Protocol for performance evaluation and monitoring of the common hazardous waste treatment storage and disposal facilities

Hazardous Waste generated by the industries can cause environmental pollution and adverse health effects if not handled and managed properly. In order to manage hazardous waste (HW) mainly solids, semisolids, solvents and other industrial wastes not covered by the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, and to enable the authorities to control handling, treatment, transport and disposal of hazardous waste (HW) in an environmentally sound manner, Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) promulgated Hazardous Waste (Management & Handling) Rules on 28 July 1989 under the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. In September 2008, the said rules were repealed and new rules entitled