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Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2017 (Discharge Standard for Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs))

Ministry of Environment,Forest and Climate Change issued notification vide GSR.1265(E ) dated 13th October 2017 to amend the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, namely:-

These rules may be called the Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2017.

They shall come into force on the date of their final publication in the Official Gazette.

In the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, in Schedule-I, after serial number 104 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely:-

PCB : Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules 2017

Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2017 (Discharge Standard for Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs))

Ministry of Environment,Forest and Climate Change issued notification vide GSR.1265(E ) dated 13th October 2017 to amend the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, namely:-

These rules may be called the Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2017.

They shall come into force on the date of their final publication in the Official Gazette.

In the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, in Schedule-I, after serial number 104 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely:-

Sl No Industry Parameter Standard
“5B. Thermal Power Plant
(water consumption limit) using sea water
Water
consumption
Items I to III in column 4 in serial number 5A above shall not be applicable to the Thermal Power Plants using sea water”;

Note :

 

(i) All values in mg/l except for pH and Fecal Coliform.

(ii) These standards shall be applicable for discharge into water bodies as well as for land disposal/applications.

(iii) The standards for Fecal Coliform shall not apply in respect of use of treated effluent for industrial purposes.

(iv) These Standards shall apply to all STPs to be commissioned on or after the 1st June, 2019 and the old/existing STPs shall achieve these standards within a period of five years from date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette.

(v) In case of discharge of treated effluent into sea, it shall be through proper marine outfall and the existing shore discharge shall be converted to marine outfalls, and in cases where the marine outfall provides a minimum initial dilution of 150 times at the point of discharge and a minimum dilution of 1500 times at a point 100 meters away from discharge point, then, the existing norms shall apply as specified in the general discharge standards.

(vi) Reuse/Recycling of treated effluent shall be encouraged and in cases where part of the treated effluent is reused and recycled involving possibility of human contact, standards as specified above shall apply.

 

(vii) Central Pollution Control Board/State Pollution Control Boards/Pollution Control Committees may issue more stringent norms taking account to local condition under section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986”.

Note : The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3,Sub-section (i) vide number S.O. 844 (E), dated the 19th November, 1986 and subsequently amended vide the following notifications, namely:—

S.O. 433 (E), dated the 18th April 1987; G.S.R. 176(E) dated the 2nd April, 1996; G.S.R. 97 (E), dated the 18th February, 2009; G.S.R. 149 (E), dated the 4th March , 2009; G.S.R. 543(E), dated the 22nd July,2009; G.S.R. 739 (E), dated the 9th September, 2010; G.S.R. 809(E), dated the 4th October, 2010, G.S.R. II (ii) 5 215 (E), dated the 15th March, 2011; G.S.R. 221(E), dated the 18th March, 2011; G.S.R. 354 (E), dated the 2nd May, 2011; G.S.R. 424 (E), dated the 1st June, 2011; G.S.R. 446 (E), dated the 13th June, 2011; G.S.R. 152 (E), dated the 16th March, 2012; G.S.R. 266(E), dated the 30th March, 2012; and G.S.R. 277 (E), dated the 31st March, 2012; and G.S.R. 820(E), dated the 9th November, 2012; G.S.R. 176 (E), dated the 18th March, 2013; G.S.R. 535(E), dated the 7th August, 2013; G.S.R. 771(E), dated the 11th December, 2013; G.S.R. 2(E), dated the 2nd January, 2014; G.S.R. 229 (E), dated the 28th March, 2014; G.S.R. 232(E), dated the 31st March, 2014; G.S.R. 325(E), dated the 7th May, 2014; G.S.R. 612, (E), dated the 25th August 2014; G.S.R. 789(E), dated the 11th November 2014; S.O. 3305(E), dated the 7th December, 2015; S.O.4(E), dated the 1st January 2016; G.S.R. 35(E), dated the 14th January 2016; G.S.R. 281 (E), dated the 7th March, 2016; G.S.R. 496(E), dated the 9th May, 2016; G.S.R.497(E), dated the 10th May, 2016; G.S.R.978(E), dated the 10thOctober, 2016; and lastly amended vide notification G.S.R. 1016(E), dated the 28th October, 2016.

Source: MoEF

 

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