Hazardous Waste Management Rules 2016

[PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II,
SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)]
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 04th April, 2016
G.S.R No. 395 (E). - Whereas the draft rules, namely the Hazardous And Other Wastes
(Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2015, were published by the Government of
India in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change vide number G.S.R. 582(E),
dated the 24th July, 2015 in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary Part II, section 3, sub-section (ii)
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 the copies of the said Gazette containing the said notification were
made available to the public on the 24th day of July, 2015;
AND WHEREAS the objections and suggestions received within the specified 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), and in supersession of the Hazardous Wastes
(Management, Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2008, except as respects things
done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Government hereby makes the
following rules, namely:-
CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title and commencement. - (1) These rules may be called the Hazardous and
Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. Application. - These rules shall apply to the management of hazardous and other wastes
as specified in the Schedules to these rules but shall not apply to -
(a) waste-water and exhaust gases as covered under the provisions of the Water
(Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 (6 of 1974) and the Air (Prevention and
Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 (14 of 1981) and the rules made thereunder and as
amended from time to time;
(b) wastes arising out of the operation from ships beyond five kilometres of the relevant
baseline as covered under the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 (44 of
1958) and the rules made thereunder and as amended from time to time;