Energy Law Section 16-102
1.“Active mode” means the condition in which the input of a power supply or consumer audio and video equipment is connected to the line voltage AC and the output is connected to a DC or an AC load, fulfilling one or more of its main functions and drawing a fraction of the power supply’s nameplate power output greater than zero. 1-a. “Product” means any appliance or equipment, other than a motor vehicle, which in operation consumes or is designed to consume energy or to result in the consumption of energy, including any water-related appliance, equipment or fixture that is designed to consume or result in the consumption of energy in its operation or use.
2.“Authority” means the New York state energy research and development authority.
3.“Automatic commercial ice-cube maker” means a factory-made assembly, not necessarily shipped in one package, consisting of a condensing unit and ice-making section operating as an integrated unit, with means for making and harvesting cube-type ice. It may also include means for storing or dispensing cube-type ice, or both.
4.“Ballast” means a device used with an electric discharge lamp to obtain necessary circuit conditions (voltage, current, and waveform) for starting and operating the lamp. 4-a. The following definitions refer to water coolers:
(a)“Bottle-type” means a water dispenser that uses a bottle or reservoir as the source of potable water.
(b)“Water cooler” means a freestanding device that consumes energy to cool and/or heat potable water.
(c)“Cold only units” means units that dispense cold water only.
(d)“Hot and cold units” means units that dispense both hot and cold water. Some units may also offer room-temperature water.
(e)“Cook and cold units” means units that dispense both cold and room-temperature water.
(f)“Point of use (POU)” means the water cooler is connected to a pressurized water source.
(g)“Conversion-type” means a unit that ships as either bottle-type or POU and includes a conversion kit intended to convert the water cooler from a bottle-type unit to a POU unit or to convert a POU unit to a bottle-type unit.
(h)“Storage-type” means thermally conditioned water is stored in a tank in the water cooler and is available instantaneously.
(i)“On demand” means the water cooler heats water as it is requested, which typically takes a few minutes to deliver.
5.“Ceiling fan” means a non-portable device that is suspended from a ceiling for circulating air via the rotation of fan blades.
6.“Ceiling fan light kit” means the equipment used to provide light from a ceiling fan. This equipment may be part of the unit such that the ceiling fan light kit is hardwired to the ceiling fan, or attachable such that the ceiling fan light kit is not, at the time of sale, physically attached to the fan. Attachable ceiling fan light kits may be included inside the ceiling fan package at the time of sale, or sold separately for subsequent attachment to the fan. 6-a. “Commercial hot food holding cabinet” means a heated, fully enclosed compartment, with one or more solid or partial glass doors, that is designed to maintain the temperature of hot food that has been cooked in a separate appliance. “Commercial hot food holding cabinet” does not include heated glass merchandising cabinets, drawer warmers or cook-and-hold appliances.
7.“Very large commercial package air conditioning and heating equipment” means air-cooled, water-cooled, evaporatively-cooled, or water source (not including ground water source) electrically operated, unitary central air conditioners and central air conditioning heat pumps for commercial application rated at or above two hundred forty thousand BTU per hour and below seven hundred sixty thousand BTU per hour (cooling capacity).
8.“Commercial pre-rinse spray valve” means a hand-held device designed to spray water on dishes, flatware and other food service items for the purpose of removing food residue prior to the placement of such items in a commercial automatic dishwasher.
9.(a) “Commercial refrigerator, freezer, and refrigerator-freezer” means refrigeration equipment that:
(i)is not a consumer product as defined by 42 USC 6291;
(ii)is not designed and marketed exclusively for medical, scientific, or research purposes;
(iii)operates at a chilled, frozen, combination chilled/frozen, or variable temperature;
(iv)displays or stores merchandise and other perishable materials either horizontally, semivertically, or vertically;
(v)has transparent or solid doors, sliding or hinged doors, a combination of hinged, sliding, transparent or solid doors;
(vi)is designed for pull-down temperature applications or holding temperature applications; and
(vii)is connected to a self-contained condensing unit.
