MoEF Guidelines for Petcoke Quota Allocation

No. Q-18011/54/2018-CPA - Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change -  (CP Division) - Office Memorandum dated 10 September 2018

Subject:  W.P. (C) No. 13029 of 1985 in the matter of M.C. Mehta Vs. Union of India & Ors. before the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India.

GUIDELINES FOR REGULATION AND MONITORING OF IMPORTED PETCOKE IN INDIA

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), the Central Government hereby issues the following Guidelines for Regulation and Monitoring of Imported Petcoke in India, namely: -

1. Guidelines for Regulation and Monitoring of Imported Petcoke in India: -

As per notification of Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) dated 17.8.2018, Import of Petcoke for use as fuel is prohibited. However, import of Petcoke is allowed for the following industries namely, cement, lime kiln, calcium carbide and gasification for use as feedstock or in the manufacturing process only on actual user basis as per the conditions stipulated below:

(1)    Petcoke importing industries namely, cement, lime kiln, calcium carbide and gasification shall obtain the consent of and registration with the concerned State Pollution Control Boards (SPCB)/ Pollution Control Committees (PCC).

(2)    Consent issued by the concerned SPCB/ PCC shall clearly specify the quantity permitted for import and its use on a per month and per annum basis.

(3)    Only registered industrial units with valid consent from SPCBs/PCCs as per clause (1) shall be permitted to directly import pet coke and consignment shall be in the name of user industrial units for their own use only.

(4)    Import of pet coke for the purpose of trading shall not be permitted.

(5)    Authorised importers of Petcoke shall furnish opening and closing stock of imported Petcoke to the concerned SPCB/ PCC on a quarterly basis.

(6)    The SPCBs/ PCCs shall develop an electronic record system for uploading of consents, registration and record of use of imported Petcoke by industrial units, as mentioned above and the said Boards/ Committees shall share this data with the Central Pollution Control Board on a quarterly basis. This data shall be published on the Central Pollution Control Board website on receipt from the SPCB/ PCC.

These Guidelines shall come into force from the date of publication of Office Memorandum by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

2.  This issues witl1 the approval of Competent Authority.