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H.R.6578

HR 6578 IH

112th CONGRESS

 

2d Session

 

H. R. 6578

 

To exempt decorative hearth products from energy efficiency regulation under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

OCTOBER 23, 2012

 

Mrs. MCMORRIS RODGERS (for herself, Mr. KLINE, and Ms. LINDA T. SANCHEZ of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

 

To exempt decorative hearth products from energy efficiency regulation under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. DECORATIVE HEARTH PRODUCTS.

Section 321 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6291) is amended by inserting at the end the following:

‘(67) DECORATIVE HEARTH PRODUCTS- (A) The term ‘decorative hearth product’ means a vented gas fireplace, stove, gas fireplace insert, or gas log set that–

‘(i) is not certified to the ANSI Z21.88 standard and, in the case of vented gas fireplaces, stoves, and gas fireplace inserts, is certified to the ANSI Z21.50 standard; and

‘(ii) is sold without a thermostat and with a warranty provision expressly voiding all manufacturer warranties in the event the product is used with a thermostat.

‘(B) A vented gas fireplace, stove, gas fireplace insert, or gas log set that is not a decorative hearth product as defined in subparagraph (A) shall be treated as direct heating equipment for purposes of this part.

‘(C) Decorative hearth products shall not be considered direct heating equipment and may not be classified as covered products under this part.’.

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