(b)The term “pull-down temperature application” means a commercial refrigerator with doors that, when fully loaded with twelve ounce beverage cans at ninety degrees Fahrenheit, can cool these beverages to an average stable temperature of thirty-eight degrees Fahrenheit in twelve hours or less.
(c)The term “holding temperature application” means a use of commercial refrigeration equipment other than a pull-down temperature application, excluding a blast chiller or freezer.
(d)The term “self-contained condensing unit” means a factory-made assembly of refrigerating components designed to compress and liquefy a specific refrigerant that is an integral part of the refrigerated equipment and consists of one or more refrigerant compressors, refrigerant condensers, condenser fans and motors, and factory supplied accessories.
(e)The term “integrated average temperature” means the average temperature of all test package measurements taken during the test.
(f)The term ’AV’ means the adjusted volume (cubic feet) defined as 1.63 X frozen temperature compartment volume (cubic feet) + chilled temperature compartment volume (cubic feet) with compartment volumes measured in accordance with the association of home appliance manufacturers standard HRF1-1979.
(g)The term ’V’ means the chilled or frozen compartment volume (cubic feet) as defined in the association of home appliance manufacturers standard HRF1-1979.
10.“Compact audio product”, also known as a mini, mid, micro, or shelf audio system, means an integrated audio system encased in a single housing that includes an amplifier and radio tuner, attached or separable speakers, and can reproduce audio from one or more of the following media: magnetic tape, CD, DVD, or flash memory. “Compact audio product” does not include products that can be independently powered by internal batteries or that have a powered external satellite antenna, or that can provide a video output signal.
11.“Consumer audio and video product” means a mains-connected product that amplifies audio, offers optical, offers disc player functionality, and/or receives and plays audio and/or video content. Examples of consumer audio and video products include compact audio products, digital versatile disc players, digital versatile disc recorders, digital television adapters and streaming media players. Televisions are specifically excluded from consumer audio and video products.
12.“Digital television adapter” means a commercially available electronic product for which the sole purpose is the conversion of digital video terrestrial broadcast signals to analog NTSC video signals for use by a TV or VCR.
13.“Digital versatile disk (DVD)” means a laser-encoded plastic medium capable of storing a large amount of digital audio, video, and computer data.
14.“Digital versatile disc (DVD) player” means a commercially available electronic product encased in a single housing that includes an integral power supply and for which the sole purpose is the decoding of digitized video signals on a DVD.
15.“Digital versatile disc (DVD) recorder” means a commercially available electronic product encased in a single housing that includes an integral power supply and for which the sole purpose is the production or recording of digitized audio and video signals on a DVD. “DVD recorder” does not include models that have an EPG function.
16.“Digital video recorder (DVR)” means a device which can record video signals onto a hard disk drive or other device that can store the images digitally. “DVR” does not include models that have an EPG function.
17.“Electronic programming guide (EPG)” means an application that provides an interactive, onscreen menu of TV listings, and that downloads program information from the vertical blanking interval of a regular TV signal.
18.“Efficiency standard” means a standard that defines performance metrics and/or defines prescriptive design requirements associated with the regulated category of product in order to reduce energy consumption, reduce water consumption, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy consumption and/or increase demand flexibility. 18-a. “Greenhouse gas” means “greenhouse gas” as defined in subdivision seven of Environmental Conservation Law § 75-0101 (Definitions)section 75-0101 of the environmental conservation law. 18-b. “Demand flexibility” means the capability to schedule, shift, or curtail the electrical demand of a load-serving entity’s customer through direct action by the customer or through action by a third party, the load-serving entity, or a grid balancing authority, with the customer’s consent.
19.“High-intensity discharge lamp” means a lamp in which light is produced by the passage of an electric current through a vapor or gas, and in which the light-producing arc is stabilized by bulb wall temperature and the arc tube has a bulb wall loading in excess of three watts per square centimeter.
20.“Illuminated exit sign” means an internally-illuminated sign that is designed to be permanently fixed in place and used to identify an exit; a light source illuminates the sign or letters from within, and the background of the exit sign is not transparent.
