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October 31, 2016
DOE Reaches Settlements with Three Commercial Refrigerator Equipment Manufacturers

DOE settled enforcement actions against three manufacturers of commercial refrigeration equipment for various violations.

March 31, 2016
Single-Package Vertical Units to be Certified

DOE recently resolved enforcement actions against two companies for failure to certify that the single package vertical air conditioners and heat...

March 25, 2016
Enforcement Actions Settled
The General Counsel’s enforcement office recently settled enforcement actions against AHT Cooling Systems, Inc. and Crane Merchandising Systems, ...
March 4, 2016
DOE Collects Civil Penalties for Failure to Certify Compliance

DOE recently resolved enforcement actions against a variety of companies for failure to certify that the products they were distributing meet the...

March 1, 2016
DOE Reaches Settlements with Three Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturers

DOE settled enforcement actions against Utility Refrigerator, True Manufacturing, and Victory Refrigeration for distributing commercial...

February 22, 2016
DOE Proposes Requirement for Certification of Admissibility for Covered Products and Equipment

DOE has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) in which it proposes to require that a person importing into the United States any covered...

November 18, 2015
DOE Collects Civil Penalties for Failure to Certify Commercial Refrigeration Equipment

DOE recently resolved enforcement actions against two companies that failed to certify that their commercial refrigeration equipment complies with...

November 12, 2015
DOE Seeks Comment on Regional Standards Enforcement Plan

DOE is seeking comment from the public on an enforcement plan that describes how the Department would enforce the regional standards for central...

November 6, 2015
DOE Reaches Agreement with LG Electronics

DOE reached an agreement with LG Electronics, USA, Inc. (LG) that modifies a prior agreement under which LG had been making annual payments to...

October 27, 2015
DOE Reaches $1.5M Settlement with Room Air Conditioner Manufacturer

The General Counsel’s enforcement office settled an enforcement action against Friedrich Air Conditioning Company for almost $1.5M for the...

May 29, 2015
DOE Reaches Settlement with Freezer Manufacturer

Perlick Corporation agreed to pay a civil penalty of $168,200 after manufacturing and distributing freezers that consumed over 20% more energy than...

April 22, 2015
DOE Collects Civil Penalties for Failure to Certify Consumer Refrigeration Products

The Office of Enforcement recently resolved enforcement actions against seven companies that failed to submit required reports to certify that...

February 27, 2015
DOE Offers Relief to Importers Affected by West Coast Port Closures

Closures at 29 West Coast marine ports in February 2015 due to a labor dispute have resulted in significant delays for certain goods entering the...

May 2, 2014
Furnace Litigation Settled

On June 27, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published in the Federal Register a direct final rule (DFR) under the Energy Policy and...

April 25, 2014
DOE Reaches $5.3M Settlement

The General Counsel's enforcement office settled an enforcement action against Whirlpool Corporation for $5,329,800.  Whirlpool agreed to the...

September 30, 2013
DOE Reaches $1.9M Settlement

The General Counsel's enforcement office settled an enforcement action against Ningbo Hicon International Industry Company, Ltd. for $1,927,097. ...

July 12, 2013
Rule Issued to Prohibit Importation of Products that Fail To Comply with Federal Energy Conservation Standards

After collaborating with the Department of Energy and considering comments from stakeholders, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) and...

July 1, 2013
Manufacturers of Noncompliant Products Agree to Civil Penalties to Resolve Enforcement Actions

The Department of Energy has settled civil penalty actions it initiated against nine companies for the manufacture and sale in the United States of...

June 12, 2013
DOE Collects Civil Penalties for Failure to Certify

The Office of Enforcement recently resolved enforcement actions against thirty-nine companies for failure to submit the required certification...

November 28, 2012
Midea Agrees to Pay $4.5M for Four Models that Fail to Meet Federal Energy Standards

Midea America Corp., Hefei Hualing Co., Ltd., and China Refrigeration Industry Co., Ltd. (“Midea”)—all subsidiaries or affiliates of GD Midea...

October 11, 2012
YMGI Through-the-Wall Air Conditioner Determined Noncompliant With Energy Efficiency Standard

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Enforcement issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination (Notice) on October 11, 2012, to YMGI Group,...

August 27, 2012
DOE Collects Civil Penalties for Failure to Certify
DOE Collects Civil Penalties for Failure to Certify
August 13, 2012
DOE Testing Finds Two Kenmore-Brand Freezers Noncompliant

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (“DOE”) Office of Enforcement recently issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Sears, Roebuck & Co. (...

June 28, 2012
Manufacturer Voluntarily Reports Noncompliance

Cooper Power Systems, LLC (“Cooper”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cooper Industries notified the U.S. Department of Energy’s (“DOE”) Office of...

June 27, 2012
DOE Refers Four ENERGY STAR Models to EPA for Potential De-Listing

U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) testing has identified one refrigerator and three room air conditioners that do not meet the ENERGY STAR program...