September 14, 2017
DOE ordered CNA International, Inc. d/b/a Appliance Corporation and Norpole Inc. to pay a $24,000 civil penalty after finding CNA 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 CNA.
DOE alleged in a August 8, 2017 Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that CNA failed to certify 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. This civil penalty notice advises the company of the potential penalties and DOE's administrative process, including the company's right to a hearing.