On March 8, 2017, OHA granted an Application for Exception filed by Philips Electronics North America Corporation (Philips) in which the firm requested relief from the applicable provisions of DOE’s Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial and Industrial Electric Motors (Electric Motor Efficiency Standards), published on May 29, 2014, 79 Fed. Reg. 30934, and codified at 10 CFR Part 431. Philips is a leading manufacturer of medical imaging and in-vitro diagnostic products, in addition to being a service provider for such products. In its role as a service provider, Philips imports electric motors and provides them to customers in need of replacement motors. The replacement motors that Philips imports were previously not subject to regulation but are now regulated under revised Electric Motor Efficiency Standards. In evaluating Philips’ exception request, OHA found that Philips’ customers, primarily health care institutions, as well as patients of those customers would suffer a special hardship in the absence of exception relief. OHA further found that, because OHA granted exception relief in a similar matter, Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc./Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc., OHA Case No. EXC-16-0012 (2016), exception relief was necessary to reduce the impact on competition. Accordingly, OHA granted Philips’ Application for Exception.