Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change proposes a Draft Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2020

Feb 20, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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EHS Compliance

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC) on February 17, 2020, has issued a Draft Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2020 to further amend the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986.

The amendments are as under:

Under Schedule-l which specifies the standards for emission or discharge of environmental pollutants, for serial number 86 relating to water quality standards for coastal waters marine outfalls, the following entries shall be inserted namely:

Ø  under Table 1.3- Primary Water Quality Criteria for Class SW-III Waters [For Industrial Cooling, Recreation (non-contact) and Aesthetics], serial number 9 to 16, the standards for the additional parameters has been inserted, as follows:

Cadmium (as Cd); Copper (as Cu); Mercury (as Hg); Zinc (as Zc); Lead (as Pb); Arsenic (as As); Chromium (as Cr) and Monocrotophos.

Ø  under Table 1.5-Primary Water Quality Criteria for Class SW-V Waters [For Navigation and Controlled Waste Disposal], serial number 6 to 13, the standards for the additional parameters has been inserted, as follows:   

Cadmium (as Cd); Copper (as Cu); Mercury (as Hg); Zinc (as Zc); Lead (as Pb); Arsenic (as As); Chromium (as Cr) and Monocrotophos.

They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

The Draft Notification will be taken into consideration on or after the expiry of a period of sixty days from the date on which copies of the Gazette containing this notification are made available to the public (February 17, 2020).

[Notification No. G.S.R. 122(E)]


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