Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change invites comments to the proposed amendment on the Environment Protection Rules, 1986

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change invites comments to the proposed amendment on the Environment Protection Rules, 1986

October 30, 2017 EHS 0

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change has issued draft notification for a proposed amendment to the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986 (“Rules”) for the purpose of inviting comments from the general public.

The proposed amendment seeks to modify Schedule I of the Rules by inserting four new entries which are enumerated below:

SL. No.Type of industrial boiler (fuel wise)Standards
SO2NOx
105AAgro based fuel
105BNatural gas
105CPetcoke and Petcoke blend600 mg/Nmat 6% dry O2, for solid fuel and 3% dry Ofor liquid fuel300 mg/Nmat 6% dry O2, for solid fuel and 3% dry Ofor liquid fuel
105DOther fuels

The following industries using boilers shall have to adhere to these new norms:

(1) Sugar (2) cotton textiles (3) composite woolen mills (4) synthetic rubber (5) pulp and paper (6) distilleries (7) leather industries (8) calcium carbide (9) carbon black (10) natural rubber (11) asbestos (12) caustic soda (13) small boilers (14) aluminum paints (15) tannery (16) inorganic chemical (17) lime kiln (18) glass industry (19) ceramic (20) foundries (21) re-heating furnaces.

Source: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change

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