The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) to notify interested parties of DOE’s intent to immediately commence on-the-record hearings before Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) in civil penalty cases for violations of DOE’s conservation standards and certification requirements. This NOI also provides procedural details that will govern these hearings.
DOE’s NOI indicates increased enforcement of the energy conservation standards and certification requirements for regulated products using the Compliance Certification Management System (CCMS). Manufacturers and importers must accurately certify regulated products to avoid enforcement action. DOE has recently updated several templates in CCMS.
This notice of intent became effective on September 30, 2022, and can be found here.
The new DOE Procedures for Administrative Adjudication of Civil Penalty Actions can be found here.