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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 164A : Collection and Disposal of Mercury-Containing Lamps

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 7151)
  • § 7151. Definitions

    As used in this chapter:

    (1) “Agency” means the Agency of Natural Resources.

    (2) “Covered entity” means any person who presents to a collection facility that is included in an approved plan:

    (A) any number of compact fluorescent mercury-containing lamps; or

    (B) 10 or fewer mercury-containing lamps that are not compact fluorescent lamps.

    (3) “Lamp” means an electric lamp, including mercury-containing lamps, incandescent lamps, halogen lamps, and light-emitting diode lamps.

    (4) “Manufacturer” means a person who:

    (A) manufactures or manufactured a mercury-containing lamp under its own brand or label for sale in the State;

    (B) sells in the State under its own brand or label a mercury-containing lamp produced by another supplier;

    (C) owns a brand that it licenses or licensed to another person for use on a mercury-containing lamp sold in the State;

    (D) imports into the United States for sale in the State a mercury-containing lamp manufactured by a person without a presence in the United States;

    (E) manufactures a mercury-containing lamp for sale in the State without affixing a brand name; or

    (F) assumes the responsibilities, obligations, and liabilities of a manufacturer as defined under subdivisions (A) through (E) of this subdivision (4), provided that the Secretary may enforce the requirements of this chapter against a manufacturer defined under subdivisions (A) through (E) of this subdivision (4) if a person who assumes the manufacturer’s responsibilities fails to comply with the requirements of this chapter.

    (5) “Mercury-containing lamp” means a general purpose lamp to which mercury is intentionally added during the manufacturing process. “Mercury-containing lamp” does not mean a lamp used for medical, disinfection, treatment, or industrial purposes.

    (6) “Program year” means the period from July 1 through June 30.

    (7) “Retailer” means a person who sells a mercury-containing lamp to a person in the State through any means, including a sales outlet, a catalogue, the telephone, the Internet, or any electronic means.

    (8) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Natural Resources.

    (9) “Sell” or “sale” means any transfer for consideration of title or of the right to use by lease or sales contract a mercury-containing lamp to a person in the State of Vermont. “Sell” or “sale” does not include the sale, resale, lease, or transfer of a used mercury-containing lamp or a manufacturer’s or a distributor’s wholesale transaction with a distributor or a retailer.

    (10) “Stewardship organization” means an organization, association, or entity that has developed a system, method, or other mechanism which assumes the responsibilities, obligations, and liabilities under this chapter of multiple manufacturers of mercury-containing lamps. (Added 2011, No. 36, § 2, eff. May 19, 2011.)