The Gazette of India

Extraordinary

Part-II-Section-3-Sub-section (ii)

Published by Authority

No. 471

New Delhi, Friday, May 23, 2003

 

MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS

 

NOTIFICATION

 

NEW DELHI, THE 20th May , 2003

 

S.O. 593(E).- Whereas the draft of certain rules called the Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Amendment Rules, 2002 was published under the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests number S.O. 553(E), dated 21st May, 2002 in the Gazette of India, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii) of the same date inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby, before the expiry of the period of sixty days from the date on which copies of the Gazette containing the said notification were made available to the public;

 

            And whereas copies of the said Gazette were made available to the public on the 5th day of June, 2002;

 

            And whereas the objections and suggestions received within the said period from the public in respect of the said draft rules have been duly considered by the Central Government;

 

            Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 6, 8 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 1989, namely:-

 

1. (1)    These rules may be called the Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling)  Amendment Rules, 2003.

 

    (2)   They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official   Gazette.

 

2.         In the Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 1989 (herein after referred to as the said rules), in rule 2, after clause (c), the following clauses shall be inserted,  namely: -

 

“(d) bio-medical wastes covered under the Bio-Medical Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998 made under the Act;

 (e) wastes covered under the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 made under the Act; and

 (f)   the lead acid batteries covered under the Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001 made under the Act."

 

3.         For rule 3 of the said rules, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:-

           

'3.  Definitions  - In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, -

 

(1)   “Act” means the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986);

 

(2)   “applicant” means a person or an organisation that applies, in Form 1, for granting of authorisation to perform specific activities connected with handling of hazardous wastes;

 

(3)   “auction” means bulk sale of wastes by invitation of tenders or auction, contract or negotiation by individual(s), companies or Government departments;

 

            (4)   “auctioneer” means a person or an organisation that auctions wastes;

 

(5) “authorisation” means permission for collection, transport, treatment, reception, storage and disposal of hazardous wastes, granted by the competent authority in Form 2;

 

(6)   “authorised person” means a person or an organisation authorised by the competent authority;

 

(7) “Central Pollution Control Board” means the Central Board constituted under sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 (6 of 1974);

 

(8) “disposal” means deposit, treatment, recycling and recovery of any hazardous wastes;

 

(9)   “export” with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, means taking out of India to a place outside India:

 

(10) “exporter” means any person under the jurisdiction of the exporting country who exports hazardous wastes and the exporting country itself, who exports hazardous wastes;

 

(11) “environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes” means taking all steps required to ensure that the hazardous wastes are managed in a manner which will protect health and the environment against the adverse effects which may result from such wastes;

 

(12) “facility” means any location wherein the processes incidental to the waste generation, collection, reception, treatment, storage and disposal are carried out;

 

(13) “form” means a Form appended to these rules;

 

(14) “hazardous waste” means any waste which by reason of any of its physical,    chemical, reactive, toxic, flammable, explosive or corrosive characteristics  causes danger or is likely to cause danger to health or environment, whether alone or when in contact with other wastes or substances, and shall include-

 

(a)     wastes listed in column (3) of Schedule-1;

 

(b)   wastes having constituents listed in Schedule-2 if their concentration is equal to or more than the limit indicated in the said Schedule; and

      

       (c)  wastes listed in  Lists  ‘A’ and ‘B’ of Schedule-3 (Part-A) applicable only in case(s) of import or export of hazardous wastes in accordance with rules 12, 13 and 14 if they possess any of the hazardous characteristics listed in Part-B of  Schedule 3”.

 

Explanation:  For the purposes of this clause, -

 

(i) all wastes mentioned in column (3) of Schedule-1 are hazardous wastes irrespective of concentration limits given in Schedule-2 except as otherwise indicated and Schedule-2 shall be applicable only for wastes or waste constituents not covered under column (3) of Schedule-1; 

 

(ii)   Schedule-3 shall be applicable only in case(s) of import or export;

 

(15) “hazardous wastes site” means a place for collection, reception, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous wastes which has been duly approved by the competent authority;

 

(16)   “illegal traffic” means any transboundary movement of hazardous wastes as specified in rule 15;

 

(17)      “import” with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, means    bringing into India from a place outside India;

 

(18)      “importer” means an occupier or any person who imports hazardous wastes;

 

(19)“manifest” means transporting document(s) prepared and signed by the occupier in accordance with rule 7;

 

(20)“non-ferrous metal wastes” means wastes listed in Schedule 4;

 

(21)“operator of facility” means a person who owns or operates a facility for collection, reception, treatment, storage or disposal of hazardous wastes;

 

(22)      “recycler” means an occupier who procures and processes wastes for recovery;

 

(23)      "recycling of waste oil" means reclamation by way of treatment to separate solids and water from waste oils using methods such as heating, filtering, gravity settling, centrifuging, dehydration, viscosity and specific gravity adjustment;

 

(24)      “registered re-refiner or recycler” means a re-refiner or recycler registered for reprocessing wastes with the Ministry of Environment and Forests or the Central Pollution Control Board, as the case may be, for reprocessing wastes;

 

(25)      "re-refining of used oil" means applying a process to the material composed of used oil so as to produce high quality base stock for further manufacture of lubricants or for other petroleum products by blending or any other process;

 

(26)“schedule” means a Schedule appended to these rules;

 

(27)“State Government” means a State Government and in relation to a Union territory, the Administrator thereof appointed under article 239 of the Constitution;

 

(28)“State Pollution Control Board or Committee” means the Board or Committee constituted under sub-section (1) of section 4 of the Water(Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 (6 of 1974);

 

(29)“storage” means storing hazardous wastes for a temporary period, at the end of which the hazardous wastes is treated and disposed off;

      

(30)“transboundary movement” means any movement of hazardous waste or other wastes from an area under the national jurisdiction of one country to or through an area under the national jurisdiction of another country or to or through an area not under the national jurisdiction of any country, provided at least two countries are involved in the movement;

 

(31)      “transport” means off-site movement of hazardous waste by air, rail, road or water;

 

(32)“transporter” means a person engaged in the off-site transportation of hazardous waste by air, rail, road or water;

 

(33)“treatment” means a method, technique or process, designed to change the physical, chemical or biological characteristics or composition of any hazardous waste so as to render such wastes harmless;

 

(34)      “used oil”  means any oil -

 

(i)        derived from crude oil or mixtures containing synthetic oil including used engine oil, gear oil, hydraulic oil, turbine oil, compressor oil, industrial gear oil, heat transfer oil, transformer oil, spent oil and their tank bottom sludges; and

 

(ii)      suitable for re-refining if it meets the specifications laid down in Schedule 5,

       but does not include waste oil;       

 

(35)“waste oil”  means any oil -

 

(i)             which includes spills of crude oil, emulsions, tank bottom sludge and slop oil generated from petroleum refineries, installations or ships; and

 

(ii)           is unsuitable for re-refining,

but can be used as fuel in furnaces if it meets the specifications laid down in Schedule 6;                 

 

(36)   words and expressions used in these rules and not defined but defined in the Act shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act.'

 

4.         In rule 4B of the said rules, for the word and figure "Schedule 4", the word and figure "Schedule 7" shall be substituted.

 

5.         In rule 5 of the said rules, -

(a)   for sub-rule (2),  the following shall be substituted, namely:-

 

                   “(2) Every occupier handling, or a recycler recycling, hazardous wastes shall make an application in Form 1 to the Member-Secretary, State Pollution Control Board or Committee, as the case may be or any officer designated by the State Pollution Control Board or Committee for the grant of authorization for any of the said activities:

                  

         Provided that an occupier or a recycler not having a hazardous wastes treatment and disposal facility of his own and is operating in an area under the jurisdiction assigned by the State Pollution Control Board or Committee, as the case may be, for a common Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility (TSDF) shall become a member of this facility and send his waste to this facility to ensure proper treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes generated failing which the authorization granted to the said occupier or recycler in accordance with this sub-rule may be cancelled after giving a reasonable opportunity to such occupier or recycler, as the case may be, of being heard or shall not to be granted by the State Pollution Control Board or Committee, as the case may be.”;

 

            (b)   for sub-rule (3), the following sub-rule be substituted, namely: -

 

“(3) Any person who intends to be an operator of a facility for the collection, reception, treatment, transport, storage and disposal of hazardous wastes, shall make an application in Form 1 to the Member-Secretary, State Pollution Control Board or Committee for the grant of authorization for all or any of the above activities specified in this rule.”;

 

            (c)  in sub-rule (6), for clause(i), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

 

“(i) An authorization granted under this rule shall, unless suspended or cancelled, be in force during the period of its validity as specified by the State Pollution Control Board or Committee from the date of issue or from the date of renewal, as the case may be”;

 

            (d)   in sub-rule (8),

 

                   (i)      for clause (ii), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

 

                       “on steps taken, by the applicant wherever feasible, for reduction and prevention in the waste generated or for recycling or reuse;”

 

              (ii)     clause (iv) shall be omitted;

 

            (e)   after sub-rule (8), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:-

 

                   “(9) Every State Pollution Control Board or Committee shall maintain a register containing particulars of the conditions imposed under these rules for any disposal of hazardous wastes, on any land or premises and it shall be open for inspection during office hours to any person interested or affected or a person authorized by him in this behalf. The entries in the register shall be considered as proof of grant of authorisation for management and handling of hazardous wastes on such land or premises and the conditions subject to which it was granted."

