26.13.10.07

.07 Applicability — Batteries.

A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, the requirements of Regulations .06—.25 of this chapter apply to persons managing:

(1) Batteries, as defined in COMAR 26.13.01.03B; and

(2) Spent lead-acid batteries, which are not managed under Regulation .04 of this chapter.

B. The requirements of Regulations .06—.25 of this chapter do not apply to the management of the following batteries:

(1) Spent lead-acid batteries that are managed under Regulation .04 of this chapter;

(2) Batteries as defined in COMAR 26.13.01.03B that are not yet wastes under COMAR 26.13.02, including batteries that do not meet the criteria for waste generation in §C of this regulation; and

(3) Batteries as defined in COMAR 26.13.01.03B that do not meet the definition of hazardous waste in COMAR 26.13.02.03.

C. Generation of Waste Batteries.

(1) A used battery becomes a waste on the date it is discarded, as defined by the criteria in COMAR 26.13.02.02A(2).

(2) An unused battery becomes a waste on the date the handler decides to discard it.