On March 16, a delegation of Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) executives met with U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Dr. Kathleen Hogan, and other officials, to discuss manufactured housing (MH) energy rules under consideration by DOE. MHARR tells MHProNews the rulemaking process by DOE has been tainted from the beginning, aimed to obtain a particular result that would be harmful to the overall MH industry.
Specifically, MHARR says one rule was prematurely leaked to an interested party; and a directive to DOE from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to begin the rulemaking process from the beginning was basically ignored. Further, the DOE negotiated rulemaking would prohibitively raise the costs of MH to the consumer.
In a March 20, 2015 letter to DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz, MHARR has asked for a complete internal investigation of the rulemaking process from 2007 to the present by DOE’s Inspector General. Additionally, MHARR wants the opportunity to present relevant materials at a future meeting. For the full report and the letter to Secretary Moniz, please click here. ##
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Article submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.