 

 

 

6.       In rule 7 of the said rules, for sub-rules (4), (5) and (6), the following sub-rules shall be substituted, namely:-

 

          "(4) The occupier shall prepare six copies of the manifest in Form 9 comprising of colour code indicated below (all six copies to be signed by the transporter):

 

                 Copy number with colour code                                             Purpose

                 ___________________________________________________________________

                                     1                                                                           2__________________

 

                           Copy 1 (white)                      to be forwarded by the occupier to the State Pollution Control Board or Committee

 

                          Copy 2 (yellow)                    to be retained by the occupier after taking signature on it from the transporter and rest of the four copies to be carried by the transporter

 

                          Copy 3 (pink)                        to be retained by the operator of the facility after signature

 

                          Copy 4 (orange)                    to be returned to the transporter by the operator of facility after accepting waste

 

                          Copy 5 (green)                      to be returned by the operator of the facility to State Pollution Control Board/Committee after treatment and disposal of wastes

 

                          Copy 6 (blue)                        to be returned by the operator of the facility to the occupier after treatment and disposal of wastes";

          ______________________________________________________________________

                

          "(5) The occupier shall forward copy number 1 (white) to the State Pollution Control Board or Committee and in case the hazardous waste is likely to be transported through any transit State, the occupier shall prepare an additional copy each for such State and forward the same to the concerned State Pollution Control Board or Committee before he hands over the hazardous waste to the transporter.  No transporter shall accept hazardous wastes from an occupier for transport unless it is accompanied by copy numbers 2 to 5 of the manifest.  The transporter shall return copy number 2 (yellow) of the manifest signed with date to the occupier as token of receipt of the other four copies of the manifest and retain the remaining four copies to be carried and handed over to respective agencies as specified in sub-rule (4)."

 

          "(6) In case of transport of hazardous wastes to a facility for treatment, storage and disposal existing in a State other than the State where hazardous wastes are generated, the occupier shall obtain 'No Objection Certificate' from the State Pollution Control Board or Committee of the concerned State or Union territory Administration where the facility is existing". 

                                   

7.       For rule 8 of the said rules, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:-

 

          "8.   Disposal sites:-

 

                 (1) The occupier or operator of a facility or any association of occupiers shall be jointly and severally responsible for identifying sites for establishing the facility for treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous wastes.

 

                 (2)   The State Government, operator of a facility or any association of occupiers shall jointly and severally be responsible for, and identify sites for common facility for treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous wastes in the State.

 

                 (3)   The operator of a facility, occupier or any association of occupiers shall undertake an environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the selected site(s) and shall submit the EIA report to the State Pollution Control Board or Committee.

 

                 (4)   The State Pollution Control Board or Committee shall on being satisfied with the EIA report, cause a public notice for conducting a public hearing as per the procedure contained in the Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 1994 published vide S.O. 60(E) dated the 27th January, 1994 as amended from time to time.

 

                 (5)   The State Pollution Control Board or Committee shall forward to the State Government or Union territory Administration, as the case may be the project report including EIA report and details of public hearing along with its recommendations within a period of 30 days from the last date of public hearing.           

 

                 (6)   The State Government shall complete the assessment within a period of thirty days from the date of receipt of the documents mentioned in sub-rule (5) and convey the decision of its approval of site(s) or otherwise within 30 days thereafter to the concerned operator of the facility, occupier or any association of occupiers.

         

                 (7)   After approval of the site or sites, the State Government shall acquire the site(s) or inform the occupier or any operator of facility, or any association of occupiers to acquire the site(s) for setting up the facility for treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous wastes.  The State Government shall simultaneously notify such sites(s).  The State Government shall also compile and publish periodically an inventory of such hazardous wastes disposal sites and facilities;

 

                 (8)   Setting up of an on-site facility for treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous wastes for captive use shall be governed by the authorisation procedure laid down in rule 5".

 

8.         In rule 9 of the said rules, after sub-rule(2), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:-

 

            "(3)  The State Pollution Control Board or Committee shall prepare an inventory of hazardous wastes as nearly as possible to Form 4 within its jurisdiction and compile other related information like treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes based on the returns filed by respective occupier and operator of facility as per sub-rule(2)."

 

9.         For rule 12 of the said rules, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:-

 

            "12.   Import and export of hazardous wastes for recycling and reuse.

 

(1)          Save as otherwise provided, no person shall import or export hazardous wastes or substances containing or contaminated with such hazardous wastes as specified in Schedule 8.

 

(2)          The Ministry of Environment and Forests shall be the nodal Ministry to deal with the trans-boundary movement of hazardous wastes and to grant permission of transit of hazardous wastes through any part of India.

 

(3)          Import and export of hazardous wastes shall be permitted as raw material for recycling or reuse.

 

(4)          The authorities mentioned in column 2 of Schedule 7 shall be responsible for regulation of export and import of hazardous wastes.

 

(5)          Any occupier importing or exporting hazardous wastes shall provide detailed information in Form 7A to the Customs authorities.

 

(6)          Any occupier importing or exporting hazardous wastes shall comply with the articles of the Basel Convention to which the Central Government is a signatory.

 

(7)          In case of any dispute as to the grant of permission to import or export of hazardous wastes, the matter shall be referred to the Central Government for a decision."

           

10.       In rule 13 of the said rules, -

            (a)   for sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:-

 

                   “(1) Every occupier seeking to import hazardous wastes shall apply to the State Pollution Control Board or Committee at least 120 days in advance of the intended date of commencement of the shipment in Form 6.";

      

            (b)   in sub-rule (3), clause (e) shall be omitted;

 

            (c)   after sub-rule (8), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:-

 

                   "(9)    An occupier importing hazardous wastes listed under an Open General Licence of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade shall register himself with the Ministry of Environment and Forests or any other authority or agency such as the Central Pollution Control Board designated by it in accordance with the procedure laid down under rule 19.”

 

11.       In rule 15 of the said rules, in sub-rule (2), in clause (ii), the following shall be added at the end, namely: -

 

            “in accordance with the procedure laid down by the State Pollution Control Board or Committee in consultation with Central Pollution Control Board."

 

12              In rule 16 of the said rules, for sub-rule (2), the following sub-rule shall be substituted,         namely:-

 

"(2)  The occupier and operator of a facility shall also be liable to reinstate or restore damaged or destroyed elements of the environment at his cost, failing which the occupier or the operator of a facility, as the case may be, shall be liable to pay the entire cost of remediation or restoration and pay in advance an amount equal to the cost estimated by the State Pollution Control Board or Committee.  Thereafter, the Board or Committee shall plan and cause to be executed the programme for remediation or restoration.  The advance paid to State Pollution Control Board or Committee towards the cost of remediation or restoration shall be adjusted once the actual cost of remediation or restoration is finally determined and the remaining amount, if any, shall be recovered from the occupier or the operator of the facility.”

 

13.       In rule 18 of the said rules, after sub-rule (2), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:-

 

            “(3) Every appeal filed under this rule shall be disposed of within a period of sixty days from the date of such filing.”

 

14.       After rule 18 of the said rules, the following rules shall be added, namely:-

 

“19. Procedure for registration and renewal of registration of recyclers and re-refiners.  

 

(1)     Every person desirous of recycling or re-refining non-ferrous metal wastes as specified in Schedule 4 or used oil or waste oil shall register himself with the Central Pollution control Board:

 

          Provided that no owner or occupier of an industrial unit having captive recycling of on-ferrous metals or recycling of waste oil or re-refining of used oil facility shall be required to register under these rules

 

          Provided further that no person who has registered with the Ministry of Environment & Forests before the commencement of the Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Amendment rues, 2003, shall, unless such registration is cancelled or ceases to operate under sub-rule (3) of rule 21, be required to register under this sub-rule as given in the certificate of registration

 

(2)     Every application for registration under this rule shall be made in Form 11 along with a copy each of the following documents to the Central Pollution Control Board for the grant of such registration or renewal:-

 

(a)   letter of consents granted under the Water(Prevention and Control of     Pollution) Act, 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act,  1981;

 

 (b)   authorisation granted under rule 5 of these rules;

 

(c)   certificate of registration with District Industries Centre;

 

(d)   proof of installed capacity of plant and machinery issued by either State Pollution Control Board or Committee or the District Industries Centre; and

    

(e)   report from the State Pollution Control Board or Committee regarding proof of compliance of effluent and emission standards and treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes as stipulated by that Board or Committee.

 

(3)   If the Central Pollution Control Board is satisfied that the recyclers or re-refiners possess requisite facilities, technical capabilities, and equipment to recycle or re-refine the wastes and dispose of the hazardous wastes generated, it shall grant a certificate of registration to such recycler or re-refiner, as the case may be.  

 

(4) The Central Pollution Control Board shall dispose of the application for registration within 120 days of receipt of such application with complete details.       

 

(5) The certificate of registration granted under sub-rule (3) shall be valid for a period of two years from the date of its issue unless suspended or cancelled earlier.

 

(6)   Every application for renewal of registration of a certificate of registration granted under sub-rule (3) shall be made in Form 11 alongwith the documents mentioned in sub-rule (2) atleast two months before the expiry of the period of validity of such certificate.  The Central Pollution Control Board shall renew the registration of the recycler or re-refinder granted under sub-rule (3) after examining each case on merit.

 

(7)   The Central Pollution Control Board may, after giving reasonable opportunity to the applicant of being heard, by order, refuse to grant certificate of registration of renewal.

