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PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 15002-15012



15002.  The definitions in this chapter govern the construction of
this division.



15003.  "Battery pack" means any combination of dry cell batteries
containing one or more rechargeable batteries that is usually
assembled for a particular application and commonly has wire leads,
terminals, and dielectric housing.


15004.  "Board" means the California Integrated Waste Management
Board.


15005.  "Dry cell battery" means any type of enclosed device or
sealed container consisting of one or more voltaic or galvanic cells,
electrically connected to produce electric energy, composed of lead,
lithium, manganese, mercury, mercuric oxide, silver oxide, cadmium,
zinc, copper, or other metals, or any combination thereof, of any
shape, including, but not limited to, button, coin, cylindrical, or
rectangular, and of a liquid starved or gel electrolyte, that is
designed for commercial industrial, medical, institutional, or
household use, including any alkaline, manganese, lithium, mercuric
oxide, silver oxide, zinc-air, or zinc-carbon battery, or any
rechargeable battery.



15006.  "Easily removable," with respect to a rechargeable battery
or battery pack, means that the rechargeable battery or battery pack
is either detachable or readily removable from a consumer product by
a consumer with the use of common household tools at the end of the
life of the product, the rechargeable battery or battery pack.




15007.  "Manufacturer" means any person who manufactures dry cell
batteries, rechargeable batteries or battery packs, or rechargeable
consumer products.


15008.  "Mercuric oxide button cell battery" means a battery which
contains mercuric oxide electrodes, resembles buttons in size and
shape, and is used in consumer products such as hearing aids.



15009.  "Mercuric oxide battery" means a battery containing mercuric
oxide electrodes, except that mercuric oxide button cells are
excluded from this definition.



15010.  (a) "Rechargeable battery" means any dry cell battery
containing an electrode composed of cadmium or lead, or any
combination thereof, of any shape that is designed for reuse, and is
capable of being recharged after repeated uses.
   (b) "Rechargeable battery" does not include either of the
following:
   (1) Any dry cell battery that is used as the principal power
source for transportation, including, but not limited to,
automobiles, motorcycles, or boats.
   (2) Any battery that is used only as a backup power source for
memory or program instruction storage, timekeeping, or any similar
purpose that requires uninterrupted electrical power in order to
function if the primary energy supply fails or fluctuates
momentarily.



15011.  "Rechargeable consumer product" means any product, including
any laptop computer or cordless electric tool or appliance, which,
when sold at retail, contains, or is sold with, a rechargeable
battery as its primary power supply, and that is commonly used for
personal or household purposes. A rechargeable consumer product does
not include remanufactured products.



15012.  "Remanufactured product" means a rechargeable consumer
product manufactured prior to July 1, 1994, which has been returned
to the manufacturer for refurbishment and either returned to the
consumer or resold.

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > California > Prc > 15002-15012

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 15002-15012



15002.  The definitions in this chapter govern the construction of
this division.



15003.  "Battery pack" means any combination of dry cell batteries
containing one or more rechargeable batteries that is usually
assembled for a particular application and commonly has wire leads,
terminals, and dielectric housing.


15004.  "Board" means the California Integrated Waste Management
Board.


15005.  "Dry cell battery" means any type of enclosed device or
sealed container consisting of one or more voltaic or galvanic cells,
electrically connected to produce electric energy, composed of lead,
lithium, manganese, mercury, mercuric oxide, silver oxide, cadmium,
zinc, copper, or other metals, or any combination thereof, of any
shape, including, but not limited to, button, coin, cylindrical, or
rectangular, and of a liquid starved or gel electrolyte, that is
designed for commercial industrial, medical, institutional, or
household use, including any alkaline, manganese, lithium, mercuric
oxide, silver oxide, zinc-air, or zinc-carbon battery, or any
rechargeable battery.



15006.  "Easily removable," with respect to a rechargeable battery
or battery pack, means that the rechargeable battery or battery pack
is either detachable or readily removable from a consumer product by
a consumer with the use of common household tools at the end of the
life of the product, the rechargeable battery or battery pack.




15007.  "Manufacturer" means any person who manufactures dry cell
batteries, rechargeable batteries or battery packs, or rechargeable
consumer products.