21.“Incandescent reflector lamp” means a lamp which is not colored or designed for rough or vibration service applications, that has an inner reflective coating on the outer bulb to direct the light, an E26 medium screw base, and a rated voltage or voltage range that lies at least partially within one hundred fifteen to one hundred thirty volts, and that falls into one of the following categories:
(a)a bulged reflector or elliptical reflector bulb shape and which has a diameter which equals or exceeds 2.25 inches; or
(b)a reflector, parabolic aluminized reflector, or similar bulb shape and which has a diameter of 2.25 to 2.75 inches. 21-a. “Lamp” means an electrical appliance that includes a glass envelope and produces optical radiation for the purpose of visual illumination, designed to be installed into a light fixture by means of an integral lamp-holder or socket. 21-b. “Light fixture” means a product designed to provide light that includes at least one lamp-holder or socket and parts to distribute the light, to position or protect one or more lamps and to connect one or more lamps to a power supply. 21-c. “Duv” means a metric that quantifies the distance between the chromaticity of a given light source and a blackbody radiator of equal correlated color temperature (CCT) on a CIE 1976 (u, v) chromatic diagram demonstrating how different two light sources of the same color temperature appear. 21-d. “Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamp” means a lamp capable of producing light with Duv between -0.012 and 0.012, and that has an E12, E17, E26, or GU-24 base, including LED lamps that are designed for retrofit within existing recessed can housings that contain one of the preceding bases. LED lamp does not include a lamp with a brightness of more than two thousand six hundred lumens or a lamp that cannot produce light with a correlated color temperature between two thousand two hundred Kelvin and seven thousand Kelvin.
22.“Metal halide lamp” means a high intensity discharge lamp in which the major portion of the light is produced by radiation of metal halides and their products of dissociation, possibly in combination with metallic vapors.
23.“Metal halide lamp fixture” means a light fixture designed to be operated with a metal halide lamp and a ballast for a metal halide lamp.
24.“No load mode” means the condition in which the input of a power supply is connected to an AC source consistent with the power supply’s nameplate AC voltage, and the output is not connected to a product or any other load.
25.“Pedestrian traffic signal module” means an electrically operated traffic control device composed of one or more indications which is erected for the exclusive purpose of directing pedestrian traffic at signalized locations. It consists of a light source, lens, and all parts necessary for operation.
26.“Person” means any individual, trustee, agency, partnership, association, corporation, company, municipality, political subdivision, or other legal entity.
27.“Point of deployment (POD)” means a card which enables a TV to have secure conditional access to a cable or satellite system. 27-a. “Portable electric spa” means a factory-built electric spa or hot tub, which may or may not include any combination of integral controls, water heating or water circulating equipment. 27-b. “Portable light fixture” means a light fixture which has a flexible cord and an attachment plug for connection to a nominal one hundred twenty-volt, fifteen- or twenty-ampere branch circuit; which can be relocated by the user without any rewiring; which is typically controlled with a switch located on the light fixture itself or on the power cord; and which are intended for use in accordance with the national electrical code, ANSI/NFPA 70-2002. “Portable light fixture” does not include direct plug-in nightlights; sun and heat lamps; aquarium lamps; medical and dental lights; portable electric hand lamps; signs and commercial advertising displays; photographic lamps; germicidal lamps; illuminated vanity mirrors; lava lamps not providing general or task illumination; industrial work lights rated for use with a lamp providing greater than seven thousand lumens; portable lamp fixtures for marine use or for use in hazardous locations as defined in the national electrical code, ANSI/NFPA 70; or decorative lighting outfits or electric candles and candelabras without lampshades that are covered by the standard for safety of seasonal and holiday decorative products, UL 588.
28.“Power supply” means a single voltage external AC to DC or AC to AC power supply included with other retail products and single voltage external AC to DC or AC to AC power supply sold separately.
29.“President” means the president of the New York state energy research and development authority. 29-a. “Replacement dedicated-purpose pool pump motor” means an electric motor that:
(a)is single-phase or polyphase;
(b)has a dedicated purpose pool pump motor total horsepower of less than or equal to five horsepower;
(c)is marketed for use as a replacement motor in self-priming pool filter pump, non-self-priming pool filter pump or pressure cleaner booster pump applications; and
(d)excludes polyphase replacement dedicated-purpose pool pump motors capable of operating without a drive, and is sold or offered for sale without a drive that converts single-phase power to polyphase power.
