Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Regulations 2002

  • Schedule 2A clause 29(1) corrected on 1 July 2021 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
3 Interpretation

In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

accredited laboratory means—

(a)

a laboratory accredited for the relevant test by the Accreditation Council (as that term is defined in section 4(1) of the Standards and Accreditation Act 2015) operating as International Accreditation New Zealand; or

(b)

an equivalent overseas laboratory recognised by International Accreditation New Zealand under a mutual recognition agreement

AS means Australian Standard

AS/NZS means a joint Australian and New Zealand Standard

Authority means the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority established under section 20 of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2000

consumer means a person who acquires an item for use; but excludes any person who acquires an item for the purpose of—

(a)

resupplying the item in trade; or

(b)

using the item in a process of production or manufacture

display front means a representation of the front of an item presented for public viewing in a retail outlet

item means an individual product

manufacture includes any modification to an item that affects the item’s energy performance characteristics

model means a range of items of the same brand where each item has the same energy performance characteristics

NZS means New Zealand Standard

prescribed form means the form prescribed in the relevant standards

registered in Australia means registered under the laws of any State or Territory of Australia that relate to minimum energy performance standards or mandatory energy performance labelling

sample means an item that is a representative example of a model

second-hand item means an item that has been used by a consumer in New Zealand

standards, in relation to a product class, means third party standards, or other requirements, that are—

(a)

listed in Schedule 1 as minimum energy performance standards or testing standards for the product class; or

(b)

listed in Schedule 2 as mandatory energy performance labelling or testing standards for the product class

test report means a report of the test results of a sample that is presented in the prescribed form

working day means any day of the week other than—

(a)

a Saturday, a Sunday, Waitangi Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, the Sovereign’s birthday, and Labour Day; and

(ab)

if Waitangi Day or Anzac Day falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the following Monday; and

(b)

a day in the period commencing with 20 December in a year and ending with 15 January in the following year.

Regulation 3 accredited laboratory paragraph (a): amended, on 21 October 2015, by section 45(2) of the Standards and Accreditation Act 2015 (2015 No 91).

Regulation 3 AS: inserted, on 16 June 2006, by regulation 4 of the Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SR 2006/149).

Regulation 3 AS/NZS: inserted, on 16 June 2006, by regulation 4 of the Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SR 2006/149).

Regulation 3 NZS: inserted, on 16 June 2006, by regulation 4 of the Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SR 2006/149).

Regulation 3 standards: replaced, on 1 July 2021, by regulation 4(1) of the Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Amendment Regulations 2020 (LI 2020/305).

Regulation 3 VRF system testing standard: revoked, on 1 July 2021, by regulation 4(2) of the Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Amendment Regulations 2020 (LI 2020/305).

Regulation 3 working day paragraph (ab): inserted, on 1 January 2014, by section 8 of the Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 19).