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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

  • May 24, 2011

    DOE withdrew the civil penalty notice issued to Aucma Group (aka Qingdao Aucma Import and Export Co., Ltd.) after DOE discovered that Aucma Group does not sell covered products in the U.S.

  • May 24, 2011

    DOE withdrew the civil penalty notice issued to Unionaire Group after DOE discovered that Unionaire does not sell covered products in the U.S.

  • May 24, 2011

    DOE withdrew the civil penalty notice issued to Turolight, Inc. after DOE discovered that Turolight does not sell covered products in the U.S.

  • May 23, 2011

    DOE ordered Trojan, Inc. to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Trojan had failed to certify that certain models of incandescent reflector lamps comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 23, 2011

    DOE ordered EiKO Ltd. - North America to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding EiKO had failed to certify that certain models of incandescent reflector lamps comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 23, 2011

    DOE ordered Airwell-Fedders of North America to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Airwell-Fedders had failed to certify that certain models of room air conditioners comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 23, 2011

    DOE ordered Living Direct, Inc. to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Living Direct had failed to certify that certain models of dishwashers, refrigerator-freezers and freezers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 20, 2011

    DOE ordered Elmira Stove Works to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Elmira Stove Works had failed to certify that certain models of refrigerator-freezers comply with the applicable energy conservation standard.

  • May 20, 2011

    DOE ordered Nationwide Industries, Inc., d/b/a Banner Faucets to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Nationwide Industries had failed to certify that certain models of faucets and showerheads comply with the applicable water conservation standards.

  • May 20, 2011

    DOE ordered Danby Products, Inc. to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Danby had failed to certify that certain models of room air conditioners comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 20, 2011

    DOE ordered Topstar International, Inc. to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Topstar International had failed to certify that certain models of incandescent reflector lamps comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 12, 2011

    DOE ordered Midea Washing Appliance Mfg. Co., Ltd. to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Midea Washing Appliance had failed to certify that certain models of dishwashers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 5, 2011

    DOE ordered Fagor America, Inc. to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Fagor America had failed to certify that certain models of refrigerators and dishwashers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 4, 2011

    DOE ordered Smeg USA, Inc. to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Smeg USA had failed to certify that certain models of dishwashers and refrigerators comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 4, 2011

    DOE ordered The Crosley Group, Inc. to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Crosley Group had failed to certify that certain models of room air conditioners comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 3, 2011

    DOE ordered AGA Marvel to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding AGA Marvel had failed to certify that certain models of dishwashers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 2, 2011

    DOE ordered Heat Controller, Inc. to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Heat Controller had failed to certify that certain models of room air conditioners comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • April 29, 2011

    DOE ordered The Mackle Company, Inc., to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Mackle Co. had failed to certify that basic model D110, a clothes dryer, complies with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • April 27, 2011

    DOE ordered Sunpentown International, Inc. to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Sunpentown had failed to certify that certain models of room air conditioners comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • April 22, 2011

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Turolight, Inc. failed to certify a variety of incandescent reflector lamps as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • April 22, 2011

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Sunpentown International, Inc. failed to certify a variety of room air conditioners as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • April 22, 2011

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Nationwide Industries, Inc. d/b/a Banner Faucets failed to certify a variety of faucets and showerheads as compliant with the applicable water conservation standards.

  • April 22, 2011

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Danby Products, Inc., failed to certify room air conditioners as compliant with the energy conservation standards.

  • April 22, 2011

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Elmira Stove Works failed to certify refrigerator-freezers as compliant with the energy conservation standards.

  • April 22, 2011

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Smeg USA, Inc. failed to certify a variety of dishwashers and refrigerators as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.