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Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Audit) Regulations, 2008



1.    With a view to promoting a clean and green environment and mitigating the associated adverse health and environmental impacts from industrial waste, the Ministry of Environment and NDU has issued, under section 48 of the Environment Protection Act, the Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Audit) Regulations, 2008, as per GN No. 255of 2008. These regulations shall come into operation on 01 April 2009. 

  1. Under these regulations, any industrial activity listed in the First Schedule will have to fill in an Industrial Waste Audit (IWA) Form and submit it to the Director of Environment within a period of 3 months. The IWA Form requests for general information on the activity and specific ones relating to the various environmental aspects of the activity.
  1. Upon receipt of the IWA Form, the Director may request the person carrying out the activity to submit an IWA Report within 6 months and to develop an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) within a period of 9 months and implement the EMP after it has been approved by the Director.
  1. The EMP shall contain, inter-alia, statement by top management on its environmental policy and commitment, a description of the objectives and targets, the structure put in place to implement it and a description of how the organisation addresses all the environmental issues such as air pollution, water pollution, solid wastes (hazardous and non-hazardous), noise as well as the record-keeping system put in place. 
  2. Failure to comply with the regulations shall constitute an offence and the offender shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding 50,000 rupees.

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Last Updated:10 September 2008
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