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Released Date: 23rd Jun, 2020

Central

Guidelines For Handling, Treatment, And Disposal Of Waste Generated From COVID-19 Treatment In Jammu And Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir Pollution Control Board, vide public notice have released specific procedures/guidelines regarding handling, collection, transportation, and disposal of biomedical waste generated from COVID-19 affected persons. All the Health Care Facilities and Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facilities are requested by the Board to follow the procedures/guidelines.

Effective Date: 23rd Jun, 2020
Released Date: 23rd Jun, 2020

Goa

Granting Of Consents With Certain Conditions In Goa

Goa Pollution Control Board vide Notification No.1/5/20-PCB/Vol.XXVI/Admin./3726 has announced that in view of the Covid-19 situation the applications for consents are getting piled up. Considering this all the units irrespective of the categories the applications for the consents are to be processed with internal reports (without carrying out inspections) wherever applicable and grant the consent with certain conditions as mentioned in the notification. The conditions, in a nutshell, are as follows: (1) The units that have applied for fresh Consent to Operate may be granted Consent for a period of six months (2) The units that have applied for Renewal of the Consent to Operate and have no complaints/ Court matter/non-compliance history, etc. against the unit be granted Consent for full eligible validity (3) In case the unit is having complaints/ Court matter/non-compliance history, etc., then the Consent be granted for 6 months validity (4) Applications received for fresh Consent to Operate from the unit of small green category industries like a guest house having rooms up to 10 nos. may be granted Consent for full validity (5) The application received for obtaining authorization under the various rules may be processed and granted with full validity (6) In case of Consent to Establish applications, temporary structures like shacks and cottages, restaurants and guest houses having rooms up to 10 nos. and the units are in Industrial Estate shall be processed with internal reports and the Consent may be granted (7) For all other CTE applications the site is required to be inspected as the case may be. Please refer to the notification for detailed information

Effective Date: 23rd Jun, 2020
Released Date: 10th Jun, 2020

Central

CPCB Guidelines For Handling, Treatment, And Disposal Of Waste Generated During COVID-19

Central Pollution Control Board vide notification, has released new guidelines for handling, treatment, and disposal of waste generated during treatment, diagnosis, or quarantine of COVID-19 patients. This revision is in the suppression of the earlier guidelines uploaded at the CPCB website. The guidelines mention about Sample Collection Centers and Laboratories for COVID-19 suspected patients, Responsibilities of persons operating Quarantine Camps/Homes or Home-Care facilities, Duties of Common Biomedical Waste Treatment Facility, Duties of SPCBs/PCCs, Duties of Urban Local Bodies and Management of wastewater from HCFs/Isolation Wards. Please refer to the notification for details

Effective Date: 10th Jun, 2020
Released Date: 10th Jun, 2020

Central

Levying Of Environmental Compensation Charges Against HCFs In Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board vide notification No. 18/APPCB/BMW/NGT.O.A.710-713/2020 has directed all the Regional Officers to inform all the Health Care Establishments(HCFs) and Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment and Disposal Facilities(CBMWTFs) about the Guidelines issued by CPCB on Management of Healthcare waste as per BMWM Rules, 2016 and on the provisions to levy of Environmental charges against them. Please refer to the notification for more details

Effective Date: 10th Jun, 2020
Released Date: 9th Jun, 2020

Central

Implementation Of Online Consent Management And Monitoring System In Assam

Pollution Control Board of Assam vide Notification No. WB/COM-13/10-11/176, have requested all the concerned industries and entrepreneurs within the state of Assam to submit the Online application for obtaining Consent to Establish/ Consent to Operate via https://asocmms.nic.in as the old portal i.e., https://easeofdoingbusinessinassam.in/ is closed. Please refer to the notification for more details

Effective Date: 9th Jun, 2020
Released Date: 2nd Jun, 2020

Central

Revised Extension Of Validity Period Of Consent And Authorization In Kerala

The Kerala State Pollution Control Board, vide Notification No. PCB/HO/EE2/Press Release/GEN/2019 has extended the authorization and consent of all those units which were set to expire on 31st May 2020 to 30th June 2020 while also stating that the conditions of the authorizations remain the same. Please refer notification for detailed information

Effective Date: 2nd Jun, 2020
Released Date: 21st May, 2020

Tamil Nadu

Guidelines To Be Followed Before Restarting The Factories Involving Hazardous Process, Dangerous Operations In Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, vide this Notification, has released certain Guidelines to factories handling hazardous process/dangerous operations. The guidelines are as follows All potential hazards involved in the start-up process shall be identified with respect to the materials, machinery and process and Safe Operating Procedure (SOP) shall be prepared and strictly followed. The operators adequately trained and equipment control shall be engaged during the start-up process under strict supervision. Prescribed personal protective equipments shall be provided. storage tanks shall be checked for safety. Proper working of all safety systems. The utility equipment shall be checked for a trial run and the process shall be restarted after ensuring their safe operation. Permit to work system shall be strictly followed. Please refer to the notification for details

Effective Date: 21st May, 2020
Released Date: 19th May, 2020

Maharashtra

SOP For Carrying Out Inspection During COVID-19 In Maharashtra

Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, vide Notification No. MPCB/AST/SOP-Inspection/TB-200519-FTS-0030 has mandated for the Prevention, Control and Abatement of Pollution in the Environment and secure execution thereof. In accordance with this, the Board has issued Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for carrying out Inspection during the phase of COVID-19 pandemic in Maharashtra. Please refer the Notification for details

Effective Date: 19th May, 2020
Released Date: 14th May, 2020

Central

PCB Notification On Re-Opening Of Industries In Odisha

The Odisha State Pollution Control Board, vide notification No. 4478/IND-IV-HW-MISC-03, has issued some directions, which are strictly to be complied with by the Industrial Establishments of Odisha engaged in manufacturing, import, storage of Hazardous Chemicals, whose operations are about to restart. Please refer to the notifications for details

Effective Date: 14th May, 2020
Released Date: 11th May, 2020

Central

PCB Notification On Re-Opening Of Industries In Bihar

The Bihar State Pollution Control Board, vide notification No. 608, has issued directions in view of the Lockdown being partially lifted, which are strictly to be complied with by the Industrial Establishments whose operations are about to restart

Effective Date: 11th May, 2020

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