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Public Utilities Code - PUC

DIVISION 1. REGULATION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES [201 - 3297]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

PART 1. PUBLIC UTILITIES ACT [201 - 2120]

  ( Part 1 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

CHAPTER 8.7. School Energy Efficiency Stimulus Program [1600 - 1640]

  ( Chapter 8.7 added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 372, Sec. 5. )

ARTICLE 4. School Noncompliant Plumbing Fixture and Appliance Program [1630 - 1633]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 372, Sec. 5. )

1630.
  

For purposes of this article, the following terms have the following meanings:

(a) “Noncompliant appliance” means all of the following:

(1) Any commercial dishwasher that was manufactured prior to January 1, 2010, that does not meet the efficiency requirement of the Energy Star Product Specification for Commercial Dishwashers, Version 1.1.

(2) Any automatic commercial ice maker that was manufactured prior to January 1, 2010, that does not meet the efficiency requirement of the Energy Star Product Specification for Automatic Commercial Ice Makers, Version 1.0.

(3) Any commercial clothes washer that was manufactured prior to January 1, 2010, that does not meet the efficiency requirement of the Energy Star Product Specification for Clothes Washers, Version 5.0.

(b) “Noncompliant plumbing fixtures” and “water-conserving plumbing fixtures” have the same meanings set forth in Section 1101.3 of the Civil Code.

(c) “Water-conserving appliance” means any of the following:

(1) A commercial dishwasher that meets the criteria of the Energy Star Product Specification for Commercial Dishwashers, Version 2.0, or any revision to those criteria published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency that is adopted by the Energy Commission for the program.

(2) An automatic commercial ice maker that meets the criteria of the Energy Star Product Specification for Automatic Commercial Ice Makers, Version 3.0, or any revision to those criteria published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency that is adopted by the Energy Commission for the program.

(3) Any commercial clothes washer that meets the criteria of the Energy Star Product Specification for Clothes Washers, Version 8.0, or any revision to those criteria published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency that is adopted by the Energy Commission for the program.

(Added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 372, Sec. 5. (AB 841) Effective January 1, 2021. Repealed as of January 1, 2027, pursuant to Section 1640.)

1631.
  

The Energy Commission, in collaboration with each utility, shall develop and administer the School Noncompliant Plumbing Fixture and Appliance Program to provide grants to state agencies and local educational agencies to replace noncompliant plumbing fixtures and appliances that fail to meet water efficiency standards and waste potable water and the energy used to convey that water, with water-conserving plumbing fixtures and appliances.

(Added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 372, Sec. 5. (AB 841) Effective January 1, 2021. Repealed as of January 1, 2027, pursuant to Section 1640.)

1632.
  

On or before April 1, 2021, the Energy Commission shall issue a notice to local educational agencies of the availability of grants under the School Noncompliant Plumbing Fixture and Appliance Program and to invite local educational agencies to submit applications.

(Added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 372, Sec. 5. (AB 841) Effective January 1, 2021. Repealed as of January 1, 2027, pursuant to Section 1640.)

1633.
  

(a) The Energy Commission shall award a grant pursuant to this article if an applicant submits documents showing the existence of noncompliant plumbing fixtures or appliances in the buildings for which the grant funding will be used and a cost estimate that is verified by a contractor for the replacement of the noncompliant plumbing fixtures and appliances with water-conserving plumbing fixtures and water-conserving appliances, and the applicant meets other requirements determined by the Energy Commission to be appropriate to achieve the purposes of this article.

(b) As a condition of the grant, an applicant receiving a grant shall ensure that all construction work funded, in whole or in part, by the grants are performed by a skilled and trained workforce.

(c) The Energy Commission is authorized to provide technical assistance or award grants pursuant to the School Noncompliant Plumbing Fixture and Appliance Program to assist local educational agencies in identifying noncompliant plumbing fixtures and noncompliant appliances eligible for replacement pursuant to this article.

(Added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 372, Sec. 5. (AB 841) Effective January 1, 2021. Repealed as of January 1, 2027, pursuant to Section 1640.)

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