In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 6, 8 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), and in supersession of the Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2008, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Government notified the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 vide Notification No. 2016G.S.R No. 395 (E) dated 4th April 2016. The rules are notified to ensure safe handling , generation, processing, treatment, package, storgae, transportation, use reprocessing, collection, conversion, and offering for sale, destruction and disposal of Hazardous Waste.
The Rules lay down corresponding duties of various authorities such as MoEF, CPCB, State/UT Govts., SPCBs/PCCs, DGFT, Port Authority and Custom Authority while State Pollution Control Boards/ Pollution Control Committees have been designated with wider responsibilites touching across almost every aspect of Hazardous wastes generation, handing and their disposal.

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