Hazardous Waste Rules, 2008

Chapter – II Import and Export of Hazardous Materials

4. Transboundary movement (import and export) of hazardous materials.-

The Ministry of Environment and Forests shall be the nodal Ministry to deal with the trans-boundary movement of all hazardous materials and to grant permission of transit of hazardous materials through any part of India.

5. Import and export hazardous wastes.-

(1) Import of hazardous wastes from any country to India for disposal shall not be permitted.

(2) Export of hazardous wastes from India is allowed to an actual user of the wastes or operator of disposal facility with the Prior Informed Consent of the importing country to ensure environmentally sound management of the hazardous waste in question.

6. Import and export of hazardous material.-

(1) The hazardous materials not listed as a hazardous waste in Part A and Part B of Schedule III, of these rules and which do not exhibit hazard characteristics specified in Part C of that Schedule shall be allowed for imports to actual users licensed by Central Pollution Control Board for its reuse, recycling or reprocessing under these rules.

(2) The hazardous materials listed as hazardous wastes in Part A and B of Schedule III or which exhibit one or more hazard characteristics specified in Part C of that Schedule shall be regulated for imports and exports.

(3) All hazardous materials listed in Part B of Schedule III not containing or contaminated with hazardous materials specified in Part B of that Schedule and which exhibit one or more of the hazard characteristics specified in Part C of that Schedule are safe for recycling shall be free for import and export;

(4) All hazardous materials listed in Part B of Schedule III containing or contaminated with hazardous materials of Schedule I or Schedule II or Part A of Schedule III and which exhibit one or more hazard characteristics specified in Part C of Schedule III and are recyclable shall be allowed for imports for recycling by units having a valid license for recycling under rule 12 of these rules. Such import shall require a Prior Informed Consent in writing from the importing country’s competent authority. All exports of such hazardous materials mentioned in subrules 4 shall also require Prior Informed Consent in writing for such exports.

(5) The import of hazardous materials listed in Part A and B of Schedule III which are containing or contaminated with hazardous materials and which exhibit one or more hazards characteristics specified in Part C of that Schedule and are not safe for recycling or reuse shall be considered as hazardous waste and shall not be permitted for imports in any circumstances.

(6) The Schedule IV containing “list of hazardous materials for recycling, reprocessing and reuse” is only an indicative list of hazardous materials suitable for recycling, reprocessing and reuse and in case any other hazardous material is proposed to be imported the Ministry of Environment and Forests shall determine whether the hazardous material is a waste, in that case the same shall not be allowed to be imported and in case the hazardous material is not a waste, it may be allowed in accordance with the provisions of these rules.

(7) The import of hazardous materials listed in Schedule V shall not be permitted.

7. Illegal Traffic

(1) The export of hazardous wastes from India shall be deemed illegal:

(i) if it is without permission of the Central Government; or

(ii) if the permission has been obtained through falsification, misrepresentation or fraud; or

(iii) it does not conform to the shipping details provided in the notification and movement document;

(2) Import of hazardous wastes shall not be permitted and any such import shall be treated as a case of illegal traffic.

(3) In case of illegal import of hazardous wastes the importer shall re-export the waste in question within a period of thirty days from the date of its arrival into India.

Chapter – III Procedures for Import and Export of Hazardous Materials

8. Procedure for export of hazardous wastes from India.

(1) An exporter shall communicate in Form 1 to the Central Government in the Ministry of Environment and Forests of the proposed transboundary movement of hazardous wastes together with the Prior Informed Consent in writing from the importing country and a legal bond or full cover insurance policy for the consignment.

(2) On receipt of such documentation, after authentication of the same, the Central Government shall give a ‘No Objection Certificate’ to the proposed export and may impose conditions as it may consider necessary.

(3) The Central Government, shall forward a copy of the ‘No Objection Certificate’ granted, to the Central Pollution Control Board, the concerned State Pollution Control Board, Pollution Control Committee of the UT and the concerned Port and Customs authorities for ensuring compliance of the conditions if any of export and to take appropriate steps for safe handling of the waste shipment.

(4) The exporter shall ensure that no consignment is shipped before the ‘No Objection Certificate’ is received.

(5) The exporter shall also ensure that the shipment is accompanied with the Movement Document, Form 2.

