Batteries—enforcement and offences

The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Batteries—enforcement and offences
  • Brexit impact
  • Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019
  • Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC
  • Regulators
  • BAPMR 2008
  • Regulator’s powers
  • Making test purchases
  • Production of documents and information
  • Further powers
  • More...

Batteries—enforcement and offences

Brexit impact

11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. Any changes relevant to this content will be set out below. For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019

The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/188, introduce amendments to multiple pieces of EU-derived domestic legislation to correct deficiencies in this legislation arising from the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. This includes amendments to the Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2008 (BAPMR 2008), SI 2008/2164 and the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009 (WBAR 2009), SI 2009/890.

The BAPMR 2008, SI 2008/2164 and WBAR 2009, SI 2009/890 contain cross-references to underlying EU legislation relating to waste batteries. This includes references to provisions of EU directives which are incorporated by reference and/or cross-referenced for interpretation purposes.

For more information on the status of EU law after Brexit, see: Brexit—impact on environmental law—EU law after Brexit and Introduction to retained EU law.

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