Obama set to regulate wine coolers


While the mayhem continues, I thought this story exemplifies all that we are fighting for in regard to keeping American companies alive, and workers employed. Tens of thousands of these regs were promulgated during this administration, with faceless, nameless bureaucrats, costing jobs and business their ability to thrive. Oh, testing I am sure is just the first step. We must get the foot of government off the necks of small business who employ 60 percent of Americans.

Energy efficiency reg to cost small businesses $12,500 each.The agency said the $12,500 testing cost is “unlikely to represent a significant economic impact for small businesses.”

The Department of Energy now has a specific regulation for wine refrigerators.

The agency released a final rule Friday requiring manufacturers to test the energy efficiency of refrigerators used for wine. It estimated the rule would cost the average small business $12,500 to test whether their equipment meets specifications.

The regulation refers to the refrigerators as “coolers.” There was much discussion about the exact definition of the term in the final regulation, which spans 159 pages.

“[The Department of Energy] DOE proposed to define a ‘cooler’ as a cabinet, used with one or more doors, that has a source of refrigeration capable of operating on single-phase, alternating current and is capable of maintaining compartment temperatures either no lower than 39 °F, or in a range that extends no lower than 37 °F but at least as high as 60 °F,” according to the final rule. “The proposal also clarified that these compartment temperatures would be determined in a 90 °F ambient temperature.”

The agency decided to keep the phrase “used with one or more doors” because it was “clearer and more direct.”

“If a product is used with one or more doors, it would be considered a cooler regardless of the design intent,” the agency said. “Therefore, DOE is maintaining the language of ‘used with one or more doors’ in the cooler definition as well as the combination cooler refrigeration product category definitions established in this final rule.”

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19 Responses to “Obama set to regulate wine coolers”

  1. Steve Dennis Says:

    My first reaction was I didn’t think anyone drank wine coolers anymore but then I realized what you were writing about!🙂 So it’s $12,500 just to find out if they are in compliance and then of course they will have to pay to replace the refrigerators…

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I hadn’t even thought of that! Considering no life is on the line, it is a stretch isn’t it. They will be regulate to the last day

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  2. geeez2014 Says:

    well, gee, Bunkerville..go easy! It’s not like Obama has anything else going on in the country that might take some attention. Actually, let’s hope he stays on wine coolers…..🙂 LEAVE the BIG STUFF ALONE!!
    This is precisely the kind of thing I have a little more hope with Trump on..>”what the HELL? Let ’em have their wine coolers” !!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      LOL. After all, these coolers aren’t going to kill anyone. But ISIS? Well, might be something a little more important. And they tell us 12K isn’t that much money anyway

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  3. mcnorman Says:

    I guess I will have to go back to the old days…root cellar. snicker

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    • bunkerville Says:

      It will be more than the root cellar we will be going back to if things don’t change pronto!

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      • mcnorman Says:

        I know, but I’m at a loss on how to kick the dead horse off the lawn. Jeez, and then we have the never trumpers that are just a cancer on everything.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        There you go,

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  4. Always On Watch Says:

    The world is on fire, and the Obama regime is worried about wine coolers?

    MADNESS!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      157 pages worth of it. Says it all. And who got sick from one of these>>>???

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  5. LadyRavenSDC Says:

    His tab – “The War On You” has short video and this message dated today:
    Formatting blog, rearranging, no links are being purged, just consolidated.
    Redirecting.
    I think I can say – whew!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      We have to get through the next six months at the least before the purge.

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  6. LadyRavenSDC Says:

    Not a good sign this morning.
    I am watching Curtis tear down his website post by post by post.
    https://mojavedesertpatriot.wordpress.com/
    Well, update – the above was five minutes ago.
    He is now gone.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      That would be a loss. Looks like he is reformatting. Perhaps not so bad.

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  7. Just Simply Linda Says:

    Do what???? (lol–obviously I need more coffee) Shaking my head…whose asinine idea is this? I guess there are bored people sitting around doing nothing…oh wait, that’s what they have been doing. {{{sigh}}}

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Like wine is a source food borne illness. And from the D.O.E.? Wacko

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      • Just Simply Linda Says:

        funny, my husband just said something similar…and yet, the president made a 5 min speech yesterday blaming the 24 hr news cycle for the police violence. Never ending with these wacko I-dots.

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  8. Sparky Hudson Says:

    I guarantee that someone in the Administration, or close to the circle, is getting a kick back from this. The only recourse right now is Do Not Comply or wait until we have a human being in the White House again to resume business.
    Thank you for bringing this to everone’s attention.
    redbirdacres.wordpress.com

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Only a few months to go and they won’t let up. Someone has plans to make everyone buy a certain wine cooler. Thats for sure. How do they dream up all of this?

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