9. Procedure for Export of Hazardous materials requiring Prior Informed Consent

(1) The exporter of hazardous material shall apply at least ninety days in advance in Form 1 to the Central Government in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, seeking permission for the proposed export and transboundary movement.

(2) The Central Government, on receipt of the Form 1 accompanied by Prior Informed Consent in writing from the importing country and a test report from an accredited laboratory of analysis of the hazardous material consignment in question shall, after due verification of the facts, grant permission for export by issuing ‘No Objection Certificate’ in Form-1.

(3) The exporter shall ensure that no consignment is shipped prior to the requisite authentication being received.

(4) The exporter shall also ensure that the shipping document is accompanied with Form 2, an authenticated copy of Form 1, ‘No Objection Certificate’ and an authenticated copy of the test report from an accredited laboratory of analysis of the hazardous material.

(5) The exporter of hazardous materials shall also submit a bond or an insurance certificate covering full third party liability during the transboundary movement.

(6) The exporter shall inform the Central Government in the Ministry of Environment and Forest upon completion of the transboundary movement.

10. Procedure for import of hazardous materials for recycling requiring Prior Informed Consent

(1) Every recycler having valid license from Central Pollution Control Board to recycle hazardous materials and seeking permission to import such materials, shall apply to the State Pollution Control Board or Committee at least one hundred and twenty days in advance of the intended import in Form 1 & 3;

(2) The State Pollution Control Board shall forward the application with recommendations and requisite stipulations for safe transport, storage and processing, to the Central Government in the Ministry of Environment and Forests within a period of thirty days of receipt of the application;

(3) The Central Government after satisfying itself, that all relevant provisions of the rules are fulfilled, may grant ‘No Objection Certificate’ for the import and authenticate copy of Form 1 subject to the following:

(i) the hazardous material in question is covered under Basel Convention;

(ii) the importer submits a valid Prior Informed Consent letter along with authenticated copy of Form 1 from the concerned authority of the exporting country; and

(iii) possesses a valid license from Central Pollution Control Board for undertaking the import in question.

(4) The Central Government shall forward a copy of the ‘No Objection Certificate’ granted, to the Central Pollution Control Board, the concerned State Pollution Control Board or Pollution Control Committee of UT and the concerned Port and Customs authorities for ensuring compliance of the conditions of imports and safe handling of the hazardous materials.

(5) The Central Government shall communicate the grant of permission by authentication in Form 1 to the exporter and the competent authority of exporting country and endorse a copy of the same to the Central Pollution Control Board and the State Pollution Control Board or Pollution Control Committees of UT as the case may be.

(6) The Port and Custom authorities shall ensure that shipment is accompanied by the Movement Document, Form 2 and the test report from a laboratory accredited by the concerned authority of the exporting country of analysis of the hazardous materials consignment in question.

(7) The Custom authorities shall collect and retain in safe custody, three randomly drawn samples of the consignment for a period of five years, in order to ensure that in the event of any dispute as to whether the consignment conforms to the declaration made in the notification and Movement Document Form 2.

(8) The recycler, importing hazardous materials, shall maintain the records of hazardous material imported as specified in Form 4 and the record so maintained shall be available for inspection by the State Pollution Control Boards or Pollution Control Committees of UT as the case may be.

11. Freely importable materials for recycling

(1) The following items destined for recycling shall be freely importable:

(i) items placed under “free category” in Notifications issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade;

(ii) hazardous materials listed under an ‘Open General License’ of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade shall only be imported by those units who have been granted license for recycling by the Central Pollution Control Board or any other authority or agency designated by the Central Government in the Ministry of Environment and Forests in accordance with the procedure laid down under rule7.

Schedule III

[See rules 3(I), 14(I), 14(2) (i), (iii) and 15(I)]

Part A

Part A: List of Hazardous Wastes Applicable for Import with Prior Informed Consent [Annexure VII of the Basel Convention*]

Basel No.

Description of Hazardous Wastes

AI

Metal and Metal bearing wastes

A1010

-Antimony

 

-Cadmium

 

-Tellurium

 

-Lead

A1020

Waste having as constituents or contaminants, excluding metal wastes in massive form as listed in B1020, any of the following;

 

-Cadmium, cadmium compounds.

