Draft Environment (Protection) (Amendment) Rules, 2022

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, (MoEFCC) on November 10, 2022, issued a notification to further amend The Environment (Protection) rules 1986. This will come into effect after one year from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. The following has been amended namely: In the Environment (Protection) Rules 1986, Schedule I states the "standards for the emission or discharge of environmental pollutants" the serial number 55 relating to Common Effluent shall be substituted as namely: Treatment Plants: B. Treated Effluent Quality Standards of Common Effluent Treatment Plant: (i) The terminology the for general quality parameter “Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)3, 27°C”, (Concentration in mg/l), shall be substituted by the terminology “Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)3, 270C”. (ii) The general quality parameter “Fixed Dissolved Solids, FDS, (Concentration in mg/l), shall be substituted by the “Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)” (iii) The specific quality parameter “Trivalent Chromium”, shall be substituted by “Total Chromium”.