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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

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

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 7156)
  • § 7156. Agency responsibilities

    (a) Review and approve collection plans. The Secretary shall review and approve or deny collection plans submitted under section 7154 of this title. The Secretary shall approve a collection plan if the Secretary finds that the plan:

    (1) complies with the requirements of subsection 7154(a) of this title;

    (2) provides adequate notice to the public of the collection opportunities available for mercury-containing lamps;

    (3) ensures that collection of mercury-containing lamps will occur in an environmentally sound fashion that is consistent with the law or with any special handling requirements adopted by the Secretary;

    (4) promotes the collection and disposal of mercury-containing lamps.

    (b) Plan amendment. The Secretary, in his or her discretion or at the request of a manufacturer or a stewardship organization, may require a manufacturer or a stewardship organization to amend an approved plan. Plan amendments shall be subject to the public input provisions of subsection (c) of this section.

    (c) Procedure. Before approving a collection plan under this chapter, the Secretary shall proceed in accordance with chapter 170 of this title.

    (d) Registrations. The Secretary shall accept, review, and approve or deny registrations required by this chapter. The Secretary may revoke a registration of a stewardship organization for actions that are unreasonable, unnecessary, or contrary to the requirements or the policy of this chapter.

    (e) Supervisory capacity. The Secretary shall act in a supervisory capacity over the actions of a stewardship organization registered under this section. In acting in this capacity, the Secretary shall review the actions of the stewardship organization to ensure that they are reasonable, necessary, and limited to carrying out requirements of and policy established by this chapter.

    (f) Special handling requirements. The Secretary may adopt, by rule, special handling requirements for the collection, transport, and disposal of mercury-containing lamps.

    (g) Approved plans; Internet posting. The Secretary shall post on the agency website all manufacturers and manufacturers’ brands that are covered under an approved plan. For stewardship organizations, the Agency may link to the list of manufacturers and manufacturers’ brands on the stewardship organization’s website. (Added 2011, No. 36, § 2, eff. May 19, 2011; amended 2015, No. 150 (Adj. Sess.), § 29, eff. Jan. 1, 2018.)