 

-Antimony, antimony compounds.

 

-Tellurium, tellurium compounds.

 

-Lead, lead compounds.

A1040

Wastes having metal carbonyls as constituents

A1050

Galvanic sludges

A1060

Wastes Liquors from the pickling of metals.

A1070

Leaching residues from zinc processing, dusts and sludges such as jarosite, hermatite etc.,

A1080

Waste Zinc residues not included on list B containing lead and cadmium in concentrations sufficient to exhibit hazard characteristics indicated in Part C of Schedule – 3

A1090

Ashes from the incineration of insulated copper wire

A1100

Dusts and residues from gas cleaning systems of copper smelters.

A1110

Spent electrolytic solutions from copper electro refining and electro winning operations

A1120

Waste sludges, excluding anode slimes, from electrolytic purification systems in copper electro refining and electro winning operations.

A1130

Spent etching solutions containing dissolved copper

A1150

Precious metal ash from incineration of printed circuit boards not included in list ‘B’

A1160

Waste Lead acid batteries whole or crushed.

A1170

Unsorted waste batteries excluding mixtures of List B batteries.

A1180

Waste Electrical and electronic assembles or scrap containing, components such as accumulators and other batteries included on list A, mercury-switches, activated glass cullets from cathode-ray tubes and other activated glass and PCB-capacitors, or contaminated with Schedule 2 constituents (e.g. cadmium, mercury, lead, polychlorinated biphenyl) to an extent that they exhibit hazard characteristics indicated in part C of this Schedule (refer B1110)

A2

Wastes containing principally inorganic constituents, which may contain metals and organic materials

A2010

Activated Glass cullets from cathode ray tubes and other activated glasses

A2030

Waste catalysts but excluding such wastes specified on List B of Schedule 3

A3

Wastes containing principally organic constituents which may contain metals and inorganic materials

A3010

Waste from the production or processing of petroleum coke and bitumen

A3020

Waste mineral oils unfit for their originally intended use

A3050

Wastes from production, formulation and use of resins, latex, plasticisers, glues/adhesives excluding such wastes specified in List B (B4020)

A3070

Waste phenol, phenol compounds including chlorophenol in the form of liquids or sludges

A3080

Waste ethers not including those specified in List B

A3120

Fluff: light fraction from shredding

A3130

Waste organic phosphorus compounds

A3140

Waste non-halogenated organic solvents but excluding such wastes specified on List B

A3160

Waste halogenated or unhalogenated non-aqueous distillation residues arising from organic solvent recovery operations

A3170

Waste arising from the production of aliphatic halogenated hydrocarbons (such as chloromethanes, dichloroethane, vinylchloride, vinylidene chloride, allyl chloride and epichlorhydrin)

A4

Wastes which may contain either inorganic or organic constituents

A4010

Wastes from the production and preparation and use of pharmaceutical products but excluding such wastes specified on List B

A4040

Wastes from the manufacture formulation and use of wood preserving chemicals

A4070

Waste from the production, formulation and use of inks, dyes, pigments, paints, lacquers, varnish excluding those specified in List B (B4010)

A4080

Wastes of an explosive nature excluding such wastes specified on List B

A4090

Wastes Acidic or basic solutions excluding those specified in List B(B2120)

A4100

Wastes from industrial pollution control devices for cleaning of industrial off-gases excluding such wastes specified on List B

A4120

Wastes that contain, consist of or are contaminated with peroxides.

A4130

Wastes Packages and containers containing any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein.

A4140

Wastes consisting of or containing off specification or out-dated chemicals containing any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein.

A4150

Wastes Chemical substances arising from research and development or teaching activities which are not identified and/or are new and whose effects on human health and/or the environment are not known

A4160

Spent activated carbon not included on List B (B2060)

* This List is based on Annex VIII of the Basel Convention on Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and comprises of wastes characterized as hazardous under Article 1, paragraph 1(a) of the Convention. Inclusion of wastes on this list does not preclude the use of hazard characteristics given in Annex VIII of the Basel Convention (Part C of this Schedule) to demonstrate that the wastes are not hazardous. Certain Waste categories listed in the Schedule -3 (Part-A) have been prohibited for import. Hazardous wastes in the Schedule – 3 (Part-A) are restricted and cannot be allowed without  permission from Ministry of Enviroment & forests and DGFT lincense.

