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Chapter 173-331 WAC
Vehicle Battery Recycling

Public Involvement


Please note: revisions to the Vehicle Battery Recycling rule are temporarily on hold. Subscribers to the ListServ (see the panel to the right) will be notified when rulemaking commences again. Thank you for your patience.

A preliminary draft of the revised rule was circulated to members of the vehicle battery recycling rule ListServ on January 26. Preliminary changes do not increase the obligations of retailers who only exchange new for used batteries as part of the existing core charge program. Costs for persons who collect used batteries outside the scope of a retail sale are proposed to be reduced by eliminating the fee associated with an annual registration requirement, and replacing that program with a free on-line, one-time registration. Please refer to the timeline page for a summary of changes. A copy of the preliminary draft rule is available on the documents page. Send comments or questions to w2rrulemaking@ecy.wa.gov by February 9, 2016.

If you would like to receive periodic updates on the rulemaking process for the vehicle battery recycling rule, please join our ListServ.

Assistance for persons with disabilities:
For special accommodations or documents in alternate format, call the Waste 2 Resources Program at 3609-407-6900, 711 (relay service), or 877-833-6341 (TTY)
Please visit Ecology's ADA Accessibility page



Kyle Dorsey,


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