 

(8) The Central Pollution Control Board may cancel or suspend a registration or renewal granted under these rules, if in its opinion the registered recycler has failed to comply with any of the conditions of registration, or with any provisions of the Act or rules made thereunder after giving him an opportunity of being heard and after recording the reasons therefor;

 

(9)   An appeal against any order of suspension or cancellation or refusal of registration or renewal passed by Central Pollution Control Board shall lie with the Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests (hereafter referred to as the appellate authority)

 

(10)The memorandum of appeal under sub-rule (9) shall be in writing and shall be accompanied with a copy of the order appealed against and shall be presented within 30 days of passing of the order:

 

                 Provided that the appellate authority may allow a memorandum of appeal to be filed after the expiry of the said period of thirty days, but in no case later than 45 days if the appellate authority is satisfied that there exists sufficient cause for not preferring the appeal in time.

 

(11)On receipt of a memorandum of appeal under sub-rule (9) the appellate authority shall within ninety days from the date of receipt of such memorandum of appeal and after giving the appellant an opportunity of being head pass such order as he may deem fit.

 

(12) In case of units registered with the Ministry of Environment and Forests or the Central Pollution Control Board for items placed under “free category” in Notification nos. 22(RE-99) 1997-2002 dated 30th July, 1999; 26((RE-99) 1997-2002 dated 10th September, 1999; 38 (RE-2000)1997-2002 dated 16th October, 2000 and 6(RE 2001)  dated 31st March, 2001 issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade and other similar notifications issued  based on the advice of Ministry of Environment and Forests, prior import permission from  that Ministry  shall not be required.

 

(13)Recyclers and re-refiners registered with the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests or the Central Pollution Control Board shall maintain a record of wastes purchased, processed and sold and shall file an annual return in Form-12 to the respective State Pollution Control Board or Committee, as the case may be, latest by 31st January of every year.

 

          20.  Responsibility of waste generator: –

 

                 (1)  No owner or occupier generating non-ferrous metal waste specified in Schedule 4 or generating used oil or waste oil of ten tons or more per annum shall sell or auction such non-ferrous metal wastes, used oil or waste oil except to a registered re-refiner or recycler, as the case may be, who undertakes to re-refine of recycle the waste within the period of validity of his certificate of registration.

 

                 (2)   Any waste oil which does not meet the specifications laid down in Schedule 6 shall not be auctioned or sold but shall be disposed of in hazardous wastes incinerator installed with air pollution control devices and meeting emission standards.

 

                 (3)   The persons generating waste or auctioneers shall ensure that at the time of auction or sale, the period of validity of the certificate of registration of the registered re-refiner or recycler is sufficient to reprocess the quantity of wastes being sold or auctioned to him.

 

                 (4)   The waste generators and auctioneers shall ensure that the wastes are not allowed to be stored for more than ninety days and shall maintain a record of auctions and sale of such wastes and make these records available to the State Pollution Control Board or Committee for inspections.

           

                 (5)   The waste generators and auctioneers shall file annual returns of auction and sale in Form-13 latest by 31st day of January of every year to the respective State Pollution Control Board or Committee.

    

          21. Technology and standards for re-refining or recycling:-

 

                 (1) Re-refiners and recyclers shall use only environmentally sound technologies while recycling and re-refining non-ferrous metal wastes or used oil or waste oil. In case of used oil, re-refiners using acid clay process or modified acid clay process shall switch over within six months from the date of commencement of the Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Amendment Rules, 2003 to other environmentally sound technologies as under:-

 

                 (a)   Vacuum distillation with clay treatment;

                 (b)   Vacuum distillation with hydrotreating;

                 (c)   Thin film evaporation process; or

                 (d)   Any other technology approved by the Ministry of

                        Environment and Forests

                 (2)   The re-refiners and recyclers registered with the Ministry of Environment and Forests or the Central Pollution Control Board in accordance with the procedure laid down in rule 19 shall file a compliance report of having adopted one of the technologies mentioned in sub-rule  (1) within six months from the date of commencement of the Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Amendment Rules, 2003.

 

                 (3)   Notwithstanding anything contained in a certificate of registration granted to a recycler or re-refiner, such registration with the Ministry of Environment and Forests shall cease to be valid if he fails to comply with sub-rule (1).

 

                 (4)   The State Pollution Control Board or Committee shall inspect the re-refining and recycling units within three months of the expiry of the six months period referred to in sub-rule(1) and submit a compliance report to the Central Pollution Control Board  which shall compile such information and furnish the same to the Ministry of Environment and Forests on a regular basis.

 

                 (5)   The Ministry of Environment and Forests shall notify from time-to-time specifications and standards to be followed by recyclers and re-refiners."

 


15.   In the said rules, for Schedules 1 to 4, the following Schedules shall be substituted, namely:-

 

"SCHEDULE - 1

[See rule 3(14)(a)]

List of Hazardous Wastes

 

S.No.

 

Processes

 

Hazardous Wastes

 

1

2

3

1.

 

Petrochemical processes and pyrolytic operations

1.1   Furnace/reactor residue and debris*

1.2   Tarry residues

1.3   Oily sludge emulsion

1.4   Organic residues

1.5   Residues from alkali wash of fuels

1.6      Still bottoms from distillation process

1.7      Spent catalyst and molecular sieves

1.8      Slop oil from wastewater

1.9      ETP sludge containing hazardous constituents

 

2.

Drilling operation for oil and gas production

2.1    Drill cuttings containing oil

2.2    Sludge containing oil

2.3   Drilling mud and other drilling wastes*

 

3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleaning, emptying and maintenance of petroleum oil storage tanks including ships

 

 

 

 

Petroleum refining/re-refining of used oil/recycling of waste oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial operations using mineral/synthetic oil as lubricant in hydraulic systems or other applications

 

 

 

 

 

3.1   Oil-containing cargo residue, washing  water and sludge

3.2    Chemical-containing cargo residue and sludge

3.3      Sludge and filters contaminated with oil

3.4   Ballast water containing oil from ships.

 

4.1      Oily sludge/emulsion

4.2      Spent catalyst

4.3      Slop oil

4.4      Organic residues from process

4.5      Chemical sludge from waste water treatment

4.6      Spent clay containing oil

 

5.1   Used/spent oil

5.2   Wastes/residues containing oil

 

 

*Unless proved otherwise by the occupier based on sampling and analysis carried out by a laboratory recognized under the Act not to contain any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein.

 

S.No.

 

Processes

 

Hazardous Wastes

 

1

2

3

6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

 

Secondary production and/or use of zinc

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary production of zinc/lead/copper and other non-ferrous metals except aluminium

 

 

 

 

Secondary production of copper

 

6.1   Sludge and filter press cake arising out   of zinc sulphate production

6.2   Zinc fines/dust/ash/skimmings   (dispersible form)

6.3  Other residues from processing of zinc     ash/skimmings

6.4 Flue gas dust and other particulates*

 

7.1    Flue gas dust from roasting*

7.2    Process residues

7.2    Arsenic-bearing sludge

7.3  Metal bearing sludge and residue including jarosite

7.4  Sludge from ETP and scrubbers

 

8.1  Spent electrolytic solutions

8.2  Sludges and filter cakes

8.3  Flue gas dust and other particulates*

 

9.

Secondary production of lead

9.1   Lead slag/Lead bearing residues

9.2   Lead ash/particulate from flue gas

 

10.

 

 

11.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.

Production and/or use of cadmium and arsenic and their compounds

 

Production of primary and secondary aluminium

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal surface treatment, such as etching, staining, polishing, galvanising, cleaning, degreasing, plating, etc.

10.1   Residues containing cadmium and  arsenic

 

11.1    Sludges from gas treatment

11.2    Cathode residues including pot lining wastes

11.3    Tar containing wastes

11.4    Flue gas dust and other particulates* 

11.5    Wastes from treatment of salt slags and black drosses*

 

12.1  Acid residues

12.2   Alkali residues

12.3   Spent bath/sludge containing sulphide, cyanide and toxic metals

12.4   Sludge from  bath containing   organic solvents

12.5   Phosphate sludge

12.6   Sludge from staining bath

12.7   Copper etching residues

12.8   Plating metal sludge

12.9 Chemical sludge from waste water treatment

 

* Unless proved otherwise by the occupier based on sampling and analysis carried out by a laboratory  recognized under the Act not to contain any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein.

S.No.

 

Processes

 

Hazardous Wastes

 

1

2

3

13.

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.

 

 

 

15.

 

 

 

 

16.

 

 

 

17.

 

 

18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.

 

20.

 

 

Production of iron and steel including other ferrous alloys (electric furnaces; steel rolling and finishing mills; Coke oven and by product plant)

 

 

Hardening of steel

 

 

 

Production of asbestos or asbestos-containing materials

 

 

 

Production of caustic soda and chlorine

 

 

Production of acids

 

 

Production of nitrogenous and complex fertilizers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Production of phenol

 

Production and/or industrial use of solvents

 

13.1   Process dust *

13.2   Sludge from acid recovery unit

13.3   Benzol acid sludge

13.4   Decanter tank tar sludge

13.5   Tar storage tank residue

 

 

14.1  Cyanide-, nitrate-, or nitrite-containing sludge

14.2  Spent hardening salt

 

15.1   Asbestos-containing residues

15.2   Discarded asbestos

15.3      Dust/particulates from exhaust gas treatment.

 

16.1      Mercury bearing sludge

16.2   Residue/sludges and filter cakes*

16.3   Brine sludge containing mercury

 

17.1      Residues, dusts or filter cakes*

17.2      Spent catalyst*

 

18.1   Spent catalyst*

18.2    Spent carbon*

18.3    Sludge/residue containing arsenic

18.4     Chromium sludge from water cooling tower

18.5    Chemical sludge from waste waster treatment

 

19.1   Residue/sludge containing phenol

 

20.1  Contaminated aromatic, aliphatic or napthenic solvents not fit for originally intended use

20.2    Spent solvents

20.3    Distillation residues

 

 

 

* Unless proved otherwise by the occupier based on sampling and analysis carried out by a laboratory  recognized under the Act not to contain any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein.

