To ensure the people of California receive the cost savings and environmental benefits of the Commission's energy and water efficiency regulations, and to support a fair market place, the Commission established a comprehensive enforcement program covering both appliance and building energy standards. The program specifically seeks to aggressively enforce appliance efficiency standards through product testing, engagement with manufactures and retailers, compliance assistance and education, issuance of penalties and other enforcement actions.

On this page you will find annual summaries of cases settled through the Commission's mutual settlement program and those cases resolved in administrative and civil proceedings. Please note that each case is different with a different set of facts, so prior settlements are not necessarily indicative of future settlements.

Public Resources Code section 25402.11 and Title 20 California Code of Regulations (section 1609) provide the Commission's authority for imposing penalties for violations of the appliance efficiency standards and set forth factors to consider when determining an appropriate penalty. Regulated entities are encouraged to actively monitor all product lines to ensure compliance with the state's energy and water efficiency standards.

Public Resources Code section 25534(b) provides the Commission’s authority for imposing penalties for non-complaint thermal power plants with generating capacity of 50 megawatts or more, and any facilities appurtenant thereto. (Pub. Resources Code §§ 25110, 25120). Regulated entities are encouraged to actively monitor their facilities to ensure compliance.

Date Settled Case Settlements News Releases &
Settlement Agreements Program Area
10/2019 AFA USA, LLC N/AAFA USA, LLC Settlement Appliances
10/2019 EPC Trading, Inc. N/AEPC Trading, Inc. Settlement Appliances
10/2019 Whynter, LLC N/AWhynter, LLC Settlement Appliances
10/2019 Jetson Electric Bikes, LLC N/AJetson Electric Bikes, LLC Settlement Appliances
9/2019 Strong Industries Inc. N/AStrong Industries Inc. Settlement Appliances
9/2019 Liftboard. Inc. N/ALiftboard. Inc. Settlement Appliances
9/2019 Dorcy International, Inc. N/ADorcy International, Inc. Settlement Appliances
8/2019 Electric Motor Warehouse (08/31/2019) Electric Motor Warehouse Settlement Appliances
8/2019 Sport Dimension, Inc. (08/31/2019) Sport Dimension, Inc. Settlement Appliances
8/2019 Newair, LLC (08/31/2019) Newair, LLC Settlement Appliances
7/2019 Vigo Industries, LLC (07/15/2019) Vigo Industries, LLC Settlement Appliances
7/2019 Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc. (08/01/2019) Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc. Settlement Appliances
5/2019 Golf Outlets USA (05/30/2019) Golf Outlets USA Settlement Appliances
4/2019 Field Controls, LLC. (04/14/2019) Field Controls, LLC. Settlement Appliances
4/2019 Tabata USA, Inc. (05/01/2019) Tabata USA, Inc. Settlement Appliances
3/2019 Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools, Inc. (04/01/2019) Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools, Inc. Settlement Appliances
2/2019 MWE Investments, Westinghouse Power Products (03/01/2019) MWE Investments, Westinghouse Power Products Settlement Appliances
2/2019 Dynacraft BSC Inc. (03/01/2019) Dynacraft BSC Inc. Settlement Appliances
2/2019 Spa Manufacturers, Inc (03/15/2019) Spa Manufacturers, Inc Settlement Appliances