Batteries within scope Most battery types are covered by producer responsibility. Below you will find the definition of a battery. svenska Share Contact Listen Guidance Batteries covered by producer responsibility The producer responsibility covers all batteries, except for the ones: used in protection of important security interests for a member state of the European Union, weapons, ammunition or war equipment, where the material has been manufactured for a specific military purpose, or intended to be sent into space. The definition of a battery A battery is defined as any source of electrical energy generated by direct conversion of chemical energy and consisting of one or more battery cells. In the legislation, batteries are grouped as follows: Industrial batteries: a battery exclusively fabricated for industrial or other professional use, alternatively in electrical vehicles. Car batteries: a battery fabricated to be used in a starting engine, lighting or ignition system of a vehicle and not being an industrial battery. Portable batteries: a sealed and easily portable battery that is not labeled as a car or industrial battery. 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.