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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

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

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 7154)
  • § 7154. Collection plans

    (a) Collection plan required. Prior to February 1, 2012, a manufacturer, individually or as a participant in a stewardship organization, shall submit a collection plan to the Secretary for review.

    (1) Free collection of mercury-containing lamps. The collection program shall provide for free collection of mercury-containing lamps from covered entities. A manufacturer shall accept all mercury-containing lamps collected from a covered entity and shall not refuse the collection of a mercury-containing lamp based on the brand or manufacturer of the mercury-containing lamp. The collection program shall also provide for the payment of the costs for recycling and transportation from a collection facility to a recycler.

    (2) Convenient collection location. The manufacturer shall develop a collection program that:

    (A) allows all municipal collection locations and all retailers that sell mercury-containing lamps to opt to be a collection facility; and

    (B) at a minimum, has not less than two collection facilities in each county.

    (3) Public education and outreach. The collection plan shall include an education and outreach program that may include media advertising, retail displays, articles in trade and other journals and publications, and other public educational efforts. At a minimum, the education and outreach program shall notify the public of the following:

    (A) that there is a free collection program for mercury-containing lamps;

    (B) the location of collection points and how a covered entity can access this collection program; and

    (C) the special handling considerations associated with mercury-containing lamps.

    (4) Compliance with appropriate environmental standards. In implementing a collection plan, a manufacturer shall comply with all applicable laws related to the collection, transportation, and disposal of mercury-containing lamps. A manufacturer shall comply with any special handling or disposal standards established by the Secretary for a mercury-containing lamp or for the collection plan of the manufacturer.

    (b) Term of collection plan. A collection plan approved by the Secretary under section 7156 of this title shall have a term not to exceed five years, provided that the manufacturer remains in compliance with the requirements of this chapter and the terms of the approved plan. (Added 2011, No. 36, § 2, eff. May 19, 2011.)