 

 

 

 

 

 

S.No.

 

Processes

 

Hazardous Wastes

 

1

2

3

21.

 

 

 

22.

Production and/or industrial use of paints, pigments, lacquers, varnishes, plastics and inks

 

Production of plastic raw materials

21.1 Wastes and residues

21.2  Fillers residues

 

 

22.1   Residues of additives used in plastics   manufacture like dyestuffs, stabilizers, flame retardants, etc.

22.2      Residues of platicisers

22.3      Residues from vinylchloride monomer production

22.4      Residues from acrylonitrile production

22.5      Non-polymerised residues

 

23.

 

 

24.

 

 

 

25.

 

 

26.

 

 

 

 

 

 

27.

 

 

 

28.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29.

 

 

 

 

 

 

30.

 

 

 

 

31.

 

 

32.

 

 

 

 

 

33.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35.

 

 

 

 

 

 

36.

Production and/or industrial use of glues, cements, adhesive and resins

 

Production of canvas and textiles

 

 

 

Industrial production and formulation of wood preservatives

 

Production or industrial use of synthetic dyes, dye-intermediates and pigments

 

 

 

 

Production or industrial use of materials made with organo-silicone compounds

 

Production/formulation of drugs/ pharmaceuticals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Production, use and formulation of pesticides including stock-piles

 

 

 

 

 

Leather tanneries

 

 

 

 

Electronic Industry

 

 

Pulp & Paper Industry

 

 

 

 

 

Disposal of barrels / containers used for handling of hazardous wastes / chemicals

 

 

 

 

 

Purification processes for air and water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purification process for organic compounds/solvents

 

 

 

 

 

Waste treatment processes, e.g. incineration, distillation,  separation and concentration techniques

 

 

 

 

23.1      Wastes/residues (not made with vegetable or animal materials)*

 

24.1  Textile chemical residues*

24.2   Chemical sludge from waste water treatment

 

25.1      Chemical residues

25.2      Residues from wood alkali bath

 

26.1      Process waste sludge/residues containing acid or other toxic metals or organic complexes

26.2   Chemical sludge from waste water treatment

26.3   Dust from air filtration system

 

27.1   Silicone-containing residues

27.2   Silicone oil residues

 

 

28.1      Residues and wastes*

28.2      Spent catalyst / spent carbon

28.2      Off specification products

28.3      Date-expired, discarded  and off-specification drugs/ medicines

28.4      Spent mother liquor

28.5      Spent organic solvents

 

29.1  Wastes/residues containing pesticides

29.2  Chemical sludge from waste water treatment

29.3  Date-expired and off-specification pesticides

 

 

30.1 Chromium  bearing residue and sludge

 

30.2 Chemical sludge from waste water treatment

 

31.1 Residues and wastes*

31.2 Spent etching chemicals and solvents

 

32.1 Spent chemicals

32.2 Corrosive wastes arising from use of strong acid and bases

32.3 Sludge containing adsorbable organic halides

 

33.1 Chemical-containing residue from  decontamination and disposal

33.2 Sludge from treatment of waste water arising out of cleaning / disposal of barrels / containers

33.3 Discarded containers / barrels / liners used for hazardous wastes/chemicals

 

34.1   Flue gas cleaning residue*

34.2   Toxic metal-containing residue from  used-ion exchange material in water  purification

34.3   Chemical sludge from waste water treatment

34.4   Chemical sludge, oil and grease skimming residues from common industrial effluent treatment plants  (CETPs)  and industry-specific effluent treatment plants  (ETPs)

34.5   Chromium sludge from cooling water treatment

 

35.1   Filters and filter material which have organic liquids in them, e.g. mineral oil, synthetic oil and organic chlorine compounds

35.2   Spent catalyst*

35.3   Spent carbon*

 

36.1  Sludge from wet scrubbers

36.2  Ash from incineration of hazardous waste, flue gas cleaning residues

36.3  Spent acid from batteries

36.4  Distillation residues from contaminated organic solvents

 

* Unless proved otherwise by the occupier based on sampling and analysis carried out by a laboratory recognized under the Act not to contain any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein.

Schedule - 2

[See rule 3(14)(b)]

 

List of Wastes Constituents with Concentration Limits*

 

Class A

 

Concentration limit:  ³ 50 mg/kg

 

A1                         Antimony and antimony compounds

A2                         Arsenic and arsenic compounds

A3                         Beryllium and beryllium compounds

A4                         Cadmium and cadmium compounds

A5                         Chromium  (VI) compounds

A6                         Mercury and mercury compounds

A7                         Selenium and selenium compounds

A8                         Tellurium and tellurium compounds

A9                         Thallium and thallium compounds

A10     Inorganic cyanide  compounds

A11     Metal carbonyls

A12     Napthalene

A13     Anthracene

A14     Phenanthrene

A15     Chrysene, benzo (a)  anthracene, fluoranthene, benzo (a)  pyrene, benzo (K)  fluoranthene, indeno (1, 2, 3-cd)  pyrene and benzo (ghi)  perylene

A16     halogenated compounds of aromatic rings, e.g. polychlorinated biphenyls, polychloroterphenyls and their derivatives

A17     Halogenated aromatic compounds

A18     Benzene

A19     Organo-chlorine pesticides

A20     Organo-tin Compounds

___________________________________________________________________________

 

*Waste constituents and their concentration limits given in this list are based on BAGA (the Netherlands Environment Protection Agency) List of Hazardous Substances.  In order to decide whether a specific material listed above is hazardous or not, following points be taken into consideration:

 

(i)             If a component of the waste appears in one of the five risk classes listed above (A,B,C,D or E) and the concentration of the component is equal to or more than the limit for the relevant risks class, the material is then classified as hazardous waste.

(ii)           If a chemical compound containing a hazardous constituent is present in the waste, the concentration limit does not apply to the compound, but only to the hazardous constituent itself.

(iii)          If multiple hazardous constituents from the same class are present in the waste, the concentrations are added together.

(iv)         If multiple hazardous constituents from different classes are present in the waste, the lowest concentration limit corresponding to the constituent(s) applies.

(v)           For substances in water solution, the concentration limit for dry matter must be used.  If the dry matter content is less than 0.1% by weight, the concentration limit, reduced by a factor of one thousand, applies to the solution.

Class B

Concentration limit:  ³ 5, 000 mg/kg

 

B1                          Chromium  (III) compounds

B2                          Cobalt compounds

B3                          Copper compounds

B4                          Lead and lead compounds

B5                          Molybdenum compounds

B6                          Nickel compounds

B7                          Inorganic Tin compounds

B8                          Vanadium compounds

B9                          Tungsten compounds

B10     Silver compounds

B11     Halogenated aliphatic compounds

B12     Organo phosphorus compounds

B13     Organic peroxides

B14     Organic nitro-and nitroso-compounds

B15     Organic azo-and azooxy compounds

B16     Nitriles

B17     Amines

B18      (Iso-and thio-)  cyanates

B19     Phenol and phenolic compounds

B20     Mercaptans

B21     Asbestos

B22     Halogen-silanes

B23     Hydrazine (s)

B24     Flourine

B25     Chlorine

B26     Bromine

B27     White and red phosphorus

B28     Ferro-silicate and alloys

B29     Manganese-silicate

B30     Halogen-containing compounds which produce acidic vapours on contact with humid air or water, e.g. silicon tetrachloride, aluminium chloride, titanium tetrachloride

 

Class C

Concentration limit; ³ 20, 000 mg/kg

 

C1       Ammonia and ammonium compounds

C2       Inorganic peroxides

C3       Barium compounds except barium sulphate

C4       Fluorine compounds

C5       Phosphate compounds except phosphates of aluminium, calcium and iron 

C6       Bromates,  (hypo-bromites)

C7       Chlorates,  (hypo-chlorites)

C8       Aromatic compounds other than those listed under A12 to A18

C9       Organic silicone compounds

C10     Organic sulphur compounds

C11     Iodates

C12     Nitrates, nitrites

C13     Sulphides

C14     Zinc compounds

C15     Salts of per-acids

C16     Acid  amides

C17     Acid anhydrides

 

Class D

Concentration limit:  ³ 50, 000 mg/kg

 

D1                         Total Sulphur

D2                         Inorganic acids

D3                         Metal hydrogen sulphates

D4                   Oxides and hydroxides except those of hydrogen, carbon, silicon, iron, aluminum, titanium, manganese, magnesium, calcium

D5                         Total hydrocarbons other than those listed under A12 to A18

D6                         Organic oxygen compounds

D7                         Organic nitrogen compounds expressed as nitrogen

D8                         Nitrides

D9                         Hydrides

 

Class E

Regardless of concentration limit; Classified as hazardous wastes at all concentrations

 

E1                          Flammable substances

E2       Substances which generate hazardous quantities of flammable gases
   on contact with water or damp air

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule - 3

[See rules 3 (14) (c) & 12(a)]

 

Part A:  Lists of Wastes Applicable for Import and Export

List

 

Basel No.

Description of Wastes

Annex- I**

Annex -III#

OECD No.

