August 2, 2016
DOE ordered Hypercel Corporation to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Hypercel failed to certify that certain basic models of external power supplies comply with the applicable energy conservation standards. The Order adopted a Compromise Agreement, which reflected settlement terms between DOE and Hypercel.
DOE alleged in a July 6, 2016 Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Hypercel failed to certify basic models of external power supplies 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.