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Directive 2006/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators and repealing Directive 91/157/EEC

Scope

This Directive establishes (1) rules regarding the placing on the market of batteries and accumulators and, in particular, a prohibition on the placing on the market of batteries and accumulators containing hazardous substances and (2) specific rules for the collection, treatment, recycling and disposal of waste batteries and accumulators to supplement relevant Community legislation on waste and to promote a high level of collection and recycling of waste batteries and accumulators. (Art. 1) This Directive shall apply to all types of batteries and accumulators, regardless of their shape, volume, weight, material composition or use. It shall apply without prejudice to Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV directive) and 2002/96/EC (WEEE). (Art. 2(1))

Exemptions

This Directive shall not apply to batteries and accumulators used in (a) equipment connected with the protection of MS essential security interests, arms, munitions and war material, with the exclusion of products that are not intended for specifically military purposes; (b) equipment designed to be sent into space.

Regulatory activities

Prohibitions Without prejudice to Directive 2000/53/EC, MS shall prohibit placing on the market as regulated in Article 4.MS shall prohibit the disposal in landfills or by incineration of waste industrial and automotive batteries and accumulators. (Art. 14) Registration Member States shall ensure that each producer is registered. Registration shall be subject to the same procedural requirements in each MS. (Art. 17)

Relevant product types

Not applicable

Reference documents

Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV Directive) Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE Directive)

Obligations based on CLP hazard class

No

Obligations based on properties of concerns

No

EU-level occupational exposure limits

Not applicable

EU-level emission limit values

No provision

Substance-centric data source(s) at the EU level

Not applicable

Industry submission system in place

No information

Format for industry submission

No information

Owner

MSCA; DG ENV

Update process

Amendments

Corrigendum to Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators and repealing Directives 91/157/EEC DIRECTIVE 2008/12/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 11 March 2008 DIRECTIVE 2008/103/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL Text with EEA relevance of 19 November 2008 DIRECTIVE 2013/56/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL Text with EEA relevance of 20 November 2013 DIRECTIVE (EU) 2018/849 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL Text with EEA relevance of 30 May 2018

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