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DOE Seeks Committee Members for Regional Standards Enforcement

Deadline for Negotiating a Proposed Rule is Oct. 30

Written comments and request to be appointed as members of the working group should be submitted within 14 days after the date of publication. 


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May 3, 2013: Court Will Consider HARDI’s Request to Continue Regional Standards Lawsuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has referred the Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) motion to continue the regional standards lawsuit to a merits panel for further review.


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May 1, 2013: Court Grants Motion to Stay Regional Furnace Rules

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled favorably today on an emergency motion filed by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) requesting a stay of the May 1, 2013, compliance date for the implementation of regional furnace standards. 


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April 25, 2013: FTC Will Not Enforce Regional Furnace Standards Labeling

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a statement noting that, pending resolution of the ongoing regional efficiency standards litigation, it will not enforce its new rules regarding EnergyGuide labels for residential gas furnaces.


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Regional Standards Timeline

A chronological list of events involving the regional standards rulemaking process and subsequent lawsuit.


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April 5, 2013: DOE Issues Enforcement Policy Statement on Regional Standards for Furnaces

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has today issued an enforcement policy statement regarding non-weatherized gas furnace standards while the regional standards lawsuit is still pending, indicating that DOE will not enforce the standards.


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FTC Reveals Altered Energy Guide Labels

As of now, the sole mode of enforcement for the pending regional energy efficiency standards will come in the form of a new-look Energy Guide sticker. While DOE may ultimately move forward with another enforcement proposal, the only one being put into motion at this time is an alteration to the FTC’s Energy Guide labels.


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Shocking News: Government Creates Confusion in HVAC Industry

Ah, the United States government. It does not matter how good the idea originally is, they will find a way to confuse and ruin it. The regional standards established by the Department of Energy (DOE) that are set to go into effect May 1, 2013, is one such instance.


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AHRI Shares Industry Concerns in Washington

Members of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) recently visited Washington, D.C., to share their thoughts and concerns with legislators through AHRI’s annual Public Policy Symposium.


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