30.“Secretary” means the secretary of state.
31.“Single-voltage external AC to DC or AC to AC power supply” means a device that:
(a)is designed to convert line voltage AC input into lower voltage DC or AC output;
(b)is able to convert to only one DC or AC output voltage at a time;
(c)is sold with, or intended to be used with, a separate end-use product that constitutes the primary load;
(d)is contained within a separate physical enclosure from the end-use product;
(e)is connected to the end-use product via a removable or hard-wired male/female electrical connection, cable, cord, or other wiring;
(f)does not have batteries or battery packs that physically attach directly (including those that are removable) to the power supply unit;
(g)does not have a battery chemistry or type selector switch and an indicator light; or does not have a battery chemistry or type selector switch and a state of charge meter;
(h)has a nameplate output power less than or equal to two hundred fifty watts.
32.“Standby-passive mode” means the condition in which a power supply or consumer audio and video product is connected to a power source, and does not fulfill its main function, and can be switched to active mode with the remote control unit or an internal signal.
33.“Television (TV)” means an analog or digital device primarily designed to receive and display terrestrial, satellite, cable, Internet Protocol TV (IPTV), or other broadcast or recorded transmissions of analog or digital video and audio signals. TVs include combination TVs, television monitors, component TVs, and any unit that is marketed to the consumer as a TV. “Television” does not include computer monitors.
34.“Torchiere lighting fixture” means a portable electric lighting fixture with a reflective bowl that is designed to direct light upward onto a ceiling so as to produce indirect illumination on the surfaces below.
35.“Unit heater” means a self-contained, vented fan-type commercial space heater that uses natural gas or propane, and that is designed to be installed without ducts within a heated space, except that such term does not include any products covered by federal standards established pursuant to 42 U.S. Code section 6291 and subsequent sections or any product that is a direct vent, forced flue heater with a sealed combustion burner.
36.“Vehicular traffic signal module” means an electrically operated standard 8-inch (200mm) or 12-inch (300mm) round traffic control device composed of one or more indications which is erected for the exclusive purpose of directing vehicular traffic at signalized locations. It consists of a light source, lens, and all parts necessary for operation. It communicates traffic control messages through red, amber and green colors.
37.“Video cassette recorder (VCR)” means a commercially available analog recording device that includes an integral power supply and which records television signals onto a tape medium for subsequent viewing.
38.The following definitions refer to air compressors:
(a)“Air compressor” means a compressor designed to compress air that has an inlet open to the atmosphere or other source of air, and is made up of a compression element (bare compressor), driver or drivers mechanical equipment to drive the compressor element, and any ancillary equipment.
(b)“Compressor” means a machine or apparatus that converts different types of energy into the potential energy of gas pressure for displacement and compression of gaseous media to any higher-pressure values above atmospheric pressure and has a pressure ratio at full-load operating pressure greater than 1.3.
39.The following definitions refer to air purifiers:
(a)“Air purifier”, also known as “room air cleaner”, means an electric, cord-connected, portable appliance with the primary function of removing particulate matter from the air and which can be moved from room to room.
(b)“Industrial air purifier” means an indoor air cleaning device manufactured, advertised, marketed, labeled, and used solely for industrial use that are marketed solely through industrial supply outlets or businesses and prominently labeled as “Solely for industrial use. Potential health hazard: emits ozone.” 40. “Commercial dishwasher” means a machine designed to clean and sanitize plates, pots, pans, glasses, cups, bowls, utensils, and trays by applying sprays of detergent solution (with or without blasting media granules) and a sanitizing rinse and is not a “compact dishwasher” or “standard dishwasher” (capacity less than eight place settings plus six serving pieces as specified in ANSI/AHAM DW-1 using the test load specified in section 2.7 of appendix C in subpart B of 10 CFR 430.2).
