October 6, 2016
DOE ordered Chronomite Laboratories, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Chronomite had failed to certify that certain basic models of water heaters comply with the applicable energy conservation standards. The Order adopted a Compromise Agreement, which reflected settlement terms between DOE and Chronomite.
DOE alleged in a September 9, 2016 Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Chronomite Laboratories, Inc. failed to certify basic models of water heaters 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.