Equator: Order (2015-CE-20007)

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August 9, 2016

DOE ordered Equator Advanced Appliances to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Equator had failed to certify that certain residential clothes washers and residential clothes dryers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards. The Order adopted a Compromise Agreement, which reflected settlement terms between DOE and Equator.

DOE alleged in a March 1, 2016 Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Equator had failed to certify certain residential clothes washers and residential clothes dryers 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.