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DOE Successfully Resolves Three Enforcement Cases and Files Yet Another

September 29, 2010 - 5:24pm


The Department has resolved three more of the 27 certification enforcement cases initiated three weeks ago and issued one additional penalty notice to Nordyne, LLC for failure to certify certain air conditioner and heat pump products.  These actions reflect the Department's continued aggressive efforts to enforce the Department’s certification requirement – which helps to ensure that appliance, plumbing, and lighting products meet the energy and water efficiency levels required by law. 

The three companies – Daewoo International Inc., Amerisink Inc., and Stiebel Eltron, Inc.– have each agreed to pay $5,000 in penalties and to certify all of their basic models within 60 days.  With these three cases settled, the Department has now successfully resolved 11 of the 27 cases announced earlier this month.  The three new compromise agreements are available here.

The Department has also issued a new Notice of Proposed Penalty to Nordyne, LLC, which does business as Garrison Heating and Cooling Products, for selling central air conditioners and central air conditioning heat pumps in the United States without certifying their compliance with the applicable energy efficiency standard.  The Notice proposes a penalty of $333,367, though that amount may be reduced if the company quickly comes into compliance with the certification requirement.