On September 5, 2012, representatives from PJM Interconnection LLC, National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Edison Electric Institute, American Public Power Association, and the Steffes Corporation (together, “Joint Commenters”) met with members of the Department of Energy (“Department”) to discuss the request for information “[…] Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Water Heaters” and the comments filed therein.
DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Philips Lighting Electronics N. A. finding that basic model VEL-I S40-SC, a fluorescent lamp ballast, does not comport with the energy conservation standards.
DOE issued a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty to Royal Centurion, Inc. alleging that Royal Centurion had failed to certify that two dehumidifier basic models (BDH-550 and BDH-450) meet the federal energy conservation standards, as required by DOE regulations.
As part of its implementation of Executive Order 13563, ‘‘Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,’’ issued by the President on January 18, 2011, the Department of Energy (Department or DOE) is seeking comments and information from interested parties to assist DOE in reviewing its existing regulations to determine whether any such regulations should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed.
DOE letter to EPA referring Intirion (MicroFridge) refrigerator MFRA-4GF to EPA for appropriate action after DOE’s ENERGY STAR verification testing indicated that the model did not meet the ENERGY STAR efficiency requirement.
DOE ordered Danby Products to pay a $9,900 civil penalty after finding Danby had failed to certify that certain models of refrigerators and freezers comply with the applicable energy conservation standard.
DOE ordered Goodman Manufacturing Company L.P. to pay an $8,000 civil penalty after finding Goodman Manufacturing had failed to certify that certain room air conditioners comply with the applicable energy conservation standard.
DOE issued an order assessing a $12,160 civil penalty against Sunpentown International, resolving a case for the importer’s failure to certify that SPT brand room air conditioners meet federal energy conservation standards.