Environment Protection Act & Rules

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…

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has released the notification on genset. The notification is applicable for all fuels and the power category slabs were revised to five from three. As per the general conditions of this notification, Genset engines and Gensets with the old standards can be supplied only till 30th June…

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…

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has released Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules 2023. These new rules are for the revision of emission standards of particulate matter (PM) for industrial boilers. In the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, in Schedule-l,- (a) for serial number 70 in which these standards are mentioned is substituted by the…