(PART- B)

List of Hazardous Wastes applicable for Import and Export not requiring Prior Informed Consent

[Annex IX List B of the Basel Convention*]

Basel No.

Description of Wastes

B1

Metal and metal-bearing wastes

B1010

Metal and metal-alloy in metallic, non-dispersible form:

 

- Precious metals (gold, silver, platinum)**

 

- Iron and steel scrap**

 

- Nickel scrap**

 

- Aluminum scrap**

 

- Zinc scrap**

 

- Tin scrap**

 

- Tungsten scrap**

 

- Molybdenum scrap**

 

- Tantalum scrap**

 

- Cobalt scrap**

 

- Bismuth scrap**

 

- Titanium scrap**

 

- Zirconium scrap**

 

- Manganse scrap **

 

- Germanium scrap**

 

- Vanadium scrap **

 

- Hafnium scrap**

 

- Indium scrap**

 

- Niobium scrap**

 

- Rhenium scrap**

 

- Gallium scrap**

 

- Magnesium scrap**

 

- Copper scrap**

 

- Thorium scrap

 

- Rare earths scrap

 

-Chromium scrap**

B1020

Clean, uncontaminated metal scrap, including alloys, in bulk finished form (sheet, place, beams, rods, etc.), of:

 

- Antimony scrap***

 

- Cadmium scrap***

 

- Lead scrap***

 

- Tellurium scrap**

B1030

Refractory metals containing residues

B1031

Molybedenum tungsten, titanium, tantalum, niobium rhenium, metal and metal alloy wastes  In metallic despresible from (metal powder), excluding such wastes as specified in list A under cntry

B1040

Scrap assemblies from electrical power generation not contaminated with lubricating oil, PCB or PCT to an extent to render them hazardous**

B1050

Mixed non-ferrous metal, heavy fraction scrap, not containing any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein

B1060

Waste Selenium and tellurium in metallic elemental form including powder

B1070

Waste of Copper and copper alloys in dispersible form, unless they contain any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein***

B1080

Zinc ash and residues including zinc alloys residues in dispersible form unless they contain any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein***

B1090

Waste batteries conforming to a standard battcry specification excluding those made with lead, cadmium or mercury.****

B1100

Metal bearing wastes arising from melting smelting refining of metals:

 

- Hard Zinc Spelter**

 

- Zinc-containing drosses: **

 

- Galvanizing slab zinc top dross (>90% Zn)

 

- Galvanizing slab zinc bottom dross (>92% Zn)

 

- Zinc die casting dross (>85% Zn)

 

- Hot dip galvanizers slab zinc dross (batch) (>92% Zn

 

- Zinc skimmings (>90%Zn)

 

- Slags from copper processing for further processing or refining containing arsenic, lead or cadmium***

 

- Slags from precious metals processing for further refining.***

 

- Wastes of refractory linings, including crucibles, originating from copper smelting

 

- Aluminum skimmings (or skims) excluding salt slag**

 

- Tantalum-bearing tin slags with less than 0.5% tin****

B1110

Electrical and electronic assemblies

 

- Electrical assemblies consisting only of metals or alloys****

 

- Waste electrical and electronic assemblies scrap (including printed circuit boards) not containing  components such as accumulators and other batteries included on list A, mercury-switches, glass from cathodc-ray tubes and other activated glass and PCB-capacitors, or not contaminated with constituents such as cadmium, mercury, lead, polychlorinated biphenyl) or from which these have been removed, to an extent that they do not possess any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein ***

 

- Electrical and electronic assemblies (including printed circuit boards, electronic components and wires) destined for direct reuse and not for recycling or final disposal.

