This is an addendum to the decision Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS)- Minimum Energy Performance Standards for Air Conditioners: 2011, and must be read in conjunction with that document that was published in December 2010.
This Addendum updates the decision RIS for Air Conditioner MEPS scheduled for October 2011 that was issued by the Equipment Energy Efficiency Committee under the auspices of the Ministerial Council on Energy in December 2010. This Addendum now forms part of the published document.
In setting the context for this addendum it must be acknowledged that some members of the air conditioning industry expressed concern regarding both the process leading up to - and the contents of the decision Regulatory Impact Statement - Minimum Energy Performance Standards for Air Conditioners: 2011 published in December 2010.
It is in this context that additional consultation has been undertaken with industry and regulators and this addendum to the RIS takes account of the concerns raised and includes changes to the recommendations as a consequence.