DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Royal Pacific, Ltd. failed to certify ceiling fans, ceiling fan light kits, medium base compact fluorescent lamps, and illuminated exit signs as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.
DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to CNA International, Inc., d/b/a MC Appliance Corp. finding that Magic Chef-brand model HMCF7W ("CNA model HMCF7W") does not comport with the energy conservation standards.
As supplementary information, to address a few questions raised by DOE in the ex parte meeting, ACEEE wishes to address three issues that were discussed – analysis of appropriate situations for a waiver, technical requirements, and procedures to minimize “leakage”.
The attendees identified in this memorandum met on June 11, 2013, to discuss DOE’s proposed rulemaking to allow waivers from energy conservation standards for large (>55 gallon) residential electric storage water heaters used in demand response and thermal energy storage programs (Docket No. EERE‐2012‐BT‐STD‐0022).
DOE referred the matter of Fisher & Paykel Appliances residential clothes washer, model WA42T26GW1, to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.
Big Ass Fans is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, and designs and manufactures a variety of fan models for commercial, industrial and residential use. BAF met with DOE to discuss the ongoing rulemaking process for the commercial and industrial fans and blowers energy conservation standards, docket EERE-2013-BT-STD-0006, and for residential ceiling fans energy conservation standards, docket number EERE-2012-BT-STD-0045.