Civil Penalties for Failure to Certify Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
The Department of Energy has fined two companies $8,000 each for failing to submit required reports to certify that their commercial refrigeration equipment complies with federal energy conservation standards. In addition, each manufacturer will have to submit the required reports, which include a certification that the equipment has been tested in accordance with the DOE test procedure and meets the applicable standard.
According to a DOE press release, each company that imports or domestically produces covered products or equipment must submit a report certifying that its products or equipment comply with applicable federal energy and water conservation standards. DOE states that it relies on manufacturers’ self-certifications in concert with its own testing to ensure that manufacturers accurately represent the compliance of their products and equipment.