October 13, 2021
DOE ordered Powers Equipment Company Inc. ("PEC") to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding PEC had failed to certify that certain models of commercial refrigeration equipment comply with the applicable energy conservation standards. The Order adopted a Compromise Agreement, which reflected settlement terms between DOE and PEC.
DOE alleged in a August 26, 2021 Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that PEC failed to certify certain models of commercial refrigeration equipment as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards. DOE regulations require a manufacturer (which includes importers) to submit reports certifying that each basic model of its products have been tested and meet the applicable standards. This civil penalty notice advises the company of the potential penalties and DOE's administrative process, including the company's right to a hearing.