Rs 814.620 Order Of 14 January 1998 On The Return, Recovery And Disposal Of Electrical And Electronic Equipment (Vreg)

Original Language Title: RS 814.620 Ordonnance du 14 janvier 1998 sur la restitution, la reprise et l’élimination des appareils électriques et électroniques (OREA)

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814.620 Ordinance on the return, recovery and disposal of electrical and electronic equipment (Vreg) of January 14, 1998 (status on August 23, 2005) the Swiss federal Council, having regard to the art. 30B, 30 c, al. 3, 30 d, let. a, 30f, 30g, 30 h, 39, al. 1, and 46, al. 2, of the law of 7 October 1983 on the protection of the environment (LPE), in implementation of the Basel Convention of 22 March 1989 on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal, stop: Section 1 provisions general article 1 purpose and scope of this order is intended to ensure that electrical and electronic equipment: a. will not result in domestic waste; b. will be eliminated in a respectful manner for the environment.

It governs restitution, recovery and disposal of electrical and electronic equipment.
The requirements of the Ordinance of 22 June 2005 on the movements of wastes and the order of 18 May 2005 on the reduction of the risks associated with chemicals are reserved.

New content according to chapter II 7 of Schedule 3 to the West of 22 June 2005 on the movements of wastes, in force since 1 Jan. 2006 (RS 814.610).
SR 814.610 SR 814.81 new content according to chapter II 7 of Schedule 3 to the West of 22 June 2005 on the movements of wastes, in force since 1 Jan. 2006 (RS 814.610).

S. 2 definition are deemed devices to the meaning of the this order: a. devices that fall under leisure electronics; b. devices that fall under the Office Automation and information and communication technologies; c. appliances d. luminaires; e. LightSources (except filament lamps); f. Tools (with the exception of large-scale stationary industrial tools); g. Leisure and sports equipment and toys.

which run on electric power.
The requirements of this order also apply to electronic components from appliances within the meaning of para. 1, and lighting ballasts that contain PCBs.
The federal Office for the environment (federal office) may prescribe, after consultation with the concerned economic branches, a directive containing a list of devices.

Enter into force on 1 August 2005.
Enter into force on 1 August 2005.
New content according to chapter I of O on June 23, 2004, in force since 1 Jan. 2005 (RO 2004 3529).
PCB: polychlorinated biphenyls new content according to chapter I of O on June 23, 2004, in force since 1 Jan. 2005 (RO 2004 3529).
The designation of the administrative unit has been adapted in accordance with art. 16 al. 3 o of 17 nov. 2004 on official publications (RS 170.512.1).

Section 2 refund, recovery and disposal s. 3 mandatory refund anyone who defeated device is required to make it to a tradesman, a manufacturer, an importer or a disposal company. He is also allowed to get rid of it at a public fundraiser of devices or bring it in a public position of collection devices.

S. 4 mandatory recovery traders are required to retake for free devices so they propose in their assortment. Retailers are subject to the compulsory and free recovery only to final consumers.
Manufacturers and importers are required to take back free of charge devices of their own brands or trademarks that they import.
Traders who do challenge devices to other traders, as well as manufacturers and importers may entrust the resumption to third parties.
The mandatory recovery within the meaning of the al. 1 and 2 shall not apply to electronic components of devices.
Retailers are required to take back devices at all points of sale and at any time during business hours.

New content according to chapter I of O on June 23, 2004, in force since 1 Jan. 2005 (RO 2004 3529).
New content according to chapter I of O on June 23, 2004, in force since 1 Jan. 2005 (RO 2004 3529).
Introduced by the c. of o. on June 23, 2004, in force since 1 Jan. 2005 (RO 2004 3529).

S. 5 compulsory disposal anyone who has the obligation to take back equipment is required to eliminate those it reuses not or that it does not transmit to others under the same obligation. It may entrust the disposal to third parties.
Anyone who has the obligation to take back equipment and fails to pay a financial contribution to a private organization to ensure the elimination is required: a. to eliminate expense equipment that he resumed; b. to point out clearly in points of sale, in a conspicuous location, that it resumes them, etc to keep a record of the number of devices sold and picked up as well as documents proving the delivery of devices taken for their elimination; on request, these documents must be consulted by the federal agency and the cantons for five years.

Introduced by the c. of o. on June 23, 2004, in force since 1 Jan. 2005 (RO 2004 3529).

S. 6 requirements for eliminating anyone who removes devices must ensure that disposal will be carried out in a respectful manner to the environment, in particular in accordance with the State of the art; It shall ensure in particular that: a. components containing a high amount of pollutants such as batteries nickel-cadmium, mercury switches, capacitors containing PCBs and thermal insulations containing CFCS are disposed separately; b. cathode ray tubes, as well as components containing metal such as printed circuit board , housings and metal frames, cables containing a high percentage of metal, as well as the plugs and Sockets composed primarily of metal are recovered, insofar as the cost of the operation is bearable; c. organic chemical components that cannot be recovered, such as plastic housings, insulation of cables and platelets in synthetic resin be incinerated in appropriate facilities.

S. 7 and 8 repealed by chapter II 7 of Schedule 3 to the West of 22 June 2005 on movements of waste, with effect from 1 Jan. 2006 (RS 814.610).

Section 3...

S. 9 to 11 repealed by chapter II 7 of Schedule 3 to the West of 22 June 2005 on movements of waste, with effect from 1 Jan. 2006 (RS 814.610).

Section 3aexecution article 11A the cantons perform this order, unless it entrusts the execution to the Confederation.
When federal authorities apply to other federal statutes, international agreements or international decisions affecting objects covered by this order, they also perform this order. The collaboration of the federal office and the cantons is governed by art. 41, al. 2 and 4, EPA; the legal provisions on the duty of confidentiality are reserved.

Section 4 provisions finals s. 12 repealed by chapter II 7 of Schedule 3 to the West of 22 June 2005 on movements of waste, with effect from 1 Jan. 2006 (RS 814.610).

S. 13 entry into force this order comes into force on July 1, 1998.

RO 1998 827 SR 814.01 RS 0.814.05 new content according to chapter I of O on June 23, 2004, in force since 1 Jan. 2005 (RO 2004 3529).
Introduced by ch. II 10 W of the 2 Feb. 2000 concerning the Federal Act of coordination and simplification of decision-making procedures (RO 2000 703).

State on August 23, 2005