October 31, 2018
DOE ordered Atlantic Supermarket Equipment to pay an $8,000 civil penalty after finding Atlantic Supermarket 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 Atlantic Supermarket.
DOE alleged in a September 28, 2018 Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Atlantic Supermarket 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 energy conservation 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.