Regulatory Compliance Management
We continuously track current and potential regulatory obligations that arise from Extended Producer Responsibility. Based on this knowledge, we alert our customers regarding potential legislative obligations and initiate the implementation of related regulatory or voluntary compliance processes for all countries and states.
RLGA regulatory compliance management provides a Take-back and Regulatory Compliance System (TRCS) for designated products. Services described below will be in compliance with all federal, state, and local legislation and manufacturer requirements.
Consulting services regarding the various options available for manufacturers to fulfill legal obligations for electronics take-back.
Consulting services include analysis of obligations under the take-back law of the jurisdiction and development of the take-back system to comply with legal requirements.
Monitoring electronics take-back legislation
Monitoring of electronics take-back legislation in regards to three areas:
- the implementation of new legislation,
- changes to legislation that is already in effect, and
- new and changed rules for electronics take-back.
Manufacturer registration (as legally allowed)
Preparation and submission of manufacturer registration according to electronics take-back legislation. This service includes, for instance, determination of registration requirements, timelines, and fees; retrieval and development of registration forms; completion of registration form; submission of registration to competent authority; and payment of registration fee.
Create Take-Back System
RLGA will create a take-back system that accomplishes the following goals:
- Satisfies the legislation;
- Satisfies Customer requirements;
- Minimizes cost;
- Minimizes carbon footprint; and
- is as simple as possible.
RLGA will utilize both current Customer and RLGA take-back programs to determine if these will satisfy Customer obligations according to the law of the particular jurisdiction. If they are not sufficient, RLGA will create new programs in order to fully satisfy the obligation. Potential collection methods that could be utilized include mail-back programs, collection events, and set up of physical collection points. Existing Customer collection points (e.g., retail outlets), mail-back programs, and other collection methods can be incorporated into the take-back network.
Preparation and submission of manufacturer registration according to electronics take-back legislation. This service includes; determination of registration requirements, timelines, and fees; retrieval and development of registration forms; completion of registration form; submission of registration to competent authority; and tracking of registration until final approval.
Registration of individual or group take-back program
The operation of a manufacturer take-back program requires the development and submission of manufacturer plans / programs based on legal requirements. This service includes, among other things, the determination of requirements for manufacturer plan, retrieval of required forms, development of the manufacturer plan, and submission of the manufacturer plan.
Setup Take-Back System
After the unique take-back system is created as described in “Create Take-back system” above, it will be approved by Customer, and RLGA will then setup the take-back system so that it can be tested before the take-back obligations go into effect for the particular jurisdiction.
As reasonably possible in the particular governmental jurisdiction RLGA will utilize the centrally managed RLGA NET IT application in order to collect the key data as material flows through the system from pickup request or drop-off through collection, transport, recycling and ultimate disposition.
Reporting to the authorities (as legally allowed)
Manufacturers are required to submit annual reports to the competent authorities by law. This service covers the complete reporting process, including determination of required reporting content and deadlines, retrieval of reporting forms and set up of electronic reporting, completion and submission of report to competent authorities, and record keeping for documentation purposes. Individual reports are also available for manufacturers.