(a) A certificate of compliance stating that a package or packaging component is in compliance with the requirements of this chapter shall be furnished by its manufacturer or supplier to its purchaser; provided, however, where compliance is achieved under the exemption(s) provided in Â§ 23-18.13-5(a)(2) and (3), the certificate shall state the specific basis upon which the exemption is claimed. The certificate of compliance shall be signed by an authorized official of the manufacturing or supplying company. The purchaser shall retain the certificate of compliance for as long as the package or packaging component is in use. A copy of the certificate of compliance shall be kept on file by the manufacturer or supplier of the package or packaging component. Certificates of compliance, or copies, shall be furnished to the department of environmental management upon its request and to members of the public in accordance with Â§ 23-18.13-9.
(b) If the manufacturer or supplier of the package or packaging component reformulates or creates a new package or packaging component, the manufacturer or supplier shall provide an amended or new certificate of compliance for the reformulated or new package or packaging component.