The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection is planning a Ninth Ordinance to amend the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act-Battery Act Fee Ordinance.
This is due to fluctuations in transaction numbers and changing overall costs. The ordinance aims to adjust the fee rates for the take-back and disposal of WEEE and spent batteries in 2022 to current developments. The aim is to ensure that the costs for public services under the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act and the Battery Act are adequately covered.
Currently, the BMUV has a draft bill for a Ninth Ordinance Amending the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act-Battery Act Fee Ordinance. The BMUV draft ordinance has not yet been agreed with the ministries within the Federal Government.
With the amending ordinance, in particular the fee elements are adapted to the cost calculation of the entrusted foundation elektro-altgeräte register (stiftung ear) for the year 2024. The legal basis for the Amendment Ordinance is Section 22 (1) and (4) of the Federal Fees Act. In particular, the forecast number of cases and total costs on which the fee categories are based will change, leading to changes in the respective fee levels.
Central changes in the draft bill are, for example:
The fees for own redemptions will be halved.
The quarterly fee will almost double.
The costs of a simple change of name will increase.
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