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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

  • April 2, 2014

    DOE ordered Litex Industries, Limited to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Litex had failed to certify that certain models of ceiling fans comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • March 31, 2014

    DOE ordered Volume International Corporation to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Volume International had failed to certify that certain models of ceiling fans comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • March 31, 2014

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that The Home Depot, Inc. failed to certify a variety of ceiling fans as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • March 31, 2014

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Nicor, Inc. failed to certify a variety of ceiling fans as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • March 26, 2014

    DOE ordered Matthews-Gerbar, Ltd. d/b/a Matthews Fan Company to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Matthews had failed to certify that certain models of ceiling fans comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • March 21, 2014

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Volume International Corporation failed to certify a variety of ceiling fans as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • March 21, 2014

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Northern Central Distributing, Inc. d/b/a Yosemite Home Décor failed to certify a variety of ceiling fans as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • March 18, 2014

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Vaxcel International Co., Ltd. failed to certify a variety of ceiling fans as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • March 18, 2014

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Matthews-Gerbar, Ltd. d/b/a Matthews Fan Company failed to certify a variety of ceiling fans as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • March 18, 2014

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Davoil, Inc. d/b/a Quorum International, Inc. failed to certify a variety of ceiling fans as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • March 14, 2014

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Litex Industries, Limited failed to certify a variety of celing fans as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • March 14, 2014

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Hunter Fan Company failed to certify a variety of ceiling fans as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • March 11, 2014

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that The L.D. Kiebler Co. d/b/a Kichler Lighting failed to certify a variety of ceiling fans as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • March 11, 2014

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that DHI Corp. failed to certify a variety of ceiling fans as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • February 12, 2014

    DOE ordered Emerson Electric Co. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Emerson had failed to certify that certain models of metal halide lamp fixtures comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • January 8, 2014

    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

    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

    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 6, 2013

    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.

  • November 15, 2013

    DOE ordered Sylvane, Inc. to pay a $4,000 civil penalty after finding Sylvane had failed to certify that certain models of dehumidifiers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • November 7, 2013

    DOE ordered P.Q.L., Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding PQL had failed to certify that various basic models of medium base compact fluorescent lamps, general service fluorescent lamps, fluorescent lamp ballasts, and illuminated exit signs comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • October 16, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Sylvane, Inc. failed to certify at least two dehumidifier basic models as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • October 8, 2013

    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, general service fluorescent lamps, fluorescent lamp ballasts, and illuminated exit signs as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • September 30, 2013

    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 3, 2013

    DOE ordered Leotek Electronics USA Corp. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Leotek had failed to certify that certain models of traffic signal modules and pedestrian modules comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.