Environment protection act

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,…

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…

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…

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 a new notification regarding Coastal Regulation Zone under the Environment Protection Act 1986. Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2011, for declaring certain coastal stretches as Coastal Regulation Zone wherein restrictions were imposed on the setting up and expansion of industries, operations and processes in the said…

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…