| January 14, 2023

New York

Effective Date: 1/1/91
BCI Model: Yes
Deposita (refundable): Required ($5)*
Split of Deposit: 100% retailer
Deposit Refund Period: 30 days
Point of Sale Signb: Retailer
Fee (Nonrefundable): N/A
Definition: Any battery with a capacity of six or more volts which contains lead and sulfuric acid and which is used as a power source in a vehicle.
*Explanatory Note:The state-mandated deposit is referred to as a “return incentive fee”. According to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, retailers are allowed to charge other fees and/or refunds so long as the retailer makes it “clear to the consumer, at the point of sale, that the fee is imposed at the discretion of the retailer and is not in any way associated with the state-mandated return incentive fee.” “Any such additional fees or refunds must be individually itemized on sales invoices.” NYDEC Letter to BCI, May 19, 2017.

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Mark Wallace

The pandemic has shown us just how vital the lead battery industry is. Without 12V batteries, first responders can’t function; food and medical supplies can’t reach their destination; essential employees can’t get to their jobs....It’s as simple as that.

Mark Wallace, President and CEO, Clarios