3734.911 Prohibiting commingling of used lead-acid batteries.

(A) Notwithstanding division (D) of section 3734.02 of the Revised Code and any rule adopted under this chapter to the contrary, no person shall commingle a used lead-acid battery with solid waste or dispose of a used lead-acid battery at a solid waste or hazardous waste facility.

(B) Notwithstanding division (D) of section 3734.02 of the Revised Code and any rule adopted under this chapter to the contrary, and except as provided in division (C) of this section, a person shall discard a used lead-acid battery by delivering it to one of the following:

(1) A retailer;

(2) A wholesaler;

(3) A secondary lead smelter;

(4) An automotive repair business;

(5) A household hazardous waste collection location or event;

(6) A lead-acid battery collection or recycling entity or other entity that operates in compliance with rules adopted under section 3734.12 of the Revised Code.

(C) A retailer shall discard a used lead-acid battery by delivering it to one of the following:

(1) A wholesaler;

(2) A secondary lead smelter;

(3) A battery manufacturer for delivery to a secondary lead smelter;

(4) A lead-acid battery collection or recycling entity or other entity that operates in compliance with rules adopted under section 3734.12 of the Revised Code.

(D) Each lead-acid battery that is improperly disposed of or discarded constitutes a separate violation of this section.

Cite as R.C. § 3734.911

History. Effective Date: 2008 HB169 04-25-2008