B1120

Spent catalysts excluding liquids used as catalysts, containing any of:

Transition metals, excluding waste catalysts (spent catalysts, liquid used catalysts or other catalysts) on list A:

Scandium                    Titanium

Vanadium                    Chromium

Manganese                 Iron

Cobalt                          Nickel

Copper                        Zinc

Yttrium                          Zirconium

Niobium                       Molybdenum

Hafnium                       Tantalum

Tungsten                     Rhenium

Lanthanaides (rare earth metals):

Lanthanum                  Cerium

Praseodymium            Neody

Samarium                     Europium

Gadolinium                 Terbium

Dysprosium                 Holmium

Erbium                          Thulium

Ytterbium                      Lutetium

B1130

Cleaned spent precious metal bearing catalysts

B1140

Precious metal bearing residues in solid form which contain traces of inorganic cyanides

B1150

Precious metals and alloy wastes (gold, silver, the platinum group) in a dispersible form

B1160

Precious-metal ash from the incineration of printed circuit boards

B1170

Precious metal ash from the incineration of photographic film

B1180

Waste photographic film containing silver halides and metallic silver

B1190

Waste photographic paper containing silver halides and metallicsilver

B1200

Granulated slag arising from the manufacture of iron and steel**

B1210

Slag arising from the manufacture of iron and steel including slag as a source of Titanium dioxide and Vanadium

B1220

Slag from zinc production, chemically stabilized, having a high iron content (above 20%) and processed according to industrial specifications mainly for construction

B1230

Mill scaling arising from manufacture of iron and steel**

B1240

Copper Oxide mill-scale***

B2

Wastes containing principally inorganic constituents, which may contain metals and organic materials

B2010

Materials ariisng from mining operations in non-dispersible form:

 

- Natural graphite waste

 

- Slate wastes

 

- Mica wastes

 

- Leucite, nepheline and nepheline syenite waste

 

- Feldspar waste

 

- Fluorspar waste

 

-Silica wastes in solid from excluding those used in foundry operation

B2020

Glass wastes in non-dispersible from:

 

- Glass Cullet and other wastes and scrap of glass except for glass from cathode ray tubes and other activated glasses

B2030

Ceramic wastes in non-dispersible form:

 

Ceramic wastes and scrap (metal ceramic composites)

 

- Ceramic based fibres

B2040

Other materials containing principally inorganic constituents:

 

- Partially refined calcium sulphate produced from flue gas desulphurisation (FGD)

 

- Waste gypsum wallboard or plasterboard arising from the demolition of buildings

 

- Sulphur in solid form

 

- Limestone from production of calcium cyanamide (pH<9)

 

- Sodium, potassium, calcium chlorides

 

- Carborundum (silicon carbide)

 

- Broken concrete

 

- Lithium tantalum & Lillium-niobium containing glass scraps

B2060

Spent activated carbon resulting from the treatment of potable water and processes of the food industry and vitamin production (note the related entry on list AA4160)

B2070

Calcium fluoride sludge

B2080

Wastes Gypsum arising from chemical industry processes unless it contains any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein

B2090

Wastes  Anode butts from steel or Aluminium production made of petroleum coke or bitumen and cleaned to normal industry specifications (excluding anode butts from chlor alkali electrolyses and from metallurgical industry)

B2100

Wastes Hydrates of aluminum and waste alumina and residues from alumina production, arising from gas cleaning, flocculation or filtration process

B2110

Bauxite residue (“red mud”) (pH) moderated to less than 11.5)

B2120

Waste acidic or basic solutions with a pH greater than 2 and less than 11.5, which are not corrosive or otherwise hazardous (note the related entry on list A A4090)

B3

Wastes containing principally organic constituents, which may contain metals and inorganic materials

B3010

Solid plastic waste:

 

The following plastic or mixed plastic materials, provided they are not mixed with other wastes and are prepared to a specification:

 

- Scrap plastic of non-halogenated polymers and copolymers, including but not limited to the following:

 

Ethylene

 

Styrene

 

polypropylene

 

polyethylene ere-phthalate

 

acrylonitrile

 

Butadiene

 

polyacetals

 

polyamides

 

polybutylene tere-phthalate

 

polycarbonates

 

polyethers

 

polyphenylene sulphides

 

acrylic polymers

 

alkanes C10-C13 (plasticiser)

 

polyurethane (not containing CFC’s)

 

polysiloxanes

 

polymethyl methacrylate

 

polyvinyl alcohol

 

polyvinyl butyral

 

polyvinyl acetate

 

- Cured waste resins or condensation products including the following:

 

urea formaldehyde resins

 

phenol formaldehyde resins

 

Melamine formaldehyde resins

 

epoxy resins

 

alkyd resins

 

polyamides

 