 

Customs Code

AI

Metal and Metal bearing wastes

 

 

 

 

 

A1010

Metal waste and waste consisting of alloys of the following metals, but excluding such wastes specified on list B(corresponding mirror entry under List B in brackets)

 

 

 

 

 

-  Antimony

Y27

6.1, 11, 12

AA070

ex 2620.90

 

-  Cadmium

Y26

6.1, 11, 12

AA070

ex 2620.90

 

-  Tellurium

-  Lead

 

Y28

Y31

6.1, 11, 12

6.1, 11, 12

AA070

ex 2620.90

A1020

Waste having as constituents or contaminants, excluding metal wastes in massive form, any of the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

-  Cadmium, cadmium   compounds. ( see B1020)

 

Y26

6.1, 11, 12

AA070

ex 2620.90

 

-  Antimony, antimony compounds. ( see B1020)

 

Y27

 

 

 

 

-  Tellurium, tellurium compounds. ( see B1020)

 

Y28

6.1, 11, 12

AA070

ex 2620.90

 

-  Lead, lead compounds. ( see B1020)

Y31

6.1, 11, 12

AA030

ex 2620.20

__________________________________________________________________________________________

*List A given as Annex.VIII of the Basel Convention on Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their disposal comprises of wastes characterized as hazardous under Article 1, paragraph 1(a) of the Convention.  Inclusion of wastes on this list does not preclude the use of hazard characteristics given in Annex.III of Basel Convention to demonstrate that the wastes are not hazardous.  Above list is modified to the extent that certain waste categories given in List 'A' (Annex VIII) of Basel Convention have been prohibited for import and export under the Environment(Protection) Act, 1986 and are listed separately under Schedule 8 of these Rules.  Hazardous wastes in the above list are restricted and cannot be allowed to be imported into the country without DGFT licence.

 

**Annex.I of Basel Convention denoting serial no. of the category of wastes to be controlled.

# Annex.III of Basel Convention denoting serial numbers of the hazard characteristics (Part B of this Schedule).

A1040

Wastes having as constituents any of the following:

 

 

 

 

 

-  Metal carbonyls

 

Y19

6.1, 11, 12

 

 

A1050

Galvanic sludges

 

Y17

6.1, 12

AA120

 

A1060

Wastes Liquors from the pickling of metals.

 

Y17

6.1, 12

AA130

 

A1070

Leaching residues from zinc processing, dusts and sludges such as jarosite, hematite, geoethite, etc.

 

Y23

12

AA140

 

A1080

Waste Zinc residues not included on list B containing lead and cadmium in concentrations sufficient to exhibit hazard characteristics indicated in part B of this schedule (see B1080 and B1100)

 

Y23

4.3, 12

AA020

ex 262019,

ex 2620.1,

ex 2817

A1090

Ashes from the incineration of insulated copper wire

 

Y22

12

 

 

A1100

Dust and residues from gas cleaning systems of copper smelters.

 

Y18, Y22

12

 

ex 2620.30

A1110

Spent electrolytic solutions from copper electrorefining and electrowinning operations

 

Y22

12

 

ex 2620.30

A1120

Wastes sludges, excluding anode slimes, from electrolytic purification systems in copper electrorefining and electrowinning operations.

 

Y18, Y22

12

 

ex 2620.30

A1130

Spent etching solutions containing dissolved copper.

 

Y22

12

 

ex 3824.90

A1150

Precious metal ash from incineration of printed circuit boards not included on list' B' (see B-1160)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AA161

ex7112.10

A1160

Waste Lead acid batteries whole or crushed.

Y31

6.1, 11, 12

AA170

 

A1170

Unsorted waste batteries excluding mixtures of only List B batteries. Waste batteries not specified on List B containing schedule 2 constituents to an  extent to render them hazardous (see B1090)

 

Y26,

Y29,

Y31

6.1, 11, 12

 

ex 8548.10

ex 8548.90

A1180

Waste Electrical and electronic assembles or scrap containing, compounds such as accumulators and other batteries included on list A, mercury-switches, glass from cathode-ray tubes and other activated glass and PCB-capacitors, or contaminated with Schedule 2 constituents  (e.g. cadmium, mercury, lead, polychlorinated biphenyl) to an extent that they exhibit hazard characteristics indicated in part B of this Schedule (see B1110)

 

 

 

 

 

A2

Wastes containing principally inorganic constituents, which may contain metals and organic materials

 

 

 

 

 

A2010

Glass waste from cathode ray tubes and other activated glasses

 

Y31

6.1, 11, 12

AB040

ex 7001.00

A2030

Wastes catalysts but excluding such wastes specified on List B

 

 

 

Y31

 

 

 

A3

Wastes containing principally organic constituents which may contain metals and inorganic materials

 

 

 

 

 

A3010

Waste from the production or processing of petroleum coke and bitumen

Y11

 

AC010

ex 2713.90

A3020

Waste mineral oils unfit for their originally intended use

 

Y8

 

AC030

2710.00 3823.90

A3050

Wastes from production formulation and use of resins, latex, plasticisers, glues/adhesives excluding such wastes specified in List B (B4020)

 

Y13

 

AC090

 

A3070

Waste  phenol, phenol compounds including chlorophenol in the form of liquids or sludges

 

Y39

 

AC110

 

A3080

Waste ethers not including those specified in List B

 

 

 

AC 130

 

A3120

Fluff: light fraction from shredding

 

 

 

AC190

 

A3130

Waste organic phosphorus compounds

 

Y37

 

AC200

 

A3140

Waste non-halogenated organic solvents (but excluding such wastes specified on List B)

 

Y42

 

AC210

 

A3160

Waste halogenated or unhalogenated non-aqueous distillation residues arising from organic solvent recovery operations

 

Y18

 

AC230

 

A3170

Waste arising from the production of aliphatic halogenated hydrocarbons (such as chloromethanes, dichloroethane, vinylchloride, vinylidene chloride, allyl chloride and epichlorhydrin)

Y45

 

AC240

 

A4

Wastes which may contain either inorganic or organic constituents

 

 

 

 

A4010

Wastes from the production and preparation and use of pharmaceutical products but excluding such wastes specified on List B

 

Y2

 

ADVISER010

 

A4040

Wastes from the manufacture formulation and use of wood preserving chemicals

 

Y5,

Y22,

Y24

 

 

ADVISER030

 

A4070

Waste from the production, formulation and use of inks, dyes, pigments, paints, lacquers, varnish excluding those specified in List B (B4010)

 

Y12

 

ADVISER070

 

A4080

Wastes of an explosive nature excluding such wastes specified on List B

 

Y15

 

 

 

A4090

Waste acidic or basic solutions excluding those specified in List B(B2120)

 

Y34Y35

 

AB110

ADVISER110

 

A4100

Wastes from industrial pollution control devices for cleaning of industrial off-gases excluding such wastes specified on List B

 

Y18

 

 

 

A4110

Wastes that contain, consist of or are contaminated with any of the following:

·        Any congenor of polychlorinated dibenzo-furan

·       Any congenor of polychlorinated dibenzo-dioxin

Y43

 

RC010

 

A4120

Wastes that contain, consist of or are contaminated with peroxides.

 

 

 

 

A4130

Waste packages and containers containing any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein.

 

 

 

 

 

A4140

Waste consisting of or containing off specification or out-dated chemicals containing any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein.

Y3

 

 

 

A4150

Waste chemical substances arising from research and development or teaching activities which are not identified and/or are new and whose effects on human health and/or the environment are not known

 

Y14

 

 

 

A4160

Spent activated carbon not included on List B (B2060)

 

 

 

 

ex 2803

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIST-B*

 

B1

Metal and metal-bearing wastes

 

 

 

 

B1010

Metal and metal-alloy wastes in metallic, non-dispersible form:

 

 

 

 

 

-  Precious metals (gold, silver, platinum)**

 

 

 

 

 

-  Iron and steel scrap**

 

 

 

 

 

-  Nickel scrap****

 

 

GA130

750300

 

-  Aluminum scrap****

 

 

 

 

 

-  Zinc scrap****

 

 

 

 

 

-  Tin scrap****

 

 

 

 

 

-  Tungsten scrap**

 

 

 

 

 

-  Molybdenum scrap***

 

 

GA190

ex 810291

 

-  Tantalum scrap***

 

 

GA200

ex 810310

 

-  Cobalt scrap***

 

 

GA220

ex 810510

 

-  Bismuth scrap***

 

 

GA230

ex 810600

 

-  Titanium scrap***

 

 

GA250

ex 810810

 

-  Zirconium scrap***

 

 

GA260

ex 810910

 

-  Manganse scrap ***

 

 

GA280

ex 811100

 

-  Germanium scrap***

 

 

GA310

ex 811230

 

-  Vanadium scrap ***

 

 

GA320

ex 811240

 

-  Hafnium scrap***

 

 

GA330

ex 8112.91

 

-  Indium scrap***

 

 

GA340

ex 8112.91

 

-  Niobium scrap***

 

 

GA350

ex 8112.91

 

-  Rhenium scrap***

 

 

GA360

ex 8112.91

 

-  Gallium scrap***

 

 

GA370

ex 8112.91

 

-  Magnesium scrap****

 

 

GA210

810420

 

-  Copper scrap*****

 

 

GA120

740400

 

-  Thorium scrap

 

 

 

 

 

-  Rare earths scrap

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

*List B given as Annex. IX of the Basel Convention on Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal comprises of wastes not covered by Article 1, paragraph 1(a) of the Convention, unless they contain material listed under Annex. I of the Convention to an extent causing them to exhibit Annex. III characteristics.  Status of wastes in the above list with regard to their import in the country is indicated in respective footnotes. (for details, refer to ITC-HS Classification (EXIM Policy) brought out by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce).  Other residual and waste products of chemical and allied industries appearing in the above list but not specified in the EXIM Policy are restricted and cannot be allowed to be imported into the country without DGFT licence.

