India India amends the responsibilities of State Gov. under hazardous waste rules

On October 17, 2020, India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change published the “Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Amendment Rules, 2020” to amend the state government’s responsibility for environmentally sound management of hazardous and other wastes. The amendments are as follows.

 

The state department of labour or any other governmental entity approved by the state government

 

(a) ensure recognition and registration of workers involved in generation, handling, collection, reception, treatment, transport, storage, reuse, recycling, recovery, pre-processing, utilisation including co-processing and disposal of hazardous wastes;

 

(c) undertake industrial skill development activities for the workers involved in generation, handling, collection, reception, treatment, transport, storage, reuse, recycling, recovery, pre-processing, utilisation including co-processing and disposal of hazardous wastes;

 

(d) undertake annual monitoring and to ensure safety and health of workers involved in generation, handling, collection, reception, treatment, transport, storage, reuse, recycling, recovery, pre-processing, utilisation including co-processing and disposal of hazardous wastes.

 

The amendment rules can be downloaded from the following URL.

http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2020/222527.pdf