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Civil Penalties for Energy Conservation Standards Program Violations - Policy Statement

DOE sets forth its policy regarding the imposition of civil penalties for violations of the EPCA energy and water conservations standards and requirements for consumer products and industrial equipment (revised March 13, 2014).  This policy statement provides background on DOE’s penalty authority and sets forth DOE's basic approach to imposing penalties for violations of DOE’s standards and certification requirements. This revision primarily clarifies and expands upon the guidance issued in May 2010; however, DOE is adopting a new approach to certification violations.