European Union (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Publication Date:January 01, 2019
 
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S.I. No.233of2019

European Union (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

I, RICHARD BRUTON, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the European Communities Act 1972 (No. 27 of 1972) and for the purpose of giving effect to Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on waste electrical and electronic equipment, hereby make the following Regulations:

Citation

1. These Regulations may be cited as the European Union (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2019.

Interpretation

2. In these Regulations -

“the Regulations of 2014” means the European Union (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2014- S.I. 149 of 2014.

Amendment to the Regulations of 2014

3. The Regulations of 2014 are amended by -

(a) the insertion of the following after sub-regulation 8(2)(k)-

“(l) develop appropriate refund procedures for the reimbursement of contributions to producers where electrical and electronic equipment is transferred for placing on the market outside of the State.”;

(b) the substitution of the following for sub-regulation 16(10)-

“(10) Notwithstanding sub-regulation 9, with effect from 1 July 2014, environmental management costs may be shown separately to the purchasers of electrical and electronic equipment at the time of sale of new products, provided the costs shown do not exceed the best estimate of the actual costs incurred of the environmentally sound management of waste electrical and electronic equipment, of that equipment type.”;

(c) the substitution of the following for sub-regulation 22(3)-

“(3) Without prejudice to sub-regulation (1), where waste electrical and electronic equipment is treated in another Member State or a third country, the producer or authorised representative or, as appropriate, user of electrical and electronic equipment for users other than a private household who concludes an agreement stipulating other financing methods provided for in regulation 19(1) shall-

(a) ensure that the shipment of WEEE is in compliance with Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007 of 29 November 2007 concerning the export for recovery of certain waste listed in Annex III or IIIA to Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council to certain countries to which the OECD Decision on the...

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