Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Ass'n v. United States Department of Energy

ELR Citation: 43 ELR 20034
No(s). 10-1113 (D.C. Cir. Feb 8, 2013)

The D.C. Circuit vacated and remanded a DOE rule requiring decorative fireplaces to meet certain energy efficiency standards under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. The rule defined "vented hearth heater" to include both decorative fireplaces and fireplace heaters, thereby subjecting both to t...