Guidance for producers of batteries The Swedish EPA´s EEB-Register serves producers of batteries. Placing batteries on the Swedish market entails producer responsibility for batteries. svenska Share Contact Listen Guidance Target group Foreign companies that put batteries on the Swedish market. Who is considered a producer? A natural or legal person who professionally places a battery on the Swedish market for the first time is considered a producer, irrespective of the selling technique used. A retailer that is not the first to place a battery on the Swedish market is not considered a producer. Battery producers that sell directly to users in Sweden from another country may register voluntarily. Producer obligations All producers are obligated to register in the Swedish EPA's EEB Register (Register of Electrical and electronic Equipment and Batteries). Annually, by March 31, all producers shall report to the Swedish EPA the quantity of batteries placed on the Swedish market for the previous calendar year as well as collected and treated quantities of waste batteries. If you are considered a producer you are required to follow the Swedish Ordinance (2008:834) on producer responsibility for batteries, which is the Swedish implementation of the EU directive 91/167/EEC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators. Legislation and enforcement The Swedish EPA's role is to inform, guide and ensure compliance with the regulation. Any violation may lead to regulatory measures, environmental sanction charges or prosecution. Contact Please contact the Swedish EPA with any questions or comments regarding producer responsibilities. Telephone: +46 10-698 10 00. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Legislation Batteries Ordinance (2008:834) on producer responsibility for batteries (In Swedish only) Batteridirektivet: The Directive on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators (2006/66/EG) The Comission Regulation No 1103/2010 establishing rules as regards capacity labelling of portable secondatyr and automotive batteries and accumulators Other relevant legislation for the producer responsibility (In Swedish only) Ordinance (2011:927) on waste Regulation (NFS 2005:10) by the Swedish EPA on pretreatment of WEEE Ordinance (2000:208) on producer responsibility for filament bulbs and certain lighting equipment Hazardous substances Ordinance (2012:861) on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (In Swedish only) The RoHS directive direktivet of the European Parliament and of the Council 2011/65/EU Legal enforcement (In Swedish only) Ordinance (2012:259) on environmental sanction charges Law (1985:206) on fines Ordinance (2011:13) on environmental enforcement Ordinance (1998:940) on fees for permit matters and enforcement according to the Environmental Law Background The Environmental Protection Agency has been assigned as the enforcement authority through Section 24 in the Ordinance (2011:13) on environmental enforcement and is responsible for reviewing that the nationwide regulations on producer responsibility are fulfilled.