August 11, 2017
DOE ordered Genkraft Technologies, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Genkraft 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 Genkraft.
DOE alleged in a July 14, 2017 Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Genkraft 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 each basic model 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.