CPCB directs producers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment to obtain EPR – Authorization
The Central Pollution Control Board (“CPCB”) has, in a recent notice, emphasized the requirement for all producers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (“EEE”), under the E-Waste Management Rules, 2016, to obtain Extended Producer Responsibility – Authorization (“EPR – Authorization”) from CPCB. The EPR – Authorization can be obtained by applying in Form I.
The EPR – Authorization is needed to be obtained for ensuring that end – of – life EEE generated from the products of the producers are channelized to authorised dismantlers/ recyclers.
Failure to obtain EPR – Authorization will be considered a violation of the Rules and will be punishable under Section 15 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 i.e., with imprisonment upto 5 years with fine upto Rs. 1 Lac, or with both.
Source: Central Pollution Control Board