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Introduction: Pyro-metallurgical slags, byproducts of various industrial processes, pose significant environmental challenges. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has recently released comprehensive guidelines on Pyro-Metallurgical Slags aimed at managing more effectively. In this blog, we’ll delve into the critical aspects of these guidelines and their implications for industries dealing with pyro-metallurgical processes. Overview of the…

Deadline Extension for Draft Report CPCB extended the deadline for submitting comments/suggestions on the draft report titled “Classification of Industrial Sectors into Red, Orange, Green, and White Categories: A Tool for Progressive Environmental Management” from August 31, 2023, to September 30, 2023. In 1989, the Ministry of Environment and Forest introduced industry classification as red,…

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has released the E-Waste (Management) Second Amendment, 2023, which states the following: Amendment to Rule 5: In the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in rule 5, after clause (3), insert the following clause: “You must adopt approved destruction technologies to manage…

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued show cause notice under section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 for non-compliance of Plastic Waste Management Rules,2016. Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is a strategy to add all of the estimated environmental costs associated with a product throughout the product life cycle to the market price of…

Central Pollution Control Board has released guidelines on the design construction, O&M, and annual certification of coal ash ponds. The combustion of coal in Thermal Power Plant (TPP) produces Coal Combustion Residues (CCRs) which is a collective term referring to fly ash, bottom ash, boiler slag, and fluidized bed combustion ash. After ignition at high…

Central Pollution Control Board has released a notification regarding the release of imported consignments of procedure of 106 EEEs items. In past notification authority has requested for releases of imported consignments of Producers as defined in the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022 after taking an undertaking and also on the submission of acknowledgment from the CPCB’s…

Central Pollution control board has released a notice regarding the implementation of ban on SUPs (single used plastics). As per the Plastic Waste Management Rules, “The manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale, and use of following single-use plastic (SUP), including polystyrene and expanded polystyrene, commodities shall be prohibited with effect from the 1st July, 2022: earbuds…

Central Ground Water Authority has released public notice regarding construction of Piezometer in industrial areas. Ministry of Jal Shakti has issued guidelines to control and regulate ground water extraction in India’ vide notification dated 24th September, 2020; defined a penalty of rupees 2 lakh for non-installation of piezometer. Further amendment notification dated 29.03.2023 has notified…