; or
  AS/NZS 3823.3:2002: Performance of electrical appliances—Airconditioners and heat pumps—Calculation of performance for minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) requirements
Single-phase non-ducted air conditioners and heat pumpsAS/NZS 3823.2:2005: Performance of electrical appliances—Airconditioners and heat pumps—Energy labelling and minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) requirementsAS/NZS 3823.1.1:1998: Performance of electrical appliances—Airconditioners and heat pumps—Test methods—Non-ducted airconditioners and heat pumps—Testing and rating for performance; or
  AS/NZS 3823.3:2002: Performance of electrical appliances—Airconditioners and heat pumps—Calculation of performance for minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) requirements
Storage water heaters (electrically heated)AS/NZS 4692.2:2005: Electric water heaters—Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) requirements and energy labellingAS/NZS 4692.1:2005: Electric water heaters—Energy consumption, performance and general requirements; or NZS 4606.1:1989: Storage water heaters—General requirements
Three-phase air conditioners and heat pumpsAS/NZS 3823.2:2005: Performance of electrical appliances—Airconditioners and heat pumps—Energy labelling and minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) requirementsAS/NZS 3823.1.2:2001: Performance of electrical appliances—Airconditioners and heat pumps—Test methods—Ducted airconditioners and air-to-air heat pumps—Testing and rating for performance; or
  AS/NZS 3823.3:2002: Performance of electrical appliances—Airconditioners and heat pumps—Calculation of performance for minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) requirements
Three-phase cage induction motorsAS/NZS 1359.5:2004: Rotating electrical machines—General requirements—Three-phase cage induction motors—High efficiency and minimum energy performance standards requirementsAS/NZS 1359.102.3:2000: Rotating electrical machines—General requirements—Methods for determining losses and efficiency—Three-phase cage induction motors
Tubular fluorescent lampsAS/NZS 4782.2:2004: Double-capped fluorescent lamps—Performance specifications—Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS)AS/NZS 4782.1:2004: Double-capped fluorescent lamps Performance specifications—General

Schedule 2
New Schedule 2 substituted

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Schedule 2
List of product classes subject to mandatory energy performance labelling and list of applicable standards

rr 6(1), 7(1), 8, 9(1)

Product classMandatory energy performance labellingTesting standards
Clothes washing machinesAS/NZS 2040.2:2000: Performance of household electrical appliances—Clothes washing machines—Energy labelling requirementsAS/NZS 2040.1:1998: Performance of household electrical appliances—Clothes washing machines—Energy consumption and performance
DishwashersAS/NZS 2007.2:2003: Performance of household electrical appliances—Dish-washers—Energy labelling requirementsAS/NZS 2007.1:2003: Performance of household electrical appliances—Dishwashers—Energy consumption and performance
Household refrigerating appliancesAS/NZS 4474.2:2001: Performance of household electrical appliances—Refrigerating appliances—Energy labelling and minimum energy performance standard requirementsAS/NZS 4474.1:1997: Performance of household electrical appliances—Refrigerating appliances—Energy consumption and performance
Rotary clothes dryersAS/NZS 2442.2:2000: Performance of household electrical appliances—Rotary clothes dryers—Energy labelling requirementsAS/NZS 2442.1:1996: Performance of household electrical appliances—Rotary clothes dryers—Energy consumption and performance
Single-phase non-ducted air conditioners and air-to-air heat pumpsAS/NZS 3823.2:2005: Performance of electrical appliances—Airconditioners and heat pumps—Energy labelling and minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) requirementsAS/NZS 3823.1.1:1998 Performance of electrical appliances—Airconditioners and heat pumps—Test methods—Non-ducted airconditioners and heat pumps—Testing and rating for performance

Diane Morcom,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Regulations 2002 (the principal regulations).

Regulation 4 inserts 3 definitions into the principal regulations.

Regulation 5 inserts new regulations 17 and 18 into the principal regulations. New regulation 17 addresses the situation where an item in a product class to which a standard in Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 of the principal regulations applies has been manufactured or imported into New Zealand and, before the item is sold or otherwise dealt with, the standard is replaced with a new or revised standard. New regulation 17 requires the item to only meet the standard that applied before it was replaced for the purposes of regulations 4 to 7 of the principal regulations.

New regulation 18 is of the same effect as new regulation 17, except that this regulation applies if a completely new standard is imposed on the product class to which the item belongs after the item has been manufactured or imported into New Zealand and before it is sold or otherwise dealt with.

Regulation 6 revokes and substitutes Schedule 1 of the principal regulations in order to—

  • cite the standards listed in the schedule by their full title and number (as determined by the Standards Council):

  • take account of changes to either or both of the minimum energy performance standards and testing standards for the following product classes:

    • low-pressure copper thermal electric storage water heaters:

    • single-phase ducted air conditioners and air-to-air heat pumps:

    • single-phase non-ducted air conditioners and heat pumps:

    • storage water heaters (electrically heated):

    • three-phase air conditioners and heat pumps (previously classified as three-phase air conditioners):

    • three-phase cage induction motors:

    • tubular fluorescent lamps:

    • ballasts for fluorescent lamps.

Regulation 7 revokes and substitutes Schedule 2 of the principal regulations in order to—

  • cite the standards listed in the schedule by their full title and number (as determined by the Standards Council):

  • omit the product class of single-phase ducted air conditioners and air-to-air heat pumps. This product class is no longer subject to the requirements of regulations 6(1) and 7(1) of the principal regulations:

  • take account of changes to the mandatory energy performance labelling standards for single-phase non-ducted air conditioners and air-to-air heat pumps.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 15 June 2006.