Standard operating procedure and checklist of minimal requisite facilities for utilization of hazardous waste under Rule 9 of the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary movement) Rules, 2016
There are provisions under Hazardous Waste Management Rules for utilization of various types of hazardous wastes. The Rule 11 of Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2008, stipulated that; The utilisation of hazardous wastes as a supplementary resource or for energy recovery, or after processing shall be carried out by the units only after obtaining approval from the Central Pollution Control Board. In order to enforce the aforesaid provision, CPCB has evolved Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) for processing the proposals of utilizing hazardous wastes other than co-processing in cement kilns. CPCB has received about 67 different proposals for utilization of 48 types of hazardous wastes, of which CPCB has so far developed 18 Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) and check-list of requisite facilities for utilization of 14 types of hazardous wastes. Conditional permissions have been given to the units for utilization of hazardous wastes for which successful trial runs were conducted by CPCB. However, the procedure for utilisation of hazardous waste and other wastes has been modified in the recent notification - Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary movement) Rules, 2016.