This Decision and Order considers an Application for Exception filed by Maytag Corporation (Maytag) seeking exception relief from the provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part
430, Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Energy Conservation Standards for Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers and Freezers (Refrigerator
Efficiency Standards). In its exception request, Maytag asserts that the firm would suffer a gross inequity if required to adhere to the Refrigerator Efficiency Standards,
codified at 10 C.F.R. § 430.32. If Maytag’s Application for Exception were granted, Maytag would receive exception relief from the energy efficiency standard applicable
to a new automatic defrost refrigerator-freezer, with bottom mounted freezer and through-the-door ice service. Maytag proposes to introduce this appliance into the
marketplace. As set forth in this Decision and Order, we have concluded that Maytag’s Application for Exception should be granted.