On February 14, 2024, the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) issued a decision denying a Motion for Reconsideration (Motion) of a Decision and Order (Decision) denying an application by R.E. Hansen Industries, Inc. d/b/a Islandaire (Islandaire) for exception relief from the applicable provisions of the Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Single Package Vertical Air Conditioners and Single Package Vertical Heat Pumps (Final Rule) published on December 7, 2022, at 87 Fed. Reg. 75,144 and the energy conservation standards and test procedures applicable to central air conditioners (CACs) codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 430 (the CAC Standards). In it Motion, Islandaire asserted that OHA erred in finding that Islandaire failed to establish a special hardship claim and a basis for relief under the unfair distribution standard . Following a review of the Motion, DOE's response, and comments from an interested party, OHA found that there was no error in the Decision that materially impacted the outcome of the case. (OHA Case No. EXC-24-0002)