- The following fluorinated polymer wastes (excluding post-consumer wastes):

 

Perfluoroethylene/ propylene

 

Perfluoroalkoxy alkane

 

Metafluoroalkoxy alkane

 

polyvinylfluoride

 

polyvinylidenefluoride

B3020

Paper, paperboard and paper product wastes****

 

The following materials, provided they are not mixed with hazardous wastes:

 

Waste and scrap of paper or paperboard of:

 

- unbleached paper or paperboard or of corrugated paper or paperboard

 

- other paper or paperboard, made mainly of bleached chemical pulp, not coloured in the mass

 

- paper or paperboard made mainly of mechanical pulp (for example, news-papers, journals and similar printed matter)

 

- other, including but not limited to 1) laminated paperboard 2) unsorted scrap.

B3130

Waste polymer ethers and waste non-hazardous monomer ethers incapable of forming peroxides

B3140

Wastes pneumatic tyres, excluding those which do not lead to resource recovery, recycling, reclamation or direct reuse

B4

Wastes which may contain either inorganic or organic constituents

B4010

Wastes consisting mainly of water-based/latex paints, inks and hardened varnishes not containing organic solvents, heavy metals or biocides to an extent to render them hazardous (note the related entry on list A A4070)

B4020

Wastes from production, formulation and use of resins, latex, plasticizers, glues/adhesives, not listed on list A, free of solvents and other contaminants to an extent that they do not exhibit Part C of Schedule 3 characteristic

B4030

 Used single-use cameras, with batteries not included on list A

*This list is based on Annex. IX of the Basel Convention on Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and comprises of wastes not characterized as hazardous under article-1 of the base Convention

** Import permitted in the country without any licence or restriction.

*** import permitted in the country for recycling/ reprocessing by units registered with MoEF/CPCB and having DGFT license.

**** Import in the country by the actual users with MoEF permission and DGFT license.

All other wastes listed in this schedule-3 (par-B) having no ‘star/s’(*…) can only be impotted in to the country with permission of MoEF.

Note:

(1)  Copper dross containing copper greater than 65% and lead and cadmium equal to or less than 1.25% and 0.1% respectively; spent cleaned metal catalyst containing copper; and Copper reverts, cake and residues containing lead and cadmium equal to or less than 1.25% and 0.1% respectively are allowed for import without DGFT licence to units (actual users) registered with MoEF upto an annual quantity limit indicated in the Registration letter. Copper reverts, cake and residues containing lead and cadmium greater than 1.25% and 0.1% respectively are under restricted category for which import is permitted only against DGFT licence for the purpose of processing or reuse by units registered with MoEF (actual users).

(2)  Zinc ash/skimmings in dispersible form containing zinc more than 65% and lead and cadmium equal to or less than 1.25% and 0.1% respectively and spent cleaned metal catalyst containing zinc are allowed for import without DGFT licence to units registered with MoEF (actual users) upto an annual quantity limit indicated in Registration Letter. Zinc ash and skimmings containing less than 65% zinc and lead and cadmium equal to or more than 1.25% and 0.1% respectively and hard zinc spelter and brass dross containing lead greater than 1.25% are under restricted category for which import is permitted against DGFT licence and only for purpose of processing or reuse by units registered with MoEF (actual users).

(PART C)

List of Hazardous Characteristics

Code

Characteristics

H1

Explosive

 

An explosive substance or waste is a solid or liquid substance or waste (or mixture of substances or wastes) which is in itself capable by chemical reaction of producing gas at such a temperature and pressure and at such a speed as to cause damage to the surroundings.

H3

Flammable liquids

 

The word “flammable” has the same meaning as “inflammable”. Flammable liquids are liquids, or mixtures of liquids, or liquids containing solids in solution or suspension(for example, paints, varnishes, lacquers, etc., but not including substances or wastes otherwise classified on account of their dangerous characteristics) which give off a flammable vapour at temperatures of not more than 60.5ºC, closed-cup test, or not more than 65.6ºC, open-cup test. (Since the results of open-cup tests and of closed-cup-tests are not strictly comparable and even individual results by the same test are often variable, regulations varying from the above figures to make allowance for such differences would be within the spirit of this definition.)

