DOE ordered Ningbo Hicon International Industry Company, Ltd. to pay a $1,912,714 civil penalty after finding Hicon had manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. 115,126 units of basic model BD-200, a noncompliant freezer.
On Thursday, August 29, 2013, Julian Francis, VP & Managing Director Residential Insulation, Frank O’Brien Bernini, VP & Chief Sustainability Officer, Paul Smith, VP Building Materials Group Marketing, John Libonati, VP Government and Public Affairs, and I met with David Lee, Jeremy Williams, and Mark Lessans of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office.
DOE ordered Hudson Reed, Ltd. to pay a $3,000 civil penalty after finding Hudson Reed had manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. 18 units of basic model HEAD16, a noncompliant showerhead.
DOE ordered Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. to pay a $7,264 civil penalty after finding Universal had manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. 454 units of model B140R277HP, a noncompliant fluorescent lamp ballast.
The September 10, 2013, meeting between the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) served as a first meeting between the GAO and DOE/NNSA program staff related to an upcoming GAO audit on Part 810 regulations.
DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. finding that fluorescent lamp ballast model B140R277HP does not comport with the energy conservation standards.
DOE ordered Leotek Electronics USA Corp. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Leotek had failed to certify that certain models of traffic signal modules and pedestrian modules comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.
DOE ordered Excellence Opto, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Excellence Opto had failed to certify that certain models of traffic signal modules and pedestrian modules comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.
The presentation delivered at the 2013 Export Control Coordinators Organization Training addressed changes that were made to the September 2011 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) to update regulations relating to Assistance to Foreign Atomic Energy Activities and the July 2013 Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNOPR) (RIN 1994–AA02).