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January 8, 2014
Emerson: Proposed Penalty (2014-CE-54001)

DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Emerson Electric Co. failed to certify a variety of metal halide lamp fixtures as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

January 6, 2014
Topaz: Order (2014-CE-35005)

DOE ordered Topaz Lighting Corp. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Topaz had failed to certify that certain basic models of medium base compact fluorescent lamps, general service fluorescent lamps, and illuminated exit signs comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

December 20, 2013
AeroSys: Order (2011-SCE-1624)

DOE ordered AeroSys, Inc. (AeroSys) to pay a $100,000 civil penalty after finding AeroSys had (1) failed to certify that certain models of space-constrained central air conditioners and air conditioning heat pumps comply with the applicable energy conservation standards; and (2) manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. units of noncompliant models of space-constrained central air conditioners and air conditioning heat pumps.

December 12, 2013
Communication re NEMA

On December 12, 2013, Dan Cohen, Ami Grace-Tardy and Michael Kido (all of DOE, Office of the General Counsel) contacted Clark Silcox (NEMA’s general counsel)

December 6, 2013
Topaz: Proposed Penalty (2014-CE-35005)

DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Topaz Lighting Corp. failed to certify a variety of basic models of medium base compact fluorescent lamps, general service fluorescent lamps, and illuminated exit signs as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

December 5, 2013
Ex Parte Memo- Presentation on SNOPR at NEI-Pillsbury Seminar

The discussion concerned changes between the September 2011 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) to update regulations relating to Assistance to Foreign Atomic Energy Activities and the August 2013 Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNOPR) (RIN 1994–AA02).

November 29, 2013
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products and Certain Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Proposed Determination of Computer Servers as a Covered Consumer Product, EERE-2013-BT-DET-0034

Pursuant to the guidance issued by the Office of General Counsel in its Notice of Guidance on Ex Parte Communications, 74 F.R. 197, this memorandum summarizes a November 22, 2013 meeting between Cisco Systems, Inc. (“Cisco”) and Department staff regarding the above-referenced Proposed Determination.

November 25, 2013
Identified Patent Waiver W(I)2012-014

This is a request by CERAMATEC, INC. for a DOE waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights under agreement DE-FE0000408.

November 25, 2013
Identified Patent Waiver W(I)2012-015

This is a request by CERAMATEC, INC. for a DOE waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights under agreement DE-FE0000408.

November 25, 2013
Identified Patent Waiver W(I)2012-016

This is a request by CERAMATEC, INC. for a DOE waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights under agreement DE-FE0000408.