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The General Counsel is charged by the Secretary of Energy with the authority to determine the Department’s authoritative position on any question of law. The Office of the General Counsel provides legal advice, counsel, and support to the Secretary, the Deputy Secretary, and program offices throughout DOE to further the Department’s mission of advancing the national, economic, and energy security of the United States through scientific and technological innovation and the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.

News

DOE Reaches Settlements with Three Commercial Refrigerator Equipment Manufacturers

DOE settled enforcement actions against three manufacturers of commercial refrigeration equipment for various violations.

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Single-Package Vertical Units to be Certified

DOE recently resolved enforcement actions against two companies for failure to certify that the single package vertical air conditioners and heat...

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Enforcement Actions Settled
The General Counsel’s enforcement office recently settled enforcement actions against AHT Cooling Systems, Inc. and Crane Merchandising Systems, ...
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DOE Collects Civil Penalties for Failure to Certify Compliance

DOE recently resolved enforcement actions against a variety of companies for failure to certify that the products they were distributing meet the...

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DOE Reaches Settlements with Three Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturers

DOE settled enforcement actions against Utility Refrigerator, True Manufacturing, and Victory Refrigeration for distributing commercial...

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DOE Proposes Requirement for Certification of Admissibility for Covered Products and Equipment

DOE has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) in which it proposes to require that a person importing into the United States any covered...

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Energy Department Announces Largest Energy Efficiency Standard in History

With new efficiency standards, businesses are expected to save $167 billion on their utility bills and carbon pollution will be reduced by 885...

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DOE Collects Civil Penalties for Failure to Certify Commercial Refrigeration Equipment

DOE recently resolved enforcement actions against two companies that failed to certify that their commercial refrigeration equipment complies with...

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DOE Seeks Comment on Regional Standards Enforcement Plan

DOE is seeking comment from the public on an enforcement plan that describes how the Department would enforce the regional standards for central...

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DOE Reaches Agreement with LG Electronics

DOE reached an agreement with LG Electronics, USA, Inc. (LG) that modifies a prior agreement under which LG had been making annual payments to...

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ORGANIZATION CHART

Organizational Chart for the DOE Office of the General Counsel

Leadership

Eric J. Fygi
Deputy General Counsel
John T. Lucas
Deputy General Counsel for Transactions, Technology, & Contractor Human Resources