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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: The Battery Waste Management (Amendment) Rules,2024 represent a significant stride in refining India’s approach to battery waste management. Published in the Official Gazette, these rules aim to enhance regulatory frameworks and ensure the effective implementation of extended producer responsibility (EPR) obligations. Setting the Stage: The Battery Waste Management (Amendment) Rules redefine India’s landscape of…

Introduction: India takes a significant leap forward in hazardous waste management with the introduction of the Hazardous Waste Management Rules, 2024. These amendments, published in the Official Gazette, mark a pivotal moment in bolstering hazardous waste handling practices nationwide. Expanding Definitions and Regulations: The Hazardous Waste Management Rules 2024 expand the regulatory framework by introducing…

Introduction: In recent times, the state of Gujarat has witnessed a concerning surge in the proliferation of Conocarpus, a foreign species harboring hidden perils that pose significant threats to both the environment and human health. Delving into the depths of these dangers sheds light on the urgent need for proactive measures to mitigate its impact.…

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has released the notification for the extension to apply online for the grant of Terms of Reference ToR and Environment Clearance under the Environment Protection Act 1986. Application Requirement for Re-Rolling and Cold Rolling Units: The Central Government directed that all the standalone re-rolling units or cold…

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has released a notice regarding Measures to Reduce Methane Emissions. Methane Emissions in India (2016): As per India’s third Biennial Update Report, India’s methane emissions in 2016 (excluding LULUCF) were 409 million tone CO2e of which, 73.96% was from Agriculture sector, 14.46% from Waste sector, 10.62% from…

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…