Please Note: Amendments by 2014 Vermont HB 872, effective July 1, 2014, adding "Railroad Scrap" to the list of covered materials are included and noted in this summary.
"Scrap Metal" means any manufactured item or article that contains metal.
"Ferrous Scrap" means any Scrap Metal consisting primarily of iron, steel, or both, including large manufactured articles such as automobile bodies that may contain other substances to be removed and sorted during normal processing operations of Scrap Metal.
"Nonferrous Scrap" means any Scrap Metal consisting primarily of metal other than iron or steel, and does not include aluminum beverage cans, post-consumer household items, items removed during building renovations or demolitions, or large manufactured items containing small quantities of nonferrous metals such as automobile bodies and appliances.
"Metal Article" means any manufactured item consisting of metal that is usable for its originally intended purpose without processing, repair, or alteration, including railings, copper or aluminum wire, copper pipe and tubing, bronze cemetery plaques, urns, markers, plumbing fixtures, and cast-iron radiators.
"Proprietary Article" means any of the following:
(added by HB 872) "Railroad Scrap" means any Scrap Metal consisting primarily of the steel components used in rolling stock and railroad tracks, including rails, joint bars, tie plates, anchors, turnouts, frogs, and spikes, as well as railroad signals and signal components.
"Scrap Metal Processor" means:
"Scrap Metal Processor" does not include:
For Nonferrous Scrap, Metal Articles, Proprietary Articles, and Railroad Scrap, a Processor must record in a permanent ledger: (reference to Railroad Scrap added by HB 872)
Records must be retained at least 5 years at the Processor's normal place of business or other readily accessible and secure location.
Records shall be made available on request to any law enforcement official or authorized security agent of a governmental entity who provides official credentials at the Scrap Metal Processor's business location during regular business hours.
If the Seller does not provide ownership documentation, a Processor must submit a report to the Department of Public Safety by the close of the following business day that describes the material and the Seller's identifying information.
If the Seller does not provide ownership documentation, a Processor must hold the material for at least 10 days following the purchase.
A processor who violates the provisions shall be fined:
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