Battery ( M & H) Rules,(Amendment) 2010

Obligation on the part of entrepreneur under the Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001

The Batteries (Management & Handling) Rules, 2001 apply to every manufacturer, importer, re-conditioner, assembler, dealer, recycler, auctioneer, consumer and bulk consumer involved in manufacture, processing, sale, purchase and use of batteries or components thereof.

Responsibilities of manufacturer, importer, assembler and re-conditioner:

It is the responsibility of a manufacturer, importer, assembler and re-conditioner-

Registration of Importers:

  Responsibility of dealers
 Responsibilities of recycler:

 Each recycler shall -

Procedure for registration/renewal of registration of recyclers:

Every recycler of used lead acid battery shall make an application in Form-VI along with the following documents to the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests or any officer designated by the Ministry or an agency designated by it for grant of registration or renewal;

The Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests or any officer designated by the Ministry or an agency designated by it shall grant registration to the recycler after ensuring that the recyclers posses appropriate facilities, technical capabilities, and equipment to recycle used batteries and dispose of hazardous waste generated;

The registration granted under this rule shall be in force for a period of two years from the date of issue or from the date of renewal unless suspended or cancelled earlier;

Responsibilities of consumer or bulk consumer:

Responsibilities of auctioneer:

The auctioneer is responsible to-

The prescribed authority for ensuring compliance of the provisions of these rules is the State Board (Punjab Pollution Control Board). And, it shall file an annual compliance status report to the Central Pollution Control Board by 30th April of every year

Batteries (M & H) Rules, 2001