 

**Import permitted in the country without any licence or restriction.

 

***Restricted, import permitted in the country with DGFT licence only for the purpose of re-processing or reuse.

 

****Import of material covered by ISRI code is permitted without licence; for other material, DGFT licence is necessary.

*****Import of copper scrap namely copper wire covered under ISRI code "Druid" and Jelly filled copper cables is permitted without a licence to units registered with the Ministry of Environment & Forests.

B1020

Clean, uncontaminated metal scrap, including alloys, in bulk finished form  (sheet, place, beams, rods, etc.) , of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

-  Antimony scrap*

 

 

GA270

ex 8110.00

 

-  Cadmium scrap*

- 

 

 

GA240

ex 8107.10

 

-  Lead scrap**

 

 

 

 

 

-  Tellurium scrap***

 

 

 

 

B1030

Refractory metals containing residues

 

 

 

 

 

B1040

Scrap assemblies from electrical power generation not contaminated with lubricating oil, PCB or PCT to an extent to render them hazardous

 

 

 

 

 

B1050

Mixed non-ferrous metal, heavy fraction scrap, not containing any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein

 

 

 

 

 

B1060

Waste tellurium in metallic elemental form including powder

 

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

 

* Restricted, import permitted in the country with DGFT licence only for the purpose of reprocessing or reuse.

 

**Restricted, import of the following material covered under Battery scrap is permitted in the country with DGFT licence:

 

-        Battery scrap, namely the following: Lead battery plates covered by ISRI, Code word Rails Battery lugs covered by ISRI, Code word Rakes.

 

   -        Battery wastes, namely the following: Scrap drained/dry while intact, lead batteries covered by ISRI, Code word Rains, Scrap wet whole intact lead batteries covered by ISRI, Code word Rink, Scrap industrial intact lead cells covered by ISRI Code word Rono, Scrap whole intact industrial lead batteries covered by ISRI, Code word Roper, Edison batteries covered by ISRI, Code word Vaunt.

 

-        Other waste and scrap.

 

***Import permitted in the country without any licence or restriction.

 

 

 

 

 

B1070

Waste of copper and copper alloys in dispersible form, unless they contain any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein*

 

 

 

 

ex 2620.30

B1080

Zinc ash and residues including zinc alloys residues in dispersible form unless they contain any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein**

 

 

 

 

ex 2620.10

ex 2620.19

ex 2817.00

B1090

Waste batteries conforming to  specification, excluding those made with lead, cadmium or mercury.

 

 

 

 

ex 8548.10

ex 8548.90

B1100

Metal bearing wastes arising from melting, smelting and refining of metals:

 

 

 

GB

 

 

-  **Hard Zinc Spelter

 

 

 

 

 

-  **Zinc-containing drosses:

       ~ Galvanizing slab zinc top dross (>90% Zn)

       ~ Galvanizing slab zinc bottom dross (>92% Zn)

       ~  Zinc die casting dross (>85% Zn)

       ~ Hot dip galvanizers slab zinc dross (batch) (>92% Zn

       ~  Zinc skimmings

 

 

 

 

 

·          Copper dross containing copper greater than 65% and lead and cadmium equal to or less than 1.25% and 0.1% respectively; spent cleaned metal catalyst containing copper; and Copper reverts, cake and residues containing lead and cadmium equal to or less than 1.25% and 0.1% respectively are allowed for import without DGFT licence to units (actual users) registered with MoEF upto an annual quantity limit indicated in the Registration letter.  Copper reverts, cake and residues containing lead and cadmium greater than 1.25% and 0.1% respectively are under restricted category for which import is permitted only against DGFT licence for the purpose of processing or reuse by units registered with MoEF (actual users).

 

** Zinc ash/skimmings in dispersible form containing zinc more than 65% and lead and cadmium equal to or less than 1.25% and 0.1% respectively and spent cleaned metal catalyst containing zinc are allowed for import without DGFT licence to units registered with MoEF (actual users) upto an annual quantity limit indicated in Registration Letter.  Zinc ash and skimmings containing less than 65% zinc and lead and cadmium equal to or more than 1.25% and 0.1% respectively and hard zinc spelter and brass dross containing lead greater than 1.25% are under

      restricted category for which import is permitted against DGFT licence and only for purpose of processing

or reuse by units registered with MoEF (actual users).

 

- Slags from copper processing for further processing or refining containing arsenic, lead or cadmium unless they contain any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein

 

 

 

 

ex 262030

 

-   Slags from precious metals processing for further refining.

 

 

 

GB40

ex 2620.90

 

- Wastes of refractory linings, including crucibles, originating from copper smelting

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Aluminum skimmings  (or skims)  excluding salt slag

 

 

 

AA50

 

 

- Tantalum-bearing tin slags with less than 0.5% tin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GB050

ex 2620.90

B1110

Electrical and electronic assemblies

 

 

 

GC

 

 

- Electronic assemblies consisting only of metals or alloys

 

 

GC010

 

 

- Waste Electrical and electronic assemblies scrap  (including printed circuit boards, electronic components and wires) destined for direct reuse and not for recycling or final disposal

 

 

 

 

 

GC020

 

 

- Waste electrical and electronic assemblies  scrap (including printed circuit boards) not containing components such as accumulators and other batteries included on list A, mercury-switches, glass from cathode-ray tubes and other activated glass and PCB-capacitors, or not contaminated with constituents such as cadmium, mercury, lead, polychlorinated biphenyl) or from which these have been removed, to an extent that they do not possess any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein

 

 

 

 

 

 

-   Electrical and electronic assemblies (including printed circuit boards, electronic components and wires) destined for direct reuse and not for recycling or final disposal.

 

 

 

 

 

B1120

Spent catalysts excluding liquids used as catalysts, containing any of:

 

Transition metals, excluding waste catalysts (spent catalysts, liquid used catalysts or other catalysts) on list A:

 

Scandium           Titanium

Vanadium          Chromium

Manganese         Iron

Cobalt                Nickel

Copper               Zinc

Yttrium              Zirconium

Niobium            Molybdenum

Hafnium            Tantalum

Tungsten            Rhenium

 

Lanthanaides (rare earth metals):

 

Lanthanum          Cerium

Praseodymium    Neody

Samarium           Europium

Gadolinium        Terbium

Dysprosium        Holmium

Erbium               Thulium

Ytterbium           Lutetium

 

 

 

 

B1130

Cleaned spent precious metal bearing catalysts

 

 

 

ex 381510

ex 711510

 

B1140

Precious metal bearing residues in solid form which contain traces of inorganic cyanides

 

 

 

 

ex 381510

ex 711510

B1150

Precious metals and alloy wastes (gold , silver, the platinum group) in a dispersible form

 

 

 

 

ex 381510

ex 711510

B1160

Precious-metal ash from the incineration of printed circuit boards (note the related entry on list A A1150)

 

 

 

 

 

B1170

Precious metal ash from the incineration of photographic film

 

 

 

ex 284310

B1180

Waste photographic film containing silver halides and metallic silver

 

 

 

 

 

B1190

Waste photographic paper containing silver halides and metallic silver

 

 

 

 

 

B1200

Granulated slag arising from the manufacture of iron and steel*

 

 

 

GC080

ex 261900

B1210

Slag arising from the manufacture of iron and steel including slag as a source of Titanium dioxide and Vanadium**

 

 

 

 

ex 261900

__________________________________________________________________________________________

 

*Import permitted in the country without any licence or restriction. 

 

** Slag and dross other than granulated, scalings and other wastes are restricted; import permitted with DGFT licence only for the purpose of reprocessing or reuse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B1220

Slag from zinc production, chemically stabilized, having a high iron content (above 20%) and processed according to industrial specifications mainly for construction*

 

 

 

ex 262030

B1230

Mill scaling arising from manufacture of iron and steel

 

 

 

 

ex 261900

B1240

Copper Oxide mill-scale**

 

 

 

 

 

B2

Wastes containing principally inorganic constituents, which may contain metals and organic materials

 

 

 

 

 

B2010

Wastes from mining operations in non-dispersible form:

 

 

 

 

 

 

-   Natural graphite waste*

 

 

GD010

250400

 

-   Slate wastes***

 

 

 

 

 

-   Mica wastes*

 

 

 

 

 

-   Leucite, nepheline and nepheline syenite waste*

 

 

GD040

252930

 

-   Feldspar waste (lumps & powder)*

 

 

GD050

252910

 

-   Fluorspar waste*

 

 

GD060

252921

 

 

 

-  Silica wastes in solid from excluding those used in foundry operations

 

 

 

 

252922

B2020

Glass wastes in non-dispersible from:

-             Cullet and other wastes and scrap of glass except for glass from cathode ray tubes and other activated glasses*

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

 

*    Import permitted in the country without any licence or restriction.

 

**  Copper oxide mill scale are allowed for import in the country without DGFT licence to units (actual users)  registered with MoEF upto an annual quantity limit indicated in the Registration Letter.

 

***Restricted, import permitted in the country with DGFT licence only for the purpose of reprocessing or reuse.

 

 

B2030

Ceramic wastes in non-dispersible form:

 

 

 

GF

 

 

Cermet wastes and scrap        (metal ceramic composites)*

 

-            Ceramic based fibres

 

 

 

GF020

ex 8113.00

B2040

Other wastes containing principally inorganic constituents:

 

 

 

 

GC

 

 

-    Partially refined calcium sulphate produced from flue gas desulphurisation (FGD)

-   Waste gypsum wallboard or plasterboard arising from the demolition of buildings**

-   Sulphur in solid form**

-   Limestone from production of calcium cyanamide (pH<9)***

-   Sodium, potassium, calcium chlorides**

-   Carborundum (silicon carbide)

-   Broken concrete

-   Lithium tantalum & Lillium-niobium containing glass scraps

 

 

 

 

GC010

ex 262100

__________________________________________________________________________________________

 

*Restricted, import permitted in the country with DGFT licence only for the purpose of reprocessing or reuse.

