Date: Dec 19, 2017
On December 6, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it will exercise enforcement discretion toward certain energy performance by air compressor manufacturers. Under a new air compressor test procedure published in the Federal Register on January 4, 2017, manufacturers of air compressors were required, effective July 3, 2017, to base any public representations or claims about the energy consumption of their compressors on test results using the new test procedures. 82 Fed. Reg. 1,052, 1,103 (Jan. 4, 2017). The problem, however, is that DOE has yet to publish a final rule establishing either an energy conservation standard or a labeling requirement for air compressors.