41.“Commercial fryer” means an appliance for non-residential use, including a cooking vessel, in which oil is placed to such a depth that the cooking food is essentially supported by displacement of the cooking fluid rather than by the bottom of the vessel. Heat is delivered to the cooking fluid by means of an immersed electric element of band-wrapped vessel (electric fryers) or by heat transfer from gas burners through either the walls of the fryer or through tubes passing through the cooking fluid (gas fryers). 41-a. “Commercial oven” means a chamber designed for heating, roasting, or baking food by conduction, convection, radiation, and/or electromagnetic energy.
42.“Commercial steam cooker” also known as “compartment steamer”, means a device for non-residential use with one or more food-steaming compartments in which the energy in the steam is transferred to the food by direct contact. Models may include countertop models, wall-mounted models, and floor models mounted on a stand, pedestal, or cabinet-style base. 42-a. “Commercial hot food holding cabinet” means a heated, fully enclosed compartment, with one or more solid or partial glass doors, that is designed to maintain the temperature of hot food that has been cooked in a separate appliance. “Commercial hot food holding cabinet” does not include heated glass merchandising cabinets, drawer warmers or cook-and-hold appliances.
43.“Computer” means a device that performs logical operations and processes data. A computer includes both stationary and portable units and includes a desktop computer, a portable all-in-one, a notebook computer, a mobile gaming system, a high-expandability computer, a small-scale server, a thin client, and a workstation. Although a computer is capable of using input devices and displays, such devices are not required to be included with the computer when the computer is shipped. A computer is composed of, at a minimum, (a) a central processing unit (CPU) to perform operations or, if no CPU is present, then the device must function as a client gateway to a server, and the server acts as a computational CPU;
(b)the ability to support user input devices such as a keyboard, mouse, or touch pad; and
(c)an integrated display screen or the ability to support an external display screen to output information. The term “computer” does not include a tablet, a game console, a television, a device with an integrated and primary display that has a screen size of twenty square inches or less, a server other than a small-scale server, or an industrial computer. 43-a. “Computer monitor” means an analog or digital device of size greater than or equal to seventeen inches and less than or equal to sixty-one inches, that has a pixel density of greater than five thousand pixels per square inch, and that is designed primarily for the display of computer-generated signals for viewing by one person in a desk-based environment. A computer monitor is composed of a display screen and associated electronics. A computer monitor does not include, (a) displays with integrated or replaceable batteries designed to support primary operation without AC mains or external DC power (e.g. electronic readers, mobile phones, portable tablets, battery-powered digital picture frames); or
(b)a television or signage display.
44.“General service lamp” shall include the following definitions:
(a)“Compact fluorescent lamp (CFL)” means an integrated or non-integrated single-base, low-pressure mercury, electric-discharge source in which a fluorescing coating transforms some of the ultraviolet energy generated by the mercury discharge into light; this term shall not include circline or U-shaped lamps.
(b)“General service incandescent lamp” means a standard incandescent or halogen type lamp that is intended for general service applications, has a medium screw base, has a lumen range of not less than three hundred ten lumens and not more than two thousand six hundred lumens, or in the case of a modified spectrum lamp, not less than two hundred thirty-two lumens and not more than one thousand nine hundred fifty lumens, and is capable of being operated at a voltage range at least partially within one hundred ten and one hundred thirty volts; provided, however, that this definition shall not apply to the following incandescent lamps:
(ii)Black light lamps;
(v)G shape lamps (as defined in ANSI C78.20 and C79.1-2002) with a diameter of five inches or more;
(vii)Left-hand thread lamps;
(ix)Marine signal service lamps;
(x)Mine service lamps;
(xi)Plant light lamps;
(xiii)Sign service lamps;
(xiv)Silver bowl lamps;
(xvi)Rough service lamps;
(xvii)Shatter-resistant lamps (including shatter-proof lamps and shatter-protected lamps);
(xviii)3-way incandescent lamps;
(xix)Vibration service lamps;
(xx)AB, BA, CA, F, G16-1/2, G-25, G30, S, or M-14 lamps (as defined in ANSI C79.1-2002 and ANSI C78.20) of forty watts or less;
(xxi)T shape lamps (as defined in ANSI C78.20 and ANSI C79.1-2002) and that uses not more than forty watts or has a length of more than ten inches; and
(xxii)Traffic signal lamps.
