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DOE Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Improve Energy Efficiency Enforcement Process

September 2, 2010 - 4:46pm


Today, the Department of Energy announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on proposed reforms designed to improve its energy efficiency certification and enforcement regulations.

“This rulemaking a key step in the Department’s renewed commitment to systematic and robust energy efficiency enforcement,” said DOE General Counsel Scott Blake Harris.  “Effective enforcement will conserve energy, save consumers money, and prevent manufacturers who break the law from having a competitive advantage over those that play by the rules.” 

The full Notice is available here.

Comments may be filed on in docket “EERE-2010-BT-CE-0014.”  DOE will also hold a public meeting on the proposals on Thursday, September 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8E-089, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121.