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 published a notice of public meeting and availability of the preliminary technical support document concerning energy conservation standards for refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machines. 79 FR 46379 (August 8, 2014). 

Public Meeting Information

DOE held a public meeting on September 16, 2014. 

Submitting Public Comments

The public comment period is closed.

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.

Preliminary Analysis
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule

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

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