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March 3, 2014
Ex Parte Communication Memorandum

On Monday March 3, 2014, a group of energy efficiency advocates had a conference call with representatives of the Department of Energy to discuss the  standards for walk-in coolers.

February 27, 2014
Advance Patent Waiver W(A)2013-031

This is a request by WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY for a DOE waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights under agreement DE-NE0000566.

February 12, 2014
Emerson: Order (2014-CE-54001)

DOE ordered Emerson Electric Co. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Emerson had failed to certify that certain models of metal halide lamp fixtures comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

January 23, 2014
Advance Patent Waiver W(A)2013-022

This is a request by 3M COMPANY for a DOE waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights under agreement DE-EE0005795.

January 13, 2014
Perlick: Noncompliance Determination (2013-SE-14002)

DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Perlick Corporation finding that refrigerator basic model HP48RR does not comport with the energy conservation standards.

January 9, 2014
DETERMINATION OF EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER THE BAYH-DOLE ACT FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY, RENEWABLE ENERGY, AND ADVANCED ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES

Under the Bayh-Dole Act, 35 U.S.C. §§ 200-12 ("Bayh-Dole"), Federal agencies may determine that "exceptional circumstances" exist such that a modification in the patent rights disposition provided under the Act would better promote its objectives.

January 8, 2014
Emerson: Proposed Penalty (2014-CE-54001)

DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Emerson Electric Co. failed to certify a variety of metal halide lamp fixtures as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

January 6, 2014
Topaz: Order (2014-CE-35005)

DOE ordered Topaz Lighting Corp. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Topaz had failed to certify that certain basic models of medium base compact fluorescent lamps, general service fluorescent lamps, and illuminated exit signs comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

December 20, 2013
AeroSys: Order (2011-SCE-1624)

DOE ordered AeroSys, Inc. (AeroSys) to pay a $100,000 civil penalty after finding AeroSys had (1) failed to certify that certain models of space-constrained central air conditioners and air conditioning heat pumps comply with the applicable energy conservation standards; and (2) manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. units of noncompliant models of space-constrained central air conditioners and air conditioning heat pumps.

December 12, 2013
Communication re NEMA

On December 12, 2013, Dan Cohen, Ami Grace-Tardy and Michael Kido (all of DOE, Office of the General Counsel) contacted Clark Silcox (NEMA’s general counsel)