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Title 10 : Conservation and Development


Subchapter 004 : Paint Stewardship Program

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 6680)
  • § 6680. Universal waste designation for postconsumer paint

    (a) The requirements of Subchapter 9 of the Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Rules, which allow certain categories of hazardous waste to be managed as universal waste, shall apply to postconsumer paint until the postconsumer paint is discarded, provided that:

    (1) the postconsumer paint is collected as a part of a stewardship plan approved under this subchapter; and

    (2) the collected postconsumer paint is or includes paint that is a hazardous waste as defined and regulated by the Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Rules.

    (b) When postconsumer paint is regulated as universal waste under subsection (a) of this section, small and large quantity handlers of the postconsumer paint shall manage the postconsumer paint in a manner that prevents releases of any universal waste or component of the universal waste to the environment. Postconsumer paint regulated as universal waste shall, at a minimum, be contained in one or more of the following:

    (1) a container that remains closed, structurally sound, and compatible with the postconsumer paint and that lacks evidence of leakage, spillage, or damage that could cause leakage under reasonably foreseeable conditions; or

    (2) a container that does not meet the requirements of subdivision (1) of this subsection, provided that the unacceptable container is overpacked in a container that meets the requirements of subdivision (1).

    (c) Containers holding postconsumer paint that is regulated as universal waste shall be clearly labeled "Universal Waste Paint," "Used Paint," or "Waste Paint."

    (d) Unless otherwise provided by statute, the definitions of the Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Rules shall apply to this section. (Added 2013, No. 58, § 1, eff. June 3, 2013.)