DOE has issued a pre-publication final rule regarding test procedures for refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machines. (July 15, 2015). The effective date of this rule is 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Compliance with Appendix A will be mandatory for representations made on or after 180 days after publication in the Federal Register.
There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.
The refrigerated beverage vending machine test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2013-BT-TP-0045 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.
DOE's authority for this rulemaking can be found at 42 U.S.C. 6314(c).