How the U.S. Government Will Ensure Compliance
The DOE may impose stiff penalties for violators of the new regulations. For both contractors and distributors, it is unlawful to knowingly sell or install non-compliant equipment. Ultimately, it’s the seller’s responsibility to check and ensure that the equipment for sale complies with the regulations in the region in which the equipment will be installed.
- If contractors install equipment that doesn’t meet the new standards, they will be required to cover all costs associated with replacing the equipment, and they may be subject to additional DOE penalties.
- Repeat offenders may be placed on a national do-not-sell registry.