Code of Maryland Regulations
Title 14 - INDEPENDENT AGENCIES
Subtitle 26 - MARYLAND ENERGY ADMINISTRATION
Chapter 14.26.03 - Maryland Energy Efficiency Standards
14.26.03.09 - Manufacturers' Certification of New Products

Universal Citation: MD Code Reg 14.26.03.09

14.26.03.09. 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 each covered product that is sold or offered for sale in Maryland complies with the requirements of the Energy Efficiency Standards Act. The statement shall contain all the information described in §§ D and E of this regulation and shall meet all the requirements of § C of this regulation and all other applicable requirements.

C. General Rules.

(1) Format and Categories. Each statement shall be in a format and in categories specified by the Administration. Specific information on these formats and categories may be obtained from the Administration.

(2) When Different Statements are Required. The Administration may establish, modify, and enforce schedules for the submittal of statements where it is reasonably necessary for the orderly processing of submittals.

D. Manufacturer Information. The statement shall contain the name, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address of the individual to contact concerning the statement.

E. Testing and Performance Information.

(1) The statement shall verify that each product has been tested in accordance with all applicable requirements.

(2) The statement shall contain the name, address, telephone number, fax number, website address, and email address of the laboratory or other institution where the testing was performed.

(3) Proof of testing pursuant to another state's certification program is acceptable to the Administration for this requirement if the other state's standards and requirements are substantially the same as this chapter. The Administration may request copies of materials related to this testing.

F. Any manufacturer that has certified a product to another state or to the federal Energy Star Program may provide the Administration with a copy of the certification that the manufacturer made to the other state or agency in place of a separate certification, if:

(1) The other state's standards or the Energy Star specifications are equivalent to or more stringent than the standards of Maryland; and

(2) All information required under §§ D and E of this regulation is included in the certification.

(Regulations .09 adopted effective June 19, 2006 (33:12 Md. R. 998))
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