This Decision and Order considers an Application for Exception filed by Energy Savings Products, Ltd. (ESP) seeking exception relief from the provisions of 10 C.F.R.
Part 430, pertaining to energy conservation standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps (Air Conditioner Standards). ESP is a manufacturer of small duct, high
velocity (SDHV) air conditioning equipment. In its exception request, ESP asserts that the firm will suffer a gross inequity, serious hardship and an unfair distribution of
burdens if forced to comply with the 13 SEER energy efficiency standard effective January 2006, 10 C.F.R. § 430.32(c). If its Application for Exception were granted, the
firm would receive exception relief from the revised standard. As set forth in this Decision and Order, we have concluded that ESP’s Application for Exception should be