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§ 7153. Annual report; plan audit
(a) Annual report. At the end of each program year, a manufacturer of a mercury-containing lamp shall submit an annual report to the Secretary that contains the following:
(1) A description of the collection program.
(2) The number and type of mercury-containing lamps collected and the collection facility from which the lamps were collected.
(3) An estimate of the number of mercury-containing lamps available for collection and the methodology used to develop this number. Sales data and other confidential business information provided under this section shall not be subject to inspection and review pursuant to 1 V.S.A. chapter 5, subchapter 3 (access to public records). Confidential information shall be redacted from any final public report.
(4) The steps that the manufacturer has taken during the past program year to improve the collection rate and life cycle performance of mercury-containing lamps.
(b) Plan audit. Once every five years, the manufacturer shall hire an independent third party to audit the plan and plan operation. The auditor shall examine the effectiveness of the program in collecting and disposing of mercury-containing lamps. The auditor shall examine the cost-effectiveness of the program and compare it to that of collection programs for mercury-containing lamps in other jurisdictions. The auditor shall make recommendations to the Secretary on ways to increase program efficacy and cost-effectiveness. (Added 2011, No. 36, § 2, eff. May 19, 2011.)