Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change invites comments to the proposed amendment on the Environment Protection Rules, 1986
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|
|105A||Agro based fuel||–||–|
|105C||Petcoke and Petcoke blend||600 mg/Nm3 at 6% dry O2, for solid fuel and 3% dry O2 for liquid fuel||300 mg/Nm3 at 6% dry O2, for solid fuel and 3% dry O2 for liquid fuel|
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.