The following steps apply to the process for applying for status as a Participant in the scheme and the process for approving the application/s:
- An Applicant submits an Expression of Interest form online. Once the Expression of Interest period is closed the TSA will email you a copy of the Application for Accreditation form.
- A business or organisation is expected to undertake investigations, enquiries and due diligence to satisfy itself of the implications of becoming a Participant in the Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme before submitting an application to TSA. This includes having read and understood the commitments and reporting requirements for your Particpant Category as stated in the Guidelines for the Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme.
- A completed Accreditation application consists of: a completed application form, including an Action Plan, signed by the CEO or another senior officer of the company. The Action Plan template is available for download in the Resources section of this website.
- In signing the application form, the authorised signatory makes an organisational commitment to the Scheme and a commitment to compliance with the Guidelines as specified in the Guidelines for the Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme. Such commitment is a condition of approval of the application.
- TSA assesses the application/s and may contact third parties to verify information supplied in the application form.
- TSA assesses the Action Plan and may require amendments to the plan before giving approval.
- When satisfied with the application and the Action Plan, TSA gives approval for the Applicant to be given status as an Accredited Participant.
When the application is approved, TSA advises the Applicant and issues:
- a customised copy of the Participant Commitment signed by TSA
- an electronic template for the new Participant’s entry in the relevant list/s on the Scheme’s website
- a template for notification of any change in the Participant’s details, including any change to the arrangements to collect or recycle end-of-life tyres
- an approval to use the TSA logo, and
- a template for annual self-certification.
A timeframe for the assessment of applications will be developed by TSA prior to commencement of the scheme. This will need to be balanced with staffing resources in the event of a large number of applications; however an indicative timeframe is 30 days from the time the application is received.
Verification is carried out when TSA assesses an application for Participant status and continues after Participant status is awarded.
As required, TSA contacts businesses or organisations that are named in applications to verify the information provided in the application. Thereafter, on a regular basis, TSA liaises with businesses or organisations named in the applications to ensure that the arrangements for collection and recycling of end-of-life tyres are still in place.
If verification checks prove arrangements are not in place, TSA will contact the Participant to seek an explanation. If the explanation is not satisfactory, then Participant status and benefits may be revoked by TSA.
Participants should inform TSA of any changes to arrangements for collection and recycling of end-of-life tyres at the earliest opportunity. This is to ensure that information about Participants that is held by TSA remain current.