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May 9, 2001
VEA-0018 - In the Matter of Whirlpool Corporation

This determination considers an Appeal filed by Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool) of a Decision and Order issued by the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) on March 2, 2001. Diversified Refrigeration, Inc., 28 DOE ¶ , Case No. VEE-0079 (March 2, 2001) (Diversified). In the Decision and Order, OHA granted Diversified Refrigeration, Inc. (DRI) a limited exception from the revised standards of 10 C.F.R.

March 2, 2001
VEE-0079 - In the Matter of Diversified Refrigeration, Inc.

Diversified Refrigeration, Inc. (DRI) requests a six-month exception from the 2001 energy appliance efficiency standards for built-in refrigerators that become effective July 1, 2001. As explained below, we are granting DRI a six-month exception - from July 1, 2001 to December 31, 2001 - that permits the firm to produce a specific number of non-compliant refrigerators per month and requires DRI to submit monthly reports on the number of each model produced.  

March 2, 2001
VEA-0017 - In the Matter of Whirlpool Corporation

Sub-Zero Freezer Co. (Sub-Zero), GE Appliances (GE), and Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool) filed appeals of our November 3, 2000 decision, granting Viking Range Corporation (Viking) a six-month exception from the 2001 energy appliance efficiency standards for built-in refrigerators. Viking Range Corp., 28 DOE ¶ 81,002 (2000). As discussed below, we have granted the appeals in part. As a result, the six-month exception will be limited to 475 refrigerators per month and will be subject to a monthly reporting requirement.

March 2, 2001
VEA-0016 - In the Matter of GE Appliances

Sub-Zero Freezer Co. (Sub-Zero), GE Appliances (GE), and Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool) filed appeals of our November 3, 2000 decision, granting Viking Range Corporation (Viking) a six-month exception from the 2001 energy appliance efficiency standards for built-in refrigerators. Viking Range Corp., 28 DOE ¶ 81,002 (2000). As discussed below, we have granted the appeals in part. As a result, the six-month exception will be limited to 475 refrigerators per month and will be subject to a monthly reporting requirement.

March 2, 2001
VEA-0015 - In the Matter of Sub-Zero Freezer Co.

Sub-Zero Freezer Co. (Sub-Zero), GE Appliances (GE), and Whirlpool Corporation (Whirlpool) filed appeals of our November 3, 2000 decision, granting Viking Range Corporation (Viking) a six-month exception from the 2001 energy appliance efficiency standards for built-in refrigerators. Viking Range Corp., 28 DOE ¶ 81,002 (2000). As discussed below, we have granted the appeals in part. As a result, the six-month exception will be limited to 475 refrigerators per month and will be subject to a monthly reporting requirement.

January 31, 2001
VEH-0015 - In the Matter of Sub-Zero Freezer Co.

Motion for Evidentiary Hearing

Sub-Zero Freezer Co. (Sub-Zero) filed a motion for evidentiary hearing with the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the Department of Energy (DOE). The motion relates to Sub-Zero’s appeal (Case No. VEA-0015) of our November 3 decision, in which we granted Viking Range Corporation (Viking) a six-month exception from the 2001 energy appliance efficiency standards for built-in refrigerators. Viking Range Corporation, 28 DOE ¶ 81,002 (2000). As discussed below, we have concluded that the motion should be granted in part.

November 3, 2000
VEE-0075 - In the Matter of Viking Range Corporation

This Decision and Order considers an Application for Exception filed by Viking Range Corporation (Viking) seeking exception 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, Viking asserts that the firm would suffer a serious hardship and an unfair distribution of burdens if required to adhere to the Refrigerator Efficiency Standards that become effective July 1, 2001, codified at 10 C.F.R.

January 24, 2000
VEA-0012 - In the Matter of American Electric Power Company, Inc.

This Decision and Order considers an Appeal filed by American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) from a determination issued on October 15, 1999, by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE) of the Department of Energy (DOE), under provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 490 (Alternative Fuel Transportation Program). In its determination, EE granted in part a request filed by AEP for an exemption from the firm’s 1998 and 1999 Model Year (MY) alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) purchase requirements under the Part 490 program.

November 3, 1999
VEE-0054 - In the Matter of Amana Appliances

This Decision and Order considers an Application for Exception filed by Amana Appliances (Amana), seeking exception 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, Amana asserts that the firm would suffer a competitive disadvantage and undue hardship if required to adhere to the Refrigerator Efficiency Standards of Part 430, effective July 1, 2001, 10 C.F.R. § 430.32.

October 26, 1999
VEA-0013 - In the Matter of Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, Inc.

This Decision and Order considers an Appeal filed Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, Inc. (WREC) from a determination issued on July 8, 1999, by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE) of the Department of Energy (DOE), under provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 490 (Alternative Fuel Transportation Program). In its determination, EE denied a request filed by WREC for an exemption from the firm’s 1999 Model Year (MY) alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) purchase requirements under the Part 490 program.