If left unchallenged, the CEC's regulations would require manufacturers of federally covered products to comply with California specific information filing, marking, and certification requirements. If a manufacturer did not comply with these requirements, its products could not be sold or installed in California even though the products complied with all federal requirements.
Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), along with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), have filed for a stay of the 9th Circuit's decision pending the filing for review of the 9th Circuit's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.
If a stay should be granted, the District Court's injunction will remain in place until the Supreme Court reaches a final decision.
Publication date: 08/01/2005