Legal update 2022

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…

Central Pollution Control Board has released a draft notification and seeking comments on the classification of industries into red, orange, green & white categories. objective: Uttarakhand introduced the concept of classification of industries as red, orange, and green. The purpose of this classification was to facilitate decisions related to the location of these industries. Subsequently,…

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 the E-Waste (Management) Second Amendment, 2023, which states the following: Amendment to Rule 5: In the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in rule 5, after clause (3), insert the following clause: “You must adopt approved destruction technologies to manage…

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…

Central Pollution Control Board has released a notification regarding the release of imported consignments of procedure of 106 EEEs items. In past notification authority has requested for releases of imported consignments of Producers as defined in the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022 after taking an undertaking and also on the submission of acknowledgment from the CPCB’s…