15008.  "Mercuric oxide button cell battery" means a battery which
contains mercuric oxide electrodes, resembles buttons in size and
shape, and is used in consumer products such as hearing aids.



15009.  "Mercuric oxide battery" means a battery containing mercuric
oxide electrodes, except that mercuric oxide button cells are
excluded from this definition.



15010.  (a) "Rechargeable battery" means any dry cell battery
containing an electrode composed of cadmium or lead, or any
combination thereof, of any shape that is designed for reuse, and is
capable of being recharged after repeated uses.
   (b) "Rechargeable battery" does not include either of the
following:
   (1) Any dry cell battery that is used as the principal power
source for transportation, including, but not limited to,
automobiles, motorcycles, or boats.
   (2) Any battery that is used only as a backup power source for
memory or program instruction storage, timekeeping, or any similar
purpose that requires uninterrupted electrical power in order to
function if the primary energy supply fails or fluctuates
momentarily.



15011.  "Rechargeable consumer product" means any product, including
any laptop computer or cordless electric tool or appliance, which,
when sold at retail, contains, or is sold with, a rechargeable
battery as its primary power supply, and that is commonly used for
personal or household purposes. A rechargeable consumer product does
not include remanufactured products.



15012.  "Remanufactured product" means a rechargeable consumer
product manufactured prior to July 1, 1994, which has been returned
to the manufacturer for refurbishment and either returned to the
consumer or resold.


State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > California > Prc > 15002-15012

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 15002-15012



15002.  The definitions in this chapter govern the construction of
this division.



15003.  "Battery pack" means any combination of dry cell batteries
containing one or more rechargeable batteries that is usually
assembled for a particular application and commonly has wire leads,
terminals, and dielectric housing.


15004.  "Board" means the California Integrated Waste Management
Board.


15005.  "Dry cell battery" means any type of enclosed device or
sealed container consisting of one or more voltaic or galvanic cells,
electrically connected to produce electric energy, composed of lead,
lithium, manganese, mercury, mercuric oxide, silver oxide, cadmium,
zinc, copper, or other metals, or any combination thereof, of any
shape, including, but not limited to, button, coin, cylindrical, or
rectangular, and of a liquid starved or gel electrolyte, that is
designed for commercial industrial, medical, institutional, or
household use, including any alkaline, manganese, lithium, mercuric
oxide, silver oxide, zinc-air, or zinc-carbon battery, or any
rechargeable battery.



15006.  "Easily removable," with respect to a rechargeable battery
or battery pack, means that the rechargeable battery or battery pack
is either detachable or readily removable from a consumer product by
a consumer with the use of common household tools at the end of the
life of the product, the rechargeable battery or battery pack.




15007.  "Manufacturer" means any person who manufactures dry cell
batteries, rechargeable batteries or battery packs, or rechargeable
consumer products.


15008.  "Mercuric oxide button cell battery" means a battery which
contains mercuric oxide electrodes, resembles buttons in size and
shape, and is used in consumer products such as hearing aids.



15009.  "Mercuric oxide battery" means a battery containing mercuric
oxide electrodes, except that mercuric oxide button cells are
excluded from this definition.



15010.  (a) "Rechargeable battery" means any dry cell battery
containing an electrode composed of cadmium or lead, or any
combination thereof, of any shape that is designed for reuse, and is
capable of being recharged after repeated uses.
   (b) "Rechargeable battery" does not include either of the
following:
   (1) Any dry cell battery that is used as the principal power
source for transportation, including, but not limited to,
automobiles, motorcycles, or boats.
   (2) Any battery that is used only as a backup power source for
memory or program instruction storage, timekeeping, or any similar
purpose that requires uninterrupted electrical power in order to
function if the primary energy supply fails or fluctuates
momentarily.



15011.  "Rechargeable consumer product" means any product, including
any laptop computer or cordless electric tool or appliance, which,
when sold at retail, contains, or is sold with, a rechargeable
battery as its primary power supply, and that is commonly used for
personal or household purposes. A rechargeable consumer product does
not include remanufactured products.



15012.  "Remanufactured product" means a rechargeable consumer
product manufactured prior to July 1, 1994, which has been returned
to the manufacturer for refurbishment and either returned to the
consumer or resold.

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