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Information for Electronic Manufacturers

 

On or before July 1 of each year, manufacturers of covered electronic devices (CEDs) sold in Vermont to covered entities will be required to register with the Agency of Natural Resources (Agency) and pay fees. CEDs are computers, monitors, printers, and televisions. Covered entities are consumers, charities, school districts, and small businesses that employ 10 or fewer individuals.

 

Exemptions:
Manufacturers that sell less than 20 covered electronic devices (CEDs) to covered entities are exempt from Vermont's e-waste law.

Manufacturers that fall under this exemption are not required to register or pay any fees, but are required to provide documentation to the Agency that supports their exempt status determination. The Agency recommends that those manufacturers fulfill this obligation by documenting their exempt status through the online registration form. This is a simple way to provide the information, while allowing manufacturers to be automatically placed on our list of manufacturers that are in compliance with Vermont's program. This list is available to retailers so that they know which manufacturers have not been prohibited from selling covered electronic devices in Vermont.

 

Registration:
Manufacturers that sell CEDs to covered entities in Vermont must register annually by July 1 to report their market share data, and to certify whether they are seeking coverage under the State Standard Plan or an approved opt-out plan. Manufacturers are also required to update their registration information if there are changes to the previously reported information, and to register new devices prior to sale in or into the state.

Registration must be completed online in order for the manufacturer to be in compliance, and it will not be considered complete or effective until the registrant has received a confirmation email. This email will include copy of the information reported in the registration, for record purposes, and will also contain unique login credentials to allow re-entry into the system.

A printable worksheet is available to assist manufacturers in gathering the information necessary to complete the online registration.

Failure to complete the registration may result in a penalty under 10 V.S.A. 8003(a) and 8010(c)(1). It will also result in VT retailers being prohibited under 10 V.S.A. 7553(a) from selling your covered electronic devices.

Device Information:
Manufacturers will be required to provide national market share data on all brands of covered electronic devices currently sold or offered for sale in Vermont to covered entities. The data should include internet as well as retail sales.

In accordance with 10 V.S.A. 7553(b)(1)(D), the sales data submitted is considered a trade secret for the purposes of 1 V.S.A. 317(c)(9).

Market Share Data:
Market share data for program year: must be reported and registered by: for program year:
July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009 July 1, 2010 July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010 July 1, 2011 July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2011* July 1, 2012 October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013*
October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012* July 1, 2013 October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014*
*Please note change in program year.

Please see the links below to begin your registration or view a list of manufacturers who have registered . If you have questions about completing the form, please contact Kim Lutchko, VT DEC Waste Management & Prevention Division, (802) 522-5771.

Register your e-manufacturing company

View list of registered e-manufacturers

 

Fees:
Manufacturers are responsible for paying two fees:

  1. The first is a Registration fee, which will cover the Agency administrative costs of the Vermont program. This invoice will be billed annually in August.
  2. The second fee is an Implementation fee, which covers the costs of collection and recycling of the electronic waste under the State Standard Plan. This fee is billed quarterly (in January, April, July, and October) only to those manufacturers participating in the State Standard Plan.

Both fees will be based on the manufacturer's market share by weight of devices sold during the prior program year. Payments will be due within 45 days of the invoice date. No fees will be assessed or due at the time of registration..

Fee Schedules:
Manufacturers will be billed in program year: based on market share data from program year: which was reported and registered by:
July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011 July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009* July 1, 2010
July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012 July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010 July 1, 2011
October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013 October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2011 July 1, 2012
October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014 October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012 July 1, 2013
*Fees for this initial program year were flat registration fees (only) based on a tier structure of number of devices sold. Manufacturers that sold less than 20 CEDs were assessed no fee; those that sold 20 to 100 CEDs were assessed a $1,250 fee; and those that sold 100 or more CEDs were assessed a $5,000 flat fee

Registration Fee Invoicing Schedule:
ALL Manufacturers will be billed annually in: for program year:
August October 1 to September 30

Implementation Fee Invoicing Schedule:
Manufacturers participating in the State Standard Plan will be billed quarterly in: for program year quarter:
January October to December
April January to March
July April to June
October July to September

 

Opt-Out Plans:
A manufacturer or group of manufacturers may elect to seek coverage under an opt-out plan provided they are compliant with all Vermont e-law requirements, and submit and receive Agency approval for the opt-out plan.

Any manufacturer that chooses to opt-out of the State Standard Program for the next program year (October 1 to September 30) would need to submit a draft plan to the Agency no later than June 1, and preferably sooner, in order to allow time for the Agency to review the plan for completeness, post it for public comment, and allow enough time for the manufacturer to implement their program by October 1.

Program Year Opt-Out Schedule:
Opt-out Plan for program year: Must be submitted to Agency no later than:
October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014 June 1, 2013
October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2015 June 1, 2014

The manufacturer opt-out plans are required to establish a minimum number of permanent collection sites as identified in the State Standard Plan. Prior to making the decision to opt-out, we encourage manufacturers to review Vermont's e-waste law and other program documents in order to fully consider the requirements.

Please note that if the Agency does not receive any opt-out plans for a particular program year, by default all manufacturers will be required to participate in the State Standard Plan for that program year.

 

 

 

 

 

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