 

** Import permitted the country without any licence or restriction

 

***Import of limestone and other calcareous stones of a kind used for manufacture of lime or cement permitted in the country without any licence or restriction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B2050

Coal-fired power plant fly-ash unless it contains any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein

 

 

 

 

 

B2060

Spent activated carbon resulting from the treatment of potable water and processes of the food industry and vitamin production (note the related entry on list AA4160)

 

 

 

 

B2070

Calcium fluoride sludge

 

 

 

AB050

ex 281800

B2080

Waste gypsum arising from chemical industry processes unless it contains any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein

 

 

 

 

 

B2090

Waste anode butts from steel or aluminium production made of petroleum coke or bitumen and cleaned to normal industry specifications (excluding anode butts from chlor alkali electrolyses and from metallurgical industry)

 

 

 

 

 

B2100

Waste hydrates of aluminum and waste alumina and residues from alumina production, arising from gas cleaning, flocculation or filtration process

 

 

 

 

ex 281800

B2110

Bauxite residue  ("red mud") (pH moderated to less than 11.5) (Note related entry on List A A4090)

 

 

 

 

 

ex 260600

B2120

Waste acidic or basic solutions with a pH greater than 2 and less than 11.5, which are not corrosive or otherwise hazardous (note the related entry on list A A4090)

 

 

 

 

 

B3

Wastes containing principally organic constituents, which may contain metals and inorganic materials

 

 

 

 

 

B3010

Solid plastic waste*:

The following plastic or mixed plastic materials, provided they are not mixed with other wastes and are prepared to a specification:

 

-   Scrap plastic of non-halogenated polymers and copolymers, including but not limited to the following:

 

 

 

 

GH

 

 

ethylene

 

 

GH011

391590

 

styrene

 

 

GH012

391520

 

polypropylene

 

 

GH014

391590

 

polyethylene ere-phthalate

 

 

GH014

391590

 

acrylonitrile

 

 

GH014

ex 391590

 

butadiene

 

 

GH014

ex 391590

 

polyacetals

 

 

 

 

 

polyamides

 

 

GH014

ex 391590

 

polybutylene tere-phthalate

 

 

GH014

ex 391590

 

polycarbonates

 

 

GH014

ex 391590

 

polyethers

 

 

 

 

 

polyphenylene sulphides

 

 

GH014

ex 391590

 

acrylic polymers

 

 

GH014

ex 391590

 

alkanes C10-C13 (plasticiser)

 

 

 

 

 

polyurethane (not containing CFC's)

 

 

GH014

ex 391590

 

polysiloxanes

 

 

GH014

ex 391520

 

polymethyl methacrylate

 

 

GH014

ex 391520

 

polyvinyl alcohol

 

 

GH014

ex 391520

 

polyvinyl butyral

 

 

GH014

ex 391520

 

Polyvinyl acetate

 

 

 

 

GH014

ex 391520

__________________________________________________________________________________________

 

*Restricted, import permitted in the country with DGFT licence only for reprocessing or reuse [except polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle waste/scrap]

 

 

-   Cured waste resins or condensation products including the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

urea formaldehyde resins

 

 

GH015

ex 391520

 

phenol formaldehyde resins

 

 

GH015

ex 391520

 

melamine formaldehyde resins

 

 

GH015

ex 391520

 

epoxy resins

 

 

GH015

ex 391520

 

alkyd resins

 

 

GH015

ex 391520

 

polyamides

 

 

GH015

ex 391520

 

 

-   The following fluorinated polymer wastes (excluding post-consumer wastes):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfluoroethylene/ propylene

 

 

 

 

 

Perfluoroalkoxy alkane

 

 

 

 

 

Metafluoroalkoxy alkane

 

 

 

 

 

polyvinylfluoride

 

 

 

 

 

polyvinylidenefluoride

 

 

 

 

 

B3020

 

Paper, paperboard and paper product wastes*

 

The following materials, provided they are not mixed with hazardous wastes:

 

      Waste and scrap of paper or paperboard of:

 

-           unbleached paper or paperboard or of corrugated paper or paperboard

 

-      other paper or paperboard, made mainly of bleached chemical pulp, not coloured in the mass

 

 

 

 

 

 

-      paper or paperboard made mainly of mechanical pulp (for example, newspapers, journals and similar printed matter)

 

-      other, including but not limited to 1) laminated paperboard 2) unsorted scrap.

 

 

 

 

 

B3030

Textile wastes

 

The following materials, provided they are not mixed with other wastes and are prepared to a specification:

 

Silk waste (including cocoons unsuitable for reeling, yarn waste and garnetted stock)*

 

-    not carded or combed

-    other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waste of wool or of fine or coarse animal hair, including yarn waste but excluding garnetted stock*

 

-    noils of wool or of fine animal hair

-    other waste wool or of   fine animal hair

-    waste of coarse animal hair

 

Cotton waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)*

 

-    yarn waste (including thread waste)

-    garnetted stock

-    other

 

Flax tow and waste*

 

 

 

 

Tow and waste(including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of true hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)*

 

Tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of jute and other textile bast fibres (excluding flax, true hemp and ramie)*

 

Tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of sisal and other textile fibres of the genus Agave*

 

Tow, noils and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of coconut*

 

Tow, noils and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of abaca (Manila hemp or Musa textilis Nee)*

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tow, noils and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock of ramie and other vegetable textile fibres, not elsewhere specified or included

Waste (including noils, yarn waste and garnetted stock) of man-made fibres*

 

-    of synthetic fibres

-    of artificial fibres

 

Worn clothing and other worn textile articles

 

Used rags**, scrap twine, cordage, rope and cables and worn out articles of twine, cordage, rope or cables of textile materials

 

-    sorted

-    other

 

 

 

 

B3040

Rubber wastes*

 

The following materials, provided they are not mixed with other wastes:

-    Waste and scrap of hard rubber (e.g. ebonite)*

 

-    Other rubber wastes (excluding such wastes specified elsewhere)

 

 

 

 

 

B3050

Untreated cork and wood waste

 

Wood waste and scrap, whether or not agglomerated in logs, briquettes, pellets or similar forms*

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cork waste: crushed, granulated or ground cork*

 

 

 

 

 

B3060

Wastes arising from agro-food industries provided it is not infectious:

 

Wine lees*

 

Dried and sterilized vegetable waste, residues and byproducts, whether or not in the form of pellets, of a kind used in animal feeding, not elsewhere specified or included*

 

Degras: residues resulting from the treatment of fatty substances or animal or vegetable waxes**

 

Waste of bones or horn cores unworked, defatted, simply prepared  (but not cut to shape) , treated with acid or degelatinised**

 

Fish waste**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GM100

 

 

 

 

GM110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0506 90

 

 

 

 

 ex 051191

* Import permitted in the country without any licence or restriction.

**Prohibited under EXIM Policy (ITC- HS Classification)

 

Cocoa shells, husks, skins and other cocoa waste*

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other wastes arising from agro-food industry excluding by-products which meet national and international requirements and standards for human or animal consumption

 

 

 

 

 

B3070

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following wastes:*

-   Waste of human hair*

-   Waste straw*

-   Deactivated fungus mycelium from penicillin production to be used as animal feed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B3080

Waste parings and scrap of rubber**

 

 

 

 

 

B3090

Paring and other wastes of leather or of composition leather not suitable for the manufacture of leather articles, excluding leather sludges, not containing hexavalent chromium compounds and biocides (note the related entry on list A A3100)

 

 

 

 

 

B3100

Leather dust, ash, sludges or flours not containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides

 

 

 

 

 

B3110

Fellmongery wastes not containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides or infectious substances

 

 

 

 

 

B3120

Wastes consisting of food dyes*

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

*   Import permitted in the country without any licence or restriction

 

**Restricted, import permitted in the country with DGFT licence only for reprocessing or reuse

 

 

B3130

Waste polymer ethers and waste non-hazardous monomer ethers incapable of forming peroxides

 

 

 

 

 

B3140

Waste pneumatic tyres, excluding those which do not lead to resource recovery, recycling, reclamation or direct reuse*

 

 

 

 

 

B4

Wastes which may contain either inorganic or organic constituents

 

 

 

 

 

B4010

Wastes consisting mainly of water-based/latex paints, inks and hardened varnishes not containing organic solvents, heavy metals or biocides to an extent to render them hazardous (note the related entry on list A A4070)

 

 

 

 

 

B4020

Wastes from production, formulation and use of resins, latex, plasticizers, glues/adhesives, not listed on list A, free of solvents and other contaminants to an extent that they do not exhibit Annex III characteristics, e.g. water-based, or glues based on casein starch, dextrin, cellulose ethers, polyvinyl alcohols (note the related entry on list A A3050)

 

 

 

 

 

B4030

Used single-use cameras, with batteries not included on list A

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

 

*Import permitted in the country without any licence or restriction

 


Part B:  List of Hazardous Characteristics

 

Code               Characteristic

 

 

1                      Explosive

                                    An explosive substance or waste is a solid or liquid substance or waste (or mixture of substances or wastes) which is in itself capable by chemical reaction of producing gas at such a temperature and pressure and at such speed as to cause damage to the surroundings (UN Class 1; HI)

 

 

3                                  Flammable Liquids

                                    The word "flammable" has the same meaning as "inflammable".  Flammable liquids are liquids, or mixtures of liquids, or liquids containing solids in solution or suspension (for example, paints, varnishes, lacquers, etc. but not including substances or wastes otherwise classified on account of their dangerous characteristics) which give off a flammable vapour at temperatures of not more than 60.5ºC, closed-cup test, or not more than 65.5ºC, open-cup test.  (Since the results of open-cup tests and of closed-cup tests are not strictly comparable and even individual results by the same test are often variable, regulations varying from the above figures to make allowance for such differences would be within the spirit of this definition).

