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11. That the rules of the proposed scheme provide—
(a)that a scheme member must apply to join the scheme for a minimum period of—
(i)one relevant compliance period; or
(ii)in the case of a producer who does not become a producer until after the start of a relevant compliance period, the remainder of that relevant compliance period;
(b)that where a scheme member’s membership is cancelled, any such cancellation does not take effect until the end of the compliance period;
(c)for an arbitration procedure to determine disputes between scheme members and between scheme members and the scheme operator;
(d)for dissemination of important information to scheme members in an accurate and timely way;
(e)in the case of withdrawal of approval under regulation 54, for the allocation of batteries evidence notes owned by the scheme to each scheme member in proportion to the quantity of batteries placed on the market by the member, relative to the other members, in the compliance period up to the point of such withdrawal.
12. That the proposed scheme has the necessary resources and systems in place to—
(a)carry out its operational plan;
(b)maintain up to date records of its scheme members, including—
(i)the information necessary to comply with regulation 29; and
(ii)their battery producer registration numbers;
(c)comply with the scheme operator’s obligations under regulation 19 in an appropriate and timely manner;
(d)keep, update and make available records to the appropriate authority as required by regulation 22;
(f)submit declarations of compliance and supporting batteries evidence notes as required by regulation 25;
(h)check that the information provided to it by its scheme members under regulation 11 is as accurate as reasonably possible and ensure that the scheme operator will meet the same standard when submitting that information to the appropriate authority; and
(i)maintain good environmental practices.
13. That the operator of the proposed scheme is likely to be able to meet the expected treatment, recovery and recycling obligations for the three compliance periods covered by the operational plan.
14. That the proposed scheme is likely to—
(a)assist in meeting the United Kingdom’s obligation to maximise the separate collection of waste batteries; and
(b)in doing so, have regard to the environmental impact of transport.
15. That the operator of a proposed scheme—
(a)will co-operate with the other scheme operators to ensure the collection of waste portable batteries from distributors in accordance with regulation 32(2);
(b)will provide reasonably situated and accessible facilities to ensure that economic operators and waste collection authorities are able to exercise their right under regulation 33(1);
(c)will operate a scheme information campaign which will ensure that end-users of portable batteries are fully informed of the points listed in paragraph 10(a) to (d);
(d)has viable plans to collect a quantity of waste portable batteries which is neither significantly higher or significantly lower than the quantity required to satisfy the scheme operator’s obligation under regulation 19(1)(a) to finance the net costs for which each scheme member is responsible.
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