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Compliance Certification Enforcement

DOE enforces the energy and water conservation regulations established by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Appliance Standards Program to ensure that residential, commercial and industrial equipment deliver the energy and cost savings required by law.  To ensure that all covered products comply with the energy and water conservation standards, the enforcement office reviews manufacturers’ compliance with certification requirements.  Products covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended, are required annually to ‘‘certify by means of a certification report that each basic model(s) meets the applicable energy conservation standard.”  This program ensures that manufacturers provide the government with information demonstrating compliance with United States law. 

Certification Case Documents Available for Download

  • December 20, 2013

    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 6, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Topaz Lighting Corp. failed to certify a variety of basic models of medium base compact fluorescent lamps, general service fluorescent lamps, and illuminated exit signs as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • November 15, 2013

    DOE ordered Sylvane, Inc. to pay a $4,000 civil penalty after finding Sylvane had failed to certify that certain models of dehumidifiers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • November 7, 2013

    DOE ordered P.Q.L., Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding PQL had failed to certify that various basic models of medium base compact fluorescent lamps, general service fluorescent lamps, fluorescent lamp ballasts, and illuminated exit signs comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • October 16, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Sylvane, Inc. failed to certify at least two dehumidifier basic models as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • October 8, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that P.Q.L., Inc. failed to certify various basic models of medium base compact fluorescent lamps, general service fluorescent lamps, fluorescent lamp ballasts, and illuminated exit signs as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • September 30, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty (NPCP) that AeroSys, Inc. failed to certify various basic models of space-constrained central air conditioners and air conditioning heat pumps as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards. DOE also alleged in the NPCP that AeroSys, Inc. manufactured and distributed in the U.S. noncompliant basic models of space-constrained central air conditioners and air conditioning heat pumps.

  • September 3, 2013

    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.

  • September 3, 2013

    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.

  • August 8, 2013

    DOE ordered Dialight Corporation to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Dialight had failed to certify that certain models of traffic signal modules and pedestrian modules comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 6, 2013

    DOE ordered HKC-US, LLC to pay a $6,500 civil penalty after finding HKC-US had failed to certify that one basic model of ceiling fan light kit complies with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 6, 2013

    DOE ordered Trastar Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Trastar had failed to certify that certain basic models of traffic signal modules and pedestrian modules comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 5, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Excellence Opto, Inc. failed to certify a variety of traffic signal modules and pedestrian modules as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • July 30, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Leotek Electronics USA Corp. failed to certify a variety of traffic signal modules and pedestrian modules as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • July 30, 2013

    DOE ordered Royal Pacific, Ltd. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Royal Pacific had failed to certify that various basic models of medium base compact fluorescent lamps, ceiling fans, ceiling fan light kits, and illuminated exit signs comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • July 24, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Dialight Corporation failed to certify a variety of traffic signal modules and pedestrian modules as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • July 23, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Trastar Inc. failed to certify a variety of basic models of traffic signal modules and pedestrian models as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • July 15, 2013

    DOE ordered Act One Communications, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Act One had failed to certify that certain basic models of traffic signal modules and pedestrian modules comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • July 11, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that HKC-US, LLC failed to certify a ceiling fan light kit as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • July 5, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Royal Pacific, Ltd. failed to certify ceiling fans, ceiling fan light kits, medium base compact fluorescent lamps, and illuminated exit signs as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • June 7, 2013

    DOE ordered Neptun Light, Inc. to pay a $13,000 civil penalty after finding Neptun Light had failed to certify that certain models of medium base compact fluorescent lamps comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • June 7, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Act One Communications, Inc. failed to certify a variety of traffic signal modules and pedestrian modules as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 30, 2013

    DOE ordered Golden Cooler to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Golden Cooler had failed to certify that certain models of walk-in cooler and freezer components comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 21, 2013

    DOE ordered Fagor America, Inc. to pay a $13,000 civil penalty after finding Fagor America had failed to certify that certain models of residential refrigerator-freezers and dishwashers comply with the applicable energy and water conservation standards.

  • May 10, 2013

    DOE ordered BSH Home Appliances Corp. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding BSH had failed to certify that certain models of residential clothes washers comply with the applicable energy/water conservation standards.