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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 159 : WASTE MANAGEMENT

Subchapter 004 : PAINT STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 6675)
  • § 6675. Agency responsibility

    (a)(1) Within 90 days of receipt of a plan submitted under section 6673 of this title, the Secretary shall review the plan and make a determination whether or not to approve the plan. The Secretary shall issue a letter of approval for a submitted plan if:

    (A) the submitted plan provides for the establishment of a Paint Stewardship Program that meets the requirements of subsection 6673(a); and

    (B) the Secretary determines that the plan:

    (i) achieves convenient collection for consumers;

    (ii) educates the public on proper paint management;

    (iii) manages waste paint in a manner that is environmentally safe and promotes reuse and recycling; and

    (iv) is cost-effective.

    (2) If the Secretary does not approve a submitted plan, the Secretary shall issue to the paint stewardship organization a letter listing the reasons for the disapproval of the plan. If the Secretary disapproves a plan, a paint stewardship organization intending to sell or continue to sell architectural paint in the State shall submit a new plan within 60 days of receipt of the letter of disapproval.

    (b)(1) The Secretary shall review and approve the stewardship assessment proposed by a producer pursuant to subsection 6673(b) of this title. The Secretary shall only approve the Program budget and any assessment if the applicant has demonstrated that the costs of the Program and any proposed assessment are reasonable and the assessment does not exceed the costs of implementing an approved plan.

    (2) If an amended plan is submitted under subsection 6673(g) of this title that proposes to change the cost of the Program or proposes to change the paint stewardship assessment under the plan, the disapproval of any proposed new assessment or the failure of an approved new assessment to cover the total costs of the Program shall not relieve a producer or stewardship organization of its obligation to continue to implement the approved plan under the originally approved assessment.

    (c) Facilities solely collecting paint for the Paint Stewardship Program that would not otherwise be subject to solid waste certification requirements shall not be required to obtain a solid waste certification. Persons solely transporting paint for the Paint Stewardship Program that would not otherwise be subject to solid waste hauler permitting requirements shall not be required to obtain a solid waste hauler's permit. (Added 2013, No. 58, § 1, eff. June 3, 2013.)