CPCB categorizes Semi-conductor Manufacturing Industries under its Harmonization of Classification of Industrial Sectors

The CPCB has instructed all SPCBs and PCCs to adopt and implement the categorisation of semi-conductor manufacturing industries and submit the Action Taken Report by 20th September, 2023.

Certified RECD Vendors for Diesel Generators (Up to 1000 KVA) Announced

The list of certified vendors for the Retrofit Emission Control Device (RECD) applicable to Diesel Generators (DG) up to 1000 KVA has been released by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). These certifications are essential …

Extension in release of Imported Consignments of Producers of 106 EEE items

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has clarified that the interim arrangement of release of imported consignments of producers of 106 EEE items shall be extended to 15th September, 2023. It may be recalled that …

PWPs directed to complete Generation of EPR Certificates

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed all Plastic Waste Processors (PWPs) to complete Generation of EPR Certificates. The EPR Certificates for sales made in 2022-2023 must be generated on the Centralised EPR Portal …

XXXVIth Analytical Quality Control (AQC) Exercise

The AQC Exercise is aimed at ensuring the accuracy and reliability of environmental data produced by laboratories recognized under the Environmental Protection Act of 1986, as well as the environmental laboratories operated by CPCB, State …

Guidelines on Management of Pyro-metallurgical Slags (Copper Smelters)

Pyro-metallurgical slags are classified as “High Volume Low Effect Waste” (HVLE waste) under the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016. The management of these waste types will be governed by separate …

Compendium of Presentations made in Stakeholder’s Workshops on “Alternatives to Single Use Plastics (SUP)”

This Compendium comprises of various agendas for different industries and institutions.

Comments Invited on Draft Framework for Generation of EPR Certificates for Key Metals

In the initial two years, EPR certificates will be generated for Gold (Au), Non-Ferrous Metals (Al and Cu), and Iron (including steel and galvanized iron). However, the EPR Certificate framework also leaves room for Rare …

CPCB reiterates the Implementation of EPR Guidelines for Plastic Packaging & Ban on SUP Items

Entities covered under the EPR Guidelines must not deal with any entities not registered on the EPR Portal. The restriction on transactions does not apply to other stakeholders in the supply chain such as traders …

CPCB issues Environmental Guidelines for Stone Crushing Units

Stone crushing operation releases a substantial amount of fugitive dust, which not only pollutes the environment, but also poses a health hazards to the workers and the surrounding population. This poses a challenge to maintain …

Thermal Power Plants must comply with Emission Norms 

MoEF&CC has specified timelines for SO2 compliance for non-retiring Thermal Power Plants for compliance to emission norms. For non-compliance beyond the specified timelines, MoEF&CC has prescribed environment compensation on the non-retiring thermal power plants.

Draft Classification of Industrial Sectors into Red, Orange, Green and White Categories: A Tool for Progressive Environmental Management

The revised classification methodology seeks to encourage industries to shift towards less polluting practices and embrace cleaner technology options, ultimately leading to an improvement in their environmental performance.

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