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The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013

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57.  Approval of a scheme will be subject to the following conditions—

(a)that the operator of that scheme will comply with his obligations under Part 4;

(b)that where the operator of that scheme collects WEEE from a designated collection facility he will comply with the code of practice;

(c)that the operator of that scheme will provide any information reasonably requested by the appropriate authority with regard to the obligations referred to in paragraph (a);

(d)that the operator of that scheme will pay any charges imposed upon that scheme under regulation 59, by no later than 28th February in each compliance period or where a scheme accepts a new member after 28th February, within 28 days of the date on which the scheme accepted the new member;

(e)that the operator of that scheme will inform the appropriate authority in writing, either in hardcopy, by email or online of—

(i)any change in the person who is the operator of the scheme and, in the case where the operator of the scheme is a partnership, any change of partners,

(ii)any material change in—

(aa)the information provided in accordance with regulation 26 or 27;

(bb)the information provided in accordance with regulation 55(4)(b)(i);

(cc)the constitution submitted in accordance with regulation 55(4)(b)(ii), or

(iii)a conviction of the operator of that scheme for an offence under these Regulations, within 28 days of their conviction,

(f)that—

(i)where the appropriate authority is the Environment Agency, the Natural Resources Body for Wales or SEPA, the operator of that scheme, pays the annual producer charge specified in regulation 59(2) to the appropriate authority on receipt of an invoice for such a charge issued by that appropriate authority under regulation 79(3), and

(ii)where the appropriate authority is the Department of the Environment, the operator of that scheme pays the annual producer charge specified in the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Charges) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 on receipt of an invoice for such a charge issued by that appropriate authority under regulation 79(3);

(g)that the operator of that scheme will provide records and reports to the appropriate authority in compliance with—

(i)regulations 35 and 37 during the transitional period; or

(ii)from 1st January 2019 regulations 36 and 38;

(h)that the operator of that scheme will accept WEEE from private households free of charge from—

(i)a distributor in accordance with regulation 43, and

(ii)a final holder in accordance with regulation 52; and

(i)that the operator of that scheme continues to meet the requirements for approval of a scheme set out in Part 3 of Schedule 10.

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