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Topaz: Proposed Penalty (2014-CE-35005)

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.  DOE regulations require a manufacturer (which includes importers) to submit reports certifying that its products have been tested and meet the applicable energy conservation standards.  This civil penalty notice advises the company of the potential penalties and DOE's administrative process, including the company's right to a hearing.