N-1.01 - Act respecting energy efficiency and energy conservation standards for certain electrical or hydrocarbon-fuelled appliances

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chapter N-1.01
Act respecting energy efficiency and energy conservation standards for certain electrical or hydrocarbon-fuelled appliances
ENERGY EFFICIENCY CONSERVATION STANDARDSJune 13 2011July 1 2011
This Act was formerly entitled: "Act respecting energy efficiency and innovation". The title of the Act was replaced by section 1 of chapter 35 of the statutes of 2016.
CHAPTER I
ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION STANDARDS FOR CERTAIN APPLIANCES
2011, c. 16, sch. II, c. I; 2016, c. 35, s. 1.
DIVISION I
Repealed, 2016, c. 35, s. 1.
2011, c. 16, sch. II, Div. I; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
1. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 1; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
2. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 2; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
3. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 3; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
DIVISION II
Repealed, 2016, c. 35, s. 1.
2011, c. 16, sch. II, Div. II; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
4. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 4; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
5. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 5; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
6. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 6; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
7. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 7; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
8. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 8; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
9. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 9; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
10. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 10; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
11. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 11; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
12. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 12; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
13. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 13; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
14. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 14; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
15. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 15; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
16. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 16; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
17. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 17; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
18. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 18; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
19. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 19; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
DIVISION III
Heading repealed, 2016, c. 35, s. 1.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, Div. III; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
20. In this Act, the term appliance means any new household, commercial, industrial or institutional electrical or hydrocarbon-fuelled appliance.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 20.
21. The Government may, by regulation, set energy efficiency and energy conservation standards for the appliances or categories of appliances it determines.
These standards may include manufacturing and assembly standards.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 21.
22. The Government may regulate the labelling of appliances, particularly as to the form, content, size, colour, manner of affixing and position of the labels and special stamps appliances must bear, and the materials of which such labels and stamps must be made.
It may also determine the information that must appear on appliance packaging.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 22.
23. A regulation may make mandatory the energy efficiency, energy conservation or labelling standards set by a certifying or standards body. It may also prescribe energy efficiency testing procedures for appliances and require that appliances be approved or certified by such a body.
The regulation may provide that references to other texts include any subsequent amendments to those texts.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 23.
24. The Minister may, by way of exception, permit a manufacturer to apply energy efficiency or energy conservation standards different from those set by regulation, for a period of not more than five years and on the conditions determined by the Minister, to appliances or categories of appliances incorporating innovative technology, if it is demonstrated that the resulting energy consumption is equal to or lower than that permitted by regulation.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 24.
25. No person may manufacture, offer, sell or lease an appliance or otherwise dispose of it by gratuitous or onerous title by way of a commercial transaction if the appliance does not conform to the applicable energy efficiency and energy conservation standards.
This section does not apply to appliances marketed exclusively for use outside Québec.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 25.
26. The Government may, by regulation, require a manufacturer, vendor, renter or lessor of appliances to keep a register in prescribed form containing information pertaining to the carrying out of this Act.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 26.
CHAPTER II
INSPECTION
27. The Minister may, in writing, designate personnel members of the department to act as inspectors.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 27.
28. An inspector may, for the purposes of this Act,
(1)  enter at any reasonable hour the establishment or the property of an energy distributor or any place where an appliance is manufactured, warehoused or offered for sale or lease;
(2)  examine any appliance, subject it to testing to see if it complies to this Act, take it to another place, if necessary, and return it as soon as possible once testing has been completed;
(3)  examine and make copies of books, records, accounts, files and other documents;
(4)  require that information be given and documents be produced; and
(5)  require to be accompanied by the person or persons of the inspector’s choice.
Any person who has the care, possession or control of books, registers, accounts, records or other documents must make them available to the inspector on request and facilitate their examination. The owner or person in charge of the premises referred to in subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph, or any person present on the premises, is required to assist the inspector in carrying out the inspection.
The inspector and any person accompanying the inspector must, if so requested, produce identification and proof of appointment.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 28.
29. Neither an inspector nor a person accompanying an inspector may be prosecuted by reason of an official act performed in good faith in the exercise of their functions.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 29.
30. No person may hinder the work of an inspector or a person accompanying an inspector in the exercise of their functions.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 30.
31. No person may refuse to provide information or documents required under this Act, or make, concur in or authorize a false or misleading statement in the course of an inspection.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 31.
32. If an inspector notes the absence of a prescribed label or the non-conformity of an appliance with energy efficiency or energy conservation standards, the inspector may affix a special stamp prescribed by regulation to the appliance, indicating that it cannot be marketed. The appliance cannot be marketed until the inspector acknowledges that it conforms to the prescribed standards and removes the stamp.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 32.
CHAPTER III
PENAL PROVISIONS
33. A person who contravenes section 30 or 31 is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of $1,000 to $2,000.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 33; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
34. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 34; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
35. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 35; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
36. A manufacturer who contravenes a standard authorized by the Minister under section 24 is liable to a fine of $500 to $10,000 in the case of a natural person and $1,000 to $20,000 in the case of a legal person.
A person who contravenes section 25 is liable to the same penalty.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 36.
37. A manufacturer, vendor, renter or lessor who fails to keep a register as prescribed by a regulation made under section 26 is liable to the fine set out in section 36.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 37.
38. A person who offers, sells or leases an appliance or otherwise disposes of an appliance by gratuitous or onerous title by way of a commercial transaction without the prescribed label or with a label which does not conform to applicable labelling standards is liable to a fine of $500 to $10,000 in the case of a natural person and $1,000 to $20,000 in the case of a legal person.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 38.
39. A person who removes or alters a label affixed to an appliance pursuant to this Act or removes a special stamp affixed to an appliance by an inspector is liable to a fine of $1,000 to $5,000 in the case of a natural person and $1,500 to $10,000 in the case of a legal person.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 39.
40. For a second or subsequent offence, the fines provided for in sections 33 to 39 are doubled.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 40.
CHAPTER IV
AMENDING AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
41. (Omitted).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 41.
42. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 42; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
43. (Omitted).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 43.
44. (Amendment integrated into c. M-25.2, s. 12).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 44.
45. (Amendment integrated into c. P-32, s. 15).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 45.
46. (Amendment integrated into c. R-6.01, s. 25).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 46.
47. (Amendment integrated into c. R-6.01, s. 31).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 47.
48. (Amendment integrated into c. R-6.01, s. 32.1).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 48.
49. (Amendment integrated into c. R-6.01, s. 36).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 49.
50. (Amendment integrated into c. R-6.01, s. 49).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 50.
51. (Omitted).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 51.
52. (Amendment integrated into c. R-6.01, s. 102).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 52.
53. (Amendment integrated into c. R-6.01, s. 112).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II. s. 53.
54. (Amendment integrated into c. R-6.01, s. 114).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 54.
55. (Amendment integrated into c. R-6.01, s. 116).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 55.
56. (Amendment integrated into c. R-6.01, s. 117).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 56.
57. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 57; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
58. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 58; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
59. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 59; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
60. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 60; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
61. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 61; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
62. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 62; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
63. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 63; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
64. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 64; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
65. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 65; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
66. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 66; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
67. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 67; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
68. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 68; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
69. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 69; I.N. 2016-01-01 (NCCP); 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
70. (Repealed).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 70; 2016, c. 352016, c. 35, s. 1.
CHAPTER V
FINAL PROVISIONS
71. This Act is binding on the Government and its departments and bodies.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 71.
72. The Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife is responsible for the administration of this Act.
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 72.
73. (Omitted).
2011, c. 16, Sch. II, s. 73.