What are the rules & regulations in safe disposal of hazardous waste

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41-A Constitution of Site Appraisal Committees: (1) The State Government may, for purpose of advising it to consider applications for grant of permission for the initial location of a factory involving a hazardous process or for the expansion of any such factory, appoint a Site Appraisal Committee consisting of.

(a) The Chief Inspector of the State who shall be its Chairman;

(b) A representative of the Central Board for the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution appointing by the Central Government under Section 3 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution Act, 1974;

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(c) A representative of the Central Board for the Prevention and Control of Air Pollution referred to in Section 3 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981;

(d) A representative of the State Board appointed under Section 4 of the Water (Prevention and Con’ of Pollution) Act, 1974.

(e) A representative of the State Board for the Prevention and Control of Air Pollution referred in Section 5 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981;

(f) A representative of the Department of Environment in the State;

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(g) A representative of the Meteorological Department of the Government of India;

(h) An expert in the field of occupational health; and

(i) A representative of the Town Planning Department of the State Government,

Hazardous Waste (Management & Handling) Rules 1989

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To regulate the special wastes generation, disposal and input and treatment.

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A list of 44 processes has been listed out which generate hazardous waste.

89 type of waste have been listed based on concentrated limits.

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Every occupier generating hazardous waste and having a facility for collection reception, treatment, transport, storage and disposal of such waste has to obtain authorization from state board.

Responsibilities & Duties of Occupier and Operation of a Facility

Proper collection, reception, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste to give information to operator of a waste disposal facility operation as specified by Pollution Control Boards Property handle and dispose of waste so that there is no adverse affect to the environment.

Duties: To contain containments and prevent accidents and limit their consequence on human health and environment.

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Provide persons working on site with information, training and equipment necessarily to ensure their safely.

Ensuring that hazardous wastes are packed as per Rules specified in Motor Vehicle Act 1988

Import & Export of Hazardous Wastes:

No import/export without permission of Ministry of Environment Forest.

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