This Decision and Order considers an Application for Exception filed by Samsung Electronics America (Samsung) seeking 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, Samsung asserts 1 that the firm will suffer an undue hardship and inequity if required to adhere to the Refrigerator Efficiency Standards,
codified at 10 C.F.R. § 430.32. If Samsung’s Application for Exception is granted, the firm will receive exception relief from the energy efficiency standard applicable to a new automatic defrost refrigerator-freezer, with bottom-mounted freezer and through-the-door ice service. Samsung proposes to introduce this appliance into the marketplace. As set forth in this Decision and Order, we have concluded that Samsung’s Application for Exception should be granted.