Environment (Protection) 115 Amendment Rules, 2021

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change vide notification dated 4th October, 2021 has issued the Environment (Protection) 115 Amendment Rules, 2021 further amending the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. Through this amendment a new serial number 115 which deals with ‘Regulation on Use of Water Purification System (WPS)’ shall be inserted in Schedule-I. These rules shall be applicable to all users of DWPS and ODWPS. (i) All manufactured, imported, produced or assembled DWPS shall bear the Standard Mark under a license from the Bureau of Indian Standards as per the Indian Standard IS 16240. (ii) Discarded elements from DWPS shall be managed as per the provisions of the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016; E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016; Hazardous Waste Management Rules, 2016, as amended from time to time and plastic, electronic and electrical waste generated as discarded elements shall be brought under Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). (iii) No DWPS shall be sold by the manufacturer without BIS certification (iv) The manufacturer shall submit a compliance report to SPCB or PCC, as the case may be, for further submission to CPCB latest by the 30th November of the following financial year. (v) The CPCB shall prepare and publish guidelines for management, storage, utilisation and disposal of rejected water generated from DWPS within a period of 6 months from the date of publication of the Environment (Protection) 115 Amendment Rules, 2021. (vi) The CPCB shall create public awareness through advertisement, publication, posters or by other means of communication. (vii) The user shall comply with the guidelines issued by CPCB for management, storage, utilisation and disposal of rejected water generated from DWPS or ODWPS, as applicable. (viii) The user shall apply for authorisation within a period of 6 months from the date of publication of the Environment (Protection) 115 Amendment Rules, 2021 to the SPCB or the PCC, as the case may be, for grant of registration as per the provisions of rules made under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and shall comply with the conditions stipulated therein.

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