This Decision and Order considers an Application for Exception filed by Electrolux Home Products, Inc. (EHP) seeking exception relief from the provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 430, pertaining to energy conservation standards for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers and freezers (Refrigerator Efficiency Standards). In its exception request, EHP 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(a). If
EHP’s Application for Exception were granted, EHP would receive exception relief from the energy efficiency standard applicable to a new frost-free chest freezer EHP proposes to introduce into the marketplace. As set forth in this Decision and Order, we have concluded that EHP’s Application for Exception should be granted.