IMPLEMENTATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE (MANAGEMENT, HANDLING and TRANSBOUNDARY MOVEMENT) RULES, 2008
SALIENT FEATURES OF RULES:
- The Hazardous Waste (Management and Handling) rule was notified in 1989 and the same was amended during Jan 2000 & May 2003 and ON 24th September 2008 . These rules are notified under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 by Ministry of Environment and Forest , GoI.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD
- KSPCB shall grant/refuse authorization to occupier or operator of the facility- Rule5
- KSPCB shall conduct public hearing
- KSPCB shall approve the layout & design of the TSDF
- KSPCB shall monitor the setting up and the operation of the TSDF
- KSPCB empowered to levy fine and collect the entire cost of the of the damage caused to the environment by the occupier/ operator.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF STATE GOVERNMENT
- The State Government, operator of a facility or any association of occupier shall identify sites for common hazardous waste disposal facility
- The State Government shall approve the sites
- The State Government shall acquire the sites for setting up of TSDF
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF OCCUPIER/OPERATOR
- The occupier/Operator of the facility shall have to obtain authorization from KSPCB for collection, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of Hazardous Waste.
- The occupier or operator of the facility or any association of occupier shall be responsible for identifying sites for common disposal facility
- The occupier or operator of the facility or any association of occupier shall under take EIA study and submit report to the Pollution Control Board.
- KSPCB is empowered to refuse authorization for non compliance.
- KSPCB is empowered to impose penalties for non compliance in consultations with CPCB, Delhi.
- KSPCB is empowered to file a criminal case for non compliance which attracts punishment up to 5 years imprisonment with or without fine of Rupees One Lakh
- Chairman, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board is empowered to issue closure direction under Sec 5 of Environment (Protection) Act 1986.
Board has taken up inventorization of hazardous waste generating industries and the status of the same is given below:
- Number of industries identified under Rules 3708
- Number of industries issued authorization 3708
Rule 3(l) Hazardous waste is identified by Schedule I, Schedule II or characteristics (E1),
Flammable (E2), Explosive (E3), Corrosive (E4), Toxic (E5) carcinogenicity, mutagenicity and endocrine disruptivity.
IMPORT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE:
Rule12. The Ministry of Environment and Forest shall be the nodal Ministry to deal with the trans-boundary movement of the hazardous wastes and to grant permission for transit of the hazardous wastes through any part of India.
Rule 13 (2). The import of Hazardous waste from any country shall be permitted only for the recycling or recovery or reuse but, not for disposal Rule 13 (1). Rule 13 (4) no import or export of the hazardous waste specified in the Schedule VI shall be permitted.
- The Importer shall apply to State Pollution Control Board 120 days in advance.
- Apply for permission to transport Hazardous Waste.
- The SPCB shall examine the application and recommend to MOEF, GOI
- The Ministry of Environment and Forest , GOI is the sanctioning authority.
QUANTITY OF HAZARDOUS WASTE (as on 31/03/2015):