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Energy Conservation Standards for Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machines Revised

Monday, January 11, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Energy has issued a final rule revising the energy conservation standards for Class A and Class B refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machines after determining that these standards would result in significant energy conservation and are technologically feasible and economically justified. This rule is effective as of March 8 but compliance will only be required for covered products manufactured in or imported into the U.S. on or after Jan. 8, 2019.

This rule also amends the definition for Class A equipment to more unambiguously differentiate Class A and Class B machines, amends the definition of combination vending machine, defines two new classes of combination vending machines (Combination A and Combination B) and promulgates standards for those new classes, and adopts new provisions that DOE will use to verify the appropriate equipment class and refrigerated volume during enforcement testing.

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