EPR Registration for Producer and Importer
The E.P.R. Authorization is a responsibility vested with producers/importers to properly dispose or recycle post-consumer E-waste as per the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. E.P.R. stands for "Extended Producer Responsibility" is an environmental & economic approach to administering the product's lifecycle.
It encompasses the prevention, proper disposal & systematic recycling. Primarily there are three categories of authorization, viz
It is important to note that the manufacturing authorization is most cumbersome to secure as it seeks ample infrastructure and training investment. The E.P.R. certification is a legal compulsion for Indian or overseas manufacturers or importers of electronic items for E-waste management.
Why Government introduced E.P.R. Authorization?
With the soaring increase in e-waste, G.O.I. has examined the prevailing policy options & concluded that entrusting manufacturers and importers with responsibility could be the best way to combat such a situation.
In general, Extended Producer Responsibility refers to a policy-based approach under which manufacturers are vested with responsibility for seamless treatment or disposal of post-consumer products.
In a nutshell, E.P.R. seeks to ensure;
Two categories of electrical and electronic equipment namely:
An Overview of E-Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011
Potential benefits offered by EPR registration
The EPR registration holders access the following benefits;
How to apply for EPR Authorization?
Key Documents required for the EPR Authorization
Casting light on the role of Extended Producer Responsibility Plan*
Extended Producer Responsibility Plan (E.P.R.- Plan) E.P.R. Plan generally serves as an implementation plan of the producer related to accumulation, processing, and channelization of e-waste produced at the facility.
The EPR plan seeks to;
The manufacturers have the right to revise their EPR plan on a timely basis with the information to the concerned authority, i.e. CPCB. In such scenarios, the E.P.R. authorization seeks amendment.
Post-registration Obligations for the License Holder
In the purview of E-waste (management) Rules, 2016, CPCB seeks license holders to comply with the following requirements;
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As it is obvious from the above, the EPR authorization seeks ample paperwork and perhaps some degree of field-based knowledge considering the corpus of compliances present.
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Frequently Asked Questions
E.P.R. is an abbreviated term of an Extended Producer's Responsibility. E.P.R. certificate acts as a mandatory legal consent for Indian Manufacturer / Importer for E-waste management. E.P.R. authorization is accorded by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
Common documents required for E.P.R. registration includes I.E.C. certificate, E.P.R. Plan, copy of agreements, and P.A.N. Card.
E-waste (Management) rules, 2016.
Central Pollution Control Board.
Indeed, BIS registration is one of the fundamental documents required for filing forms related to E.P.R. authorization.
RoHS stands for "Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances" directive pertaining to the usage of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. It was introduced by the European parliament, and it aims to curtail the excessive use of hazardous substances in electronic products through the inculcation of various guidelines.
With extended producer responsibility, the good maker finances the cost of product disposal and recycles. This might take the form of physically accumulating the products at the end of their service life.
As per E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016, an applicant seeking to obtain EPR registration needs to apply in the prescribed form known as Form 1.
EPR Plan that serves as a management framework for a producer to administer e-waste effectively and seamlessly.
Form 3 is a standard form that is use to file an annual return with CPCB
Under such a situation, the concerned authority may cancel the registration.