(c)“General service lamp” means a lamp that has an ANSI base, is able to operate at a voltage of twelve volts or twenty-four volts, at or between one hundred to one hundred thirty volts, at or between two hundred twenty to two hundred forty volts, or of two hundred seventy-seven volts for integrated lamps, or is able to operate at any voltage for non-integrated lamps, has an initial lumen output of greater than or equal to three hundred ten lumens (or two hundred thirty-two lumens for modified spectrum general service incandescent lamps) and less than or equal to three thousand three hundred lumens, is not a light fixture, is not an LED downlight retrofit kit, and is used in general lighting applications. General service lamps shall include, but not be limited to, general service incandescent lamps, incandescent reflector lamps, compact fluorescent lamps, general service light emitting diode lamps, and general service organic light emitting diode lamps. General service lamps shall not include:
(ii)Black light lamps;
(v)G shape lamps with a diameter of five inches or more as defined in ANSI C79.1-2002;
(vi)General service fluorescent lamps;
(vii)High intensity discharge lamps;
(ix)J, JC, JCD, JCS, JCV, JCX, JD, JS, and JT shape lamps that do not have Edison screw bases;
(x)Lamps that have a wedge base or prefocus base;
(xi)Left-hand thread lamps;
(xiii)Marine signal service lamps;
(xiv)Mine service lamps;
(xv)MR shape lamps that have a first number symbol equal to sixteen (diameter equal to two inches) as defined in ANSI C79.1-2002, operate at twelve volts and have a lumen output greater than or equal to 800;
(xvi)Other fluorescent lamps;
(xvii)Plant light lamps;
(xviii)R20 short lamps;
(xix)Reflector lamps that have a first number symbol less than sixteen (diameter less than two inches) as defined in ANSI C79.1-2002 and that do not have E26/E24, E26d, E26/50x39, E26/53x39, E29/28, E29/53x39, E39, E39d, EP39, or EX39 bases;
(xx)S shape or G shape lamps that have a first number symbol less than or equal to 12.5 (diameter less than or equal to 1.5625 inches) as defined in ANSI C79.1-2002;
(xxi)Sign service lamps;
(xxii)Silver bowl lamps;
(xxiv)Specialty MR lamps;
(xxv)T shape lamps that have a first number symbol less than or equal to 8 (diameter less than or equal to one inch) as defined in ANSI C79.1-2002, nominal overall length less than twelve inches, and that are not compact fluorescent lamps; and
(xxvi)Traffic signal lamps.
(d)“General service light-emitting diode (LED) lamp” means an integrated or non-integrated LED lamp designed for use in general lighting applications and that uses light-emitting diodes as the primary source of light.
(e)“General service organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lamp” means a thin-film light-emitting device that typically consists of a series of organic layers between two electrical contacts (electrodes).
(f)“Incandescent reflector lamp” or “reflector lamp” means any lamp in which light is produced by a filament heated to incandescence by an electric current, which: contains an inner reflective coating on the outer bulb to direct the light; is not colored; is not designed for rough or vibration service applications; is not an R20 short lamp; has an R, PAR, ER, BR, BPAR, or similar bulb shapes with an E26 medium screw base; has a rated voltage or voltage range that lies at least partially in the range of one hundred fifteen and one hundred thirty volts; has a diameter that exceeds 2.25 inches; and has a rated wattage that is forty watts or higher.
45.“Federally exempt fluorescent lamp” means any linear lamps excluded from the definition of general service fluorescent lamps in 10 CFR 430.32(n). Federally exempt fluorescent lamps include high-CRI linear fluorescent lamps, impact-resistant linear fluorescent lamps, cold-temperature linear fluorescent lamps, and less than four-foot linear fluorescent lamps.
