New DOE Energy Efficiency Enforcement Efforts

Law360, New York (December 23, 2009, 10:59 AM EST) -- As part of its initiative to strengthen enforcement of energy efficiency standards, the U.S. Department of Energy announced on Dec. 9, 2009, that it will give manufacturers a 30-day grace period — ending on Jan. 8, 2010 — to file or update certifications of compliance with energy efficiency standards for appliances.

After that date, the DOE will begin more aggressively enforcing the certification requirements.

The certification requirements apply to manufacturers of a wide range of consumer appliances. The requirements apply to any manufacturer that sells these...
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