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Items Tagged with 'regional standards lawsuit'
The settlement agreement, which now awaits court approval, would vacate the regional furnace efficiency standards and restart the rulemaking process, this time giving stakeholders more opportunities to provide input throughout the rulemaking process.
The biggest winners in this story are the distributors who continued to fight the DOE even though many — including yours truly — felt they should give up the fight.
The settlement agreement, which now awaits court approval, would vacate the regional furnace efficiency standards and also give the industry an 18-month sell-through period to comply with the Jan. 1, 2015, efficiency standards for split-system air conditioners.
While a previous court document identified March 3 as the last day for the expected filing of a settlement in the ongoing regional standards lawsuit, it appears the judicial system may need a few extra days.
Tuesday's motion suspends all court proceedings until March 3 to accommodate pending mediation.
As the regional standards ruling remains entangled in litigation, it is becoming more difficult for the HVAC industry to determine how to move ahead.
In this podcast, Jon Melchi, HARDI's director of government affairs, updates us on regional standards, discusses HARDI’s recent visit to Washington, D.C., and touches on a few other issues affecting distributors.
I tend to pull for the little guy. And if you get that little guy fighting the government, well I am as excited as Lindsay Lohan at an open bar. However, eventually Dr. Drew needs to step in and put an end to the madness.