46.The following definitions refer to portable air conditioners:
(a)“Portable air conditioner” means a portable encased assembly, other than a packaged terminal air conditioner, room air conditioner, or dehumidifier, that delivers cooled, conditioned air to an enclosed space, and is powered by single-phase electric current. Such portable air conditioner includes a source of refrigeration and may include additional means for air circulation and heating and may be a single-duct or a dual-duct portable air conditioner.
(b)“Single-duct portable air conditioner” means a portable air conditioner that draws all of the condenser inlet air from the conditioned space without the means of a duct and discharges the condenser outlet air outside the conditioned space through a single-duct attached to an adjustable window bracket.
(c)“Dual-duct portable air conditioner” means a portable air conditioner that draws some or all of the condenser inlet air from outside the conditioned space through a duct attached to an adjustable window bracket, may draw additional condenser inlet air from the conditioned space, and discharges the condenser outlet air outside the conditioned space by means of a separate duct attached to an adjustable window bracket. 46-a. “Residential ventilating fan” means a fan with the purpose to actively supply air to or remove air from the inside of a residence. This includes ceiling and wall-mounted fans or remotely mounted in-line fans designed to be used in a bathroom or utility room, supply fans designed to provide air to indoor space and kitchen range hoods. Supply fans may also be designed to filter incoming air.
47.“Telephone” means an electronic product whose primary purpose is to transmit and receive sound over a distance using a voice or data network.
48.The following definitions refer to faucets and showerheads:
(a)“Faucet” means a lavatory faucet, kitchen faucet, metering faucet, public lavatory faucet, or replacement aerator for a lavatory, public lavatory or kitchen faucet.
(b)“Public lavatory faucet” means a fitting intended to be installed in nonresidential bathrooms that are exposed to walk-in traffic.
(c)“Metering faucet” means a faucet that, when turned on, will gradually shut itself off over a period of several seconds.
(d)“Replacement aerator” means an aerator sold as a replacement, separate from the faucet to which it is intended to be attached.
(e)“Showerhead” means a device through which water is discharged for a shower bath and includes a hand-held showerhead but does not include a safety shower showerhead.
(f)“Hand-held showerhead” means a showerhead that can be held or fixed in place for the purpose of spraying water onto a bather and that is connected to a flexible hose.
49.The following definitions refer to urinals and water closets:
(a)“Plumbing fixture” means an exchangeable device, which connects to a plumbing system to deliver and drain away water and waste.
(b)“Urinal” means a plumbing fixture that receives only liquid body waste and, conveys the waste through a trap into a drainage system.
(c)“Water closet” means a plumbing fixture having a water-containing receptor that receives liquid and solid body waste through an exposed integral trap into a drainage system.
(d)“Dual-flush effective flush volume” means the average flush volume of two reduced flushes and one full flush.
(e)“Dual-flush water closet” means a water closet incorporating a feature that allows the user to flush the water closet with either a reduced or a full volume of water.
(f)“Trough-type urinal” means a urinal designed for simultaneous use by two or more persons.
50.The following definitions refer to spray sprinkler bodies:
(a)“Pressure regulator” means a device that maintains constant operating pressure immediately downstream from the device, given higher pressure upstream.
(b)“Spray sprinkler body” means the exterior case or shell of a sprinkler incorporating a means of connection to the piping system designed to convey water to a nozzle or orifice.
51.“Uninterruptable power supply” means a battery charger consisting of a combination of convertors, switches and energy storage devices (such as batteries), constituting a power system for maintaining continuity of load power in case of input power failure.
52.“Commercial battery charger system (BCS)” or “state-regulated BCS” means a battery charger coupled with its batteries or battery chargers coupled with their batteries, which together are referred to as state-regulated battery charger systems. This term covers all rechargeable batteries or devices incorporating a rechargeable battery and the chargers used with them. Battery charger systems include, but are not limited to:
(a)electronic devices with a battery that are normally charged from AC line voltage or DC input voltage through an internal or external power supply and a dedicated battery charger;
(b)the battery and battery charger components of devices that are designed to run on battery power during part or all of their operations;
(c)dedicated battery systems primarily designed for electrical or emergency backup; and
(d)devices whose primary function is to charge batteries, along with the batteries they are designed to charge. These units include chargers for power tool batteries and chargers for automotive, AA, AAA, C, D, or 9V rechargeable batteries, as well as chargers for batteries used in larger industrial motive equipment and a la carte chargers. The charging circuitry of battery charger systems may or may not be located within the housing of the end-use device itself. In many cases, the battery may be charged with a dedicated external charger and power supply combination that is separate from the device that runs on power from the battery. State-regulated battery charger systems do not include federally regulated battery chargers that are covered under standards in 10 C.F.R. section 430.32(z).
