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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 168 : Product Stewardship for Primary Batteries and Rechargeable Batteries

Subchapter 002 : Primary Battery Stewardship Program

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 7587)
  • § 7587. Retailer obligations

    (a) Sale prohibited. Except as set forth in subsection (b) of this section, no retailer shall sell or offer for sale a primary battery on or after January 1, 2016 unless the producer of the primary battery is implementing an approved primary battery stewardship plan, is a member of a primary battery stewardship organization implementing an approved primary battery stewardship plan, or is exempt from participation in an approved plan, as determined by review of the producers listed on the Agency website required in subsection 7586(f) of this title.

    (b) Inventory exception; expiration or revocation of producer registration. A retailer shall not be responsible for an unlawful sale of a primary battery under this subsection if:

    (1) the retailer purchased the primary battery prior to January 1, 2016 and sells the primary battery on or before January 1, 2017; or

    (2) the producer’s primary battery stewardship plan expired or was revoked, and the retailer took possession of the in-store inventory of primary batteries prior to the expiration or revocation of the producer’s primary battery stewardship plan.

    (c) Educational material. A producer or primary battery stewardship organization supplying primary batteries to a retailer shall provide the retailer with educational materials describing collection opportunities for primary batteries. The retailer shall make the educational materials available to consumers. (Added 2013, No. 139 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. May 22, 2014.)