H4.1

Flammable solids

 

Solids, or waste solids, other than those classed as explosives, which under conditions encountered in transport are readily combustible, or may cause or contribute to fire through friction.

H4.2

Substances or wastes liable to spontaneous combustion

 

Substances or wastes which are liable to spontaneous heating under normal conditions encountered in transport, or to heating up on contact with air, and being then liable to catch fire.

H4.3

Substances or wastes which, in contact with water emit flammable gases

 

Substances or wastes which, by interaction with water, are liable to become spontaneously flammable or to give off flammable gases in dangerous quantities.

H5.1

Oxidizing

 

Substances or wastes which, while in them selves not necessarily combustible, may, generally by yielding oxygen cause, or contribute to, the combustion of other materials.

H5.2

Organic Peroxides

 

Organic substances or wastes which contain the bivalent-o-ostructure are thermally unstable substances which may undergo exothermic self-accelerating decomposition.

H6.1

Poisons (Acute)

 

Substances or wastes liable either to cause death or serious injury or to harm human health if swallowed or inhaled or by skin contact.

H6.2

Infectious substances

 

Substances or wastes containing viable micro organisms or their toxins which are known or suspected to cause disease in animals or humans.

H8

Corrosives

 

Substances or wastes which, by chemical action, will cause severe damage when in contact with living tissue, or, in the case of leakage, will materially damage, or even destroy, other goods or the means of transport; they may also cause other hazards.

H10

Liberation of toxic gases in contact with air or water

 

Substances or wastes which, by interaction with air or water, are liable to give off toxic gases in dangerous quantities.

H11

Toxic (Delayed or chronic)

 

Substances or wastes which, if they are in haled or ingested or if they penetrate the skin, may involve delayed or chronic effects, including carcinogenicity.

H12

Ecotoxic

 

Substances or wastes which if released present or may present immediate or delayed adverse impacts to the environment by means of bioaccumulation and/or toxic effects upon biotic systems.

H13

Capable, by any means, after disposal, of yielding another material, e.g., leachate, which possesses any of the characteristics listed above.

Schedule IV

[(See rules),8(I)and 9]

PART A

List of Hazardous Wastes requiring Registration for recycling/Reprocessing

SNo.

Wastes

1

Brass Dross

2

Copper Dross

3

Copper Oxide mill scale

4

Copper reverts, cake and residue

5

Waste Copper and copper alloys in dispersible form

6

Slags from copper processing for further processing or refining

7

Insulated Copper Wire Scrap/copper with PVC sheathing including ISRI-code material namely “Druid”

8

Jelly filled copper cables

9

Spent cleared metal catalyst containing copper

10

Spent catalyst containing nickel, cadmium, zinc, copper and arsenic

11

Zinc Dross-Hot dip Galvanizers SLAB

12

Zinc Dross-Bottom Dross

13

Zinc ash/skimmings arising from galvanizing and die casting operations

14

Zinc ash/skimming/other zinc bearing wastes arising from smelting and refining

15

Zinc ash and residues including zinc alloy residues in dispersible form

16

Spent cleared metal catalyst containing zinc

17

Lead acid battery plates and other lead scrap/ashes/residues not covered under Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001.

 

[*Battery scrap, namely: Lead battery plates covered by ISRI, Code word “Rails” Battery lugs covered by ISRI, Code word “Rakes”. Scrap drained/dry while intact, lead batteries covered by ISRI, Code word “Rains”.]

18

Components of waste Electrical and electronic assembles comprising accumulators and other batteries included on list A, mercury switches activated glass cullets from cathodc-ray tubes and other activated glass and PCB-capacitors, or any other component contaminated with schedule 2 constituents (e.g. cadmium, mercury lead, polychlorinated biphenyl) to an extent that they exhibit hazard characteristic indicated in part C of this schedule.

19

Paint and ink Sludge/residues

20

Used Oil and Waste Oil as per the specifications prescribed from time to time

Schedule - V

[See rule 3 (ze) and (zf)]

PART A

Specification of oil suitable for reprocessing/ recycling

SNo.

Parameter

Maximum permissible Limits

(1)

(2)

(3)

1.

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

<2ppm

2.

Lead

100 ppm

3.

Arsenic

5ppm

4.

