Act Revising the Law of Waste-Related Product Responsibility for Batteries and Accumulators (Batteries Act [Batteriegesetz] – BattG)

Act Revising the Law of Waste-Related Product Responsibility for Batteries and Accumulators*


Of 25 June 2009

The Bundestag has adopted the following act with the approval of the Bundesrat:

Article 1

GAct Concerning the Placing on the Market, Collection and Environmentally Compatible Waste Management of Batteries and Accumulators

(Batteries Act [Batteriegesetz] – BattG)


Contents 


Part 1 General provisions

Section 1 Application

Section 2 Definitions


Part 2 Placing on the market and collection of batteries

§ 3 Prohibitions

§ 4 Producer notification obligations

§ 5 Producer take-back obligations

§ 6 Joint Collection Scheme for waste portable batteries

§ 7 Producer-specific collection schemes for waste portable batteries

§ 8 Collection of automotive and industrial batteries

§ 9 Distributor obligations

§ 10 Obligation to collect a deposit on automotive batteries

§ 11 End-user obligations

§ 12 Third-party delivery and recycling obligations

§ 13 Participation by public waste management authorities

§ 14 Recycling and disposal

§ 15 Reporting

§ 16 Collection targets


Part 3 Labelling and information

§ 17 Labelling

§ 18 Information


Part 4 Commissioning of third parties; authorisation to issue subordinate legislation; enforcement

§ 19 Commissioning of third parties

§ 20 Authorisation to issue subordinate legislation

§ 21 Enforcement


Part 5 Administrative offences; concluding provisions

§ 22 Penalties

§ 23 Transitional provisions


Annex

 


* This Act transposes into German law Directive 2006/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators and repealing Directive 91/157/EEC (OJ L 266, 26.9.2006, p. 1; OJ L 399, 6.12.2006, p. 39; OJ L 139 of 31.5.2007, p. 40), last amended by Directive 2008/103/EC (OJ L 327 of 5.12.2008, p. 7). The obligations under Directive 98/34/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 June 1998 laying down a procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical standards and regulations and of rules on Information Society services (OJ L 204, 21.7.1998, p. 37), last amended by Directive 2006/96/EC (OJ L 363, 20.12.2006, p. 81), have been observed.

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