E-Waste (Management) Amendment Rules, 2023

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), has issued the E-Waste (Management) Amendment Rules, 2023. These Amendment Rules were issued on 30th January, 2023. These Amendment Rules seek to amend the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022. Every producer shall provide the detailed information on the constituents of the equipment and their components or consumables or parts or spares along with a declaration of conformance to the reduction of hazardous substances provisions as and when required by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Prior to the present amendment, this detailed information had to be included in the product user documentation. This requirement is now dispensed with and the produced will have to provide this information as and when the CPCB requests for it. Additionally, the amendment also adds two substances to the exemptions listed in Schedule II of the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022 as follows: Cadmium and lead in Solar panels/cells, solar Photovoltaic panels/cells/modules; Lead in Medical Devices (with the exception of all implanted and infected products).