March 20, 2007: GAO Report Says DOE Has Missed All Efficiency Standards Deadlines
DOE has acknowledged the missed deadlines and has taken action to correct the problems. Early last year, DOE released a five-year plan to address the rulemaking backlog and to meet the additional statutory requirements set by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. So far, DOE has kept to that schedule. DOE has also proposed legislation for a new fast-track process when stakeholders reach a clear consensus on a new standard.
Publication date: 03/19/2007