Under the regulation, no retailer, brand owner or wholesaler shall charge a consumer, or show on a consumer’s receipt of sale, a separate fee for the costs of implementing or operating an oil and glycol stewardship plan or supplying educational and consumer material.
By April 30 of each year, a brand owner must provide the Board with an annual report detailing the effectiveness of the oil and glycol stewardship plan for the previous calendar year. Section 50.23(1) of Regulation 2012-92 sets out the content for the report.
As soon as possible after a brand owner submits a stewardship plan, the Board must either approve the plan for a period not to exceed five years or reject the plan in writing with the reasons for the rejection.
If you are a garage, an auto parts dealer or even just a retailer selling oil in your store, you do not have to register with Recycle NB (except as noted above). Please contact Recycle NB for any regulatory questions.
A stewardship plan expires on the date set by the Board but no plan shall exceed five years. 90 days before the expiry of a Board approved oil and glycol stewardship plan, the brand owner shall submit a new plan for review and approval.
The plan must cover the manufacture, storage, collection, transportation, recycling, disposal or other handling of oil, oil filters, oil containers, glycol and glycol containers. Section 50.16 of Regulation 2012-92 provides the details of the plan.
The Board may refuse to register or suspend the registration of a brand owner who does not submit an oil and glycol stewardship plan. Failure to comply and maintain a valid registration may require further enforcement action as covered under the Designated Materials Regulation and the Clean Environment Act.
Under the Regulation, a “brand owner” is any person who manufactures, sells, offers for sale, or distributes oil, oil filters, or glycol in the province. A brand owner is also an owner or a licensee in the Province of a registered or unregistered trademark who sells, offers for sale or distributes oil, oil filters and glycol in New Brunswick and any person bringing oil, oil filters or glycol into the Province for use in a commercial enterprise.
The new oil and glycol recycling program covers the following products: - Oil Containers of 50 litres or less. - Glycol Containers of de 50 litres or less. -Glycol - ethylene or propylene glycol used, or intended for use, as a vehicle or commercial engine coolant. It does not mean plumbing antifreeze; windshield washer antifreeze, lock deicer and gasoline and diesel fuel antifreeze are not included in the regulation. - Oil - petroleum or synthetic derived crankcase oil, engine oil and gear oil, and hydraulic fluid, transmission fluid and heat transfer fluid, and fluid used for lubricating in machinery and equipment. - Oil Filter - Any spin-on or element type fluid filter used in hydraulic, transmission or internal combustion engine applications (except gasoline filters) which includes oil filters, a diesel fuel filters, oil storage tank fuel filters and household furnace oil filters.
Retailers must post or distribute the educational and consumer information. It must be displayed, at the main entrance of the premises and at the area where the transaction to purchase the products takes place.
All brand owners must have a management plan. A brand owner is any person who manufactures, sells, offers for sale, or distributes oil, oil filters, or glycol in the province. A brand owner is also an owner or a licensee in the Province of a registered or unregistered trademark who sells, offers for sale or distributes oil, oil filters and glycol in New Brunswick and any person bringing oil, oil filters or glycol into the Province for use in a commercial enterprise.