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Compliance Certification Enforcement

DOE enforces the energy and water conservation regulations established by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Appliance Standards Program to ensure that residential, commercial and industrial equipment deliver the energy and cost savings required by law.  To ensure that all covered products comply with the energy and water conservation standards, the enforcement office reviews manufacturers’ compliance with certification requirements.  Products covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended, are required annually to ‘‘certify by means of a certification report that each basic model(s) meets the applicable energy conservation standard.”  This program ensures that manufacturers provide the government with information demonstrating compliance with United States law. 

Certification Case Documents Available for Download

  • November 6, 2015

    DOE ordered RPI Industries, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding RPI had failed to certify that certain models of commercial refrigeration equipment comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • September 25, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that RPI Industries, Inc. failed to certify various basic models of self-contained refrigeration equipment with doors as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 31, 2015

    DOE ordered Atosa Catering Equipment, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Atosa had failed to certify that certain models of self-contained commercial refrigeration equipment with doors comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 10, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Atosa Catering Equipment, Inc. failed to certify various models of self-contained commercial refrigeration equipment with doors as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 7, 2015

    DOE ordered P.Q.L, Inc. to pay a $12,500 civil penalty after finding PQL had failed to certify that certain models of medium base compact fluorescent lamps comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 5, 2015

    DOE ordered Eaton Cooper Lighting to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Eaton Cooper had failed to certify that certain models of illuminated exit signs comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • July 31, 2015

    DOE ordered ELCO Lighting to pay a $14,000 civil penalty after finding ELCO had failed to certify that certain models of illuminated exit signs and metal halide lamp fixtures comply with the applicable energy conservation standards and had failed to provide requested test data.

  • July 15, 2015

    DOE ordered Barron Lighting Group, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Barron had failed to certify that certain models of illuminated exit signs comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • July 10, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that P.Q.L., Inc. failed to certify various basic models of medium base compact fluorescent lamps as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • July 7, 2015

    DOE ordered Atlas Lighting Products to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Atlas Lighting had failed to certify that certain models of illuminated exit signs comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • July 7, 2015

    DOE ordered Danco, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Danco had failed to certify that certain models of faucets comply with the applicable water conservation standards.

  • June 30, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that ELCO Lighting failed to certify various models of illuminated exit signs and metal halide lamp fixtures as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards. DOE also alleged that ELCO failed to provide test data upon request.

  • June 16, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Eaton Cooper Lighting failed to certify a variety of illuminated exit sign models as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • June 12, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Barron Lighting Group, Inc. failed to certify a variety of illuminated exit sign models as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • June 8, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Danco, Inc. failed to certify a variety of faucets as compliant with the applicable water conservation standards.

  • June 2, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Atlas Lighting Products failed to certify a variety of illuminated exit sign basic models as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 14, 2015

    DOE ordered Maxlite, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Maxlite had failed to certify that certain models of general service fluorescent lamps comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 11, 2015

    DOE ordered Eurodib Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Eurodib had failed to certify that certain models of automatic commercial ice makers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 6, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Maxlite, Inc. failed to certify general service fluorescent lamps as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • March 4, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Eurodib Inc. failed to certify automatic commercial ice makers as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • February 19, 2015

    DOE ordered Electrolux North America, Inc. to pay a $20,000 civil penalty after finding Electrolux had failed to certify that certain models of refrigerator-freezers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • February 19, 2015

    DOE ordered Distinctive Appliances Distributing, Inc. to pay a $16,000 civil penalty after finding Distinctive Appliances had failed to certify that certain models of Fhiaba-brand refrigerator-freezers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • February 11, 2015

    DOE ordered The Legacy Companies to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Legacy had failed to certify that refrigerator Maxx-Ice brand basic model MCR3U complies with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • February 11, 2015

    DOE ordered LG Electronics USA, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding LG had failed to certify that various refrigerator-freezer basic models comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • February 11, 2015

    DOE ordered Bull Outdoor Products, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Bull had failed to certify that refrigerator basic model BC-130 complies with the applicable energy conservation standards.