 

 

4.1                               Flammable Solids

                                    Solids, or waste solids, other than those classed as explosives, which under conditions encountered in transport are readily combustible, or may cause or contribute to fire through friction.

 

 

4.2                                      Substances or wastes liable to spontaneous combustion

Substances or wastes which are liable to spontaneous heating under normal conditions encountered in transport, or to heating up on contact with air, and being then liable to catch fire.

 

 

4.3                   Substances or wastes which, in contact with water emit flammable gases

Substances or wastes which, by interaction with water, are liable to become spontaneously flammable or to give off flammable gases in dangerous quantities.

 

 

5.1                   Oxidizing

            Substances or wastes which, while in themselves not necessarily combustible, may, generally by yielding oxygen cause, or contribute to, the combustion of other materials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.2                   Organic Peroxides

                        Organic substances or wastes which contain the bivalent-O-O- structure are thermally unstable substances which may undergo exothermic self-accelerating decomposition.

 

 

6.1                   Poisons (Acute)

                        Substances or wastes liable either to cause death or serious injury or to harm health if swallowed or inhaled or by skin contact.

 

 

6.2                   Infectious substances

                        Substances or wastes containing viable micro organisms or their toxins which are known or suspected to cause disease in animals or humans.

 

 

8                      Corrosives

                        Substances or wastes which, by chemical action, will cause severe damage when in contact with living tissue, or, in the case of leakage, will materially damage, or even destroy, other goods or the means of transport; they may also cause other hazards.

 

 

10                    Liberation of toxic gases in contact with air or water

                        Substances or wastes which, by interaction with air or water, are liable to give off toxic gases in dangerous quantities.

 

 

11                    Toxic (Delayed or chronic)

                        Substances or wastes which, if they are inhaled or ingested or if they penetrate the skin, may involve delayed or chronic effects, including carcinogenicity).

 

 

12                    Ecotoxic

                        Substances or wastes which if released present or may present immediate or delayed adverse impacts to the environment by means of bioaccumulation and/or toxic effects upon biotic systems.

 

 

13        Capable by any means, after disposal, of yielding another material, e.g., leachate, which possesses any of the characteristics listed above.
Schedule - 4

[See rule 3 (20), 19 (1) and 20(1)]

List of Non-Ferrous Metal Wastes Applicable for Registration of Recyclers

 

Waste Category

Waste Type

1

2

1

Brass Scrap

 

2

Brass Dross

 

3

Copper Scrap

 

4

Copper Dross

 

5

Copper Oxide mill scale

 

6

Copper reverts, cake and residue

 

7

Waste Copper and copper alloys 

 

8

Slags from copper processing for further processing or refining

 

9

Insulated Copper Wire Scrap/copper with PVC sheathing including ISRI-code material namely "Druid"

 

10

Jelly filled copper cables

11

Spent cleared metal catalyst containing copper

 

12

Nickel Scrap

 

13

Spent catalyst containing nickel, cadmium, zinc, copper and arsenic

 

14

Zinc Scrap

15

Zinc Dross-Hot dip Galvanizers SLAB

 

16

Zinc Dross-Bottom Dross

 

17

Zinc ash/skimmings arising from galvanizing and die casting operations

18

Zinc ash/skimming/other zinc bearing wastes arising from smelting and refining

 

19

Zinc ash and residues including zinc alloy residues in dispersible form

20

Spent cleared metal catalyst containing zinc

21

Mixed non-ferrous metal scrap

22

Lead acid battery plates and other lead scrap/ashes/residues not covered under Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001.

 

 

Schedule - 5*

[See rule 3 (34)]

 

Specifications for Used oil Suitable for Re-refining

 

Sr.No.

Parameter

Maximum Permissible Limit

 

1

2

3

1.

Colour

8 hazen units

 

2.

Water

15%

 

3.

Density

0.85 to 0.95

 

4.

Kinemetic Viscosity cSt at 100˚C

1.0 to 32

 

5.

Dilutents

15% vol.

 

6.

Neutralisation No.

3.5 mg KOH/g

 

7.

Saponification value

18 mg KOH/g

 

8.

Total halogens

4000 ppm

 

9.

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Below detection limit

 

10.

Lead

100 ppm

 

11.

Arsenic

5 ppm

 

12.

Cadmium+Chromium+Nickle

500ppm

 

13.

Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)

6%

 

 

* Notification G.S.R. 620 (E) dated 06.09.1995 is hereby rescinded.
Schedule – 6

[See rule 3(35) and 20(2)]

 

                                   Specifications for Waste Oil Suitable for Recycling

 

 

Sr. No.

Parameter

Limit

1

2

3

1.

Sediment

 

5% (maximum)

2.

Heavy Metals

(cadmium+chromium+nickel+lead+arsenic)

605 ppm maximum

3.

Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)

6% maximum

4.

Total halogens

 

4000 ppm maximum

5.

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

 

Below Detection Limit   

 


Schedule - 7

[ See rule 4(B) and 12 (4) ]

 

List of Authorities and Corresponding Duties

 

S. No.

 

Authority 

 

Corresponding Duties

 

1

2

3

1.

Ministry of Environment and Forests under the Environment  (Protection)  Act, 1986

(i)   Identification of hazardous wastes [Rule 3(14)]

(ii)  Permission to exporters  [rule 14]

(iii) Permission to importers [rule 13]

(iv) Permission for transit of hazardous wastes through India [rule 12(2)]

 

2.

Central Pollution Control Board constituted under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974

(i)   Co-ordination of activities of State Pollution  Control Boards/Committees

(ii)  Conduct training courses for authorities dealing with management of hazardous wastes

(iii) Recommend standards and specifications for treatment and disposal of wastes and leachates Recommend procedures for characterization of hazardous wastes.

(iv)  Sector specific documentation to identify waste streams(s) for inclusion in Hazardous Wastes Rules

(v)  Prepare guidelines to prevent/reduce/minimize the generation and handling of hazardous wastes

(vi) Registration and renewal of registration of Recyclers/Re-refiners of non-ferrous metal wastes and used oil/waste oil [Rule 19]

(vii)Any other function under Rules delegated by the Ministry of Environment and Forests

 

3.

State Government/Union Territory Government/ Administration

(i)      Identification of site(s) for common treatment, storage and disposal facility (TSDF) [Rule 8(2)]

(ii)     Assess EIA reports and convey the decision of approval of site or otherwise [rule 8(6)]

(iii)   Acquire the site or inform operator of facility or occupier or association of occupiers to acquire the site [Rule 8(7)]

(iv)   Notification of sites [Rule 8(7)]

(v)    Publish periodically an inventory of all disposal sites in the State/Union territory [Rule 8(7)]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S. No.

 

Authority 

 

Corresponding Duties

 

4.

State Pollution Control Boards or Pollution Control Committees constituted under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974

(i)    Inventorisation of hazardous wastes [Rule 9(3)]

(ii)  Grant and renewal of authorisation [Rule 5]

(iii) Monitoring of compliance of various provisions  and conditions of authorisation including exports and imports

(iv) Issue of public notice and conduct public hearing [Rule 8(4)]

(v)   Examining the applications for imports submitted by the importers and forwarding the same to Ministry of Environment and Forests [Rule 13 (1) & (2)]

(vi)  Implementation of programmes to prevent/reduce/minimise the generation of hazardous wastes

(vii) Action against violations of Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 1989

 

5.

Directorate General of Foreign Trade constituted under the Foreign Trade  (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992.

 

(i)     Grant of licence for import of hazardous wastes [Rule 13 (5)]

(ii) Refusal of licence for hazardous wastes prohibited for imports or export [Rule 12(7)]

6.

Port Authority under Indian Ports Act, 1908 (15 of 1908) and Customs Authority under the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962).

(i)   Verify the documents [Rule 13  (6)]

(ii)  Inform the Ministry of Environment and Forests of any illegal traffic [Rule 15]

(iii)Analyse wastes permitted for imports and exports

(iv)Train officials on the provisions of the Hazardous Wastes Rules and in the analysis of hazardous wastes

(v) Take action against export/import violations under the Indian Ports Act, 1908/Customs Act, 1962

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule - 8

[See rule 12 (1)]

 

Hazardous Wastes Prohibited for Import and Export

 

S. No.

Basel* No.

OECD ** No.

 

Description of material

1

2

3

4

1.

A 1010

AA 100

Mercury

 

2.

A 1030

AA 100

Waste having Mercury:  Mercury Compounds as constituents or contaminants

3.

A 1010

AA 070

Beryllium

 

4.

A 1020

AA 070

 

Waste having Beryllium:  Beyllium Compounds as constituents or contaminants

5.

A 1010

AA 090

 

Arsenic

6.

A 1030

AA 090

 

Waste having Arsenic:  Arsenic compounds as contituents or contaminants

7.

A 1010

AA 070

 

Selenium

8.

A 1020

AA 070

 

Waste having Selenium; Selenium Compounds as constituents or contaminants

9.

A 1010

AA 080

 

Thallium

10.

A 1030

AA 080

 

Waste having Thallium; Thallium Compounds as constituents or contaminants

11.

A 1040

AA 070

 

Hexavalent Chromium Compounds

12.

A 1140

 

 

Wastes Cupric Chloride and Copper Cyanide Catalysts

13.

A 2020