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Introduction: The Gas Cylinders (Amendment) Rules, 2024, represent a pivotal moment in enhancing safety and operational efficiency within the compressed gas industry. With technology advancing and demand rising, these rules signify a necessary evolution in regulatory frameworks to meet contemporary challenges. A notable inclusion within these rules is the requirement for barcoding, encompassing radio frequency…

Introduction: The Plastic Packaging Industry is witnessing a transformative shift towards heightened accountability through Producer Responsibility initiatives. The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India, has introduced stringent guidelines on the Extended Plastic Packaging Industry’s Producer Responsibility. These guidelines emphasize the proactive role of Producers, Importers & Brand-Owners (PIBOs), and Plastic…

Introduction: In recent discussions surrounding groundwater abstraction, the issue of relaxing charges has taken center stage, prompting a critical reevaluation by the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA). The imposition of hefty Environmental Compensation (EC) charges, particularly on existing projects applying late for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) or renewal, has raised concerns among project proponents,…

The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has unveiled substantial changes to the Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022, by launching the Management of Waste Battery Amendments Rules 2023. These latest revisions mark a pivotal moment, specifically impacting the roles and obligations delineated in rules 8 and 9. In Rule 8, titled “Functions of…

CPCB has issued a significant notification, introducing the Framework for the generation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Certificate Framework under the E-Waste (Management) Rules of 2022. This framework specifically targets key metals derived from the recycling of electronic waste (E-waste). Initiating Focus on Specific Metals The key metals are divided into three distinct groups: Precious…

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) unveiled a significant initiative concerning E-Waste Regulation Compliance pertaining to generate EPR certificate. This initiative directly relates to Producers and Recyclers, operating within the framework of the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022. Role of Producers and Recyclers under E-Waste (Management) Rules Within these regulations, Recyclers are mandated to engage in E-Waste…

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,…

Monitoring and enforcement mechanism for the Standard Operating Procedure infrastructure like roads, pipelines, and water bodies through projects like dredging and de-silting for upkeep, disaster management, and functionality.   The Ministry emphasizes the need to enforce the mentioned SOP/environmental safeguards thoroughly in the field.  project proponent should inform the concerned SPCB at least fortnight before start…

On August 18, 2023, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) released the Guidelines for the Management of Pyro-metallurgical Slags specifically tailored to Copper Smelters. “hazardous waste” means any waste which by reason of characteristics such as physical, chemical, biological, reactive, toxic, flammable, explosive or corrosive, causes danger or is likely to cause danger to health…