Cadmium+Chromium+Nikel

500 ppm

5.

Polyaromatic hydrocarbons(PAH)

6%

PART B

Specifications of fucl derived from Waste Oil

S.No.

Parameter

Maximum Permissible Limits

(1)

(2)

(3)

1.

Sediment

0.25%

2.

Lead

100ppm

3.

Arsenic

5ppm

4.

Cadmium+Chromium+nickel

500ppm

5.

Polyaromatic hydrocarbons(PAH)

6%

6.

Total halogens

4000ppm

7.

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

<2ppm*

8.

Sulfur

4.5%

9.

Water Content

1%

The detection limit is 2 ppm by Gas Liquid Chromatography (GLC) using Election Capture detector (ECD)

Schedule VI

[See rule 13(4)]

Hazardous Wastes Prohibited for Import and Export

SNo.

Basel No.

Description of Hazardous Wastes

1.

A 1010

Mercury bearing wastes

2.

A 1030

Waste having Mercury: Mercury Compounds as constituents or contaminants

3.

A 1010

Beryllium bearing wastes

4.

A 1020

Waste having Beryllium: Beryllium Compound as constituents or contaminants

5.

A 1010

Arsenic bearing wastes

6.

A 1030

Waste having Arsenic: Arsenic compounds as contituents or contaminants

7.

A 1010

Selenium bearing wastes

8.

A 1020

Waste having Selenium; Selenium Compounds as constituents or contaminants

9.

A 1010

Thallium bearing wastes

10.

A 1030

Waste having Thallium; Thallium Compounds as constituents or contaminants

11.

A 1040

Hexavalent Chromium Compounds bearing wastes

12.

A 1140

Wastes Cupric Chloride and Copper Cyanide Catalysts bearing wastes

13.

A 1190

Waste metal cable coated or indulated with plastics containing or contaminated coal tar, PCB” lead, cadmium, other organohalogen compounds or other constituents as mentioned in Schedule 2 to the exlent of concentration limits specified therein.

14.

A 2040

Waste inorganic fluorine compounds in the form of liquid or sludge but excluding calcium fluoride sludge.

15.

A 2040

Waste gypsum arising from chemical industry processes if it contains any of the constituents mentioned in Schedule 2 to the extent of concentration limits specified therein

16.

A 2050

Waste Asbestos (Dust and Fibres)

17.

A 3030

Waste that consist of or are contaminated with lcaded anti knock compound sludge or leaded petrol (gasoline) sludge.

18.

A 3040

Waste Thermal (heat transfer) fluids.

19.

A 3060

Waste Nitrocellulose.

20.

A 3090

Waste leather dust, ash, sludge or flours when containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides.

21.

A 3100

Waste paring and other wastes of leather composition leather not suitable for the manufacturer of leather articles, containing hexavalent chromium compounds and biocides.

22.

A 3110

Fellmongery wates containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides or infectious substanccs.

23.

A 3150

Halogenated organic solvents.

24.

A 3180

Waste substances and articles containing, consisting of or contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and/ or polychlorinated biphenyls terphenyls, (PCT) and/or polychlorinated nephthalenes (PCN) and/ or polybrominated biphyenyles (PBB) or any other polybrominated analogucs of these compounds.

25.

A 3190

Waste tarry residues (excluding asphalt cements) arising from refining, distillation and pyrolitic treatment of organic materials)

26.

A 4020

Clinical and related wastes; that is wastes arising from medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, or similar practices and wastes generated in hospital or other facilities during the investigation or treatment of patients, or research projects.

27.

A 4030

Waste from the production, formulation and use of biocides and phyto-pharmaceuticals, including waste pesticides and hebicides which are off-specification, out-dated, and/or unfit for their originally intended use.

28.

A 4050

Waste that contain, consist of, or are contaminated with any of the following; Inorganic cyanides, excepting precious metal bearing residues in solid form containing traces of inorganic cyanides. Organic cyanides.

29.

A 4060

Waste oil/water, hydrocarbons/water mixtures, emulsions

30.

A 4110

Wastes that contain, consist of or are contaminated with any of the following:

 

 

- Any congenor of polychlorinated dibenzofuran

 

 

-Any congenor of polychlorinated dibenzo-dioxin.