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DIVISION 30. WASTE MANAGEMENT [40000 - 49620]

  ( Division 30 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2. )

PART 3. STATE PROGRAMS [42000 - 42999]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 8.4. Rechargeable Battery Recycling Act of 2006 [42451 - 42456]

  ( Chapter 8.4 added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 572, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 2. Definitions [42452- 42452.]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 572, Sec. 1. )

42452.
  

For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

(a) “Consumer” means a purchaser or owner of a rechargeable battery. “Consumer” also includes a business, corporation, limited partnership, nonprofit organization, or governmental entity, but does not include an entity involved in a wholesale transaction between a distributor and retailer.

(b) “Department” means the Department of Toxic Substances Control.

(c) “Rechargeable battery” means a small, nonvehicular, rechargeable nickel-cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lithium ion, or sealed lead-acid battery, or a battery pack containing these types of batteries.

(d) “Retailer” means a person who makes a retail sale of a rechargeable battery to a consumer in this state, including a manufacturer of a rechargeable battery who sells that rechargeable battery directly to a consumer. A sale includes, but is not limited to, transactions conducted through sales outlets, catalogs, or the Internet, or any other similar electronic means, but does not include a sale that is a wholesale transaction with a distributor or retailer. “Retailer” does not include a person who sells primarily food and is listed in the Progressive Marketing Grocers Guidebook. “Retailer” does not include a person who has less than one million dollars ($1,000,000) annually in gross sales.

(e) (1) “Sell” or “sale” means a transfer for consideration of title or of the right to use, by lease or sales contract, including, but not limited to, transactions conducted through sales outlets, catalogs, or the Internet or any other similar electronic means, but does not include a wholesale transaction with a distributor or a retailer.

(2) For purposes of this subdivision and subdivision (d), “distributor” means a person who sells a rechargeable battery to a retailer.

(f) “Used rechargeable battery” means a rechargeable battery that has been previously used and is made available, by a consumer, for reuse, recycling, or proper disposal.

(Added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 572, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2006.)

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