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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

  • February 13, 2013

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

  • February 7, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Keystone Technologies, LLC failed to certify a variety of fluorescent lamp ballasts as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • February 7, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Barclay Products, Ltd. failed to certify a variety of water closets as compliant with the applicable water conservation standards.

  • February 6, 2013

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

  • February 4, 2013

    DOE ordered Satco Products, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Satco had failed to certify that certain models of general service fluorescent lamps comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • January 31, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that USA Manufacturing failed to certify walk-in cooler or freezer components as compliant with the energy conservation standards.

  • January 31, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that TMP Manufacturing Company, Inc. failed to certify walk-in cooler or freezer (WICF) components as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • January 31, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Custom Coolers, LLC, failed to certify walk-in cooler or freezer (WICF) components as compliant with the energy conservation standards.

  • January 31, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Southeast Cooler Corp. failed to certify walk-in cooler or freezer
    components as compliant with the energy conservation standards.

  • January 31, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Leer, Inc. failed to certify walk-in cooler or freezer components as compliant with the energy conservation standards.

  • January 31, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Cospolich Refrigerator Co, Inc. failed to certify walk-in cooler or freezer components as compliant with the energy conservation standards.

  • January 31, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Commercial Cooling Par Engineering failed to certify walk-in cooler
    or freezer components as compliant with the energy conservation standards.

  • January 31, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Kold Pack, Inc. failed to certify walk-in cooler or freezer
    components as compliant with the energy conservation standards.

  • January 31, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Amerikooler, Inc. failed to certify walk-in cooler or freezer (WICF)
    components as compliant with the energy conservation standards.

  • January 31, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Imperial Manufacturing, Inc. failed to certify walk-in cooler or freezer
    components as compliant with the energy conservation standards.

  • January 31, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Polar King International Inc. failed to certify a variety of walk-in cooler or freezer components as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • January 31, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Advance Energy Technologies, Inc. failed to certify walk-in cooler or
    freezer (WICFs) components as compliant with the energy conservation standards.

  • January 31, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that American Cooler Technologies failed to certify walk-in coolers and freezer (WICF) components as compliant with the energy conservation standards.

  • January 31, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Dade Engineering Corp. failed to certify walk-in cooler or freezer
    components as compliant with the energy conservation standards.

  • January 30, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Satco Products, Inc. failed to certify a variety of general service fluorescent lamps as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • November 7, 2012

    DOE ordered YMGI Group LLC to pay a $31,400 civil penalty after finding (1) YMGI had failed to certify that certain models of residential central air conditioners comply with the applicable energy conservation standards and (2) YMGI had distributed in commerce model TTWC-18K-31B, a through-the-wall air conditioner that does not meet the applicable energy conservation standard.

  • October 11, 2012

    DOE issued a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty to YMGI Group, LLC, alleging YMGI (1) distributed in commerce noncompliant through-the-wall split system central air conditioner model TTWC-18K-31B; and (2) distributed in commerce residential central air conditioners without first certifying the models to DOE as compliant with applicable DOE energy conservation standards.

  • October 11, 2012

    DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to YMGI Group, LLC, finding that YMGI's through-the-wall split system central air conditioner basic model TTWC-18K-31B fails to meet applicable DOE energy conservation standards.

  • October 9, 2012

    DOE ordered Sears, Roebuck & Co. to pay an $8,000 civil penalty after finding Sears had failed to certify that Sears dehumidifiers comply with the applicable energy conservation standard.

  • October 2, 2012

    DOE ordered Cloud 9 Marketing, Inc. d/b/a Winix, Inc., to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Winix had failed to certify that certain models of dehumidifiers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.