EPA has finalized the ENERGY STAR Version 2.0 specification for Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machines. As such, the comment period is now closed. The new Version 2.0 specification will go into effect for rebuilt machines on August 31, 2006. Partners and other interested parties with questions about the new specification can contact Rachel Schmeltz, EPA, at Schmeltz.Rachel@epa.gov. For more information about how refrigerated beverage vending machines can qualify for ENERGY STAR visit ENERGY STAR Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machines.