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Rulemaking for Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machines Energy Conservation Standards

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has completed a rulemaking to amend its 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 Federal Register final rule pertaining to energy conservation standards for beverage vending machines. 81 FR 1028 (January 8, 2016)

Public Meeting Information

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The 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
  • Compliance with the new and amended standards established for beverage vending machines in this final rule is required on and after January 8, 2019.

Related Rulemakings

DOE also published a final rule regarding the test procedure for refrigerated beverage vending machines. For more information, please see the webpage for beverage vending machines or Docket No. EERE-2013-BT-TP-0045 at

Statutory Authority

Title III, Part B of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended, (EPCA), Pub. L. 94-163 (42 U.S.C. 6291-6309, as codified) established the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles. These products and equipment include refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machines. (42 U.S.C. 6291(40))  As part of this program, EPCA directed DOE to prescribe energy conservation standards for refrigerated beverage vending machines (BVMs). (42 U.S.C. 6295(v)

In addition, EPCA requires that DOE periodically review its established energy conservation standards for any covered products or equipment. 42 U.S.C. 6295(m) 

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email: