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VEE-0075 - In the Matter of Viking Range Corporation

This Decision and Order considers an Application for Exception filed by Viking Range Corporation (Viking) 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, Viking asserts that the firm would suffer a serious hardship and an unfair distribution of burdens if required to adhere to the Refrigerator Efficiency Standards that become effective July 1, 2001, codified at 10 C.F.R. § 430.32. If Viking's Application for Exception were granted, Viking would receive a twelve-month extension for compliance with the energy efficiency standards applicable to the firm's built-in refrigerator line. As set forth in this Decision and Order, we have concluded that Viking's Application for Exception should be granted in part.