Vermont Appliance Efficiency and Water Conservation Standards

Act 139 of 2018

As required by Act 139 of 2018, Vermont Department of Public Service has developed Vermont Appliance Efficiency and Water Conservation Standards for 17 appliances and water conservation devices to which the State’s efficiency standards under 9 V.S.A. chapter 74 did not previously apply:

  • air compressors,
  • commercial dishwashers,
  • commercial fryers,
  • commercial hot-food holding cabinets,
  • commercial steam cookers,
  • computers
  • computer monitors,
  • faucets,
  • high color rendering index fluorescent lamps,
  • portable air conditioners,
  • portable electric spas,
  • residential ventilating fans,
  • showerheads,
  • spray sprinkler bodies,
  • uninterruptible power supplies,
  • urinals, and
  • water coolers

Rule 19P-039, which contains the specific standards for each product, was adopted on October 3, 2019 by the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules.

Act 42 of 2017

Vermont Department of Public Service Rule 18-001 on Vermont Appliance Efficiency and Water Conservation Standards was adopted on January 11, 2018. This rule will implement in Vermont, as a matter of state law, the federal appliance efficiency and water conservation standards currently in effect pursuant to 10 C.F.R. Parts 430 and 431 only if and when those federal regulations are repealed or declared void. The provisions of this rule apply to the following types of new products sold, offered for sale, or installed in the State:

  • Medium voltage dry-type distribution transformers.
  • Metal halide lamp fixtures.
  • Residential furnaces and residential boilers.
  • Single-voltage external AC to DC power supplies.
  • State-regulated incandescent reflector lamps.
  • General service lamps.

On December 14, 2017, the Department submitted the following proposed Rule 17P028 on Vermont Appliance Efficiency and Water Conservation Standards to the Vermont Secretary of State and the Vermont Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules:

On September 20, 2017, the Department held a public hearing at the Vermont State House for input on its proposed Rule on Appliance Efficiency and Water Conservation Standards.

On July 31, 2017, the Department submitted the following proposed rule on Vermont Appliance Efficiency and Water Conservation Standards to the Vermont Secretary of State's Office:

On July 11, 2017, the Department submitted the following proposed rule on Vermont Appliance Efficiency and Water Conservation Standards to the Interagency Committee on Administrative Rules: