Code of Maryland Regulations
Title 14 - INDEPENDENT AGENCIES
Subtitle 26 - MARYLAND ENERGY ADMINISTRATION
Chapter 14.26.03 - Maryland Energy Efficiency Standards
14.26.03.07 - Petition for Delayed Implementation
14.26.03.07. 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
(2) State the length of the delayed implementation being requested and the reasons for the proposed delay, including any information the person filing the request relied upon to conclude that the product would not be widely available by the effective date.
D. Upon receipt of a request, the Administration shall issue a public notice of the proposed delay and solicit comment. The Administration may determine the most effective means to issue the notice and receive comment.
E. If, after public notice and comment, the Administration determines that the product conforming to the standard will not be widely available in Maryland, the Administration shall issue notice of the delay for implementing the standard in the Maryland Register and any other means the Administration determines is appropriate for the product being subjected to the delay. The Administration may not delay the implementation of any standard by more than 1 year.(Regulations .07 adopted effective June 19, 2006 (33:12 Md. R. 998))