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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AF23 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Adjudication and Civil Penalty Procedures Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act 

Section 6303 of Title 42 of the United States Code provides for an on-the-record hearing for parties issued a civil penalty notice by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) for violations of 42 U.S.C. 6302. Through a direct final rule, DOE intends to adopt regulations that establish the procedure for such hearings, the rights and obligations of the parties and presiding authorities, and the procedures for issuing civil penalty orders under 42 U.S.C. 6303. On September 26, 2022, DOE published those procedures on its website at the URL provided.  On September 30, 2022, DOE published in the Federal Register a Notice of Intent to commence on-the-record hearings before Administrative Law Judges pursuant to those procedures.  (87 FR 59407). In the Notice of Intent, DOE also provided the URL for the hearing procedures.

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 711   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6303   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice of Intent  09/26/2022  87 FR 59407   
Direct Final Rule  09/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Dion Casey
Trial Attorney
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:240 798-1204