Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/540

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110 STAT. 1332 PUBLIC LAW 104-142—MAY 13, 1996 42 USC 14305. SEC. 6. INFORMATION GATHERING AND ACCESS. (a) RECORDS AND REPORTS.— A person who is required to carry out the objectives of this Act, including— (1) a regulated battery manufacturer; (2) a rechargeable consumer product manufacturer; (3) a mercury-containing battery manufacturer; and (4) an authorized agent of a person described in paragraph (1), (2), or (3), shall establish and maintain such records and report such information as the Administrator may by regulation reasonably require to carry out the objectives of this Act. (b) ACCESS AND COPYING. —The Administrator or the Administrator's authorized representative, on presentation of credentials of the Administrator, may at reasonable times have access to and copy any records required to be maintained under subsection (a). (c) CONFIDENTIALITY.—The Administrator shall maintain the confidentiality of documents and records that contain proprietary information. 42 USC 14306. SEC. 7. STATE AUTHORITY. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit a State from enacting and enforcing a standard or requirement that is identical to a standard or requirement established or promulgated under this Act. Except as provided in sections 103(e) and 104, nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit a State from enacting and enforcing a stsindard or requirement that is more stringent than a standard or requirement established or promulgated under this Act. 42 USC 14307. SEC. 8. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this Act. Rechargeable Battery Recycling Act. TITLE I—RECHARGEABLE BATTERY RECYCLING ACT 42 USC 14301 note. 42 USC 14321. 42 USC 14322. SEC. 101. SHORT TITLE. This title may be cited as the "Rechargeable Battery Recycling Act". SEC. 102. PURPOSE. The purpose of this title is to facilitate the efficient recycling or proper disposal of used nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries, used small sealed lead-acid rechargeable batteries, other regulated batteries, and such rechargeable batteries in used consumer products, by— (1) providing for uniform labeling requirements and streamlined regulatory requirements for regulated battery collection programs; and (2) encouraging voluntary industry programs by eliminating barriers to funding the collection and recycling or proper disposal of used rechargeable batteries. SEC. 103. RECHARGEABLE CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND LABELING. (a) PROHIBITION.—