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October 1, 2013
Ex Parte Communication_Kitable Refrigerator/Freezer Guidance

This memo memorializes the meeting between AHAM and the Department of Energy on September 25, for inclusion in the public docket. In summary, we discussed the need for DOE guidance regarding the certification of refrigerator/freezers that do not have icemakers, but have the capability to have an icemaker added later by the consumer.

October 1, 2013
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

This memo memorializes the meeting between AHAM and the Department of Energy on September 25, for inclusion in the public docket. In summary, we discussed AHAM’s written comments on DOE’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Test Procedures for Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, and Freezers, Docket No. EERE-2012-BT-TP-0016, RIN 1904-AC76.

September 30, 2013
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Ex Parte Memorandum

On September 24th representatives from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) met with David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy (DOE), and other DOE staff to discuss proposals for the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

September 30, 2013
AeroSys: Proposed Penalty (2011-SCE-1624)

DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty (NPCP) that AeroSys, Inc. failed to certify various basic models of space-constrained central air conditioners and air conditioning heat pumps as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards. DOE also alleged in the NPCP that AeroSys, Inc. manufactured and distributed in the U.S. noncompliant basic models of space-constrained central air conditioners and air conditioning heat pumps.

September 25, 2013
CNA: Compromise Agreement (2013-SE-1430)

DOE and CNA International, Inc., d/b/a MC Appliance Corp. entered into a Compromise Agreement to resolve a case involving the distribution in commerce of noncompliant freezers.

September 24, 2013
Haier: Proposed Penalty (2011-SE-1408)

DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Haier America Trading, L.L.C. privately labeled and distributed noncompliant freezers in the U.S.

September 24, 2013
CNA: Proposed Penalty (2013-SE-1430)

DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that CNA International, Inc., d/b/a MC Appliance Corp. privately labeled and distributed noncompliant freezer Magic Chef model number HMCF7W in the U.S.

September 24, 2013
CE: Proposed Penalty (2013-SE-1429)

DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that CE North America, LLC, privately labeled and distributed noncompliant freezers in the U.S.

September 23, 2013
Hicon: Order (2013-SE-1426)

DOE ordered Ningbo Hicon International Industry Company, Ltd. to pay a $1,912,714 civil penalty after finding Hicon had manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. 115,126 units of basic model BD-200, a noncompliant freezer.

September 20, 2013
Ex Parte Letter - Owens Corning Meeting August 29, 2013 DOE EERE

On Thursday, August 29, 2013, Julian Francis, VP & Managing Director Residential Insulation, Frank O’Brien Bernini, VP & Chief Sustainability Officer, Paul Smith, VP Building Materials Group Marketing, John Libonati, VP Government and Public Affairs, and I met with David Lee, Jeremy Williams, and Mark Lessans of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office.