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Subchapter 004 : Reimbursement(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 7589)
§ 7589. Reimbursement; authorization
(a) Reimbursement of primary battery producers.
(1) A producer or a primary battery stewardship organization operating under an approved primary battery stewardship plan that collects primary batteries or rechargeable batteries that are not listed under its approved plan shall be entitled to reimbursement from the following entities of reimbursable costs per unit of weight incurred in collecting the batteries:
(A) the producer of the collected primary battery or the primary battery stewardship organization representing the producer of the collected primary battery; or
(B) the rechargeable battery steward responsible for the collected rechargeable batteries or, where the rechargeable battery steward responsible for the collected rechargeable batteries is participating in a rechargeable battery stewardship organization, the stewardship organization.
(2) Reimbursement may be requested by a collecting primary battery producer or primary battery stewardship organization only after that producer has achieved the collection rate performance goal approved by the Secretary under section 7584 of this title.
(b) Reimbursement of rechargeable battery stewardship organization. A registered rechargeable battery steward or rechargeable battery stewardship organization shall be entitled to reimbursement from the producer of the collected primary battery or the primary battery stewardship organization representing the producer of the collected primary battery.
(c) Reimbursable costs. Under this subchapter, reimbursement shall be allowed only for those costs incurred in collecting the batteries subject to the reimbursement request. Reimbursable costs include:
(1) costs of collection, transport, recycling, and other methods of disposition identified in a primary battery stewardship plan approved pursuant to section 7586 of this title; and
(2) reasonable educational, promotional, or administrative costs. (Added 2013, No. 139 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. May 22, 2014.)