New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of 15 attorneys general in challenging the Energy Department's "Test Procedure Interim Waiver Process" rule. Under the rule, any manufacturer applying for a permanent waiver to use its own test procedures for compliance with Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) energy efficiency standards would automatically be granted an indefinite interim waiver unless the department issues an official decision within 30 days of receiving the waiver application. If an application is later denied or granted with conditions, the interim waiver would remain in place for an additional 180 days, allowing manufacturers to continue selling nonconforming products that could remain in use for years.
- Documents: Petition for Review
- Document Type: Petitions
- States: California Connecticut Illinois Maine Massachusetts Minnesota Nevada New Jersey New Mexico New York Oregon Pennsylvania Vermont Washington Washington, D.C.
- Agencies: Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
- Issues: Energy & Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency
- Era: Trump Administration
- Outcome: Win
- Explanation of Outcome:The case was dismissed after the provisions at issue were amended.
- Action Type: Litigation