§7153. Annual report; plan audit

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/164A/07153
Published: 2015

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7153. Annual report; plan audit

(a) Annual

report. At the end of each program year, a manufacturer of a mercury-containing

lamp shall submit an annual report to the secretary that contains the


(1) a

description of the collection program;

(2) the number

and type of mercury-containing lamps collected and the collection facility from

which the lamps were collected;

(3) an estimate

of the number of mercury-containing lamps available for collection and the

methodology used to develop this number. Sales data and other confidential

business information provided under this section shall not be subject to

inspection and review pursuant to subchapter 3 of chapter 5 of Title 1 (access

to public records). Confidential information shall be redacted from any final

public report.

(4) the steps

that the manufacturer has taken during the past program year to improve the

collection rate and life cycle performance of mercury-containing lamps.

(b) Plan audit.

Once every five years, the manufacturer shall hire an independent third party

to audit the plan and plan operation. The auditor shall examine the

effectiveness of the program in collecting and disposing of mercury-containing

lamps. The auditor shall examine the cost-effectiveness of the program and

compare it to that of collection programs for mercury-containing lamps in other

jurisdictions. The auditor shall make recommendations to the secretary on ways

to increase program efficacy and cost-effectiveness. (Added 2011, No. 36, § 2,

eff. May 19, 2011.)