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April 16, 2012
EXC-12-0001, EXC-12-0002, EXC-12-0003 - In the Matter of Philips Lighting Company, GE Lighting, and OSRAM SYLVANIA, Inc.

On April 16, 2012, OHA issued a decision granting Applications for Exception filed respectively by Philips Lighting Company (Philips), GE Lighting (GE) and OSRAM SYLVANIA, Inc. (OSI) (collectively, “the Applicants”), for relief from the provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 430, Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for General Service Fluorescent Lamps and Incandescent Reflector Lamps (Lighting Efficiency Standards).

January 4, 2012
EXC-11-0001 - In the Matter of BSH Home Appliances Corporation

On January 4, 2012, OHA issued a decision granting an Application for Exception filed by BSH Home Appliances Corporation (BSH).  In its Application, the BSH sought relief from the provisions of 10 C.F.R.

March 2, 2011
TEE-0077 - In the Matter of GE Appliances & Lighting

The Decision and Order considers and Application for Exception filed by GE Appliances & Lighting (GE)

March 1, 2011
TEE-0074 - In the Matter of GE Appliances & Lighting

This Decision and Order considers an Application for Exception filed by GE Appliances & Lighting (GE) seeking exception relief from the provision 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, GE 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.

April 23, 2010
TEE-0070 - In the Matter of BSH Home Appliances Corporation

On March 30, 2010, BSH Home Appliances Corporation (BSH) filed an Application for Exception (Application) with the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the Department of Energy (DOE). The firm requests temporary 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).

April 2, 2010
TEE-0062 - In the Matter of United CoolAir Corp.

This Decision and Order considers an Application for Exception filed by United CoolAir Corporation (United CoolAir) seeking exception relief from the provisions of 10 C.F.R.

February 4, 2010
TEA-0013 - In the Matter of Madison Gas and Electric Company

This Decision and Order considers an Appeal filed by the Madison Gas and Electric Company (MGE) from a determination issued on September 17, 2009, on behalf of the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE) of the Department of Energy (DOE), under the provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 490. In its determination, EE denied a request filed by MGE for one exemption from the firm's Model Year (MY) 2008 alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) purchase requirements under the Alternative Fuel Transportation Program.

November 30, 2009
TEA-0012 - In the Matter of Commonwealth of Massachusetts

This Decision and Order considers an Appeal filed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (“Massachusetts” or “the Commonwealth”) from a determination issued on September 3, 2009, on behalf of the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE) of the Department of Energy (DOE), under the provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 490 (Alternative Fuel Transportation Program).

February 28, 2008
TEE-0049 - In the Matter of ECR International

ECR International filed an Application for Exception with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) on September 6, 2007. The firm requests
continued relief from conducting low temperature tests on its ductless, multiple-zone (DMZ) heat pumps to determine the heat pumps’ heating seasonal performance factor
(HSPF), as 10 C.F.R. Part 430 requires. For the reasons set forth below, we have concluded that ECR International’s Application for Exception should be denied.

July 26, 2007
TEE-0047 - In the Matter of Samsung Electronics America

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,