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The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013

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Small producers: Conditions of registration

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17.—(1) Registration of a producer as a small producer or of an authorised representative appointed by a small producer will be subject to the following conditions—

(a)the producer complies with his obligations under Part 3, as applicable;

(b)that the producer will provide any information reasonably requested by the appropriate authority with regard to the obligations referred to in paragraph (a);

(c)that the producer will pay the fee specified in regulation 59(2)(b) by 31st January in each compliance period or part of a compliance period during which they place EEE onto the market in the United Kingdom;

(d)that the producer will, in relation to a compliance period, or any part of a compliance period, keep records in writing of the following information and submit these records to the appropriate authority by no later than 31st January in the year following the year to which the data relates—

(i)the amount in tonnes of all EEE which they have placed on the market in the United Kingdom during the compliance period which, during the transitional period, falls within—

(aa)each of the categories listed in Schedule 1 (excluding display equipment, equipment containing refrigerants gas discharge lamps and photovoltaic panels),

(bb)display equipment,

(cc)appliances containing refrigerants,

(dd)gas discharge lamps and LED light sources; and

(ee)photovoltaic panels; and

(ii)from 1st January 2019, the amount in tonnes of all EEE which they have placed on the market in the United Kingdom during the compliance period which falls within each of the categories listed in Schedule 3;

(iii)for each category referred to in sub-paragraphs (i) and (ii) the amount of tonnes of EEE intended for use by—

(aa)private households; and

(bb)users other than private households.

(e)The records referred to in paragraph (d) will be kept for a period of at least four years commencing on the date on which any such record is made and will be made available to the appropriate authority on demand.

(2) Where a producer or authorised representative who has registered as a small producer in a particular compliance period places 5 tonnes of EEE or more onto the market during that compliance period, that producer or authorised representative must notify the appropriate authority that they are no longer a small producer within 28 days of the date on which they placed 5 tonnes or more of EEE onto the market.

(3) Any producer or authorised representative to whom paragraph (2) applies must join a producer compliance scheme within 28 days of the date on which they placed 5 tonnes of EEE or more onto the market in a particular compliance period.

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