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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE II EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS
    OF THE COMMONWEALTH
  • CHAPTER 25B MASSACHUSETTS APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY STANDARDS ACT
  • Section 3 Application of chapter

Section 3. The provisions of this chapter shall apply to the testing, certification and enforcement of efficiency standards for lamps and the following types of new appliances sold, offered for sale or installed in the commonwealth:

(a) refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers and freezers which can be operated by alternating current electricity, excluding the following types: those designed to be used without doors; those which do not include a compressor and a condensor unit as an integral part of the cabinet assembly; refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers with total refrigerated volume exceeding thirty-nine cubic feet; top mounted refrigerator-freezers with total refrigerated volume less than sixteen and six-tenths cubic feet; and freezers with total refrigerated volume exceeding thirty cubic feet.

(b) storage type electric, gas and oil water heaters.

(c) fluorescent ballasts for F40T12 and F96T12 lamps.

(d) luminaires with fluorescent ballasts for F40T12 and F96T12 lamps.

(e) showerheads.

(f) medium voltage dry-type distribution transformers.

(g) metal halide lamp fixtures.

(h) residential furnaces or boilers.

(i) single-voltage external AC to DC power supplies.

(j) state-regulated incandescent reflector lamps.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to: new appliances or lamps manufactured in the commonwealth and sold outside the commonwealth; new appliances or lamps manufactured outside the commonwealth and sold at wholesale inside the commonwealth for final retail sale and installation outside the commonwealth; appliances or lamps installed in manufactured homes at the time of construction; or appliances or lamps designed expressly for installation and use in recreational vehicles.