Pollution Control Board
PICUP Bhawan, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Vide this Public Notice, the
Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board brings upon the attention of all the
Hazardous waste generating industries in the Sate of Uttar Pradesh as covered
in Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 of the Hazardous Waste (Management and Handling)
Rules 1989 ( amended 2000, 2003), the following issues for compliance. The
Hon'ble Supreme Court is also considering the compliance in W.P. No. 657 of
1995 (Research Foundation for Science Technology National Resources Policy Vs.
Union of India and others) in which, amongst others, the Hon'ble Supreme Court
has also directed that units which are operating without any authorisation or
in violation of conditions of authorisation issued by the Pollution Control
Board as above shall be closed by the Board forthwith.
- All industries/units
involved in the handling of hazardous chemicals and generating hazardous
wastes will ensure to display on line data outside the main factory gate
with regard to quantity and nature of hazardous chemicals being handled in
the plant, including waste water and air emissions and solid hazardous
wastes generated within factory premises. If such data is not displayed, the
appropriate legal action including closure may be initiated.
- All units generating
hazardous wastes shall send details of specific locations and permissions
obtained if any for dumping sites being used by them.
- All units transporting
hazardous wastes will do so in accordance to the guidelines for
transportation of Hazardous wastes as per rule 7 of the Hazardous Waste
(Management and Handling) Rules 1989 ( amended 2000, 2003). Document no.
HAZWAMS/23/2003 in this regards has been issued by the Central Pollution
Control Board and is available on the web site of the U.P. Pollution Control
Board at www.uppcb.com.
- The criteria for hazardous
waste land-fill sites published by Central Pollution Control Board in
February, 2001 and the manual for design, construction and quality control
of liners and covers for hazardous waste land fills published in December,
2002 as provided in Rule 8-A of Hazardous Waste (Management and Handling)
Rules in respect of design and setting up of disposal facilities shall be
- It shall be ensured that
hazardous wastes are not discharged without a proper authorisation and in no
case in open dumps or in illegal dumping site.
Now, therefore, in exercise of powers conferred to the Member-Secretary, U.P.
Pollution Control Board, the undersigned directs all concerned to
immediately comply with the aforesaid stipulations and the other provisions
of the Hazardous Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 1989 ( amended 2000,
2003) and the Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous chemicals rules
1989 (as amended) and submit a compliance report within 15 days of this
public notice to the U.P. Pollution Control Board, failing which the unit
will be liable for legal action under the provisions of the above rules read
in conjunction with the E.P. Act 1986.