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The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013

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Application to register as a small producer

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16.—(1) A small producer or authorised representative who is required to register with the appropriate authority under regulation 15, must make an application for registration as a small producer—

(a)by 31st January in the compliance period to which the registration relates; or

(b)within 28 days of the date on which that producer places EEE on the market for the first time in the United Kingdom.

(2) The application for registration which is submitted to the appropriate authority must—

(a)be made in writing;

(b)be signed—

(i)where the producer or authorised representative is an individual, by that individual,

(ii)where the producer is a partnership, by a partner,

(iii)where the producer is a body registered in the United Kingdom, by a director or the company secretary of that body,

(c)contain the information set out in Part 4 of Schedule 8; and

(d)be accompanied by—

(i)tonnage data, broken down by each category of EEE, which establishes that the small producer placed less than 5 tonnes of EEE onto the market during the preceding compliance period; and

(ii)where the appropriate authority is the Environment Agency, the Natural Resources Body for Wales or SEPA, the application charge specified in regulation 59(2); and

(iii)where the appropriate authority is the Department of the Environment, the application charge specified in the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Charges) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006(1).

(3) The application for registration will be granted where—

(a)the producer has complied with the requirements of paragraph (2); and

(b)the producer who is the subject of the application for registration is not already registered with an appropriate authority under this regulation in relation to the compliance period in which the application is made.

(4) Where a small producer or authorised representative submits an application in accordance with—

(a)regulation 16(1)(a), the appropriate authority will notify the producer or authorised representative in writing of the outcome of their application by no later than 28th February in the compliance period to which the application relates; or

(b)regulation 16(1)(b), the appropriate authority will notify the producer or authorised representative in writing of the outcome of their application within 28 days of the date on which the application was received by the appropriate authority.

(5) Where a small producer or authorised representative is notified that their application has been granted under paragraph (4), the approval will cover the compliance period to which the application relates.

(6) A small producer or authorised representative who has been appointed to act on behalf of a producer, who is established in the United Kingdom who places EEE onto the market in any Member State other than the United Kingdom, including by means of distance communication, will comply with their obligations under the Directive in that Member State.

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