This Decision and Order considers an Application for Exception filed by National Comfort Products (NCP). In its Application, NCP seeks exception relief from the provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 430, Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps. 1 In its Application, NCP asserts that the firm would suffer serious hardship, inequity, or unfair distribution of burdens if required to comply with the mandatory energy efficiency standard that applies to space constrained heat pumps manufactured after January 23, 2010. 2 10 C.F.R. § 430.32(c)(2). If NCP’s Application for Exception was granted, the firm would receive exception relief from the energy efficiency standard for one type of product that it manufactures: through-the-wall (TTW) split system heat pumps. 3 As set forth in this Decision and Order, we have
concluded that NCP’s Application should be denied.