Energy Efficiency Enforcement Regulations

Last updated: 5 November 2017
The US Department of Energys (DOEs) energy efficiency enforcement regulations provide for manufacturer submission of compliance statements and certification reports to DOE, maintenance of compliance records by manufacturers, and the availability of enforcement actions for improper certification or upon a determination of noncompliance. With these regulations an enforcement team within the Office of the General Counsel was established. In addition, DOE will randomly select previously filed certification reports for review of manufacturers compliance with DOE certification requriements and hold manufacturers accountable for failing to certify covered products according to DOE rules. These efforts are part of an overall drive to better comply with the energy efficiency regulations of the Energy Policy Conservation Act of 1975 and to level the playing field for appliance manufacturers.

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