53.“Gas fireplace” means a decorative gas fireplace or a heating gas fireplace.
(a)“Decorative gas fireplace” means a vented fireplace, including appliances that are freestanding, recessed, zero clearance, or a gas fireplace insert, that is fueled by natural gas or propane, is marked for decorative use only, and is not equipped with a thermostat or intended for use as a heater.
(b)“Heating gas fireplace” means a vented fireplace, including appliances that are freestanding, recessed, zero clearance, or a gas fireplace insert, that is fueled by natural gas or propane and is not a decorative fireplace.
54.“Manufactured home” has the meaning ascribed to that term by subdivision seven of Executive Law § 601 (Definitions)section six hundred one of the executive law.
55.“Recreational vehicle” means a van or utility vehicle used for recreational purposes.
56.“Uniform code” means the New York state uniform fire prevention and building code adopted pursuant to article eighteen of the executive law.
57.“Energy code” means the New York state energy conservation construction code adopted pursuant to article 11 (State Energy Conservation Construction Code Act)article eleven of this chapter.
58.“Electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)” means equipment that supplies electricity in an appropriate form to storage devices, including batteries and super capacitors, that are part of electric vehicles. Such term shall include equipment that performs this function and equipment that is embedded in electric vehicles.
59.“Electric vehicle” means an on-road vehicle that draws electricity for propulsion from a traction battery with a least five kilowatt-hours (kWh) of capacity, and uses an external source of energy to recharge the battery. Such term shall include a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) with a second source of energy for propulsion, and a battery electric vehicle (BEV), which is powered solely by externally supplied electricity stored on-board such electric vehicle.
60.“Commercial clothes dryer” means a clothes dryer designed to dry fabrics in a tumble-type drum with forced air circulation and is designed for use in:
(a)Applications in which the occupants of more than one household will be using the clothes dryer, including multi-family housing common areas and coin laundries; or
(b)Other commercial applications.
61.“Commercial and industrial fans and blowers” means a rotary-bladed machine used to convert power to air power, with a brake horsepower greater than or equal to either one kilowatt or one horsepower, and an air horsepower less than or equal to one hundred fifty, and used for commercial and industrial purposes.
62.“Imaging equipment” means copiers, printers, scanners, fax machines, and multifunction devices used both in homes and businesses.
63.“Landscape irrigation controller” means a device intended to remotely control valves to operate an irrigation system for landscapes, which may consist of grass, shrubs, trees and/or other vegetation. This term shall not include devices that are typically sold separately and used primarily for other purposes, such as a network router, and may be used incidentally for a landscape irrigation controller. This term shall not include battery powered hose-end timers or devices used primarily in agricultural applications.
64.“Outdoor lighting” means electrical lighting used to illuminate outdoor areas, including parking lots, streetlights, highways and area luminaires.
65.“Plug-in luminous signs” means a self-contained, luminous sign unit that plugs into 120V AC building mains power and is intended for indoor use only. Signs may be intended for use in commercial outlets in business establishments or in residences.
66.“Small network equipment” means a device whose primary function is to pass internet protocol (IP) traffic among various network interfaces or ports intended for use in residential and small business settings.
67.“Tub spout diverters” means the following definitions:
(a)A bath and shower diverter whose diverter mechanism is located in the tub spout; and/or (b) Bath and shower diverter means a device used to direct the flow of water either toward a tub spout or toward a secondary outlet intended for showering purposes, including a showerhead or body spray.
Section 16-102 — Definitions,
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/ENG/16-102 (updated Jan. 6, 2023; accessed Dec. 9, 2023).