Hazardous Waste Management

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India(GoI) has notified Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2008 on 24.09.2008 under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

As per these rules, 36 categories of processes (Schedule – I) have been identified as hazardous waste generation processes. The occupier generating hazardous waste shall obtain authorization under Rule 5 (4) for generation, handling, collection, reception, treatment, transport, storage, recycling, reprocessing, recovery, reuse, and disposal of Hazardous Wastes as  applicable. These rules can be downloaded from the website of MoEF & CC (www.envfor.nic.in).

These rules are notified to ensure safe handling, generation, processing, treatment, package storage, transportation, reprocessing, collection, conversion and offering for sale, destruction and disposal, of Hazardous Waste. If these wastes are not properly handled, will cause air, water and soil pollution.

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How to Apply for Hazardous Waste Authorization

The persons generating hazardous waste as defined under Rule 5 of the Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling & Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2008 & Amendments thereof are required to obtain Hazardous Waste Authorisation (HWA).

The Board is issuing combined CFO & HWA order duly mentioning the validity periods based on category of industry. The industry shall apply for first time HWA in prescribed Form – I along with CFO application before starting commercial production by duly ensuring the compliance of the conditions stipulated in Consent for Establishment (CFE) order obtained from the Board earlier. In case of first time application, HWA is issued for one year from the date of application. The industries have to apply for renewal of the HWA order 120 days before its expiry along with CFO application. First time the application for HWA is to be submitted along with CFO application.

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Hazardous Waste Authorization Renewal

In case of renewal, the applications are to be submitted prescribed Form – I along with CFO renewal application with relevant enclosures. The applications are verified and examined at field level for specific compliance status on case to case basis by the RO / Board Officials. All the applications with verification reports are placed in the respective CFO Committees existing at different levels to examine the compliance status & to decide the issue of combined consent order and HW Authorization. The person shall not handle the Hazardous Waste without having valid authorisation of the Board. The Board recently revised renewal periods of the CFO as follows:

Validity Period

Red Category

Orange Category

Green Category

Consent Order & Authorisation (Renewal)

5 Years

10 Years

15 Years

List of Documents to be submitted alongwith Filled in Form-I

  1. CFE compliance for fresh HWA application.
  2. Compliance of HWA conditions in case of renewal
  3. Annual returns as applicable.
  4. TSDF membership.

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Grant of registration for recycling, reprocessing or reuse of Hazardous Waste

Every person desirous of recycling or reprocessing the hazardous waste specified in Schedule- IV has to obtain registration as recycler employing Environmentally Sound Technologies (EST).

How to apply

The following documents shall accompany the application form in Form- 5 and submitted in the RO concerned for processing of the registration as per delegated powers:

  1. Copy of Consent to Establishment
  2. Certificate of registration issued by the District Industries Center(DIC) or any other government agency authorised in this regard
  3. Proof of Installed capacity of plant and machinery issued by the DIC or any other government agency authorised in this behalf and
  4. In case of renewal, certificate of compliance of effluent, emission standards and treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes, as applicable.

The RO verifies the application and submits report to HO for issue / reject the registration.

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Grant of registration for import of wastes in Schedule-lll, Part (D) 

Every trader desirous of import of Metal scrap, paper waste and other wastes as listed in Schedule III (Part D) may make an application in Form -16 to the State Pollution Control Board(SPCB). The application along with the following enclosures is to be submitted at concerned RO for processing.

  1. Name and address of the trader with telephone and Fax Numbers (With Proof).
  2. TIN/VAT Number / Import Export Code.
  3. Description of the waste to be imported.
  4. Details of storage, if any.

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Grant of registration for of wastes in Schedule-lll, Part (D) 

Every trader desirous of import of Metal scrap, paper waste and other wastes as listed in Schedule III (Part D) may make an application in Form -16 to the State Pollution Control Board(SPCB). The application along with the following enclosures is to be submitted at concerned RO for processing.

  1. Name and address of the trader with telephone and Fax Numbers (With Proof).
  2. TIN/VAT Number / Import Export Code.
  3. Description of the waste to be imported.
  4. Details of storage, if any.

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Required Forms

bulletleaf-green Form 1 – Application for obtaining authorisation for collection / reception / treatment / transport / storage / dispposal of Hazardous Waste

bulletleaf-green Form 5 – Form of application for Grant/renewal of registration of industrial units Possessing environmentally sound management facilities For reprocessing/recycling

bulletleaf-green Form 16 – Form for registration of traders for Shedule lll, Part (D)

bulletleaf-green Format for obtaining approval from the Central Pollution Control Board under the rule 11 of the hazardous wastes (management, handling and transboundary movement) rules, 2008

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Key Activities

M/s. Coastal Waste Management Project (CWMP), Pharmacity, Parawada, Visakhapatnam

In order to ensure scientific disposal of Hazardous Wastes in the State, one Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility (TSDF) has been established in the name of M/s. Coastal Waste Management Project with incinerator and land fill at J.N. Pharmacity, Parawada, Visakhapatnam.

Co-processing of Hazardous Waste

Earlier, organic residues generated from Bulk Drugs & Pharmaceuticals units were incinerated in the captive / common incinerators whereby wasting the heat value of the Hazardous waste. The energy potential of the hazardous waste is just lost. By opting Cleaner Production technologies the high calorific value of Hazardous waste generated from Bulk Drugs & Pharmaceuticals industries are effectively disposed off through cement kiln being operated at 1400 degree centigrade where by using lot of heat energy resulting in saving of fossil fuels being burnt in the kilns.

APPCB is encouraging co- processing of certain categories of Hazardous Waste in cement plants.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is issuing permissions for Co-processing of Hazardous Waste in cement kilns.

APPCB inline with the guidelines of CPCB on co-processing, is encouraging cement plants with rotary kilns to establish facilities for co-processing of hazardous wastes.

APPCB is putting the responsibility of transportation of the Hazardous wastes either with generators of the hazardous wastes or with the cement plants to avoid transportation problems. The authorised cement plants have been directed to obtain regular permission from CPCB for co-processing as and when required.

Procedure for cement plants to obtain regular permission for co-processing of Hazardous Waste:
The prescribed in application under rule 11 of HW Rules, 2008 with supporting information is to be submitted at RO concerned. After inspection, the report will be forwarded to HO for placing before CFO committee. After grant of trial run permission, the cement plants will have to conduct trial runs. The trial run report along with RO report/remarks will be forwarded to the CPCB to take a decision on grant of regular permission.

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 Hazardous Waste Inventory

The Board maintains inventory of industrial Hazardous waste generated in the State for monitoring purposes.
Click below on the link to see a detailed report of the latest statistics on Hazardous Waste Inventory in the State of Andhra Pradesh.

District-wise report on Inventory of Hazardous Waste Generation in Andhra Pradesh PDF-download-icon

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Key Contacts

Mr. K. Venkateswara Rao,
Joint Chief Environmental Engineer
Mobile: +91 9866776750
Email: uh4_jcee@pcb.ap.gov.in

Mr. M.V.N.Prasad,
Senior Environmental Engineer
Vijayawada & Kurnool Zone
Mobile: +91 9177303396

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