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May 5, 2011
DOE Finalizes New Rule to Protect Trade Secrets and Confidential Business Information

The Department of Energy today announced that it has issued a new rule standardizing how private parties applying for DOE assistance should submit...

May 2, 2011
DOE Office of Enforcement Continues Aggressive Energy Efficiency Enforcement Effort with 20 New Proposed Penalty Notices

Demonstrating its continuing commitment to rigorous enforcement of important federal efficiency requirements, the Department of Energy’s Office of...

May 2, 2011
DOE Office of Enforcement Continues Aggressive Energy Efficiency Enforcement Effort with 20 New Proposed Penalty Notices

Demonstrating its continuing commitment to rigorous enforcement of important federal efficiency requirements, the Department of Energy’s Office of...

April 22, 2011
DOE Settles Elk Hills Equity Claims

The Department of Energy announced today that it has settled a longstanding dispute over equity rights to the Naval Petroleum Reserve-1 (commonly...

April 21, 2011
DOE Issues Two Notices Seeking Comment on the Implementation of Its Certification and Enforcement Rules

Last week, the Department of Energy issued two Notices related to the application of its certification and enforcement regulations. First, the...

March 31, 2011
DOE Extends Comment Period for Reply Comments on Reducing Regulatory Burden

The Department of Energy today announces an extension of the reply comment period for its Request for Information implementing Executive Order...

March 29, 2011
DOE Encourages Utility Sector Nominations to the Federal Communications Commission's Communications, Security, Reliability, and Interoper...

Because of the role communications technologies will play in the evolution toward a smarter national grid, DOE recommended in its October 2010...

March 22, 2011
DOE Seeks Reply Comments on Reducing Regulatory Burden

The Department of Energy today announces the opening of the reply comment period for its Request for Information implementing Executive Order 13563...

March 8, 2011
DOE Proposes New Rules to Protect Trade Secrets and Confidential Business Information

The Department of Energy today proposed to revise its rules to standardize how private parties applying for DOE assistance should submit trade...

March 4, 2011
DOE Withdraws Interpretive Rule and Provides Enforcement Guidance on Showerheads

The Department has withdrawn as unwarranted the draft interpretative rule setting out the Department's views on the definition of a "showerhead"...

February 17, 2011
Department of Energy Extends Comment Period on Proposed Revisions to its NEPA Rules

The Department of Energy today announced that,  in response to requests from a number of parties, it has re-opened the public comment period on its...

February 15, 2011
Two Manufacturers Agree to Civil Penalties to Resolve Enforcement Actions

The Department of Energy today announced it has now settled two civil penalty actions against companies for violations of DOE regulations requiring...

February 14, 2011
DOE GC Joins Customs Service Trade Data System to Strengthen Enforcement Effort

The Department of Energy today announced that its Office of the General Counsel has joined the Board of Directors of the International Trade Data...

February 7, 2011
DOE Adopts Rules to Improve Energy Efficiency Enforcement

Today, the Department of Energy adopted final rules to improve the enforcement of DOE’s efficiency requirements for appliances, lighting and other...

February 4, 2011
General Counsel’s Office Issues Guidance on Inherently Governmental Functions

Today, the Office of the General Counsel issued guidance on the federal prohibition against contractors performing inherently governmental...

January 31, 2011
DOE Seeks Public Views On How Best To Streamline Existing Regulations

The Department of Energy today announced two immediate steps to implement the Obama Administration's Executive Order on Improving Regulation and...

January 13, 2011
DOE Subpoenas Maker of Super Power Showerhead

Yesterday, the Department of Energy’s Office of Enforcement issued a subpoena to Richard Graham of Long Beach, California seeking water efficiency...

January 13, 2011
DOE Launches New Smart Grid Web Portal

Today, the DOE General Counsel’s Office is launching a new Smart Gird web portal.  In October, the General Counsel’s office released two reports...

December 23, 2010
DOE Issues Enforcement Guidance on Large-Capacity Clothes Washer Waivers and the Waiver Process

Today, the Department of Energy issued enforcement guidance on the application of recently granted waivers for large-capacity clothes washers and...

December 20, 2010
DOE Proposes First Revision to its NEPA Rules in More than a Decade

Today, the Department of Energy issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend its regulations governing compliance with the National...

December 17, 2010
DOE Signs Agreement Allowing National Labs to Use the U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals to Resolve Disputes

The Department of Energy announced today that it has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the United States Civilian Board of Contract...

December 14, 2010
DOE Encourages Utility Sector Nominations to Commerce Department's Spectrum Advisory Committee

Because of the role wireless technologies will play in the evolution toward a smarter national grid, one of the recommendations in DOE’s report,...

December 13, 2010
Federal Court Dismisses Waste Fee Challenges

The D.C. Circuit today dismissed petitions filed by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and other entities seek...

December 13, 2010
Westinghouse Pays $50,000 Civil Penalty to Resolve Light Bulb Efficiency Violations

The Department of Energy has successfully resolved the enforcement case against Westinghouse Lighting Corporation for failure to certify its lig...

December 10, 2010
Department of Energy Hosts Seminar on Spectrum Policy Seminar for Utility Sector

On December 8, 2010, the Department of Energy General Counsel’s office hosted a seminar on the topic of spectrum policy, attended by approximately...