MoEFCC recently issued a significant notification that introduces the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Amendment Rules, 2023. This latest amendment represents a progressive step towards enhancing the existing framework of waste management in India, particularly in the context of Extended Producer Responsibility (ERP) for Used Oil.
The key highlights of this notification are as follows:
Incorporation of Chapter VII
One of the most noteworthy changes in the Amendment Rules, 2023, is the seamless integration of a new chapter, Chapter VII, specifically addressing ERP for Used Oil. This chapter has been thoughtfully included within the framework of the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016, immediately following Chapter VI. This incorporation signifies the government’s commitment to regulating and managing used oil in an environmentally responsible manner.
These revised regulations are scheduled to come into effect from April 1, 2024. This date marks a significant milestone in the evolution of waste management practices in India. The period leading up to the implementation date provides stakeholders, including industries, businesses, and regulatory bodies, with an opportunity to prepare for compliance and align their practices with the new regulations.
For those seeking a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of these regulatory changes, the MoEFCC strongly encourages a thorough examination of the detailed notification provided in the attached document. This document will serve as a vital resource for individuals and organizations aiming to navigate the amended rules effectively.
The Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Amendment Rules, 2023, represent a significant step forward in India’s ongoing efforts to manage hazardous and other wastes more effectively. By introducing the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility for Used Oil and providing a clear timeline for implementation, these rules aim to enhance environmental sustainability and promote responsible waste management practices. Stakeholders are advised to familiarize themselves with the specifics of the amendment to ensure a smooth transition towards compliance and a more sustainable future.
Download – Hazardous Wastes Rules Amended in 2023.
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