Public Notice For Hazardous Waste

Guidelines for Transportation of Hazardous Waste

U.P. Pollution Control Board
PICUP Bhawan, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

Public Notice

Vide this Public Notice, the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board brings upon the attention of all the Hazardous waste generating industries in the Sate of Uttar Pradesh as covered in Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 of the Hazardous Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 1989 ( amended 2000, 2003), the following issues for compliance. The Hon'ble Supreme Court is also considering the compliance in W.P. No. 657 of 1995 (Research Foundation for Science Technology National Resources Policy Vs. Union of India and others) in which, amongst others, the Hon'ble Supreme Court has also directed that units which are operating without any authorisation or in violation of conditions of authorisation issued by the Pollution Control Board as above shall be closed by the Board forthwith.

  1. All industries/units involved in the handling of hazardous chemicals and generating hazardous wastes will ensure to display on line data outside the main factory gate with regard to quantity and nature of hazardous chemicals being handled in the plant, including waste water and air emissions and solid hazardous wastes generated within factory premises. If such data is not displayed, the appropriate legal action including closure may be initiated.
  2. All units generating hazardous wastes shall send details of specific locations and permissions obtained if any for dumping sites being used by them.
  3. All units transporting hazardous wastes will do so in accordance to the guidelines for transportation of Hazardous wastes as per rule 7 of the Hazardous Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 1989 ( amended 2000, 2003). Document no. HAZWAMS/23/2003 in this regards has been issued by the Central Pollution Control Board and is available on the web site of the U.P. Pollution Control Board at
  4. The criteria for hazardous waste land-fill sites published by Central Pollution Control Board in February, 2001 and the manual for design, construction and quality control of liners and covers for hazardous waste land fills published in December, 2002 as provided in Rule 8-A of Hazardous Waste (Management and Handling) Rules in respect of design and setting up of disposal facilities shall be strictly followed.
  5. It shall be ensured that hazardous wastes are not discharged without a proper authorisation and in no case in open dumps or in illegal dumping site.
    Now, therefore, in exercise of powers conferred to the Member-Secretary, U.P. Pollution Control Board, the undersigned directs all concerned to immediately comply with the aforesaid stipulations and the other provisions of the Hazardous Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 1989 ( amended 2000, 2003) and the Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous chemicals rules 1989 (as amended) and submit a compliance report within 15 days of this public notice to the U.P. Pollution Control Board, failing which the unit will be liable for legal action under the provisions of the above rules read in conjunction with the E.P. Act 1986.