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April 7, 2014
Urgent Action on Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Water Heaters (Docket Number: EERE-2012-BT-STD-0022)

I am submitting this letter on behalf of PJM Interconnection, the electric grid operator for 13 states and the District of Columbia serving over 60 million people.  As part of a coalition which includes the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, water heater manufacturers and the Electric Power Research Institute, among others, 

April 2, 2014
Perlick: Order (2013-SE-14002)

DOE ordered Perlick Corporation to pay a $60,725 civil penalty after finding Perlick had manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. 347 units of basic model HP48RR, a noncompliant refrigerator.

March 26, 2014
Matthews Fan: Order (2014-CE-32012)

DOE ordered Matthews-Gerbar, Ltd. d/b/a Matthews Fan Company to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Matthews had failed to certify that certain models of ceiling fans comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

March 20, 2014
DOE Ex Parte Communication Memorandum

On Thursday March 20th, energy efficiency experts held a teleconference call withtrepresentatives of the US Department of Energy (DOE) to discuss DOE’s proposed determination for “computer systems”.

March 18, 2014
Matthews Fan: Proposed Penalty (2014-CE-32012)

DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Matthews-Gerbar, Ltd. d/b/a Matthews Fan Company failed to certify a variety of ceiling fans as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

March 18, 2014
Ex Parte Communication Memorandum re Computer and Battery Back Up System Coverage

On Tuesday March 18, 2014, a group of energy efficiency advocates had a conference call with representatives of the Department of Energy to discuss coverage of computers and backup batteries.

March 13, 2014
Civil Penalties for Energy Conservation Standards Program Violations - Policy Statement

DOE sets forth its policy regarding the imposition of civil penalties for violations of the EPCA energy and water conservations standards and requirements for consumer products and industrial equipment (revised March 13, 2014).

March 11, 2014
Office of the General Counsel Organization Chart

The following graphic is an organization chart for the Office of the General Counsel. The office is separated into four major departmental groups:

Litigation and Enforcement (GC-30)
Environment and Nuclear Programs (GC-50) 
Technology Transfer and Procurement (GC-60)
Energy Policy (GC-70)

March 10, 2014
DOE EO 13563 January 2014 Update Report and Burden Reduction Efforts

DOE Retrospective Review Plan and Burden Reduction Report  January 2014

March 3, 2014
Ex Parte Communication Memorandum

On Monday March 3, 2014, a group of energy efficiency advocates had a conference call with representatives of the Department of Energy to discuss the  standards for walk-in coolers.