August 15, 2017
DOE ordered Omcan, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Omcan had failed to certify that two 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 Omcan.
DOE alleged in a July 14, 2017 Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Omcan, Inc. failed to certify two models of commercial refrigeration equipment as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards. DOE regulations require a manufacturer (which includes importers) to submit reports certifying that all basic models of its products subject to energy conservation standards have been tested and meet the applicable standards. This civil penalty notice advised the company of the potential penalties and DOE's administrative process, including the company's right to a hearing.