India India amends its Rules for Lead Stabilizers in PVC Pipes and Fittings

India amends its Rules for Lead Stabilizers in PVC Pipes and Fittings

On May 5, 2022, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India published the amendment rules of Lead Stabilizer in Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipes and Fittings Rules (published April 1, 2021, G.S.R. 228(E).). The amendment shall enter into force six months after its publication. In the amendment, provisions have been added that require manufacturers of PVC pipes and fittings that have not obtained a license issued by the Bureau of Indian Standards and that do not display a standard mark to submit a water quality test report. Manufacturers and importers must adhere to the Indian standard specifications and lead detection limits (1 ppm (first extraction) and 0.05 ppm (third extraction)) set out in the Schedule to the amended rules. For the purposes of the amended rules, “manufacturer” means a manufacturer of PVC pipes and fittings located in India or abroad.