In a statement by the DOE, they have agreed to forgo enforcing the 90% non-weatherized furnace Northern regional standards ruling while litigation is in process. This means that the law will still take effect on May 1, however, the DOE will not enforce the ruling until the court has made their final decision.
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Regional Standards Update
A motion has been approved that legally forbids the Department of Energy from enforcing the the furnace standard in the Northern Region that was due to take effect May 1, 2013. Should the court decide to enact the standard, there will be a six month delay before enforcement can begin.
Essentially, 80% furnaces that were unable to be installed May 1, 2013, now can be installed without legal consequence for at least six months, or six months from the date that the court makes a final ruling on the standard.