Environmental Compliance

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: In the realm of e-waste management, clarity is paramount. The recent amendments to the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022, take a significant step forward by refining the definition of ‘dismantler.’ This clarification highlights the crucial role of dismantlers in properly managing electronic waste, emphasizing the importance of adhering to established guidelines to mitigate environmental risks…

In 2023, the Central Government introduced the Green Credit Rules, aiming to incentivize tree plantation and enhance the nation’s green cover. These rules, formulated on the recommendation of the Administrator, outline a structured methodology for calculating green credits, particularly concerning tree plantation initiatives. Under these rules: Identification of Degraded Land: The Forest Department of each…

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…

Introduction: Industrial sector categorization plays a crucial role in environmental governance, helping regulators identify and manage potential environmental impacts associated with various industries. Recently, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) made significant updates to its categorization system, adding new industries and refining existing classifications. Among these updates is the inclusion of Tyre Pyrolysis Oil (TPO)…

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) introduced the Plastic Waste Amendment Rules 2023, amending the existing Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016. Outlined within these amendments are significant changes: The MoEF&CC has made deliberate efforts to fine-tune regulations regarding plastic waste management through these amendments. These adjustments aim to streamline and specify regulations…

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…