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Rulemaking for Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machines Energy Conservation Standards

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is considering amending energy conservation standards for refrigerated beverage vending machines (BVMs) as required by (42 U.S.C. 6295(m)(1)).


Recent Updates | Public Meeting Information | Submitting Public Comments | Milestones and Documents | Related Rulemakings | Statutory Authority | Contact Information


Recent Updates

DOE has published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding energy conservation standard for  beverage vending machines. 80 FR 50462 (August 19, 2015). This notice also announces DOE will host a public meeting September 29, 2015 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in Washington, DC.


Public Meeting Information

DOE will host a public meeting Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in Washington, DC at DOE's Forrestal Building, Room 8E-089 1000 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, DC 20585.

To attend the public meeting please notify Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586-2945 or Brenda.Edwards@ee.doe.gov. 

Register for the webinar here

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period closes October 19, 2015.

Any comments submitted must identify the NOPR for Energy Conservation Standards for Beverage Vending Machines, and provide docket number EERE-2013–BT–STD–0022 and/or regulatory information number (RIN) number 1904-AD00. Comments may be submitted using any of the following methods: 

1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. 

2. E-mail: BVM2013STD0022@ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number and/or RIN in the subject line of the message. Include the docket number and/or RIN in the subject line of the message.

3. Postal Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, 20585-0121. If possible, please submit all items on a compact disc (CD), in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies.

4. Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, 950 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Suite 600, Washington, DC, 20024. Telephone: (202) 586-2945. If possible, please submit all items on a CD, in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies.


Milestones and Documents

The refrigerated beverage vending machine energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE-2013-BT-STD-0022 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents. For the latest information on the planned timing of future DOE regulatory milestones, see the current Office of Management and Budget Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. All planned dates are preliminary and subject to change.

Framework
Preliminary Analysis
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule
Compliance

Related Rulemakings

At present, there is a DOE rulemaking underway to amend the test procedures for refrigerated beverage vending machines.



Statutory Authority

The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA) directed the Secretary of Energy to issue by rule, no later than August 8, 2009, energy conservation standards for refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machines (42 U.S.C. 6295(v)). DOE published a final rule establishing standards for refrigerated beverage vending machines (2009 BVM final rule) in August 2009. 74 FR 44913 (Aug. 31, 2009).

Within 6 years after issuance of any final rule establishing or amending standards, DOE is required to publish a notice determining whether to amend those standards. If DOE determines that amendment is warranted, DOE must also issue a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) including new proposed energy conservation standards by that same date (42 U.S.C. 6295(m)(1)). Because the final rule for beverage vending machines was published on August 31, 2009, a notice of determination and, if necessary, a NOPR, are required no later than August 31, 2015.

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email:

refrigerated_beverage_vending_machines@ee.doe.gov