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The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

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PART 4RECORDS, RETURNS AND CERTIFICATE

Producers – records and returns

20.  (1)  A producer who is subject to the certifying obligation shall—

(a)maintain, and retain for at least 4 years after the record is made, records of the information referred to in paragraph (2) below for a small producer who has elected to follow the allocation method or paragraph (3) for any other producer; and

(b)at the same time as he furnishes a certificate of compliance to the Department in accordance with regulation 21, make a return to the Department of that information.

(2) The information to be recorded by a small producer who has elected to follow the allocation method is—

(a)his turnover;

(b)the recycling allocation for the relevant year as provided in paragraph 8 of Schedule 2;

(c)the amount, in tonnes, of packaging waste which is to be recycled under the allocation method set out in paragraph 7 of Schedule 2; and

(d)the aggregate tonnage of packaging materials that have been received by an accredited reprocessor for recycling and that have been exported by an accredited exporter for recycling as set out in the PRNs or PERNs acquired.

(3) The information to be recorded by any other producer is—

(a)the amount in tonnes, to the nearest tonne, of packaging waste delivered respectively for recovery and for recycling to a reprocessor or exporter, by or on behalf of the producer as set out in the PRNs or PERNs acquired; and

(b)the total number of tonnes of each material which is the subject of the producer’s recovery and recycling obligations.

(4) The records maintained under paragraph (1)(a) above by a producer shall be made available, on demand, to the Department.

Producers – certifying obligation

21.  (1)  Subject to regulations 5, 37 and 39 and Schedules 9 and 11, a producer shall furnish in accordance with this regulation a certificate of compliance to the Department.

(2) A certificate of compliance shall be furnished as evidence of whether or not the producer has complied with his recovery and recycling obligations for a relevant year and shall be furnished on or before 31st January in the year immediately following the relevant year.

(3) The provisions of Schedule 4 shall apply as regards the information to be contained in a certificate of compliance.

Schemes – records and returns

22.  (1)  The operator of a scheme shall maintain, and retain for at least 4 years after they are made, records of the information referred to in paragraph (2) below, and make returns of that information to the Department on or before 31st January in the year following the year to which the information relates.

(2) For each year the information is—

(a)the amount in tonnes, to the nearest tonne, of packaging waste delivered respectively for recovery and for recycling, to a reprocessor or exporter through the scheme as set out in the PRNs or PERNs acquired;

(b)the information specified in regulation 14(3)(c) and the revised operational plan referred to in paragraph (g) of regulation 15, together with any changes notified in accordance with the condition specified in regulation 15(d)(iii); and

(c)the total number of tonnes of each material which is the subject of an obligation to recover and recycle for which the operator of the scheme is responsible under regulation 12(1).

(3) The records maintained under paragraph (1) above shall be made available, on demand, to the Department.

(4) The operator of a scheme shall, by 31st January in the year following the year to which the information relates, send a statement to the Department confirming whether the operator has complied with the requirements of regulation 12(1) for the year of registration.

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