Today, the Department of Energy formally closed its investigation into whether sales to recipients of the Department's Energy Efficiency Community Block Grants by two California companies, US Lighting Tech and American Induction Technologies, Inc., complied with the Buy American provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
As part of its investigation, the Department engaged a lighting industry expert who reviewed data submitted by the two companies and made site visits to inspect the companies' manufacturing processes. The Department has concluded that the sales were consistent with ARRA's Buy American requirements. Although this investigation has been closed, the Department takes seriously any and all allegations of non-compliance with the Buy America Act and the Buy American provisions of ARRA.
Anyone with information suggesting that recipients of Department grants are not in compliance with these obligations is requested to provide that information to the Department at Buy American Resources.