Amendments in the flyash utilisation notification

The Government of India, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) and clause (v) of sub-section (2) of section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986) read with clause (d) of sub-rule (3) of rule (5) of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, issued a notification published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, sub-section (ii) vide S.O.5481(E), dated the 31st December, 2021 (herein after referred to as the ash utilisation notification); Rquests have been received from Ministry of Power, thermal power plants and various stakeholders regarding implementation of provisions of the ash utilisation notification. It is expedient to make amendments to certain provisions of the said notification to have smooth transitioning in implementation of the ash utilisation notification. Provided also that new thermal power plants commissioned on or after the date of publication of this notification shall follow the first compliance cycle similar to the compliance cycle specified for thermal power plants having utilisation per cent. less than 60 per cent. as specified in the table.