|1.||Guidelines on Immersion of Idols in Water bodies|
|2.||Checklist for new/upgradation proposals of CETPs for Central Subsidy under CETP Scheme of Ministry of Environment and Forests|
|3.||Attention-- Lead Acid Battery Manufacturers/ Importers/ Assemblers/ Re-conditioners/ Recyclers/ Bulk Consumers/ Auctioneers|
|4.||The industries/organizations are here by cautioned for illegal dumping|
|5.||Mercury control in Health Care Establishments|
Have you filed Half Yearly/ Yearly Returns prescribed under Batteries (Management & Handling) Rules to the KSPCB?
If not, file immediately.
Avoid penal action under Section 5 & 15 of Environmental (Protection) Act, 1986.
It has come to the notice of Karnataka State Pollution Control Board that some industries/organizations are dumping industrial waste in open places which is causing pollution of environment. The industries/organizations are here by cautioned that if they are found responsible for such illegal dumping, penal actions will be initiated under pollution control laws. Such actions may also include seizure of vehicles transporting waste. Besides, such activity attracts liability to restore the site under Rule 16 of Hazardous Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2003.
- Member Secretary
Due to breakage of thermometers, pressure and other measuring equipments in health care facilities, there is possibility of mercury spillage. This type of mercury spillage needs to be given proper attention not only in respect of the collection of the spoiled mercury, its storage and sending of the same back to the manufacturers, but also taking all measures to ensure that the spilt mercury does not become part of the bio- medical or other solid wastes generated from the health care facilities.
Schedule-2 of the Hazardous Waste (M & H) Rules, 2003 indicates that any waste containing equal or more than 50 ppm of mercury is a hazardous waste and hence, the concerned generators of the wastes, including Health Care Facilities, are required to dispose such mercury bearing waste as per Hazardous Waste (M&H) Rules.
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