The Authority has posted the 2020 Registry fees for tires, batteries, and electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). These are fees that producers obligated under the Tires Regulation, Batteries Regulation and EEE Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 are required to pay to the Authority to fund its operations, including costs related to building and operating the Registry, and compliance and enforcement activities.
The Authority consulted on its proposed fees from June to August 2020. The Authority considered all feedback received during the consultation as it finalized the 2020 Registry fees.
Visit our consultation webpage to learn more about the consultation process and read the consultation report.
The final fees have been modified from the initial fee proposal based on the feedback received during the consultation process, as well as the final EEE Regulation. The four primary amendments to the initial 2020 Registry fee proposal are:
- Lower number of assumed EEE and battery producers based on feedback from EEE and battery industry stakeholders
- Eliminate PRO fees to remove a barrier to entry for new PROs and support competition in the compliance services market
- Merge separate EEE and batteries fees into a single fee to reduce impact on batteries sector and to reflect that (1) battery and EEE producers are interrelated, (2) many EEE products are sold with batteries, and (3) the Batteries and EEE regulations are interrelated.
- Eliminate flat fees for small EEE and batteries producers. The final EEE regulation provides a higher exemption threshold than what was proposed in the initial 2020 Registry fee proposal. Based on feedback from stakeholders, it was also determined that very few battery producers would qualify for the flat fee. Accordingly, there will be no fee in 2020 for producers who are required to report supply of 6500 kg or less of EEE or producers who are required to report supply of 1000 kg or less of batteries.
As part of the 2020 Registry fees consultation, the Authority also consulted on its General Fee Setting Policy and Methodology, which outlines the principles, rules, and method for setting Registry fees. The General Fee Setting Policy and Methodology will be reviewed to reflect the structure of the final 2020 Registry fees.