Bison: Order (2017-CE-42019)

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August 8, 2017

DOE ordered Bison to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Bison had failed to certify that certain commercial refrigeration equipment comply with the applicable energy conservation standards. The Order adopted a Compromise Agreement, which reflected settlement terms between DOE and Bison.

DOE alleged in a June 19, 2017 Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Bison had failed to certify certain commercial refrigeration equipment as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards. DOE regulations require a manufacturer (which includes importers) to submit reports certifying that its products have been tested and meet the applicable energy conservation standards. The civil penalty notice advised the company of the potential penalties and DOE's administrative process, including the company's right to a hearing.