Defining small and large battery and ITT/AV producer categories for supply data verification

From December 16, 2022, to January 16, 2023, RPRA consulted on the cut-off thresholds that determine if a battery or information technology, telecommunication and audio visual (ITT/AV) producer is small or large. Beginning in 2023, only large producers are required to submit a Supply Data Verification Report. Small producers will no longer be required to submit a verification report but will be subject to inspections.

This proposal outlines the proposed thresholds that battery and ITT/AV producers will use every year to determine if they are required to submit a Supply Data Verification Report in 2023 and onwards.

Consultation feedback

Battery and ITT/AV producers were encouraged to submit feedback to consultations@rpra.ca by January 16, 2023. RPRA will consider all feedback received during the consultation period when revising the Batteries and ITT/AV Supply Data Verification Procedure to include the finalized cut-off thresholds.

The Lighting Supply Data Verification Procedure is not part of this consultation and will be consulted on separately.

Background

Under the Batteries and Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) regulations, producers of Batteries and ITT/AV are required to report new supply information each year in order to establish their management requirement for the following year. Supply data for batteries and ITT/AV can only be reported to the Authority by a producer in accordance with the Batteries Verification and Audit Procedure and the EEE Verification and Audit Procedure.

In 2022, RPRA consulted on the principles and methodologies outlined in the Batteries and ITT/AV Supply Data Verification Procedure. Based on feedback received and other information gathered through the consultation period, RPRA posted the final procedure, which incorporated the following decisions:

  • All battery and ITT/AV producers were required to submit a one-time supply data verification report in 2022 (the first verification reporting year),
  • To consult on two producer categories (i.e., large and small) after receiving 2022 verified supply data from battery and ITT/AV producers, and
  • Starting in 2023, only large producers will be required to submit a verification report. Small producers will no longer be required to submit a verification report but will be subject to inspections.