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Subchapter 002 : Primary Battery Stewardship Program(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 7586)
§ 7586. Agency responsibilities; approval of plans
(a) Approval of plan. Within 90 days after receipt of a proposed primary battery stewardship plan, not including the time required for public comment under chapter 170 of this title, the Secretary shall determine whether the plan complies with the requirements of section 7584 of this title. If the Secretary determines that a plan complies with the requirements of section 7584 of this title, the Secretary shall notify the applicant of the plan approval in writing. If the Secretary rejects a primary battery stewardship plan, the Secretary shall notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for rejecting the plan. An applicant whose plan is rejected by the Secretary shall submit a revised plan to the Secretary within 45 days of receiving notice of rejection. A primary battery stewardship plan that is not approved or rejected by the Secretary within 90 days, not including the time required for public comment under chapter 170 of this title, of submission by a producer shall be deemed approved.
(b) Plan amendment; changes. Any changes to a proposed primary battery stewardship plan shall be approved by the Secretary in writing. The Secretary, in his or her discretion or at the request of a producer, may require a producer or a primary battery stewardship organization to amend an approved plan.
(c) Public review. When the Secretary receives a request to approve or amend a primary battery stewardship plan under this subchapter, the Secretary shall proceed in accordance with chapter 170 of this title.
(e) Registrations. The Secretary shall accept, review, and approve or deny primary battery stewardship organization registrations submitted under section 7583 of this title.
(f) Agency website. The Secretary shall maintain a website that includes a copy of all approved primary battery stewardship plans, the names of producers with approved plans, participation in approved plans, or other compliance with this chapter. The website shall list all of an approved primary battery producer’s brands covered by a primary battery stewardship plan filed with the Secretary. The Secretary shall update information on the website within 10 days of receipt of notice of any change to the listed information. The website shall list all known primary battery producers exempt from the requirements of this chapter under subsection 7582(c) of this title.
(g) Term of primary battery stewardship plan. A primary battery stewardship plan approved by the Secretary under this section shall have a term not to exceed five years, provided that the primary battery producer or primary battery stewardship organization remains in compliance with the requirements of this chapter and the terms of the approved plan. (Added 2013, No. 139 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. May 22, 2014; amended 2015, No. 150 (Adj. Sess.), § 31, eff. Jan. 1, 2018.)